Top Five Over-the-Range Microwaves To Consider For a Kitchen Remodel

No kitchen remodel is complete without a microwave.  Even though they are not seem as a main appliance, it should be consider one of the most convenient ones in the kitchen because it is one of the most used.  It can help with heating various foods and takes out the necessity to turn on the oven.

There are four kinds of microwaves, over-the-range, counter, built-in and drawer microwaves.  In this blog we will concentrate on over-the-range microwaves, but what is an over-the-range microwave?

What is an Over-the-Range Microwave?

Over-the-Range microwaves install above your range or cooktop in place of a range hood.  They function like countertop microwaves, but also eliminate smoke, steam and cooking odors through built-in ventilation system.  Available in a range of sizes and wattage; usually over 800 watts.

Whirlpool microwave

Without further due, here are the top 5 over-the-range microwaves:

Amana 1.6 cu. ft. Over-the-Range Microwave in Stainless Steel Model #AMV2307PFS

Amana Microwave

Amana Microwave

This over-the-range microwave by Amana features 10 cooking levels for boiling, reheating and defrosting making it easier to entertain. For example, you can defrost before the party and reheat while the party is going without bothering your guest. In addition, the one touch 30 seconds option you are able to add more time to whatever dish you have in the microwave.

    • Get popcorn at just the push of a button with preset options
    • Auto defrost helps eliminate lengthy countertop thawing time
    • One touch add 0:30 seconds option
    • Give your leftovers plenty of room to reheat with 1.6 cu. ft. capacity
    • 1,000-Watt of cooking power and 10 cooking levels for boiling, reheating, and defrosting
    • Built-in 300 CFM Exhaust Fan with Charcoal Filter keeps your eyes from watering with 2 adjustable fan speeds that help filter out smoke and steam
    • Easy to use digital clock and display with touch controls
    • There’s no need to wait for those ground beef burger patties to defrost in the sink.
    • With Auto Defrost just throw them in this over-the-range microwave and go
    • There’s no better way to settle in for a movie night when you can get popcorn at just the push of a button
    • Microwave turntable helps you heat food from every angle
    • When you need to see what’s cooking, you get the right amount of light on your cooktop with just a touch thanks to the Cooktop Surface Light
    • A Hidden Vent creates a sleek look that’s easy to clean
    • Use the large glass window to see how those cheesy bacon-wrapped tater tots are doing
    • When your favorites need another quick warm up, use the Add 0:30 seconds feature to add extra cook time
    • Finding your ideal cook time is a cinch with reheat, simply select your food item and quantity and get started
    • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS
Amana Microwave

Whirlpool1.9 cu. ft. Over-the-Range Microwave in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel with Sensor Cooking Model #WMH32519HZ

Whirlpool Microwave

Whirlpool’s 1.9 cu. Ft. over-the-range microwave comes with features like sensor cooking which helps you with cooking time by tracking the progress of the food and adding more time as needed and CLEANRELEASE non-stick interior which makes it easier to clean when messes happen.

  • Quickly clean up spills with a damp wipe, no special cleaning solutions required
  • Clear up cooktop space by steaming foods like rice, vegetables and fish right in the microwave. Steam accessory available separately
  • Automatically tracks the cooking progress of your food and adjusts the cook time as needed
  • Choose whether the turntable rotates or not to accommodate a wide range of dish sizes
  • Match the right amount of ventilation to the dish being prepared and quickly get rid of cooking odors with three different fan speed settings
  • Available in black stainless steel and stainless steel finishes, easy-to-clean steel resists fingerprints and smudges
  • Clean up spills on the turntable by simply putting it in the dishwasher
  • Get just the right amount of heat and time, whether you’re cooking or defrosting, with specific preset options
  • Quickly set the microwave timer to 30 seconds or add it to already in-progress cooking time with the touch of a button
  • Navigate through cooking modes and options with controls that are as easy to use as they are to clean
  • Keep an eye on what’s cooking below the microwave or keep a nightlight on in the kitchen
  • Hidden Vent
  • Cooking Rack
  • #1 Selling Appliance Brand in the U.S.A
  • Hide fingerprints and smudges with steel that easily wipes clean
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS
  • Quickly clean up spills with our CLEANRELEASE non-stick interior
  • Clear up cooktop space with steam cooking in the microwave
  • Get automatically adjusted cook times with sensor cooking
Whirlpool microwave

LG Electronics 1.7 cu. ft. Over-the-Range Microwave in Stainless Steel with EasyClean Model #LMV1760ST

Whirlpool Dishwasher

LG Electronics Microwave

LG Electronics over-the-range microwave features EasyClean interiors which makes exploding spaguetting an easy clean up. The automatically defrosting option give you time to plan ahead. It also saves energy by turning off the display when it is not in use.

  • Spills, Splatters, Don’t sweat it. LGs EasyClean interior resists stains and buildup, so cleaning your microwave doesn’t have to be a chore. Simply wipe with a damp cloth no chemicals, no scrubbing, no problem
  • Saves energy by turning off the display when not in use. The display will turn off when the unit is not active for 5 minutes. When this feature is in use the power consumption drops to below 0.1W
  • Automatically defrosts for a specified amount of time
  • Makes it easy to cook and warm a variety of foods from a cup of coffee to chicken nuggets
  • Adds cook time in 30 second or 1 minute increments
  • Enables you to lock the keypad to prevent the oven from being accidentally started
  • LG over-the-range microwaves live up to stylish design with hidden vents, so that it looks as smooth as it works. The ventilation can be installed either updraft or front, whichever meets your needs for the perfect kitchen
  • Continually rotates food to ensure even cooking
  • Stainless steel exterior offers modern, sophisticated style
  • Incandescent cooktop light for added convenience
  • EasyClean anti-bacterial coating resists stains and buildup
  • Saves energy by turning off the display when not in use
  • Continually rotates food to ensure even cooking
LG Microwave

Frigidaire 30 in. 1.6 cu. ft. Over-the-Range Microwave in Black Model #FFMV1645TB

Frigidaire Microwave

Frigidaire Microwave

Frigidaire 30 in. 1.6 cu. Ft. is one powerful over-the-range microwave. It features a 13 in. x 9 in. baking dish which means more cooking space for those large gatherings. This over-the-range microwave also comes equipped with 2 speed ventilation that doubles as a hood with Auto-start Heat Sensor.

  • 1.6 cu. ft. Extra-Large capacity over-the-range microwave provides ample cooking space and will hold almost any dish – even a 13 in. x 9 in. baking dish
  • 1,000-Watt of cooking power and 9 power levels
  • The built in 2-Speed 105/220 CFM ventilating system doubles as a convertible hood to remove smoke, steam and odors
  • Ready-Select Controls allow you to easily select options with the touch of a button
  • This over-the-range microwave feature easy-to-use one-touch buttons so you can cook baked potatoes, popcorn or even add 30 seconds with the touch of a button
  • Multi-Stage Cooking option allows you to program power levels and cooking times in advance, so you can program the microwave all at once to defrost, cook and keep a meal warm
  • Extra-Large 13-1/2 in. Dia Glass Turntable
  • LED interior microwave light stays on while your dish cooks
  • 2 Speed Ventilation Over-The-Range microwave doubles as a hood with Auto-start Heat Sensor
  • Dishwasher-Safe vent filter and charcoal vent filters (ductless, recirculating Installation) remove grease and impurities from the air
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty nationwide
  • LED lighting gives you a clear view of your cooktop
  • Features easy-to-use one-touch buttons
  • Extra-large microwave will hold almost any size dish
Frigidaire Microwave

Samsung 2.1 cu. ft. Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cook in Stainless Steel Model #ME21R7051SS

Samsung Microwave

Samsung Microwave

This all around over-the-range microwave by Samsung comes equipped with a large capacity interior for various dishes to an eco-friendly mode that helps save energy. It features 10 different power levels of cooking and a LED Cooktop Light.

  • 2.1 cu. ft. Large Capacity accommodates a variety of dishes, so you can prep large meals quickly
  • Sensor Cook automatically adjusts cooking time for optimal results
  • Ceramic Enamel Interior makes removing grease or oil easier and protects against scratches from daily use
  • LED Cooktop Light – Energy efficient lighting evenly distributes a soft, bright light across your cooktop
  • A variety of preset cooking options puts convenient meals with fresh ingredients at your fingertips
  • 1000W of power and 10 different power levels to cook a variety of foods
  • Strong 400 CFM ventilation power to remove odors
  • Beautifully designed, over-the-range microwave with newly designed handles
  • LED Display – Striking blue LED display adds clarity and style to your kitchen
  • Range of wattage allows you to cook a casserole or melt chocolate without scorching it
  • Eco-Mode saves energy and reduces the carbon footprint by turning off the display when not in use
  • 1 Year Warranty on Parts and Services. 10 Years Warranty on magnetron microwave technology
  • Extra Large over-the-range Microwave Oven Capacity
  • Automatically Adjusts Cooking Time
  • Durable, Scratch Resistant, Easy to Clean
Samsung Microwave

There are various types of microwaves that can be chosen for a kitchen remodel.  However, these top five over-the-range microwaves have made the list because they have demonstrated to be the most efficient and all around complete in necessary areas of use in the kitchen. Regardless of which over-the-range microwave you choose make sure it fits your needs. 

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