220 Outlet in kitchen?

(Terrill Ewald, CPI, MD# 31310) #1

Why would there be a 220 outlet in the kitchen?

(Roy Lewis, CMI - North Florida Inspector) #2

Read this …
220v outlet in kitchen assistance needed

(Dominic DAgostino, CMI HI3957) #3

Except that the OP posted a photo of a 14-30R receptacle, not a Canadian device.

Maybe they had a clothes dryer in the kitchen? A ceramic kiln? Arc welder?

(Kevin D. Brown, MD License #32990) #4

I’m with Roy on this one.

I have had customers that have purchased appliances from Europe that needed a special connection.

(Larry Kage, CMI) #5

It looks like my Dryer outlet.

(Chuck Evans, CMI TREC 7657) #6

Yep. That’s a 240v clothes dryer receptacle. I think they became standard in 1996.

Maybe the laundry area used to be there? Certainly not a typical location for such a receptacle.

(Stephen W. Stanczyk, WA License #221) #7

I almost put one in during my remodel. I have a commercial meat grinder that uses 240v. :roll:

(William B. Ogletree, TREC License #22530) #8

Man. Imagine the toaster you could run off that sucker!

(Peter Giannino, 24GI00162600) #9

The other electrical items do not look like they were professionally done. It may have been a handyman just trying not to move anything. It may have been from whatever the area was used for before.