Built-In Microwaves: Convenient Cooking Right In Your Wall
Built-in microwave ovens have come a long way in the last few years. The newest offerings are sleek and sophisticated, designed to aesthetically compliment your kitchen’s décor. Created to save space, many of these appliances possess the same product specifications as similar countertop units while others offer additional advanced cooking options. With so many types of built-in ovens available, you’re sure to find the best one for your needs.
How You Will Benefit From A Built-In Microwave
Built-in microwaves are a great way to bring this important appliances into your kitchen while freeing up necessary surface area on your countertops. They can be integrated into your cabinetry, allowing you numerous possibilities for installation. While some models are adaptable and can be fitted into a variety of different spaces, others require very specific placement. Knowing the kinds of products available, as well as where you plan to put your appliance, will help guide you as you shop for your ideal oven.
Many versions on the market can be installed over a countertop. Designed for easy mounting underneath a cabinet, they are space-saving wonders that afford you the ability to use more of your counters for food preparation. Generally, these products can be affixed under most cabinets, offering you the flexibility to place them wherever you need in your kitchen. This puts the convenience and power of rapid cooking within easy reach.
Microwave drawers can save you even more space, sliding in quite effortlessly underneath a work surface. Many of these kinds are commonly available in the same sizes and wattages as freestanding units. These drawers typically have easy-to-reach controls, open at the touch of a button, and automatically close on their own. With incredibly versatile placement, they usually can be integrated near your oven or even inside a kitchen island. Also, some versions can even be positioned under a gas or electric oven.
Traditional built-in ovens permit you to enclose them inside your cabinetry. Several types can be fitted by themselves inside enclosed compartments, offering a variety of placement possibilities. Additionally, you can group these microwaves with other items, such as wall ovens, into the same areas. This provides the added benefit of quick access to two cooking appliances in the same location. If you do not have the ability to mount an oven under a cabinet or your work surfaces, an enclosed oven may be ideal for you.
Similar to freestanding versions, built-in microwave units offer a wide selection of options. Simpler units are ideal for quick heating and defrosting and provide some basic cooking features. Mid-range ovens offer these functions and more, such as slow cooking and grilling. Finally, top-of-the line models often possess advanced settings, including broiling, pizza baking, and convection technology. You’ll also find other common, essential options such as safety locks and “keep warm” settings on many appliances, regardless of price.
Before you go shopping, it’s wise to think about where you do the majority of your food preparation, as this will help you decide where to position the unit. Next, consider the features that you’ll require the most from your product. If you frequently accommodate guests or prepare large meals, having broiling, grilling, or even convection capabilities will make your life easier. Finally, it’s a good idea to consult with an experienced contractor before going shopping. While you can mount some types yourself, some models benefit from the expertise of a professional installer to ensure that they are properly ventilated and can be operated safely. Your contractor can assess the work surfaces and enclosed storage in your kitchen as well as your electrical wiring, and advise you in choosing the best location for your intended purchase.
Add Functionality and Save Space with Built-In Microwaves
No matter what you need from your oven, you’re sure to find one that offers the functions you want as well as fits into your existing kitchen space. Many types are designed for mounting into or underneath your cabinets, while microwave drawers offer the convenience of installation under countertops or ovens. Whether you require only basic cook settings such as defrost and heating, or advanced choices such as broiling, convection, or baking, these products are an excellent addition to your kitchen. Give yourself the cooking power and convenience you need by purchasing a built-in microwave from Living Direct.
General Summary of Proposition 65
The “California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986” (more commonly referred to as ‘Proposition 65’)
was enacted to ensure that customers be properly warned when a product contains a substance known to cause cancer or
reproductive harm. The law requires the State of California to publish and maintain (annually) a list of substances
to be available to the general public. Additionally, the law requires that businesses properly notify residents of
the State of California about the presence of these substances in the products they purchase, or that may be present
in their homes, workplaces, or that otherwise may be released into the environment. The specific list contains a wide
range of naturally occurring and synthetic substances including manufacturing and construction chemicals, pesticides,
tobacco, food-additives, solvents, household products, drugs and byproducts created from a specific product usage.
You may have noticed the below warning label on our products, or on products from other manufacturers. The warning
has become increasingly commonplace and oftentimes raises questions about why the warning exists, and what it means
to a customer. The warning itself is just one of many requirements for businesses operating in and/or selling products
to customers in the the State of California. The warning does not mean that a product that includes the warning will
cause cancer or reproductive harm, but rather it simply is provided in order to educate the consumer that a substance
may exist. A large number of the substances listed under Proposition 65 have been in regular use for many years
without any documented harm to a consumer. This is due to the low concentrations and minimal exposure that actually
occurs with these substances. Those chemicals, however, have been determined by the State of California to be listed
as potentially harmful.
I don’t live in California. Why did my product include this warning?
In order to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 requirements we have determined that all products manufactured by
Living Direct Inc, including products sold under the EdgeStar, Avallon and Koldfront brands, should include the
above-referenced warning label. This labeling requirements exists for all of our products regardless of the
location / destination to which the product is ultimately sold and/or shipped.
We believe that our products, when used as designed, are not harmful and as such this warning is provided
in order to properly conform to the requirements of Proposition 65.
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