How to Replace a Built-in Kitchen Stove
I am not sure I understand your question or project, could you please explain further?
Do you want to know the pros and cons or if possible how to do this? Please see if this link helps:
How do I change a drop in range to a freestanding range?
How to Replace Your Drop-In Stove
May 13, 2019
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The most difficult part of this will be removing the cabinets that your built-in sits in. Most cabinets are screwed to each other through the face frame. They usually are also screwed to the counter from underneath and through the back wall to the kitchen wall. The countertop will also need to be trimmed and given a finished edge where the new range will slide in
This may help https://www.hunker.com/13416756/how-to-replace-a-drop-in-stove-with-a-regular-range
This is a good video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef41pq5xlsc
Yes, to Laura’s points: taking apart an internally assembled set of cabinets & an electrical, maybe gas too, appliance, is more than meets the eye.
I would suggest replacing that broken cooktop, or whatever its issue is, with a new one,
You would have to take out the counter and the old stove the whole space needs to be cleared and fixed so the new stove will slide in
Are you wanting to remove a built in cook top and replace with a one-piece range and oven combined?
There are advantages and disadvantages to all styles- freestanding, drop in, and slide in:
Sometimes the countertop has finished edges surrounding the built in, other times they are rough cut. If yours are not finished off you may need to do something to mitigate that or consider a stove that has a lip that will hide it.
can you provide pictures? It is usually headache free switch except for backslash