Freestanding v. Slide-in range - any difference in performance
I have found so much invaluable info on these boards and have a question that I know may be hard to answer.
I am settled on a 30 inch gas double oven range and am deciding between freestanding and slide-in.
The slide in definitely has a nice clean look; however, my kitchen would basically look fine with either type.
Has anyone else researched these two types from a performance standpoint? Or gone from a freestanding and noticed a measurable performance improvement in their new slide-in? or are the components basically the same.
So, my question is: is style the only difference between these two types? I am trying to keep an eye on costs and can't really see paying an extra $1,000 or so simply for my range not to have a back on it.
Would truly appreciate any input - and if you have a certain model of either type that you have purchased and that you love, that would be great also.