GE JEM31 Microwave replacment/repair??
I remodeled my kitchen in 2005 (with much input from GardenWeb forums) and installed a GE JEM31 microwave snugly in upper (custom) cabinetry. I thought it was a great choice because it was less than 13" deep so it didn't stick out. I knew I would probably be stuck with the GE brand if I ever needed to replace it, but since we use the MW mainly for just reheating, I was okay with that.
Fast forward to 2014.....a fair amount of interior paint on the MW has flaked off (i.e., 3x4 inches). So, I decided to go ahead and replace the MW....BUT the replacement GE model called the PEM31 (they don't make the JEM31 anymore) is now 1" taller and won't fit into my cabinetry!! Agh.
A few questions for anyone who might know: (1) Is there any other less-than-13" deep MW on the market? (2) Does flaking paint cause a health problem? (3) Would painting the interior cavity be a safe option? (I found a MICROWAVE CAVITY PAINT by QB on Amazon.com and other sites.)
Thanks for any help!