Can you put a gas cook top on a counter over a dishwasher?

Debbie Nance
by Debbie Nance
We bought a gorgeous, 1929 English Tudor cottage. It has all arched doorways, coffered and beamed ceilings, everything is original. The kitchen is very small. There was a portable dishwasher that no longer works & we didn't like it anyway. We have room for a double wall oven next to the fridge, so I want to know if we could remove our double oven range, run the new counters across where the stove was and replace it with a built-in dishwasher and a gas stove top above it on the counter. Gas, electric & water don't mix, but it is all insulated. Can I do it?
This is the area for the double wall oven and microwave.
This is before we moved in. The range hood has since been painted with a hammered metal paint to match the stainless appliances. But there is the stove location, where I'd like to put a dishwasher,under the counter, and a gas stove top above.
I love the original cabinets. The doors are arched and the cabinets themselves are arched as well.
  11 answers
  • ToolBox Divas ToolBox Divas on Jun 22, 2015
    You normally need space under the gas cooktop for the connections. A dishwasher under the cooktop would eliminate the space needed for the connections because a dishwasher fits flush into the space under the counter. So it would be difficult at the normal counter height to fit everything in place.
  • Becky Greenwald Becky Greenwald on Jun 22, 2015
    In a word: no. It's always best to do it right.
  • Lawyer630 Lawyer630 on Jun 23, 2015
    No. You need a lot of room underneath for the gas lines.
  • Nancy Nesbitt Nancy Nesbitt on Jun 23, 2015
    Easiest fixes for now: leave stove where it is, have a carpenter re-configure cabinet beside refrigerator for microwave and new portable dishwasher. OR replace DW with wall oven and keep microwave there also. New portable DW to sit beside stove on other side of wall when not in use. You could also take out the center section of cabinets below counter (on wall with just cabinets) and install DW there nearer to the sink
  • Duv310660 Duv310660 on Jun 23, 2015
    When I don't know, I always talk to an installer. This is why I don't have a dishwasher in my 1872 stone farmhouse
  • MBLori MBLori on Jun 24, 2015
    Have you thought about having a plumber cap off the gas line to the current stove and install a permanent dishwasher there? Then have him run a new gas line to the right side of the fridge. Take out those cabinets and have the stove there. You might need an electrician for new outlets for the appliances, depending on what you already have. That might give you the best layout for the lowest price.
  • Madame G. Madame G. on Jun 24, 2015
    I also think that the gas lines would take up too much space for what you have in mind but a good installer should be able to make suggestions! I am genuinely fascinated by the term '1929 English Tudor Cottage'; to the English 'Tudor cottage' means a small house built between 1485 & 1603 often with visible beams on the exterior of the cottage. We would expect to find small rooms, small windows, large fireplaces and lots of low beams to smack your head on! What are the essentials in America for a house to be a Tudor Cottage?
    • Debbie Nance Debbie Nance on Jun 24, 2015
      We have exposed beams outside, large firplaces, coffered and beamed ceilings, some small windows, a few large added later, and it is a MUCH smaller version of the very large English Tudors. They usually have the curved brick in front, curved doors, arches, etc. Obviously here in the states, we don't go back that far, so it is in the style of the genuine English Tudor...cottage because of the quaintness and small size. I LOVE it.
  • Leta Leta on Feb 22, 2017

    What did you end up doing? Our gas cooktop has no gas lines underneath and we want to place it on top the counter!

  • Debbie Nance Debbie Nance on Apr 29, 2017

    We moved. Lol.

  • Janice Janice on Mar 29, 2024

    Wow! That seems drastic!😁