Re: granite countertop around slide in stove
Sounds like a personal preference call to me. Do you want a hinged door covering the space or do you want it left open?
Personally, I'd install a cabinet because I wouldn't want an open space to collect dust bunnies. As for the inevitable gaps between the stove and the granite top, there are aluminum "T" strips you can get to bridge this gap. Not sure what they're called, but you'll find them in the appliance section at the big box.
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