Return to the Appliances Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Fridge/wall oven placement

Posted by Barbarav (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 5, 13 at 16:52

I just read in another thread that it is NOT advisable to place a refrigerator next to a wall oven. Is this true? I see pictures of it all the time and was considering this in a new layout. Thanks.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Fridge/wall oven placement

It is not ideal.

People make choices that are not ideal all the time.

There are always heat shields.

RE: Fridge/wall oven placement

Deeageaux, is a heat shield extra insulation between the appliances that is put in by the cabinet maker.
Another thought, I wonder if this placement can void a warranty?
Thanks .

RE: Fridge/wall oven placement

It is extra insulation put in by the kitchen installer. Could be the cabinet maker or not.

As far as voiding warranty I have not read this voiding a warranty. But you should read the install instructions of the fridge you are considering. In the fridges I was considering, mostly built-ins, they simply required x amount of space for the compressor to get sufficient air.

These are routinely ignored by people too. They install free standing fridges enclosed in cabinetry to look like built-ins and then complain when the compressor dies in 3 years or so. Then they say " they don't make 'em like they used to."

RE: Fridge/wall oven placement

deeageaux, having never bought a new refrigerator is it possible to encase a free-standing fridge with enough "breathing" room to keep the compressors from burning up?

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Appliances Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here