Bare minimum number circuits for kitchen

Old 10-15-16, 11:38 AM
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Bare minimum number circuits for kitchen

2011 NEC in Florida

Fridge, range hood over island, electric range in island, 2 SA's, dishwasher, recessed lighting, wine cooler under counter, garbage disposal. Whats the smallest number of circuits I can get away with and meet code? Previous owners made a mess of everything.
Old 10-15-16, 11:51 AM
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Hold on for professional electrician but here's a typical kitchen:

Fridge can be on SA or dedicated
Range Hood cannot be on SA, can be on lighting
Range is 240
2 SA's
Dishwasher and garbage disposal are each dedicated circuits, but this is not mandatory in some cases.
Unsure of the wine cooler. I would think it could be branched off the SA since it's not permanent.
Old 10-15-16, 01:31 PM
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SA=small appliance circuit for those in the dark.

You need 2) dedicated SA's for countertops only.
Fridge should but doesn't have to be on it's own circuit.
Island range hood can go on lighting circuit but watch it's current requirements. Some are fairly large.
Dishwasher and dispose can usually be on one circuit.
Wine cooler could be combined with fridge on one circuit. It can't connect to a countertop circuit.

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