Microwave Placement advice
We are going to be doing some renos that will mean we'll have to take down and reinstall our kitchen. So wanted to take the opportunity and try to figure out a place for the microwave. It's currently on the counter, and taking up a ton of space. I did a lot of reading and figured we have two options:
- Replace our over the range hood with over the range microwave - specifically the low profile one from Whirlpool. I know they are not usually recommended because of their lack of power, but figured it may be sufficient for our needs. We are also replacing our electric range with a gas one,. Biggest con is it doesn't seem like we'd be able to install over our #1 choice due to the fact that it's a 6 burner and combined BTUs are over the recommended max (GE Cafe dual fuel range).
- Add in a in-drawer microwave into our peninsula, effectively swapping out one of the big cabinets for the microwave and a drawer. No idea how much the cabinets would be, plus the actual microwave is costly. So biggest con here is cost.
- Add it at the bottom of our coffee bar station - will go just outside the kichen between the dining and back entrance. So biggest con is location - it would be sort of out of the kitchen, which would reduce its usefulness.