As of 2015, microwave carts and stands are widely available at stores such as Walmart, Kohl's, Sears, Target and Wayfair. The least expensive stands are typically priced between $50 and $70, but furnishings with multifunctional storage and aesthetic enhancements may cost several hundred dollars.
Simple carts or stands often have open storage tiers, allowing owners to store containers, mixing bowls, cookbooks or other non-fragile items. Closed carts provide more coverage for food packages or breakable items, such as plates and glasses. Many stands have a hutch specifically designed to house the microwave, and the lower cabinet and upper shelf provide space for multipurpose storage. Shoppers can choose from a vast selection of finishes, such as wooden or wire stands and marble tabletops.