GFCI usage in kitchen

Old 09-07-02, 06:00 PM
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GFCI usage in kitchen

I'm doing my own electrical work in my kitchen, and I have a question about GFCI usage.

I know that my small appliance circuits should have a GFCI circuit, but which of the following appliances should have a GFCI outlet?

Stove (gas w/electric ignitor)
Oven (240v)
Garbage Disposal
Stove Vent Hood

I heard once that a GFCI on a refrigerator is a pain because the startup of the compressor can trip the GFCI - but I want to follow code on this.

Any thoughts on this would be **greatly** appreciated.


Old 09-07-02, 06:47 PM
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Hi Tony thanks for posting here:
The only thing in the kitchen that needs GFCI is the counter Recpt.
And you need at least two circuits for the counters.
Refrig's can be a problem, but mostly with the lower grade GFCI recpt. I have seen times lighting kicks them out, and if your not home it could be days before you find your food has went bad.
Old 09-07-02, 07:19 PM
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I agree with Arthur. It is neither required nor typical nor advisable to put any of the appliances you mentioned on a GFCI.

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