Replacing a microwave oven is something all homeowners have to do from time to time. A microwave is a convenient way to reheat leftovers or whip up quick meals on busy evenings. When budgeting for a new microwave, consider which features are important to you, as the bulk of the cost is going to come from purchasing the unit itself.
|What you can expect|
|Range per oven:||$383.42||$843.20|
|Range for this type of project:||$383||$843|
Microwave Oven Replacement Cost
Cost of convection microwave oven unit with 2 cubic foot capacity. 1100-watt power with stainless-steel finish, digital controls, and four-speed convection fan. 120V electrical connection and venting duct required at installation site. One-year limited warranty ensures top-notch quality.
Basic Labor for Microwave Oven Replacement
Labor costs for thorough installation under standard conditions. This will start with a full assessment of the space. Your team will plan the layout, acquire appropriate equipment, transport materials, and execute preparation, installation and cleanup. They will disconnect and remove the existing microwave oven, install mounting brackets, and connect and mount the new oven.
Job Supplies for Microwave Oven Replacement
Standard supplies and materials used in the installation process, such as connectors, fittings, and mounting hardware.
Removal of Microwave Oven Replacement Waste
Appropriate disposal of all related project debris, including old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
|cost to replace a microwave oven|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per oven||$460.47|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 oven||$603.48|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 oven||$377.27 - $829.69|
Microwave sizes are measured in volume, by cubic feet. Dimensions matter as well, especially if it's going to be mounted under a cabinet. Assess the place where you plan to put the microwave. Measure the height, width and depth of the area to ensure the model you're considering fits in that spot, whether it's over the range, on the countertop or in a custom spot, such as on a kitchen cart.
Make sure the inside volume is wide enough and tall enough to accommodate your larger plates and cookware. Here are some general microwave sizes to help you decide:
Some microwaves have cooking options similar to a convection oven that allows you to crisp and brown foods to your desired level. Keep in mind that these types of microwaves - those with a convection fan that can effectively circulate heat or a built-in broiler function - are usually more expensive than those with basic features.
Another important feature to look for is lighting. Make sure the lighting inside the model you're considering is adequate enough that you can see what you're cooking. The finish is also important to most shoppers, and many choose stainless steel, black or white, depending on the color of their existing appliances, such as the fridge or stove.