Slide-in ranges, which are about 13% of the current ranges sold on the market, are just like the standard, free-standing ranges, except for these 3 things:
- The controls for the oven and burners are up on front.
- The top of the stove is about 2 inches wider.
- The sides of the stove are unfinished.
These design features allow the range to fit in between two cabinets, creating a built-in look. While this style appeals to many users, there are definitely some things to consider before buying a slide-in range. For starters, these stoves typically cost $1000 more than the freestanding models. Their hefty price tags earn them very low value ratings compared to other ranges. They also tend to receive lower scores for ease of use.
On the other hand, slide-in ranges are highly praised by users for their appearance. Opinions show that they are usually made of high quality materials. Among the slide-in ranges, most electric models receive good performance ratings and great cumulative scores.
So if you're willing to pay up - a slide-in electric stove may be a good option for your kitchen.