As I'm finalizing my new house plans one thing has come up that I just can't wrap my mind around. The plans call for the microwave to be installed in the island instead of above the range. That leaves space for a very nice exhaust fan/hood. I definitely want the vent to actually go to the outside but having the microwave below my waist does not seem like something I would like. Having to bend over to punch buttons is not something I want to do for something that gets a good bit of use. Does anyone here have a microwave in your kitchen island and if so how do you like it? Or am I overthinking things?
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