Another: how close above cooker can you build?


I have a gap between 2 wall cupboards either side of the cooker, I'm thinking of putting either a shelf or a microwave (bracket) in there. Is there a guideline as to how far above the cooker these would have to be sited? Is the microwave going to have to go too high to use?
Thanks for your help.
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mentalguy2004 wrote:

http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/fitkitchhen.htm
"Position extractors or cupboards a minimum distance of 750mm above hobs"
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Regardless, it would be unsuitable for a microwave, which uses forced air flow for cooling the magentron (and case if it has oven and/or grilling elements), and isn't going to like drawing in warm gas fumes instead.
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Palindr?me wrote: <snip>

Good advice, as ever.
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