Checking Appliance Dimensions
Getting Appliances that Fit Your Space
Measure Twice – Install Once
When buying new appliances it’s a good idea to double check dimensions and openings. Width, height, and depth are just the beginning. Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center (UAKC) can help you get appliances that fit in your space.
Here are a few tips to get started:
In the case of a refrigerator, consider also how much clearance you will need for air circulation. Will the doors open fully without banging into a wall or cabinet? Even if the refrigerator door will open 90 degrees with an adjacent wall, make certain the refrigerator door swings out wide enough to enable you to open the crisper drawers.
Some 72″ tall counter depth refrigerators could have a clearance issue with upper cabinets. Not only does the refrigerator case need to slide in the space, but the hinges need to clear if the upper cabinets extend forward to the front of the refrigerator
In tight spaces, avoid putting dishwashers with handles near a corner. You’ll quickly find that adjacent cabinet drawers cannot open because they are blocked by the dishwasher handle. The same problem could occur with other appliances so make sure that there is sufficient clearance when appliance doors and cabinet doors open into each.
Ranges and cooktops should not be placed at the end of a cabinet run. Placing cooking surfaces against an adjacent wall is a fire hazard. A wall oven next to a refrigerator is not only bad design, but it may be contrary to manufacturer instructions and void your warranty.
The sales associates at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center (UAKC) are helpful and knowledgable. When you’re ready to buy bring in your dimensions and a rough layout of where your appliances fit, a photo might also be a good idea. They’ll do their best to make sure that you get appliances that will look great AND work for you.
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