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Difference Between a Slide-In & Free-Standing Range - Which Should You Choose?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Feb 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM


When remodeling your kitchen or designing a new home, you will have many choices to make pertaining to the type and style of appliances that you will buy. A lot will depend on how you or your kitchen designer lays out the cabinet design and where each appliance is located in the plan. Your main cooking appliance is also the centerpiece of your kitchen: the range.

And even if you're just buying a new range and not changing your kitchen's design too much, you might be wondering which type you should choose. There are many styles you can consider, including slide-in ranges, freestanding ranges, and larger professional ranges. If you want to learn more about the differences between slide in and freestanding ranges, you're in the right place! We'll go over what you can expect from these range styles in terms of design, features, and pricing. (And if you're looking for more information on choosing a new gas or electric range, check out our range buying guide!


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Slide-In Electric Range Reviews - The Top 5 Best Models of 2019

Posted by Todd Buehler on Feb 5, 2019 2:00:00 PM

In designing or updating your kitchen, picking the right slide-in electric range may be one of the most important choices you'll make. The perfect slide in range will help give your kitchen the clean, modern, professional look that you are seeking, and at the same time ensure that the food prepared in your kitchen turns out to be a culinary masterpiece.  

Beyond that, you want to pick a range that is both convenient to use and convenient to clean and care for that will be dependable and serve you for many years until your next kitchen overhaul. To help you make this big decision, we've narrowed the field to the Top 5 Models of 2019 and will help you pick the one that suits you best. They are numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order. Let's dive into our slide in electric range reviews!

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Drop In Ranges - Replacing an Old Model?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Drop in ranges were quite popular in the 70's and into the early 80's, but their popularity has since plummeted and they are difficult to find today. The models still available today are limited to 30" electric drop in range models. We'll review what drop in range options are still available and discuss whether it's worthwhile to purchase a more common range style instead. You can learn more about choosing a new kitchen range (gas or electric) in our range buying guide, too!

If you are replacing an existing drop in range, you probably already know a bit about them. Drop in ranges are different from standard free standing ranges and slide in ranges. They are like slide in ranges in the way they overhang the countertops but they are actually suspended by the counter surface over a bottom cabinet or shelf and do not touch the floor.

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Is a Coil Top Electric Range Ever a Good Option?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM


Most buyers of electric ranges in today's market are looking for smooth top ranges. However, don't overlook electric coil range models for certain applications. An electric coil range is an "old fashioned" range with burner bowls and coil elements that plug in and out of the range top. What possible advantage could this type of range have over a smooth top range?  Let's take a look at a few scenarios. (And for more information to help you choose a new gas or electric kitchen range, check out our range buying guide!)

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Smooth Top Ranges - Pros & Cons vs Coil Top

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Feb 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM


If you have an old coil top range and are seeking to upgrade it, you should definitely consider one of the many smooth top ranges available. Smooth top ranges have been around for many years now and they offer a great alternative to old coil top models. If you are looking for a cheap electric range that will be easy to repair, a coil top model may still be your best bet.

In this article, we'll go over the pros and cons of a smooth top electric range compared to a coil top range - check out our range buying guide for more information on buying a new gas or electric kitchen range!

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Frigidaire Induction Range Reviews with Features and Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jan 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM


Induction ranges are interesting and different. These ranges are increasing in popularity and many consumers are seeking to learn more about them. If you are researching new ranges and considering an induction range, you should check out the Frigidaire induction range options.  If you are looking for American-built quality, Frigidaire should definitely be on your list. 

For more about the benefits and drawbacks of induction cooking, read our article, What is Induction Cooking? - Is it right for your kitchen? 

For over 85 years, Frigidaire has been manufacturing products across North America. From coil elements to radiant glass to the newest induction glass top, Frigidaire has planted firm roots in our lives and kitchens. They currently offer two incredibly affordable induction ranges starting at $999, which we'll review below.

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The 7 Best Gas Range Models for 2019

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM


A gas range provides you with some of the best options for stovetop cooking. If you’ve been searching for the best gas range for your home, we’re here to help with an overview of our top seven favorite gas ranges for 2019! We cover several different brands priced starting in the $800s up to the $2,000s.

Let’s dig in and explore some of the amazing options out there! Each product is numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order.


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The 7 Best Electric Range Models for 2019

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM


Electric ranges are known for their low upfront costs and low maintenance costs, and can be commonly found in apartments and homes where installing a gas line is not possible. With many of them now available with smooth ceramic glass cooktops, they’re easy to clean and look great, too! To help you find a new electric range, we’ve put together reviews of some of the best electric range models of 2019, all from different brands and at a variety of price points, starting at $799 up to a premium $1,599 model. 

These seven models are numbered for your convenience but listed in no particular order. Let’s dig in!


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Electrolux Induction Range & Cooktop Models - Features, Prices

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM


Electrolux may not be as familiar a brand to some as, for example, Whirlpool or KitchenAid, but this Swedish company has made their mark in the appliance market as the second-largest appliance maker in the world (based on units sold). They created the first true household vacuum cleaner in 1912 and have been making innovative, reliable products ever since. They have owned well-known brand Frigidaire since 1986.

Induction cooking is a unique trend, and induction ranges and cooktops aren't always easy to find. In this article we'll go over the Electrolux induction range and the two Electrolux induction cooktop models available to help you explore your options.

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Topics: Ranges, Electrolux

Hotpoint Range Reviews - Should You Consider a Hotpoint?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Nov 5, 2018 11:00:00 AM

If you are looking for an appliance for your home or apartment that offers value and quality, the Hotpoint brand may be just what you are looking for. 

Hotpoint, established in 1919, is one of the oldest names in the appliance industry. They have a history of making innovative appliances at affordable prices. They have been a value line produced by GE for many years, offering a limited line of products with a few in each category, mostly in white.

In this article, we'll explore what Hotpoint has to offer for the kitchen in our Hotpoint range reviews. Let's dig in!

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Topics: Ranges, Hotpoint

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