March 2020 Blog
A hot trend for the kitchen is the microwave drawer. Of course, like any new trend there are pros and cons to be considered. In addition, it is important to keep in mind that all microwave drawers are produced by Sharp regardless of the brand. Sharp supplies all the vital components that other manufacturers use. Also, microwave drawers only come in two sizes, 24 inch and 30 inch. Make sure to check the specs with a contractor/installer. These can fit into an island peninsula and wall cabinet and can be installed flush. Some even have a Wave to open door model “micro wave pun” intended, and feature Wifi connectivity.
So, let’s examine the pros and con’s of microwave drawers:
PROS: Free up counter space leaving extra space for food prep and entertaining
Free up room for hood vent over stove
Easy to clean
Child lock to lock out the kiddos
No crouching over to see food
Safer heating, cooking, and reheating
Waste high making it easy to reach controls and has a soft open and close
CONS: *More costly between $900 $1200
*No convection option
*No turntable/rotating plate
So, which is right for you, a drawer microwave, or wall or countertop version? Well, consider these factors when deciding, ….price, space, and over all need. The first two need no explanation. However, to determine your overall need, chronicle your microwave use for two weeks to see what your microwave usage needs are.
Remember here at Loebrich Contracting we are your kitchen specialists. Talk to us about your specific needs and we will help you to determine what is precisely the right product for your home improvement project!