When it comes to choosing the perfect OTG (Oven Toaster Griller) for your kitchen, you're faced with the decision between a built in OTG and a freestanding OTG. Each option offers unique advantages to cater to different kitchen setups and preferences. Inbuilt OTG is integrated into your kitchen cabinets and requires no extra devices. On the other hand, Freestanding OTG requires a separate device or adapter to connect and is portable, but it may take up more space. This article will explore the differences between built in OTG and freestanding OTG to help you make an informed decision.

Understanding the Concept of Built in OTG

  • Built in OTG ovens are convenient and space-saving for your kitchen. They are ideal for compact kitchens where countertop space is limited. You can free up valuable counter space by integrating the oven into the design.
  • If you prioritize a seamless and integrated look for your kitchen, a built in OTG oven is the way to go. It can be seamlessly incorporated into your kitchen cabinets or wall, providing a cohesive appearance.
  • Inbuilt OTG ovens allow customized designs to match your kitchen's aesthetic. You can choose the dimensions, finishes, OTG size, and placement to suit your requirements.

Understanding the Concept of Freestanding OTG

  • Freestanding OTGs offer flexibility in terms of placement. You can quickly relocate the oven to different kitchen areas at your convenience or when you want to rearrange your kitchen layout.
  • If you value mobility and the ability to move your oven around the kitchen or take it with you when you move, a freestanding OTG is a better choice. You can place it on a countertop or any suitable surface without needing installation.
  • Freestanding OTGs are generally more affordable compared to inbuilt OTG. They often come in various sizes and price ranges, making them suitable for different budgets.

Comparison: Built in OTG vs Freestanding OTG 


Built in OTG

Freestanding OTG


Requires professional installation

No installation required, ready to use

Space Efficiency

Saves countertop space and provides a seamless look

Requires countertop space for placement

Design Flexibility

Blends seamlessly with kitchen cabinetry

Offers mobility and flexibility in placement

Aesthetic Appeal

Enhances the overall kitchen design

Adds a standalone design element to the kitchen

Customization Options

Can be customized to match the kitchen decor

Limited customization options


Cannot be easily moved or relocated

Can be moved or relocated with ease

Cleaning and Maintenance

May require additional effort for cleaning

Easy to clean and maintain


Offers a sturdy and stable cooking platform

Maybe less stable depending on the placement

Kitchen Layout

Requires suitable space and built-in arrangement

Can be accommodated in various kitchen layouts

Integration with Appliances

Can be integrated with other built-in appliances

Stands independently from other appliances


May require bending or reaching to access controls

Convenient access to controls at eye level

Price Range

Generally higher due to installation costs

Offers a range of price options depending on features

Factors to Consider When Choosing Between Freestanding and Built in OTG

When choosing between a freestanding and built in Oven-Toaster-Griller (OTG) oven, several factors should be considered:

  1. Space: For perfect inbuilt oven size, evaluate the available space in your kitchen. A freestanding OTG can be placed anywhere, while a built in requires a specific cabinet or wall space.
  2. Flexibility: Freestanding ovens offer mobility and can be moved if needed. built in OTGs are fixed in one location.
  3. Kitchen layout: Consider your kitchen layout. built in OTG seamlessly blends with the cabinets, creating a streamlined look. Freestanding ovens may disrupt the aesthetics.
  4. Installation: Built in OTGs require professional installation, while the user can easily set up freestanding models.
  5. Budget: Built in OTGs tend to be more expensive due to installation costs, while freestanding models are generally more affordable.
  6. Plans: If you plan on remodeling your kitchen, a freestanding OTG provides more flexibility to adapt to the changes.

Our Recommendations

First, Consider your needs, inbuilt oven size and kitchen layout before deciding. If you prefer a seamless look and space optimization, choose a built in OTG oven. But, if you want flexibility and affordability, go for a freestanding OTG oven. For versatility and affordability, we recommend AGARO OTG ovens including:

AGARO Imperial Digital OTG Oven 28L

It is a freestanding option, offering mobility and affordability for versatile cooking needs.

AGARO Majestic OTG - 19L: 

It is a compact freestanding OTG ideal for small kitchens, providing convenience and efficiency for baking, toasting, and grilling.

You can check out more models and buy the OTG that suits your needs from AGARO’s official website.



In conclusion, consider your priorities when deciding between a built in OTG and a freestanding OTG for your kitchen. If you prioritize a seamless look, space optimization, and customization, an inbuilt OTG is better. On the other hand, If you value mobility, affordability, and the option to move the oven around, a freestanding OTG is the right fit. AGARO kitchen appliances provide the best accessible freestanding OTG for your kitchen. Assess your kitchen layout, budget, inbuilt oven size, and aesthetics to make the best decision. Ultimately, the right fit depends on your preferences and specific kitchen requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the main difference between a built-in OTG and a freestanding OTG?

Built-in OTGs are integrated into your kitchen design, while freestanding OTGs can be moved around.

Q: Does a built-in OTG require professional installation?

Yes, built-in OTGs require professional installation for proper integration into your kitchen.

Q: Can I convert a built in OTG to a freestanding OTG or vice versa?

Converting a built-in OTG to a freestanding OTG or vice versa is not recommended. Built in OTGs are specifically designed for integration into kitchen cabinetry and require professional installation.