Why would there be a 220 outlet in the kitchen?
Read this …
220v outlet in kitchen assistance needed
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?
I’m with Roy on this one.
I have had customers that have purchased appliances from Europe that needed a special connection.
It looks like my Dryer outlet.
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.
I almost put one in during my remodel. I have a commercial meat grinder that uses 240v. :roll:
Man. Imagine the toaster you could run off that sucker!
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.