What to do when oven cut out is too big?

cheri127November 2, 2013

I would like to replace a 27" built in KitchenAid microwave with a 24" Miele combi steam oven. The oven gets screwed into the cabinet frames at the sides, not the top and bottom. I'm hoping that it's possible to add strips of wood to face frame and screw the oven into that (I can conceal it with the 27" trim kit). Has anyone done successfully done this? Thanks.

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I don't think you need to add any strips of wood if you are using a trim kit. but you can double check on that.

if you are not using a trim kit, you can add two blocks of wood on the side to "narrow" the opening to the appropriate size.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 4:40PM
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Thanks, Noopd. I was under the impression that the trim kit just covered up what ever makeshift method was used to make the space smaller. I will look into this. Would really make my life easier if it does it all.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 6:41PM
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I had to install a 24" Gaggenau combi steam oven in a 27" cutout after the 27" was discontinued. It was replaced under warranty.

The installer used strips of wood behind the oven at the sides to mount the oven. I was left with gaps on each side of the oven.

Gagg did not make a trim kit, so I had a custom trim kit made by a company called Microtrim.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 6:06PM
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