What is a slide-in range?
A slide-in range is a model designed to slide between kitchen cabinets, appliances or other fixtures to provide a seamless, built-in look. Featuring an array of cooking controls prominently displayed at the front of the appliance, these models are a practical choice for spaces with kitchen islands or decorative backsplash walls. Slide-in ranges are also available in several fuel options, including electric, gas and dual fuel.
The main difference between freestanding and slide-in ranges is installation. While freestanding ranges can stand alone or be installed between cabinets, one of the benefits of slide-in ranges is that they are specifically designed to sit between cabinets for a seamless look. Because of this, slide-in ranges have unfinished sides that makes them ill-suited for standalone installation.
The configuration is also different – controls for slide-in ranges are usually located on the top or front of the appliance. Slide-in ranges also lack a backguard, which is why many homeowners install tile behind the range if they are placing it against a wall.
The sleek look of slide-in ranges has made them popular choices for kitchen remodels and installation in kitchen islands. Best of all, the range’s overhanging sides keep food and liquids from spilling into gaps between the cooktop and counter, making kitchen clean-up easy. Let your family enjoy mealtime even more with the sleek integration of a Whirlpool® slide-in range that will help you get dinner on the table when you need it most.