Over-the-range microwaves are the second most popular microwave type on the market. These microwave ovens typically have large capacities (at least 1.1 cu.ft.) and higher prices. The average price of all over-the-range microwaves is around $300, while all other microwaves have an average price of $156. Larger capacities translate to higher wattage as well, with most over-the-range models having 1000-1100w of power.
Users find that over-the-range units aren't as reliable as other types, find them to be less quiet and generally like them less than countertop and built_in models.