Slide-in stoves. Slide-in stove models, like this one, come in both gas and electric options.A stove like this is usually a very economical choice and allows for a very clean installation. The controls are either on the front face or on the stovetop itself, and the stove slides about 3/16 inch over the edges of the countertop cutout, which results in a tight seam with little chance of crumb accumulation.If the model sports a convection oven with a self-cleaning option, which maintains high heat over a lengthy period of time, you have to allow for air space between the body of the stove and the neighboring cabinetry. The technical specification sheet will give you the necessary information on the requirements. If you find that your model will require additional air space, this can be achieved either by using fillers or posts on either side of the stove, or by using a face-frame construction technique for the actual cabinet carcass.