Review Cuisinart CSO-300N1 Convection, Stainless Steel Steam & Convection Oven, 20×15

The Cuisinart CSO-300N1 can bring a truly unique oven to your attention. It incorporates the entire set of functions encountered in professional steam ovens in just a countertop footprint.

This countertop convection oven is provided with full steaming capability. Thanks to the steam heat, it can cut cooking time by up to 40%. You can choose from 9 single functions or combinations of them.

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The oven can poach or steam any type of fish, poultry, vegetable or rice. You can also use steam combined with both Bake and Broil functions to obtain roasts, which are beautifully browned at the exterior, but remain moist and juicy at the interior.

The appliance also has special settings that allow you to make breads, rolls, homemade pretzels or donuts. If you take after the recommendation of this Cuisinart CSO-300N1 review, you will be able to bake all sorts of goodies faster, and the results will be astonishing, like those obtained in professional bakeries.


  • 1800 Watt Rating
  • 120 minutes of steady, uninterrupted steam , UC LWH: 22.05″ x 17.32″ x 13.27″ ; MC LWH: 23.15″ x 18.03″ x 14.49″.
  • Specialized bread proofing technology, Bakes & proofs bread better and faster. Increases moisture retention
  • Accommodates a whole 4.5 lb. chicken or a 12″ pizza.UC Cubic feet-2.93
  • Steam clean technology. Cooks up to 40% quicker than conventional ovens

Review Cuisinart CSO-300N1 Convection Oven

The Cuisinart CSO-300N1 toaster oven utilizes the functions of a steam oven in a countertop package.  Cooking time can be cut by up to forty percent by steaming making it perfect for steaming or poaching pretty much any type of vegetable, fish, rice or poultry.

It is quite versatile as you can use just the convection side and then switch to steam if you’d like.  It has a nine mode control: bake, bake steam, broil, broil steam, steam, super steam, bread and warm.  The steam comes from a small reservoir on the right side and holds enough water for one full cooking cycle.

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Here’s what we loved:

  • Perfect for steaming vegetables
  • Can broil and steam at the same time
  • Cooks well and looks great

Cuisinart CSO-300N1 toaster oven’s Pros & Cons

This product incorporates the latest technology in the baking industry, which is probably its strongest point as a non-professional piece o equipment. Its relatively small dimensions are, however, generous enough to let you cook for two or three persons in a very short time, compared to devices belonging to the same family.

Another strong point refers to the way you can cook when you use this oven – review everything you used to know about cooking, because this device is truly revolutionary. The shorter time needed to cook will not affect the quality of your food. Moreover, the oven will increase moisture retention, so that your food does not dry out excessively, like it happens when using most products in the same category. Even when you reheat your food, there is no danger for it to dry out.

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Cooking, losing weight or staying in shape becomes easier with this oven. As mentioned in the previous lines of this Cuisinart CSO-300N1 review, you do not need to add oil anymore.

The product comes with a set of functions that can be combines to create up to 9 cooking and baking programs, which means that you have enough possibilities to cook the food you like, the way you like it.

As weak points, the absence of a detailed instruction book and the difficulty to clean the device are mentioned by certain users. However, an instruction book and a recipe book can be downloaded from the Cuisinart website, while cleaning the device is extremely easy if you use the steam function without any food inside.