How do I fill the gap between the stove and counter?
Should range be level with countertop? For electric and gas ranges, opt for models that are the same height as your countertop so that the top of the stovetop sits level with the countertops on either side of the range (e.g., a 36-inch-tall range for a 36-inch standard countertop height).
What can I do with a gap behind my stove? Check with the manufacturer to see if there is a stovetop extender, a piece of matching metal that fits on the back of the unit and bridges the gap between it and the wall. If not, purchase a generic stovetop extender, an L-shaped piece of metal or vinyl that attaches to the back of the stove and covers the gap.
How far should a range stick out from counter? We’ve researched different range models to get the answer for you. Ideally, a properly installed oven should be flush with the cabinets. When the oven door is closed, both door and handle should stick out only between 1” and 2” from the cabinets.