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10:37AM | 07/10/05
Member Since: 07/09/05
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I have an ordinary countertop microwave that I would like to mount above my stove, either by attaching it to the underside of the cabinet above, or by installing some kind of shelf. However, if I were to do this there would be a maximum of 20 inches between the bottom of the microwave and the surface of my gas stove. Does that make this a bad idea? If not, what would be the best way to go about it?

thanks in advance!!!


11:42AM | 07/10/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
You could not hang it as there is no place on the MW to hang it.

You could put it on a shelf over the range.

BUT, you would not have any light and more important the steam and grease from cooking would move into the microwave.


01:31PM | 07/10/05
Member Since: 07/09/05
2 lifetime posts
well, i don't have a light as it is, so that doesn't bother me. smoke and grease could well be problematic (do built-in microwaves have fans or something to combat this?), but my main concern was what kind of shelf i should use to prevent it melting or burning, or whether 20 inches was just not enough space...

thanks for your imput!


04:53PM | 07/10/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2267 lifetime posts
Depending on the design of range it is going to be mounted above, Peerless makes a microwave oven shelf which can be seen at the following link:



Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site


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