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Replacing Your Kitchen Range

By Bluehammer Admin

With both an oven and a cooktop, the range is the centerpiece for cooking in the Kitchen. The following are some helpful tips when it comes time to replace your range.

Cost Factors of Replacing Your Range

The biggest factor in the project cost of replacing your kitchen range is the cost of the appliance itself. Ranges come in all types, sizes and features from economy to designer. Below are the main cost factors in the project of replacing your range.

  • Removal of the old range
  • Purchase, delivery and installation of the new range
  • Replacing gas lines (if applicable) and the material costs
  • Hauling away and disposing of the old range

Built-in versus Free Standing Ranges

Ranges come in a variety of sizes and options. Free standing ranges slide into the space provided and are the most common and are easier to replace. Built-in ranges blend in with the finish of the countertops and cabinets and cost more to replace. A similar quality built-in range can be as much as double the price to purchase and install as the free standing variety. Both styles come in both gas and electric varieties and multiple burner options.

Removing Your Old Free Standing Range

Follow the steps below to remove your existing range. For built-in ranges, the configuration will determine the additional removal steps. Unless you are an advanced DIYer, it's good to hire a professional to make sure you don't damage your existing counter or cabinets.

  • Turn off the gas if needed and unplug your rangeAlways make sure you have turned off the electricity and gas before removing an appliance.
  • Disconnect the gas line (if applicable) from the range
  • Slide out the applianceBe careful not to scratch the flooring when moving your appliance
  • Clean!Now is a great time to clean all the food particles that might have accumulated since your last cleaning.

Installing Your New Range

Follow the steps below to install your new range. If your new range slides into an area that has a pre-determined width, make sure you buy the correct size unless you plan on re-arranging your kitchen layout.

  • Pre-assemble the electrical cord to the range.Ranges usually do not come with their electrical cords so make sure you have bought one or can re-use the old one. Remove the electrical plate on the back of the range and make your connections.
  • Re-connect the gas line to the appliance if applicable and test the connection.Most ranges come ready for natural gas, if you have bottled gas make sure to follow the directions on the converter kit. It is recommended you hire a professional if this is the case.
  • Slide the range into place and make sure it is secure and level.
  • Plug in the range, turn on the gas if needed and test the operation.

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