A microwave is an electric oven that uses electromagnetic radiation set in the microwave frequency range to quickly heat and cook food.  Microwaves are popularly used to reheat previously cooked foods, though unlike conventional ovens, microwaves cannot brown, caramelize, bake, or fry food. Thus, microwaves have limited uses in professional cooking. Microwaves are included in most kitchens with designs that range from countertop to over-the-range and built-in variations. External variations can vary from 10"x18"x14" (25x46x36 cm) on the smaller side, to 14"x24"x20" (36x61x51 cm) on the larger side. Microwave wattage is equivalent to power, with higher wattages cooking food faster and more evenly.

What is a convection microwave?

A convection microwave not only heats up the inside of the food, but also browns and crisps the outside of the food. It combines the speed of a microwave with the full cooking feature of a standard oven.

How do microwaves work?

A microwave, or microwave oven, heats food via electromagnetic radiation (microwave frequency). Microwaves typically feature a turntable that moves the food around to ensure an even heat. The heat process of the microwave is the movement of water molecules back and forth to produce thermal energy.

How do you clean a microwave?

A recommended way of cleaning a microwave is with white vinegar. The vinegar and water, when heated, work to loosen up the food stains inside the microwave. Other tools needed for this process include: water, a bowl to hold the vinegar, a cloth, and a wooden spoon. Pour one cup of vinegar and one cup of water into a bowl and place it in the microwave with the wooden spoon in the mixture. Turn the microwave on for about 5 minutes and remove the bowl. Use the cloth to clean down the inside.

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10.1” | 25.7 cm
17.3” | 43.9 cm
14.1” | 35.8 cm
21.9 lb | 9.9 kg
AmazonBasics Microwave
25.700
43.900
35.800
9.900
5300
https://p3d.in/e/45Pl6
3D
AmazonBasics Microwave3D model of the AmazonBasics Microwave viewed in perspective3D model of the AmazonBasics Microwave viewed in perspective
16.3125” | 41.4 cm
23.875” | 60.6 cm
23.325” | 59.2 cm
81 lb | 36.7 kg
Bosch 800 Series Drawer Microwave - 24”
41.400
60.600
59.200
36.700
3000
https://p3d.in/e/UHSBv
3D
Bosch 800 Series Drawer Microwave - 24”View of the Bosch 800 Series Drawer Microwave 24” in 3D available for downloadView of the Bosch 800 Series Drawer Microwave 24” in 3D available for download
12.5” | 31.75 cm
20.5” | 52.1 cm
18” | 45.7 cm
35 lb | 15.9 kg
Breville Quick Touch Microwave
31.750
52.100
45.700
15.900
2400
https://p3d.in/e/7fVvV
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Breville Quick Touch MicrowavePerspective view of a 3D model of the Breville Quick Touch MicrowavePerspective view of a 3D model of the Breville Quick Touch Microwave
13.625” | 34.6 cm
24.4375” | 62.1 cm
19.625” | 49.8 cm
49 lb | 22.2 kg
Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave - 2.2 Cu. Ft.
34.600
62.100
49.800
22.200
10000
https://p3d.in/e/kpeQu
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Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave - 2.2 Cu. Ft.3D model of the Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave 2.2 Cu. Ft. viewed in perspective3D model of the Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave 2.2 Cu. Ft. viewed in perspective
14” | 35.6 cm
24.125” | 61.2 cm
19.75” | 50.2 cm
25 lb | 11.3 kg
GE Profile Built-In Microwave Oven - 2.2 Cu. Ft.
35.600
61.200
50.200
11.300
21000
https://p3d.in/e/TABSx
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GE Profile Built-In Microwave Oven - 2.2 Cu. Ft.View of the GE Profile Built-In Microwave Oven 2.2 Cu. Ft. in 3D available for downloadView of the GE Profile Built-In Microwave Oven 2.2 Cu. Ft. in 3D available for download
12.125” | 30.8 cm
24” | 61 cm
12.875” | 32.7 cm
29 lb | 13.2 kg
GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven - 1.1 Cu. Ft.
30.800
61.000
32.700
13.200
21000
https://p3d.in/e/2UZGM
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GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven - 1.1 Cu. Ft.Perspective view of a 3D model of the GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven 1.1 Cu. Ft.Perspective view of a 3D model of the GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven 1.1 Cu. Ft.
13” | 33 cm
21.75” | 55.2 cm
16” | 40.6 cm
38 lb | 17.2 kg
GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven - 1.5 Cu. Ft.
33.000
55.200
40.600
17.200
21000
https://p3d.in/e/Tc9PJ
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GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven - 1.5 Cu. Ft.3D model of the GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven 1.5 Cu. Ft. viewed in perspective3D model of the GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven 1.5 Cu. Ft. viewed in perspective
18.5” | 47 cm
29.75” | 75.6 cm
25.125” | 63.8 cm
100 lb | 45.4 kg
KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven - 30”
47.000
75.600
63.800
45.400
7100
https://p3d.in/e/8ZFl9
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KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven - 30”View of the KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven 30” in 3D available for downloadView of the KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven 30” in 3D available for download
12.25” | 31.1 cm
20.6875” | 52.5 cm
15.8125” | 40.2 cm
25.5 lb | 11.5 kg
Panasonic Microwave Oven - 1.2 Cu. Ft.
31.100
52.500
40.200
11.500
15000
https://p3d.in/e/nlP7U
3D
Panasonic Microwave Oven - 1.2 Cu. Ft.Perspective view of a 3D model of the Panasonic Microwave Oven 1.2 Cu. Ft.Perspective view of a 3D model of the Panasonic Microwave Oven 1.2 Cu. Ft.
14” | 35.6 cm
23.875” | 60.6 cm
19.4375” | 49.4 cm
36.8 lb | 16.9 kg
Panasonic Microwave Oven - 2.2 Cu. Ft.
35.600
60.600
49.400
16.900
15000
https://p3d.in/e/r06CQ
3D
Panasonic Microwave Oven - 2.2 Cu. Ft.3D model of the Panasonic Microwave Oven 2.2 Cu. Ft. viewed in perspective3D model of the Panasonic Microwave Oven 2.2 Cu. Ft. viewed in perspective
15.875” | 40.3 cm
20.8125” | 52.9 cm
16.5” | 41.9 cm
62.8 lb | 28.5 kg
Samsung PowerGrill Duo Microwave
40.300
52.900
41.900
28.500
17000
https://p3d.in/e/zwmly
3D
Samsung PowerGrill Duo MicrowaveView of the Samsung PowerGrill Duo Microwave in 3D available for downloadView of the Samsung PowerGrill Duo Microwave in 3D available for download
15” | 38.1 cm
23.875” | 60.6 cm
26.1875” | 66.5 cm
74 lb | 33.6 kg
Sharp Easy Open Microwave Drawer Oven
38.100
60.600
66.500
33.600
9200
https://p3d.in/e/TI8Lw
3D
Sharp Easy Open Microwave Drawer OvenPerspective view of a 3D model of the Sharp Easy Open Microwave Drawer OvenPerspective view of a 3D model of the Sharp Easy Open Microwave Drawer Oven
Breville Quick Touch Microwave

The Breville Quick Touch Microwave is an intuitively engineered microwave with a smart setting system making it easy to use for cooking, defrosting, or heating. It spots a quick menu for dynamic results while defrosting, reheating, melting, or softening with an inside door having shortcut panels for ease of use. One-Touch auto buttons allow users to do common tasks or access their favorite settings.

The Breville Quick Touch Microwave has an overall height of 12.5” (31.75 cm), depth of 18” (45.7 cm), width of 20.5” (52.1 cm), and weighs 35 lb (15.9 kg). The Breville Quick Touch Microwave has a maximum capacity of 1.2 cu ft (34 L) and wattage of 1100 Watts.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Breville Quick Touch Microwave labeled with height, width and depth in plan and elevation
The Breville Quick Touch Microwave is an intuitively engineered microwave with a smart setting system making it easy to use for cooking, defrosting, or heating. It spots a quick menu for dynamic results while also including an inside door having shortcut panels for ease of use.

The Breville Quick Touch Microwave has an overall height of 12.5” (31.75 cm), depth of 18” (45.7 cm), width of 20.5” (52.1 cm), and weighs 35 lb (15.9 kg). The Breville Quick Touch Microwave has a maximum capacity of 1.2 cu ft (34 L) and wattage of 1100 Watts.

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Breville Quick Touch Microwave
Height:
12.5” | 31.75 cm
Width:
20.5” | 52.1 cm
Length:
Depth:
18” | 45.7 cm
Weight:
35 lb | 15.9 kg
Area:

Capacity: 1.2 cu ft | 34 L

Power: 1100 Watts

Type: Countertop

Designer
Breville

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Breville Quick Touch Microwave front elevation, side, plan

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Samsung PowerGrill Duo Microwave

The Samsung PowerGrill Duo Microwave features a drop-down door design for more convenient loading, nine preset cooking options, an LED display style, ceramic plates, and a round rack for keeping your favorite foods. The microwave can be used on a countertop or built in a cabinet with a trim kit and provide three different cooking technology such as the Power Convection, PowerGrill Duo™, and Slim Fry™ technology for different cooking needs.

The Samsung PowerGrill Duo Microwave has an overall height of 15.875” (40.3 cm), width of 20.8125” (52.9 cm), depth of 16.5” (41.9 cm), and weighs 62.8 lb (28.5 kg). The Samsung PowerGrill Duo Microwave has a maximum capacity of 1.2 cu ft (34 L) and wattage of 1600 Watts.

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Samsung PowerGrill Duo Microwave with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Samsung PowerGrill Duo Microwave features a drop-down door design for more convenient loading, nine preset cooking options, an LED display style, ceramic plates, and a round rack for keeping your favorite foods. The microwave can be used on a countertop or built in a cabinet with a trim kit.

The Samsung PowerGrill Duo Microwave has an overall height of 15.875” (40.3 cm), width of 20.8125” (52.9 cm), depth of 16.5” (41.9 cm), and weighs 62.8 lb (28.5 kg). The Samsung PowerGrill Duo Microwave has a maximum capacity of 1.2 cu ft (34 L) and wattage of 1600 Watts.

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Samsung PowerGrill Duo Microwave with height, width, and depth dimensions
Samsung PowerGrill Duo Microwave
Height:
15.875” | 40.3 cm
Width:
20.8125” | 52.9 cm
Length:
Depth:
16.5” | 41.9 cm
Weight:
62.8 lb | 28.5 kg
Area:

Capacity: 1.2 cu ft | 34 L

Power: 1600 Watts

Type: Built-in

Designer
Samsung

Drawings include:
Samsung PowerGrill Duo Microwave front elevation, side, plan

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GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven - 1.5 Cu. Ft.

The GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven (1.5 Cu. Ft.) has not only sensor cooking controls but also convection cooking system you can choose for baking or browning. The microwave features a warming oven, convection rack, and a recessed turntable for maximizing oven spaces and accommodating multiple dishes.

The GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven (1.5 Cu. Ft.) has an overall height of 13” (33 cm), width of 21.75” (55.2 cm), depth of 16” (40.6 cm), and weighs 38 lb (17.2 kg). The GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven (1.5 Cu. Ft.) has a maximum capacity of 1.5 cu ft (42.5 L) and wattage of 1000 Watts.

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven (1.5 Cu. Ft.) with overall measurements
The GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven (1.5 Cu. Ft.) has not only sensor cooking controls but also convection cooking system you can choose for baking or browning. The microwave features a warming oven, convection rack, and a recessed turntable for maximizing oven spaces and multiple dishes.

The GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven (1.5 Cu. Ft.) has an overall height of 13” (33 cm), width of 21.75” (55.2 cm), depth of 16” (40.6 cm), and weighs 38 lb (17.2 kg). The GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven (1.5 Cu. Ft.) has a maximum capacity of 1.5 cu ft (42.5 L) and wattage of 1000 Watts.

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven (1.5 Cu. Ft.) with overall measurements
GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven - 1.5 Cu. Ft.
Height:
13” | 33 cm
Width:
21.75” | 55.2 cm
Length:
Depth:
16” | 40.6 cm
Weight:
38 lb | 17.2 kg
Area:

Capacity: 1.5 cu ft | 42.5 L

Power: 1000 Watts

Type: Countertop

Designer
GE

Drawings include:
GE Profile Countertop Microwave Oven (1.5 Cu. Ft.) front elevation, side, plan

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Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave - 2.2 Cu. Ft.

The Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave (2.2 Cu. Ft.) spots nine power levels and a large capacity for cooking different dishes using sensor cooking. The microwave has over 30 setting options to meet your cooking needs and auto features for ease of use through one-touch buttons.

The Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave (2.2 Cu. Ft.) has an overall height of 13.625” (34.6 cm), width of 24.4375” (62.1 cm), depth of 19.625” (49.8 cm), and weighs 49 lb (22.2 kg). The Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave (2.2 Cu. Ft.) has a maximum capacity of 2.2 cu ft (62.3 L) and wattage of 1200 Watts.

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave (2.2 Cu. Ft.) with overall measurements
The Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave (2.2 Cu. Ft.) spots nine power levels and a large capacity for cooking different dishes using sensor cooking. The microwave has over 30 setting options to meet your cooking needs and auto features for ease of use through one-touch buttons.

The Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave (2.2 Cu. Ft.) has an overall height of 13.625” (34.6 cm), width of 24.4375” (62.1 cm), depth of 19.625” (49.8 cm), and weighs 49 lb (22.2 kg). The Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave (2.2 Cu. Ft.) has a maximum capacity of 2.2 cu ft (62.3 L) and wattage of 1200 Watts.

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave (2.2 Cu. Ft.) with overall measurements
Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave - 2.2 Cu. Ft.
Height:
13.625” | 34.6 cm
Width:
24.4375” | 62.1 cm
Length:
Depth:
19.625” | 49.8 cm
Weight:
49 lb | 22.2 kg
Area:

Capacity: 2.2 cu ft | 62.3 L

Power: 1200 Watts

Type: Built-in

Designer
Frigidaire

Drawings include:
Frigidaire Gallery Built-in Microwave (2.2 Cu. Ft.) front elevation, side, plan

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KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven - 30”

The KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven 30" spots Precision Touch Controls, Satin Textured Handles, and a Chrome Inlaid Frame. The microwave provides convection cooking, has a broil element to give results similar to outdoor grilling, Crispwave™ Technology and crisper pan for crisping, browning, and pan-fry foods.

The KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven 30” has an overall height of 18.5” (47 cm), width of 29.75” (75.6 cm), depth of 25.125” (63.8 cm), and weighs 100 lb (45.4 kg). The KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven 30” has a maximum capacity of 1.4 cu ft (39.6 L) and wattage of 1600 Watts.

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven 30” with height, width, and depth
The KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven 30" spots Precision Touch Controls, Satin Textured Handles, and a Chrome Inlaid Frame. The microwave provides convection cooking, has a broil element to give results similar to outdoor grilling, Crispwave™ Technology and crisper pan.

The KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven 30” has an overall height of 18.5” (47 cm), width of 29.75” (75.6 cm), depth of 25.125” (63.8 cm), and weighs 100 lb (45.4 kg). The KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven 30” has a maximum capacity of 1.4 cu ft (39.6 L) and wattage of 1600 Watts.

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven 30” with height, width, and depth
KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven - 30”
Height:
18.5” | 47 cm
Width:
29.75” | 75.6 cm
Length:
Depth:
25.125” | 63.8 cm
Weight:
100 lb | 45.4 kg
Area:

Capacity: 1.4 cu ft | 39.6 L

Power: 1600 Watts
Type: Built-in

Designer
KitchenAid

Drawings include:
KitchenAid Built-In Microwave Oven 30” front elevation, side, plan

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