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Slide-In vs Freestanding Ranges (Comparisons/Reviews/Ratings)

Like yesterdays post on counter depth refrigerators, the choice of what type of range, free standing or slide-in, is about style only. We will look at function later in this post.

But first let's gawk at some backsplashes:

backsplash1 backsplash2
 backsplash3  backsplash4

I love these. We have installed tons of tile at Yale, because it highlights the presentation. Your kitchen is differentiated by the floor, tile, lighting and cabinets. That's really it.

So freestanding ranges (ranges with a backguard) obscure the look of the tile and backsplash.

freestanding ranges

Slide-in ranges (ranges without a backguard) do not. That is the primary difference between a slide-in and free standing range.  A slide-in is also much easier to clean as the cooktop surface sits above the countertop.  There are no seams for food and liquid to dribble down the side like a freestanding range

slide in ranges

You do pay more for the more customized look. This is a comparison between a Gallery freestanding and slide in range with similar features (actually the lesser priced model has the griddle burner). 

Frigidaire Gallery freestanding FPGF3081KF $1139:

FPGF3081KF freestanding ran

Frigidaire Gallery slide-in FPGS3085KF $1609:

FPGS3085KF slide in range

So the question of slide-in vs freestanding really can be summed as style against price.

Additional Resources:

For more information about style, configuration, features and brands download one of our cooking buyers guides: Electric Cooking, Gas Cooking or Pro Cooking.

Topics: Slide-In Ranges, Freestanding Ranges

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Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike

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