Need a very small (less than 9 inches height) stainless steel microwave oven.
September 9, 2009 8:09 AM   Subscribe

Need a very small (<=9 inches height) stainless steel microwave oven.

Just moved to a new apartment, where there's about 9 inches of spaces in between top of the fridge and a cabinet. Given that it's Manhattan, I need to use every inch of space I have, and a microwave would fit there perfectly.

However, I'm having trouble finding one, and can't really search online by height. Any ideas?

Oh and I would also prefer for it to be stainless steel, as the rest of the kitchen is.
posted by zavulon to Shopping (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The iWavecube claims to be the smallest microwave in the world. And it measures 10.5"W x 10"D x 12"H.

I think you might find this a hard task, especially given your requirement for stainless steel.
posted by Tapioca at 8:28 AM on September 9, 2009

Ooops, sorry here's the link
posted by Tapioca at 8:28 AM on September 9, 2009

This one came in stainless steel and it was 9 5/8" high. But it's been discontinued. The website claims it was the smallest one they could find. Maybe you could find one used or in old stock?

Or try Googling for a "low profile microwave".
posted by elsietheeel at 8:31 AM on September 9, 2009

Here is one that is 9 5/8 inches; the site says it is the smallest they could find but you might want to look at other boating or RV stores to see if you can find another. 11 inches or so seems to be the smallest for most countertop units. Also keep in mind that both the microwave and fridge need room for ventilation.
posted by TedW at 8:32 AM on September 9, 2009

Don't think it can be done... Thinnest stainless steel one I can find is this and that's 10 7/8" high.

I used to have a similar alcove in my kitchen. I put cookery books there.
posted by momentofmagnus at 8:44 AM on September 9, 2009

FWIW, you're not really especially supposed to put much stuff on top of a fridge anyway.
posted by TomMelee at 9:28 AM on September 9, 2009

Even if you could find one that small, it's not necessarily a good idea to put it in a space with such crappy ventilation. All microwaves exhaust a certain amount of heat and moisture when running. You could easily damage the microwave or the cabinets in your apartment.
posted by nathan_teske at 9:49 PM on September 9, 2009

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