I just bought my first home, and my kitchen has very limited counter space. I want to install a microwave underneath over-head cabinets (similar to over the range) but instead, over a regular countertop. I cannot install over the range b/c the stove is actually positioned in front of a window. (odd I know, but not as bad as you might think).
My question is regarding the ventilation of the microwave. How is it different from a regular countertop microwave? Will there be a problem with installing it above a regular countertop instead of over a range? I don't see what the difference would be...but I'm not sure. Sharp sells a microwave that specifically says "over the counter", and shows a picture of it over a regular countertop instead of a range. However, this micro is like $350 and it got a couple of bad user reviews online. I see some "over ther range" styles for $150-$250, which is much more in my price range. Would these work in my situation?