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Old 08-09-2010, 01:38 AM   #1
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Light Microwaves for Fiberglass Trailers

Hi Folks,

I have been looking for a small, light microwave suitable for undercounter mounting. Ideally it would vent to the sides, but I am open to options. I don't have any particular power capacity requirements.

The smallest I have seen at retail are 700watt ovens that weigh nearly 30lbs. I saw one at a garage sale today for a dollar ($1) that was 26 lbs. It's an 1100 watt oven vintage 2000. Funny thing is it feels very light because the weight is distributed evenly throughout. Most of the new ones I have seen recently have all the weight on one end. It feels like they weigh twice as much!

Sharp used to make one called the "Half Pint" 13.5x13.5x13.5" cube. They still sell on e-Bay occasionally, probably for more than when they were new. The earlier ones were white and black with a window, then they made some in iMac ice blue before they went to black cube about 15x15x15 with no window at all Amazon.com: Sharp Half Pint Microwave Oven: Kitchen & Dining

There's also the Wavebox AC/DC microwave, but it seems to have some pretty poor reviews on Amazon.

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We have one of the Half Pints in our VT. The VT came with one already in it, so we kept using it. The Half Pint fits nicely in the half-closet of the VT. The thing that spins the pan went out on our first one, though. You can buy the part for 50.00, but I bought a different Half Pint on ebay that did not go as high as others. It works nicely, both mechanically and in the closet. Our plates will sit on its flat top. We use a microwave a lot.

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Old 08-09-2010, 07:55 AM   #3
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We bought a Iwavecube microwave. It is barely12" square-has a handle and comes in 6 colors. It is not a wavebox.
I tried to find them again and all I could find was `out of stock`. I ordered mine directly from Icubedesigns .
Let me know if you find them for sale-I would like to order a red color.
I have a Half Pint microwave-black door with white control panel that I used in our other camper.. Nice little micro but to big for the small counter space I now have.
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I had an Iwavecube in my 17 ft Burro. It fit nicely in the closet, and did things like zapping cofffee and soups nicely.

It was pretty useless for any kind of serious cooking tho.. took too long. I sold it with the Burro.
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We have one of the Half Pints in our VT. The VT came with one already in it, so we kept using it. The Half Pint fits nicely in the half-closet of the VT...

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Was it the early half-pint with the window, Cindy, or the later windowless cube?

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Both of them have the black front glass window. They have a dial for time and a triangular lever to press to open. They have a glass plate that the pan spins on, except for the one that no longer spins.

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I just bought a new digital 700 watt microwave at Wal-Mart for $28!
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I just bought a new digital 700 watt microwave at Wal-Mart for $28!
I'm intrigued! Does it weigh about 26 lbs? 20 lbs on the left and six on the right?

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I don't think it weighs that much. It's a 0.7 cu ft Sunbeam Micro-wave oven. I think that $28 is a great deal.
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Thanks, Wally, we were over there last night to check it out. They had the 700 cf sunbeam for $28 in white. Black with chrome costs $34. The white one weighs 21 lbs and the weight is pretty heavily offset to one side, so it may need additional bracing depending on how it's mounted or supported. It is hard to beat for the price, though!

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