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Microwave Buying Guide

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How to Choose Your Microwave

Microwaves are the main kitchen appliance that should always provide convenience. Whether you need one simply for reheating or to help prepare a full meal, there are a number of styles and features to consider. An important detail to keep in mind is available space in your kitchen, which will help you narrow down your choices to a microwave

Things to Consider:

If you're simply in need of a microwave and aren't as concerned with features, a classic countertop microwave may be right for you. If kitchen counter space is important, you would want to look at over-the-range microwaves. If you're looking for a microwave with more style, built-in or microwave drawer models aid in keeping your microwave flush with walls or cabinets.

In addition, most manufacturers will also offer different colors and finishes, like stainless steel, to perfectly match the design of your kitchen. Review the different types of microwaves to help make your decision.

Microwave Types

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Built In

Built-In Microwaves are ideal for saving valuable counter space. These models are built in to walls or cabinets to combine style and convenience. Truly customize your kitchen by finding the right size and color that will blend in perfectly with your wall or cabinetry.

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From break rooms to home kitchens, Countertop Microwaves are the easiest to move and place on available counter space. Choose from a variety of sizes to fit in any sized kitchen.



Combine convenience and style with an Over-the-Range Microwave. These models, placed over a range or stove top, include an exhaust fan to help vent your kitchen when cooking. Save counter space with this multi-tasking appliance. In addition, save money by not needing to buy a separate range hood.


Microwave Drawers

Microwave Drawers are made to match your style of microwave and allow the unit to slide out of an installed space. Typically microwave drawers will be located below a cabinet or wall oven making it a convenient option.


Microwave Parts & Accessories

Microwaves may need a part replaced from heavy usage over an extended amount of time. Or, there may be an accessory available that can improve its use. Certain parts can restore a microwave to its original appearance and capability.

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