How Do You Measure A Double Wall Oven
They say that the kitchen is the heart of every home. Whether cooking pancakes for breakfast - or preparing a big meal on holiday with your family, a kitchen truly is the epicenter of a home - A space of nostalgia. It's no wonder why many people invest in a reliable kitchen appliance. A double wall oven is one great investment you can add to your kitchen. In this article, let's talk about how do you measure a double wall oven.
Let's Take The Measurement - Step By Step Guide
If you are looking to investing a double wall oven or maybe you're deciding to invest in a new oven - there are a few things you might want to consider first before purchasing it. Having a wall oven requires more information than just worrying about its functionalities. Buying it means that you're going to have to worry if it's going to fit your kitchen, or you might end up re-designing your space, causing you to invest more money. Knowing the measurements of your double wall oven is as important as choosing it for its purpose and design. Here's how do you measure a double wall oven.
Tools you need:
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Tape measure
- Replacement tip sheet
- Masking tape
Step 1 - Switch off the breaker.
Before you start, go to the main circuit box of your home. Locate where your double wall oven breaker is and switch off that breaker. Place tape on the breakers' switch to make sure that no one will turn it on. Know what amperage your oven is and take note of it on a piece of paper. Even though the oven does not operate, it is still vital to turn it off on your main circuit box.
Note: Since you are dealing with electricity, you might want to double-check if the oven's power is turned off by switching on the oven. If you have a non-contact voltage tester, use it to ensure that your oven's power is off.
Step 2 - Remove the oven door and remove all screws.
Locate all the screws that mount the wall oven to the wall, and remove it. Make sure to store all your screws in a small bin or plastic and keep it in a safe place or dispose of it properly. You might end up stepping on one if you don't dispose of it properly.
Step 3 - Remove the wall oven.
After making sure that the wall oven is not mounted on the wall, slowly slide it out. Since the wall oven is a heavy appliance, ask a couple of your friends to assist you in removing the oven. Hold firmly at the side of the wall oven, and slowly pull it out from the wall cabinet. Once you have access to space or wall opening, have someone hold onto the oven to avoid it from accidentally falling. Set aside and secure using an electrical any wires inside the wall opening after the oven is removed.
Note: Place the tape on the floor to mark where the front of the oven starts. It will help you later when you measure the depth of the oven.
Step 4 - Measure the wall.
Use a tape measure and measure the wall opening. Write down the measurement while measuring the width of the wall from right to left. Measure both the top and bottom width of the wall opening. Then measure the height of the open space from top to base. And lastly, measure the depth of the opening from back to front. Use the mark you placed before removing the oven. Keep all measurements in a notepad and bring it with you when you purchase a new double wall oven.
Note: Stick a note of all measurements into the wall as well. It can be handy as well when installing a new double wall oven.
Step 5 - Secure the wall cabinet.
Before you put back your oven, check the base to ensure it is level and capable of supporting an oven unit. An unlevel cabinet base can make the oven glides slide out when you open the cabinet door. Clear the floor of any debris and dirt - small debris or screw may damage your floor when you put back your oven.
Step 6 - Reinstall your oven.
After clearing the open space where your oven will be, slide the oven back in the wall. Ask someone to assist you in securing the wires and putting back the oven. Replace the mounting screws to secure your oven to the wall. Switch on the ovens' breaker or leave it off if you won't use it anymore.
Now that you have the measurement of your double wall oven, you can purchase a new one. Be sure to bring your measurement notes when you choose and buy a new double wall oven.