The CMW-200 is a versatile option for those who are looking for an all-in-one device in a small package. Not only can it reheat food, but it also can bake cakes, grill bacon, and even go through multiple cooking stages automatically.
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Pro Ideal for baking, roasting, and grilling
Although microwaves are primarily used for reheating food and cooking simple snacks, this one does way more. It has a built-in convection unit and a grill, making this a very versatile appliance that can bake cakes, roast a chicken and make grilled sandwiches. It even has a reversible grill rack.
Pro Good for cooking large meals
The oven has a total power of 1000 W for microwaving, 1500 W for convection cooking, and 1100 W for grilling. This makes it perfect for cooking large meals.
Pro Can handle big volumes
The 1.2 cu ft. cavity is spacious enough to handle big food items or large amounts of food. For example, it's big enough to fit and grill an entire chicken.
Pro Store your favorite settings
You can save up to three different cooking procedures in the memory.
Pro Multi-stage cooking
You can pre-program the oven to shift between functions automatically. For example, you can defrost a dish, then have it set to convection roast, and finish it off with a grill to brown the top.
Pro Two defrost modes
You can choose either to defrost by setting a specified time or by weight variation.
Pro Keeps your food warm
The oven can be set to keep your food warm while you don't take it out of the oven.
Pro Stainless steel coating helps keep things clean and proper
The interior stainless steel coating doesn’t absorb odors and is easy to clean.
Pro User-friendly control buttons
The buttons are large, visible, and easy to understand.
Pro Includes a recipe booklet
There is a complimentary recipe booklet included, so that you can fully utilize the features of the oven.
Con Needs free space around it
Because of the grilling feature, the oven produces lots of heat. It requires at least 4 inches of open space on both sides of the microwave to run safely.
Con Convection cooking could be better
While the convection feature works, it takes a while to cook the food to a crisp, compared to a good convection oven.
Con Turntable is wobbly
The turntable is a bit unbalanced, which makes it hard to things such as boiling liquids, since they can splash out.
Con Lacks moisture sensor
There are no sensors that can determine if the food is ready, so you have to rely on your knowledge or the instructions on the packaging.
Con Lacks an open-door reminder
There is no beeping reminder to notify you that the doors have been open for a long time.