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Café CVM721M2NS5 Microwave oven
CVM721M2NS5

This standard 30" wide Café 2.1 cubic-foot 1050-watt microwave oven has the following:

  • a sensor
  • auto-defrost
  • touchscreen controls
Description

This standard 30" wide Café 2.1 cubic-foot 1050-watt microwave oven has the following:

  • a sensor
  • auto-defrost
  • touchscreen controls

Ratings Scorecard

Survey Results

Predicted Reliability

Predicted Reliability

 /  5
Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction

 /  5

Test Results

Heating evenness

Heating evenness

This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.

 /  5
Defrosting evenness

Defrosting evenness

This is based on how well the automatic-defrost program defrosted one pound of frozen ground chuck.

 /  5
Speed of heating

Speed of heating

This score is based on the temperature rise of water heated in the microwave.

 /  5
Microwaving noise

Microwaving noise

This score is based on how quiet the oven is while microwaving on high.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

This includes how easy it is to set the microwave without referring to the instructions.

 /  5
Venting (air flow)

Venting (air flow)

This score is based on the volume of air drawn in by the OTR's internal fan on the highest setting.

 /  5
Claimed capacity

Claimed capacity

Capacity as listed on the product or packaging.

 /  5
Usable capacity

Usable capacity

Measured capacity is the usable space based on our measurements, and excludes the corner spaces for models with rotating turntables. Note that most Over-The-Range models allow you to turn the rotation off to fit large dishes (a few countertop models offer this feature, as well.) With the rotation off, measured capacity approximates claimed. However, food may require extra tending and stirring.

 /  5

About

The Café CVM721M2NS5 is part of the Microwave ovens test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Over-the-range microwave ovens models like the CVM721M2NS5 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Heating evenness This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.

Defrosting evenness This is based on how well the automatic-defrost program defrosted one pound of frozen ground chuck.

Speed of heating This score is based on the temperature rise of water heated in the microwave.

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