This is one of the most common questions people ask when thinking about renovating their kitchens. As with any kitchen decoration idea, there are pros and cons to this popular kitchen tool. One of the benefits of using a microwave on your countertop is the convenience. The microwave makes it very convenient to cook a meal. Imagine cooking a whole family meal in less than 10 minutes!
While there are many benefits of kitchen countertop microwaves, it does come with some disadvantages. To begin with, they take up a lot of kitchen space. Since you need space to cook meals, you end up cutting back on eating out or cooking at home during non-traditional meal times such as lunch or dinner. Another disadvantage is they are bulky and large appliances. They take up a lot of kitchen counter space. Since you need space to cook meals, you end up cutting back on eating out or cooking at home during non-traditional meal times such as lunch or dinner.
Most countertop microwaves are about 3 times the size of a traditional oven. This means you need to account for the additional floor space required. Even though the countertop microwave takes up more kitchen space than an oven, it is still very convenient to use and allows you to cook a meal quickly and easily. This is why they are popular in apartments or small homes with tight kitchen spaces.
Most countertops come pre-built, so you don’t have to worry about having to build them yourself. Some come with predrilled cavity for the microwave to fit into. However, most come with no additional cavity and need to be drilled manually. If you want to save money on your kitchen counter layout, consider buying a baseboard radiator. They are a stylish and affordable solution to underutilize kitchen counters.
Make sure you measure the space before buying or building your microwave. It needs to be proportioned to the countertop and the amount of available counter space in your kitchen. Remember that the bigger the microwave, the more room it takes up. You’ll need to account for this when considering placement for the microwave. Don’t forget to leave extra room for doors and windows.
You also need to measure the height of your kitchen door to make sure you don’t get a microwave too close to a window or door jamb. Another good place to put a microwave is in a convenient spot for when food is being cooked. If you have a bar area, for example, you can place it in an inconspicuous location so that those who are eating don’t have to look for it.
Once you’ve figured out where to put the microwave, it’s time to decide what kind of microwave you want. Most microwaves these days come with at least one top heating option. Some microwaves also have two buttons; a top hat and a side heat. These are great for warming foods quickly. You should also check to see if your microwave has a pop-up door. These allow you to access the microwave quickly without opening the door all the way.
When it comes to features, there are many to choose from. For example, some have LCD screens that show cooking options, including remaining calories. Others have timers and some even light up to show when the food is done. Before buying a microwave, make sure you check the model’s features against the requirements listed above. Then buy one that meets your needs and budget. Your kitchen should be happy with a new microwave.