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Old 07-08-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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Kenmore Slide-in Range Install / He said/She said


Okay DIY experts, who's right?

Hubby and I have differing opinions on the correct way to install our Kenmore 30" Elite slide-in range. Please tell us which is the correct way.

Pictures show the edge of the range, the drawer cabinet trim filler, option 1, and option 2.

As you can see in the photos, the trim can either sit flush against the range as in Option 1 (Hubby's opinion) OR the trim can sit behind the range lip as in Option 2 (my opinion).

Neither option will affect the layout because the drawer cabinet is the last in the run.

Aesthetically, which option is correct?
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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Option 2 gives a neater finished look in my opinion.

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Have you considered how your countertop overhang will mesh with the stove molding?

It would seem to me the depth of the overhang would be the determining factor. If that doesn't matter, I agree that option 2 looks a little neater.
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I feel "the left" is the neater looking option, it hides that flange and the seams along the leading edge cover.

The two options have the stove at different dimensions away from the back wall, so be sure you also like the look of the counter/backsplash behind the stove too.
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As oleagg00 points out there is a recess in the stove's frame that's designed to fit around a counter edge. If you go with the right-side view (the one where the stove lower face is over the cabinet trim) then you're going to have an area where that recessed frame sticks out with nothing inside of it. Or you'd have to get a counter top with a bump-out cut into it. I hate bump outs, but when an appliance is deeper than the cabinets then that's a necessary evil. Me, I hate any appliances sticking out, so I'd never use cabinets or appliances that wouldn't fit together.

I'd go with the left-hand picture, stove recessed into cabinets.
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that recess at the top looks like its supposed to go around the countertop where it overhangs the cabinets. i remember seeing granite counters notched to fit around that recess.
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Thanks all for the responses. We polled our DIY friends locally and they agree that the left recessed option is best.

We are doing a granite tile counter-top so it will definitely fit in the space with no problem since the tile is not as thick as a slab.

I know...most people like slabs but a slab would be over improving for this neighborhood and we don't like the formica.

This way we get the granite but we can install it ourselves.
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that's what we did for our countertop. my wife found 18x25 inch pieces of granite with the bullnose already on it for way less then the slabs.

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