Which is better a microwave or convection oven?
Why do microwaves come in only a few standard sizes?
How do I find out what size my microwave is?
What sizes do built-in microwaves come in?
Do all built in ovens fit?
How do I know what size wall oven I need?
Is it OK to put a microwave in a cabinet?
Can you put an over the counter microwave in a cabinet?
How much space do you need behind a built in oven?
What has replaced the microwave oven?
A convection oven heats the food from the outside to higher temperatures than a microwave oven. While a microwave oven is great for uniform reheating, cooking and defrosting, a convection microwave is great for grilling, baking, roasting, browning and crisping foods.
Because they need to fit into the space above a standard cooktop, over-the-range microwaves offer less variation than countertop models in terms of size. Most models have a width of between 29 and 30 inches, a depth of between 15 and 16 inches, and a height of between 16 and 18 inches.
It’s What’s Inside the Counts. The internal measurements of a microwave are stated in cubic feet. To determine cubic feet, one should multiply the microwave’s interior length by width by height, then divide this total by 1,728. So, a microwave that is 18 by 14 by 12 inches is 1.75 cubic feet in size.
Built-in microwave dimensions usually include the following: Capacity can range from 1.0 to 2.2 cubic feet, with most landing between 1.2 to 1.6 cubic feet. Widths align with standard cabinet widths, usually 24, 27 or 30 inches. Height typically ranges from 17 to 22 inches.
Are built-in ovens all the same size? Built-in single ovens tend to have the same width (59.7cm) and depth (56cm) across manufacturers so they can fit into a standard oven housing unit. The one measurement that can vary is the height.
Think about how much cooking space you need. Single wall oven capacities usually start at around 2 to 3.5 cubic feet of cooking space for 24-inch-wide models. If you’re looking to replace a full-sized kitchen range, opt for 27- or 30-inch wall ovens with 4 to 5 cubic feet of capacity.
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. Talk about a fire hazard for your kitchen.
Do not install within a closed cabinet or a cut-out space where the bottom is covered. These can be installed under a cabinet, even if there is not a cooking surface underneath the appliance. However, the height clearances outlined in the Installation Instructions must still be met.
Built In Oven Ventilation Requirements You need at least 5mm of space along the sides of the built in oven. If the top of the oven is flush with the worktop, this is fine.
Steam and speed ovens are two alternatives that provide many of the same functions as microwaves at a higher quality. There also is a growing preference for the appliance to be hidden. For most other homeowners, microwaves remain an essential element of the kitchen.