Layout for induction AND gas cooktop?

sojayDecember 8, 2012

Does anyone here have a single-burner induction unit? I'm contemplating combining a 110V single unit and a 30" gas cooktop. Ideally I wanted the Bertazzoni combined induction and gas cooktop, but can't get 240V into my island which is on a slab. The island is 60" double sided.

First, about the cabinets:
Should I put in a 42" cabinet to accommodate both the gas and a built in induction cooktop, forcing them to be close to each other? Or should I get two 30" cabinets with the consequence of limiting future upgrade to a 36" unit, and at the same time forcing the gas unit all the way to the edge of the island? Should I center a 30" cabinet with space for two 15" cabs on each side? I'd prefer all drawers. Right now I have a 30" unit in a 36" cabinet.

Second, about the induction unit:
110v induction units are rather inexpensive, but most are intended to float on the countertop as a small appliance. I'm afraid of the look adding more clutter. But the built-in ones have hardly any reviews, and it's a commitment with the cutout in the countertop.

Any advice? Anyone with experience with 110V induction units? Are they as good as the full size ones?

If you have a countertop (removable) unit, do you have a way for it to appear 'purposefully positioned'?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I am doing this but with a reverse config.. A 36" induction and a 12" gas wok top. The advice from my countertop place was to have a cabinet stile under the gap between the 2 units to support that narrow piece of soapstone. This may be specific to soapstone as there is no plywood underneath it unlike the granite. So my cabinet config is 2 drawer stacks about 37" wide. The cooking area spans these two stacks.. Induction on the right and gas woktop on the left. Another consideration what brands of induction and gas units you buy and what the recommendation for clearance under the units are. If they are different recommendations, that may factorinto your cabinet planning. I would also recommend a 220 v induction as they way infinitely more powerful and I find do not buzz as much. Look at eBay and Craigslist. I often see a single unit from Miele or Wolf or Gaggenau for a couple hundred bucks. The electrical is not a big deal. That being said, I am managing for 2+yr remodel on a single Max Burton induction from Amazon and it is so wonderful and really changed my mind to do main cooktop as induction.

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 4:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for your input! Actually the electric IS a big deal since there is no way of bringing a 240 line since we are on a slab. It would require pulling up the floor and trenching into the concrete. It's not a complete kitchen renovation, only the island. So the Max Burtn is decent?

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 6:34PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
All White Kitchen With Simply White Cabinets and What on Walls?
The painter put a sample of BM Simply White on one...
Looking for stainless steel sink recommendations
Hey GW - I am looking for a single bowl SS sink for...
Largest flushmount sink for 36" cabinest
Can anyone point me to the largest flushmount sink...
Specific stacked upper cab questions
I'm looking for input as I get closer to finalizing...
Pendant lights over island
Can anyone assist w/ the dimensions for lights over...
Sponsored Products
Yorkshire Left-facing Armchair
Grandin Road
Charlton 36" Bathroom Vanity with Drawers - Espresso w/ Clear or Frosted Glass C
Modern Bathroom
Diamond Plus Fry Pan - 8" dia.
$89.95 | FRONTGATE
Florence Knoll Style Sofa-Blue Tweed
IFN Modern
Aroma Double-burner Hotplate
Honeycomb Mandala Cool Grey Wallpaper R1890, double roll
Walls Republic
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™