Over the Range Microwave proper width

Old 01-24-09, 11:59 AM
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Over the Range Microwave proper width

I have custom installed cabinets. There is a range hood above the stove top. The distance between the cabinets above the stove top is 35.75 inches. I want to install a OTR microwave but find that most are only 30 inches wide. That would leave me a big gap on either side of hte microwave. What should I do about that? I have plenty of clearance from stove top to bottom of microwave. My problem is the width. Thanks for your help!
Old 01-24-09, 12:08 PM
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A quick search showed almost every manufacturer makes 36" OTR micros....
Most are about 35 3/4- 35 7/8...you may have to do a little trimming. Be prepared for sticker shock...guess they consider them high end as prices ranged from about $600-900.

Check with an appliance store or Sears or similar...they should be able to give you some options and pricing.
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Check these models
GE Profile Spacemaker® XL 1800 36" Microwave Oven
Microwave ▪ LG Electronics ▪ LMV1650
Kenmore Elite 36-inch Over-the-Range Microwave Oven 63763
Jenn-Air Over-the-Range Microwave Oven / 36"
KitchenAid Architect® II 36" Over the Range Microwave
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Manufacturer's of OTR Microwaves usually have trim kits.

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