In our time it is difficult to imagine a kitchen without a microwave oven. It is convenient to warm up food, cook meals, defrost food. But where to put it so that it would be convenient to use it and at the same time it did not take up much space? In this article, we will look at the popular options for placing a microwave oven in the kitchen.
A place in a kitchen set
In the kitchen there is a place for a microwave oven. You need to think about this beforehand, when you order or buy a kitchen set.
Put on the table top
This option is the most functional, as you can install a microwave anywhere on the work surface, where it will be convenient for you. This method will be the simplest, just extend your hand.
This method is not suitable for small kitchens, as it can deprive the landlady of the workplace on the countertop.
Allocating space on the shelf or hanging with brackets
Microwave can be put on the shelf. You can hang it yourself or ask a person who can do it. Also, do not forget that there must be a socket for connecting the device nearby.
You can suspend the microwave with brackets. In this case, you can arrange the technique between the upper cabinets and the table top, if there is enough space, the height is about eye level.
Such a method is very convenient and effective in a small kitchen, where space is already quite small. But in large kitchens, this option can harmoniously fit.
In any case, it should be remembered that the microwave needs space around itself, and also not allow even the slightest fluctuation of technique during operation.
Location under the table top
To this method it is necessary to resort, in a case when other variants well well at all do not approach or suit under your kitchen. Because in itself the location at such a low level is not convenient.
Place above the oven
Tendem oven and microwave - very harmoniously looks in the kitchen. The kitchen acquires additional notes of modernity and elegance.
In terms of ease of use, there can be no questions, because in this version the microwave oven is at eye level and provides maximum comfort in operation.
Location in the wall niche
This method can not exist without a pre-prepared place during repair or when ordering a kitchen set. Otherwise, you will have to spend extra effort, when in general the entire kitchen will already be staffed. In addition, it is possible to damage the finished composition during the repair work.
But in essence, the method is very interesting. Technique becomes in this case hidden in most of its dimensions, you can provide easy access. But you should also not forget about the presence of a rosette near and sufficient space around the oven.
On the fridge
Put the microwave oven directly on the refrigerator - the idea is not the best. Or rather, the absolute is not correct both in terms of security, and in terms of convenience. The fact is that the refrigerator has such a property as to vibrate. And this vibration provokes small fluctuations and movements of everything that is on it. And in the case of a microwave, these movements can lead to its breakage.
And in terms of convenience it is logical that such an arrangement is too high for permanent use. Because basically modern models of refrigerators have a high altitude.
The only case in which you can apply this option is if your refrigerator is small and above it a shelf may be placed above it, where later you will put a microwave oven. But also do not forget about access to it.
Location on the windowsill
This option is fairly common and is often used, because it is very advantageous and convenient, especially if space is not enough. But in this case, you need to take care of precautions.
First, the window sill should be of sufficient width to fully hold the microwave and leave room for air circulation around it. And secondly, in the cold season, you will most likely have to constantly move the oven, because the impact of its heat radiation can lead to problems with the window glass. And plants can not survive in such an environment.
The correct installation is a long service
If you want your equipment to serve you as long as possible, be sure to consider the above recommendations and make the right choice in terms of location. You proceed from your own preferences and kitchen capabilities, and do not follow only the general opinion.
And if you are not satisfied with any of the proposed location options, then find a secluded corner for a microwave oven in any other room convenient for you.
Options for placing microwave in the kitchen (real photo)