Cuisinart TOB-40 Compact Toaster Oven Review

When it comes to picking the best toaster ovens in 2014, the Cuisinart TOB-40 is right in there with the best-rated by consumers.

This is a compact toaster oven yet plenty big enough to toast bread and bagel...and reheat pizza up to 11 inches.

This Cuisinart toaster oven has options to not only toast, but to broil and bake as well which really makes this toaster oven an amazing addition to your kitchen.

Keep reading for our in-depth review, consumer feedback, video overview as well as common questions and answers right here on this page.

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Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler
Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler
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Cuisinart TOB-40 Consumer Review

stars Absolutely GREAT Toaster Oven

My more expensive, super fancy Krups toaster oven recently kicked the bucket after about 4-5 yrs of service, and it was time to replace it. While my Krups was a good toaster oven (before it died), it took up a lot of space on the counter, it was expensive to buy, and frankly it had a lot of features (convection) and interior space that I just don't use and don't think are necessary in a toaster oven. So when I shopped for a replacement, I decided to go downmarket a bit.

Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler
Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler

Problem is, the toaster oven market is bifurcated towards two extremes and IMO neither is ideal. On the low end, are super cheap pieces of junk. On the higher end, are expensive behemoths that take up all your counter space and have a lot of features that most of us will never use. Now I'll admit, for someone who lives in say a small apartment and doesn't have a regular oven, the second type may make sense. But I live in a house with a regular kitchen and I have a regular oven and a cooktop, as well as a gas grill and a big green egg. What this means is, I'm not going to be roasting a whole chicken or searing steaks or baking any cakes or cooking thanksgiving dinner in my toaster oven. What I mostly use my toaster oven for is:
1) toast! and
2) heating up things like leftover pizza or empanadas or really anything else that will get soggy in the microwave but you don't want to wait for the regular oven to preheat when alls you want to do is heat up a single item, and
3) odd things like maybe an open faced sammich or something. So really, anything small that you want to heat up quickly yet still have it be crispy..... Read more

hReview by Adam , 2014/01/17

Cuisinart TOB-40 Toaster Oven Features

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Cuisinart TOB-40 Q&A

Common questions with their answers about this Cuisinart Toaster Oven.

1. How long is the cord?

The power cord on this toaster oven is 32 inches long.

2. What size pizza can I cook in this toaster oven?

You can fit an 11" x 11" pizza into this toaster oven.

3. Is the rack adjustable?

Yes, it is adjustable - there are two positions.

4. Can I mount this under my counter?

No, this probably won't work well.

5. Does this toaster oven make some sort of noise to let you know when it's done?

Yes, there are several pretty loud beeps.

6. What Kind of warranty comes with this toaster oven?

Three-year limited warranty.

7. Is the Cuisinart TOB-40 Toaster Oven also a convection oven?

Nope, just a normal toaster oven.

8. How many slices of toast can you make at a time?

4 pieces fit perfectly.

9. Is there a 'light/medium/dark' option for toasting?

Yes, there sure is.

10. Is the Cuisinart TOB-40 an easy to clean toaster oven?

Absolutely! Just pull out the easy-access crumb tray and dump.

Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler
Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler
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