Anybody else think this is just ever-so-slightly a serious violation of electrical codes, and perhaps even, oh, I don’t know, maybe DANGEROUS as hell???
Yes, it definitely looks weird, but not a violation of electrical codes in Las Vegas, NV provided the circuit is GFCI protected and that no outlet on the kitchen countertop is more than 24 inches away from any point on the countertop. Relevant codes bolded.
Other circumstances not pictured may apply.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING & SAFETY GUIDELINE FOR SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING (SFD) ELECTRICAL MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS
9. In kitchens of dwelling units, the Code requires at least two (2) small appliance circuits, serving counter top receptacles.
10. No space on kitchen counter tops shall be more than 24" measured horizontally from a receptacle outlet.
11. All receptacles that are installed to serve kitchen countertop surfaces, and/or within 6’ from the top insdie edge of the bowl of the sink shall be GFCI protected, including island counter tops (2017 NEC 210.8).
12. Permanently installed appliances, such as microwaves, must be on a dedicated 20 amp circuits.
13. At least one receptacle outlet is required at each island and/or peninsula countertop space with a long dimension of 24” or greater and a short dimension of 12” or greater (2017 NEC 210.52(c)(2) & 210.52(c)(3).
I cannot think of anything I would plug into the outlet. There must have been at least a half dozen other outlets to plug an iron into. Unless one was making flatcakes, of course.