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36" high BTU oven, backstop questions ...
My kitchen cabinets are on order (relatively inexpensive all plywood box and drawer cabinets in white), our floor is down (hardwood, solid), behind the kitchen area the interior walls were filled with a noise absorbing, fire resistant R15 insulation (into 2 x 4 walls). The walls are currently latex painted sheet rock 1/2" thick.
I'd like to order a 36" range, and understand commercial ranges are less expensive, but can cause heat / fire issues in a residence. Above the range will be an exterior vented 36" over the range microwave oven.
Looking at some residential units, which have slightly lower BTU ratings than commercial units, but also some nice features (European / pure convection, self cleaning oven, thermostat, cook timers, clock, etc) that aren't on most of the commercial units. Causes me to lean toward a high BTU residential unit.
Using propane, I'm considering a GE Monogram 36" 6 burner. Do I need to be concerned about installing steel or tile barrier behind the unit, or on the sides of the cabinets next to the range?
For back splash does glass, porcelain, marble, or ceramic tile make much difference. I'm leaning toward a porcelain or glass subway tile for a back wall behind the oven, and sink. I'm uncertain about the heat properties of various tiles.
Whatever we get will be wall only, but should be reasonably durable, easy to clean, and have heat properties sufficient for both a high BTU all gas (propane in this case) range, as well as behind a sink (the goal is to have matching back splash material behind the sink and range).
I'd like to find slightly textured (not totally flat) subway (twice as wide as high) tiles, but may not be using the correct terminology in my search. My goal would be a slightly wavy not flat white subway tile.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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Based on the installation manual for the GE Monogram series, GE recommends a 12" clearance from any combustible materials from the backsplash and higher. See
»products.geappliances.com/Market···22-1.pdf . for additional specifics and diagrams.
said by manual :Hope this helps!
All models require 12" min. clearance to a vertical
combustible surface at the rear. A backsplash
accessory is available for installations with less
than 12" clearance to the back wall. Order a 12" high
backsplash or 22" high backsplash with warming shelf.
We recommend the installation of a vent hood above
The vent hood must be at least 24" deep.
The vent hood must be at least the same width as
For 48" models, we recommend the vent hood
blower be 1200 CFM.
For 30" and 36" models, we recommend the vent
hood blower be 600 CFM.
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