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Old 04-11-2017, 02:38 PM   #1
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High Pointe Convection/Microwave

Our new Vegas has this Microwave and the DW is interested in anyone's experience using it in convection mode. The manual is a little skimpy in details or suggestions on it's use. Also, has anyone tried using it in "Grill" mode? What is this and is it really useful?
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Old 04-11-2017, 02:57 PM   #2
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We've used it to bake a casserole once. Worked pretty well. Just hit the Convec Bake button, select a temp and press start.

(I also use it to exercise the Genny in the winter since I don't want to run the A/C when its -10F out! LOL So I let the convec warm up to 200-250 degrees.)
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:35 PM   #3
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Our new Vegas has this Microwave and the DW is interested in anyone's experience using it in convection mode. The manual is a little skimpy in details or suggestions on it's use. Also, has anyone tried using it in "Grill" mode? What is this and is it really useful?
My wife has used ours 3 or 4 times now and claims it works very well. She did find it confusing initially.
According to her there are several steps outlined in the directions that must be followed to the letter to get it to program and work properly.
If not it will shut off prematurely .
I will tell you that there is nothing like the smell of a lasagna cooking in the coach while you are traveling at 65 mph on I95 !
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We'll have to try the Lasagna on I95 Does anyone know the actual measured wattage the microwave uses on high?


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Old 04-11-2017, 04:53 PM   #5
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Thanks

Now if we can find some info on the Grill mode.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:32 PM   #6
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Grilled!

We took a short one night trip in the middle of the week to one of our favorite parks. DW experimented on me by grilling a small NY Strip steak in the High Pointe. First try she set it in Grill mode G1 for 15 minutes. Warmed it up a little but not near enough. Second try was an additional 20 minutes and still not enough. Third try was another 20 and we were there. 55 minutes to grill a half inch steak?! The taste was fine and it was cooked to right in between rare and medium done, just a little pink on the inside.

Bottom line is that we can get by using this mode and won't give up the basement space for a propane grill right now. But next Fall will probably be a different story.
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Old 05-04-2017, 02:28 PM   #7
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We tried out the grill function on our High Pointe microwave/convection oven a couple of days ago. It seems this would be a nice option to have.

Unfortunately, the grill (on G1) just doesn't get very hot. No toasting of bread after 10 minutes. It does get warm, but would take way too long to really cook anything! It reminded me of those old Easy Bake children's ovens from long ago............a little heat but not much else!

Just wondered if anyone else had any success with this function??
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:11 AM   #8
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I found this manual with a lot more detail on using a convection microwave. Good information on operation, utensils and cookware.
Made the High Pointe a lot easier to understand.

http://www.cuisinart.com/share/pdf/manuals/cmw-200.pdf
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:26 PM   #9
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I found this manual with a lot more detail on using a convection microwave. Good information on operation, utensils and cookware.
Made the High Pointe a lot easier to understand.

http://www.cuisinart.com/share/pdf/manuals/cmw-200.pdf
This is great! I really had wondered about types of containers to use for each type of cooking. It has a lot of good info! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:34 AM   #10
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turn table

Can you use the glass turn table that comes with the High Pointe during convection cooking?
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:29 AM   #11
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Can you use the glass turn table that comes with the High Pointe during convection cooking?
It's better to use the metal stand above he glass plate to make sure that the air gets all around whatever you are cooking.

I have used the convection to cook biscuits and reheat ribs, chicken, etc.
I have used the grill to grill chicken.

Being a full timer means that I get to test it out all the time.

I like it. But like others, one needs to add time to make it work right.
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Read the book and do precisely what and you can put enough time on the timer.its a little confusing .
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