The Cuisinart CMW-100 is a smaller microwave that promises a lot of usability – and an alternative model (the 200) with an integrated convection oven for more direct cooking tasks. Let’s see how it went for users and critics!
This Cuisinart model has 1 cubic foot of space and 1,000 watts of power, so it’s better suited for small microwave tasks that do not need a lot of heat. The tray is 12 inches – but it’s the rest of the interior that’s interesting, with a stainless steel interior that is unusual to see in a microwave. The programming includes 10 power levels, eight presets and two defrost functions, but no sensor heating. He has a handle.
- Elegant and compact design
- Simple controls
- Even the heating that is found in all our choices of countertop microwaves
- The convection model does not seem to work well
The stainless steel interior is unique.
Home Depot users
The users of Home Depot have generally praised the microwave, noting that orders were simple and practical, and stainless steel interior is particularly easy to clean – plus, it has a handle, generally more popular. However, it is a little small, which means that it can be difficult to handle large heating tasks.
“WE NEEDED A COMPACT MICROWAVE TO FIT IN A SMALL STORAGE SPACE. ALL OTHERS IN THIS SIZE CATEGORY SEEMED A LITTLE CHEAP AND UNDERPOWERED. THIS SMALL MICROWAVE OVEN IS NEITHER DONE, IT COOKS QUICKLY AND EVENLY, IT IS VERY EASY TO USE AND IT HAS SEVERAL PRACTICAL FUNCTIONS OF QUICK COOKING. I ALSO LIKED THAT THE INTERIOR IS MADE OF STAINLESS STEEL WHICH MAKES IT EASY TO CLEAN AND I LIKED THE PULL HANDLE TO OPEN THE DOOR. NO BUTTONS TO BREAK. THE TURNTABLE IS A BIT SQUEAKY AND IT’S A LITTLE NOISY AT TIMES BUT NOTHING IMPORTANT (WE JUST NEED A LITTLE ADJUSTMENT OF THE PLATE). IT IS A VERY WELL MADE DEVICE AND I RECOMMEND IT TO SOMEONE LOOKING FOR A SMALL STAINLESS STEEL MICROWAVE. ”
Good Housekeeping also had a lot of praise for the microwave: they liked the stainless steel design and the simple control panel that still managed to provide a lot of preprogrammed heating options. The review also appreciated the homogeneous action of heating and defrosting the microwave. However, they noted that it can be difficult to heat a full plate and that cleaning stainless steel may not be easy for everyone.
- SAME MODEL OF HEATING
- GOOD DEFROST
- THE POPCORN BUTTON GIVES A GOOD RESULT
- STAINLESS STEEL INTERIOR GIVES A QUALITY APPEARANCE
- EASY-TO-USE CONTROL PANEL
- MANY PRE-PROGRAMMED COOKING OPTIONS
- QUIET WHEN USING
- THE COMPANY OFFERS EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE “
Amazon users have reviewed the convection version of this model, and noted that the microwave provided quiet operation, plenty of power for basic microwave tasks, and controls easy. However, a common problem has been noted: The convection feature uses a heating element on the top of the microwave: This makes the microwave oven very hot during heating and makes it difficult to cook food with convection. them on the top.
“SO FAR, I’M HAPPY WITH THIS ONE. IT IS A MICROWAVE CAPABLE. I CAN USE THE GRILL FUNCTION, WITH ABOUT 30% MICROWAVE POWER, TO COOK THE BRATWURST QUITE QUICKLY. OR I CAN USE CONVECTION COOKING (400 F) TO DO THE SAME THING. I HAVE NOT TRIED COOKING ANYTHING YET. BUT FOR THE TASKS I TRIED, HE TOOK UP THE CHALLENGE.
THE MORE SOPHISTICATED A DEVICE IS, THE MORE LIKELY IT IS THAT YOU WILL NEED TO SPEND TIME WITH THE MANUAL. I THINK I SPENT ABOUT 10 MINUTES WITH THE MANUAL, SO FAR. ONCE YOU GET THE BASICS, IT’S NOT DIFFICULT TO USE. BUT, IF YOU DO NOT LOOK AT THE MANUAL AT ALL, IT WILL BE CONFUSING. ”
If you are looking for a compact microwave – especially an elegant stainless steel design – this model should definitely be on your list … but the convection function should not be your top priority.