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Close to giving up - kitchen help really needed pretty please

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RandomMess Mon 18-Jul-11 19:05:56

Utility plans have had to be shelved for complicated boundary issues so big compromises have to be made.

Builder is starting work on 1st August and we are moving out, kitchen needs to be completely gutted.

So I assume it is a really bad idea to have the fridge freezer next to the built in oven (they will be offset but the back of the FF will overlap the built in oven by 25cm, so FF will stick out into the room (due to walls) or I could have them at right angles to each other provided I can get the FF door open!

Another option if we do the right angle idea would be to have an american FF but this would be at the expense of having a 30cm pull out larder cupboard - no other tall cupboard.

Can't have a really tall FF as I'm only 5' tall which is a bit of an issue!


discrete Mon 18-Jul-11 19:11:54

Can you have them at right angles but with enough space for a corner larder in the angle between?

RandomMess Mon 18-Jul-11 19:13:07

don't think kitchen range does a corner larder.............................

But I'm right that we can't put FF next to built in oven can we?

londonmackem Mon 18-Jul-11 19:22:46

I have had my fridge freezer next to a built in oven for years with no probs. Seal of fridge away from oven. Only time I ever had a problem was in a rented house with seal next to oven and housemate left oven on for 24 hours - melted the seal slightly but no defrosting of anything.

RandomMess Mon 18-Jul-11 19:25:25

I had just assumed that it would be inefficient having a heating appliance next to a cooling appliance.........

said Mon 18-Jul-11 20:22:58

Not ideal but Howdens kitchen planner came up with the same for us

NemesisoftheVole Mon 18-Jul-11 20:39:10

You're right about inefficiency of the FF next to the oven. Might cause the motors to overwork themselves and/or to frost up your freezer. No other reason not to put them next to one another though.

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