Can anyone advise me where, in the USA, I might buy a new "drop-in"
30-inch-wide gas range? I can't find one. It would be used as a
replacement for an apartment kitchen. I have found a drop-in electric
range, but building owners don't want to upgrade the electrical resouce at
the kitchen. Gas is already there.
On 2/15/2005 12:32 PM US(ET), John B took fingers to keys, and typed the
OK, that's what mine is. It is a drop-in with a flange on the sides of
the top that lays on the countertop and is covered by the lift up range
top. I had to build a base for it since it doesn't have a leg to stand
on. Try Sears.
I think you want to look for a "slide in" range. Most everyone makes one.
I have a dual fuel Jenn Air, but I know it comes in all gas. Here are some
Edwin Pawlowski got it right.
A "slide in" sits on the ground, and as such, has a vertical height of
perhaps 36" without respect to any backsplash that might be included in the
As "drop in" has a vertical dimension of about 30", yet when it is
installed, its top is at counter height...about 36". How is this
accomplished? The drop-in rests on the counter, and perhaps on blocks down
near the floor.
A "drop in" oven specifies a shorter horizontal distance between surrounding
cabinet and countertop; i.e., closer gap.
The kitchen has beautiful tile work, cabinetry, and coved floor. This would
have to be massacred to fit a slide-in range. All existing dimensions are
suited for drop-in, not slide-in or free-standing range.
I have recommended a drop-in electric replacement range, but family members
who control the situation are opposed to that. They would rather hack the
kitchen and save money. I am thus trying to find a gas range that will
dispell this threat.
Good point. That was my first position. However, I am relying on others
who claim that the repair parts are unavailable. But thank you for
reminding me of this concept.
The thermostat is shot. I put a thermometer in the oven and watched it go
well beyond the temperature prescribed at the user interface. The oven
burner doesn't always light promptly, giving fear of explosion. The top
needs a paint job.
In a different thread there's a company called Bluestar, which calls
its products "cooktops." Check out their website--several sizes and
options. Our ideal kitchen would have a big gas stove and a separate
electric oven set in the wall at about waist level.
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