An oven is very handy to have in your kitchen. Baking delicious pies or cakes, but also making oven dishes or baking a pizza would not be possible without an oven. So if you want to replace your built-in oven, or if you just have a microwave and want an oven too, it's time to get one. There are many different kinds of ovens to choose from. There are ovens that sit under a cooker. There are also free-standing (combi) ovens and built-in ovens. If you choose the latter, it may be wise to hire a professional for the job. Although you can install an oven yourself, there's more to it than meets the eye. How can you be sure, for instance, that the oven has sufficient ventilation space? And are you sure that the electricity supply is in order? When you have a built-in oven installed by a professional, you don't have to worry about any of these issues. But before you make that decision, you'll want to know what's involved and what the average costs are. We'll be happy to tell you all about it.
Types of built-in ovens
Ovens come in all shapes and sizes. Which one you choose depends on your needs and how you plan to use it. A big part of the cost of installing an oven is buying a new one. The price will depend on the kind of oven you choose, as well as the size and power of your new oven.
Conventional built-in oven
As the name suggests, a conventional built-in oven is a traditional oven with no other features. This type of oven has a lower and upper element which heats food. You can also choose to use one of the elements instead of both at the same time. For example, if you have a pie with a baked base, you can choose to use only the top heat. This way, only the top of the cake will be baked. Using only the lower heat can be useful if you want to bake a dish at a high temperature and make sure the top does not burn.