The 7 Electrical Circuits Every Kitchen Needs

 

While you may not be familiar with the ins and outs of electrical circuits,  remodeling your kitchen means that you need to start learning – and fast. If you live in a house from a bygone era your kitchen’s electrical layout may be outdated and not be equipped to provide power for the contemporary appliances that have become a necessity over time. One or two outlets just won’t cut it when you’ve got a dishwashing machine, coffee maker, electric mixer, air fryer,  food processer…you catch my drift? An electrical circuit overhaul in your kitchen can actually improve your property’s value so what are you waiting for?  Here’s how to bring your kitchen’s electrical circuit up to scratch.  

 

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  1. Lighting Circuit 

A 15-amp, 12-volt circuit should be enough to take charge of the kitchen’s lighting by powering the task, ceiling, and recessed lights.  

 

  1. Microwave Circuit  

The bigger the microwave; the more power it requires. A 1,200-watt microwave is not uncommon in the age of excess that we currently live in, so a 120-volt  circuit is the average amount of power that it will require.  

 

  1. Refrigerator Circuit 

The saying “built like a fridge” alludes to the fact that refrigerators are large,  which means a greater power necessity. Now add the water dispenser and icemaker to the mix, which are pretty standard features on refrigerators nowadays and you’ve got yourself an electricity muncher.  

A 20 amp, the 120-volt circuit should do the job of powering this load of muscle,  but it must be the only – I repeat, the only – outlet on this circuit, or an electrical overload is bound to occur and neither you nor your electrician wants than to happen.  

 

  1. Dishwasher Circuit 

Remember the good old days when the only dishwasher in the house was the two hands in front of you. Nope? Me neither. It’s a time we would all rather forget. Luckily for us, all that we need is a 15-amp, 120-volt circuit to power this lean, clean, dishwashing machine. 

 

  1. Electric Stove Circuit 

A special circuit is required to give your electric stove the energy that it needs to cook up meals that are both delicious and nutritious. For such a big job, a  separate range outlet and a 50-amp, 240-volt circuit will do the necessary work.  

 

  1. Small Appliance Circuits 

The general guideline for small appliances is that a distinct circuit is needed for each gadget that possesses an electric motor. Small appliances are typically recognized as portable devices; such as a slow cooker, coffeemaker, blender,  food processer, toaster, and humidifier. Each appliance requires a 20-amp, 120- volt circuit.  

 

  1. Food Waste Disposer Circuit 

The food waster disposer gets rid of any waste leftover after you’ve consumed your meal. It also needs its own individual circuit –15-amp, 120-volt to be exact.  

 

Electrical circuits are a big part of your kitchen’s design. Submit your kitchen layout and blueprint plans on www.nelsonkb.com today for a FREE  kitchen design service. You don’t want to miss out on this offer, so submit your design request straight away!