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Corner Microwave

Like a normal microwave, which fits in a corner.
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Microwaves, they brought an end to the miserable days of evenly heated food and comparative silence. Some people prefer to put them in the corner, no idea why, that's clearly where the kettle goes. Anyhow, it's possible to package the electric gubbins and the turntable into a triangular form factor in quite a neat way. So, you know, do it.
bs0u0155, Mar 28 2014

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       This is actually such a good idea tht it is [suggested-for-deletion] on the grounds that it can't possibly considered half-baked ... [+]
8th of 7, Mar 28 2014
  

       I couldn't find one that I felt convinced was actually designed to fit in a corner, rather than a repackaged rectangular model. So the idea, and the demand for the units isn't adequate to actually support producing anything actually built to go in a triangular space, which is a great shame.
WcW, Mar 28 2014
  

       a couple million google image hits   

       circular's better.
FlyingToaster, Mar 28 2014
  

       What's the advantage here, though? The capacity of the microwave is naturally a function of its door area and depth. So for a given door area and capacity, the optimal size is the cuboid we are so familiar with. Adding extra metal to make it a triangle shape will only add unnecessary weight and bulk.
ytk, Mar 29 2014
  

       What's the advantage here, though? The capacity of the microwave is naturally a function of its door area and depth. So for a given door area and capacity, the optimal size is the cuboid we are so familiar with. Adding extra metal to make it a triangle shape will only add unnecessary weight and bulk.
ytk, Mar 29 2014
  

       Hexagonal would be nice.   

       Hinge the door just forward of centre, so the tray cantilevers out a bit when you split the unit to put something in. (Your door would be a triangular wedge in this configuration.)
skoomphemph, Mar 29 2014
  

       ... That door ...   

       If you made the unit circular (instead of using all these approximations we're settling for), then your door could be something like that of a VW Combi /Minibus. It pops forward, then it slides back along the side in a pleasantly circular fashion.   

       Hurry! There's a design award for you in this.
skoomphemph, Mar 29 2014
  

       Why stop at triangularizing in just one dimension? Your microwave could be form a trirectangular tetrahedron, with a laid back, supercar-style, diagonally opening door.
mitxela, Mar 29 2014
  

       Or you could sell a microwave kit to countersink.   

       Push a button and up comes the tray under the section of counter the microwave hides under. The lid comes up, to, and perhaps rises proportionally higher to create space during loading.   

       In fact the lid could have a built-in kettle this way, thus overcoming the principal objection to cornerising a microwave in the first place. Just don't get recently boiled water all over you while loading the microwave ...   

       ... oh dear ... That kills this variant, doesn't it? In any jurisdiction where there are profits to be made from lawsuits there would be people working hard to get injured by their kettle-microwaves.   

       Oops. Another idea (dead because of the legal complications, above): Instead of an element, run piping into the microwave. (I think that would reduce your carbon footprint if you like doing that kind of thing, too.)
skoomphemph, Mar 29 2014
  
      
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