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This may be a good time to upgrade your cooking range so you'll be ready to roll come the festive baking season. If you're toying with range styles and considering one with front controls, while they're big on style, this range design may not be suitable for every kitchen.

There are reasons that make this range choice appealing to some while others might give it a thumbs down. Find out why Front Range Controls May Not Be Suitable for Every Kitchen and make sure you'll be satisfied with your purchase decision.

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Already have a range with front controls? Leave a comment and let us know how you feel about this range style.

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July 21, 2013 at 5:54 pm
(1) valerie says:

Just like a slide in range, oven & stove controls at the front are definitely the way to go with a freestanding range. You don’t have to reach over a hot pot to adjust the temp, plus the knobs don’t get in the way of a larger pot at the back of the stove. I’d like to upgrade my current range to get five burners and convection cooking. It’s hard to find this configuration, though, it seems to be reserved for slide ins.

January 6, 2014 at 9:46 pm
(2) Vornauf says:

In our experience, they tend to be problematic, as when you lean in or reach over or above the stovetop, it’s very easy to ” belly-adjust ” the knobs without knowing you’ve done so… we’ve turned up or down several pans of food and had bad results from doing so ! Just a word to the wise….

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