Standard Wall Oven Dimensions (with Drawings)
Ovens are arguably one of the most essential appliances in a home. Each oven operates differently, so it’s important to find the right fit for your home. Use this as a guide to discover which type of wall oven is best for you.
Standard wall ovens are 24, 27, and 30 inches wide, with the depth and height similar regardless of the width. Wall ovens are 27 to 29 inches tall and 22 to 24 inches deep (27 inches including handles and doors).
What Is the Standard Size Wall Oven?
Standard size wall ovens are 24, 27, and 30 inches wide and fit within most standard cabinets. Each size is 27 to 29 inches high and 22 to 24 inches deep. When you include handles and doors, the depth is 27 inches at the deepest point.
These dimensions reflect the size of the cutout for the wall oven. Wall ovens are slightly smaller than the cutouts they go inside. Of course, individual models will range in size.
Standard size 24-inch wall ovens have a capacity of 2 to 3.5 cubic feet. A 27 or 30-inch wall oven has a capacity of 4 to 5 cubic feet.
Single Wall Oven Cutout Dimensions
24-Inch Wall Oven Cutouts
24-inch wall oven cutouts have a height that ranges from 27 ½ inches to 27 ¾ inches tall. More compact wall oven models can require as little as 23 ¼ inches height clearance.
24-inch wall oven cutouts have a width of 22 1/16 inches to 22 ⅝ inches wide. The cutout depth, excluding frames and handles, is 22 ¼ inches to 23 ½ inches.
27-Inch Wall Oven Cutouts
A 27-inch wall oven cutout has a height of 27 ⅝ inches to 28 inches tall. The cutout width is 25 ¼ inches to 25 ½ inches. The depth, excluding door frames and handles, is 23 ½ inches to 24 inches.
30-Inch Wall Oven Cutouts
A 30-inch wall oven cutout has a height of 27 ¼ inches to 28 inches tall. The cutout width is 28 ½ to 28 ⅝ inches. The depth, excluding door frames and handles, is 23 ½ inches to 24 inches.
What Is the Standard Size of a Double Wall Oven?
Standard size double wall ovens are available in the same widths as standard 24, 27, and 30-inch wall ovens. However, a double wall oven differs from a standard wall oven because it has a height of about 50 inches.
Double Wall Oven Cutout Dimensions
24-Inch Double Wall Oven Cutouts
A 24-inch double wall oven cutout has a height of 49 ¾ inches. The double wall oven cutout has a width of 22 1/16 inches to 22 ⅝ inches wide. The cutout depth, excluding frames and handles, is 22 ¼ inches to 23 ½ inches.
27-Inch Double Wall Oven Cutouts
A 27-inch double wall oven cutout has a height of 50 ¼ inches. The width ranges from 25 ¼ inches to 25 ½ inches. The depth, excluding door frames and handles, ranges from 23 ½ inches to 24 inches.
30-Inch Double Wall Oven Cutouts
A 30-inch double wall oven cutout ranges from 50 ¼ inches tall to 51 13/16 inches tall. The cutout width ranges from 28 ½ to 28 ⅝ inches. The depth, excluding door frames and handles, ranges from 23 ½ inches to 24 inches.
What Are the Standard Size Dimensions for a Wall Oven Microwave Combo?
Like wall ovens and double wall ovens, wall oven microwave combos have the same standard widths, 24, 27, and 30 inches. The design of wall oven microwave combos typically calls for you to install them in standard-size cabinets.
Standard-size cabinets have a depth of 22 to 24 inches or 27 inches including handles and doors. Standard-size cabinets typically have a height between 40 to 44 inches, depending on the oven microwave combo capacity.
Wall Oven Microwave Combo Cutout Dimensions
As mentioned before, typical widths and depths for oven microwave combo cutouts are the same as single or double wall ovens. The height required for an oven microwave combo cutout varies depending on the capacity of the oven and microwave.
27-Inch Wall Oven Microwave Combo Cutouts
The 27-inch wall oven microwave combo has a height that ranges from 41 ⅛ inches to 41 5/16 inches. The cutout width ranges from 25 ¼ inches to 25 ½ inches. The cutout depth, excluding door frames and handles, ranges from 23 ½ inches to 24 inches.
30-Inch Wall Oven Microwave Combo Cutouts
The 30-inch wall oven microwave combo cutout has a height that ranges from 41 5/16 inches to 43 7/16 inches. The cutout width ranges from 28 ½ to 28 ⅝ inches. The depth, excluding door frames and handles, ranges from 23 ½ inches to 24 inches.
How to Measure for a Wall Oven
If you want to replace your current wall oven, you will have to measure the cutout width, height, and depth. In doing so, you may find that your cabinets are not the correct fit for the new model. If you have several options to choose from, keep in mind that a tighter fit is the best option.
Follow the steps below to measure for the wall oven. You’ll just need a tape measure and a way to record your measurements.
Step 1: Measure the Cabinet Width
Use a tape measure to measure the width from the left inside cabinet edge to the right inside cabinet edge. Make a note of the measurement.
Step 2: Measure the Cabinet Depth
Measure the distance from the back of the opening to the front of your cabinet cutout. Remember that oven doors and handles will protrude out a few inches past the cabinet. Record the measurement.
Step 3: Measure the Cabinet Height
Measure the distance between the top of the cabinet opening to the bottom of the cabinet opening. Note the measurement.
Step 4: Measure the Oven Door Clearance
Finally, measure the door clearance. An open oven door will add roughly 24 inches to the overall depth. You should have 42 to 48 inches of clearance in front of your wall oven to comfortably load and unload dishes.
If you have an island across from your wall oven or a galley kitchen, this is an especially important measurement. You should always reference the manufacturer’s cutout dimensions for your wall oven model to ensure the best installation.
Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Wall Oven
Before you purchase a wall oven, keep these extra considerations in mind.
The Capacity of the Oven
Think about how much cooking space you need. Single 24-inch wall ovens have a capacity of 2 to 3.5 cubic feet. 27 and 30-inch wall ovens have a capacity of 4 to 5 cubic feet.
Double-wall ovens are essentially two single-wall ovens that share one control panel. That being said, 24-inch double-wall ovens have a combined capacity of 4 to 7 cubic feet. 27 and 30-inch double-wall ovens have a combined capacity of 8 to 10 cubic feet.
Wall oven microwave combos feature a single oven that has a capacity of 4 to 5 cubic feet. The microwave has a capacity of just under 1 ½ cubic feet.
Fuel Type of the Oven
You will have to choose between a gas or an electric wall oven. Gas ovens can provide more heat adjustments which electric ovens have more consistent heat. Before shopping for your wall oven, make sure that you’re aware of the fuel type.
Wall ovens are available in a variety of designs and finishes. Wall ovens are available in black, white, and stainless steel finishes as well as fingerprint-resistant stainless steel.
Ovens also showcase a variety of different features that include things like self-cleaning options, warming drawers, touch screens, and more. You can also find features like delayed start and automatic shut-off options, which can be very convenient. You can get your food ready to go but delay the start until it’s closer to dinner time.
This way, you don’t have to remember to come back and turn on the oven. Likewise, with auto-shut-off abilities, your oven will turn off after the cooking time elapses. Now, if you get distracted when you have a casserole in the oven, it won’t burn to a crisp.
Many ovens also include glass windows or doors that are almost full glass. Being able to see what your food looks like while it’s cooking is very helpful.
You don’t want to have to open the over door every time you want to take a peek. Doing so throws off the internal temperature, which results in improperly cooked food.
What’s the difference between a convection oven and a conventional oven?
A convection oven has a fan and exhaust system that circulates hot air around the inside of the oven. This can reduce hot and cool spots and help cook dishes more evenly. Convection ovens also have a third heating element that can cook foods faster.A conventional oven has two heating elements that heat the air inside the oven to cook the food. The heating element at the bottom of the oven plays a critical role in cooking and baking. The heating element at the top of the oven is used for broiling. Most recipes are written for conventional ovens, as people feel more comfortable cooking with them. You don’t need to adjust time or temperature to account for how fast convection ovens cook. However, convection ovens remove the moisture from food, making it crispier.
What’s the average cost of a wall oven?
On average, wall ovens can range from $750 to $2,700. Most homeowners pay $1,968 to install a 30-inch self-cleaning single oven microwave combo. Prices can range from $500 on the low end to $3,804 for a 30-inch premium-quality double wall oven microwave combo.Materials cost $1,729 on average to install a wall oven. Installation costs range between $1,083 to $2,373. The total price for labor and materials per oven is on average $1,911 and ranges from $1,225 to $2,597.
Stacy Randall is a wife, mother, and freelance writer from NOLA that has always had a love for DIY projects, home organization, and making spaces beautiful. Together with her husband, she has been spending the last several years lovingly renovating her grandparent's former home, making it their own and learning a lot about life along the way.
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