Remember the gas cooktop that I was so excited about? The one found on Craigslist for a great price and there was even talk of stars aligning? Yeah, well, as it turns out, not so much. J did a ton of research on installing these things and decided that he just wasn’t comfortable dealing with natural gas, which is completely understandable. We called our local plumber out and he couldn’t install it because the drop-in part of the cooktop is too big for the opening in the counter and since the dishwasher is on the other side, there isn’t enough counter to cut to make it fit. We were too eager and uninformed when we made our purchase. I saw a 30″ cooktop and thought it would fit because it never once occurred to me that the drop-in parts are not at all standard. It was a good deal, just not for us. We are going to get a second opinion to see if there’s anything that can be done. If not, we’ll try to re-sell it on Craigslist. In the meantime, we are considering this to be a lesson learned as we go back to the drawing board. Know thy drop-in measurements!
What about you? Have you ever bought anything in haste only to regret it later? Ha – no one ever does that, right?