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How would you allocate these kitchen circuits for optimal # of new breakers?

How would you allocate these kitchen circuits for optimal # of new breakers?

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Old 03-18-13, 07:56 AM
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How would you allocate these kitchen circuits for optimal # of new breakers?

For the new kitchen I have the following appliances and outlets. There are many ways I can combine them together or keep things separate. What do you think would be the ideal way to allocate the following to breakers without wasting breakers? I have enough free slots (6) in the main panel plus an overflow subpanel (20), but I don't want to use more breakers than optimal, since the wire runs to the subpanel are much longer.
  • 50A induction cooktop, 50A oven, and 12A dishwasher will have their own breakers.
  • 3/4HP Garbage disposal + possible future GD in island (thinking to put these two on one breaker since I might never install the island GD).
  • Main 36" fridge. The manual says it can go on a 15A or 20A breaker, but I can't find the amperage specs anywhere.
  • 400W warming drawer in island. The manual says this should be protected by a 15A breaker, but doesn't show the amp specs.
  • Undercounter refrigerator, 2.3 amps.
  • Undercounter wine cabinet in island, 2.4 amps.
  • 2 or 3 outlets in island (small appliance circuit).
  • Several outlets on counter #1 (small appliance circuit).
  • Several outlets on counter #2 (small appliance circuit).
  • Electric opening-assist waste drawer, 1.7 amps.
  • 6 Glass cabinet illumination lights.
  • Undercabinet lights.
  • Kitchen recessed lighting.
  • Island pendant lighting.
 
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Old 03-18-13, 10:06 AM
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400 watt warming drawer 400w/120v = 3.5 amp (approx)
Should be installed on a 15A circuit for protection but does not have to be on its own circuit.

fridge approx 1200 watts 1200w/120v = 10 amp (approx)
Fridge can be on it's own dedicated 15 or 20 amp circuit. I'd use a 20A

undercounter fridge/wine cabinet/waste drawer/warmer drawer > 15A ciircuit
all lighting on its own 15A circuit
island receptacles > 20A circuit
counter 1 > 20A circuit
counter 2 > 20A circuit
 
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Old 03-18-13, 10:31 AM
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Excellent PJMax, I like your plan. That would consolidate the lightweight fixed appliances while allowing full power draw from the counter outlets.
 
 

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