Different types of stoves

Electric stoves can have different designs. 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, as the stove junction box is located in different places.


Performing the disconnection 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.

Removing 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 made with Terostat, which also has a strong adhesive effect, the removal can be even more laborious.

Removing the stove - basic steps

Built-in stove

  • Ev. Silicone remover or razor blade
  • Screwdriver or cordless screwdriver
  • Electrician to disconnect
  • 1. Disconnect the cooker

Have the electrician check that the cooker connections are disconnected and then disconnect.

2. Removing the hob

Loosen the holders 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. Removing the oven

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

Tips & TricksOn an old steel plate cooktop, cooking cooktop removal works the same way as it does a ceramic cooktop. In order to get to the stove connection box, however, often the oven must first be removed, instead of the hob.

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