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For most modern kitchens nowadays, a microwave is a must have. It helps save time and makes cooking a lot easier. The Cuisinart CMW-200 for example is a convection oven, meaning it’ll do a lot more than just warm up your food. With it you’ll get to roast, bake, grill or defrost, and you can do this with a big volume of food thanks to its large capacity of 1.2 cubic feet. If whatever you’re cooking requires different stages of preparation, the CMW-200 microwave oven is up to task thanks to its multi stage cooking functionality. This means it can be programmed to shift through different cooking functions automatically. Is it one of the best microwaves you’ll come across this year? Get through this review and find out.

Why We Like It – Cuisinart CMW-200

The Cuisinart CMW-200 is a convection oven that created a lot of buzz when it was launched, and for all the right reasons. This 1000 watt microwave oven lets you grill, bake, defrost, roast and microwave with ease, and its interior is made out of stainless steel for easy cleaning.

Pros
  • Stainless Steel interior for easy cleaning
  • Up to 9 preset options
  • Multi-stage cooking
Cons
  • No moisture sensor
  • Needs space around it because of heat emission

Performance

Being a convection microwave oven, the CMW-200 works by using a fan to circulate heated air and a radiofrequency energy to cook, bake or heat the food. This cooks food faster and better than a regular microwave would. The Cuisinart CMW-200 microwave also comes with a reversible grill rack which you can use to grill your food, and up to 9 preset cooking options that you can choose from. In addition, this convection microwave also allows you to defrost either by weight or by time, and has an oven capacity of 32 litres which is great for large meals, and a lot more than the 23 litres you get with the Panasonic NN-SN966S.

Design

Like most convection ovens, the Cuisinart CMW-200 microwave features a dark tinted glass, and right next to it, an LCD display with touchpad controls. It’s inside is made of stainless steel just like the Toshiba EM925A5A-SS Microwave, and in there you’ll find a 12 inch glass tray and a reversible grill rack that doubles your cooking space. Its convection feature forces it to take up slightly more space than a conventional microwave, so it’s also not advisable to mount it onto a cabinet because of the heat it might emit.

Value

Compared to other microwave ovens, the CMW-200 tries a lot harder to get more things done. Granted, the Cuisinart CMW-200 microwave oven is not a toaster oven, but it can still toast your bread one side at a time as though you were grilling it. It can also be programmed to automatically initiate a cooking process, as it allows for with up to 3 cooking sequences. You also get more one-touch buttons than the GE JNM3163RJSS Microwave, making it much more versatile in the kitchen.

Cuisinart CMW-200 Wrap Up

Cooking gets easier with the Cuisinart CMW-200, so getting it will save you a lot of time and offer a lot of convenience. It’s easy to use even if you’re not an expert chef, though its 1000 watt power limit may sound a bit low to some people. Either way, there’s very little you can’t do with it, making it a great addition to your kitchen.

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Kenn Muguna

Kenn is a writer that's fascinated by all things tech. Having been born curious about how everything works, he spends his time taking things apart to put them back together, and shares what he finds out through writing.

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