A Complete Guide to Stove Dimensions & Range Sizes

Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or simply shopping for a new range, it’s important to know the dimensions of the stove you need. There are many factors to consider when choosing a stove, including size, type, and features. You want to make sure that the stove you select will fit comfortably in your kitchen space and is perfect for the cooking tasks you’ll be using it for. This guide will help you understand stove dimensions and range sizes so you can find the ideal fit for your kitchen. 

In this article, we’ll cover the following: 

What Are Standard Stove Dimensions? 

The dimensions of a range vary depending on the model, but most ranges are 30 inches (76.2 cm) wide, 25–27 inches (63.5–68.5 cm) deep, and 36 inches (91.4 cm) high. A standard stove is designed to fit standard countertops without taking up too much space. Standard countertops measure 34 and a quarter inch (87.3 cm) wide, 24 inches (60.9 cm) deep, and 36 inches (91.4 cm) tall, so there’s no need to worry about clearance space when installing your new range. 

The width of the stove can vary slightly, however, depending on the manufacturer. These dimensions are uniform for freestanding ranges, double-oven models, and slide-in stoves, excluding handles, the back guard, knobs, or grates. 

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What Are the Different Stove Sizes? 

The dimensions of a stove will generally fall into one of three categories: standard, compact, or oversized. As previously stated, the height and depth are relatively standardized across models, but the width may differ slightly. 

Compact-sized stoves 

These may be narrower than standard but still offer the same height. This makes them ideal for smaller kitchens with less space or tighter spaces around cabinets. Typical compact-sized stoves are 20–24 inches (50.8–60.9 cm) wide, 36 inches (91.4 cm) high, and 25–27 inches (63.5–68.5 cm) deep. Compact-sized stoves are typically found in small apartments and condos. 

Extra-wide stoves 

These stoves are designed to provide ample room for bigger pots and pans so that there is more cooking surface. This category comprises single-oven and double-oven stoves. Single-oven stoves typically come in at 30–36 inches (76.2–91.4 cm) wide, while double-oven stoves run between 48–60 inches (1.21–1.52 m) wide or more. Both single-oven and double-oven stoves are generally 25–30 inches (63.5–76.2 cm) wide and the standard 36 inches (91.4 cm) tall. 

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How Do You Know What Size Range to Buy? 

There are many factors to consider before buying your next range. They include: 

Available space: The first thing to consider when buying a stove is the size of your kitchen. There are many different sizes of stoves available, so it’s best to measure them first before deciding on which one to purchase. Standard stoves typically have widths between 30 and 36 inches (76.2 and 91.4 cm). Compact stoves are between 20–24 inches (50.8–60.9 cm) wide and are designed for smaller spaces. Extra-wide stoves are more than 36 inches (91.4 cm) wide and are designed for larger spaces. 

If you’re looking for a small range that fits a smaller kitchen, get a model with a smaller cooking surface. For example, if you have a small kitchen without a lot of room, get a 30-inch (76.2 cm) range instead of a 36-inch (91.4 cm) range. If you have more space available and want more options for cooking types and sizes of meals, get a larger range with an extended cooking surface. For example, if you have 800 square feet or more available, get a 36-inch (91.4 cm) range instead of a 30-inch (76.2 cm) range. 

Size of your current range: Buying another range in the current size would be the most convenient thing to do. If you have a small kitchen, it might not be practical to buy an enormous range that would take up too much space. This might also force you to redo the cabinetry or make some modifications to your kitchen, which may be costly. 

Fuel type: Are you looking for a gas, electric, or induction stove? There are also many dual-fuel appliances that combine the best of both worlds available in the market today if you want to upgrade. Using the same energy source will be more convenient if you simply want to replace your range. 

Models and designs: Another consideration is the model you choose there are many different models of ranges available, and each one has its own unique features and benefits. Consider buying a slide-in range if you want a sleeker look. A freestanding range is a good choice if you don’t have a lot of space. You can also get a custom range made to fit your specific needs. 

Cooking needs: Another consideration is how often you’ll use the stove. If you only use it occasionally to cook small amounts of food or make tea or coffee, then getting a small stove may be adequate. But if you plan on using the stove regularly for larger meals or baking projects, then go ahead and choose the size that’s appropriate for your needs. 

Additionally, it is important to consider what type of range you need. A smaller size may be fine if you are only looking for an oven or stovetop range. However, if you also want a smoker or over-the-range microwave available on your kitchen countertops, then a larger size may be better. Find more tips on buying the perfect range in our Ultimate Cooking Range Buying Guide. 

How to Measure for a Kitchen Range 

When choosing a range for your home, it is important to consider a few general guidelines. For example, you must first find out how big your existing cooking area is. Also, it is generally recommended that you choose a range at least two feet larger than the smallest cooking area you will be using. Additionally, consider the installation method, i.e., are you installing the range between cabinets? 

To measure for your kitchen range, use these simple steps: 

Step 1: Move Your Current Range 

Disconnect the range from the power source and move it out of the cutout space. The goal is to accurately measure the empty space to ensure your new appliance will fit perfectly. If the range is on its last leg, consider sustainable disposal methods before you bring the new appliance home. 

Step 2: Measure the Width of the Cutout Space 

Use a measuring tape to measure the distance from one end of the countertop to the other. This will give you an idea of how wide the cooking area will be. Take two measurements, one near the front and one near the back, to ensure you measure the narrowest part of the cutout. The smaller dimension should be the best fit. 

Step 3: Measure the Depth of the Cutout Space 

Measure between the wall and the front of the cabinets, excluding the door and hinges. As before, take two measurements from front to back in the cooking area where the range will be located. If there’s a difference, use the smaller dimension as the baseline. 

Step 4: Measure the Height of the Cutout Space 

Next, measure the height of the cabinets above this space from top to bottom. Repeat the process in reverse, from bottom to top. This will help you identify uneven areas, if any, on your kitchen floor. These measurements will give you an idea of how high your cookware and appliances will sit on the countertop. Most ranges come with adjustable leveling legs to help you raise the appliance if necessary. 

Step 5: Measure the Surrounding Space in the Cooking Area 

When measuring your kitchen for a new stove, be sure to account for any cabinets or countertops that may be in the way. Confirm the local building codes in your area and the minimum required space above the cooking area. 

Also, consider the space between the range and other kitchen appliances to ensure you can easily move around and the range’s door can open fully. Add 2 feet (60.9 cm) (or whatever width your chosen cookware and appliances fall within) for clearance around the cooktop and ovens. This should provide enough room for your cookware and appliances without moving them around or overlapping them. 

Finally, confirm the product’s dimensions before making your final decision. Stove manufacturers usually provide guidelines on how much space their products require, so it is easy to find the right one for your kitchen. 

FAQs About Stove Dimensions & Sizes 

When buying a new stove, it’s always important to research and understand the different dimensions and sizes available. Here are some frequently asked questions about buying a new stove: 

Are Stoves All Standard Size? 

Standard ranges are 30 inches (76.2 cm) wide, 25–27 (63.5–68.5 cm) inches deep, and 36 (91.4 cm) inches high, but there are variations within these sizes. There are also compact and extra-wide stoves. Compact stoves are between 20–24 (50.8–60.9 cm) inches wide and are designed for smaller spaces. These are perfect for small spaces like condos and apartments. Extra-wide stoves are more than 36 inches (91.4 cm) wide and are designed for larger spaces. They are also used for commercial purposes. 

How Much Space Do You Need for a 30-Inch Stove? 

A 30-inch (76.2 cm) stove needs at least 31 inches (78.7 cm). This means half an inch on both sides. While fitting the stove snuggly may sound like a great idea, it is not practical. Stoves are made of metal, which means they will expand as they heat up. Without any space, a stove will heat up, expand, and damage the cabinets. 

The half-inch space on both sides allows the air around the stove to circulate and cool the stove effectively without damaging your cabinets. To avoid any damage, ensure you leave some space between the stove and the cabinets. 

How Much Space Do You Leave for a Stove? 

Generally, the minimum clearance needed between the cooking range and the adjacent cabinet should be 12 inches (30 cm) of counter space. This makes it easier to move the stove when needed and to create a comfortable workspace. Additionally, leave at least 40 inches (1.01 m) in front of the range to ensure the door can open fully. 

Leave at least 24 inches (60.9 cm) of vertical space between the stove and a noncombustible surface, such as a vent hood. Some manufacturers recommend 30 inches (76.2 cm) as the sufficient vertical clearance between the stove and any combustible surface, such as cabinets or windows, which translates to 18–24 inches (45.7–60.9 cm) of usable cooking surface. 

Will A 30-Inch Stove Fit in a 30-Inch Opening? 

A 30-inch (76.2 cm) stove will fit in a 30-inch opening. For most brands, a 30-inch range is actually 29 ⅞ inches (74 cm) wide, so it should fit perfectly. However, confirming the manufacturer’s recommended cutout width is always a good idea. 

To Summarize 

There are many different sizes of stoves available, so it is important to understand what range you need and how it will affect your lifestyle. To recap, it is crucial to consider the size of your kitchen, the size of the stove, and the amount of cooking you plan on doing. Also, measure your kitchen before making a purchase. Knowing the dimensions of your space will help you choose the right range for you. 

To help with this decision, we have created buying guides with all the information you need to choose the right stove for your needs. These guides also cover the various sizes of stoves available from leading manufacturers on the market today—from Samsung and LG to Frigidaire and KitchenAid, we have you covered. 

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