Why are slide in options so less common than freestanding?
When looking at ranges on the AJ Madison site (since they have so many brands and the search engine is decent), I notice this.
Free standing ranges, all sizes: 712
Slide in ranges, all sizes: 71 (9%)
Free standing ranges, 30": 350
Slide in ranges, 30": 63 (15%)
So, the slide-in ratio increases slightly at the obvious residential 30" size, but why so low a percentage? Having a lip that covers the crevice between the countertop and the range top is a Good thing isn't it? Why isn't it more available? Nearly every range gets placed between cabinets/countertop in current kitchen design. Why do you have to deal with the open crack 85-91% of the time?