Out of 12 Ratings

Owner's of the Cuisinart Microwave Oven CMW-100 gave it a score of 3.5 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    3.42 out of 5
  • Durability

    3.55 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    3.55 out of 5
  • Performance

    3.42 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    3.5 out of 5
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1. Hub (on bottom of glass turntable)
2. Glass Turntable
3. Turntable Assembly
4. Turntable Shaft
Never place the glass turntable upside
down. Free movement of the glass turn
table should never be restricted.
Both glass turntable and turntable assem
bly must always be used during cooking.
All food and containers of food are always
placed on the glass turntable for cooking.
Do not use another type of round tray to
replace original part. If glass turntable or
turntable assembly cracks or breaks, a
replacement can be ordered from
Customer Services as a replacement
part. See page 12 for details.
Remove all packing material and acces-
sories. Examine the oven for any damage
such as dents or broken door. Do not
install if oven is damaged.
Remove any protective film found on the
microwave oven cabinet surface.
Do not remove the mica cover that is
attached to the oven cavity. This is found
on the right inside wall of the microwave
and protects the magnetron.
1. Select a level surface that provides
enough open space for the intake and/
or outlet vents.
A minimum clearance of 3.0 inches
(7.5cm) is required between the oven
and any adjacent walls. One side must
be open.
a. Leave a minimum clearance of 12
inches (30cm) above the oven.
b. Do not remove the legs from the bot
tom of the oven.
c. Blocking the intake and/or outlet
openings can damage the oven.
d. Place the oven as far away from
radios and TV as possible. Operation
of microwave oven may cause inter
ference to your radio or TV reception.
2. Plug your oven into a standard house
hold outlet. Be sure the voltage and the
frequency are the same as the voltage
and the frequency on the rating label.
Sparks or electric flashes that crackle or pop. Arcing can produce heat that is quite
intense and can damage the interior of the microwave or containers being used in the
microwave. It can also cause fire.
Arcing occurs when metal containers are used in the microwave and can also occur
with the use of metal skewers, metal clamps, or twist ties for plastic bags. To prevent
arcing, use these charts (below and following page) to determine which materials are
microwave-safe, or follow instructions from container/wrap manufacturer.
Aluminum foil
Shielding only. Small smooth pieces may be used to cover
thin parts of the poultry to prevent overcooking. Arcing can
occur if foil is too close to oven walls. The foil should be at
least 1 inch (2.5cm) away from the oven walls.
Browning dish
Use a browning dish in this microwave oven only if your
browning dish is supplied with a microwave trivet that will lift
the browning dish
inch (5mm) about the turntable.
Incorrect usage may cause the turntable to break.
Microwave-safe only. Follow manufacturer’s instructions. Do
not use cracked or chipped dishes.
Glass jars
Always remove lid. Use only to heat food until just warm. Most
glass jars are not heat resistant and may break. Use tempered
glass only. Jars for canning are tempered and microwave-
Heat-resistant oven glassware only. Make sure there is no
metallic trim. Do not use cracked or chipped dishes.
Oven cooking bags
Follow manufacturer’s instructions. Do not close with metal
tie. Make slits to allow steam to escape.
Paper plates & cups
Use for short-term cooking/warming only. Do not leave oven
unattended while cooking. They should be labeled for use in
microwave – with no color/dye.
Paper towels
Use to cover food for reheating and for absorbing fat. Use with
supervision for short-term cooking only.
Parchment paper
Use as a cover to prevent splattering or as a wrap for steaming.
Microwave-safe only. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Should be labeled “Microwave-Safe”. Some plastic containers
soften as the food inside gets hot. “Boiling bags” and tightly
closed plastic bags should be split, pierced or vented as
directed by package instructions. Do not reuse plastic
containers from carry-out foods or frozen foods.
Plastic wrap
Microwave-safe only. Use to cover food during cooking to
retain moisture. Do not allow plastic wrap to touch food. Vent
or pierce before cooling.
Thermometers Microwave-safe only (meat and candy thermometers).
Wax paper
Use as a cover to prevent splattering and retain moisture
Aluminum tray May cause arcing. Transfer food to microwave-safe dish.
Food carton with
metal handle
May cause arcing. Transfer food to microwave-safe dish.
Metal or metal-
trimmed utensils
Metal shields the food from microwave energy. Metal trim
may cause arcing.
Metal twist ties May cause arcing and could cause a fire in the oven.
Paper bags May cause a fire in the oven.
Plastic foam
Plastic foam may melt or contaminate the liquid inside when
exposed to high temperature.
Wood will dry out when used in the microwave oven and may
split or crack.