Ranges are a must-have in everyone’s kitchen because it is where the food we eat is cooked. Some ranges are simple, but it can get as fancy as with five burners and two ovens. There are also a variety of designs available and types to suit everyone’s home; especially those who want to maintain a nice and elegant look where cabinetry and counter matches.
One type of range is the slide-in range where it is placed in between cabinets or counters. The top of which is slightly protruded so it gives the appearance of it resting atop the counters, making it look like it was built-in there. Many owners like this effect, as the range doesn’t look foreign in the kitchen.
There are many brands of slide-in ranges. To give you an idea of what’s available in the market and the price point, we have listed three ranges worth checking out.
What are the top-rated slide-in ranges?
Frigidaire 30″ Slide-In Gas Range with Quick Preheat and True Convection
This gas range can be connected easily to your existing gas line but you might need help in installation if you haven’t done it before or you were a previous electric range owner. It comes in three colors: Black, White, and Stainless Steel.
If you aren’t going for a theme, it is recommended to pick the stainless steel one because it looks more elegant and it can fit nicely with your other appliances. It also pairs up well with any tile colors, stones, or woods. It is measured 30 inches, a bit bigger than the standard, but it can slide in nicely in between cabinetry or counters. No installation is really required, as you just have to push it up where it will belong.
Take not that you have to measure your available space against this range to be sure that you have enough to fit it in snuggly. It comes with four burners that have respective 5,000 BTUs, 9,500 BTUs, 12,000 BTUs, and 17,000 BTUs. The built-in oven has baking of 18,000 BTUs and broiling at 11,500 BTUs.
It has pre-set options for warming, heating, quick baking, etc. at the touch of a button. The oven also comes with quick preheat that does its job in only a matter of minutes, meaning you don’t have to wait too long to put your goodies into the oven. It also has the ability to self-clean.
GE PS950SFSS Profile 30″ Stainless Steel Electric Slide-In Smoothtop Double Oven Range – Convection
- Capacity: 6.6 Cu. Ft. / Self Clean Convection Oven
- True European Convection With Precise Air
- 3,600W Power Boil / Synchronized Elements
This range is a really nice addition to your kitchen because of its elegant-looking minimalistic design. The top is also slightly raised so the sides would sit snuggly on the counters or cabinetry next to it, giving it the appearance of being built-in, instead of pushed in.
It measures 30 inches, slightly bigger than the average size of ranges. It comes with a smooth top cover that protects the burners when not in use. It also gives a clean and neat appearance. This is an electric range that doesn’t have any provision for gas connection. The cooking surface is very smooth and has five slots for your pots and pans for multiple cooking at the same time.
The control pad contains flat surface built-in buttons that definitely looks elegant as well as a digital timer for baking. The dual ovens easily heat up using a quick preheat feature and it has a total cooking space of 6.6 cubic foot. The convection oven is self-cleaning so you won’t have to waste time scrubbing.
The only con for this GE electric range is that it is priced higher than most electric ranges. You will be able to purchase a good double oven one without breaking off the 2,000-dollar mark. The good thing is, if you have the money to spend, this is worth every penny.
Samsung NE58F9710WS Slide-in Electric Range with FlexDuo Oven
- 5 Electric Cooktop Elements - Including a Triple and Bridge Burner
- Large Oven Capacity - 5.8 cu ft.
- Glass Touch Controls with Guiding Light System
This electric oven comes with five cooking slots for your pots and pans and has one built-in oven with a total of 5.8 cubic foot capacity.
To compete with ranges with double ovens, Samsung designed a Flex Duo Technology that gives you the capacity of a single oven with the efficiency and flexibility of two ovens. The extra large oven can cater to big roasts, multiple casserole dishes, or several cookie racks. It also comes with three oven racks to separate your dishes and give more space.
The bottom tier is a pullout drawer that serves as a warming area for your dishes. After cooking, place it in the warming drawer to keep the temperature until dinner is ready. The ovens and the burners also heat up fast so waiting time is lessened.
The only con for this product is the design of the knobs. Unlike the GE Electric range reviewed above, the knobs and switches of the Samsung range is protruded so it’s more prone to accidental hits.
What are the advantages of a slide-in range?
Not sure whether you should get a slide-in range or stick to traditional freestanding? We have listed some pros that may change your mind below:
- It allows you to have a seamless design in your kitchen.
- It is designed to have a wider top to overlap onto the counter, giving it a built-in look.
- It has dimensions that can easily fit onto cabinets so you don’t have to really customize your cabinetry.
- It enhances cleanability as there will be no food or morsels that can drop down to the sides.
- It is great for kitchen designs with a custom backsplash.
There are a variety of slide-in ranges you can choose from depending on your taste and budget. You can pick if you want a gas or an electric model and pick how many burners and ovens you want built into the range. While slide-in ranges are more expensive that freestanding ones, many customers opt for the slide-in models because it not only works as a great range but it also integrates seamlessly into the kitchen, which is really nice and elegant to look at.