This is the summary of consumer reviews for Cuisinart CSO-300N1 Steam & Convection Oven, Stainless Steel. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.30 stars, and the price range is $220-$302.
Consumers quickly learned that the Cuisinart CSO-300N1 Steam & Convection Oven, Stainless Steel has almost unlimited options in preparing, re-heating, and baking meals. Users have prepared a wide range of food through this steam convection oven from mini-pizzas, leftovers, and even bread. Its versatility also makes it a better alternative to most kitchen appliances. Don't bother preheating your stove top oven when cooking for two. No need to use all that extra power when baking a small loaf of bread. The steam convection oven will save yourself some time and potential dollars on your gas bill. Don't worry about how a microwave is zapping your food. For a few extra minutes, the steam convection oven will reheat your food without turning it soggy. However, what is probably most useful in this energy efficient and flavor alternative, is a self-cleaning "Steam Clean" function. Cleaning the unit becomes less of a chore when primed with a hot steam bath.
The drawback is the learning curve. Some reviewers struggled to learn how to use the steam convection oven. The options did not appear to be so intuitive. While many reviewers appreciated the size of the oven, others thought it might be too small. Some people simply have larger appetites than others. The biggest concern, however, is the unit's durability. Some units were delivered with dents and damage as is the risk of online shopping, but those dents greatly affected the steam convection oven's performance.
The Cuisinart CSO-300N1 Steam & Convection Oven, Stainless Steel is a great alternative way to prepare a meal for single or couple dining. However, if units are arriving damaged, it may be prudent to purchase any extra warranty options or to buy this unit in person at a store to protect your investment.