Built-in appliances

Built-in kitchen appliances: exploring the variety of choices

Built-in appliances look modern and stylish Built-in appliances look modern and stylish Built-in appliances are no longer considered something exotic and extravagant. On the contrary, the choice of built-in models of certain kitchen electrical appliances is much preferable for many, since it leads to a number of advantages. The full embodiment of the design idea is the main advantage of this choice. A kitchen with a small area, equipped with modern standards, will look cluttered due to the large amount of appliances. And even if you adhere to a certain style when selecting electrical appliances, the room will seem cramped and compact. Household electrical appliances, hidden behind the facades of the kitchen set, can make the interior of the kitchen stylish and harmonious..

Assortment of built-in kitchen appliances

The modern home appliance market provides the consumer with a wide selection of certain electrical appliances and their varieties.. Built-in appliances fall into two categories:

  1. Dependent technique. The module consists of elements that depend on each other.
  2. Independent. Electrical appliances can be placed at the request of the owner.

The dimensions of the built-in modules or individual technical devices correspond to the standards of furniture cabinets.

Built-in appliances in the kitchen are an indispensable attribute of high-tech and modern style Built-in appliances in the kitchen are an indispensable attribute of high-tech and modern style

The following kitchen appliances are built-in:

  • Hob;
  • Electric oven;
  • Exhaust system
  • Microwave;
  • Fridge;
  • Dishwasher.

Many people prefer to install washing machines in the kitchen, among which there are also built-in models. But this appliance has nothing to do with the cooking process..

Domino panels

Domino panels can be arranged in any order Domino panels can be arranged in any order

Kitchen appliances can be assembled into special panels “Domino”, which are modules with standard dimensions. They can be used to assemble a unique work surface and make the interior dynamic.. As a rule, a domino panel can include the following built-in elements:

  • Deep fryer;
  • Grill;
  • Double boiler;
  • Hood;
  • Barbecue device;
  • Food processor;
  • Baking sheet teppan-yaki (for cooking oriental dishes);
  • Electric glass-ceramic or induction hob;
  • Gas hob.

Domino panel elements are built into the kitchen worktop and, if desired, can be easily swapped.

We also recommend watching the video, where you will see an example of using domino panels from Miele:

Built-in kitchen appliances: pros and cons

As a rule, before something new and unknown, many consumers have doubts about whether it is worth choosing built-in models of certain electrical appliances, and what is purchased and what is lost when installing equipment.

Advantages of embedding kitchen appliances:

  1. Breeze of fashion. Several decades ago, electrical appliances that are necessary in today’s view were expensive, so it was customary to display them if available. But times are changing, and today it is customary to minimize the necessary kitchen functionality, hiding it as much as possible from prying eyes..
  2. Ergonomic. Built-in appliances allow maximum functional use of the square meters of the kitchen, saving up to 20% of space.
  3. Convenience. Built-in appliances can be positioned without relying on generally accepted stereotypes, but in the most convenient way for the hostess.

The use of embedded technology is becoming especially popular today. It is used not only in modern-style kitchens, but also in classic ones. The use of embedded technology is becoming especially popular today. It is used not only in modern-style kitchens, but also in classic ones.

In terms of ergonomics, built-in kitchen appliances are in many ways superior to monolithic models..

Disadvantages:

  1. Impracticality: if one or another device fails, it has to be replaced along with the furniture in which it is built, since times change and it is practically impossible to acquire an identical model in a few years.
  2. Immutability. If you want to change the interior in the kitchen or rearrange the furniture, real problems may arise: you may have to change or extend communications.
  3. Uneconomical. Built-in appliances are much more expensive than monolithic models.

The process of building in kitchen appliances cannot be the same for all appliances, even in the same category. It differs in the place of installation, the presence and supply of communications, the permissible degree of adhesion of the module to the wall and the system of fastenings. Therefore, when embedding kitchen appliances with your own hands, you must follow the instructions from the manufacturer in order to do everything right..

Built-in hob and oven

It is generally accepted that the real hearth with which the comfort in the house is associated is a free-standing stove. But this does not mean that the “hearth” cannot be built-in. Built-in hobs of all modifications exist along with built-in ovens. They can be purchased individually or as a built-in kit.

Embedded kits can be composed of independent or dependent elements. The cost of the latter, as a rule, is somewhat cheaper..

Hobs from different brands and manufacturers may include:

  • Rapid heat-up burners;
  • Gooseneck burners;
  • Hotplates with a double heating field;
  • Overheating protection for cooking zones.

If you do not use the stove often - think about purchasing a hob with 2 burners - this will save valuable space and money If you do not use the stove often – think about purchasing a hob with 2 burners – this will save valuable space and money Oven installation diagram Oven installation diagram

All built-in oven models include lighting, power indicator and electronic control. Ovens of different models can be equipped with:

  • Double glazed doors;
  • Up to 8 different heating modes;
  • Defrosting function;
  • Convection heating;
  • Grill function including a descending spit;
  • Telescopic trays;
  • The function of locking the oven door;
  • Catalytic cleaning system.

The oven, which is lined with catalytic enamel inside, is cleaned during the cooking process. Manual cleaning may only be required two to three times a year.

Kits can be electric, gas-electric or all-gas. When purchasing a gas kit, remember that it is equipped with limited functionality..

Installing the hob

The hob can be built into a worktop made of any material, be it chipboard, artificial stone or concrete The hob can be built into a worktop made of any material, be it chipboard, artificial stone or concrete

There are two ways to build a hob with your own hands:

  1. Flush. The hob is the same height as the kitchen worktop.
  2. Raised. The panel becomes raised 2 mm above the surface of the worktop.

The process of inserting the hob with your own hands is as follows: using a jigsaw, a given opening is cut in the countertop, in the case of flush-mounted installation, the end sections of the countertop made of artificial stone are processed with a cutter. When installing the hob, you should pay attention to the fact that its protruding parts do not touch the structures built in below..

Video instruction

Diy oven insert

Traditionally, it is customary to build an oven under the hob. However, in some cases, it crashes into a pencil case at any height – as it is convenient for anyone to use it. To build in the oven, it is necessary to provide for an electrical outlet located away from the rear wall of the cabinet. In the case of a gas cabinet cut-in, a gas supply is required, which is not always possible to carry out without the permission of utilities.

Scheme of embedding an oven in a kitchen set Scheme of embedding an oven in a kitchen set When installing a built-in oven, do not forget about the technological holes for connecting it to the network. When installing a built-in oven, do not forget about the technological holes for connecting it to the network. Before buying a built-in oven, make sure the set is sized to accommodate Before buying a built-in oven, make sure the set is sized to accommodate

When choosing a built-in oven, you must pay attention to the tightness of the door to the body. In the event of a loose closure, hot air leaks may occur, which can damage the facade.

The dimensions of the ovens fully comply with the standards of the furniture industry, so the process of inserting the oven into a pencil case or under a worktop does not include any particular difficulties..

Installing the oven (video instruction)

Built-in exhaust systems

The cooking process in a modern kitchen is not complete without an exhaust system that cleans the air from foreign odors and oily particles. The built-in hood is located above the stove or hob in the upper modules of the kitchen set and can have different sizes and functionality.

Built-in hoods look very stylish and modern. At the same time, they are not inferior in efficiency to other types Built-in hoods look very stylish and modern. At the same time, they are not inferior in efficiency to other types

In addition to its main task – air purification, some models of built-in hoods can be equipped with:

  • Interval inclusion service;
  • Residual stroke function;
  • A pull-out panel that allows you to increase the cleaning area;
  • LCD screen and the ability to connect to a PC;
  • System “Meteo”.

Built-in hoods can be of three types:

  1. Vertical. They are built directly into the wall near the hob. The main advantage of a vertical hood is that it does not reduce the kitchen space at all. However, for its embedding it is necessary to have a niche in the wall..
  2. Horizontal. The exhaust system is mounted directly to the wall and is mounted in a wall cabinet above the stove. It is visible only from below.
  3. Elevator. Built into the worktop behind the hob, similar to telescopic models.

Installation of a built-in hood

As a rule, the upper modules of a kitchen set form a single ensemble, and built-in models of exhaust systems are cut into a cabinet hanging directly above the hob or stove. The fastening of different models of hoods is done in different ways..

If you choose a recirculation hood, then you can get rid of the duct, as it will simply not be needed. The principle of operation of this type: purification of the air with charcoal and grease filters and supplying air back to the kitchen If you choose a recirculating hood, you can get rid of the duct, as it will simply not be needed. The principle of this type of operation: air purification with charcoal and grease filters and air supply back to the kitchen

Built-in dome-type hoods, after do-it-yourself cut-in, must be connected to the ventilation system using a corrugated ventilation pipe or a plastic box.

When drawing up a kitchen design project and planning a hinge for cabinets, it is necessary to take into account that the exhaust system must be at a height of at least 65 cm from the electric hob. In the case of a gas stove, the hood should be located at a minimum distance of 75 cm from it..

The main criterion for the installation height of the hood: the larger the suction area, the higher the hood should be.

You can find out more information on how to install a built-in hood yourself in our special article.

Built-in refrigerators

The refrigerator can be disguised by sheathing with a material similar to the facade of the kitchen, or you can leave it in the factory form, which will also look very stylish The refrigerator can be disguised by sheathing with a material similar to the facade of the kitchen, or you can leave it in the factory form, which will also look very stylish Small under-counter refrigerators are very popular as add-ons. Also, in addition to the refrigerator, there are also built-in freezers. Small under-counter refrigerators are very popular as add-ons. Also, in addition to the refrigerator, there are also built-in freezers.

Built-in models, like free-standing ones, can be of different modifications, with a different location of the freezer and a different type of freezing. The dimensions of the built-in models may also vary depending on the product form factor. In addition to the usual plastic containers for vegetables and lighting systems, most models of built-in refrigerators can include:

  • Drip defrost system;
  • Plastic shelves with liquid overflow protection system;
  • Fast freezing function;
  • The ability to maintain a negative temperature during a power outage for 15 hours;
  • Possibility to re-hinge doors;
  • Electromechanical control system.

Built-in models of modern refrigerators are very economical in terms of energy consumption and are able to keep food fresh for a long time..

How to build a refrigerator

Refrigerator embedding scheme Refrigerator embedding scheme

The process of DIY installation of a built-in refrigerator in a kitchen set does not present any particular difficulties. The electrical appliance is placed in a pencil case made for it and the facade is attached. When installing the refrigerator, several important points are taken into account:

  • The installation site must be freely accessible during installation and during subsequent operation;
  • Facade fastening method;
  • Appliance cooling.

Decorative fronts can be attached to the refrigerator door or to the cabinet body that hides this electrical appliance. The second mounting option is more problematic and more difficult to install..

Built-in microwave ovens

Built-in microwave oven for the kitchen - a must for stylish interior design Built-in microwave oven for the kitchen – a must for stylish interior design The microwave built into the headset does not take up much space and fits perfectly into the design. As a rule, built-in appliances are sold in a certain stylistic line, so it is better to buy all appliances from one manufacturer - this way it will be ideally combined with each other. The microwave built into the headset does not take up much space and fits perfectly into the design. As a rule, built-in appliances are sold in a certain stylistic line, so it is better to buy all appliances from one manufacturer – this way it will be ideally combined with each other.

Today it is difficult to imagine a kitchen without a microwave oven, which can make the cooking process much easier.. Like other electrical appliances, built-in microwave ovens may differ in the following ways:

  1. Dimensions;
  2. Working chamber volume;
  3. Power;
  4. Internal coating;
  5. Control method;
  6. Functional.

The simplest models of microwave ovens are equipped only with the “microwave” function, and multifunctional microwave ovens provide the following features:

  • Steam cooking;
  • Automatic heating;
  • Weighing of products;
  • Work in conventional oven mode;
  • Defrosting semi-finished products.

Installing a microwave oven

Scheme of embedding a microwave oven Scheme of embedding a microwave oven

The place for building a microwave oven with your own hands should be chosen in such a way that the oven is at a height of at least 120 cm from the floor level. As a rule, multifunctional modules or cabinets are used to build microwave ovens. If the microwave is capable of completely replacing the oven and its installation is not planned, it is mounted under the hob.

Built-in dishwasher

You won't surprise anyone with a dishwasher today - you can find it in almost every kitchen. You won’t surprise anyone with a dishwasher today – you can find it in almost every kitchen.

The dishwasher is not so much a must as an auxiliary household appliance in the kitchen. Recently, however, dishwashers are being purchased more and more often, since they are able to make the housewife’s work easier. Built-in models can have different dimensions, capacity and number of programs. Most built-in dishwashers are equipped with the following basic washing programs:

  • Preliminary;
  • Standard;
  • Fast cycle;
  • Half load mode.

In the vast majority of built-in dishwashers, the dishes are dried by the condensation method. That is, after the already clean dishes are poured over with hot water, moisture from the dishes condenses onto the inner walls of the unit. In terms of energy efficiency, most of the models belong to class “A” – the most economical in energy consumption. The machines have an insignificant level of noise during operation, are equipped with a sound indication system for warning.

Some nuances when installing an embedded dishwasher

Even when buying this device, you need to pay special attention to the arrangement of the basement of the machine. In some models, the decorative facade may conflict with the plinth. This modification is installed in the case of the lower module without any problems. In the basement part of the furniture case, a cut is required, and this entails a violation of the aesthetic qualities of the kitchen set.

When installing a built-in dishwasher, make sure that there is no connection to communications behind its back wall. Otherwise, the machine simply will not fit into the closet..

We also recommend that you watch a video on how to install a dishwasher yourself:

You can learn more about the installation process of the built-in dishwasher from of this article.

Conclusion

Built-in kitchen appliances are able to make their presence invisible and are very easy to use. However, it is better to plan its acquisition together with the furniture in which it will be built. It is very difficult to find a separate model of the device corresponding to the internal dimensions of the cabinet on sale.

When installing built-in appliances with your own hands, it should be borne in mind that there must be a distance of at least 3 cm between the device body and the cabinet walls for free air circulation. You should also pay special attention to electrical wiring and contact connections in the kitchen area. The power supply system of modern kitchen appliances contains several levels of protection, for which it is necessary to have properly arranged electrical wiring and normal outlets..