We are getting our countertops and cabinets replaced and upgrading to granite.
My wife likes the custom edge called ogee. I like that look too.
When I got home from the store after ordering our cabinets I started looking at our slide in range and realized that there may be a problem with the way the range slides over the countertop. It seems to me that it will fit well on a more square type of counter like the formica we have now.
Here is a picture of our range:
I did a lot of searching for pictures last night and couldn't find any examples of anyone using this stove with the kind of edges we want.
This is the closest I could find:
In this picture you can see a little gap. That's what I'm worried about. Our stove has a black edge so it might blend in a little better but I am wondering if there is a better way to deal with this.
Also, with our stove we needed to add a filler strip in the back. The guy that is doing our design said that since we are doing granite they will just make that a strip of granite.
I am wondering if we should just change the stove at this point. Seems like a freestanding might be a better choice. Problem is the stove is only 2 years old and was expensive.
I would appreciate any advice on how to handle this.
Thanks in advance,
I don't see a gap. I do see an area of the stove being revealed due to the
contour of the front edge. That would not bother me but if it does you,
have the granite fabricator stop the ogee short of the side.
Yeah, I thought of that. I'll ask about that.
The other thing is that this type of stove works better when there is no counter over hang. With the overhang the stove sticks out into the room a little bit. That's why I am staring to think about a freestanding stove.
I did a bunch of searches comparing freestanding vs slide in and people seemed to complain about the controls being in the back on freestanding.
I hate to design the countertops around our stove. This would mean that if we replace the stove in the future, or next homeowner has to replace the stove they will be forced into getting another slide in and it might be hard to match exactly if we custom design the granite around this particular stove.
I'd go with the freestanding. That "custom fit" granite on the website
you linked to looks ridiculous, and like you said, means that in the
future you'd have to find a stove with the same contour. The look of
the counter overhanging the cabinets is also something you want, and it
seems like that's a problem with the slide-in ...
You said the stove you have is only 2 years old, but the post to which
you linked was 37 months ago. Does an extra year make you feel any
better about ditching it? Just think of it as a mistake and move
I don't understand the complaints you saw about controls on freestanding
stoves being on the back. Is that really a slide-in vs. freestanding
issue, or some other make/model/design issue? I just did a google image
search for "freestanding stove" and saw plenty of pictures of front
Personally, my rag with your overall plan is that ogee edge. Good for
wood, stupid for granite, especially a countertop. Too gimmicky to be
fashionable for very long. Unless your new cabinets are ornate, that
fancy edge is going to be too noticeable. But, that's just me.
I just checked the receipt and ours was purchased on 2-25-10 for $1900. That's
a big expense for us. The thing that really bugs me is I thought of this when I
bought it but then I figured it would be a long time until we remodeled.
Hmm. It looked really sharp in the show room. I just thought it made the
entire kitchen look so much more modern.
If we did a more rounded granite the slide in Range would be fine. I can live
with a small gap. We have a small gap now with the formica and it's not really
noticeable. With the Ogee edge I think it might be very noticeable.
You originally wrote:
"Here is a picture of our range:"
and that post is dated July 31, 2009.
So, um, I'm confused about the age. But yeah, 1900 is not chump change
for me, either, and 2.5 years isn't much different than 3 years.
Go with what you like, but in this case, your choice really will be
carved in stone. The trouble with "modern" is that it's so damn fickle.
Someone observed that if you choose a picture frame, and a guest says
"that's a nice frame," instead of "that's a nice picture," you didn't
get it quite right. I see the ogee edge as an eye-catcher, and I don't
think it should be. Put something else interesting in the kitchen
But, since you do really like it, just make sure your other design
elements blend with it.
That post is not our stove. I just hunted for a picture of the stove we have and posted it so you would see what the stove looks like.
We decided to go with a different edge. After thinking about it some more and looking at lots of pictures we decided that $1900 is too much to just replace the stove and we really don't need the Ogee edges. They might even be a bit much for our smaller kitchen.
We will have that small strip of granite in the back but that is a separate piece and I think if someone wanted to replace the slide in with a free standing in the future they could knock that piece out. I'll ask the granite guys about that.
Thanks for eveyone's feedback!
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counter over hang. With the overhang the stove sticks out into the room a
little bit. That's why I am staring to think about a freestanding stove.
replace the stove in the future, or next homeowner has to replace the stove they
will be forced into getting another slide in and it might be hard to match
exactly if we custom design the granite around this particular stove.
About 25 years ago we put in a new stove. I had to cut a small notch
in the Formica counter for the top to fit. Looked fine, no problem.
Fast forward 25 years and now we need a new stove. New stove does
not fit the same way and the notches look crappy and are exposed.
If you have not bought the stove, look for a free standing that needs
no special treatment.
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