Originally Posted by kevinp22
code requires 2 20a rec to serve kitchen/dining/pantry loads and both must be present at the kitchen counters (i dont have the code reference handy)
i would definitely pull a second circuit. and while you are at it, consider dedicated circuits for the microwave (if its an above the range model) and refrigerator
I do appreciate everyones help here but as I read, some of the advice is unclear. Someone I was casually talking to about my renovation said something about the island outlet had to be on its own circuit. What you are saying kevinp22 seems to go along with that but maybe not. Do I need 2 20A circuits at the counters plus one for the island or can the 2 counter circuits include the island?
I have dedicated circuits for microwave and refrigerator. No confusion about that!