Thursday, July 28, 2011

Installing an electric oven and cook top.

Replacing an electric Range with a cook top and an oven

Here is a remolded kitchen where the client went with a two piece electric cook top and wall oven instead of a one piece range. The two piece system gave the client a few inches of extra counter space and keeps crumbs from falling between the range and the counter.  The drop in stove top is a great option when working with a granite counter top.

The wiring needed to be changed to work the two new kitchen appliances. The older range worked off of one 50 amp circuit. The cook top needs a 40 amp direct ling and the oven need a 30 amp direct line. We were able to reuse the 50 amp line to power the cook top. The range outlet was removed and directly wired into the whip coming out of the cook top. A new line was added to the power the in the wall oven. 

The cook top lifts up off of the counter to expose where the connection are made.  This makes the connections for both the oven and the stove top easily serviceable. Kitchen appliances use high voltage and we don't recommend this as a do it yourself project. It is also something that you do not want to have done by a handy man. These appliances are designed to have two circuits. They cannot both be wired to the old range line even though both of these components were in you old range. The internal wiring of individual appliances are not size for that application.

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