Northern Granite and Cabinetry

Kitchen Planning Guide, Guideline 18, Cooktop To Vent Clearance

Guideline 18

              
There should be at least 24" of clearance between the cooking surface and a protected surface above (Fig. 1), or at least 30" of clearance between the cooking surface and an unprotected surface above (Fig. 2). (If the protected surface is a microwave hood combination, manufacturer's specifications may dictate a smaller clearance.) (Fig. 3 -4)

Guidelines used by permission from the National Kitchen & Bath Association

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