Electrical Wiring in the Home/Hardwiring a stove


My mom needs a new stove. I went out looking to replace the old one. Every place I go they say they will install but if it's hardwired i need to get a electrician to have a three prong plug installed. Do all stoves today use plugs or can I hardwire the new stove. I haven't purchased a new stove yet cause I don't know what to do first.  Should I get an electrician and have a receptacle put in or wait till I get a new range & c if it can be hardwired?  How hard is it to put a receptacle in. Can I do it myself?

Stoves come with a connection point. In the past the standard was to hardware them. Now we in stall plugs. You can do either but plugs make changing the stove easier in the future. I would call an electrician to disconnect your stove and install a new outlet. If not too difficult I would see if you have the ability to install a 4wire outlet. 4wire is the newest standard so if you have the ability to make this upgrade I would. ( the 4 wire is so electronics that are becoming standard in stoves.  
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