Above Range Microwave
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Above Range Microwave (by GKARL [PA]) Jun 1, 2024 6:59 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by Jason [VA]) Jun 1, 2024 7:08 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by ken [NY]) Jun 1, 2024 7:17 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by 6x6 [TN]) Jun 1, 2024 7:23 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by Just Tim [AR]) Jun 1, 2024 9:38 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by Jim [CA]) Jun 1, 2024 10:41 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 1, 2024 11:45 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by RR78 [VA]) Jun 2, 2024 6:06 AM
       Above Range Microwave (by DJ [VA]) Jun 2, 2024 7:18 AM
       Above Range Microwave (by plenty [MO]) Jun 2, 2024 7:49 AM
       Above Range Microwave (by Bonanza [NC]) Jun 2, 2024 7:58 AM
       Above Range Microwave (by MikeA [TX]) Jun 2, 2024 9:47 AM
       Above Range Microwave (by zero [IN]) Jun 2, 2024 10:27 AM
       Above Range Microwave (by Busy [WI]) Jun 2, 2024 12:41 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 2, 2024 1:44 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by MAT [PA]) Jun 2, 2024 1:50 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by WMH [NC]) Jun 2, 2024 2:16 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by WMH [NC]) Jun 2, 2024 2:16 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by GKARL [PA]) Jun 2, 2024 3:20 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by Still Learning [NH]) Jun 2, 2024 4:14 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by zero [IN]) Jun 2, 2024 7:37 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by RentsDue [MA]) Jun 2, 2024 7:38 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 2, 2024 8:51 PM
       Above Range Microwave (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jun 3, 2024 1:32 AM
       Above Range Microwave (by WMH [NC]) Jun 3, 2024 10:57 AM
       Above Range Microwave (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 4, 2024 1:04 AM

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Above Range Microwave (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2024 6:59 PM
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This unit is in a C class area. Would you install an above the range microwave or let the tenants get their own countertop unit? The unit is set up with a electrical outlet for the microwave. Without it, I'd have to install a ductless range exhaust but there are none that plug in. I'm guessing my electrician can just wire them into the outlet. My thought is to do the latter as the microwave are a potential maintenance item and won't generate additional rent. What are your thoughts? --172.58.xxx.xxx




Above Range Microwave (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2024 7:08 PM
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For a c, I would just put in a hood fan because tenants are rough on them. I just pulled out my last one and replaced it with a hood. You’d just need to fish a wire into the bottom of the outlet, or have your electrician install a cord and plug on the fan using the top knockout. --73.147.xxx.xx




Above Range Microwave (by ken [NY]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2024 7:17 PM
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I would not provide a microwave. handyman can do the job,dont need an electrician --74.77.xx.xx




Above Range Microwave (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2024 7:23 PM
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Same as Ken. --76.129.xxx.xx




Above Range Microwave (by Just Tim [AR]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2024 9:38 PM
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Do not install a microwave. --107.77.xxx.xxx




Above Range Microwave (by Jim [CA]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2024 10:41 PM
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Countertop. --146.70.xxx.xxx




Above Range Microwave (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2024 11:45 PM
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Installing a microwave above a stove is poor place to install a microwave where heat from the stove will cause the microwave to fail. A gas stove puts out more heat than a electric stove. Better to build a enclosure than have a dedicated outlet where nothing else on that outlet as a microwave draws significant current where in house the dishwasher and microwave were on same circuit where when used together would trip circuit breaker. Now there is two 20 amp circuits so no longer a problem. Like everything else a fad then things change where a microwave enclosure is the best option. Sometimes can buy a working cheap microwave at the Habitat for Humanity restore for lot less where if breaks can use for scrap metal. Often the cost of replacing a magnetron maybe more expensive then a new cheap microwave at WM. --207.236.xxx.xxx




Above Range Microwave (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 6:06 AM
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Yes, just a hood fan. We still use white appliances. But a cheap stainless broan hood fan.

The white ones would yellow and could not be scrubbed as hard to clean. --73.251.xx.xx




Above Range Microwave (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 7:18 AM
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Exhaust/Light only. Countertop microwave. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Above Range Microwave (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 7:49 AM
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I'd put in a microwave. But that's me. --172.59.xxx.xx




Above Range Microwave (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 7:58 AM
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The only thing that breaks more than a frig is a microwave. Don't install for a C property. They tug on the handle and break them. --65.188.xxx.xxx




Above Range Microwave (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 9:47 AM
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In a C, I wouldn't. B or B+ yes. Also, I've snagged a couple of super cheap nicer vent hoods in the Amazon warehouse. Nothing wrong with either of them and they were 25% of normal price. --71.42.xx.xxx




Above Range Microwave (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 10:27 AM
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I kept saying that I would pull the microwave in the duplex. I have replaced it three times since buying the place 10/04. I still haven't pulled it out. Newest tenants take care of the place and their kid is still too short to reach it.

Only have one other built in at a rental. I pulled the range hood and installed the microwave when my oldest moved in there. Gave her more counter space. I planned to pull it before I completed the rehab but didn't do it before the new tenants came over and saw it.

I did put an exemption in the lease for the microwave. If it goes out I will replace with a range hood or they can have it replaced with another microwave.

At least I have removed all the garbage disposals. That has saved me a lot of hassle and money over the years. --107.147.xx.xx




Above Range Microwave (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 12:41 PM
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I'm 5'4", which happens to be the average height of the average American woman. I wouldn't even put a microwave over my OWN stovetop ever again. I once sloshed hot liquid getting a dish out of the over -the-stove microwave that we used to have. Fortunately, I was always wary when removing things from the microwave, so I didn't get burned, but that made me dead set against them. Kids like to microwave a snack when they get home from school. Let it be the tenant's microwave, placed on a counter-top, or a low shelf over a counter-top, lower than where the microwave would be over the stove.

Plug-in range hoods would be a game changer. Broan, are you listening? --72.135.xxx.xx




Above Range Microwave (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 1:44 PM
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I Bought a range hood at the Habitat for Humanity restore which was in box where probably never installed. It was a 24” where centred then connected up to exhaust pipe going outside. For a gas stove will require a better quality range hood as the heat from a gas stove is lot higher than electric stove. If all burners were hot the fan blade would fall off. Builders line is builders who want cheap then never worry about. A good range hood will two fans where much better output. --207.236.xxx.xxx




Above Range Microwave (by MAT [PA]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 1:50 PM
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Never thought about it from Busy’s perspective. That could be one more avenue of liability for the landlord. Even without that, I definitely wouldn’t put one in a C, nor even a B. --108.52.xxx.xxx




Above Range Microwave (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 2:16 PM
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We put them in all of our places. I hate them because I am very short - shorter than Busy - so in our own house, it's on the counter.

If you have replaced a microwave 3x in 20 years, that doesn't sound terribly excessive to me, but whatever.

We have replaced a few I guess but only because the microwave died for whatever reason, not for breakage by tenant. --173.28.xx.xxx




Above Range Microwave (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 2:16 PM
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We put them in all of our places. I hate them because I am very short - shorter than Busy - so in our own house, it's on the counter.

If you have replaced a microwave 3x in 20 years, that doesn't sound terribly excessive to me, but whatever.

We have replaced a few I guess but only because the microwave died for whatever reason, not for breakage by tenant. --173.28.xx.xxx




Above Range Microwave (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 3:20 PM
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That's a very good point Busy. Definitely not doing microwaves --172.56.xxx.xx




Above Range Microwave (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 4:14 PM
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I put them I the one bedrooms because of lack of counter space. Recently one broke a handle and something else was broken on another. Tenant that broke the handle replaced it through their security deposit. They also never called about a hot water heater leak until they texted they were half moved out and I should look at a plumbing leak. I had no mercy since 50% of unit was flooded from a slow leak (but that’s another story). --73.159.xxx.xx




Above Range Microwave (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 7:37 PM
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I had not even considered the liability issue. I was just worried about having to replace the thing when it eventually died or was destroyed. --107.147.xx.xx




Above Range Microwave (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 7:38 PM
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Every unit has one. Got to keep one step ahead of my competition. --68.191.xx.xx




Above Range Microwave (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2024 8:51 PM
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The flip side to Busy's point. I am 5' 7" short, fat, middle aged and balding. Reaching for that warm cinnamon roll in the microwave is what I consider my morning stretching exercise --24.101.xxx.xxx




Above Range Microwave (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jun 3, 2024 1:32 AM
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Gman,

Over the range microwave in a rental? No way!

Dangerous as busy explained AND very expensive.

One metal item, foil, spoon, etc can kill a microwave in seconds by exploding the glass into the kitchen.

Also, some dishware overheats hotter than the food, and plastic melts.

If they want a microwave they can buy one at Wally World for $65 and put it anywhere they want -countertop, cart, table...

I don't include a microwave in our appliance rental program for all these reasons.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




Above Range Microwave (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 3, 2024 10:57 AM
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We go through stoves and washers far faster than microwaves or dishwashers. --173.28.xx.xxx




Above Range Microwave (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2024 1:04 AM
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I was building 10 Town Houses with all first floor kitchens. Since the City was "stupid" I got the okay to do my own plans, designs and the work.

I had over "the free standing stove/ovens" a Microwave with a built in Hood. The Microwave had 3 ways to vent it.

1) use a pair of thin charcoal filters that took in dirty stinky air and run the air thru the filters and blow the cleaner filtered air outwards into the kitchen thru slots above the microwave between it and the top cabinets. These filters only lasted 30 days if someone cooked often.

2) Vent the upwards into the cabinet above the microwave (either round or rectangle ducting),

3) OR thru the rear of the microwave, in a rectangular venting.

What I did is run the microwave vent thru the cabinet above it and build a Soffit from above the stove to the outside wall, some 10 to 12 feet only. In that soffit the Microwave exhaust to the outside wall. I also used some of the space to run extra wiring to the master bedroom and bathroom. --47.155.xx.x



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