In Berlin, landlords legally must provide a stove, an oven and a sink. This type of stove/oven combo is the cheapest one on the market, the sink to its right is the cheapest sink. As such, this is usually what you get nowadays, because landlords can save a lot of money by not providing a usable kitchen. There’s a massive housing shortage in Berlin, while the population is growing rapidly, so any apartment, no matter how shitty, will find tenants, regardless of how much they ask for in terms of rent. That’s also why there’s no hood. It’s not legally mandated, so it’s not there. And tenants in Berlin pay so much rent that paying 5000€ for a whole kitchen, especially in an apartment they don’t own, is just not an option. I know this stove very well, because I have the same one in my apartment. I do most of my cooking on a wired induction plate, because it’s so much faster and offers so much more control.

In Berlin, landlords legally must provide a stove, an oven and a sink. This type of stove/oven combo is the cheapest one on the market, the sink to its right is the cheapest sink. As such, this is usually what you get nowadays, because landlords can save a lot of money by not providing a usable kitchen. There’s a massive housing shortage in Berlin, while the population is growing rapidly, so any apartment, no matter how shitty, will find tenants, regardless of how much they ask for in terms of rent.<br /><br />That’s also why there’s no hood. It’s not legally mandated, so it’s not there. And tenants in Berlin pay so much rent that paying 5000€ for a whole kitchen, especially in an apartment they don’t own, is just not an option.<br /><br />I know this stove very well, because I have the same one in my apartment. I do most of my cooking on a wired induction plate, because it’s so much faster and offers so much more control.


In Berlin, landlords legally must provide a stove, an oven and a sink. This type of stove/oven combo is the cheapest one on the market, the sink to its right is the cheapest sink. As such, this is usually what you get nowadays, because landlords can save a lot of money by not providing a usable kitchen. There’s a massive housing shortage in Berlin, while the population is growing rapidly, so any apartment, no matter how shitty, will find tenants, regardless of how much they ask for in terms of rent.

That’s also why there’s no hood. It’s not legally mandated, so it’s not there. And tenants in Berlin pay so much rent that paying 5000€ for a whole kitchen, especially in an apartment they don’t own, is just not an option.

I know this stove very well, because I have the same one in my apartment. I do most of my cooking on a wired induction plate, because it’s so much faster and offers so much more control.