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Find the Right Microwave Size
The size of the microwave will also be dependent on the frequency and ways you’re using it. If you have a sizeable family or lots of people over, a larger microwave will be able to heat up, cook, or defrost larger dishes and items.
Select the Best Microwave for Your Kitchen
Countertop microwaves are the easiest to install. Simply plop them on a flat surface, leave a little room for ventilation, and plug them into an outlet. Some countertop models can be converted into built-in microwaves using special trim kits. They are often smaller since they have to compete with other countertop appliances for space.
Over-the-range microwaves are technically a type of built-in model if you think about it. However, these models are installed above the oven range, replacing the hood. They often have a dual function since they provide ventilation for the range. They are usually low-profile, to further save space above the cooktop, but have a roomy interior for wide dishes.