My question is about how hard you find it to clean the stainless steel island trim that juts up behind a rangetop that's set in an island.
I have to replace the old Wolf rangetop in my island. The island is 4 ft deep, so the rangetop only comes halfway across. My current rangetop is flush with the top surface of the island. I'll probably get a Wolf again, but almost all the rangetops I looked at had the perforated trim, which is there to vent the oven part of a range. The rangetop doesn't need the vent, but the manufacturers don't care about this issue.
All I can think is that the messy way I cook, with spatters and spills, that trim will need constant cleaning. And with the perforations, that will be a real pain.
I'd love not to have the island trim at all, but the intelligent dealer I spoke to said he didn't see a way around it.