Capacity - 73%
Design - 83%
Features - 72%
Performance - 77%
Ease of Use - 89%
We like the Cuisinart CMW-100 countertop microwave because although it is a small size unit, it is efficient and practical, although it may be too small for many people and it lacks some features that would make it more useful.
A microwave is an appliance that is present in most households, as it eases many jobs and is useful in multiple aspects, from cooking to heating the food. The Cuisinart CMW-100 microwave is more than a simple appliance, it is a reliable help in preparing your food and it is an appliance that enhances the kitchen with its attractive design, all these at a more than reasonable price of 180$.
This countertop microwave has a 1 cubic foot interior, which places it among the small size appliances that require little space, making it great for small families with small kitchens. The Cuisinart CMW-100 is entirely made of stainless steel with a tinted glass door with a chrome handle, so you should consider it if you are looking for a quality appliance that will complement your kitchen design. The interior is also made of stainless steel to prevent odor absorption and to make the oven very easy to clean. Furthermore, the microwave features an LCD display and a black or white easy-to-use touchpad with controls for maximum convenience and style since the buttons have their functions written on so you will easily find out what each button does. You will find 25 pre-programmed settings such as popcorn, bacon or frozen vegetables and 10 power levels depending on the intensity you need.
The Cuisinart does everything that a microwave does, namely it cooks, reheats and defrosts various types of foods. The 1000 watts power output assures excellent heating power and efficiency by lowering the time required to cook, defrost or reheat the food. The 12” glass tray inside the oven rotates to ensure even and thorough heating and defrosting, but when you place the dish in the oven you must make sure it is lined up to the roller under the glass tray, otherwise the microwave will make a lot of noise.
The preprogrammed one-touch controls guarantee that everything you prepare in the microwave is perfectly done and you have freedom of choice when it comes to preparing food thanks to the eight preset cooking options with size adjustment, including Beverage, Rice, Fresh Vegetables, Frozen Vegetables, Baked Potatoes, Popcorn or Bacon. You will find these options very useful especially if you have guests or you want to watch a movie. The two easy-to-use defrost features allow you to set the weight of the frozen food and the time you want to keep it in the microwave. The two-stage cooking feature eases your chore, especially if you are not a cooking passionate and you don’t have excellent cooking skills, because if you set the microwave to a first stage of operation, let’s say 15 minutes on defrost, the unit will automatically start a 8 minutes cooking stage.
Warranty and support
The warranty of a product says much about its durability and about the manufacturer’s reliability and responsibility toward their customers, and with the Cuisinart CMW-100, will not have to worry about replacement parts and repairs during the first 3 years after purchase with the extended warranty available and full customer support through phone or email. The manufacturer also provides spare parts and accessories, like turntable rings and glass dishes.