Microwave or Convection/Microwave recommendation?

Christo

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Can anyone recommend a good microwave or convection/microwave combo to mount beneath the stove? We currently have a Magic Chef combo (mcc1010stg) that the PO installed in about 2006. It still works fine, but we're replacing our countertop and noticed that this unit is supposed to have 8" clearance above it. We don't have that now and we'll have even less (about 2") when we do the new countertop. Thanks in advance!
 

Christo

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My research so far indicates that I should just look for one that's designed for built-in applications, which typically involves ducting so that it vents in the front. By the way, I prefer microwaves that use internal inverter technology so that when I use the microwave at less than full power, the circuitry actually reduces the power to the magnetron rather than cycling it on and off. Panasonic had a patent on this technology that expired a couple years ago. I don't know if any other manufacturers have started making them this way, much less with combo convection/microwave and front venting!
 

Matt Colie

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Christo,
Be cautious, there have now been several reports on the RV and Marine blogs of inverter microwave not wanting to run on either inverter supplied or inverter generator supplied power. I still be interested to find what units you discover that fit your needs.
Matt
 
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Christo

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Thanks for the heads up, Matt. It might be awhile before I can take this project further due to some unexpected events that have transpired.
 

Scott Nutter

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Christo,
about 1 1/2 years ago I bought a stainless steel microwave convection oven off Amazon.
the brand is Contoure, obviously Chinese. But it works great, and looks great! It fits right below the magic chef cook top.
since then, I have got rid of the magic chef cook top. But my Contoure oven is my go to appliance.B84A3111-7026-4A22-8CB6-F28CECC518D2.jpeg6623AE9A-BF6F-4F15-B786-4E54C52C50F4.jpeg93A9E3AC-D0F8-4C7E-A819-328E490E3AB5.jpeg75423E8C-5E85-4349-AE67-8D922426B7BD.jpeg