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Q: I would like to update my kitchen without spending a fortune. I've bought a gas cook top to replace the electric one now in place. Here are my questions: 1.) When I have the new cook top installed, will they just set it in place so that I can take it out again temporarily when I have new countertops installed later? Or should I wait to have it installed until I'm ready to replace the countertops? 2.) Do you know of a source of information on all the types of countertop materials available? I want to compare costs and relative degrees of resistance to chipping, staining, scratching, etc., and ease of upkeep of less expensive solid surface materials. 3.) My cabinets are stained a medium-brown color. Can I bleach them so I can re-stain them a lighter color? A: You've set out quite a pro...