Can you put an oven in an island?
Do you need to vent a microwave in an island?
Where is the best place to put a microwave?
Do Over stove microwaves vent outside?
Is it safe to have microwave in pantry?
Are kitchen islands out of style?
Can you put a built-in microwave in an island?
Love baking? Enjoy grilling? Then build your grill or oven inside your kitchen island, it will fit perfectly and will ease your cooking. You can also accommodate a whole baking station in a kitchen island: hide all the necessary appliances inside its drawers and compartments.
In short, yes and no it depends. A microwave oven, designed exclusively for a kitchen countertop, has vents that are built into the back of the microwave. If installed into a cabinet, these vents will be blocked and unable to release steam from the microwave.
Aim for a location that’s convenient to the countertop, stove top and fridge. It’s really common to pop something straight from the fridge into the microwave, so you want the two to be close together while ensuring there’s bench space nearby.
There is no requirement that your Over The Range (OTR) Microwave be vented to the outdoors. All OTR microwave ovens can be set up to either allow the fan to recirculate the air back into the kitchen or be vented to the outdoors.
In your pantry. Your microwave can sit nicely in your pantry if you are looking for a place to store it out of sight yet still, be able to use it when needed. Of course, it is important to make sure your pantry has electrical outlets and a safe, sturdy shelf that will hold the microwave without it falling.
Popularity. According to Houzz’s 2022 U.S. Kitchen Trends Study, kitchen islands are one of the most sought-after upgrades for any culinary corner. The study found that a whopping 57% of renovating homeowners either add or upgrade an existing kitchen island.
KitchenAid offers a choice of built-in microwave ovens that can work nicely in an island. The oven below is a 24 wide oven that comes with a 27, and 30 trim kit so that it can work in a 24, 27, or 30 cabinet.