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The countertop microwave is the perfect appliance for small apartments, dorm rooms and the kitchen that doesn’t have a built-in microwave. You may also find that a countertop microwave is a handy option for your camper or RV. So what should you look for in a countertop microwave? Which ones are too big, which ones are too small?
How do you know which countertop microwave is the best one for your space and needs? We’ve looked at lots of microwaves, and considered this question. Countertop microwaves are about as diverse in size and shape as under-counter and built-in options, so if you’ve not bought a microwave before, this can be confusing.
To help the beginner who is just starting out, and needs to buy a microwave, we’ve put together some helpful advice on how to pick the right size microwave for your space.
1. Common Sizes
2. How To Pick the Right Size?
3. Other Considerations
So there you have our recommendations for buying your first microwave. Countertop microwaves are a great way to enjoy the convenience of a microwave, without the effort necessary to install a microwave. They are great additions to small kitchens or dorm rooms, and are a reasonably priced option for any kitchen.