Can I plug a built-in microwave into a normal socket?
Yes, certain built-in microwaves can be plugged into a standard electrical socket, just like a countertop microwave. Built-in microwaves are designed to fit within kitchen cabinets or wall units, but they can still be powered by standard electrical outlets.
However, it's essential to ensure that the electrical outlet you plan to use is compatible with the microwave's power requirements. Built-in microwaves often require a 13-amp electrical circuit, which is standard in most homes in the UK. Still, it's necessary to check the microwave's specifications and the rating of the electrical outlet to confirm compatibility.
Additionally, it's crucial to follow the manufacturer's installation instructions carefully when installing a built-in microwave to ensure it is safely integrated into your kitchen's cabinetry or wall unit. If you have any doubts or concerns about the installation process, it's best to consult a professional electrician or appliance installer for assistance.