Microwave drawers have become a popular addition to kitchens for several reasons. They allow you to showcase your design savviness by offering flexible installation options. This also allows you to create a kitchen that flows with your lifestyle. Unlike a countertop microwave, a microwave drawer frees up space on your counter, which people appreciate because it adds a modern look to your cooking space by sitting flush with cabinets, on the side of your kitchen’s island or below your wall oven. Additionally, people like the look and features a range hood adds to their kitchen, which is needed if you have a microwave drawer because they don’t have ventilation.
If you’re the type who doesn’t need all the bells and whistles, a countertop microwave might be the right fit because it’s less expensive and can handle reheating leftovers, making popcorn and more. If you like the idea of not having a microwave on the countertop, an over-the-range microwave might be a better option because it resides above your oven and range and includes ventilation. A built-in microwave is another option. If you’re undecided on where you want to put your microwave, a built-in microwave can be installed in cabinets.
Bringing your new microwave drawer home.
Whether you install the microwave drawer in the kitchen island, cabinets or below your wall oven, measuring the width and height is an important first step before starting the installation process. By having accurate measurements, you’ll be assured the microwave drawer is aligned, doesn’t stick out and you’ll have the seamless finish you’re looking for. Once you’ve measured the space, make sure there’s an outlet you can plug the microwave drawer into. Once you start installing, it’s important to remember to follow the instructions on how to install the anti-tip block. Having this properly installed reduces the risk of the drawer tipping.
Microwave drawers aren’t the easiest appliance to install so if you’d prefer to leave the job to professionals, our Geek Squad Agents will ensure the microwave drawer installation goes smoothly and the drawer is flush.