I got an estimate for adding an outlet for an over the range microwave. I went ahead and made the appointment to have it done but I'm now rethinking my decision.
1. My circuit box is full. I would need a new 120 Volt 20/20 tandem circuit breaker installed and the outlet would go into my (already small) cabinet above the stove.
2. They will not install the microwave so I'd have to hire someone else to do it.
3. I misjudged how large the microwaves are. The microwave would hang an additional 1.5" lower than my cabinets and stick out 3" from the cabinet. This would put the microwave right in my face as I try to cook.
I think I'm going to build a shelf for cooking aids (oil, salt, pepper, etc) and install it directly below the existing cabinet. This would lower the hood 5-6" so it is closer to the stove.