Changing out free-standing range to slide-in?
Currently, I have a free-standing range which I love. It's an 8 year old gas GE profile. I'm having my kitchen redone with new cabs shortly and I prefer to use my current range at this time. If I reuse my range, what issues will I have if down the road I change it out to a slide-in later on?
I understand that there is an area behind the slide-in which can be templated for countertop material if the slide-in is in place. I also know that most of the current slide-ins available have a (usually) stainless strip to take the place of counter material, so that shouldn't be an issue.
But, are there any other issues to be aware of - the sides of the slide-in, do they need special consideration at the countertop, for example?