What is the difference between a countertop microwave and a built in microwave?
Simply so, can you use a countertop microwave as a built in?
There are a variety of countertop microwaves available; however, only select models can be installed in a cabinet for a built-in look. To convert;built-in capable;countertop microwaves into a built-in microwave, a 27" or 30" wide trim kit will be needed.
Additionally, why are built in microwaves more expensive? Built-in microwaves look so much nicer than countertop or over-the-range microwaves because they are designed to fit into cabinetry rather than stick out like a sore thumb. They are, however, a pretty big commitment and are typically more expensive, so it's important to choose the right one.
In this manner, what is considered a built in microwave?
A: When you say oven microwave, I assume you mean the built-in microwave above the stove that is affixed to the wall and cabinetry. Permanently affixed items are typically considered part of the real property.
Can a freestanding microwave be built in?
Not all microwaves can be built-in as they are available in either freestanding or built-in models. We recommend that you install built-in microwaves into a cabinet, but if you do wish to install a freestanding model as a built-in we have built-in trim kits that allow you to do so.