There are situations in which operators should consider replacing an existing range or adding a new unit to their kitchen.

Excessive oxidation of the unit’s parts may indicate the need for a new range. Also, if the cost of operating a range becomes excessive due to major fixes or failures, it’s time to replace it.

Although minor parts will need replacing over the range’s lifetime, when controls, burners, pilots or ignition systems are not working correctly and the unit is nearing the end of its expected service life, a replacement may be appropriate.

In addition, warping, gas leaks and broken oven doors may mean the range’s structure has become compromised and the unit should be retired.