Still hate this big honkin' micro & could use the space
It hasn't been wired in, I've been looking at it for 3 weeks, it still bothers me that it sticks out 2.5 inches past the cabinents. And thanks to someone here who dubbed it the "Darth Vader" effect, I break into a cold sweat every time I see it.
If it went, I'd gain a space 30 x 21. That includes a 30 x6 " space with tip down door that "utilizes" the left over space above the micro and - I think- hide the micro wiring.
My questions are:
1. Is there any kind of a fan or hood that wouldn't eat up every bit of space I might gain?
Since the kids are gone, meals are simple. No frying, I'm not so concerned about cooking odors. Moisture from boiliing water wouldn't be a big issue if the silly little cabinent & door over the micro was gone, although there are thermofoil cabinents on either side of stove. Besides I'm really off pasta after raising 3 kids.
2.After installing some sort of fan or hood, if i had 19 x 11 inches left over I could put in a convection toaster oven, whose door pulls down and which would probably be more useful for empty nesters than a big micro.
I don't want to sacrifice what little counter space I have for the convection toaster oven. I'd rather keep a tiny micro and a regular toaster.
Go ahead, tell me whether it is an unworkable idea, or if you have any suggestions.