Where do you keep your microwave?

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  1. GanChan macrumors 6502a

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    "In the kitchen, duh." Except that I'm reading the instructions that came with my new microwave, and it almost sounds like they don't want me to use it at all. "Do not use near water." "Do not use near heat." "Do not use near moisture." Well, that pretty much eliminates the kitchen....

    I kept my previous one right next to the kitchen sink for years, and somehow nothing ever burned down or exploded. Just lucky, I guess.

    Should I buy a separate microwave stand? Did you? My kitchen is super-tiny....
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Super tiny kitchens usually mean no electrical plug on the 'far' wall, so a stand is out.

    For me, my fridge was too high for the over-head cupboard, so I took the cupboard out.

    Now my nuker rests right on top of the fridge.

    I'm sure that's a no-no, and I have to be careful taking hot stuff out, but it frees-up a lot of my frugal counter space.
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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  4. Dagless macrumors Core

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    2 microwaves. One's busted and can still operate as a convection oven, sits beside a sink. Another, fully working, sits in another room by another sink.

    Our house hasn't imploded. Yet.
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Yep, excellent choice for a small kitchen. Just get an appliance extension cord.

    Ours is mounted on the wall over the range/oven. Boiling water creates moisture, but there's an exhaust fan. Many people have this arrangement. I think the warnings in the manual are just CYA blather required by the manufacturer's attorneys.
     
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    My old school 90s microwave sits on the bench next to the oven, among the fruit and other odds n' ends.
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Depends on whether I'm wearing my tin-foil hat.
     
  8. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    put it in the hall, the back porch, ... maybe the garage ... or the car.
     
  9. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    On a blacks & deckers workmate stand while we try to finish off refurbishing our house. Kitchen more or less finished now, but it looks surprisingly good on the workmate stand so we've left it there for now. (next to the bare brick chimney and the wood floor, it kinds of matches the artistan woodworker industrial chic thing we've got going).
     
  10. R94N macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't be too worried about those guidelines.
     
  11. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I like this line of thinking.

    Raw brick, old sawn wood beams/flooring, even exposed pipes (if properly painted).

    Your home then becomes a place to live life, not a place to be worried about.
     
  12. skunk macrumors G4

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    We don't have one. We have a 1950s gas cooker.
     
  13. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    You probably still put shillings into a gas meter. :p

    "Paula, Paula, Paula." ;)
     

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