Island with both induction and gas. Layout issue

sojayJune 26, 2013

My island, which includes a cooktop, needs to be redone. It will have a 36" and an 18" cabinet on both sides, so 54"x 48" plus 6" overhang. My main prep area is standing on the side with no cabinet openings, so I can take a couple of steps to the right to get to the cooktop, and a step to the left to get to the sink opposite. A pullout garbage is right underneath. This works surprisingly well for me despite not having a typical work triangle.

Now I want to replace my 30" gas cooktop, and am almost sure I've made up my mind with what, but I'd like your imput, please. Since I have both gas and 240v, I'm thinking of getting the 30" Miele induction, AND the 12" Miele 2- burner gas combo unit.

With as little counter space in between as I can get away with, and with the gas burners pushed as far to the right edge as possible, leaving only space for a small utensil plate between the burners and the edge. (Which is what I have now.)

The countertop will be 2 1/4" deep, and the appliances have a low profile, so at least I don't have to worry about straddling them over two cabinets.

I like this plan for several reasons:
I can keep my nice non-magnetic pots
I can cook during power outages
I have the best of both worlds
There's enough space to spread out large simultaneous pots
The cost of the two units, combined 6 burners, is not a whole lot more than the 36" induction only with 5 burners

The cons are:
A larger cooking area will require a wider hood. Do you think the 42" zephyr
will be sufficient?
It will eat ino my current prep area.

Any thoughts?


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What is your ventilation setup if you are on an island? If you are getting a gas, I am curious why you prefer a 2 burner unit instad of the Miele single burner high BTU wok unit. Your induction should have plenty of spots for simmering pots.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 7:02PM
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