as Iíve come to expect, have offered some fine
suggestions for a correspondent who has been seeking a
way to replace the white front panel on her Thermador
slide-in gas range with a stainless-steel one.
Cohen said he has what the reader described. Itís a
30-inch gas slide-in range with an exhaust vent that
raises up in the back, exhausts down, then under the
floor and outside, and it is in stainless steel.
model number is RDDS30V.
problem, he said, is that it was manufactured and
installed in 2001, and thus might not still be
would suggest that this model might be available
somewhere online, and now that the model number of the
stainless-steel version is known, it might be easier to
Barnet Weiss writes that on the television show Shark
Tank, a woman showed magnetic coverings that can be
applied to almost any appliance in many decors.
was stainless steel, and Weiss believes that the price
was about $100.
found what Weiss was talking about at www.applianceart.com
an unidentified reader wrote that he was a "great
fan of paint as a solution" and suggested Rust-Oleum
High Heat enamel for this project.
just used it on my fireplace tools and door frame, and Iím
very happy with the result. It does not give a shiny,
cookware-style stainless-steel finish, but rather a
was very controlled, so a minimum of masking was needed
to protect the surrounding surfaces, and over-spraying
was easily avoided.
claims heat resistance up to 1,200 degrees, and
recommends this enamel for grills, wood stoves and more,
only caveat is that spraying paint in a confined place
can be messy, and that you need to take precautions
before you go this route.
might call around to auto-body shops to see if they
could spray-paint the front door.
course, it has to be removable so you can send it out.
need to do a perfect job, especially if you plan to sell
the house sometime down the road.