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The Buyers Guide to built "in" or built "under" appliances?
There is often confusion about the terms "built in" and "built under".
A both of the above. As it fits into a housing unit, or carcase, it is generally described as "built in". The two types of installation are shown below.
There are two types of double oven. One can be "built under", the other can be "built in". "Built under" double ovens do not normally need an oven housing unit.
See diagrams below.
Virtually all other appliances are either "built under" or "built in". Unfortunately though, a "built under" freezer can also be described as "built in"! This is because it is designed to fit under a worktop, but people think of it as being built in to their kitchen. It is confusing to say the least!
Shown below are both types of installation.
Nearly all dishwashers are "built under". There are a few that are not, these are normally described as "in Column" and fit into a special tall unit. At present all washing machines and tumble dryers are "built under".
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