Cooktop Supports

simancoDecember 29, 2012

Howdy all,

Should the dream kitchen ever manifest itself, I think I want a cooktop set upon some sort of worktable-like support with open shelving underneath. I don't see many in this configuration while browsing around GW.

What are the pros and cons of this? Special considerations? Anyone around who would like to share pictures?

Thanks,
Jim

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Sophie Wheeler

You don't see it because cooktops have electric and gas connections that aren't attractive and that would be exposed. Also, they have safety requirements for landing spaces on either side and behind them. You need 15" on all non working sides. And that's just if you want a separate cooking station. If you want to also prep beside the cooktop, you need to add in another 36" of prep space. If this work table is to be an island, then you'll need 42" aisles on the sides between the cabinets and the table. You're up to a pretty darn big kitchen by the time all of these requirements are taken into consideration.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 9:02AM
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