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Another little job done.

Moved the glass holder that was stuck down with double sided tape and now I can put the microwave on the top as and when I need it.
Hans took the microwave out shortly after we bought the van for 2 reasons,
1. we were very rarely on hook up and
2. I didn´t like having to stretch up to take hot things out of the oven.

Why are most microwaves so high up when they tell you to carry heavy thing low down?

Easy peasy.

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The people who know and care tell you to carry heavy items low down, few of the people who design motorhomes really understand what is practical for users.

I moved my microwave from a cupboard above a highline fridge as lifting out steaming hot plates and dishes from shoulder height wasn’t a great idea in my view.

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Make your microwave happy

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Every single one of the vans we have bought had a microwave in them, and too high to use safely, so out they come and go onto eBay, you only get a tenner or so but better than landfill.
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Luckily ours was able to sit on the kitchen work surface under a shelf. I often needed it while camping on my own.

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Luckily ours was able to sit on the kitchen work surface under a shelf. I often needed it while camping on my own.

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If I was very, very clever and knew a way to fix it on top of that cupboard so´s it didn´t go walkabout when in transit, I would take the bottle and glass holders off, but as I am not that clever I will have to take it off when on the move.
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Many freestanding microwaves are fitted with rubber feet which are screwed on with screws which are countersunk into the feet.

Remove the feet and make a template, say out of cardboard, that identifies the position of the feet.

Use the template to drill the worktop.

Use longer screws from below the worktop to screw the microwave down.

Use penny washers to spread the load on the underside of the worktop.
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You can just see a restraining clip bottom left to the shelf support Jan. I guess an 'L' bracket screwed to the cupboard.

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I´ve used a lathe and a column drill, I can/could silver solder, I´m a good dogs body, but I have never used an electric hand drill would you believe,
Out in the shed there are half a dozen, I have a Makita battery I saved for myself drill so tomorrow I must find the key and drills that fit and try your suggestion.

If I bvgger it up I´ll blame you kabundi.
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