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What is a Freestanding Range?

A freestanding range is a kitchen range with finished side panels and a backsplash. This model can stand alone at the end of a row of cabinets or in the middle of a countertop with cabinets. It's available in both gas and electric options to suit your personal preferences and needs. Some freestanding models are dual-fuel ranges, so you can combine the best of both options.

Freestanding ranges are very versatile when it comes to installation, as you can place one almost anywhere in your kitchen to accommodate a gas or electric hook-up. Many freestanding models are available with drawers at the bottom, which can hold pots and pans for easy access. Some varieties may have warming drawers that can keep dishes and meals warm while you finish cooking large meals. The controls for electric cooktops and ovens are usually located on the backsplash, whereas gas models often have controls at the front; some models have controls at the front and on the backsplash.

Features of a freestanding range

  • Placement versatility
  • Gas, electric and dual-fuel models
  • A backsplash holds the controls for electric ranges
  • Gas ranges have control panels in the front
  • Storage drawer for cookware