I want to mount a microwave under a cabinet and I have selected the GE model that will work (the cabinet is quite shallow, so the depth was important).
The problem is that GE produces two nearly identical microwaves: JEM3072SHSS and JES1072SHSS, the difference is that the JEM model says it has an "optional hanging kit available" and the JES model does not.
The JEM model is $70 more at retail than the JES model, plus I'd have to buy the hanging kit separately, and it is also pricey ($50+ for basically, some hardware), so obviously, I'd prefer to go with the other model that is just under $100. The JES model also has holes on top (according to the product picture).
- Can't I just make my own template and attach the microwave to the cabinet with heavy duty machine screws, washers and nuts that I purchase myself?
- If that is indeed the case, wouldn't the head of the bolt have to go on the inside of the microwave and come out the top to be screwed into the underside of the cabinet?
I thought you weren't supposed to put metal in a microwave, so how do these mounting kits get away with that issue? Will that be an issue for me if I carry out the above plan and DIY my own "mounting kit"?