Creighton, Every cooktop I've seen with igniters is cord & plug connected... the igniters draw very little energy, as the 25W light in the over also... I typically place the outlet +18"AFF behind the unit...
PS... I've come across a couple gas ranges with "browning elements" in them, which are electric. The ones I saw required a dedicated circuit per mfr instructions (1750W 120V). Just something to keep an eye open for
Re: gas range igniters#40201 07/14/0406:44 PM07/14/0406:44 PM
Another thing to watch for... Trim kits, if the range requires any tools to remove, the receptical is no longer accessable, so you should put it a cabinet to the left or right. Some will specify which one.
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Re: gas range igniters#40205 07/15/0409:51 AM07/15/0409:51 AM
Thanks to all. In a nearby jurisdiction an installer wanted to put the receptacle on the wall above the gas range. The only thing we could find in the NEC to prohibit it was 110.11 where it speaks of excessive temperatures.
Re: gas range igniters#40206 07/15/0404:42 PM07/15/0404:42 PM
Accessible (As applied to equipment)Admitting close approach:not gurded by locked doors, elevation or other effective means.
Accessible readily: Capable of being reached quickly for operation, renewal or inspection without requiring those to whom ready access is requisite to climb over or remove obstacles or to resort to portable ladders, chairs, etc.
So according to the above explanation i would consider behind dishwasher,built-in microwave and a compactor not readily accessible.
[This message has been edited by Edward (edited 07-17-2004).]