How much ventilation space is needed around a microwave?

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There is no set distance for ventilation but if you read the manufacturer's instructions, they should provide guidance for safe use

Answered by Rupert, Electrical Safety Expert

There is no set distance for ventilation but if you read the manufacturer's instructions, they should provide guidance for safe use.

In addition, make sure that you always keep the vents clear and don't store flammable materials on top of or inside the microwave.

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