Standard kitchen layouts typically include a microwave oven mounted either over the range or below an upper cabinet. Where else can you put this common but bulky appliance? Sharp Electronics offers another option: in a drawer. Microwave Drawers come in 24- and 30-inch-wide models that can be built into standard lower cabinets. Both draw 1,000 watts and boast a one-cubic-foot capacity, which is large enough to hold a 9-inch-by-13-inch dish. Stand-alone models list for $850. Combined with a ceramic cooktop, the drawer lists for $1,700 to $1,800, depending on finish.

Sharp Electronics Corp., 800/237-4277, www.sharpusa.com

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