I have been digging around on the internet and NEC code but I am having trouble finding this. Is it allowed by code to install upward facing outlets flush into a kitchen island countertop? I am guessing no but I am hoping to get confirmation regardless. I am redoing my kitchen and trying to decide where to put the outlets on the kitchen island. I know the code for standard countertop space. 48", GFCI, tamper resistant, etc. But the island seems to function differently as far as the code is concerned.
I did find this in 406.5(E):
(E) Receptacles in Countertops and Similar Work Surfaces. Receptacles, unless listed as receptacle assemblies for countertop applications, shall not be installed in a face-up position in countertops or similar work surfaces. Where receptacle assemblies for countertop applications are required to provide ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel in accordance with 210.8, such assemblies shall be permitted to be listed as GFCI receptacle assemblies for countertop applications.
But this seems to be talking about actual kitchen counters and not the island so I am not sure if it applies.