New Slide-In Ranges from GE, Electrolux, and Jenn-AIr
What’s a slide-in range?
Traditionally, there have been significant differences between a slide-in range and a freestanding range.
Slide-in ranges normally have unfinished sides because, just like wall ovens or drop-in ranges, slide-in ranges are designed to be installed into adjacent cabinets, and their sides are not visible.
In addition, slide-in range tops are not designed to go all the way to the back wall. As you can see in the Electrolux diagram, a strip of the countertop extends along the back wall, giving a built-in look as well as the ability to run countertop molding across the back improving sightlines.
The cooking surface or range top trim is designed to overlap adjacent countertops. The idea is to give the appliance a built-in look suggesting that the cooktop and range were completely separate items.
Today, things are changing. The GE Profile double oven range featured below meets only 1 of the 3 definitions, the top surface overlaps the countertop, but the range has finsihed sides, and the range top goes all the way to the back wall so that no countertop or trim strip across the back can be accommodated.
The Electrolux appears to be a true slide-in range. And the new Jenn-Air (coming Dec. 1), is really a freestanding range that looks very much like a slide-in range.
What does all this mean for you? More choice. If you really need a true slide-in with the countertop running across the back as in the diagram below, Electrolux is the only one of the three that meets that criteria. Otherwise the GE and Jenn-Air ranges shown here can work in a variety of situations as either slide-in or freestanding.
30” DUAL-FUEL BUILT-IN RANGE WITH WAVE-TOUCH® CONTROLS EW30DS65GS
- Min-2-Max® Gas Burner
- Perfect Turkey® Button
- Platinum Star® Limited Warranty
- Double oven 6.6 cu. ft. total oven capacity
- Cook multiple dishes at once with two ovens
- True European Convection with Precise Air
- Expandable bridge zone
New 30″ Ranges: Induction, Gas, Duel Fuel, and Electric.
Available December 1st
- Streamlined design.
- 6.9 cubic feet of combined oven and baking drawer capacity—elevate the look
- premium glide racks and a Soft-Close door enhance the cooking experience.
- Simple installation.
- The full-depth design easily fits into a standard opening without needing extra trim, for a built-in look.
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