What is a Slide-In Range?
It's not every day you buy a new stove for your kitchen, so it's normal to be unfamiliar with some range-related terminology. One particular phrase that may have taken you off guard is "slide-in range," and we're here to give you a quick lesson on what it means. If you're shopping for a new range – and especially if you're seeking a built-in look – a slide-in range may just be the perfect choice!
This style's name has to do with the awaiting space and the finished look, rather than the physical action of moving the oven. (Trust us, we are well aware that most ranges require sliding-in during installation!) A slide-in design creates a seamless look, sitting flush with a kitchen counter to create an uninterrupted surface. Most models require a few inches of countertop between the back of the unit and the wall, to further enhance the built-in look. Slide-in ranges have an extra-wide cooktop to cover any gap between the stove and countertop, they don't cover a backsplash, and they give your range a built-in look by means of a much easier and more affordable method than installing a cooktop and built-in oven.
The most noticeable difference between a slide-in range and freestanding range is the location of the controls. Whereas a freestanding range includes a backguard with the oven controls and digital display, a slide-in range is built without a backguard. This allows the kitchen backsplash to remain uncovered, maintaining the uninterrupted look. Slide-in models have their controls on the front of the unit, eliminating the need for a backguard and keeping all controls easily accessible. The other key component of a slide-in range is the range's cooktop. It's made with an extra-wide lip that hangs slightly over the counter, eliminating any gap between the counter and the oven. This creates the illusion of a built-in cooktop without the higher pricetag or the hassle of installation. A slide-in range brings a built-in look to your kitchen in a simpler and more inexpensive package!
If you're ready to bring the seamless look of a slide-in range into your kitchen, P.C. Richard & Son is the place to find one! Our selection of slide-in ranges includes electric, gas, and dual fuel ranges in a variety of sizes and colors. As always, we carry today's hottest appliance brand names at the guaranteed lowest prices. For the best slide-in stove for your kitchen, shop P.C. Richard & Son now!