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Tudy 09-21-2010 11:25 AM

range and fridge next to each other?
I just got a new Samsung french door fridge delivered to replace my old 37 yr old Amana. I have to have the range and fridge next to each other, until I can remodel another area of the kitchen, to make space for the fridge. This may take a while to do. I realize that the oven heat will make the fridge work harder in the mean time. There is a little more than 1/2 in of space between them. Would it help to put a 1/2 in sheet of styrofoam in between them, in an effort to prevent heat transfer to the fridge?

DexterII 09-21-2010 12:06 PM

Although not necessarily a typical configuration, I personally doubt that the proximity of one to the other is going to be appreciably detrimental to either over the long run. Nevertheless, I would opt for as much air space as possible over anything that you might stuff in between them. More importantly, in my opinion, be sure to maintain the manufacturer's minimum spacing between the appliances and the wall behind them.

Tizzer 09-21-2010 02:17 PM

At this apartment complex I work at, the fridge & stove sit side by side. Any where from an inch to 1/2 inch clearance. Been that way for years.

kenmac 09-21-2010 03:40 PM

I wouldn't put any styrofoam next to the range

MagicalHome 09-23-2010 05:21 PM

Yes, I wouldn't put styrofoam next to the range, for safety reasons. Just try to have enough space between them.

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