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What is a Drop-in Range?

A drop-in range is an electric kitchen range that fits into customized cabinetry in your kitchen. Instead of sliding into an open space in your cabinetry, like a slide-in range, or fitting anywhere in your kitchen, like a freestanding range, drop-in models require the custom design of your cabinets to snugly house the stove. Most drop-in ranges are flanked by cabinets and sit above matching woodwork or cabinetry for a streamlined custom design. There are a variety of different electric drop-in ranges, including electric coil, smoothtop and induction models. Additionally, the cooktop and oven control panel is often found on the front of the range.

Features of drop-in ranges

  • Custom kitchen design
  • Electric radiant smoothtop, coil or induction heat
  • Controls on the front panel

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