What are the dimensions of a microwave?
25 to 41 centimeters high
The height of a freestanding microwave varies between 25 and 41 centimeters.
- Low: less than 30 centimeters high.
- Average: between 30 and 35 centimeters high.
- High: higher than 35 centimeters.
Low microwaves have a relatively small capacity of up to 25 liters or an average capacity of up to 40 liters. A microwave with an average height generally has an average capacity between 25 and 40 liters. Relatively high microwaves have an average or large capacity.
43 to 60 centimeters wide
A freestanding microwave is between 43 and 60 centimeters wide.
- Narrow: up to 45 centimeters wide.
- Average: between 45 and 55 centimeters wide.
- Wide: at least 55 centimeters wide.
Only solo microwaves can be narrow. They then have a relatively small capacity of up to 25 liters. Wide microwaves almost always have a large capacity of 40 liters or more.
30 to 58 centimeters deep
The depth of a freestanding microwave varies between 30 and 58 centimeters.
- Shallow: up to 35 centimeters deep.
- Average: between 35 and 50 centimeters deep.
- Deep: deeper than 50 centimeters.
A shallow microwave is almost always a solo microwave with a small capacity of up to 25 liters. An average deep microwave has an average capacity between 25 and 40 liters. Deep microwaves have an average or spacious capacity.
Height built-in microwave
A built-in microwave has a standard niche height of 38 centimeters or 45 centimeters. Here, a solo microwave is usually ± 38 centimeters high and a combi microwave is ± 45 centimeters high. The difference between a solo and a combi microwave is that a combi microwave also has an oven function. You opt for a combi microwave if you want to be able to prepare an oven dish in addition to heating and defrosting.
Width built-in microwave
Built-in microwaves have a standard niche width of ± 56 centimeters. This means that the niche where you place the microwave should be 56 centimeters wide. The exact niche width can deviate a few millimeters per model. Always check the installation drawing before buying a microwave.
Depth built-in microwave
There's no standard depth for built-in microwaves. Most microwaves have a depth of 55 centimeters, but there are also models that fit in a shallower space. You can find the required depth of a built-in microwave on the installation drawing of the product.