A microwave drawer is a type of built-in microwave that is placed in a base cabinet or inside a wall section. This type of appliance is designed with a built-in ventilation system and slides in and out of its installation location.
The microwave drawer's opening mechanism can either be powered by an electric motor or operated by a button. The controls for the microwave are typically placed on the front surface of the microwave. The location that a microwave drawer is to be installed in must have a dedicated power line fitted behind it. As of 2015, this type of microwave is available in 24, 27 and 30 inch sizes.