Survey: Where Do You Keep Your Microwave?

We're doing a bit of kitchen reorganization (you know, because we're not crazy enough with holiday cooking!) and have been musing about different places we could stash our microwave. Where do you keep yours?

Currently, the microwave lives on the counter beside our fridge. This is convenient because it's at a good height for picking up and carrying hot containers. Then again, some extra counter space is awfully appealing!

It would be great to put it on top of the fridge since this space doesn't currently get used for much, but the spill-potential is just too high. Unfortunately, our cupboards aren't set up to put the microwave over the oven, so that option is out for us.

Putting it on an below counter-height is a definite possibility. We really like the "tucked-away-yet-accessible" feel this can have, like Jesse's microwave in this Kitchen Spotlight. We have some open shelving along one wall that would make this possible. We do wonder about constantly bending over to put things in or take things out, though. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

What's your microwave setup?

Related: Kitchen Spotlight: Open Storage in Small Kitchens

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