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Ovens

HOW DO I INSTALL AN OVEN?

60cm ovens & built-under twin cavity ovens are designed to fit beneath a standard height (85-90cm) workbench, but double ovens will require tall housing. However, if you’re short on under counter space, you can also install single and double ovens above counter at eye level within tall housing for ease of access.

GENERAL INSTALLATION GUIDELINES

Remember that both gas and electric ovens need to be fitted close to their fuel source.

Gas ovens should be fitted be a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Some oven models will also need to be hardwired by a qualified engineer.

APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS:

  • Built-in/built-under single ovens: 60cm high x 60cm wide x 50 – 60cm deep.
  • Built-in/built-under twin cavity ovens: 72cm high x 60cm wide x 50 – 60cm deep.
  • Built-in double ovens: 90 – 120cm high x 60cm wide x 50 – 60cm deep.
Can you purchase a plug-in oven that does not require hardwiring?

Very few single ovens need to be hard-wired by an electrician. Most single ovens need a 2.4-3kW electrical connection, requiring wiring to a 13 amp plug. Double ovens usually do need to be hard-wired by an electrician.

WHAT OVEN FUEL SOURCE WOULD I LIKE?

Gas: Gas ovens offer a traditional and cost-effective way for you to cook. Most models are made to work with natural gas but a number of gas ovens can be converted, so that they can work on LPG. Baumatic gas ovens come with LPG conversion kits.

Conventional electric oven: A cost-effective way to cook, conventional electric models use a separate heating element for the top and the bottom of the oven.

Fan assisted oven: Fan-assisted ovens help to circulate air more evenly and efficiently throughout the oven, reducing the amount of time and energy required to cook a dish.

Fan Oven: Fan ovens can help to ensure that food is more evenly cooked. Such models come equipped with a heating element and fan at the rear of the oven, so that heat can be more accurately distributed to the top and the bottom of the cavity.

Multifunctional oven: Multifunctional ovens can offer conventional, fan, fan-assisted and grill functionality. Their range of straight and combination programmes ensure that a wider variety of cooking effects can be achieved.

Hobs

WHAT ARE THE GENERAL INSTALLATION RULES FOR HOBS?

Hobs come with 2 sets of dimensions, one set to describe the actual size of the hob and the other to indicate the size of cut out required in your worktop.

Gas hobs will need to be connected and commissioned by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

They will also need to be installed within easy reach of a gas supply and probably an electrical power source.

WHAT IS LPG?

LPG or liquefied petroleum gas is often used in kitchens, which are not connected to mains gas. Most gas hobs are designed to run on natural gas, but all Baumatic gas models are LPG convertible and come with a LPG conversion kit.

HOW DO YOU INSTALL AN ELECTRIC HOB?

All electric hobs should be installed by a professional electrician.

Hobs with a maximum power output of 3000 Watts can be wired into a standard household socket. Hobs with a greater power output must be hardwired into a socket.

HOW DO YOU INSTALL AN INDUCTION HOB?

All induction hobs should be installed be a professional electrician.

An 8-10mm space gap should be left between the bottom of a hob and top of an oven.

Cooker Hoods

HOW DO I INSTALL AN EXTRACTOR HOOD?

A minimum vertical distance of 700 mm must be left between the lowest point of the cooker hood to the highest part of the hob surface below.

Ideally, an extractor cooker hood should be located near or on an outside wall. We recommend that an extractor hood should be located within 3 metres of an outside wall.

The ducting used to connect the hood to the outer wall should not have more than one 90 degree bend within it and should be no more than 3 metres.

WHAT EXTRACTION RATE DO YOU NEED?

Cooker hoods should be able to change the air in your kitchen 8-12 times per hour. The rate of extraction needed depends on the size of the room.

To calculate the rate of extraction required for your kitchen, calculate the volume of the room, by multiplying its length (m) x width (m) x height (m) x 10. This will give you the required minimum extraction in m3.

The average 25m3 kitchen requires an extraction rate of 200-300m3h.

Range Cookers

HOW DO YOU INSTALL A RANGE COOKER?

If placed between kitchen units, you may need to leave a space on either side of the range cooker, so that the heat generated during cooking can escape.

Microwaves

WHAT SIZE OF MICROWAVE DO I NEED?

1-3 person households: 17-24 litre microwaves should meet your microwave cooking requirements.

4-6 person households: 25-34 litre microwaves should meet your microwave cooking requirements.

WHAT DIMENSIONS DO I NEED TO KNOW FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A BUILT-IN MICROWAVE?

Built-in microwaves have 2 sets of dimensions. One set is for the size of the microwave including its frame kit. The other set is to indicate the cabinet cut-out size required to accommodate the microwave and its frame kit.

Refrigeration

HOW DO YOU INSTALL REFRIGERATION PRODUCTS?

All models (freestanding and built in) will require ventilation. Please refer to the product manual for the specific requirements for your appliance.

Make sure you leave enough space at the front of the appliance so that you can fully open its doors and drawers.

Different models are designed to operate at different room temperatures, so it is important to bear this mind when installing your fridge/freezers. For example, if a fridge/freezer is installed beside a radiator or cooking appliance, it could well become too hot, exceeding its maximum room temperature.

All fridge/freezers need to be connected to an electricity supply and models with a water/ice dispenser may have to be plumbed in.

Some models have reversible doors, so that the fridge/freezer can open whichever way is most convenient for you.

WHAT REFRIGERATION SPLIT DO YOU REQUIRE?

50/50 – If you need to store similar amounts of fresh and frozen food, then an equal capacity split is perfect.

60/40 – This split offers a little more fridge than freezer space.

70/30 –If you invest more money in fresh rather than frozen food, then this fridge/freezer split is ideal.

Wine Fridges

WHAT CAPACITY DO YOU REQUIRE?

The approximate number of bottles that a wine cooler can hold is often calculated using Bordeaux sized wine bottles. This is important to remember, if you wish to store the kind of larger sized bottles that sparking wines, for example, are sold in.

HOW MANY WINE TYPES DO YOU NEED TO STORE TOGETHER?

If you wish to simultaneously store more than one of the 5 available wine types – red, white, rose, sparkling and vintage – then you might like to invest in a dual temperature wine fridge, which offers two separate temperature controlled zones. Each wine type requires a different storage temperature. Dual temperature wine fridges enable you to set the ideal temperatures for two kinds of wine.

Washing Machine

HOW TO INSTALL A WASHING MACHINE?

The average washing machine is between 80-90cm high, 50-60cm wide and 50-60cm deep, and should fit under a standard kitchen work surface, which is usually around 85-90cm high. However, always measure the height of your kitchen worktop prior to making your washing machine purchase.

Washing machines must be placed within easy reach of a water supply and a waste water pipe, which can usually be found under the sink.

The majority of washing machines are cold fill, which means that they only need to be connected to a cold water supply.

WHAT SPIN SPEED DO YOU NEED?

Spin speeds refer to the speed with which your clothes are spun at the end of a wash cycle. The speed of the spin determines how quickly water will be extracted from your washing. So, the faster the spin speed, the more quickly your clothes will dry.

1200 rpm - 75 minutes to dry clothes

1400 rpm - 60 minutes to dry clothes

WHAT CAPACITY DO YOU REQUIRE?

6Kg washing machine - ideal for 2-3 person household

7Kg washing machine - ideal for 4-6 person household

WHAT ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENCY?

Energy labels refer to the energy efficiency of your washing machine, but they do not give you an indication of how much water your washing machine consumes per cycle. Look out for the washing Class labels that we always add to our washing machine descriptions. These labels highlight the water efficiency of each of our washing machines.

WHAT ARE CUSTOMISABLE WASH OPTIONS

Most of our washing machines offer customisable wash options, which enable you to alter the water level to suit the wash load. This empowering feature gives you the option of using less water and of saving money.

Washer Dryer

The average washer dryer is between 80-90cm high, 50-60cm wide and 50-60cm deep, and should fit under a standard kitchen work surface, which is usually around 85-90cm high. However, always measure the height of your kitchen worktop prior to making your washer dryer purchase.

Washer dryers must be placed within easy reach of a water supply and a waste water pipe, which can usually be found under the sink.

WHAT CAPACITY DO YOU NEED?

The drum size is measured in Kg and refers to the maximum wash load weight that it can handle. However, it is worth noting that with washer dryers the drum size refers to the total load capacity for washing, not for drying: washer dryers can wash more clothes per cycle than they can dry.

Baumatic always includes the Dry Load capacity in every washer dryer description.

6Kg washer dryers are ideal for the average family size household. They tend to offer a generous dry load capacity of 3Kg.

WHAT SPIN SPEED DO YOU REQUIRE?

Spin speeds refer to the speed with which your clothes are spun at the end of a wash cycle. The speed of the spin determines how quickly water will be extracted from your washing. So, the faster the spin speed, the more quickly your clothes will dry.

1200 rpm - 75 minutes to dry clothes

WHAT ARE CUSTOMISABLE SPIN SPEEDS?

Baumatic washer dryers often offer customisable spin speeds, so that you can alter the power level to suit the wash load. This feature not only enables you to save money, but also to protect more delicate clothing that could be damaged in a vigorous wash cycle.

WHAT ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENCY?

Washer dryers have labels to indicate their energy, water and drying efficiency. Baumatic always includes these labels in each of its washer dryer descriptions.

WHAT ARE CUSTOMISABLE WASH OPTIONS?

Baumatic washer dryers often come with customisable wash options, enabling you to alter the water and power levels to suit the wash load. This can help you to save money.

WHAT IS INTELLIGENT AUTO-PROGRAMMING?

Baumatic washer dryers can also offer Auto-programming technology, which automatically sets the ideal wash conditions for each and every wash load. This functionality ensures that you never use too much water or power for a wash load.

Tumble Dryers

HOW TO INSTALL A TUMBLE DRYER?

Always measure the space where your tumble dryer is going to be fitted. The average work top is 85-90cm high, so, for example, it is important to check the height of a built-in model to make sure that it can fit underneath.

An average tumble dryer is between 80 and 90 cm in height, and 55 and 70 cm in width. Always make sure that you measure the space where the appliance will be fitted. For example, if you are interested in a built-in model, the average work top is 85 to 90cm high, so check that the appliance isn’t too tall to fit underneath.

WHAT DRUM SIZE DO YOU NEED?

The drum size is measured in Kg and refers to the maximum weight of clothing that it can handle.

6Kg tumble dryers are ideal for the average family size household.

WHAT IS A VENTED TUMBLE DRYER?

Baumatic designs built-in and freestanding vented tumble dryers. This kind of tumble dryer needs to be placed next to an exterior wall so that an external hose can collect the steam and then expel it as water. Vented tumble dryers are easier to maintain than condenser models as you don’t have to empty water containers.

WHAT ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENCY?

Most tumble dryers are rated C for energy efficiency. However, Baumatic designs tumble dryers that can help to cut running costs.

WHAT IS AUTO-SENSOR DRYING

Auto-sensor drying calculates the drying time required by each wash load, automatically operating until the clothes are entirely dry.

WHAT IS AN AIR DRY CYCLE?

This programme uses air, rather than heat to dry clothing, which saves considerably energy.

Dishwashers

Dishwashers offer the most energy efficient way of doing the washing up. On average, they consume 15 litres of water per wash rather than the 21 litres often used when you wash your dishes by hand.

HOW DO YOU INSTALL A DISHWASHER?

All dishwashers must be fitted within easy reach of a water supply in order to be connected properly. Dishwasher doors must drop down when opened, so it is important to allow space for this.

All Baumatic dishwashers are cold fill machines, so they can only be connected to a cold water supply. Sealing off the hot water tap can help to reduce the risk of leakage, when you fit a cold fill machine.

WHAT ARE PLACE SETTINGS?

This refers to the washing capacity of a dishwasher. One place setting consists of a dinner plate, a soup bowl, a dessert plate, a tea cup and saucer, a tumbler, a knife, fork, soup spoon, teaspoon and dessertspoon.

Standard size 60cm dishwashers offer 12-14 place settings. This large, family size washing capacity can accommodate the pots and places that are used for 3 family sized meals.

45 cm Space-saving Dishwashers & 46cm Compact Dishwashers offer 7-10 place settings, so they are ideal for couples or families with smaller kitchens.

WHAT ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENCY?

Dishwashers have energy labels that refer to their energy, water and drying efficiency. Baumatic always includes these labels in its dishwasher descriptions.

Baumatic dishwashers also offer a number of energy-saving features that can help you to control the money that you spend on the dishwashing process.

WHAT IS AN ALTERNATIVE WASH FUNCTION?

This function enables you to select which of the two dishwasher baskets you would like to wash, enabling you to save money when there are fewer dishes to be cleaned. Going one step further than the Half Load option, this feature gives you the freedom to load the dishwasher from the top or bottom.

WHY ARE THE BENEFITS OF CUTLERY DRAWERS?

The inclusion of a third cutlery drawer can help you to save money, enabling you to use space more efficiently and pack more dishes per cycle. Such cutlery drawers also eliminate the risk of cutlery scratching neighbouring dishes. For ease of access, Baumatic cutlery drawers are located at the top of the dishwasher. They are also designed to ensure that cutlery can be laid out flat, so that knives and forks can be loaded and unloaded more safely.

WHAT IS RESIDUAL DRYING?

This feature uses the remaining heat from a wash cycle to help dry your dishes.