Dacor Kitchen Appliances: FAQ and Tips for Installation

Dacor frequently asked questions

Installation FAQ

Installation Questions

Can I install a Dacor Cooktop over any single wall oven?

Answer:

Yes, almost all of our cooktops can be installed over any of our single wall ovens in a standard cabinet. The exceptions are both Epicure® models (ESG366, ESG486) and the Preference® model SGM464GG.

Can I place the gas supply in the left-hand cabinet when installing an Epicure® Range?

Answer:

You can put the valve in the cabinet to the left or right of the range. Make sure to check with your local building code inspector to verify the maximum gas flex hose length allowed in your area. If you have a cabinet on either side of the range, we recommend installing the valve under the range, toward the front. A hard gas pipe should be strapped to the floor.

Can I put a utensil drawer under a cooktop?

Answer:

Yes, Preference® (SGM) models (except the SGM464GG) and Millennia® (ETT, CER) models measure 4" from the finished countertop to the bottom of the cooktop chassis. Although a drawer can be installed under a cooktop, there must be a minimum 1/2" clearance below the chassis to the top of the combustible materials of the drawer or shelf. The Epicure® Cooktops (ESG models) measure 7 3/4" in height and require their own platform, so you can place drawers directly under the ESG platform.

Does Dacor offer fully integrated warming ovens?

Answer:

Yes, our integrated warming ovens (model IWO and IOWO) fully accept custom panels and hardware to match cabinetry finishes. The Preference® and Millennia® models also accept custom panels; however, the existing Dacor handle must be left intact and used in this type of installation.

How many blowers can be electrically connected to our hoods?

Answer:

Up to two blowers can be connected to our EHD, EHDR, IVS, and IVSR models. Our newer RVs with RK, RL, RM, RN, or later in the serial number can also handle two blowers. They can also be connected to our ARSC remote switch.

I am installing an Epicure® Wall Hood and do not have any cabinets above it, can the hood be mounted to the back wall?

Answer:

Yes, Epicure® Wall Hoods are designed and engineered to mount to a structural surface above or behind the hood. For convenient rear-wall attachment a ledger-mounting channel is used. This channel allows the installer to locate the structural members, within the rear wall, and firmly attach the field-supplied ledger material to the wall before mounting the hood. Once the ledger is level and attached correctly, the installer can place the hood on the ledger for support while continuing the installation. The next step is to attach the hood to the wall from the inside area behind the grime shields. With the filters and grime shield removed, the installer locates the final anchoring screws and flat washers. A series of slots are provided across the full width of the rear wall of the hood for multiple anchoring locations. To complete the installation, the installer finishes all electrical and sheet metal ducting attachments. In addition, the installer mounts the grime shield and returns the filters to their original position. Please refer to the illustration included for more details.

Is the IVS mounting hole, in the top of the IHL, centered left to the right?

Answer:

Yes.

What is the clearance requirement to install two wall ovens side by side?

Answer:

Four inches between cutouts. This is Underwriters Laboratories (UL) requirement. Since Dacor ovens overlay the cutout by 3/4” on each side, this will leave 2 1/2” of visible space between the ovens.

What is the cubic feet per minute (CFM) rating needed for my cooktop/range?

Answer:

The Dacor rule of thumb for determining CFM requirements is 1% of the total BTU output or 100 CFMs for every 10,000 BTUs. For example, ESG486 = 90,000 (total BTUs) X 1% = 900 CFM (minimum recommended CFM).

What is the dimension from the outside back of the integrated hood liner (IHL) to the back of the mounting hole for the integrated ventilation system (IVS)?

Answer:

2 inches.

What is the distance required to install the PMOR30 and PCOR30 above a cooktop or range?

Answer:


See table below:

30" cooktop or range BTU and watt rating Height from top of cooktop or
range burners to top of microwave
Height from finished floor
to the top of the microwave
Max of 44,000 BTU 34" minimum
with deflector installed
or
36" minimum
without deflector installed
70" minimum
with deflector installed
or
72" minimum
without deflector installed
Max of 60,000 BTU 36" minimum
with deflector installed
72" minimum
with deflector installed.
Max of 10,000 watts 34" minimum
with deflector installed
or
36" minimum
without deflector installed
70" minimum
with deflector installed
or
72" minimum
without deflector installed

Note: Dacor PMOR and PCOR Over The Range Microwaves can be vented to the outside or recirculated. It is always recommended to vent to the outside when possible. Each microwave features a 300 CFM blower. A unique installation can increase the CFM of the microwave to 600 by disabling the built-in motor and installing the Dacor In-Line ILB8 600CFM Remote Blower. This unit must be installed with the wall-mounted accessory switch, available from Dacor (part ARSC). To operate the blower the customer must turn on the remote wall-mounted switch. This is an excellent installation for those who require more CFM but are limited on space in their kitchen.

What is the recommended distance between the top of the cooking surface and the bottom of an Epicure® Wall Hood?

Answer:

The required distance to place the hood is between 30-36" above the cooking surface. The maximum recommended height without compromising efficiency is 36".

What is the recommended hood size for a cooktop/range?

Answer:

The optimum ventilation size is 6" wider than the nominal width of the product being vented. For example, a 36" range would be best vented with a 42" wide hood. It is however acceptable to install a hood with the same nominal width as the product being vented. For example, a 30" range with a 30" ventilation hood.

What type of cabinets will the Epicure® 36” Single Wall Oven fit in?

Answer:

A standard 36" wide base cabinet will hold this oven. The oven's overall dimension is exactly 36" wide. Our cut-out dimension of 34 1/2" allows this product to fit between 3/4" thick cabinet sides in 36" wide base cabinets.

Suggested cabinet applications for extra-wide 36" oven

Sink-Base Cabinets 
Cabinet manufacturers produce sink-base cabinets built to hold 33" wide sinks or wider. These cabinets can be modified, either by the manufacturer or by the field installer, to hold the Dacor® ECS136.

Toe-Kick and Base Platform 
Cabinet manufacturers produce materials to field construct a toe-kick and base platform. This structure along with a small top rail and side fillers will allow our ECS136 to sit between two adjacent base cabinets that are installed exactly 36" apart. The small side-mounting trim on each side needs to be approximately 3/4" wide. Once the toe-kick, base platform, side trims, and top rail are mounted to adjacent cabinets, you achieve a "field-built" cabinet opening to receive the Dacor ECS136.

Tall Cabinets 
Cabinet manufacturers produce tall cabinets, which are generally used for pantry, utility, and wall ovens. The standard wall oven tall cabinet will not be large enough to hold the 36" wide oven. A custom cabinet must be ordered with a minimum width of 36". In many product lines, pantry and utility cabinets are produced with width sizes of 24", 30", 33", 36", and 48".

Important Factors in the Construction of tall cabinets are the oven's cut-out opening height from the floor and the support shelf's load-bearing capacity. Ideally, the oven should be installed so that the door, in the open position, is at the same height as the counter. This assists with safe food transfer from the oven to the countertop. We recommend that the bottom of the cut-out opening be 31 1/4" from the floor. The platform supporting this product should hold up to 300 pounds. Stiffeners may be required under a shelf this wide. Shelf support on all four sides will be necessary.

Where is the gas line located in the grill unit?

Answer:

When facing the grill, the gas line is located in the back right-hand corner, underneath the chassis.