What kind of microwave goes in an island? It's called a microwave drawer or an under counter microwave.
It can be placed below a kitchen island or in any type of standard cabinetry and will give you both an easier cooking and cleanup experience, who wouldn't want that? It is better to be safe than sorry in our book, so we recommend leaving your countertop microwave where it belongs.
Planning a convection microwave or steam oven, mixer lift and pullout tray dividers can create a compact island baking center.
Built-in microwaves can be installed into a wall or cabinet for convenient operation. With a similar capacity to other microwave styles, the built-in design has the advantages of saving counter space and being able to be installed away from the range, allowing multiple people more space to cook together.
When it came to built-in microwaves, the Kitchenaid microwave oven model KBMS104ESS was a one size fits all solution. It is a 24″ wide microwave perfect for installation in a 24″ wide cabinet. It also comes with trim kits that allow it to be installed in a 27″ wide cabinet or a 30″ wide cabinet.
Aim for a location that's convenient to the countertop, stove top and fridge. It's really common to pop something straight from the fridge into the microwave, so you want the two to be close together – while ensuring there's bench space nearby.
While over-the-range microwaves have been stylish for years, the trend is on the way out in 2018.
Since a countertop microwave is designed to rest on a countertop, the vents are often placed on the sides or top to ensure the vents have proper air space to clean out dust and expel hot air during operation. These vents cannot be covered in the built-in hole, as it may cause the microwave to overheat or malfunction.
You guessed it. A microwave drawer is just that: A microwave that functions as a drawer rather than a box with a hinged door. The point is to get it off your counter or out from under your cabinet — creating more space, especially if you need to install a hood vent over your stove and the microwave is blocking the way.
You can put a countertop microwave in a cabinet instead of a built-in type, as long as you follow the necessary safety precautions (ensuring adequate ventilation, the shelf is strong enough to hold it, and proper wire management) to ensure your cabinet and microwave don't get damaged.
Home Depot microwave installation cost
Over-the-range microwave installation from Home Depot costs $100 for replacements. Replacing an old range hood with an over-the-range microwave costs $400. Hauling away and disposing of the old microwave costs $25. Delivery costs $60* or is free with purchases over $400.
You need to have an electrical outlet, with enough capacity to run the microwave, installed in the cabinet above the range. You should have a licensed electrician do this.
Over the Range Microwave Installation Cost
Installing an over-the-range microwave oven costs $50 to $300. Installing one over the range takes about an hour if there is an available electrical outlet.
Ventilation: Do not block air vents. If they are blocked during operation, the oven may overheat and eventually cause oven failure. For proper ventilation, keep three inches of space between the oven's top, sides, rear and the area where the unit is to be installed.
As a rule of thumb, don't put your microwave too near to the sink. Make sure it's 4-9 feet away. You don't want to short it out or electrocute yourself with accidental splashes. Household plugs tend to be about 4 feet or so away from the sink too for the same reasons.
Microwave drawers offer the convenience of a low-setting microwave that allows greater accessibility than a high-mounted upper cabinet microwave. In general, 24, 30 or 33-inch cabinets are required.
Built-in microwaves are usually paired with a conventional oven in a 24-inch "oven column" or installed in a 24-inch base cabinet. These deeper cabinets allow the use of larger, deeper ovens.
Most models have a width of between 29 and 30 inches, a depth of between 15 and 16 inches, and a height of between 16 and 18 inches. Typical capacities range between 1.5 and 2.2 cubic feet, although compact models are available.
The magnetron is positioned and it revolves on the roof of the microwave. The cost of manufacturing this unique element that supports the magnetron at the inner top is extraordinarily high, making the microwave drawer a highly expensive investment.
A drawer microwave is installed at counter level and pulls out just like a standard kitchen drawer. A built-in microwave oven sits at eye or chest level, and you install it in the wall or among your kitchen cabinets. Both types of microwaves save on space and look modern.