I said that because I should have thought through buying a new cooktop when the new countertop was installed. That would have been the smart thing to do. But that's not what I did... Nor do.
When my new countertop was fabricated, the countertop was cut out for my electric Jenn Air cooktop. When I decided to purchase a Jenn-Air gas cooktop (after the fact), I found out the dimensions were not the same. The gas cooktop was smaller. ACK!!!
What to do??!! What to do??!!
Well, Micro-Trim, (a company out of California) found their niche. They make trim kits for cooktops, microwaves, ovens and ranges for numskulls like me. ((giggle))
How it works is you give them the exact dimensions of your cut out. Along with the brand and model number of your cooktop. Then two weeks later... Voila!! You have one piece of flexible aluminum that will cover the difference. The kit is offered in black, stainless steel or white.
Their staff was extremely helpful and it arrived professionally and securely packaged.
Now, I will add a little of my own personal opinion. Yes, it looks great and takes care of the gap. But it is strictly cosmetic. I didn't realize it.
If you're looking for it to hold the weight of your cooktop, it will not. If the gap is large you will need to figure out how to anchor your cooktop from underneath.
Also, it's rather pricey. At least I thought so.
But it was a little cheaper to buy directly from them rather than buying from your appliance dealer who purchases from them.
Since the company asked for customer photos of the trim kit, I removed my Christmas decor before I snapped these. I don't think everyone would want to see my Dorothy Doll Christmas Imp in the background. ((giggle))
Overall, I am extremely happy with this product! It looks great and most importantly covered the Grand Canyon gap between my cooktop and my countertop. Yes, that was a tad bit exaggerated.
Happy Friday, all.
Be merry and bright!