When choosing a new stove for all your baked, braised, and sauteed creations, the first thing you might consider is size. Our guide will help you understand kitchen stove dimensions so you can choose the right size for your kitchen and for whatever recipes you cook up.
WHAT IS A STANDARD STOVE SIZE?
Most standard stoves—or ranges—are 30" wide and around 25-27" deep, excluding handles and knobs. Stoves are usually 36" tall excluding control panels—the same height as most kitchen counters. This ensures that the stove’s cooking surface is flush with countertops for a more seamless integration.
You can find a wide variety of stoves within these standard dimensions including freestanding ranges, slide-in stoves, and even double-oven models.
However, many variables including the number of burners, stovetop elements, oven capacity, and other factors mean you can find residential stoves between 30" and 38", or more. In addition, you can find kitchen stoves made for either small spaces, or large commercially-inspired kitchens outside of these standard stove dimensions.
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ARE SMALLER STOVE SIZES AVAILABLE FOR SMALLER KITCHENS?
Small or compact stoves are generally around 20-24" wide, but are usually the same height and depth as standard-sized stoves at around 25-27" deep and approximately 36" tall, excluding control panels. This means they'll still sit flush with standard counters, but can save some horizontal space in apartments or small kitchens.
These apartment-sized stoves come in both gas and electric and usually feature at least 4 burners despite their reduced dimensions. However, the overall cooktop surface space as well as oven capacity are smaller than most standard-sized stoves. For this reason, some people with limited space or tricky kitchen layouts opt for a wall oven and separate kitchen cooktop combo.
IS A COMMERCIAL-STYLE STOVE WIDTH LARGER THAN STANDARD RANGES?
Commercial-grade and commercial-style stove widths can vary greatly due to differences in the number of ovens, cooktop surface size, and more. In general, single-oven commercial-style ranges fall between 30" and 36" wide. Double-oven commercial-style ranges can run 48" to 60" wide, and sometimes more.
Commercial-grade ranges designed for restaurants may offer even more size variation. However, commercially-inspired models designed for residential homes tend to have similar depth and height to standard-sized stoves: around 25-30" deep and approximately 36" tall excluding control panels, handles and knobs. Many commercial-style ranges include premium features along with larger-capacities and extra burners so you can simmer sauces, saute vegetables, and boil fresh pasta all at once.
For example, the Commercial-Style Range lineup from KitchenAid offers stoves up to 48-inches wide with double ovens, a Chrome-Infused Electric Griddle, and 6 burners—including two 20,000 BTU Ultra Power™ Dual-Flame Burners. For a slightly smaller model with premium, restaurant-inspired touchpoints and features, KitchenAid offers 36-inch commercial-style stoves. If you only have room for a standard-width stove, you can still bring this premium style to your kitchen with 30-inch KitchenAid® Commercial-Style Ranges. The professionally-inspired line comes in nine curated colors so you can personalize your range to your style.
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ARE STOVE DIMENSIONS EXACT?
So far, the stove dimensions mentioned actually refer to installation cut out requirements, rather than the exact measurements of the stove itself. For example, a model classified as a 30" stove may actually measure 29⅞" wide, but will require a 30" wide cut out for installation. It’s important to check the exact specifications of each stove to make sure it will fit your available space.
HOW DO I MEASURE KITCHEN RANGE DIMENSIONS TO MAKE SURE A NEW STOVE WILL FIT IN MY KITCHEN?
The answer depends first on how you will install your stove. Will you place a freestanding range in your kitchen on its own, or will you install your stove between cabinets?
FREESTANDING RANGE INSTALLATION
If your range will stand on its own, leave enough space around it to open the door and comfortably move around your kitchen as you cook. It is a good idea to allow at least 40" of workspace in front of a freestanding range, and 48"-60" between the range and other appliances to create an efficient workflow. Consult the appliance installation instructions and product guides for exact clearances needed for your stove.
HOW MUCH ROOM WILL I NEED WHEN INSTALLING A RANGE BETWEEN CABINETS?
If you plan to install your new stove between cabinets, follow these step-by-step instructions on how to measure for a stove installation:
STEP 1: REMOVE YOUR CURRENT STOVE
It’s best to measure the empty cutout space to ensure accuracy.
STEP 2: MEASURE THE STOVE CUTOUT WIDTH
Use a measuring tape to measure the width of the cutout from cabinet to cabinet. To account for the possibility of uneven cabinets, take a measurement near the back of the opening, and a second measurement near the front. If there is any difference, go with the smaller dimension.
STEP 3: MEASURE THE STOVE CUTOUT DEPTH
Measure the cutout depth from the wall to the front of the cabinet, excluding the door. Again, it’s best to take two measurements: one along the right side, and a second along the left side. Use the smaller dimension if there is a difference.
STEP 4: MEASURE THE STOVE CUTOUT HEIGHT
Measure the stove cutout height from the top of the counter to the floor on both sides of the cutout. Standard counters are usually 36" high. This could vary if the floor beneath your stove is different from the rest of your kitchen. Most stoves have adjustable feet so you can raise your appliance if needed.
OTHER CABINET INSTALLATION CLEARANCES
The exact clearances you will need around a range installed between cabinets depends on your specific model as well as whether it is gas or electric. Make sure to reference the installation instructions or product guides for your appliance, as well as comply with all local codes and ordinances. Here are some of the additional clearances you will need to consider:
Upper cabinet dimensions: Consider both the depth of the cabinet as well as the space from the underside of the cabinet to the countertop.
Space above the cooking surface: Check minimum clearances needed from the cooking surface to the bottom of cabinets or other combustible surface.
Note: This will depend on whether or not you include a range hood or vent. If using, follow the hood or vent installation instructions for dimensional clearances above the cooking surface.
Distance between stove and wall: The sides of the range to a wall or other combustible material require a minimum clearance as well.
FIND YOUR PERFECT STOVE SIZE
Once you’ve determined which stove or range size is best for your kitchen, browse a full line of standard sized stoves or commercial-style ranges from KitchenAid. Choose from a selection of slide-in ranges or freestanding ranges, including double oven options. Whether you’re looking to replace an existing stove, or creating your perfect kitchen from scratch, you’ll find a premium stove to fit your space and your culinary ambitions.
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