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Cuisinart Combo Steam/Convection Oven (Part 3)

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I rinse mine with the citric acid solution we use on our humidifier...do this about once every 3 months.  Otherwise, the tank is left full.

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(I'm now heading downstairs to look for a drip tray!   Thank you, Anna!)

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34 minutes ago, Anna N said:

 I only empty it when going away for an extended period. Otherwise I just leave it. My biggest problem is I forget to empty and clean the drip tray underneath and it gets quite disgusting.   I have even put a sign on the handle of the door of the oven saying empty drip tray. It doesn’t do any good and I am the only one who uses it.

I was visiting my brother and opened that little innocent drip drawer and just about tossed my cookies🤕

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1 hour ago, Shelby said:

My water is always filled, but I use mine several times a week at least and I don't get vacations lol.

 

I'm with @Shelby.

 

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yes

 

the dip drawer can be quite the surprise when one forgets about it.

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1 hour ago, rotuts said:

yes

 

the dip drawer can be quite the surprise when one forgets about it.

 

You could always leave it out.

 

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7 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

You could always leave it out.

And the surprise of having water all over the counter and perhaps the floor would be less distressing than finding science experiments inside it? Just wondering.

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Just now, Anna N said:

And the surprise of having water all over the counter and perhaps the floor would be less distressing than finding science experiments inside it? Just wondering.

 

It was just a thought.

 

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5 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

It was just a thought.

And I appreciate that but if I can’t remember to take it out and clean it what makes you think I’d remember to put it back in when it’s needed?


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I only remember to check the science project tray when the empty reservoir alarm goes off or when someone brings it up here!

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Which reminds me....I need to check the drip tray.

 

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I usually just find wet crumbs in it but can see where it would be a breeding ground for molds

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Thank you all.  I’d completely forgotten about the drip tray.  It wasn’t bad after ignoring it for about two years.

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I wonder if it will work on tomatoes.

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24 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

I wonder if it will work on tomatoes.

 

I do believe so: 

 

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21 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:

 

I do believe so: 

 

Thank you.  I don't know how I missed that.  I must have been  too excited about @Anna N 's post beneath it about the dried fruit.  Which I have used twice now.

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1 hour ago, ElsieD said:

Thank you.  I don't know how I missed that.  I must have been  too excited about @Anna N 's post beneath it about the dried fruit.  Which I have used twice now.

I'm glad it was helpful.  I wasn't sure if you were just joking in order to take the convo full circle!  

I'm looking forward to trying this for both tomatoes and stone fruit.  I've used the CSO to roast stone fruit and can confirm that the pressure differential that builds up certainly does lift the skins whether that is your goal or not!

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Amazon offers "renewed" CSO 300N's for $125. I seem to recall @rotuts mentioning that upthread. If I were to pull the trigger on one of these, I'd have to get rid of the air fryer AND the toaster. That leads to the question: how good is the CSO for simple toast? Most toaster ovens don't do as well as a regular toaster. Is this an exception?


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@Smithy

 

"That leads to the question: how good is the CSO for simple toast? Most toaster ovens don't do as well as a regular toaster. Is this an exception? "

 

way back when , in a time long ago

 

I got my first CSO simply for the toast.  best toast ever , esp if good grain and fresh :

 

the oven is sealed , unlike ordinary TO's , so you get perfect toast a a moist center.

 

I attribute this " find " detail to 

 

@weinoo

 

very early in the CSO thread.  worth every penny if just for toast.

 

buy a new one.  look for 199 USD

 

https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-Steam-Convection-Stainless-Steel/dp/B01JRT2WOG/ref=sr_1_3?crid=MVE5AFC3DOXZ&keywords=cuisinart+steam+oven&qid=1563204674&s=gateway&sprefix=cujisinart+srteam+oven%2Caps%2C123&sr=8-3

 

you will not regret it.  you wont need that older toaster.

 

can't say on the air fryer.

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@Smithy  people wax poetic about toast made in the CSO.  I'm not one of them.


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2 for, 1 against (so far). Thanks, folks. Anyone else?

 

@rotuts: why the new one? General principles, or a specific issue? I can get a 4-year Asurion protection plan for $30 and still come out money ahead on the refurbished.


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