Electrolux, Sharp and KitchenAid are three brands that make highly rated built-in microwave ovens. Built-in microwave ovens have the integrated look of a wall oven, but offer the power and speed of a microwave oven. The cost of a built-in microwave is generally between $500 and $1,500.
Brands like Wolf and Thermador are premium brands that manufacture microwave drawers. These drawers can be useful in high-end kitchens because they fit underneath a wall oven or beneath an island countertop.
A built-in microwave oven is sometimes confused with an over-the-range microwave oven. An over-the-range microwave oven is a solution in kitchens that have a 30-inch range because it gets the microwave off the countertop. The cost of an over-the-range microwave is generally below $500, with some premium brands offering features that may increase their cost.