Asked on Jul 14, 2013
Updating with a gas range: slide in or stand alone?
i am slowly updating my 80s kitchen and am buying a stainless gas range (very soon as my old electric one just gave me a shock and is sitting unpowered at the moment!) . All of the pics of kitchens I like: white cabinets, country- eclectic, etc, show a slide in model with no top where the clock usually goes. These units are over a thousand more just for the lack of a 'built in backsplash"! So , my question is this: as I will be selling in under 5 yrs, is the slide in range a necessity to create a truly modern update? If you check out most kitchen pics you will see that it is rare to show the clunkier version. Also: I like white cabinets and currently have white appliances, incl. a new fridge.Sshould I switch to stainless to create this modern look? Is there a way to cover my Kenmore fridge and dishwasher with stainless? It does not have a conversion kit available .