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I have a Panasonic 1.2 cubic ft microwave installed in my kitchen cabinet with the trim kit. The microwave broke and it is not worth it to repair, so I want to replace it, but finding the exact size is tricky. Breville make a unit which I really like (The Quick Touch). It's exactly the same size and wattage, but it says that it must not be put in a cabinet. Is this really true or is this just overly cautious? That is, why is it okay for a 1200 watt Panasonic, but not okay for a 1200 watt Breville? Anyone know if it truly is unsafe to do so? They are just normal microwaves, no grills or anything.

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  1. Hi gravyboater,

    I see it's been a couple of days with no reply. You might want to post this over on Gardenweb. The appliance board there has some pretty knowledgeable people, some who may have encountered a similar circumstance.

    Duffy

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    1. re: DuffyH

      Thanks, yes I did post there too and did get replies. I also managed to email Breville and was told that it would be fine and that the recommendation not to put it in a cabinet is really over kill. They told me specifically that it would actually be fine.

      1. re: gravyboater

        That's good to know, gravyboat, and good news for you. After you've had the Breville for a while, will you post a review here? I know I'm not the only Chowhound who's curious about their new oven.