cooktop on island or counter
bdgracy
January 9, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We are remodeling our kitchen. Currently have island cooktop with downdraft. However in teardown found out we have access to venting to the roof. Now considering moving cooktop with to counter just opposite where it is now. What is your opinion on doing this?
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The two most important things to me about cooktop location are a) counter space next to it to set up ingredients and b) not being "in the way". I don't want to whirl around with a hot pan and hit someone. To me, island cooktops tend to be a bit awkward on both counts, but it really depends on the kitchen. If someone else is in there working or socializing, how can you best both have enough space to operate?
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Curt D'Onofrio
Definitely move the cooktop to where the venting is.
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Dytecture
Size of island in the photo looks a bit tight for a cooktop.
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Island cooktops are wonderful! I have mine centered off the large pantry. It gives me perfect access to fridge, sink, microwave, and dishwasher. It also lends an "orchestra director" effect when entertaining guests so they don't sit at the backbar and stare at my rearend...
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Curt D'Onofrio
If the cooktop in the island is electric, there are islands on wheels...just move it closer to the vents
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The island looks really tight to have a cooktop in it. Move it to the other wall with a nice hood above!
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