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Microwave on the counter – a reader question

11.16.2010 · Posted in Kitchens

One of my lovely readers emailed me recently, asking if I had any pictures to show of kitchens with the microwave on the counter. Well, I do have pictures, but they are not usually anything anyone would really aspire to: Wasn’t that where we all had them in the ’80s? It’s perfectly practical and fuctional ...

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Too low, can’t get under it

11.11.2010 · Posted in Kitchens

Oh yes, another microwave issue. Perfect for really small people – the rest of us would have to get down on our knees to use it comfortably: While a below counter microwave is nicely tucked away, the controls  are just not designed to be seen and used at this kind of angle. And it is ...

Practical Microwaves

09.29.2010 · Posted in Kitchens

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know I have a thing about microwaves. Especially microwaves placed in the kitchen so that they accidentally become a focal point. Like this one, beautifully centered in the cabinet, with no visible landing space in reach: I think they are useful, alright, I just don’t ...

Microwave location – under the counter

06.21.2010 · Posted in Kitchens

You are probably already aware of my obsession with microwaves, and where they should be placed in the kitchen, I’ve certainly posted plenty on the subject (here and here, for instance). I’ve been thinking that perhaps my obsession started because there is just so much choice when it comes to microwave location – from front ...

Oh, no, it’s that microwave again

04.27.2010 · Posted in Kitchen Calamities

Okay, this picture is old, maybe you’ve seen it before? But I just came across it here, and I’m disappointed. It’s Michael Kors’ New York kitchen, and it demonstrates my favorite bugbear – the focal point microwave oven. See, I just don’t get it, whoever actually designed this kitchen – what were you thinking  …. ...

Well hidden

03.06.2010 · Posted in Kitchens

I just came across the Beautiful Kitchens blog, an offshoot of the UK magazine of the same name.  I’m borrowing a couple of pictures here, showing a neat solution to those pesky ovens and other appliances  that clutter up your lovely clean cabinet runs: It’s not every kitchen that needs to hide appliances behind a ...