Slide-in ranges have become increasingly more popular over the past several years, and are currently sold by almost every major kitchen appliance brand. They are actually very similar to the common free-standing ranges, except for these small differences:
The location of the controls, which are up on front, rather than on the back-splash of the stove.
The top is about 2" wider than standard models.
The sides are unfinished, allowing the stove to easily fit between 2 kitchen cabinets.
According to thousands of user opinions, slide-in models are very attractive and create a sleek, clean line in the kitchen. However, slide-in stoves cost about $1000 more than free-standing ones on average, and are considered more difficult to operate. The majority of the gas models receive very low customer satisfaction ratings.
But there are a few exceptions, such as the best-rated models (shown below), which receive decent scores for several factors, particularly appearance.
Users chose the GE Profile Slide-In Gas Double-Oven Convection Range as the #1 best gas slide-in range. It has a total capacity of 4.3 cubic feet. The stovetop features 5 burners. When it comes to design , this range is described as rather attractive. Users really like this product. However, users consider the stovetop and oven to be just fairly user friendly and and rate them around average for usability.
The KitchenAid Pro Line Slide-In Gas Convection Range was chosen by users as the #2 best slide-in gas stove. It has a total capacity of 4.09 cubic feet. The cooktop includes 4 heating elements. When it comes to style , most users find this range rather appealing. This unit gets good value marks from users. However, users consider the cooktop and oven to be not entirely fool-proof and and rate them around average for usability.
Users chose the KitchenAid Architect Series II Slide-In Gas Range as the #3 best slide-in gas stove. It has a total capacity of 4.09 cubic feet. The cooktop features 4 heating elements. This range is rated around average for easy cleanup. As far as style goes, most users find this range moderately appealing. However, most consumers are not fans of this model.