Over-the-range microwaves are an increasingly popular feature in kitchens. They're a perfect way to free up precious counter space. Many modern units now come with advanced features that transform them from simple cooking tools into invaluable kitchen appliances. Whether you’re looking for a compact unit for the office or a sleek stainless steel over-the-range microwave to complement your electric range at home, Sam’s Club® has you covered.
To get the right fit, you’ll need to decide on what you need. Regular models typically offer warming and cooking features, while convection microwaves come with advanced browning technology that allows you to roast and bake a range of dishes. Many of the top models are designed with a venting hood to help disperse cooking odors. This way you get to enjoy the benefits of the microwave as well as a range hood. Most microwaves come with preset buttons for different foods.
Aesthetics are another feature. Stainless steel over-the-range microwaves are a popular choice because they blend with almost any decor. However, you’ll also find models in a range of other colors to complement many styles. Other features worth considering are touch-pads, turn-table size and wattage. Over-the-range microwave ovens with higher wattage will cook food faster. If you have kids around the home, you may want to invest in a model equipped with a child-lock function.
Start by measuring the width and height of the space where you intend on installing the microwave. Over-the-range microwaves have different widths, the most common options ranging from 30 to 36 inches. You’ll also need to consider the internal capacity of the stainless steel microwave oven. Compact units have approximately 1 cubic foot of space while large OTR models come with 2 cubic feet and more. If you frequently heat up large dishes, it may be worth investing in a larger over-the-range microwave oven. Some models are designed with two ovens, making it easier to cook multiple dishes at the same time.
At Sam’s Club, you'll find a wide collection of cooking bundles, over-the-range units and gas ranges, including popular brands such as LG microwaves and NXR microwaves. Our built-in search tool makes it easy to find everything from compact stainless steel microwave ovens to larger convection models with grilling, roasting and browning features.