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Non existent customer service. Good oven until it rusts
I bought this oven nearly 2 years ago and use it several times everyday. I am careful to wipe it dry inside, the rack and the drip tray after every use but now it’s starting to rust. I contacted customer services / warranty twice but they have not bothered acknowledging me. What a waste of money
Purchased in October 2018 at Myer Online Store for $329.00.
A fantastic oven
I have had the oven for a few weeks now and I have used it many times to do most things I want to cook. This oven cooks a great roast chicken using the combination convection/steam. It grills the perfect steak, grilled cheese sandwich, steams the perfect dumplings/ dim sum and cooks all rice (including brown) beautifully. I even steamed lots of Roma tomatoes to make a homemade passata. I only use my full size oven for large quantities now.
Purchased in September 2020 at David Jones Online Store for $299.00.
I gave this oven a good review about 3 years ago. It had died within a few months and Myer replaced it as under warranty. Now at less that 4 years old it went bang and died on me. Warranty has now run out, and it seems to be not easy to fix.
Purchased at Myer Online Store.
Great product. Just need a new door seal
Unsure how long ( possibly over 5 yrs ? ) we have had our CSO-300NXA cuisinart for, but we (2 people) use it all the time- convention oven, toasting, steaming etc. The only problem is the seal around the door has worn down, causing it to loose heat. Trying to locate cuisinart’s replacement parts to order this seal & fix? Please contact us regarding this part. Kind regards Cheryl
Purchased at Myers .
A great small multi oven
We purchased this oven about 2 years ago. It does so many things, more than I use. The steaming function is great for vegetables, fish and of course dumplings, the convection cooking is great as well. The toaster function works but we don’t get an even toast, some parts burn while other areas barely toast.
Purchased in March 2018 at Myer Retail Stores.
Simple, easy, quick, healthy and minimal dishes to wash.
Feeding one --no thinking required -- -load plate with cold IGA pre-made food and lots of vegies -steam for 20 minutes at 150c - (take care plate hot) --tasty and only one plate to wash (or stack in sink for Friday)
Feeding four--not thinking required--rectangular glass bowl for IGA food and bowl for vegies, place dinner plates on top of oven to warm up - 20 minutes at 150c - have guests wash bowls and plates
best to invite guest over on Friday to wash all dishes
Purchased at David Jones Retail Stores.
Quicker to heat and cook than regular oven
I wanted this oven after reading all the great reviews. I wanted it for heating frozen or cold pizzas and pies, and baking cakes and cupcakes from scratch. Our normal oven takes 45 minutes to get to temperature and this Cuisinart oven includes preheating within its programmed times, so you save electricity and save time. It's a great extra oven on the benchtop and we haven't bothered using the big oven as much. Great for toasting croissants, cooks faster than the programmed times so always keep an eye on your food while cooking.
Purchased in May 2019 at Myer Online Store for $263.00.
The little oven that could!
Purchased this from Myer for a bargain price with the intention of encouraging the teenagers in the family to reheat leftovers when I'm not around. (Apparently, the standard oven is just too complicated - insert eye roll here). Problem is, I've fallen in love with it so much they rarely get near it!
I usually use it for the steam function and, while I wouldn't dare compare it to a built-in VZug, it perfectly handles small quantities of food at a mere fraction of the price.
My one comment is that it would be useful to have a more fulsome recip...e book dedicated to its many functions, particularly as it has some unusual settings like bake-steam and steam vs super-steam. It would be useful to really know how to maximise these functions. Fantastic product that delivers way beyond expectations. I wish more products on the market did the same.
Purchased in October 2018 at Myer Retail Stores for $329.00.
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All in one a great product
This is the best thing I could ask for. It steaks and bakes potatoes perfectly. It also steams Dhokla and Idli (Indian dishes). The price is also reasonable for the work it does. Everything in one, steam, bake, grill, toast and combos. It would suit a bachelors lifestyle perfectly. Just love it!
Perfect addition to our kitchen
It is a very versatile tool. So far I have used it to warm expensive leftovers from a restaurant dinner and to cook fish. I am still having fun experimenting with it.
RE difficult to clean: The instruction book states you can use the steam function without food in the oven to loosen any food stuck to the walls, let the oven cool, then wipe the walls with a cloth or paper towel while still damp. I followed this procedure and cleaning was easy
It's worth having!
Using the CSO-300 is nearly effortless. The knob presents you with a semicircular array of nine cooking modes, each one with its own icon and default settings. It's a surprisingly intuitive machine given its expansive functionality, and much easier to work with than toaster ovens that use multiple knobs and buttons. The CSO-300 will even automatically detect how warm the oven is at the start and adjust the cooking time accordingly. If your roommate made toast just before you and the oven is still warm, then your toast won't take quite as long. ...No matter what mode you use, the CSO-300 will work with the timer, automatically killing the heat as soon as it reaches zero. There's no way to leave it on indefinitely, which is a reassuring safety feature in case you ever forget that you're using it. You can set the timer for up to two hours, and if you need to cook for longer than that, you can always add more time midcycle. The uniformity of heating is amazing, and even doubts about your glasses.
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Perfect small combo steam and convention oven
This what every household should have. For small quantities of food this is the oven to use, no need to reheat the oven. Used all the methods of cooking, a combination roast and steam a chicken, lobster - moist and juicy. Steam vegs, but may need touch a little more time to cook, ensuring all vegs are cut evenly. Baked fish - delicious and uniform.
Be sure to adjust your tray section prior to cooking, and be mindful of the temperature setting when using the oven.
A great buy.
Great Small Oven,
This bench top oven is excellent for one or two people. You can do anything in this you would do in a much larger oven in small quantities. It is economical to use and heats immediately. The heating settings are accurate. It is excellent for toasting scones or buns. It is an excellent substitute for a large oven for cooking pies, quiche, potato bake etc. It fits easily on a normal bench and is particularly handy as the surrounds don't heat like a conventional oven does, hence the kitchen doesn't heat up in summer. I'd recommend this for anyone who lives in a small household.
Takes a bit of getting used to
We bought this oven after reading other reviews. It's quite sturdy and fits on a conventional bench. We only have a wood burning stove so wanted something for the summer months. I've only used the steam function once and felt it wasn't necessary for cooking tomatoes but I wanted to give it a go, following the recipe in the instruction book. I tried making sausage rolls and had a lot of difficulty with the pastry until I turned the temperature up to 230 degrees, after which I didn't have any more problems. It's great for reheating store bought...pastry products or other pre-made meals and the dial for setting the function, temperature and time is easy to understand. This oven has a 2 year warranty with offices in Australia and New Zealand. I bought it online at Myer and picked it up from the store which was very easy and meant that I had some reassurance that the oven could be returned easily if I there were any problems.
I love this oven!
I was really keen to get a portable combi steam oven, and I found the Cuisinart CS0300NXA on special at Myer. I am so happy I bought it, it is better than my normal oven, so it’s the only oven I use now. I reheat leftovers in it rather than using the microwave, I steam, roast and bake. It is so versatile, and it is surprising how much you can cook in it. I went out and bought some new cookware in sizes to fit it because I love using it so much. I just wish there was a whole cookbook released especially to use with it.
I am so happy with this oven from the day I purchased it from Myer. It is perfect for toasting bread, baking cakes, grilling meats, and warming food. I would purchase it again if I was going to choose an oven again. The self clean option is good but I find it a bit difficult to clean the remained pieces of food after self-clean.
The little steam oven that could!
This is a fantastic little entry level steam oven. I develop consumer recipes for several premium appliance brands and regularly use the most expensive inbuilt combi steam ovens on the market (Gaggenau). While you get what you pay for with a top end plumbed combi steam, I can't fault the Cuisinart for functionality. It cooks really well on the combination functions, steams perfectly and cleans up pretty easily. It doesn't have a fan, so the evenness of cooking isn't the same as what you'd get in a high end model, and it's not huge. But overall I'm really impressed.
Love, love, love this oven
I have had this oven for so long and it is such a great oven. Steams, grills, toasts, bake, etc. Anything you want to make, it does it. Price is also such great value. It is the best value appliance in my kitchen. I cannot live without it. What else can I say.
Fantastic size, function & look
Cuisinart deliver with price, it's high quality, consistency in cooking, practical size, energy efficiency, it's good looks and functionality.
It is diverse in its repertoire of cooking options, it is a time saver, dish cleaning saver and works really well in my butler's pantry.
You can buy other teams that can be used to cook with such as pizza tray. The crumb tray is a great touch and useful making it better than a regular over. It's self cleaning function is really handy something my standard sized oven (also new) doesn't do.
Looking forward to getting more cuisinart appliances.
Questions & Answers
After using the steam function, my oven door get water dropless and will not dry up even when i open it overnight.
This oven features a double glass door for heat insulation.
Water condensation inside the oven and between the glass panels is normal once used on the relevant steam, super steam , bake steam steam grill.
This is normal operation for a steam oven.
Condensation will dissipate over time but to accelerate the process it is recommended to:
1. Open the door ajar to the first position and allow to air dry.
2. Select convection Bake setting on 230° for approx 5 mins with the door ajar.
This information can be found on the inside of the oven when purchased from new.
I had always wipe down inside the oven and glass door after using any steam function. I also would leave door ajar and run convection bake @ 230°C for 20-30mins just to ensure everything dries out.
Don’t forget to remove drip tray and wipe dry under the oven above drip tray as condensation may cause rust.
Hi, is it fast heat up and cooking, like an air fryer? how long does it usually take to heat up to 200c? Thanks.
if i use my oven in the kitchen it can take up to 30min to warm up and reach 200C. do u think it'll be less, like taking 15min?
Please advise the power supply required...a conventional 13Amp 230 V Australian power outlet?
Cuisinart products run on 230-240v power
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