Problem replacing over-the-range microwave
My 10-year-old Whirlpool Gold over-the-range microwave is dying, and I'm looking around for a replacement.The problem is that my existing microwave measures 29-5/8" across and just fits into the space, and every microwave I've seen online is slightly bigger.
They're bigger all over, actually. My present one is 15.5" high, but most of the ones I've looked at are at least 17". The height doesn't worry me, but the width does. There's no room for even an extra quarter-inch. Did everything get sized "bigger and better" in the past 10 years?
Has anyone else encountered this? Any suggestions? Thanks!