Standard Stove Dimensions (Size Guide)

Here we share the standard stove dimensions including how to choose the right sized stove for your kitchen space.
U shaped kitchen with center stove white cabinets white quartz countertops When choosing a stove for your kitchen, it is important that you take note of the available space you have and choose a stove that will fit. In this post, we are going to run through the standard stove dimensions and help you choose the one that will best suit your space.

Two tone kitchen cabinets with stainless steel stove Measure Your Stove Space

Before you decide on the dimensions of your stove, you need to figure out the dimensions of your stove space.

There are three dimensions you need to take into consideration when choosing the right stove dimensions for your space: the width, the height, and the depth.

To get the height of your stove space, you need to measure the space from the floor to the surface of the surrounding countertops.

To get the width, you measure the space from countertop to countertop. To get the depth, you measure the space from the front edge of the kitchen countertop and the wall.

Don’t forget the clearance space

Clearance space is a small open space between your stove and its surroundings, the wall behind it the counters on each side. You need to add some clearance space to ensure that there is some air circulation around your stove to keep the surroundings from getting too hot and your stove from overheating.

Recommended clearance space is ½ or 1 inch from the back of your stove and the back wall and the sides of your stove and the countertop sides.

What Are The Standard Stove Dimensions?

Standard Stove Dimensions

The standard size of a stove is 30 inches wide and 36 inches high. This is meant to take into consideration standard counter heights. In order to allow you to work comfortably, stoves are designed to be more or less level to kitchen counters.

The standard depth of a stove is 25 to 26 inches, this is also made to take in account the dimensions of the standard kitchen counter.

However, keep in mind that some stove manufacturers have door handles that can add a couple inches. Stove handles are often designed to stick out past the cabinets. You will want a stove that can fit between the counters, not one that sticks out beyond. This is especially true when you factor in handles that stick out further.

With regard to clearance space, some manufacturers have designed their stoves to not need space between the counter and the stove sides. You should check before making a final decision.

Apartment Stove Dimensions

Apartment kitchen with smaller stove white cabinets subway tile backsplash The height of a stove usually stays at around 36 inches, it is usually the width that varies and that depends on the type of stove design.

Stoves that are designed for small kitchens, such as those in an apartment or condo, are a little narrower than the standard stove.

While the height will probably stay the same as that of a standard stove, the width will be around 20 to 24 inches. The average size, however is 20 inches.

The different types of stoves also come in different sizes. A stove with a double oven, for example, will have a width of about 20-36 inches. Meanwhile, commercial-grade stoves will be available that are 36, 48, and 60 inch wide.

If you are getting a stove/oven combo, depending on the manufacturer, you will be able to find one that is 37 to 47 inches high.

Stove in a Kitchen Island

One can also install a stove in to a kitchen island. However, the recommended minimum size island required is 7′ wide to properly accommodate the stove top and adequate counter space. For more related content visit our page on kitchen island sizes.

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Joan Jalbuena is a skilled writer who worked as a journalist for the Manila Times and a researcher for AIM. She's also provided content for organizations such as Haribon Foundation and eCompareMo. She loves exploring and has a passion for discovering new design & decor trends and sharing them in her writing.

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