Wednesday, February 11, 2015
home edition - microwave dilemma
So the microwave we ordered in January came yesterday Oh man, this thing is anything but 'micro' Our stove didn't have a vent fan and so we wanted to get something to get rid of smells and stuff. But now I'm wondering if it's such a big deal. In the summer we can open a window, and now that it's been all closed up in here, I haven't even noticed it being such a problem. We researched a lot between vents and microwaves w/ a vent, and felt like the microwave was a good option. Then we could free up a bit of counter space from where our old microwave was, and the new microwave has a strong built in charcoal filter vent fan to filter out cooking smells. If the filter option didn't work, we could always vent it out the roof later. But the Lowe's guy said he had the same one and he loved it and didn't need to vent it out. But I don't know, it's so monstrous. Here is the space it's supposed to go in And today I taped up lines where the microwave options will go. So the slightly smaller blue square would be for if we built a little U shaped cabinet to "build in" our smaller countertop microwave. There would still be extra space around it according to the manufacturer installation guide. And the bigger square would be for installing the new microwave. Hmm, I just don't know. Part of me thinks that huge monstrosity would dwarf our little kitchen. But I don't know, maybe we'd just get used to it. And would appreciate the vent fan on more odorous dinner nights. It's so hard to even lift it into place to imagine it, I can barely help Doug helf it up there. Maybe it's time for a good ol pros and cons list to make the decision.