The National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends that the bottom of the microwave be no more than 54 “above the floor, with a gap of 18” between the microwave and the normal cooking height of 36 ". Some manufacturers allow less leeway .
Most major manufacturers recommend a 30-inch gap between the top of the microwave and the top of the oven. Depending on the height of the oven, this equates to about 14 or 15 inches between the bottom of the microwave and the hob.
If the top surface is flammable (such as cabinets) add another 6 inches of vertical space for a total of 30 cm (12 inches) between the stove and cabinet.
- Above the stove Hidden above the stove, the microwave doubles as an extractor hood. Microwave ovens (also known as OTR microwaves) are great for saving space, but keep in mind that they generally don’t ventilate like a freestanding cooker hood.
Leave plenty of work space on each side of the oven or range - 12 to 18 inches on one side and 15 to 24 inches on the other. Leave 18 to 30 inches of countertop on one side of the sink and 24 to 36 inches on the other. Place the kitchen or hob along an exterior wall to install a hood and ventilation system.
A microwave oven that is to be mounted on a hob is usually equipped with a ventilation system to prevent food odors, smoke and humidity from escaping from the hob. The ventilation system can lead to external ventilation or simply send the air back to the kitchen.
No technical reasons why not. Modern refrigerators have coils on the back, and microwaves don’t heat up enough to be a risk. A microwave oven can use over 1000 watts, and a refrigerator can use that much by starting the compressor. The main reason for not doing this is the height of the refrigerator.
The design of each device differs in terms of placement of the ventilation, as tabletop microwaves do not have a wooden frame that surrounds the device like a built-in microwave oven. Despite the different designs, it’s possible to put a microwave on the counter in a cabinet if you do it carefully.
A microwave oven designed exclusively for a countertop will have valves built into the back of the microwave. If installed in a cabinet, these vents will be blocked and will not allow steam to escape from the microwave.
Never store them near the oven, on the stove or on the stove. Never store them in clear containers on a rack on the back plate, side of the refrigerator or on the wall.
Because they have to fit the space above a standard hob, microwaves offer fewer size differences than countertop models. Most models are 29 to 30 inches wide, 15 to 16 inches deep, and 16 to 18 inches high.
For a seamless kitchen look, look for a clear coat or a similar color to your countertop.
There must be a minimum distance of 24 (61 cm) between the hob and the extractor hood above it.
There is not enough space on the bench, especially near the sink or oven. A sink should have as much seating space as possible on both sides, not just one. Ideally, you also have a bench on either side of the oven, although you may not have many options in small kitchens.
The gas stove should be placed in the southeast corner of the kitchen. Since this is the fire element in the kitchen, it should be in the corner where the fire tamer is located. Cook only in the east facing the face, so the gas stove should be placed in the east.
Place the template on the counter where you want to install the sink. Measure 2 inches from the front of the counter and mark. If the upholstery is already installed on the bench or the countertop is laminate, the size should be 2 3/4 inches.
Unless the kitchen design has changed over the years, I still believe that at least 15 countertops are needed between the refrigerator and stove.