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Old 12-07-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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Replacing a 30" Electric Drop-in Range


We have a 25 year old 30" electric drop-in range that needs replacing. The cut-out opening in the cabinet where the range is installed measures 29". All of the installation guides for new 30" drop-in ranges appear to require a cut-out opening of 30". Unfortunately, the counter tops in our kitchen are solid granite, so enlarging the cut-out is no simple matter.

Has anyone else encoutered this problem? Are there any 30" electric drop-in models on the market that only require a 29" cut-out? Outside of that, are there any other reasonable options I may want to consider?

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Old 12-08-2010, 06:02 AM   #2
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if you have a full service dealer[not chain] in your area they may be able to help..it happens a lot with built in appl..if i were you i'd have it pro' cut to 30" that way you could put whatever you want in there and when you replace it next time-no big deal.

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Thanks so much for the advice Jacques. That is my feeling as well. I was just not sure how feasible it would be to cut-out a portion of the granite countertop without damaging the granite or its appearance.

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Steve,
A good granite fabrication shop should be able to do that without too much trouble. Most of the jobs I have had done, the granite people would normally cut out the stove hole one the jobsite with the granite in position. They would use a 4" angle grinder with a diamond blade while a second guy holds a shop vac hose along side the grinder to minimize the dust.
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Thanks Mike. I will try contacting the people that cut and installed my granite countertops. Sounds like they should not how to do this.

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I have the same problem replacing a 12 yr old Frigidaire Gallery slide in which took a 29" cut out. Have found it impossible to get a granite cutter to enlarge the cut out to 30". Somewhere I read that some oven manufacturers have Optional thinner sides available to solve this problem. Anybody know which manufacturers can do this? I am in Canada so need something CSA approved.

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