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home and garden home appliances# How do I know what size over the range microwave I need?

**Over the range microwaves**require a minimum66"mounting height from floor to top of the micro. The 66" fromthefloor

**dimension**will allow approximately 13"-16" betweenthecooktop and the bottom front of the

**microwave**.

Keeping this in view, how do you know what size over the range microwave to get?

Expect widths of 29 7/8 to 29 15/16 inches ifyou**buy** an **over-the-range microwave** with 1.7 cubicfeetof capacity. These appliances **have** heights of 16 1/2 to171/4 inches, and depths of 15 1/4 to 17 1/4 inches.

**Microwaves**Most models have a width of between 29 and 30 inches,adepth of between 15 and 16 inches, and a height of between 16and18 inches.

**Typical**capacities range between 1.5 and2.2cubic feet, although compact modelsareavailable.

Regarding this, are all over the range microwaves the same size?

**All** 30" **over-the-range microwaves**areapproximately the **same** width, and are designed to fitinto a30" wide cabinet opening. If you are replacing a36"**over-the-range microwave**, many current 30"**over-the-rangemicrowaves** offer an optional 36" filler kit toallow it to beinstalled in a 36" cut-out opening.

**Over** the range **microwaves** require aminimum66" mounting height from floor to top of the micro. The 66"from thefloor dimension will allow approximately 13"-16" betweenthe cooktopand the bottom front of the**microwave**.