Removing the stove - how do you do it?

If you want to expand an electric range - for example, because you exchange it for a new one - you can take over the dismantling (except for the disconnecting) easily. How to proceed, what to look for, and what steps are needed is explained in this article.

Different types of stoves

Electric stoves can be designed differently. In older models, the hob and oven are usually connected to a single, complete appliance, both of which are also connected together to one connection.

More modern stoves are usually designed so that the oven and hob are separated. They can be completely separate or connected. In both cases, this plays a role for the connections, since the stove junction box is located in different places.


Disconnecting yourself is dangerous. It is not enough just to turn off the power. Before you can actually disconnect a stove, it must first be checked for freedom from voltage. For this you need an electrician, his expertise and his equipment. Only after the test, the stove is safe power and may be disconnected. Then you can start dismantling.

Remove the hob

A ceramic hob is usually sealed. This seal can be made with different materials. Silicone often causes problems when removing silicone remover or a razor blade.

If the seal was done with Terostat, which also has a strong adhesive effect, the removal can be even more laborious.

Remove the stove - basic steps

  • built-in stove
  • ev. silicone remover or razor blade
  • Screwdriver or cordless screwdriver
  • Electrician for disconnecting

1. Disconnect the stove

Have the electrician check the stove connections for no voltage and then disconnect them.

2. Remove the hob

Remove the brackets from the hob (usually clamps or claws). Carefully remove adhesive sealing materials. Lift out the hob. If necessary, clean the cutout of silicone or adhesive residues.

3. Remove the oven

Loosen the screws on the oven. Usually the oven can already be pulled out.

Tips & Tricks

In an old steel plate hob, the expansion of the hob works the same way as the ceramic hob. In order to get to the stove junction box, however, often the oven must first be removed, instead of the hob.

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