In the perennial quest for optimal storage in a Manhattan apartment, I'm asking for opinions on this:
I am thinking of putting my microwave on a shelf above the stove. (No, can't open a wall and set it inside.) The question is: how far above the stove does it have to be so that the heat of cooking doesn't damage the micro or cause problems I can't even think of? Would, e.g., having 2 ft. between the stovetop and the shelf the micro sits on be enough for safety?
I'm not a big cook, and use the micro mainly for a quick nuke and the occasional defrost. My suburbanite friends all have built-in setups and never even thought about it. Just wondering if its an issue before I put up the shelf . . . . [shelf - heavy-duty metal brackets from professional kitchen supplier; will probably use a metal shelf like my kitchen wheeled shelves -- unless there's a heat-resistant material I need to know about?
Has anyone done this?