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Advice wanted: LP (propane) Conversion Kit for used 30 or 36" cooktops

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Advice wanted: LP (propane) Conversion Kit for used 30 or 36" cooktops

jkling17 | Dec 3, 2011 03:53 PM

We are starting to get more serious about our kitchen renovation plans. We already scored a crazy great deal on a used 30" GE Profile electric convection single wall oven ($75). I'll be putting this under the island, on one end where it's out of the way.

The cooktop will be on the main countertop area, across from and a few feet over from the oven - so they can both be accessed at the same time, without people getting in each other's way.

It won't be possible for us to get natural gas for several more years, so I'll need to go with LP (propane). I keep an eye on Craigslist. There are very few offerings for used LP cooktops. But every week or two, there seems to be a really nice deal on a 30 or 36" gas cooktop, with the kind of layout and features that I want.

But before I pull the trigger and get one, I'm looking to make sure that I'll be able to get an LP conversion kit for the range, how much these generally cost - and to understand if that's the kind of thing I can self-install or if a pro needs to do it.

I did some googling and it looks like MOST lp conversion kits SEEM to be anywhere from $50-100. Not a big deal, if that's corrrect. But it also looks like SOME cooktops can't be converted like Wolf?

If anyone has advice to offer, I'd appreciate it. I'd rather spend my money on new cabinets, a nice 36" hood, french door fridge, etc. From my standpoint, if I can get a nice used black cooktop, it doesn't really make sense to get it new since they are easy to clean and last damn near forever.

Thanks!

Jeff

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