How to use a hob above a drawer unit

 

Quite a popular kitchen planning question that we are asked is about the clearance required for hobs that are installed above a working pan drawer unit.

Below are the required clearances for each of our drawer units. The space within the units along with your preferred worktop height, will give you the overall height for the hob.

For example, if you intend to use a 30mm worktop with a 3-pan drawer unit in Luca, This would allow you to use a hob with a maximum height of 50mm space in the unit + 30mm worktop = a maximum hob height of 80mm

So the formula is take the figure in bold below and add your worktop height to it, to get the maximum height permitted for your hob.

Luca Units

Hob above pan drawer
  • 2 Pan drawer (145mm + worktop height)
  • 3 pan drawer (50mm + worktop height)
  • 2 pan with internal, 5 Drawer, 4 Drawer & 3+1 drawer (50mm + worktop height)

Inframe 

Hob above pan drawer
  • 2 Pan drawer (160mm + worktop height)
  • 3 pan drawer (65mm + worktop height)
  • 2 pan with internal, 5 Drawer, 4 Drawer & 3+1 drawer (65mm + worktop height)

All Other Ranges 

Hob above pan drawer
  • 2 Pan drawer (130mm + worktop height)
  • 3 pan drawer (35mm + worktop height)
  • 2 pan with internal, 5 Drawer, 4 Drawer & 3+1 drawer (35mm + worktop height)

All other ranges units & maximum hob height examples (click for bigger image).

Unsuitable Units

These two sets of units (only the ones with the double top drawers) aren’t suitable to be used below a hob. The centre rail obstructs the hobs from being fitted. If you were to use these units below a hob, it would be up to your kitchen fitter to modify the unit onsite. This would include adjusting the centre rail and the drawer box heights. 

The full product codes for these are:

  • P2D2-6, 8, 9, 10
  • BD6-2, 8, 9, 10, 12
Not suitable pan drawers
 


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8 thoughts on “How to use a hob above a drawer unit”
  • Zoey says:

    Sorry I’m still confused — why are you only adding 25mm to the worktop thickness when the info on this page says that there’s 35mm clearance (e.g., for the 3 pan drawer in “all other ranges”)? Am I looking at the wrong thing or are you talking about something different? Thank you!

     
    February 23, 2024 at 3:39 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi Zoey, please contact our support team on 01977 608 418 who will be able to offer more advice on this.

       
      February 26, 2024 at 8:51 am
  • Zoey says:

    Hi, we’re planning on using an induction hob that’s 44mm in height (and the manufacturer specifies a min 60mm clearance from the top of the worktop). Would we be able to use it on top of a 3 pan drawer unit in either the Luca Gloss or the Altino range?
    Am I right that this will work with a 20mm worktop if we use the Luca Gloss range?
    With the Altino range, will it only work if we use a worktop that’s at least 30mm thick?
    Thanks!

     
    February 22, 2024 at 9:45 am
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi Zoey, if using a hob above a 3 pan drawer unit (P2D1-*), you have 45mm space if using a 20mm worktop, 55mm space if using a 30mm worktop and 65mm space if using a 40mm worktop. You need to ensure your hob does not exceed this height otherwise your top drawer will not open.

      If the range is Luca – the drawer box runners are screwed in on the lower drill point, so that the drawer box does not screw into the thinner handle profile. If the range is Luca, the clearance is approx 40mm not including worktops.

       
      February 22, 2024 at 3:15 pm
  • Chris says:

    Hi, I’m hoping to put a vented induction hob into a 3 drawer unit and accept that the top draw will just have to be blanked off. What clearance would I have from the underside of the work surface to the second drawer in order for the second draw to still function as a draw? Many thanks.

     
    February 11, 2024 at 10:57 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi Chris, we do not recommend using any of our drawer units for vented hobs, due to how far they protrude down by. If you’re using a 20mm worktop, you have 45mm space, 55mm space if using a 30mm worktop and 65mm space if using a 40mm worktop. Most vented hobs protrude down by at least 200mm. So even using a 40mm worktop, you wouldn’t have enough space for this, in the 3 Pan Drawer unit unfortunately. We would recommend a standard base unit for these type of hobs.

       
      February 12, 2024 at 12:47 pm
  • Janice says:

    I have ordered a 600mm Beko HII64400MT_BK Induction Hob and was wondering if this could be fitted over a 500mm 3 drawer unit?

     
    January 3, 2024 at 4:10 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi Janice, if using a hob above a 3 pan drawer unit, you have 45mm space if using a 20mm worktop. 55mm of space if using a 30mm worktop and 65mm space if using a 40mm worktop. You need to ensure the hob does not exceed this height otherwise the top drawer will not open.

       
      January 4, 2024 at 9:29 am
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