In this day and age, a cooktop (Also known as a Stovetop) is the prime cooking appliance that is being used to cook meals at home and within a restaurant. The utility of a stovetop is guaranteed with a cooktop as most types of meals and food servings are cooked with a cooktop. Whether it is a healthy vegetable meal or whether it is delicious crispy bacon cooked in the kitchen, a cooktop is what is commonly used.
But before we dive into the meat of the process of installing a cooktop, we must answer a question some of you might be wondering about: What exactly is a cooktop?
What exactly is a cooktop?
A cooktop is a cooking appliance that is generally an addition to the counter of your kitchen. Generally speaking, a cooktop sits on top of the counter, taking up space on the surface of the counter. With this feature, a cooktop has its controls for heat and cooking settings on top of the counter as well. Generally, the controls and the settings are at the sides of the cooktop, however, it is common to see the control for the heat and the settings to be on top of the cooktop on its own control slab. With that said, there still is a variety that comes with cooktops and nuances that differentiate the branching appliances.
What is the difference between a regular cooktop and a range?
When looking for a cooktop to install, it is easy to be confused with the differences between a range cooking appliance and a regular cooktop appliance. However, with enough exposure to the two types, you no longer have to worry about mixing the two types up. The everyday cooktop is characterized by its presence on the surface of the countertop. Due to the fact that the common cooktop only occupies the surface of the counter, the heat control and settings are placed to the sides or above the cooktop, away from the burners. This setup also allows for more cabinet space under the cooktop to keep the cooking necessities and pots and pans at a close reach. In difference, a range appliance completely cuts out the counter rather than sitting on the surface of the counter. This setup does come with the added feature that the heat controls are now at the front rather than at the side of the of the appliance. These differing features on the appliances have their own benefits and drawbacks, which we will soon be covering.
Installing a cooktop and range (+Oven).
Installing a new stovetop or a range may seem like a daunting task, however, with a little knowledge and quick planning, installing these cookers will be quite straightforward and no longer seem like a difficult job to do.
Installing a range stovetop (Oven and range setup).
Normally, your manual should be enough to install the appliance, however, here are some tips when it comes to installing a freestanding range.