The kitchen can rightly be called the office for each mistress: here she creates her masterpieces, here all together members of her family are going, here most of the time goes. However, the kitchen is considered a zone of increased danger, and its main source is a gas stove. This fact must be taken into account when laying up furniture and household appliances.
Neighborhood with washing machine
All modern plates with the right way of operation can heat up nearby surfaces no more than 90-95 degrees. But if you decide to protrude the room with gas burners or carry out a drying of linen in the kitchen, then in this case, the nearest surfaces are already warm up to 150-200 degrees. Thus, the outer surface of the washing machine or the refrigerator can suffer and ship in the shortest possible time.
According to modern security requirements, The minimum distance between the stove and nearby technique or furniture should be at least two centimeters, And if we are talking specifically about the washing machine, then the distance and it should also be within these limits, since it will vibrate when working.
It is best to split the working areas of the plate and washing machine. If you have no such opportunity, there is a gap between them (best of 5 centimeters) and install a plate from asbestos in the interval of asbestos or at least make a transition from one surface to another.
In general, it rarely arises the need to put such household appliances items close to each other. However, if this is your case, it costs 100 times to think – whether there will be more benefits or harm with this neighborhood: Installing an additional heat-resistant material, clearances, the high probability to spoil the surface of the washing machine and T.D.
Accommodation near the refrigerator
Gas stove and refrigerator – these are two completely different in their value of the aggregate. One is designed for cooling and freezing food, the other – for her heating and cooking. If you arrange them nearby, then the cold when opening one will face heat and warm from another.
The refrigerator will suffer primarily, as the side that is located to the stove is closest, over time doomed to yellowing, handles crack, and rubber seals can also be in disrepair, having ceased to perform their main functions. The higher the temperature near the refrigerator, the faster the compressor begins to work, thereby increasing the likelihood of its speedy wear. In addition, there is an increased electricity consumption.
Ideally, the distance between the stove and the refrigerator should be at least 15, or even 25 centimeters.
As a barrier between them, a retractable shelf, a small tube, any other attribute of kitchen furniture, which can perform its utensil storage mission or serve as an additional work surface for cooking.
It is only worth introducing the neighborhood of these two foundations of any kitchen and immediately before your eyes a picture appears: pens of a pan or a saucepan rest in the wall of the refrigerator, splashes from food in yellow spots on the surface. Few people such a situation can like, and having troubles with cleaning. Conclusion – necessarily need a gap, and it is better not less than 50 centimeters so that it can be used for health items.
Of course, if we are talking about a very tiny kitchen, where all ideas are limited to square meters, this option is extremely undesirable. Here, between the gas stove and the refrigerator, you can put a protective insulation (screen) in the form of tempered glass or the same asbestos insertion at least 50 centimeters above the gas instrument level.
Before placing the furniture, you must up to the smallest detail of the final version of the kitchen interior. To do this, it is necessary to determine what material you will have a ceiling, which will be on the walls, on the floor, from which material it is worth ordering furniture, where the outlets and household appliances will be located.
Start standing from the ceiling. The most popular are now Stretch coatings, don’t be afraid to make them in the kitchen. One of the most correct solutions will be the protection of any ceiling, including the tension, with the help of an extractor above the gas stove. It not only burns out the heat zone and possible splashes of fat and oil from the zone of pure ceiling, but also will take on all odors and steam.
Do not hang over a slab cabinet or shelf. Over time, they will darken and cover the touch, which will turn your life in the kitchen in endless laundering and walls, and shelves from above.
The gas stove must necessarily have a security screen. Most often, it is located on the rear wall of the gas stove and performs a thermal insulation function in relation to the wall, and also protects it from splashing when cooking.
Place placed under the gas meter is extremely recommended. The meter must be located aside and at a distance of at least 10-15 centimeters from the device.
Plate location next to the sink is also not a good option. Splashing on the burner can smear the fire, and the danger of gas leakage will arise. In addition, you can simply burn your hands if hot dishes are located nearby, boil water or oil. The more distance between the stove and sink, the more convenient will be the most hostess.
If your slab will be located between the elements of the kitchen headset, then Do not install the microwave, blender, coffee machine and other household appliances. Such a close location will lead to constant greasy spots that will not be easy to clean daily, and you just spoil the appearance of the necessary objects. If the countertop is too close to the stove, that is, the probability that in the near future it just cracks or lose its color.
Do not forget about the regulatory distances between the stove and other objects. Move furniture from each edge of the plate at least 5 centimeters. Between the stove and other furniture objects can be made Aluminum inserts. They will prevent the flooding of food on the floor and protect the furniture surface from heating, located in close proximity.
Usually, the instructions for the gas stove are prescribed by the requirements for its installation and additional thermal insulation.
Despite the fact that modern plates are equipped with thick walls of special materials and fans for faster cooling already off the oven, all equal to the prerequisite for their placement is air gap Small width, which has already been mentioned above. It will not allow to accumulate gas behind the stove with small leaks. Therefore, when installing the slab it is worth considering all the nuances that first guarantee the safety to you and your loved ones.
Most often, the slab is located in the middle of the kitchen headset. There are certain advantages and cons of such a neighborhood. In any case, it is necessary to proceed from all the nuances discussed above, as well as the size of the kitchen and your material opportunities. This will help to choose the most optimal placement of the plates in relation to household appliances and kitchen furniture.
Completely isolate the gas stove from the kitchen headset is unlikely to succeed, so just do not forget that There must be an air gap and extractor and should not be too close to household appliances, furniture and meter. Consider all these tips and do not forget that the kitchen is a place where we spend most of the time at home, so it should be functional, and comfortable, and safe at the same time.
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