Whether you're a college student, living on your own for the first time or a practiced homeowner, everyone can appreciate the ease and speed of a microwave oven. The most frequently purchased microwaves are countertop and over-the-range models. The debate of countertop vs. over-the-range microwaves offers benefits and drawbacks for both designs. Much of the decision is completely dependent on personal preferences as well as the size and configuration of your kitchen.
|Versatility||Portable and compact||Larger models not portable and are difficult to install|
|Maintenance Space*||No installation necessary||Installation required|
*Refer to the Microwave Buying Guide for more specific dimension, capacity and cost ranges.