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#391 rotuts

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 11:28 AM

the CSB  ( Cuisinart Comi Oven ) makes the finest toast ive ever tasted.

 

you can read about that and other things is does above.

 

the BV-XL makes a type of toast that's more 'baked' than intensely 'heated' then the elements turn off

 

think what an old style toasted used to do : blast away until the desired color is achieved then pop-up

 

the BV has some sort of logic chip that varies the intensity of the heat source near the end and gives in my

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opinion a sort of baked toast : on the dry side.  you may like this or not.

 

I cant see what the cuisinart toaster offers other than it might be bigger than the CSteamBoy

 

the CSB does not fit a 1/4 sheet pan, the BV-XL does

 

all the smaller expensive toaster ovens seem way over priced to me based on there size and what they do for that $$

 

the CSB does things no other small appliance can do.

 

read through the thread.

 

I was very surprised at the Steam Results, which I wanted to explore, and very late to the CSB fantastic toaster Fx.

 

you cannot put the CSB under a cabinet, or the steam released will destroy that cabinet.  that's my opinion on placement.


Edited by rotuts, 21 December 2014 - 11:28 AM.

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 11:45 AM

Thank you!  That's really helpful.  I think the cabinet placement issue might prevent this from being an option, sadly.  Maybe if I can rearrange my wire-shelf open air pantry and put it on there....

 

I love the look of most of the food on this thread!



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 11:46 AM

"""   rearrange my wire-shelf open air pantry and put it on there  """

 

well worth doing.  the CSB is unlike any other puppy around.

 

Id get it just for the toast.



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 12:17 PM

OK, so what's the most you'd pay for it?  I can currently see it online for $230, tax and shipping included.



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 01:39 PM

A Bazzillion Bucks ?

 

there will be an update at some point

 

as far as I can see its just a software addition.

 

dont hold me to this.

 

do you need it Toot Sweet ?  can you wait a bit and look around ?

 

if you cant, look around a bit more. but

 

at 230 you will be very happy, not knowing a bit about your economic situation.

 

that's a solid OK price for what you will work yourself into.

 

you just cant look further and find it After Xmas for 187.

 

or when the new one comes out, at 150.

 

this may take forever, and your Toast will Suffer.

 

there is No Free Lunch


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 05:37 AM

Agree with above.

 

When CSB comes out with a bigger model I will get one.

 

Till then, I love my Breville.


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 06:48 AM

""   bigger model  ""

 

I see no reason that this might be soon

 

but Id like to be surprised !

 

in the mean time  .....

 

:biggrin: 

 

I bet shelby is dreaming about a CSB for Christmas, just for those home baked EM's


Edited by rotuts, 22 December 2014 - 06:49 AM.

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 10:45 AM

I picked up a bag of Russet Pots. and thought Id give them a whirl in the CSB. Red new potatoes Ive looked at in the past.

 

here are the RP's Pre :

 

CSB Russ.jpg

 

and here they are done :

 

CSB Russ Done.jpg

 

about 425  steam/bake  maybe 30 min +

 

they were very good.

 

not soooo good Id run out and buy a CSB just for these.  but better than the BV-XL

 

the Red New Pots.  ( waxy ) would get you to run out for a CSB, though.  but as I have a CSB

 

they were very nice.  


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 09:40 AM

Well, rotuts, you will not be pleased to hear this but I have yet another reason not to bring the CSO down from the frozen north.

I made toast in the Breville XL this morning and it was brilliant. Instead of using the toast function I used the broil with convection function. The bread was homemade and thickly sliced but it came out just as toast should. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Of course it must be tended to ensure it doesn't burn and it must be flipped. But this just solved the problem for me!

Edited to make better sense.

Edited by Anna N, 26 December 2014 - 09:41 AM.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 10:12 AM

'''   it must be tended '''   

 

""  it must be flipped ""

 

there you go ....

 

I get a ''free''   3 or 4 minutes which I use all sorts of ways ...

 

mostly to drink Coffee, but over time, imagine how this adds up

 

:biggrin:

 

however, Im pleased your HomeMade toast has improved.

 

somewhat.


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 10:14 AM

What is the recommended minimum clearance under a cabinet?



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Posted 26 December 2014 - 10:24 AM

most of the steam comes out an array along the back.

 

I cant say what Cuisinart recommends, but that steam, one way or another, isnt going to do any cabinets any good.

 

however, the CSB is fairly light.  one might be able to move it forward when using a steam Fx so those steam vents are not

 

under the counter.



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Posted 26 December 2014 - 10:28 AM

under " Safeguards "  the manual says this :

 

 

26. Do not operate your appliance in an appliance garage or under a wall cabinet. When storing in an appliance garage always unplug the unit from the electrical outlet. Not doing so could create a risk of fire, especially if the appliance touches the walls of the garage or the door touches the unit as it closes.



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Posted 26 December 2014 - 12:08 PM

Yeah, I read that on their site, but kept forgetting about the steam part.

Have the BSO, but this is for a gift.

Thanks for the reminder.



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Posted 26 December 2014 - 12:17 PM

nice Gift It Is.

 

add a ref: to this thread, if you might.



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 12:58 PM

One year in, and my CSG is still going great.


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#407 rotuts

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 01:21 PM

And an Excellent Year it Had, Id bet !


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 07:11 PM

Had a bunch of burgers to do today outside.

Super steamed them at 150 and then seared them over super hot coals in short time.
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Posted 19 January 2015 - 07:54 AM

Steamed burgers sound great. How long did you Super Steam them at 150?



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Posted 19 January 2015 - 08:01 AM

at those low temps, i wonder if SuperSteam'd burger would be noticeably different than SteamBake ?

 

maybe SuperSteam gets the burger to the target temp quicker ?  denser heat transfer ?

 

Ive done SteamBake at 130 and they were delicious.

 

the burger has to be the best and freshest you can find, as the steam/bake is a plain and simple

 

technique that lets the item steamed shine in an elemental way.

 

think steamed veg plain.  its up to the veg to be tasty and also up to the meat alone.


Edited by rotuts, 19 January 2015 - 08:05 AM.