With a lot of countertops, appliances, and other furniture in your kitchen, you can’t help but wonder how the hell you can save space in this frequently used area of the house. Well, there are many ways. Some will involve renovating the countertops and adding more shelves and cabinets higher up on the walls. However, one great way to save a lot of space in your kitchen is to simply install an oven into the wall. Yes, ovens can be rather big and can really take up a lot of space. If your kitchen is small, then you may want to consider using a wall oven instead of the conventional standing types. The only problem, of course, would be installing it. Technically, provided that you have a cabinet ready for the oven with the appropriate opening big enough for it, the installation steps are quite manageable. With that in mind, here are the steps detailed for you to follow.
- Check that you have everything required. Wall ovens can’t really be mounted on the wall. The truth is that wall ovens require a cabinet built into the wall with the right opening for the oven to fit through. The cabinet provides the support needed to carry the load of the oven. Furthermore, the power supply line as well as the gas line must be set in place with the appropriate adaptors. That said make sure to check the particular wall oven you plan to purchase and see if you have everything it requires for installation.
- Disassemble the oven. To proceed with the installation, you will need to disassemble the oven until only the chassis remains. That means removing the oven door, all the racks inside, the grills, and anything inside. Also, make sure that the oven is free from the packaging. Once that is done, you can proceed with the next steps.
- Connect the supply lines. Before inserting the oven into the cabinet, you will want to run the supply lines for electricity and gas into the cabinet and connect these lines to the oven at the rear. For this part, refer to the instructions that came with your oven. Make sure that you have the necessary adaptors for these connections. Make sure that the connections don’t mold out of place when you slide the oven into the opening of the cabinet.
- Slide the oven in. With the power and gas connections already installed, slide the oven into the opening with care. Again, pay close attention to the supply lines and make sure they do not bend out of place. You will want the supply lines kind of straight for an even flow, especially with regards to the gas line.
Once the oven is in place and properly leveled, proceed to reassembling the oven. Install the racks, grills, knobs, and finally, the door. Once that is done, do a gas leak test by opening the gas supply and smelling for leaks. If there is none, turn the oven on and test if it heats up. If you want, you can cook your first meal as a test run.