Finding a cooktop or oven that fits your cutout
Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center is Headquarters for Built-In Appliances
If you're remodeling an older home, and using existing countertops and cabinets, you may encounter difficulty finding just the right size cooktop or wall oven to replace the existing appliance. In Southern California there are many nice homes in mature neighborhoods that could use an appliance update. However, in some cases there are some older appliances that need replacing, but may take a bit of work finding replacement models that fit. Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center (UAKC) can help. Here are some suggestions for odd sized ovens and cookotps.
Gas Double Wall Ovens
24″ wide double gas ovens are common in some neighborhoods. While 24″ cutouts are not used much in new construction these days, it does appear that both Maytag and Frigidaire still make 24″ double gas wall ovens. First measure your existing appliance dimensions. Then check with the folks at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center (UAKC) to review your options.
Believe it or not, there were some 30″ wall ovens that required a 33″ cabinet. If you are replacing one of these wall ovens, you may find that another 30″ wall oven will be too small for the cutout. In this case, you'd need a filler or trim kit of some kind.
Speaking of trim kits, Micro-Trim makes trim kits specifically for ovens, microwave ovens, and cooktops. They may prove to be indispensable if you can't find just the right size appliance to fit your existing cabinet or countertop.
There are also some cooktops of odd widths and depths that may be a challenge. Common cooktop cutout widths are 30″ or 36″. However, there are some 45″ cooktops from days past still on the market and not many brands have cooktops that fit that cutout dimension.
Here's a link to a previous blog of ours that shows which brands are available in gas, electric and downdraft to fit these configurations.
As always, call or visit the professionals at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center for help with your specific situation.
Two locations to serve you – Calabasas and Studio City:
All Major Appliances
12050 Ventura Blvd.
26767 Aguora Rd.
Mon-Sat. 9 AM to 6 PM
Sun 11 AM to 6 PM