What’s the Difference Between a Slide-In vs. Freestanding Range?
The primary differences between freestanding and slide-in ranges are the installation and the location of the controls. Freestanding ranges can be installed between cabinets for a built in look or can act as a stand-alone appliance, while slide-in ranges are designed to fit within your kitchen cabinets. Freestanding ranges feature a backguard that doubles as a control panel, with gas burner controls located on the front. Slide-in ranges do not have a backguard and all controls are located on the front. You can find both types of stoves in gas, electric and dual-fuel options with a wide selection of features and functions.