A microwave in a drawer?

Don't have enough counter space to provide a home for your microwave? Why not put it in a drawer?

Thursday Bram
Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.
Thursday Bram

The microwave has become a key appliance in American cooking, but there are still many kitchens--especially older ones--that just don't have counter space for a microwave. The standard solution has been to put the microwave about the counter, attaching it to the bottom of a handy cabinet. But why not go below the cabinet?


I've heard plenty of horror stories about microwaves falling off the wall, and a below-the-counter option might be an easy remedy. Something along the lines of the Sharp Insight Pro Microwave Drawer might prove ideal. The Microwave Drawer installs into your cabinetry below the counter, rather than above. You just pull out the drawer, pop in dinner, and microwave like normal.

There are a few differences between the Microwave Drawer and a more traditional microwave, of course. The control panel runs across the top of the unit and is angled up for easier use. The door opens downward, instead of out. But these changes are simply to make the microwave more usable at a lower angle.

The Microwave Drawer comes in a variety of sizes, from 24 inches to 30 inches, as well as a version that is paired with the Sharp Insight Range. In addition to the stainless steel front that the microwave is pictured with, it is also available in black and white.