Installing a microwave over the
stovetop is a popular option. Look
for a model specifically sized for
- Full-size models take up more counter space but have interior capacities up to 2 cubic feet. Cooking power is about 1,000 watts.
- Compact models usually are less powerful (about 700 watts) and won't cook as quickly. They also may lack some of the preprogrammed cycles of full-size models, such as sensor cooking.
- Over-the-range models are full-size ovens that include a vent for installation over a range or cooktop. They free countertop space and put the oven conveniently at eye level.
- Microwave/convection ovens let you cook in microwave mode only, convection mode only, or the two in combination. The convection feature brown and crisps foods in ways that microwaves alone cannot.
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