Summary: I've only had this for a couple of weeks so I haven't quite figured out all its bells and whistles -- so far, I have just used it for reheating things -- but right away, there are a few things that I don't love about it. First off, that you can't just punch in the number of seconds to heat something is irritating.
Summary: The best thing about this microwave is its appearance, which is stylish, sleek, shiny and modern. The corner of the kitchen where our old microwave was mounted turned out to be big enough to slide this in, which is what we did, and it just looks nice. It's a little smaller than the one we replaced, but for as little as we use a microwave (pretty much just to thaw frozen food and make popcorn), it is more than adequate.
Summary: It's tough to review this product without having used it for a year or so. However, we've used it daily for the last few weeks and so far so good. It takes some time to get used to programing it for under 30 seconds, but once you got it, it's easy. Also, it looks good and does clean up easy. I suppose if it breaks in a year or less, as other reviewers have noted, it deserves one star. However, from what I've used, I'd give it four out of five.
Summary: After about 1 month, here's the low down on this microwave: Appearance: Shiny stainless steel. Very pretty inside and out. Even the control panel is pretty. It has a slightly retro look to it. Durability: I haven't had it long, but it seems like it will hold up well. There are a lot of plastic parts visible on the hinges and door latch, but a lot of appliances do that.
Summary: This is a great looking microwave. It's 1000 Watt unit with a 12" turntable. It has two defrost functions, either by weight or by time and provides the ability to go from defrosts directly to cook which is a great convenience. This oven has eight (8) preset options with a serving size option for each. You will be hard pressed to find a competing oven with these advantages. What I like most is that this oven's cooking area is stainless steel, making clean-up easy.
Summary: This is a nice little microwave, although it is smaller than my old microwave. I am a HUGE popcorn eater and I was pleasantly surprised at how well this pops a bag and leaving very few kernals when done. One thing to note is to NEVER use the popcorn buttons, generally they will all take longer than what they are set for and most people will just be disappointed if they just push the popcorn button and come back to a barely popped bag of popcorn, which is true to this one...
Convenient and attractive; hope it lasts! Comparison shopping recommended
A. Reid, Amazon
27 August 2013
Summary: I use microwaves a lot in my daily food preparation, and in fact I traditionally keep two in use at once so that I can make multiple dishes. This is secondary to my 6-year-old 1100 over-the-range LG workhorse, my other secondary microwave having recently bitten the dust. It's a compact unit, about half the length of my LG, but perfectly sized for my side-dishes.
Summary: The Cuisinart CMW-100 microwave oven is a sturdy device with a comfortable handle. It heats food as quickly as any other 1000W microwave I've used. I like the fact that it has a light inside so that it is easier to check on food while it's cooking. The stainless steel interior is easier to wipe clean than the coated surfaces more often found in microwaves. It is not a particularly loud device; I've had other microwaves that make much more noise.
Summary: Cuisinart designed this smart appliance for people just like me. I cook a lot, but don't use the microwave all that much. As a result, I often forget more intricate usage directions. Cuisinart to the rescue--this appliance has 25 pre-programmed option controls, providing buttons for the most commonly microwaved foods and their given weights (most have several weight options).
Old style, great interior, cheap parts, noisy operation
Henry Wolford, Amazon
20 August 2013
Summary: As others have said, the interior being made of stainless steel is the winning feature of this unit. Had Cuisinart invested as much into the ancillary parts, they'd have a winner. The control panel is definitely "old school" and reminds me of the 1990's look. Many of the parts such as the latch, hinges, feet, and such are plastic and fairly cheap plastic. The unit does seem noisier than some models, but that is subjective.