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Cuisinart TOB-40 Toaster Oven Review

Looks can be deceiving with the Cuisinart TOB-40; on the outside this toaster oven looks small and chic but wait till you see it cook an 11 inch pizza or toast 4 slices of bread at the same time. Its moderately-sized interior is non-stick and will allow you to toast, bagel, bake and broil with just a flip of a dial. Cooking foods will never be a problem since the door opens with the tray gutting out. You can easily load food and remove them when they are done.

Cooking with the Cuisinart TOB-40 Toaster Oven is also very easy with its different settings control. Unlike traditional oven toasters, this mini oven has distinct settings for different kinds of foods and not just timer dials. The result is a smarter way to cook with foods that are not over cooked and foods that are still raw on the inside. You can broil foods with the Cuisinart TOB-40 and when you broil, natural food juices trickle down the oven but you don’t have to worry since it has a removable crumb and drip tray.
Cuisinart TOB-40 Toaster Oven
Cuisinart TOB-40 Toaster Oven Features

  • Measures 15.9 x 11.8 x 7.9 inches and weighs 9 pounds
  • Uses 1800 watts power to perfectly toast and cook foods
  •  It can toast, bake, bagel and broil
  • Large interior can hold an 11 inch pizza and 4 toasts
  • With a beautiful stainless steel exterior and a non stick interior
  • With a removable tray for crumbs and food drips
  • With a cool touch handle
  • With a slide out rack that can help load and remove foods more easily
  • With Always Even shade control
  • With automatic power shut off when not in use
  • Comes with its own broiling rack, baking pan, wire rack and with a fully illustrated recipe book
  • All materials used are BPA free
  • With a limited 3 year warranty

Heating Features

You will get what you want and more when you use the Cuisinart TOB-40. Its moderately sized cooking interior helps to lock in heat to cook foods more evenly and when you have several pre set programs to choose from, you will be able to apply the ideal heat in the most sufficient time to cook your food. Instead of just using this toaster oven for toast, you will find yourself cooking meals with its impressive heating features.


Ease of Use

The Cuisinart TOB-40 Toaster Oven is easy to use. It may look kind of old fashioned with its three large dials at the side but this is exactly what this toaster oven is about: it’s easy to use and easy to understand. It’s no fuss and definitely no frills when it comes to seriously cooking different kinds of meals.

Your purchase comes with a recipe booklet that will let you explore cooking with the Cuisinart TOB-40. It has an interesting lineup of easy recipes to follow; any novice cook will be glad to have this convenient guide. And finally, clean up is very easy with this toaster oven, the crumb tray is accessed from the front so you can easily remove crumbs, dirt, drips and food debris from the toaster. All the removable parts like the wire rack, the broiling rack and the drip pans are dishwasher safe, you can just place them inside the dishwasher or you may just clean then by hand. The interior and the exterior are very easy to just wipe and clean. No need for harsh chemical cleaners and scrubbing vigorously, these surfaces resist stains and odor very well.


The Cuisinart TOB-40 gets two thumbs up when it comes to design. It is very compact and very practical for homes with very little space. You can use this in a single room apartment, in a dormitory and in an RV. The controls are very easy to use and to understand; even people who have never cooked before will be able to operate this toaster oven perfectly.

The unique slide rack feature is ideal for placing food and removing food safely and the handle also resists heat. The top of the oven may also be a perfect countertop extension where you can place light kitchen utensils. The color will match any kitchen décor and wall color. It is not just ideal for a modern kitchen but will also enhance the beauty of a traditional kitchen as well.

Pros and Cons of the Cuisinart TOB-40 Toaster Oven


  • The Cuisinart TOB-40 is a great addition to your kitchen counter with its easy to use controls and dials. You can easily work this toaster oven even when you have never used an oven before.
  • This toaster oven is ideal for cooking light meals and of course for toast. With its easy to use settings you can whip up meals in an instant with the best results all the time.
  • The Cuisinart TOB-40 is easy to clean making it the ideal toaster oven model for a person on the go. You can also take it with you anywhere with its light and compact design.
  • You will never find another toaster oven that has great features for less than $70.00. The oven’s three year warranty is also a great help to save you from buying parts in case the unit needs repair.


  • This toaster oven has no safety features; it stays on even when the door is open. This may pose as an extreme safety hazard for homes with small kids.
  • There are no messes and spills to clean with the Cuisinart TOB-40 but some find it hard to clean after you used it for broiling.

The Cuisinart TOB-40 Toaster Oven is an ideal toaster oven for a small family living in a small home. Care must be observed due to lack of safety features but its impressive cooking settings are perfect for a mini oven.

Cuisinart TOB-40
$79.95 from Amazon

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