Microwave Stand Buying Guide
Microwave Stands 101
Types of Microwave Stands
Top Surface Microwave Stand
Cubby Microwave Stand
Microwave Stand Buying Tips:
• To reduce clutter in your kitchen, consider getting a stand with storage compartments
• Make sure you purchase a stand that fits your microwave or vice versa
• Choose a colour or style that matches either your kitchen cupboards or your major kitchen appliances
Microwave Stand Features
Microwave stand shelves are useful for storing all kinds of kitchen items, including cooking tools, cookbooks or non-perishable foods. Some microwave stands feature a foldable top shelf that can serve as a breakfast bar or additional counter space. You can get stands with either open shelves for easy access or closed shelves to keep stowed items hidden from sight, or both. Most combination types position the open shelves above the closed drawers, which tend to be larger. Closed shelves come in handy for storing kitchen appliances or large bowls and pots.
Drawers are less common than shelves in microwave stands. You'll typically find a single drawer that spans the width of the stand or two smaller, side-by-side drawers. These drawers come in useful for storing microwave necessities such a small microwave-safe bowls and microwave mitts close at hand. If your stand is on wheels, it's a good idea to get drawers that lock. This will allow you to safely move your stand around the kitchen without fear of the drawers opening accidentally.
Increase the flexibility of your kitchen with a mobile stand that you can readily reposition as needed. Not only does a stand with wheels make cooking easier, it simplifies cleanup since you can easily roll it around to get at those hard to reach places. When assembling, make sure the wheels are set evenly, so the stand is stable and the microwave sits flat.
Most microwave stands are made of wood, particle board or composites. Wood microwaves stands are available in a wide selection of finishes. You can also find models with metal frames and either metal or wood shelves. Some microwave stands feature marble tops for a more upscale look and feel.
Size & Shape +
Larger microwaves tend to be sturdier and higher quality. They also offer a greater amount of storage for kitchen items. The wider the stand, the more likely there will be two side-by-side drawers instead of only one. Make sure you get a stand that suits the size of your microwave, your kitchen space and the overall decor of your kitchen.
Style & Colour +
Finding a microwave stand to match your kitchen decor shouldn’t be too hard considering there are so many styles and colours. Choose a wood stand to complement a rustic or country kitchen design. A metal stand could suit a modern kitchen design, as could a composite stand with clean, simple lines.
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Microwave Stand Maintenance Tips:
• Check the nuts and bolts on a regular basis to ensure they are tight
• Replace missing or worn parts through the manufacturer
• Clean microwave and stand with an all-purpose spray cleaner and a clean cloth
• Clean spills immediately to prevent permanent staining