I am in the planning stages of remodeling a kitchen. The stove sits
against a wall, by itself, with a brick chimney behind the wall. The
wall is lathe covered with plaster. Presently, there are no plans to
put cabinets above the stove.
Now, my problem.....is it possible to install an OTR microwave with
that scenario? In other words, how difficult would it be to install
an OTR microwave as a stand alone without cabinets around it?
If anyone has done this, give me some pointers on how you did it,
I've installed 3 of these, all with cabinets, on a sheetrocked wall.
The 3 ovens were all of a different brand, and all attached slightly
differently, but all three needed a large bracket mounting plate attached to
the wall, with lag screws in the wall studs, plus extra toggle bolts.
One, a Sharp brand, didn't need to attach to the cabinet above it, it had
really long bolts that went diagonally from the bottom front of the unit to
the top of the mounting plate. The Maytag and the GE both needed to be
bolted to the bottom of the cabinet above the oven.
At the very least you'd have to figure a way to attach the mounting bracket
These things are very heavy. Plus you'd have to have some place close to
plug it in, the cords are not very long.
Finally, since these are made to be surrounded top and sides by cabinetry,
the sides and top of the oven are not very attractive.
Just food for thought.
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