u2slow I do not understand this.
The last two jobs I was on had issues with kitchen plugs. Neither case was required by code... it just came down to the builder's specs.
The first was a kitchen island. We ended up putting plugs in the millwork just below the countertop on each end.
Was the island smaller than 24" x 12"?
210.52(C)(2) Island Counter Spaces. At least one receptacle outlet shall be installed at each island counter space with a long dimension of 600 mm (24 in.) or greater and a short dimension of 300 mm (12 in.) or greater.
Kitchen islands are generally required to have outlets.