Induction hobb over drawer unit

I’m in the process of getting my new DIY-Kitchen installed and so far going well - but just hit a bit of a snag...

I am having an induction Hob fitted.  The Hob installation instructions say that you need to leave a gap of min 65mm between the bottom of the glass of the Hob and the top of the drawer beneath. The Worktop covers 30mm of the Gap but I appear to only be able to create another 30mm max. Physically it will fit as the dimension is 51mm for the actual hardware meaning I would have a gap of about 9 mm from bottom of Hob to top of drawer but they effectively specify a total of 65mm and I can only create 60mm.

Is this a problem you faced and if so how did you tackle it? Just accept you can’t create the 65mm gap and 60 will have to do? Or some other clever ploy? such as lowering the internal drawer?


  • DullGreyGuy
    DullGreyGuy Posts: 9,182
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    Our hob has a built in extractor so requires more clearance below so we got a 3 drawer unit and just fixed the top door to the unit which was only a cm or two more than was required. 

    Have you looked at other hobs that may need less depth? The non-extractor version of ours is 55mm for a surface mounted (58mm for flush mounted) clearance and so would fit in your 60mm gap.
  • FreeBear
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    For the most part, the depth is only required for air flow so that the electronics inside the hob don't overheat - As long as this drawer is only ever used for small bits & pieces (say cutlery), I wouldn't worry about trying to find another 5mm of clearance.
    In most kitchens, a hob would be installed directly above an oven, so your hob over a drawer will have an easier life to start with.
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  • I'd agree with @FreeBear. Presumably you won't be filling the drawer to the top with flat solid items so the clearance for air to circulate will surely exceed 65mm.
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