Stoves | Ranges
Stoves, often referred interchangeably as ranges, are common kitchen appliances consisting of an oven and cooktop used for cooking food. Evolved from early clay stoves used to enclose a cooking fire completely, the modern household stove efficiently combines the necessary functions of a thermally insulated heating chamber (oven) and a heating surface (cooktop). Kitchen ranges today are available as either natural gas or electric powered appliances, and are designed as either freestanding, slide-in, or drop-in units.
Kitchen stoves, or ranges, have a standard width of 30” (76.2 cm). Smaller space efficient stoves are available for unique situations, as well as larger stoves for commercial purposes.
Kitchen stoves, or ranges, are typically 36” (91.4 cm) tall to match the counter height of a standard kitchen counter.
Kitchen stoves, or ranges, are commonly 25” (63.5 cm) deep based on the average depth of a standard 24” (61 cm) deep kitchen counter. A kitchen stove's oven doors and handles may extend outward from the face by an additional 2”-5” (5-13 cm).