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Don Jo 01-11-2012 06:26 PM

what should the height be from the bottom of an over the range microwave oven to the top of the electric stove.

hardwareman 01-11-2012 07:08 PM

min. 32"

Jacques 01-12-2012 10:32 AM

"min 32" ? oops!

Ironlight 01-12-2012 10:38 AM

The standard guideline for range hoods is 24"-30", but the ideal height really varies based on the capacity of your stove, the type of hood that you have, the type of cooking that you do, and of course the height of the adjoining wall cabinets that are above it and next to it.

With above-range microwaves the height is usually on the low side because a) the blowers are not that strong b) you don't want the microwave so high it is difficult to use and c) the cabinets above are a standard height and you want everything to line up properly from a fit-and-finish perspective.

Jacques 01-13-2012 07:10 AM

Just pick one out and look up the spec's for install. most/all? call for min-66" from floor to bottom of cabinet. min-30" from cooktop to bottom of cabinet. [ most m/o are 16" high]. should be no prob in standard kitchen.

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