Because they’re designed to work with standard cabinetry sizes, built-in microwaves are available in standard widths of 24, 27 and 30 inches. At Coast Appliances, we don’t want you to be limited by “standard,” so we carry many other sizes.
Built-in microwaves do not need to be vented to the outdoors. But they must have venting clearance around the top, sides and bottom as the manufacturer recommends. Failing to provide this space can lead to overheating and even be a fire hazard.
Countertop microwaves are designed to have plenty of free space around them, especially at the back. Installing them in a cabinet is not recommended because it does not provide the same venting space. Some countertop microwaves may have optional trim kits for built-in conversion.
Only microwaves designed to be installed as built-in units should be used this way, and they should only be built in according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Using a professional installer - like those recommended by Coast Appliances - will help ensure a safe, successful install.
Wolf, Thermador, Bosch, and KitchenAid are all popular built-in microwave models. These, along with other reliable brands, are available at Coast Appliances today.