Portable ranges, also known as drop-in ranges, are small electric or gas ranges that can be placed on top of your current countertop. These models are generally compact and lightweight, making them easy to move around. Most also have folding or retractable legs to make them easier to store.
Drop-in ranges are designed to sit directly on a gas or electric burner. Portable ranges are typically made from enamel-coated cast iron or stainless steel, and most offer some insulation to keep your food warm. A few also have a lift-out tray to catch drips while you’re serving.