Built-in microwave odor problem
Hello, I'm hoping this community can give me some ideas on how to solve a problem. I redid my kitchen in 2014, and had a Frigidaire microwave built into my island, using a trim kit. There was a vent along the bottom of the trim kit. The microwave failed in 2019, and I replaced it with an updated model of the same Frigidaire, and the updated trim kit, which has no venting. I've realized recently that I have a problem here -- the moisture and odors from the microwave have no where to go, they are trapped inside the sealed cabinet. As you can imagine, it smells very bad, and I get a lot of moisture inside my microwave. I don't know how to fix this. The trim kit mentions an opening for an exhaust duct, but there is no where to vent it to, being in the island. How are these problems usually resolved? I was thinking of removing the microwave and trim kit, and having the unfinished opening in the cabinet finished with a shelf, and placing the microwave in there. It's less polished looking, but at least the air can circulate. But there has to be a better solution. Anyone have a suggestion? Thanks in advance!