Freestanding vs Slide-In Ranges – What’s the Best Choice for You?
How to Find The Perfect Stovetop
If you’re looking for cooktop repair in SF or just a new stovetop, and you have a slide-in range or a freestanding range, it may help you choose the right service for the job if you know some differences between the two. Being aware of and understanding these differences will ensure that your money and time will be well spent!
You might be asking: Why does it matter?
Getting the wrong kind of range could prevent it from being installed properly and you could not be able to use it. Not to mention you might not be able to fit the range in its appropriate space at all because of your cabinetry. At the same token, hiring a professional who is anticipating working on one type of range, only to come to your home and find another type, could mean he or she will not be prepared to satisfactorily complete the job.
Slide-in ranges are great for kitchens with plenty of space. This type features the controls for your burners and oven out in the front. To form a built-in look, the slide-in range is wider on top to overlap the countertop. This overlap prevents food and or crumbs from seeping into the space between the stove and the counter. These ranges have unfinished sides, which means they have to be installed in-between two cabinets. For those who want to showcase their backsplash, there is no back guard blocking the space! Here are some brands that make slide-in ranges:
If compact is what you’re going for, the freestanding range might be more of your forte. These stovetops have burner and oven controls on a back guard, unlike the Slide-in range that has these knobs on the front of the appliance. Another difference in the freestanding range is that the sides are finished. This results in flexibility – where slide-in ranges do not install with the sides exposed, the freestanding range does – this means it can be installed anywhere in the kitchen. Prices for freestanding ranges are much cheaper than slide-ins, by as much as $500 or more. Here are some brands that manufacture freestanding ranges:
- GE Appliances
Knowing the type of stove top you’re looking for can save you time and money. You won’t have to worry about buying the wrong one and then having to stress about the returning process. No matter the type of range you have in your home, if your range needs repairing, our services for cooktop repair in SF cater to them both!
The efficiency at which your appliances are working is a top priority. Most of everything we do in our lives concerns them one way or another. When they aren’t working properly, it is crucial to identify the problem and execute the necessary actions to fix it.
To find out more information regarding the restoration of your range or any other appliances, contact us today!