Installing a microwave in a kitchen Island.
Utilizing an island for kitchen appliances is often just a case of good space planning. Designers are increasingly installing microwave ovens in the kitchen island. Microwave ovens can be problematic against a wall where upper cabinets a) may not make sense ergonomically, and b) don't fit in a standard 12″ deep cabinet. The island turns out to be a logical and convenient location for a microwave oven. The easily accessible microwave oven under the counter is a good example of universal design at work. Consumers can choose from an inexpensive countertop microwave with trim kit, or if they don't like the side swing door, several manufacturers offer built-in options with drop down doors. Some companies even have microwave ovens which have a motorized drawer.
Here are three brands that offer good options for island microwaves:
KitchenAid offers a choice of built-in microwave ovens that can work nicely in an island. The oven below is a 24″ wide oven that comes with a 27″, and 30″ trim kit so that it can work in a 24″, 27″, or 30″ cabinet. KitchenAid also offers a very powerful built-in Micro-Convection oven that is available in a 240v. version.
Sharp is a leader in microwave ovens and pioneered the microwave drawer. They also source microwave drawers for a number of other leading brands. The Sharp microwave drawer is available in both a 27″ and 30″ version.
GE's Advantium Speed Cook microwave combination can be purchased in a variety of built-in configurations. The 240v. version is available only in a 30″ width. The 120v. version is available in both 27″ and 30″ width.
Since many of the major appliance brands offer some built-in microwave options, you have a good chance of finding just the right features and brand to suit your needs. To explore your options further contact the experts at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center today.
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