|Product Name:||Cuisinart TOB-40N Toaster Oven Broiler|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||17 x 19.5 x 11.5|
Check Current PriceAre you looking for a convenient way to bake, broil, and toast? Maybe you’ve never had a toaster oven before, so you’re not aware of the many uses it has. Or maybe you’re searching for a new one, but are having trouble with the overwhelming amount of choices you’re given.
Cuisinart TOB-40N Features
Let’s take you through the major features:
- 1800 wattage power
- Automatic shutoff feature
- Stainless steel
- Auto-slide-out rack
- Nonstick interior
The Cuisinart TOB-40N is only about 15″ wide so it is small enough to fit on your kitchen counter without taking up too much room.
If you’re looking for something to take the place of both your oven and microwave, this is the appliance for you.
Its 1800 wattage power makes it simple to not only make toast but make pizza and a variety of other foods.
The temperature can rise to 450 degrees making it a great alternative to your traditional oven. The unit itself is large enough to make up to six pieces of toast and an 11″ pizza.
The baking option on the oven allows you to cook anything that will fit within the interior. The interior measures about 11.5″ x 11.5″.
Aside from toast, you can cook:
- Meats and fish
- Garlic bread
The shade control allows you to control how dark you’d like your toast to be, and the function control lets you choose what type of food you’re cooking.
Settings include toast, bagel, bake, or broil.
The convenient auto-slide-out rack allows you to safely remove food once you open the oven door. You’ll never burn yourself again with this handy feature!
If you’re multitasking while making your food, you’ll never forget to turn the appliance off.
The Cuisinart TOB-40N has a helpful auto shutoff detail that automatically shuts the oven off once your toast is finished cooking. You’ll be able to avoid dangerous consequences of leaving the unit on while unattended.
The handle of the unit is made of plastic, so you will not have to worry about burning yourself when opening the door.
If you’ve ever tried cleaning an appliance, you have found it difficult to do. It’s hard to make sure you’re getting every spot clean, and the mess that some foods make can stick on forever.
This is not the case with the Cuisinart TOB-40N. Its nonstick interior makes it easy to wipe the inside of the unit clean. The outside of the toaster is stainless steel which is also easy to clean.
The handy crumb catcher allows you to easily remove crumbs and other fallen food particles from the oven. The crumb catcher is not located within the unit, but just below it. Just remove the crumb tray, dump it, wipe it, and you’re done!
The Cuisinart TOB-40N comes with bonus accessories that will make using your new toaster oven a lot easier.
- A broiling rack for easily broiling
- A baking pan that fits perfectly within the unit
- An instruction/recipe book to give you new ways to use your toaster oven
While the Cuisinart TOB-40N is a great small appliance, there are a couple downsides that we will address.
First and foremost, this toaster oven does not have a timer setting for the bake or broil option. This could be a major issue for those people wanting to make more than toast with this unit. Of course, you could just simply purchase your own baking timer, but it would be nice if this was an option on the appliance.
For some people the temperature knobs may be too small and hard to read. However, this could be seen as a minor issue.
Most appliances do get very warm while they are in use and this one is no exception and should be something you are aware of. Like any other appliance, it’s best to make sure that it is not within reach of children, and it is not placed too close to kitchen cabinets or walls. Make sure to keep items from the top off the appliance as this also gets warm.
Another con of this device is the start/stop button on the unit. This feature is only for toasting purposes. You cannot stop the unit while it is being used for baking or broiling purposes.
The Cuisinart TOB-40N also has a rather loud beeping noise that cannot be adjusted. Again, this is only a minor issue compared to its other great features.
Compared to Other Products
The Cuisinart TOB-40N is comparable to other products depending on what you are looking for in a toaster oven.
While this is a great smaller toaster oven, you may be looking for something larger. The Cuisinart TOB-60N is a slightly larger option.
The Cuisinart TOB-60N can cook up to six slices of bread as well as pizzas as large as 12″ as opposed to the 11 inches of the Cuisinart TOB-40N.
The TOB-60N can also warm up to temperatures of 500 degrees as opposed to the TOB-40N’s 450 degrees.
If you’re looking for something even fancier than these two options, the Cuisinart TOB-260N is the toaster oven for you.
This toaster oven includes an adjustable timer, a digital display, and fifteen different cooking functions.
The Cuisinart TOB-40N is a great starter toaster oven for someone who has never tried toaster ovens before. It perfectly toasts bread and bagels and can bake and warm up a variety of different foods. There are some minor cons such as the small font on the temperature dials, and the hot exterior.
However, the many features it boasts such as the automatic shut off, the auto-slide-out rack and the additional bonuses you get along with it make for a great toaster oven.