What is a kitchen range?
A kitchen range, also called a stove, brings together an oven and a stovetop/cooktop to keep up with all your cooking tasks from sauteing to baking. Ranges come in a variety of styles, sizes and fuel types to complement different cooking routines and kitchen aesthetics.
Why is a kitchen stove called a range?
Over time, different terminology arose to refer to this classic cooking appliance, but a range and a stove are essentially the same thing when talking about modern kitchen appliances and these words can be used interchangeably. Learn more about the difference between a range vs stove vs oven and decide what’s right for your kitchen.
Kitchen range appliances types
Within the kitchen range category, you have some choices regarding style, fuel type and features.
Style: freestanding and slide-in kitchen ranges
Freestanding ranges are designed to either stand alone or install between cabinets, while slide-in ranges are built to slide between cabinets for a more built-in look. The most noticeable difference between the two is the presence of a backguard on freestanding ranges where the oven controls are located. Slide-in ranges don’t have a backguard and instead place the controls on the front of the range. Learn more about these distinct styles in the slide-in vs freestanding range guide.
Fuel type: gas, electric, induction and dual fuel ranges
Kitchen ranges come in a variety of fuel types. Selecting a fuel type will depend on the cooking experience you prefer and your kitchen layout. Read more about the different fuel types below to help you decide which will work best for you.
Kitchen range features to consider
As you’re choosing a kitchen range, you will want to explore the different features available. Kitchen ranges come with a variety of cooking options, in a number of sizes with different burner configurations and oven capacities and in a number of finishes. Read more about kitchen range features below to help you narrow down the options as you make your choice.
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