Looks Good Over the Stove, but........
This Maytag microwave looks great but was a pain to install. The install is straight forward but if you're replaceing a microwave that is not a Magtag or Whirlpool then you may have the same problem I had replacing a GE. The mounting holes and placement infringe on the previous install holes but not enough to reuse. Don't understand why companies don't have a unversal install design, this makes for a frustrating experience. Other than that the product is to new to rate.
We thought we'd never find another big convection oven/microwave, let alone one with an exhaust fan for over the stove top. But we did-and a Maytag, no less! All of our other appliances (except a vintage range) are Maytags.
Warning, though! Installation is a difficult 2-person job. It took 2 sturdy men (one a cabinet maker) a full work day to get it in. It wasn't a complicated installation, they say, just an issue of making strong enough supports for the heavy unit , since it hangs over the
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stove. The oven could be big enough for many people (those who aren't big bakers) to just have a stove top and use this for the oven.
Great features but difficulty with installation
I am enjoying this product very much. However, I am giving only 4 stars because of the installation issue. Although the width between the cabinet and the left wall (dividing wall to dining room) matched the dimensions in the instruction manual, what was NOT calculated was the add'l width needed to fully open the oven door. We had to dig into the dry wall to give us at least another 3/4". The door now opens 99.9%. The instructions should have included a minimum width of the inches we needed.
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