Bluestar Rangetop Backguard - Anyone not using a backguard?
I'm about to purchase a Bluestar 36" 6-burner rangetop. We plan to install the rangetop approx. 2-3" away from the back wall to allow large pots/pans on the back burners. To fill this area, we will have a granite strip installed between the rangetop and wall (part of the granite will go over the rangetop where the island trim was removed - approx. a 1" width). I've talked with the BS rep and he stated the unit can be used without a backguard (whether the island trim or any of the others).
Has anyone else installed their BS without a backguard? Any issues or recommendations? As ours will be away from the wall, it would look odd to have the island trim installed as well as not allowing larger pots to fit, thereby defeating the purpose of moving the unit away from the back wall!