Installing a single oven into a kitchen unit


The majority of ovens that fit into kitchen units are electric single ovens that are around 595mm wide and high. These fit inside 600mm wide kitchen units. See example below. The example below also makes use of the space below the oven that can sometimes get wasted. If you have the option, make the most of it!

Install Single OvenThe oven that you get will fit snugly into the unit and installation is pretty straight forward, as shown below.

  • You need a plug socket behind where the oven will sit or a way of getting power to that location.
  • Ensure that before you push the oven fully in that the plug from the oven has been plugged in and turned on.
  • Push the oven all the way in so that it sits flush.
  • Open the door to the oven and you will see 4 screw holes, 2 on either side. 4 screws are now used to secure the oven to the kitchen unit so that it is secure.

Prepping the oven

That’s basically it. All you need to do know is give the oven a good clean out and put any necessary shelves in there. Oh, and don’t forget to read the instruction book as the oven will have some features that you don’t know about, which you may stumble across a few years later and wish you had read the manual back then:-)

You can see some examples of single oven units that you can use in your kitchen here.


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12 thoughts on “Installing a single oven into a kitchen unit”
  • Tracey says:

    We are fitting a Neff N50 slide and hide single oven into one of your oven housing units. Our installer says we need to cut ventilation holes either in the plinths, or in the cornicing (the top of the unit with cornicing will be fit flush to the ceiling). Is this necessary? There is nothing in the Neff installation manual that says this is necessary. Is there built-in ventilation in your oven units?

    July 29, 2021 at 8:56 am
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, the user manual will advise of any necessary ventilation. Rather then drilling holes, you can get plinth vents that attach to the front of it. All our base & tall units have a 42mm service void/gap at the back, which allows for ventilation too.

      July 30, 2021 at 6:54 am
  • Alli says:

    I’m fitting a single oven into the single oven tall unit and the height of the aperture is 665mm so there is an 85mm gap above the oven. How do I fit the filler panel that’s been provided?

    July 20, 2021 at 6:41 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, your kitchen fitter would need to cut this panel down to size and either glue it into position or use some L brackets or modesty blocks.

      July 28, 2021 at 12:46 pm
  • Michael Tovey says:

    what is the height of the oven aperture on your helmsley oven base units please?

    June 9, 2021 at 9:36 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, the oven aperture will always remain the same. For a single oven, the aperture will be 595mm high x 564mm wide and 560mm deep.

      June 10, 2021 at 1:22 pm
  • Louisa Fogg says:

    I was hoping to have induction hob above side by side ovens and 20mm quartz worktop. I checked and was advised that the oven would need to be dropped down as neither 20 or 30mm worktop would be enough clearance for the hob. Is it easy to reposition the shelf and could we drop half-way rather than going all the way to the bottom (which seems too low)? If so would we cut the filler in half and would it look ok like that or cut edges will be too visible? It’s for the Luca handleless.

    May 6, 2021 at 10:46 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, customers have in the past moved the shelf to be at the top or fit the filler above the oven, so that it gives them more clearance for the hob. You can cut the filler in half and have half at the bottom, half at the top and the oven in between, if this is preferred. The unit will need to be supplied dry assembled though, to be able to move the shelf.

      May 7, 2021 at 2:08 pm
  • Karen Morgan says:

    Hello I am in the process of having my kitchen fitted do I need to remove the back panel on the single oven unit before pushing the oven in?

    July 19, 2017 at 8:03 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, the back panel is just a transportation panel, it can be removed.

      July 19, 2017 at 10:52 am
  • Debby says:

    Help! I don’t really understand how to make sure the built in appliances fit in the units. A 595 wide oven in a 600 wide unit implies the sides of the unit are only 2.5 mm thick! Can’t be right. I am considering a ZanussiZOP38903XD and the size stated seems to vary on which site it is shown and I would like it to fit in the built under oven housing with a drawer BUOD6 . On the Zanussi site it has two measurements and the built height is bigger than the dimensions height but the built in depth and width are smaller than the dimensions:
    Built In Height (mm) 600
    Built In Width (mm) 560
    Built In Depth (mm) 550
    Dimensions (mm) (HxWxD) 589x594x568

    Will that fit in the BUOD6 or is it too big/small? Does it need a bigger cabinet or a filler!
    Thank you.

    May 20, 2017 at 7:14 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:


      The unit will be 600mm wide and the aperture in which the oven sits in will be 595, which implies that there will be a 2.5mm gap around the edge.

      Oven housing BU0D6 is suitable for a standard size single oven. The standard height of virtually all single ovens is 595mm high. Therefore the single oven should fit fine. By the looks of the dimensions you have given they are the dimensions for the rear of the oven that fits into the aperture.

      May 22, 2017 at 11:36 am
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