(Closed) Over the range mircowave with gas stove, OK?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Kjeff760:  That’s how the townhome we’re currently renting is set up, with the microwave over a gas stove.  We’ve never had any issues with it.  It’s my first gas stove and I do like that it tends to heat things faster and more evenly.  My only issue right now is that I’m pregnant and when I cook, I tend to get a headache from the smell.  It’s not a gas smell because it’s different from the smell while it’s trying to ignite but there’s a smell when things are cooking from the flame I think.  My husband can’t smell it though and I don’t remember it from before being pregnant. 

Post # 4
4824 posts
Honey bee

not sure about the microwave… but in terms of cooking I prefer gas and most people who enjoy cooking like it better. But it does take some getting used to.

Its responds much faster. It heats faster and when you turn it off you lose heat quickly. (unlike electric which are slow to boil water and the residual heat will continue cooking your food or at least keep it warm)

Its more responsive. A small change in heat will be seen almost immediately with what you are cooking.


Post # 5
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yes. It’s perfectly fine. You just need to make sure you have the correct clearance for it. It’s the same as electric though. In CT the clearance is 18″. I’m not sure if that changes from state to state. 

Stove top cooking with gas is actually better than electric. 

Post # 6
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’ve heard conflicting things. When my parents renovated their kitchen, they couldn’t do it. But I have seen brand new houses that have it… 

Post # 7
1128 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We live in an apartment and there is a gas stove with a microwave overhead so I’m assuming its ok!

Post # 8
1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We have a microwave over our gas range with no problems, we live in a loft and this is how all the units were setup so I’m sure it’s fine. 

Post # 9
1628 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh goodness, gas ranges are sooooooo much better than electric for cooking.  When looking at apartments I always make sure it has a gas stovetop, it leads to much more even cooking, you can control the temperature better and easier, I could go on and on.

The microwave should be fine above it as long as its not like within a foot of the flame

Post # 10
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our apt came with the microwave over our gas range, and I love it!  I’ve always had gas stoves, which I vastly prefer to electric.  My grandmother has an electric range and I never particularly found it to be safe, or as effective as gas.

Post # 11
1077 posts
Bumble bee

I used to live in an apartment with that set-up and it was great! It gives you a lot of extra counter space. My current place doesn’t have one and I miss it.

Post # 12
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@Kjeff760:  The microwave is fine as long at their is a fan under the microwave/above the stove. I love cooking on gas. It’s so  much betetr than electric. Congrats on the new house! 

Post # 13
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It’s fine. We have that currently and although I hate it there’s nothing wrong with it.

Post # 14
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I love our gas stove in theory. I just hate the actual stove unit. It needs to be replaced. But I do love cooking with gas.

@mandb122:  While you’re cooking, turn on your exhaust fan and that helps a lot! It gets rid of the smell. 

Post # 15
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

This is totally OK.  When I bought my condo (with gas stove) the first thing I did was buy an over the range microwave.  I lived there for 3.5 years and now I rent it and there has never been a problem.

Post # 16
2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My sister’s house is set up this way. They’ve lived there 10 years and haven’t had any problems.

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