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Mar 20, 2010 06:51 AM

HELP!! I need a 42" gas cooktop for existing space...

Ready to replace my gas cooktop and have a 42" wide space. I want front knobs and would love to find a 4 burner with a flat (non-stick) built-in griddle or a 6 burner with removable griddle overlay. The only 42" cooktops I am finding are KitchenAid, Miele and Viking; and, alas, none of these models have the option mentioned. Does anyone have any feedback or suggestions for me on these models or ideas on other brands that may work. THANKS!!!

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  1. I have been dealing with trying to replace an old gas cooktop too! It is really a royal pain that the sizes have changed. My cooktop is original to the house - 1961! A Tappan. Now they come in two sizes 30” and 36” and mine of course is 33”. It is important to check the cutout size though and not the cooktop size. The cutout is the actual size of the hole in the countertop. They actually vary quite a bit. The cooktop is not my biggest issue right now though – I also have a gas oven and yes it is a 1961 Tappan too. They sure made good appliances back then. Imagine trying to get 50 years out of most of the junk they make now. Anyhow my gas oven is 23” wide and 39” tall. I have had NO luck finding a replacement for it and may have to look at switching it to electric. I don’t really want to do that but I may have no choice. The funny thing is that my appliances are both stainless steel including the hoodfan. So they are in style – again.