Microwave Ventilation and Reducing Recommended Air Gap


Postby amir » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:47 am

Hi, I had planned to fit a microwave tight under a wall unit and with one end tight against another wall unit like a built-in oven. However the siting instructions say that the microwave needs 300mm clearance above it and 75mm on the other sides. Is it that microwaves are hotter than built-in ovens and if built-in would over-heat and be a fire danger or could I safely reduce the recommended air clearances?
I would appreciate any help with this query.
Thank you
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Postby Mr White » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:53 am

If the makers of your microwave went to the trouble of giving clearances, I would say they did it for a good reason, if you choose to ignore them and a fire results from your actions, who will you blame then?
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