My concern is fires. I think the sides of ovens sometimes heat a lot, and this makes me wonder how to design a:
- Cabinet inside which built-in/enclosed ovens rest. The sides, including the bottom and the top, are near to to the oven.
- Surrounding cabinets where stand-alone/exposed cookers rest on the ground. The sides of the cooker are near to cabinet's materials, but the top and bottom are not (top is exposed freely, and bottom faces porcelain flooring).
I am worried that cabinet's material may catch fire after being exposed to the heat emitted by the oven or the cooker.
Hence I have 2 questions:
- What material should the kitchen cabinets be made of?
- Should I leave some gap on the sides? It will look uglier if I add such gaps on the sides, so I prefer to not have to do this if possible.