Does anyone make a left-handed microwave?
Are there any microwaves that are left handed?
What happens if you leave the microwave door open?
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Zero-Clearance Door The microwave door opens to a 90° angle without touching any adjacent walls.
Microwaves doors open so that the user can insert plates, cups, etc. with the right hand (holding the door with the left hand if necessary). The user needs more precision with what is being inserted and after can close the door with the left or right hand.
Robert McKechnie, manager of new product development for Electrolux and Frigidaire, told me that microwave ovens were originally designed to match side-open ovens, which were hinged on the left for ease of use by right-handed cooks. The tradition stuck around even with countertop and over-the-range models.
Microwaves from Breville, LG, Signature Kitchen Suite, Maytag, Hamilton Beach, and Insignia stand out as the most reliable brands—all six brands earn an Excellent rating. Five of the 32 other brands in our survey earn a Very Good rating. Of the six top brands, only Breville earns an Excellent for owner satisfaction.
Microwave doors are not reversible. Allow 1/2″ clearance on the hinge side if the microwave is against a wall or deep cabinet.
The most common type of microwave door option is the right-handed door. While there are no left-handed doors – hinged on the right side to open left to right – there was a microwave that allowed for a reversible hinge.
Where to Buy a Microwave for Left-Handed? Unfortunately, through our research, we found that dedicated microwaves for left-handed use are still rare in 2020. Most left-handers have to settle for a microwave designed for right-handed, which is not very satisfactory.