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Old 09-01-2014, 02:17 PM
 
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I have a relatively new Whirlpool coil type stove top.

I'm wondering if it is possible to replace the cook top with a glass type stove top without replacing the entire stove/oven.

I regret opting for the coil type and can't justify the expense of replacing the whole thing. Hoping someone has done this or knows that its possible/impossible.

Thanks.
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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It would probably be more expensive to buy the parts you would need even if it is possible.
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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What exactly do you want?

I read cooktop, then stovetop- both of which are two entirely different things! And they don't interchange.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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You will need to pay the extra for a new smooth top range if it's important to you. Maybe you can sell the current one to help defray the cost a little bit.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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If you replace the unit and within your budget, look at a slide in unit. All controls are on the front where you don't have to reach over burners, pots, pans. You will need a 2.5"x30" fill piece and probably 30" of missing backsplash.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:45 AM
 
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It would probably be more expensive to buy the parts you would need even if it is possible.
That's what I was afraid of.


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Originally Posted by emm74
Maybe you can sell the current one to help defray the cost a little bit.
That's probably my best option. Switching out the top would make the old stove near worthless so even if it was moderately inexpensive to do it would likely be comparable to just selling the old one.

Oddly, I hadn't considered it. My old stoves usually go to one of my apartments as an upgrade and I've got 2 older ones in the garage already, for that purpose.

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I read cooktop, then stovetop- both of which are two entirely different things! And they don't interchange.
Sorry, I guess I don't know the difference. This is a full oven with range on top.

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If you replace the unit and within your budget, look at a slide in unit. All controls are on the front where you don't have to reach over burners, pots, pans. You will need a 2.5"x30" fill piece and probably 30" of missing backsplash.
I had to look up 'slide in unit' . These are nice. I would probably prefer this type, though it looks like they are a little more expensive.


Thanks everyone for your help/suggestions.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:18 AM
 
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I just picked up a Frigidare glass top stove for free that the glass top works but the bottom oven don't work.
I am hoping to put the glass top on my Frigidare stove.
They both seem to be the same model other than ones a glass top stove and the other is a coil top.
Has any one have some knowledge on doing this?
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:40 PM
 
Location: NC
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I have a GE glass top. if you are into any regular cooking, I think they are a pain to maintain and the vessels bottom must be nice & flat etc...
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