Question: How Does An Over The Stove Microwave Vent?

Do I have to vent my microwave?

The first step to installing an over-the-range microwave is to decide on the venting option.

The way in which you vent will depend on the unit and the configuration of your kitchen.

If you are mounting the microwave on an exterior wall, then you can use a wall vent; otherwise, a roof vent will be needed..

Are microwave vents effective?

If microwave ventilation is not capturing what you can visually see, then trust us, it’s not eliminating those invisible toxins and other chemicals in the air either. Even with a more powerful OTR microwave, it still won’t clean the air efficiently enough.

Can you install a microwave without a vent?

If there is no existing venting route, decide which option is best for your kitchen and use the template provided to open a vent in the wall or cabinet. If you are mounting the microwave on an exterior wall, then you can use a wall vent; otherwise, a roof vent will be needed.

How hard is it to install an over the range microwave?

The installation will be relatively easy if there is access to an electrical outlet in the space above or behind the microwave, and if there is an existing vent duct running through the side wall or up through the roof.