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    ? backsplash behind stove

    As I was cleaning up from Easter cooking, I noticed that I had a lot of splatters from cooking on the wall behind my stove and thought about ordering a sliver size in thickness, piece of my counter (I have Formica countertops) and placing it behind the stove. -easier to clean plus my counter is black and brown (it is to the right of the range.)

    My question: does anyone have something like what I'm describing? and can you share a pix? I'm not sure how it would look. I don't want to put tile- ugh, the grout lines. I put tile on the kitchen floor and I'm regretting it. I'll try to attach a pix, but don't know how successful I'll be at doing so. btw, it would be taken when we just finished the remodel.

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    My mom's apartment has formica back splash behind her stove; seems to be fine.

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    One, you have two different counter tops--it will be hard to decide which one for a back splash. Two, I have a formica back splash that matches my counters--I still have to clean it. My great aunt would tack up wax paper to protect the wall, I probably would not recommend that due to fire hazard. I might try a polyurethane to that area of the wall that I want more protection without damage to the paint. Good luck!
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    We used to have backsplash that was made from the counter tops. It worked just fine. Three years ago we remodeled the kitchen and put in small tile for the backsplash. It works fine so far.

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    Are you planning to fasten it to the wall? I think I would be tempted to fuse the Formica to a thin piece of plywood, trim the edges and just sit it behind the stove resting it on top to the trim that is on either side of the stove. You could take it out to clean it and if you don't find you like it you can remove it with no damage to the wall.

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    I would be concerned as to how your stove vents. If there is a significant venting too close to the formica backsplash it could warp or melt the formica over time, particularly if the oven is used for long periods of time. Think about haveing a piece of Corain or stone ( quartz or granite) that you can just place in that area , and remove for washing. I would be very leary of formica and the glue used to hold in place. If you want to remove it you will pull some of the dry wall off. You could even do some decorative punched tin.
    By the way that is one tidy kitchen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by callie8799 View Post
    As I was cleaning up from Easter cooking, I noticed that I had a lot of splatters from cooking on the wall behind my stove and thought about ordering a sliver size in thickness, piece of my counter (I have Formica countertops) and placing it behind the stove. -easier to clean plus my counter is black and brown (it is to the right of the range.)

    My brother put up a piece of plexiglass behind the stovetop and attached it to the wall. Sister says it cleans up nice and looks good to. It has to be attached to the wall though. If it gets to nasty, it can be replaced. Plexiglass is not that expensive.

    My question: does anyone have something like what I'm describing? and can you share a pix? I'm not sure how it would look. I don't want to put tile- ugh, the grout lines. I put tile on the kitchen floor and I'm regretting it. I'll try to attach a pix, but don't know how successful I'll be at doing so. btw, it would be taken when we just finished the remodel.

    Thank you!
    Deb

    omg-it's huge! I'm sorry - how in the world do I make it smaller?
    See answer above. Sorry I put it in the wrong place.

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    I have formica behind my stove, still have to scrub it, and if it doesn't get done often enough (hubby does the cooking and cleaning, and this is a spot he misses) it can take some elbow grease. I used to do housekeeping for a living. I used a product called "Johnsons wax" for appliances. Using this once a week made cleaning up the stove, fridge, countertops, etc. a breeze. Can't find it now, and can't find anything that works as well. Talking about tiles, there is a product you put on the grout that keeps it easy to clean. Comes in an easy to use applicator, as well. Personally, I like tile, been gonna do mine for 30 years. Have tiled for all 3 kids, but mine is still not done. LOL
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    I have mirrors behind my stove and all along the wall. Sure makes for good lighting in the kitchen.

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    I had a stove-against-the-wall situation. We put a mirror behine the stove. Worked out really great....Our mirror was a left over from a redo. However, a mirror that size shouldn't be that much from a glass shop.

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