Over the Range Microwaves FAQ

Not every microwave can be installed over a range. Over the range microwaves are designed with bottom vents that traditional models won’t have.

Over the range microwaves don’t need to be vented outside. They have vents to channel hot air and steam from cooking away from the microwave, but the air can be vented into the kitchen and not through the wall. The vent also usually has lights to illuminate the cooktop.

Most over the range microwaves are sized to fit over a standard-width range, which is around 30 inches. At Coast Appliances we carry over the range microwaves in standard and non-standard sizes.

Popular brands of over the range microwaves include Wolf, Miele, Bosch and Fisher Paykel. Coast Appliances carries these and other brands in our showrooms.