ERGONOMICS IN THE KITCHEN

Height and depth of worktop

To work standing before a worktop that is too low or too high obliges the person to assume incorrect postures that, in the long run, can have serious consequences on physical health. Due to the fact that the average height of mankind is increasing, it is advisable to offer worktop heights that vary depending on the needs of the user. This way, he/she will work more comfortably.

Alta linea  offers various worktop heights depending on the height of the person.

Traditional 60cm deep base units have now evolved towards greater and more ergonomic depths. Valcucine offers the 65cm depth and the 80cm deep system. By increasing the depth of the base units, it is possible to lower the wall units, that will be in a more ergonomic position.

A – For the traditional 60cm depth, the recommended height of the back panel is 54cm, which is required to allow for sufficient
visibility of the worktop. However, the wall unit creates a couped up feeling and its position makes it difficult to see and take the contents out.

B – By increasing the depth of the base unit to 65 cm, it is possible to lower the wall unit that is then easier to see and reach. This gives you more freedom of movement and better visibility on the worktop. The recommended height of the back panel is 48  cm.

C – The 80cm depth, consisting in a special equipped back section and a 60 cm base unit, gives better visibility on the worktop. The recommended distance of the wall units from the worktop is 42cm. The contents of the wall unit are completely visible and accessible even on the top shelves.

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