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    Can I use an electric free-standing oven with a normal plug socket?


    I am living in a property currently which does not feature a fitted oven and does not seem to have any specific points for a cooker to be attached currently.

    In the meantime, would it be acceptable for me to use a free-standing electric oven using a sole plug socket or would I need an electrician to fit the oven in by some special electrical point?
    Any advice would be appreciated!
    Many Thanks!

    Asked by Greg on 5th Sep 2019
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    MAG Electrical Services Ltd

    "Hi, it depends on the rating of the oven. Anything under 13amps or 3kW is fine to plug into a socket.,"

    Answered on 21st May 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Voltsmith Electrical

    Depending on the rating of the oven (kW) this potentially will have a higher Amp rating than the plug top. Typical plugs are only 13A but an oven can be wired on its own circuit with 20A or higher.
    I would suggest having an electrician do come calculations (Diveristy and Voltdrop etc) to check the correct ratings and if you need to run a new circuit and have a local form of isolation so this can be serviced (Fused Spur)."

    Answered on 6th Feb 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Paul Rup-Rai

    "You can only operate a free standing oven if it doesn't exceed the capacity of the socket wiring and it depends on how many other devices you have.
    Looks like you need a cooker point to be installed, otherwise you create a fire hazard.
    I'd get an electrician to inspect and tell you ."

    Answered on 20th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

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