And IMHO much harder to fix!
A plain old 'standard' four burner plus oven electric cooking stove can
usually be slid out (on a piece of plywood to protect the floor if
necessary) and worked on from all around; still plugged into the range
outlet in the wall. Also you can buy small castors or dollies that replace
the metal feet of some models that make it much easier to move it out to
clean/work behind it
Your choice but personally I wouldn't bother with "Built Ins". Your mileage
I hate mine! The prior owner installed it. There is an opening in the
wall for the wires coming up from the basement. Mice sometimes find their
way up the wires and underneath the burners (after they're cooled) and jump
out on top of the stove.
That is not the fault of the range. Seal the hole with some spray in foam.
Better yet, get rid of the mice. My wife would freak out if we ever had a
mouse in the house, let alone come out of the range!
I see some cats wandering around our property at times. While I'm not a cat
lover, I've never had a mouse around so I leave well enough alone and don't
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