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Old 06-02-2011, 11:09 AM   #11
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I have had it both ways. I prefer having it mounted over my stove, but I am also tall. My mom was short, and my dad made a shelf for theirs that was just the right height for her. Is that an option? I think that would be ideal. It sure did work for Mom.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:11 AM   #12
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...and they did store the bread underneath. Too funny.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:53 PM   #13
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i love mine above the stove. I am average height, 5'4" and don't have a problem getting things in and out...uh, perhaps it is too tall for me to clean so I better get my 6' hubby to clean it....
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:50 PM   #14
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Built-in ovens (not one, but two) would be in my dream kitchen...if you have the counter space, I guess putting it on the counter has advantages. One that comes to mind is that if you want to sell, the buyer isn't restricted to the size of microwave you have. The other is that if a person has mobility issues, it is easier to get things out of a countertop microwave than one that is mounted. Another is that srs/elderly people may have problems lowering and lifting things out of a microwave that is mounted. My brother and I have tried to get our parents to put their microwave on the counter because my mother has restricted use of her left arm. But because it is built in, we can't get our father to agree. If the microwave had been on the countertop to begin with (they built the house), this wouldn't be an issue. A little vision goes a long way.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:59 PM   #15
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I have a small kitchen so when we moved in, I mounted an over the range microwave. BEST thing I could have done, now I have a vent and really nice microwave all in one. I swear that this over the range microwave works better than any countertop model that I have ever used, even the one I paid a lot of money for.
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