What is the difference between a built-in and a freestanding range or stove?
- A built-in range is designed to slide in and fit flush with your countertop. This is ideal for an island and can also be used in a regular setting to showcase a decorative backsplash. With a built-in range (also called a slide-in range), the cooktop and oven controls are at the front of the appliance.
- A freestanding range is used in traditional installations (against the kitchen wall), and typically has a backguard at behind the cooktop.
What is the difference between a gas range and a dual-fuel range?
- A professional style gas range feature a powerful gas cooktop and the oven uses gas also as the cooking fuel.
- A dual-fuel range features a power gas cooktop and an extra large electric oven for those who want the flexibility that a gas cooktop offers with the convenience of a large even baking electric oven.
Note: To use a dual-fuel range you must have both gas and electric power connections behind the range.