Oven without power current – the facts

While an electric stove with its cooktop should, if possible, always be operated with heavy current, this is not absolutely necessary for a single oven, but there are still some things that need to be taken into account. A single oven is connected autonomously from the hob to its own power source. What you should pay attention to, we show you here.

Oven without high voltage current: Is that possible?

A self-sufficient oven is not necessarily dependent on a high-voltage connection. Since this can also be connected to a single socket, it is advisable before planning the kitchen to make sure that where the oven is to be installed, a single fused socket is installed.

Oven performance – ceramic hob

A ceramic hob often has a power rating of more than 7,000 watts, so it is almost impossible to avoid connecting it to the power supply here. Otherwise, the ceramic hob would have to be connected to three to four individually fused sockets or downregulated. Since this is hardly practical, the cooktops are connected and fused via the power line or three-phase line.

The oven, on the other hand, only requires about 2,000 watts in power consumption. Therefore, it can certainly be supplied with power at a normal socket.


When planning your kitchen, it is best to ensure that an individually fused socket is installed where the oven is to be installed. Most self-sufficient ovens have a relatively long cable, but even this cable usually does not reach more than two meters.

Converting appliances

An electrician can convert an older appliance for you, where the oven and cooktop are connected together. In this case, the stove is then converted so that it can be connected to 220 volts. However, you should keep in mind that the power of the electric stove will not be quite as high afterwards as it would be with a standard heavy current connection.

Power connection

From a technical point of view, it is safer for any electric stove to have a high-voltage connection. You then do not run the risk of overloading. Overloaded wires become warm or hot and can even melt away the sheathing of the cables in the wall. Therefore, it is better to incur the cost of a new power line for a combined stove.

Tips & Tricks

Despite all your DIY skills, you should still not make the power connections for the oven or ceramic hob yourself. For insurance reasons alone, only a trained electrician is allowed to do this. Besides, it is also very dangerous for you if you could come into contact with electricity.

Elizabeth Green

Elizabeth Green

Elizabeth Green is a seasoned home chef and culinary expert who has a passion for all things kitchen-related. With her extensive knowledge of the latest kitchen products and appliances, Elizabeth provides insightful reviews and recommendations to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions. Whether you're looking for a new refrigerator, blender, or cookware set, Elizabeth is your guide to finding the best kitchen products available in the UK.

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