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How to Install a Cooktop

Use these step-by-step instructions from the Kitchen Renovations team to install a five-burner cooktop.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1,000 - $2,500

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Drill Holes and Dry Fit the Cooktop

Drill two access holes, one for the electric wiring and one for the gas.

Dry fit the cooktop and modify the cabinet back if needed with a reciprocating saw.

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Step 2: Test Fit and Install the Cooktop

Use wooden blocks to test fit so that your fingers don't get caught under the lip. Once it is in place, remove the blocks.

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