For years, kitchen appliance companies have been developing and inventing ways to conserve space. A microwave can take up a good deal of space that could be used for other purposes. A microwave that sits on a countertop can be unsightly, and one that is built into an oven may still take up too much space. Instead of constantly trying to find new space to store it, why not automate the microwave and store it underneath your counter. You can use the control system to ascend it when needed, and descend it out of the way when not in use. With a little bit of elbow grease, you can easily complete this project for a reasonable cost.
A linear actuator system is perfect for this project. It can handle the load with room to spare and leave you with enough room underneath for extra shelf space. Progressive Automations has in stock many models, force options and stroke size linear actuators. The 150 lbs actuator will be more than enough to lift the counter top platform.
The lift can be built onto a platform that is sleek and modern, so you don’t have to worry about a lift that looks industrial.
Little needs to be done to build this project. Start by measuring your dimensions and cutting out the required hole in the counter top. Any shape of cabinet can be used, so long as the table lift can support it.
The electric actuator then needs to be attached to the bottom of the cabinet, in a place that supports the load evenly. Attach your cabinet to the lift securely, then attach your control system and that’s it. The average microwave weighs about 20lbs, so including the weight of the cabinet, there is still enough load potential to store items on the top of the cabinet.
Instead of spending thousands of dollars on an oven/microwave combination or creating more unnecessary space in your kitchen, use this simple project to make your life easier and your kitchen work for you.
Progressive Automations has all the necessary products for the complete automation of this project. We offer both wired and wireless controls, mounting brackets and table lifts with various weights, depending on the size of the cabinet. If you have questions about this project or any other project, please get in contact with us. We would be happy to answer your questions and find a solution that works for you.