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Electrical Circuit Requirements for Kitchen Ovens

I am installing an oven that is 240 volt, what type of dedicated circuit do I need? How to Wire a 240 Volt Oven Circuit: Kitchen Oven Electrical Wiring and Circuit Requirements.

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Wiring a 240Volt Oven Circuit
Electrical Question: What type of circuit does an electric oven need?

I am installing a double wall oven that is 240 volt. Do I need a 20amp circuit, or will the current 30amp circuit be OK?

Thanks in advance for any input you can provide.

This home electrical wiring question came from: Martins, a Homeowner from New Castle, Delaware.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electric wiring question Martins.

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4 Responses to “Electrical Circuit Requirements for Kitchen Ovens”
  1. Bonnie Grifka says:

    I would like to install a 30″ Natural Gas wall oven which has a 110volt plug. Is a 15 Amp outlet circuit OK, or does this oven require a dedicated circuit?
    Thank you very much!

  2. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Bonnie,
    The oven may require a dedicated circuit depending on the type of ignition that is installed in the oven, and the type of controls as well. To be safe I would check with the installation manual to see what is specified for the electrical outlet circuit requirements. This is your safest way to know for sure and to comply with the warranty requirements.

  3. Jerry says:

    I am a remodeling contractor and my customer purchased a Whirlpool oven model WOS72ECOHS01. It is rated at 4kw and calls for a 20 amp circuit which would be 12 gauge wire but the wire coming out of the back of the unit says to use 8 gauge wire. What do I use?

  4. Dave Rongey says:

    Make sure the installation manual covers the exact model of the oven that you have, then size the circuit wiring according to the required circuit specifications that are designated.