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BUYING GUIDE: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE RANGE


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There are many things to consider when buying a new stove. On top of style, functionality and power supply, the size is also crucial. At Ateliers G. Paquette, we specialize in repairing household appliances, including ranges, refrigerators and washing machines, for customers in Montreal and throughout Quebec. We want to help you make the right decision and avoid unpleasant surprises when installing your new appliance.


How to measure for a new stove

If you’re installing a freestanding range, you must respect minimum clearance requirements to ensure your safety. There must be at least 40 inches (102 centimetres) of space in front of the range and 48 to 60 inches (122 and 152 centimetres) between the stove and other kitchen appliances. However, the owner’s manual may specify different measurements.


You must take additional measurements if you install the range between two cabinets. Measure the width, depth and height of the cut-out that will accommodate the appliance. Make sure to measure both sides, as some cabinets are uneven. If the measurements don’t match, use the smaller measure. Another thing to consider when installing the appliance is the headroom over the cooking surface. Consult the product guide for more information.


What is the standard ranges size in Quebec?

Standard-size ranges are typically 25 to 27 inches deep (63.5 to 69 centimetres), not including the handles or controls, and 30 inches wide (76 cm). They’re generally 36 inches high (91 centimetres), not including the control panel, if any. These measures ensure the stovetop sits at the same level as most kitchen countertops.


If you live in a small space, you can purchase a narrow range between 20 and 24 inches wide (51 and 61 cm). These models have the same height and depth as standard ranges. You may also want to consider purchasing a separate stovetop and wall oven.


Commercial ranges designed for residential use are like standard-size stoves. Single- and double-oven models used in restaurants have widths of 30 to 36 inches (76 to 91 centimetres) and 48 to 60 inches (122 to 152 centimetres), respectively.


Has your appliance stopped working? Before you replace it, try our appliance repair service in Montreal or elsewhere in Quebec. At Ateliers G. Paquette, we have the expertise and the parts you need. Contact us, then leave a review after your visit.


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