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Topic # 240247 28-Aug-2018 21:07
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Hi guys,

 

Here is my situation, any ideas will be extremely helpful. Replacing existing Simpson La Scala oven. I just realized the oven is taller than most other (standard?) ovens out there, the opening is approx 650mm high. the width appears to be OK.

 

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is there a blanking plate available to cover the gap after installing a "standard" oven which is only 595 high? I guess I can make something neat in stainless if I put my mind to it and ask a sheet metal fabricator, but I do not believe I am the only one in this situation... and looking at improvising something sounds like re-inventing the wheel?

 

[2]

 

is it better to have the gap at the top, or at the bottom (put some packers under the new oven and then use the blanking plate described above)?

 

[3]

 

I can get a second hand oven identical to the old one (but not that old, of course...) and then there is no problem at all. But I was after a new oven, not a "newer" one....

 

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how much could cost the installation by registered electrician or technician? I am in West Auckland.

 

Thanks.





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  Reply # 2080494 28-Aug-2018 22:24
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Watching this with interest too. I have the same issue with my Simpson La Bella Oven and Hob.

 

We browsed in an applicance store about 2 weeks ago, but realised last week that the height of our oven with control panel, is larger than the ovens that we've looked at in the shop. 

 

I'm also in West Auckland.


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  Reply # 2080526 29-Aug-2018 06:45
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Call or email these guys....

 

http://www.applico.co.nz/#/Content/?id=507

 

Im sure they can find you what you need.  Likley you would want to get a lower oven or even install a fake joinery panel but Im sure you would be able to get an oven that fits the gap. 

 

From experience, the install cost $100 (but that was me being in ChCh and the deal came with the Oven and they took away existing oven). It was a 10-15min job, 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2080593 29-Aug-2018 08:43
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aucklander:

 

Hi guys,

 

Here is my situation, any ideas will be extremely helpful. Replacing existing Simpson La Scala oven. I just realized the oven is taller than most other (standard?) ovens out there, the opening is approx 650mm high. the width appears to be OK.

 

[1]

 

is there a blanking plate available to cover the gap after installing a "standard" oven which is only 595 high? I guess I can make something neat in stainless if I put my mind to it and ask a sheet metal fabricator, but I do not believe I am the only one in this situation... and looking at improvising something sounds like re-inventing the wheel?

 

[2]

 

is it better to have the gap at the top, or at the bottom (put some packers under the new oven and then use the blanking plate described above)?

 

[3]

 

I can get a second hand oven identical to the old one (but not that old, of course...) and then there is no problem at all. But I was after a new oven, not a "newer" one....

 

[4]

 

how much could cost the installation by registered electrician or technician? I am in West Auckland.

 

Thanks.

 

 

Similar issue at mum's house. Pulled out an old microwave+oven combo and replace with standard sized oven. We just got a kitchen fabricator to make a cupboard above the oven to match the cabinetry and use that for a regular standalone microwave. It looks like it was always that way now.

 

In your case it's just a strip. I would want the top of the oven to align naturally with other features of the cabinetry if possible, and get a matching panel to fit above or below. By matching I mean whatever the cabinetry is. A photo would help us know if that's going to work though.

 

 


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  Reply # 2080608 29-Aug-2018 09:09
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An option, if there is enough room, is to put a drawer below. Pretty handy for baking sheets/trays etc.


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  Reply # 2080620 29-Aug-2018 09:13
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Only 55mm so probably not enough space?


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  Reply # 2080679 29-Aug-2018 10:31
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@aucklander: I faced a similar problem last year with my mother's oven, and sought advice here on GZ - here's a link to the thread: https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=141&topicid=223016

 

I ended up going with the joiner who provided that quote, and they did a great job; as per another posted above, it looks as good as the original.


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  Reply # 2080680 29-Aug-2018 10:34
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Been there - we had a new oven ~2years ago with the same issue. With ours we had a vertical gap of about 80mm.

 

I added wood packers screwed in at the bottom so that the new oven was centered vertically, with about 40mm gap top and bottom, and about 5mm each side. I needed to add some wood flanges top and bottom as well as the new oven had fixing screws top and bottom that needed something to screw into.

 

Our kitchen is a custom-made white lacquer job, so I made some wide MDF trims ( about 80mm wide, 10mm thick ) and mitred them around the oven to cover the gaps, a bit like a picture frame. Painted the trims to match the cabinets.

 

You can do all this yourself - add the packers before you get the electrician in, and show them what you're going to do the the trims so that they can make sure its safe and all that.

 

About $150 for the electrician from memory, mostly because he needed to disconnect a hard-wired old oven and put in a high current connector arrangement for the new one.

 

 




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  Reply # 2080686 29-Aug-2018 10:42
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I also got responses from 2-3 appliance installers or servicing companies, I hoped that due to commonality of this issue there would be a standard solution (like a blanking plate between different oven sizes) but there is nothing like it, It will have to be a custom solution (cabinetry alteration, or sheet metal strip, etc). I will just get the new oven and see how it fits once I have it. It will be operational straight away, even if a bit ugly and looking unfinished until the issue is sorted...

 

thank you all for feedback and sharing your experience.


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