Sharp has invented a microwave oven that can be integrated into a drawer beneath a kitchen benchtop. Called the Microwave Drawer, it places the microwave at a convenient height for frequent use and it slides out, just like a drawer, at the touch of a button. As well, it is ideal for open plan kitchens or those with island-style preparation benches.

Sharp plans to release the Microwave Drawer in Australia in mid to late 2007, possibly in a 60cm wide configuration. While specifications have not been finalised, the Microwave Drawer will feature Sharpps sensor cook technology that eliminates much of the guesswork thatts sometimes associated with microwave cooking.

Source: Sharp