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If you have been thinking about buying and installing a new kitchen appliance, you may wonder how to mount a microwave on the wall. If you need a guide for removing a built-in microwave, that’s another article entirely. The best microwaves, after all, come in a wide variety of styles, with some allowing for wall mounting. Keep reading to learn all about affixing a microwave oven to the wall or inside of a dedicated enclosure.
You cannot simply hang a microwave on the wall, as with television sets. Instead, these built-in microwaves require a dedicated enclosure in the form of a cabinet, a drawer, or another type of pre-existing space. These microwaves typically rest above the oven range, though they can also hang out in upper cabinets.
Tools Needed: Phillips screwdriver, flat-blade screwdriver, measuring tape, level, drill, various drill bits
If you get confused, don’t hesitate to call a professional for help with the installation.
When to call a professional?
If you are having trouble understanding the instruction manual, or your home has unique needs like a missing wall stud, weird electrical outlets, or oddly shaped toggle bolts, call a professional.
What are other places I could mount a microwave?
You could go with an upper cabinet, or use a wall template and a wall stud for affixing a range microwave. If you have the counter space, you can also just lay the microwave oven there.
Who can I reach out to for help with installation?
Check for contractors in your area via a variety of methods. They should be well-versed in retractable microwaves, countertop microwaves, the microwave fan, and more.
STAT: The late 1970s saw an explosion of low-cost countertop microwave models from many major manufacturers. (source)
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