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Old 06-26-2019, 01:11 PM
Marvin the Martian is offline
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Originally Posted by Chefguy View Post
I don't know where you live, but I've never seen a kitchen in the US that has every outlet on a dedicated circuit. Generally speaking, the refrigerator (and possibly microwave) is on its own circuit, but other outlets are not. All are protected by GFCI, however.
For quite some time the NEC has required kitchens have two GFCI protected 20A countertop circuits. Usually half the outlets on each circuit, frequently alternating circuits as you move along the counter. It is also good practice to have the fridge and microwave on their own circuits. Frequently there is a dedicated circuit for the dishwasher and garbage disposal.