Guide to oven sizes in UK

Your Guide to Oven Sizes

Like any other major cooking tool in the kitchen, your oven will take up a fixed amount of space. Whilst the exact measurements can vary according to the model of oven that is being used, it’s generally agreed that there are different types of dimensions and oven sizes.

Knowing how all of these different sizes work is vital for getting the best results, so let’s take a look at the traditional dimensions that are measured for ovens in the UK. Repair Aid is more than happy to help diagnose any problem that your oven might have, and help you fix it.

How Oven Sizes Work

standard units of measurement

Okay, let’s take a look at the standard units of measurement that we use for calculating oven dimensions.

First of all, we use width. The width of a standard oven is 60cm. However, some ovens start at 50cm and go up to 60cm. These are generally ovens that are built into a surface.

Second of all, we use depth. This is how deep the oven is, and standard practice for oven depths is anywhere from 55 to 65cm.

Finally, we use height. The standard height of an oven is 60cm if it is a single. A double oven can go up to 90cm in height. The built-under oven, as in one built under a cabinet or worktop, will go up to 75cm maximum.

The Complicated Stuff

single oven with 4 shelves

It’s probably important to know that even if you do purchase an oven with the exact dimensions as your current model, you might not get the same space for cooking.

Let’s take a look at an example. Your basic single oven can have an interior capacity that can range from anywhere between 40 L and 115 L. A double oven that’s been built in could have an internal capacity ranging from 85 L to 135 L. It’s all relative, and things do have different capacities depending on their model and make.

Further complicating the situation is the fact that the litres an oven can hold doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about cooking space. In a lot of cases, you need to know about things like shelves, because this will have an impact on things. Given that a single oven can actually have up to 4 shelves, space can get very difficult to define.

Final Thoughts

So, ultimately, it’s important to acknowledge that there are many different things to think about when looking at oven sizes. Ovens can be very diverse in terms of what kind of capacity you actually get, so you need to take a look at the exact measurements in order to work it out. Each different model and make for your oven will have a different capacity and different shelving ability, so it’s important to know what is on offer before you make a purchase. This involves doing the right amount of research in order to get as much information as possible.

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