Drop-in ranges provide the most integrated look of any range style. They are dropped into a space between cabinetry, and a panel that matches the cabinets goes across the bottom area of the range. Drop-in ranges typically do not have a bottom drawer for pots and pans (this is the main difference between a drop-in and a slide-in range.
A drop-in range can be used in kitchens where space is limited and a more traditional range could be cumbersome. Drop-in ranges can be slimmer than standard ranges and fit in smaller and tighter spaces.