Sharp Appliances has a great idea, they have designed a microwave for below the counter. Built-in ready for easy installation under a counter, the Microwave Drawer Oven is perfect for islands and open-plan kitchens, as well as wet bars, family rooms and home theaters. Not only that, it allows wheelchair users access, as well as the very petite folks out there. Some people really have difficulty stretching for those over- the- oven mounted units.
The Microwave Drawer Oven opens with the touch of a button and Sharp’s advanced sensor technology eliminates the guesswork often associated with microwave cooking. The Microwave Drawer Oven is large enough to hold a 9″ x 13″ oblong dish. Now available as a 30-inch-wide stand-alone appliance, the 1-cubic-foot, 1,000-watt microwave drawer (about $850) installs at the same convenient, under-counter height.