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How to Move a Glass Top Range

Hollan Johnson

A glass top stove has no burners sticking out of it; instead the burners are under the flat glass top of the range. This makes it easier to clean and care for, in many ways, over gas and electric ranges. If you are moving you probably want to take that glass top stove with you. As long as you take the proper precautions, moving the stove should be simple.

  1. Unplug the glass top range from the outlet and pull it out and away from the wall. Remove the racks from the inside of the oven.

  2. Lock the oven door, if possible, or apply moving tape over the door to keep it closed en route. Wrap mover's plastic wrap around the entire range to protect it from scratches. Wrap the mover's wrap around the range's cord.

  3. Slip the dolly under the back of the range. Secure the range to the dolly with mover's plastic wrap.

  4. Pull back on the dolly to hoist the stove up and push forward to move the stove. Once you get to the vehicle the range will travel in, gently lower the dolly. Remove the mover's wrap that secures the range to the dolly and slip the dolly out from under the range.

  5. Place a blanket or other material over the glass top to protect it en route.

  6. Move the range from the vehicle to your new home using the dolly. Wrap the range to the dolly with the mover's wrap again to prevent damage to the range.

  7. Place the range in your new home and remove the mover's wrap. Move the dolly out from under the range. Remove the remaining mover's wrap and the tape. Place the oven racks back into the oven. Position and plug in the glass range.