Countertop Microwave Oven Built-In Trim Kits
There are a variety of countertop microwaves available; however, only select models can be installed in a cabinet for a built-in look. To convert;built-in capable;countertop microwaves into a built-in microwave, a 27" or 30" wide trim kit will be needed.
Why use a Trim Kit?
Microwave trim kits are designed to provide a built-in look while also providing air flow necessary to the microwave. A trim kit consists of the trim frame, as well as an upper, lower, and rear duct that attaches to and encases the microwave inside the cabinet cut-out. It is important to only use the trim kit designed for that model so that the trim kit fits the microwave, and provides the proper air flow that it needs.
What Trim Kit Do I Need?
A built-in capable microwave will list the 27" and 30" trim kit for that model in the product specifications. The only difference between the 27" and 30" trim kit is the trim frame. If the microwave is installed over a 27" or 30" wall oven, be sure to match the trim kit width to the oven.
Note: the overall height of microwave includes the feet. Only the face of the microwave (excluding the feet) will be seen through the opening of the trim kit frame. Therefore, the opening of the frame is shorter in height than the overall height of the microwave.