How to Remove an Oven

How to Remove an Oven

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Our how to remove an oven guide will help you uninstall this item and we can then provide a specialist service to make your kitchen removal a smooth experience.

For a couple of decades now, homes across the UK have been moving away from gas ovens to the more modern electric variety. There are plenty of potential reasoning to justify this shift in attitude, for instance how an electric oven is much easier to install and disconnect. Which? delves deep into the pros and cons of each oven with examples such as how a gas oven is cheaper to run but an electric oven can cook more evenly. If your oven has cooked its final Sunday Roast and has sadly broken, you may be looking into how to remove an oven and options for getting it quickly taken away.

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How to remove an oven - What you'll need:

•screwdriver

•gloves

• you may need an extra pair of hands to lift the oven

Step 1 - Initial Checks and Unplug

If you have a gas oven or an oven that is hardwired to the mains you should not attempt to remove or unplug the oven on your own. A small oven will often not require hard wiring while larger ovens and ovens with hobs may require more power and will be hardwired. In these cases, you should seek the help of a professional. Prices for removal/installation can vary but tend to range from £50 - £120 when performed by an electrician.

A lot of smaller modern ovens are designed to be plugged into the mains. If you can access the mains plug you can simply turn it off and unplug it. Other scenarios where you will want to consult a specialist include installing the oven. This is so they can properly check that the cuboards around the oven don't overheat.

Step 2 - Loosen Screws

The vast majority of ovens come in a standard size and width to easily fit into kitchens around the UK. In most cases, you’ll find that ovens will be screwed in place to fasten them into kitchen counters. If you open the oven door you will usually be able to locate these screws here. Once these are unscrewed you should be able to grip the oven and pull it out. This is especially useful if the plug is located behind the oven. 

Step 4 - Lift Oven

Once everything is unplugged you can pull your oven out all of the way. You may need an extra pair of hands to help you. An oven's weight can easily exceed 55kg, so lifting on your own can be dangerous.

Oven Disposal Options

The best service to get rid of items like ovens and dishwashers is our 'Man and Van' service. Once ordered we can be at your door on the same day of your enquiry and do all the heavy lifting for you. We can collect selected items like ovens and fridges but can also put together a more comprehensive quote together if you are performing a full-scale kitchen redecoration.