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How to Connect an Electric Cooker

Updated March 28, 2017

Connecting an electric cooker, or oven, means plugging the device into a specialised outlet. The electric cooker/oven uses much more power than that found in typical household outlets. The connection process takes a scant few minutes if the cooker already is equipped with the needed plug, or an hour to change out the plug with a more appropriate one based on your home's connections.

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  1. Look in your kitchen for the special plug designed to accommodate the electric cooker/oven. Count the outlet holes to determine if it uses a three- or four-prong plug.

  2. Grab the electric cord on the back of the cooker to determine if it is the right one for your kitchen outlet. If so, plug it in and push the cooker/oven into the area you wish it to sit.

  3. Unscrew the plug wires on the cooker's plug if it is the wrong size. Remove the wires and attach the red wire to the red connector on the new plug. Attach the black wire to the black attachment point, and attach the white/grounding wire to the ground setscrew on the plug. If there is a plastic cover or fid--a plug of sorts--place it over the wires.

  4. Plug the new attachment into the wall socket, and move the cooker into your desired position in the kitchen.

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Things You'll Need

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Three- or four-prong plug

About the Author

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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