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    Freestanding oven does it need a cooker point?

    Electricians

    I bought a replacement oven recently after mine gave in. My last one was built into a special cooker point which has been disconnected and the new one came with just a regular plug. Should this be plugged into a separate socket like my old one of can i just use a regular 3 pin plug socket? I'm just wondering if there's any regulations i should be worried about. Thanks in advance.

    Asked by Abdul on 28th Mar 2020
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    Aidan Hackwood

    "Ideally you'd want it off the plug top and hardwired but read the manufacturers instructions."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    All-Tech Electrical & Mechanical

    "You can use 13A plug if the oven in up to 13Amp.
    Most of the ovens are connected bu 13A plug, but you should have a socket wired into the cooker supply."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Ct Electrics Limited

    "Usually, a freestanding cooker is generally hard-wired into the blank plate already located on the kitchen wall, and the new cooker itself would need a 6mm cable size for the electrical supply. If the cooker has arrived with its own plug I suspect it's a maximum of 3kw and safe to be used on a 13amp plug."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Connecting Energy LTD

    "Hi
    You can use a single plug with 3 pins if is been designed like that with no problem.
    Hope this will help you"

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Telekomm Solutions Ltd

    "Hi,

    Your appliance came with a standard 3 pin plug socket so you are okay to use a regular socket.

    Mark"

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    WS Electrics Ltd

    "Yes you are ok to connect to a 13Amp socket if the oven comes with a factory fitted plug top.
    Yours
    William Stevenson"

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Aura electrical southern ltd

    "Yeh your old oven sounds like it was connected to a 45 cooker point, so the fuse rating would be a lot higher than what's required for your new cooker."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    App Electrical

    "Yes it should have some sort of isolation point maybe a cooker switch ."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Affordable Electrical

    "The new oven will be rated at 3kw or less as its on a standard BS rated 13amp plug top. You can plug the oven into a standard socket but it would be best practice to utilise the existing installtion and remove the old cooker outlet and replace it with a standard socket outlet. The existing mcb / fuse will protect the original cable feeding the cooker and the 13amp fuse will protect the oven."

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Socket service

    "Use the cooker circuit to derate the circuit to 16 amp"

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Reffell Electrical Services

    "Hi
    Although you could plug the oven into a normal socket it would always be advisable to use a designated cooker circuit with a switch located above the worktop. That is there to switch off the oven in an emergency.
    Thanks
    Matt"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    AC Property services

    "Hi if it came with a plug then this tells me
    that the amperage is suitable for a normal
    ring or radial circuit. A lot of cooker are
    now fitted 13 amp plus."

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

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