Hob on Kitchen Island?

Apr 21, 2023 | Blog

The placement of a hob on a kitchen island depends on various factors such as the layout and size of the kitchen, and the preferences of the homeowner. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when deciding whether to place a hob in a kitchen island:

Kitchen layout and size

If your kitchen is large and the island is spacious enough to accommodate a hob without compromising the functionality and flow of the kitchen, placing the hob in the island can be a convenient option. It can create a central cooking station, allowing the cook to interact with others while preparing meals.


Proper ventilation is critical for a hob to remove smoke, odours, and grease generated during cooking. If your kitchen island has adequate ventilation options, such as a range hood or downdraft ventilation, it can make placing a hob in the island feasible.


Placing a hob in a kitchen island can be a safety concern, especially if there are children or pets in the household. Kitchen islands with hobs should be designed with safety features, such as safety locks and heat-resistant materials, to prevent accidents.

Cooking Preferences

Consider your cooking habits and preferences. If you prefer cooking while facing a wall or if you need a lot of countertop space for food prep, placing the hob in a different location, such as against a wall or in a separate countertop, may be more practical for you.

Ultimately, the decision of whether to place a hob in a kitchen island depends on your specific needs, preferences, and kitchen layout. It’s recommended to consult with a professional kitchen designer or contractor to ensure that the placement of the hob in the kitchen island meets local building codes and is suitable for your needs.

We can help you decide which is the best position for you.  We take time to consider your kitchen flow, counter space and storage requirements, so that your kitchen works for you.

Have a great weekend

Clinton and Fiona