Microwave oven

Position of microwave oven in accessible kitchen

User at microwave oven
User at microwave oven

Description
Microwave with side-hinged door in full-length cabinet next to a standard-height counter. The microwave is a bit lower than the work surface.

Users comments
The microwave itself is not at a perfect height for the user. She needs to lift things a bit when she removes them from the microwave and place them on the counter. Since she does not heat heavy things in the microwave oven this works well. This solution is a compromise. The counter space next to the ordinary oven is at a more suitable height.

This tip is from 2009

Microwave next to standard-height counter
Microwave next to standard-height counter

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Tipsare: Karolina

Karolina lives together with her family in a house. She is working part time. She was injured in 2006 and has a tetraplegia (C7). She has 12 hours personal assistance a day.