Island .. Hob or a sink?!?

12 January, 2019
Currently going around in circles with a kitchen design.
Run of units on a back wall 4400mm with a 2400mm x 1200mm island in front. Currently handless. The plan was to have the sink in the island and the hob central on the back wall.

Issues we see with this are..
- Back to room when cooking
- we can have nice high units along the back wall above a sink
- high units don’t work above the hob - need a powerful extractor and don’t really want to stare at a unit

My issues are I’ve just never been a fan of Hobs in islands ... they scare me. Possibly because I have young children. Plus the island will have stools along the back for breakfast area. I’m scared of spits and spills from cooking - it will be a big 5 ringed hob. Husband says an induction hob will be safest.

Another point is the extractor needs to be good so I thought straight out through a wall best. Plus extractor vs pendants over an island.

Am I wrong on the safety aspect? Is a hob better in the island .. my husband who does most of the cooking thinks so

Thank you in advance.

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