Why Do Range-Mounted Microwaves Open from the Right?

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Q: Why do all over-the-range-mounted microwaves open from the right side only?

I have very little countertop room on the right side of the microwave; all the kitchen action is on left, so I am constantly fighting with the door. Why don’t they give the consumer a choice?

Sent by Angie

Editor: How interesting, my range-mounted microwave door opens from the right, too! Readers, do you have any ideas why these microwaves always open from the right? Does anyone know of any microwave models out there that open from the left side instead to make life easier for Angie?