Modern kitchens tend to have a few appliance sizes to choose from, but if you have a vintage kitchen, not all your cutouts may be standard. This is especially true for ranges, since vintage ranges can often be narrower or wider than the ranges that are common in today's market. Replacing a 40-in. range with one of a different size can involve lengthy, expensive renovations and a lot of headaches. But there is another option: find a new range that will fit your existing cutout.
These 40-in. ranges can be hard to find if you don't know where to look, but ILVE is a company that manufactures an entire suite of them. Regardless of your existing utility configuration, they will have options to match your needs. Many of their models are also available in custom colors so you can precisely match your existing decor. The Majestic II, Nostalgie, and Professional Plus series all include a variety of ranges that can replace your vintage range. These appliances are hand-crafted in Italy, and the company prides itself on its precision workmanship and unparalleled sophistication. If you're considering replacing a 40-in. range, here are just two of the many options that ILVE makes available to you.
From the Professional Plus Series, the ILVE UPDW1006DPMI is a sophisticated, professional-grade dual fuel stainless steel range with chrome trim that can handle practically anything you want it to do. Its six sealed Italian brass burners have a maximum output of 15,500 BTUs, but the heavy-duty chrome knobs give you enough fine-tuned control over the output that you can easily melt chocolate or other delicate foods without scorching them. Add to that the continuous cast-iron grates on the burners that let you easily slide heavy pots and pans from one burner to another, and you have a truly luxurious cooking experience. Meanwhile, the main oven has 3.98 cu. ft. of capacity, while the secondary one has 2.54 cu. ft. of capacity, allowing you to cook multiple items at the same time. It uses true European convection to efficiently heat your food, while the quick start preheat function brings the oven up to temperature quickly enough that it can also be used to safely defrost frozen food. It even has a pizza function that utilizes the bottom element to get the crust on your pizzas perfectly cooked every time.
The ILVE UMD10FDNS3BKC comes from the Majestic II Series, and with its black body and chrome trim it's exactly as majestic as the series name states. This dual fuel range boasts six sealed brass burners with a maximum output of 20,000 BTUs. They have a non-stick nanotechnological coating to make cleanup of spills a breeze, but with the range's continuous cast-iron grates, it's unlikely that you'll have many spills to clean up. The sealed oven keeps moisture inside, reducing shrinkage of meat and preserving the texture of your meals. The main oven has a capacity of 2.3 cu. ft., while the secondary oven has a capacity of 1.52 cu. ft., accommodating nearly anything you plan to bake. As a bonus, the 4.3 in. TFT touch display gives you fine-tuned control over the temperature of your oven. This oven scored an A on the EU ratings list, making it equivalent to ENERGY STAR® certification in the US.
How many years should a gas range last?
Most modern ranges last up to 15 years with proper maintenance and cleaning; ILVE ranges can last even longer, thanks to their precision Italian engineering and handcrafted technology.
How do you know if you need a new stove?
If the burners don't heat properly, the control panel stops responding to your inputs, your stove is making strange noises, or the oven doesn't heat to the desired temperature, it may be time to replace your range.