Low Profile Over The Range Microwave Installations

Looking at changing your kitchen rangehood fun to an Over the range microwave [OTR]?!

Microwaves have historically come in two basic categories: standard over the range microwaves and counter top microwaves.  Over the range microwaves are designed to fit nicely above your range and have standard 30″ widths.  Height-wise, they are typically between 16″ and 18″ and they generally offer a capacity in the 1.7 to 2.0 cubic foot range. Over the range microwaves are practically standard issue in most modern kitchens and the cabinetry and layout in modern homes generally work well for these products.

The dilemma comes when you don’t have a cabinet layout opening or clearance dpace that will accommodate a  standard over the range microwave. Whirlpool and KitchenAid have have a solution: The newly introduced low profile microwave models are just what you need to solve this problem!

What is a Low Profile Microwave?
A low profile microwave is a revolutionary new product designed for consumers that are constrained for space above their range that still want all the advantages of an over the range microwave.  A low profile microwave will measure approximately 10 1/4 inches in height, a full 6 inches less than the average over the range microwave.  The exciting news is that a low profile microwave can still provide you with all the features of a standard over the range microwave including:

  • Powerful and versatile microwave cooking capabilities
  • Ventilation capabilities (both internal recirculating and external venting)
  • High quality surface lighting for your range top or cook top surface



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