So, you need a microwave
Believe it or not, siting this everyday appliance can be one of the biggest challenges in the kitchen design process. Finding easy and ergonomic access for a microwave AND an aesthetically pleasing location are sometimes at war with one another!
When you want to heat up food quickly, it's likely you also want efficiency as part of the process. Conventional wisdom says that placing the microwave close to the refrigerator allows you to get your food from the fridge and quickly pop it into that appliance. There you have it -- few steps, fast motion. But, microwaves come with, let's say, issues!