Microwave in the pantry
I'm kicking around the idea of having the microwave in the pantry. I'm not sure whether I like or dislike the idea. My thoughts:
- The pantry is connected to the kitchen (not across the hall or similar, as I see in some plans), and the refrigerator is near the pantry door; thus, getting a plate of food and walking to the microwave would be a matter of steps.
- The pantry is plenty large enough to hold the microwave without sacrafice of space.
- We could plan a special shelf at an appropriate level.
- I do not tend to cook in the microwave much. I use it to melt butter or to warm leftovers. A baked potato every couple weeks, popcorn on a fairly frequent basis.
Benefit: In a small kitchen, I don't have to give up any counter space for the microwave. Microwaves aren't particularly attractive, even if built in.
Thanks in advance.