Stove | Range Clearances

Dimensioned side elevation drawing of the required and recommended clearances for a kitchen stove or range

Kitchen Stove | Range Clearances illustrate the minimum safe and efficient measurements for a functional range center. Concerned primarily with the space in front of the stove, a minimum ‘Work Zone’ of 40” | 102 cm should be provided to accommodate the human body and the various movements and motions associated with cooking. It is recommended that the minimum clearance distance between kitchen appliances be set between 48”-60” | 122-152 cm to permit comfortable circulation between multiple work surfaces and appliances in the kitchen at the same time. Above the cooktop surface, the ventilation hood should be placed a minimum of 24” | 61 cm from the stove and selected with a maximum depth of 18” | 46 cm to allow a person to cook without accidentally hitting their head on the hood.

Kitchen Stove | Range Clearances illustrate the minimum safe and efficient measurements for a functional range center. Concerned primarily with the space in front of the stove, a minimum ‘Work Zone’ of 40” | 102 cm should be provided to accommodate the human body and the various movements and motions associated with cooking. It is recommended that the minimum clearance distance between kitchen appliances be set between 48”-60” | 122-152 cm to permit comfortable circulation between multiple work surfaces and appliances in the kitchen at the same time. Above the cooktop surface, the ventilation hood should be placed a minimum of 24” | 61 cm from the stove and selected with a maximum depth of 18” | 46 cm to allow a person to cook without accidentally hitting their head on the hood.

Common Questions
How much space should be provided in front of a kitchen stove?
A minimum clearance ‘work zone’ of 40” (102 cm) should be provided in front of a kitchen stove, with a larger 48”-60” (122-152 cm) clearance provided between other kitchen appliances.
How much space should be provided above the cooking surface of a kitchen stove?
A minimum clearance of 24” (61 cm) should be provided between the cooktop surface of a stove and the ventilation hood above.

What size ventilation hood should be used above a standard kitchen stove?
Ventilation hoods should have a maximum depth of 18” (46 cm) and positioned a minimum of 24” (61 cm) above the cooking surface of a stove to provide enough space for a person to cook efficiently without bumping their head.

Details

*Under Development*

Stove Depth: 24”-30” | 61-76 cm
Stove Width (Typical): 30” | 76 cm
Surface Height: 35”-36” | 89-91 cm
Clearance (Between Appliances): 48”-60” | 122-152 cm
Clearance (Work Zone): 40” | 102 cm

Hood Clearance Height: 24”-30” | 61-75 cm min.
Hood Clearance Depth: 18” | 46 cm max.
Upper Cabinet Height: 78” | 200 cm max. reach

Drawings include:
Stove | Range Kitchen Clearance side elevation

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