Over-the-range microwave ovens are sold at home improvement stores such as Lowe's, Home Depot, Sears and Ace Hardware. Department stores such as Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy and K-Mart also sell over-the-range microwaves.
Consumers can also purchase over-the-range microwaves online directly from manufacturers such as General Electric and Samsung. Sites such as Amazon.com and eBay offer these appliances as well.
An over-the-range microwave is a high-powered heating device that is mounted above the range or stove cook top. These appliances can be mounted to a wall or affixed to cabinets surrounding the range. Over-the-range microwaves feature a hidden ventilation system that negates the need for a range hood to absorb smoke, heat, steam and grease from the range.