A drop-in range is an electric kitchen range that fits into customized cabinetry in your kitchen and better blends into your countertop. Instead of sliding into the sides of an open space in your cabinetry like a slide-in range or fitting anywhere in your kitchen like a freestanding range, a drop-in model requires the custom design of your cabinets to snugly fit the sides of the stove. Most of these ranges are flanked by cabinets and sit above matching woodwork or cabinetry for a streamlined custom countertop design. There are a variety of different electric drop-in ranges, including electric coil, smooth top 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 for your countertop and cabinetry
- Cooking surface options include electric radiant smoothtop, coil or induction cooktop
- Cooking controls on the front panel
- Comes in a variety of designs including stainless steel