Question - Do I need a trim kit for my microwave?

Answered by: Cynthia Long  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 17-06-2022  |  Views: 1393  |  Total Questions: 11

Countertop Microwave Oven Built-In Trim Kits. There are a variety of countertop microwaves available; however, only select models can be installed in a cabinet for a built-in look. To convert;built-in capable;countertop microwaves into a built-in microwave, a 27" or 30" wide trim kit will be needed. Place the trim frame over the microwave oven. Snap the two spring clips on the trim frame into the slots on the top bracket. Open the microwave oven door. Secure the trim frame using four screws (two round-head screws on the inside top and two flat-head screws on the inside bottom, colored to match your trim kit). Over the range microwaves require a minimum 66" mounting height from floor to top of the micro. The 66" from the floor dimension will allow approximately 13"-16" between the cooktop and the bottom front of the microwave. Types of Microwaves Countertop models can either sit on the counter or tuck into a shelf or opening in the cabinetry for a built-in look. Models with a mounting kit preserve work space by hanging on the wall, within cabinetry, or under the countertop. A trim kit consists of the trim frame, as well as an upper, lower, and rear duct that attaches to and encases the microwave inside the cabinet cut-out. It is important to only use the trim kit designed for that model so that the trim kit fits the microwave, and provides the proper air flow that it needs.

Since a countertop microwave is designed to rest on a countertop, the vents are often placed on the sides or top to ensure the vents have proper air space to clean out dust and expel hot air during operation. These vents cannot be covered in the built-in hole, as it may cause the microwave to overheat or malfunction.

https://www.wikihow.com/Choose-a-Microwave-Oven

Determine the external size you want. 8cm)(HWD). To choose the right size for you, first establish where you will place your oven. Then, consider how large your kitchen counter is and how much food you expect to be cooking. Measure the space where you plan to put your microwave prior to purchasing the appliance.

https://www.houzz.com/discussions/2282672/what-is-a-tub-shower-trim-kit

pricklypearcactus. As I understand, a trim kit is the visible pieces of the shower/tub faucet/head/controls. Behind the walls there will be a shower valve where the hot and cold water go in and pipes for the shower head and tub faucet come out.

https://www.happystartsathome.com/seven-places-to-put-your-microwave-that-arent-on-the-counter/

Seven places to put your microwave (that aren't on the counter) 1) Over the range. This is a classic choice, especially in smaller kitchens. 2) On an upper shelf. 3) On a lower shelf. 4) Built in with a trim kit. 5) In combination with a wall oven. 6) In a drawer. 7) HIDDEN In a cabinet.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilyshwake/2019/07/26/the-best-built-in-microwaves/

Built-in microwaves look so much nicer than countertop or over-the-range microwaves because they are designed to fit into cabinetry rather than stick out like a sore thumb. They are, however, a pretty big commitment and are typically more expensive, so it's important to choose the right one.

https://blog.designerappliances.com/best-microwave-drawers/

A typical microwave drawer costs approximately $999. A typical mid-range, highly rated built-in microwave such as the Frigidaire Professional FPMO227NUF costs $399 and it needs to be integrated with a trim kit which typically costs $149 for a total of $548.

http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/difference-between-countertop-microwave-and-built-in-

Differences between Countertop and Built-in Microwaves Countertop microwaves are microwaves designed to be placed on the kitchen counter. On the other hand, built-in microwaves are microwaves that are neatly tucked into a cabinet or a wall.

https://homeguides.sfgate.com/remove-microwave-trim-kit-40636.html

If you need to perform maintenance on your microwave or need to replace it, microwave trim kits are simple to remove and reinstall. Unplug the microwave. Look under the outside edge at the bottom if you can't find screws on the inside of the opening. Insert a screwdriver behind the trim kit at the bottom.

https://www.hometips.com/diy-how-to/install-microwave-drawer.html

Supporting the Microwave Drawer You need to establish a shelf or platform for the microwave drawer to rest on. With a helper, set the complete microwave unit on blocks inside the cabinet, using shims to get it to exactly the right height, parallel to the bottom of the countertop and/or top rail.

https://homeguides.sfgate.com/make-microwave-look-builtin-65152.html

There are a few things you can do to make your new oven look as though it's been there all along. Cabinets. Measure your microwave. Doors. If you've located a space in your cabinets where the microwave fits vertically but it's too wide, you can still use it. Molding and Panels. Vented Microwaves. Trim Kits.

Built-in Ovens Built-in models are designed to fit standard cabinet widths, which have openings 24, 27 and 30 inches wide -- the size of standard wall ovens. Microwaves intended for built-in installation are available in heights ranging from about 19 to 22 inches.