Asked on Oct 18, 2017

No range good over stove. What can I do to protect my walls?

Barbara Baldwin27524803Dfm


6 answers
  • FL
    on Oct 18, 2017

    From what?
  • Roxaneg
    on Oct 18, 2017

    No range hood? Do you have a backsplash behind the stove?

    I like tile behind stoves because the tile cleans up pretty well and if you use a darker grout, it hides the sins of cooking when the sauce spits up and hits the wall, staining lighter grouts.

    You can also use metal tiles or glass tiles behind the stove on the wall.

    The cheapest covering is paint-- a good semi-gloss or gloss-- or wallpaper-- a sturdy version is best.
  • Jewellmartin
    on Oct 18, 2017

    At Lowe's or Home Depot type store, you buy a sheet of aluminum, steel or copper. Use the whole sheet, or cut it to fit the space behind the stove. Keep an open box in the cabinet or on the counter near the range. Also make a habit of keeping a lid large enough to cover any frying pans near the range when you are frying. The fastest way to put out a range fire is to starve it of oxygen. Throw the lid over the pan, or toss in the baking soda from a safe distance, then turn off the eye. Move the pan or pot to a cooler eye or off the stove. Don't throw water on the fire. If you have a fire extinguisher, use that, of course. You can buy an ABC fire extinguisher at around $15 and you can use it on any small fire. Even if you get the fire out, it's a safe bet to call the fire department because they will make sure you know what you did right and wrong if you ask. As for steam and grease, whatever is above the range is going to get it: the ceiling, cabinets, the wall. Clean with a degreaser frequently because these same things cause odors to stay pungent for a long time. Best wishes 😇💞
  • Dfm
    on Oct 18, 2017

    i puracased a house that had been a rental...the wall behind the stove had Holes of various sizes.... 50+ holes. I went and found me a sheet metal piece and cut it to fit between the over stove cabinets and the stove. There are trim pieces on the visible edges. The metal reflects a bit of light back to the food cooking.
  • 27524803
    on Oct 18, 2017

    I would use something easy to wash... like a section of stainless steel sheeting... I have also seen them (DIY network or HGTV use a large piece of BACK painted glass... hang with the corner brackets like for a mirror.
  • Barbara Baldwin
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Or my idea: tinfoil...
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