Lots of good ideas here, I'm reworking my (rudimentary) galley too, and am reading along.
I thought I'd mention a microwave oven I ran across recently, the smallest I've found yet. Some might think it too small, but as mentioned prior, even our larger boats are pretty cramped for space, so I'm mentioning this little one if y'all hadn't seen anything like it before.
Been looking for a small
one for a while, and all until this one have been 0.7cu ft, 700watt units, which seemed to be the lower limit. The 0.7cuft units are still pretty big for the galley (mine anyway), so I'm thinking of biting for this 'tiny' one (below).
It looks like it can do the basics like heating
water for tea, nuking a plate of food
or whatever, YMMV.
This very small 0.5cuft, 700watt
Whirlpool mini-nuker (found at Home Depot Whirlpool 0.5 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave in Black-WMC20005YB at The Home Depot
and probably elsewhere) is the smallest I've found yet (particulars and dimensions are at the HD link).
It's designed with a rounded back that knocks off a bunch of the counterspace wasting footprint of a standard microwave. Looks to fit right nicely in a countertop corner, or raised up in a corner.
Has anyone else seen any comparable very small microwaves out there?
I think I'll give it a try, it sure seems to be the smallest so far. I have room for a larger one, but hate to waste the space that can be used for other things.
I use a good sized 2.4cuft/1500watt or so one at home, but I noticed that they are now marketing
microwaves up to about 2500 watts
now at the high end, yikes! You could probably nuke a side of beef, or a whole cabrito, in one of those.
And y'all purists out there who swear by burners and ovens only, a microwave can do almost anything they can. It's all I ever use, even turned off the power to my home electric
stove/oven since I very rarely use it (off at the breaker for a 'remote' safety