Not all gas ranges are freestanding, and many top manufacturers produce both slide-in and drop-in models for modern kitchens. Slide-in ranges overlap with counters for a built-in look, and drop-in ranges create a customized look by fitting in a specially designed cabinet space.
Top manufacturers, including Whirlpool and GE, produce many different range types. These allow homeowners to customize the look of their kitchens and let the company address a wider audience with its product lineup. Slide-in and drop-in ranges typically have no raised dash at the rear of the unit, unlike freestanding models, and all controls are accessible from the front of the range.