Built-in cooker: the standard dimensions

When it comes to planning a kitchen and appliances, you also need the installation dimensions for the stove. You can read about the standard dimensions and where there are deviations in this article.


Fitted kitchens are largely standardized in terms of their dimensions. This also applies to the devices that can be built into a kitchen unit. However, you have to reckon with smaller deviations in individual dimensions from device to device.

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Dimensions for built-in cookers

Height of flocks

The height of all built-in cookers is always 85 cm. You can always rely on this value, as it applies to all kitchen appliances. This makes sense, because it means that all kitchen appliances - from the refrigerator to the stove to the dishwasher - are always at the same height.

Depth of flocks

Since kitchen units are always standardized in their dimensions, this also applies to built-in cookers. Their depth is always exactly 60 cm so that they can be built into a kitchen unit.

Width of built-in cookers

The width of built-in cookers is variable, but these variations are also standardized. You can usually choose between a width of 50 cm (lying within the niche) or 60 cm (lying on the niche).

Separate ovens

Even single ovens, which are only connected to the hob above, almost always correspond to standard dimensions: The width of the oven is 55 cm, the front is usually a little narrower than the built-in niche (mostly 59.5 cm). The depth of built-in ovens is usually 57 cm. The niches provided for this are standardized.

Tips & Tricks There are occasionally special cases with ceramic hobs. The size of hobs is not always the same, but can vary. Extra widths of up to 90 cm are also possible. In this case, when planning, you have to make sure that the ceramic hob does not protrude over other devices installed next to it (e.g. over the dishwasher). Otherwise, this can lead to technical problems, and such an installation of a ceramic hob is usually not permitted.