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Old 09-20-2016, 06:21 PM   #1
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Rotate range top or not?

Working on build sheet & wonder if those who have a 17B could provide your opinions? Have looked at the pics of both but the extra counter space potentially gained by the 90 degree rotation in a 17b does not appear to be that much. I realize there has been discussion of this somewhere but couldn't find it. Thank you! Julie
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:38 PM   #2
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I don't see how rotating the stove would help. We have three burner stove top. I'd stick with two-burners and stove cover or use a large cutting board on the burners to increase space. But, mostly we prep and cook outside.
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:43 PM   #3
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It all depends on whether you value space behind the stove, or beside it more. There is validity to both concepts, which one is better for you?

Besides, I too like cooking outside more anyway, though I know my wife likes to cook inside sometimes.
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I'd check the footprint of the two-burner stove, but you can see from the picture of my three-burner, there is little space behind the stove or on the side. If you have the stove cover and put stuff behind the stove, you won't be able to open the cover.
If I had mine rotated, the stove cover, when open, would cover the knives.
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we opted for the 3 burner stove and have yet to use it.
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:13 PM   #6
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Should have been more clear. This is regarding 2 burner cooktop rotation.
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Should have been more clear. This is regarding 2 burner cooktop rotation.
Understood. That's why I would check the footprint. I don't think the two-burner is all that much smaller than the three. Little to gain, I think.
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I too am pondering this question for our on-order 5.0. While you gain a few valuable inches of counter space, you lose the protection the stove top provides for the vinyl wall covering.
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Here's what the stovetop looks like in the 2017 17B demo trailer at the factory. I don't know how far back it sits if you rotate it the other way. You'd have to ask ETI about that.
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I too am pondering this question for our on-order 5.0. While you gain a few valuable inches of counter space, you lose the protection the stove top provides for the vinyl wall covering.
If you get the cover that comes with it, there is the side thingie, which should help.

PS, Rich, congrats on upgrading! Dirk and I still remember your 19 from when we viewed it last year while we were trying to decide which trailer to get. Lots more room for you two and the kitty. Yay!
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