Proper distance between microwave and range top?
Since I'm gutting my entire kitchen, I now have the ability to correct some things that have really bothered me since we moved in 11 years ago.
For one: there is only 14" between the bottom of the microwave and the grates of the range.
There is only 2" between the top of my pressure cooker and the bottom of the microwave.
I bet this doesn't even meet code.
I often get uncomfortable when I'm doing several hot dishes that it's getting too hot under the microwave.
I don't want to damage the seal on the microwave. I bet a damage microwave seal would emit more radiation than granite counters !!!! :-)
The green area above the 2 cabinets is not available (used for ducting and electrical).
If I raise the microwave, I guess I would need to half the cabinets above the microwave.