Noting a 20% increase in demand for microwave drawers in each of the last three years, Sharp has introduced its newest Microwave Drawer Oven. The new model has an easy-open handle, as well as an Easy Touch power-open feature and hands-free close drawer that glides smoothly so liquids and other dishes won’t spill in motion. The concealed control panel tilts out 45 degrees for easy access to its LCD display, then slides back in for a sleek aesthetic and to keep accidental button-pushing in check. 

With universal design in mind, the drawer design puts the microwave at a more convenient undercounter height for wheelchair users, or any homeowners that may be wary of pulling hot dishes from a raised appliance. It also helps clear countertops, allowing for less clutter in the kitchen. Available in 24- or 30-inch models, the Microwave Drawer Oven offers 1,000 watts of power and 1.2 cubic foot capacity, starting at $1,300.