Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed It looked good, and was a great concept, but it did not work.
The microwave did not work, and it kept making a strange clicking sound. Home Depot in Canton was great in handling the return, especially since I had given it as a gift and no longer had the box. I spent more time trying online getting the procedure for the return than I did at the store returning it.
June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eddie The best kitchen gadget I've ever owned.
I purchased this item for installation on a large sailboat during a remodel: since space is always a concern on boats, multipurpose devices are really desirable.
Originally, we were looking at convection microwaves - but availability of items within the size and power constraints we had was limited. Continued searching turned up this gem - and I'm glad we had to keep looking!
The Steamwave has changed how we cook - we steam VERY regularly now, everything from pork chops and chicken breasts to salmon and hot dogs, with veggies that come out perfect and lend more flavor to the accompanying meats than you normally expect. Microwaving works as expected (what can you really say about microwaved food except that it's hot?), and the 'grill' does a fantastic job of providing an oven/broiler type environment. My girlfriend has even made biscuits in it.
Combination modes abound - and programming a series of operations is easy once you get the hang of it: but this isn't a "30 seconds, START" sort of microwave - you'll want to read the manual to get the most out of your Steamwave!
Caveats: it's *heavy* by comparison to 'normal' microwaves so you'll want to be prepared for that when installing it. It gets hot - which if you're thinking of it like a microwave, you might not be prepared for. Make sure you install it with space around it for ventilation: I know everything tells you to do that and you probably always ignore it. Pay attention with this one! The steamer and 'grill' settings heat it up like you'd expect on a conventional oven, so you'll want to let it have some air.
Great appliance - and very attractive. Really looks great in the galley on the boat with our ceramic stovetop above it.
April 23, 2013