Spacing between cooker and fridge in kitchen

How far apart should I place the fridge-freezer and cooker in the kitchen? Are there any regulations or any guides to their placement?

Asked by Akinfolayan on 15th Feb 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"If by a cooker you mean built-in oven, they can be placed next to each other. If you mean a free-standing cooker and a tall fridge freezer in units then you'd probably want to put a 30cm unit between them so you can turn the handles of saucepans round on the front rings, it may be dangerous if you put them right next to each other. If it's a 60cm hob only, put it over a 90 or 100cm unit and centralise the hob then put the fridge freezer as the next unit. Lastly, if you are considering a free-standing cooker and free-standing fridge freezer, you would need to leave at least 30cm gap so you can turn the handles of saucepans round on the front rings for safety, but I think the actual heat regulation is 10cm."
Answered on 15th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Minimum 600mm spacing between cooker and fridge ideally"
Answered on 7th Mar 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"doesn't exist doesn't normally have a panel divided between the two maya doesn't have a pattern to serve"
Answered on 15th Feb 2023 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"there are no legal requirements
and if the cooker or fridge are going inside a unit you can butt them sider by side
if its a tall fridge next to oven minimum would be 150mm"
Answered on 10th Mar 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"If they are in housings then there isn’t any regulation. If they are free standing as far as I know there isn’t any regulation.
Modern oven/cookers shouldn’t release any heat out, fridges heat regulators at at the back so wont affect the oven.
To be sure I would check with the manufacturer or supplier of the appliances."
Answered on 15th Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"i recommend about 600 mm apart especially from heat coming from the hob part especially if its gas"
Answered on 23rd Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
"50mm space between appliances most are A rated now and well insulated
Answered on 15th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Will be preferable minimum 300mm unit between the cocker and fridge freezer"
Answered on 14th May 2023 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"Hello there, you want to be looking at a 20 inch gap between cooker and fridge-freezer."
Answered on 15th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"close the refrigerator door when you take out the food. It is also a useful area for shopping. .respect the triangle rule in the location of the refrigerator, the stove and the sink, the side being from 40-60 cm to a maximum of 3 m, with a perimeter between 4 and 8 linear meters."
Answered on 28th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
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