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Freestanding cooker too low
I have just bought a freestanding electric cooker for my elderly mother but the oven is a little low. It is not adjustable. Can I put the cooker on something to lift it approx 7 inches off the floor? If so what would be the best way of doing this. Would be happy to pay someone to ensure it is safe for her. Thanks
I don't think what your suggesting is really that practical, as it will raise the whole cooker by 7 inches. This will mean that the hotplates will be a lot higher than the surrounding worktop.
Would have been better to have bought an oven housing with a single oven that could have been installed at mid height, and then put a separate hob in the worktop.
Answered 10th Nov 2012
I regularly work alongside kitchen fitters and in my experience free standing ovens tend to have adjustable height. Obviously this isn't the case with yours but i don't think raising it off the floor is the most feasible or safe thing to do, I have often seen ovens at approximately 1 Meter off the floor for ease of access without having to bend over to use, in this case it is usually an oven designed to be integrated into a cabinet built especially for this purpose, and the customer will have a hob set into worktop separately, as these types of ovens are designed to be sat directly on something which is raised off the floor. I don't know if this is possible for you to consider? This doesn't actually affect anything electrical, the best person to ask maybe the manufacturer of the oven? I would have thought they would tell you whether it is safe or not to do this. I'm sorry i can give you a definite answer but hope this helps at least.
Answered 26th Jan 2014