Cuisinart Toaster Oven 2018 Review

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Cuisinart has been making kitchen appliances and cooking tools since 1973 and is one of the top recognized and respected names in the culinary world.

One of the best known Cuisinart products are their versatile, top quality safe toaster ovens.

We have carefully tested and reviewed all of those appliances being offered in 2018 for you and have picked the Cuisinart CTO-520PC as our top choice, although the other top choices we have selected for you are also absolutely brilliant household items which will help you make the perfect toast easily, safely and consistently. You can also use any one of these ovens for cooking every single meal of the day too.

Sale Cuisinart CTO-520PC Toaster Oven, Stainless Steel
Sale Cuisinart TOB-195 Exact Heat Toaster Oven Broiler, Stainless
Sale Cuisinart TOB-135N Deluxe Convection Toaster Oven Broiler, Stainless Steel

Go ahead and read more about these nifty kitchen appliances.

Best overall

Cuisinart Stainless Steel CTO-520PC Toaster Oven


The CTO-520PC toaster from Cuisinart has landed on our top place for the best toaster ovens by this manufacturer which are currently offered on the market.

The brilliant stainless steel oven will make every single piece of toast absolutely perfect thanks to its incredibly even shade control and the precise temperature control of the built-in heat sensor.

Thanks to the non-stick interior you won’t be spending hours cleaning your oven. It has a nifty rack which slides out for easy and safe loading, unloading and cleaning.

The oven looks pretty modern and with its brushed stainless steel construction will look great on any kitchen countertop. The toaster is very easy to control via the large blue LED display and buttons.

It has 15 cooking options to choose from which include speed convection, bagels, sandwiches, and dual cook.

It has a heating power of 1875 watts and heats up very quickly so you won’t have to wait for ages for those delicious slices of evenly shaded toast.

The interior is quite roomy, and you can easily fit 9 slices of bread, a 13-inch pizza, a 9lb. chicken or a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. So, you can use this versatile appliance to prepare just about every meal of the day and not only breakfast.

The size of the unit is 18.5 x 22.5 x 13. 12 inches and it weighs 39.83 lbs.

Overall, we think that this multifunctional oven by Cuisinart is the perfect kitchen appliance for those of you looking for more than just a simple toaster

Best runner-up

Cuisinart TOB-195 Exact Stainless Heat Toaster Oven Broiler


The runner-up position is held by the Cuisinart TOB-195 toaster and broiler. It has won us over with its significant capacity of 0.6 cubic feet and most of all by its numerous functions which make this oven one of the most versatile on our list.

The TOB-195 has options for baking, making pizza, toasting up to 6 slices of bread, bagel, convection, as well as reheat and even defrost food. It is available at a very reasonable price for the multiple functions it offers.

Thanks to the heat sensor and the toast shade control, you will always get evenly shaded and delicious toasts.

The Cuisinart toaster oven is very easy to control via a user-friendly electronic touchpad control menu. It has a handy timer function which will ensure that your meals or toast are never burnt.

The interior is finished with non-stick material which will make cleaning the oven a breeze.

The oven is 18.25 x 16.93 x 10.04 inches big and weighs 22 lbs. so it is pretty compact and won’t take up too much space in your kitchen, dorm or other room.

Plus, it looks pretty fancy with the trademark stainless steel bar handle and side grips, so you can proudly show it in any kitchen.

We love how quick this oven heats up, and the fact that it has so many useful options like convection cooking which is much faster and better, as well as the reheating and defrosting functions, which make it a very multifunctional toaster which can become the main oven for making just about any kind of meal in any kitchen.

Best budget choice

Cuisinart TOB-135N Stainless Steel Deluxe Convection Toaster Oven Broiler


The affordable Cuisinart TOB-135N is available in stainless steel, stainless steel, and white and in white only.

The toaster has a 0.6 cubic foot capacity which is sufficient for holding a 12-inch pizza, a 4lb. chicken or 6 slices of bread.

The large blue backlit display is easy to see and control.

The toaster oven has 9 different cooking options which you can choose from. It includes the faster and more even convection cooking option as well.

The interior is non-stick so you don’t have to worry about needing to scrub those crumbs and debris like with some of the other toasters we have experience with. The material is BPA free, so your food will be safe from harmful contamination too.

The inexpensive toaster also has a convenient timer for up to two hours and will automatically turn off when the time you have set is up, so there is no need to keep running to the kitchen and watching how the cooking is going.

Thanks to the precise temperature controls, you can set the cooking temperature to exactly how much you want it. the cooking temperature can be adjusted from 200 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and the broiling temperature can be set to up to 500 degrees.

You can also choose among the three available rack positions for the perfect cooking experience.

The wattage of this toaster is 1800Watts, and it has 9 cooking options including toast and bagel, warm, bake and broil, convection bake and convection broil, reheating and defrosting.

The oven comes with a removable oven rack, a drip or baking pan, a broiling rack, an easy to remove crumb tray and a recipe booklet.

So, if you are looking for a compact countertop oven which does it all – toasting, baking, roasting, convection broiling, convection baking, defrosting or reheating food, this very reasonably priced Cuisinart toaster oven sold with a 3-year limited warranty could be the best option for you.

And the rest of the best

Cuisinart TOB-260N1 Stainless Steel Chef’s Convection Toaster Oven


The TOB-260N1 convection toaster oven is yet another spacious and multifunctional appliance which we strongly recommend.

It has a generous capacity of 0.95 cubic feet and can fit two 9 x 13-inch baking pans on two racks, a 5lb. chicken or a 13-inch pizza easily.

The toaster has 15 preset cooking functions which include speed convection, +30 seconds and dual cooking. The cooking functions also include toast, waffle, bagel, and bake, keep warm, roast, pizza, broil, defrost, two convection cooking options and sandwich.

It is easy to set and control via the large backlit LED display and buttons.

The non-stick interior is BPA free and very easy to keep clean and sanitary.

The temperature control is very precise, and you will get evenly shaded toast every time. You even have the option to select the number of slices to be toasted (from 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9) so that you get consistent results each time you use this Cuisinart toaster oven.

You can also pick the size of the pizza you are baking up to 13 inches for the best heating time and temperature levels.

The dual cooking function allows for two consecutive cooking sessions at different temperature levels for meat and other meals which need up to 4 hours of cooking.

The rack can be adjusted to any of the four available positions, and the size of the toaster oven allows for cooking two meals on two racks simultaneously.

Thanks to the interior light, you can keep an eye on what is going on without having to open the door and release any of the heat from inside the toaster.

Its dimensions are 20.87 x 16.93 x 11.42 inches and it is sold with 2 oven racks, a drip and baking pan, a removable crumb collecting tray, a 13-inch pizza stone as well as a detailed recipe booklet.

Cuisinart TOB-200 Stainless Steel Rotisserie Convection Toaster Oven


The Cuisinart TOB-200 Rotisserie Toaster Oven has a capacity of 0.75 cubic feet, sufficient for baking a 12-inch pizza or 6 slices of bread.

The toaster has 12 cooking functions which includes convection and rotisserie. The rotisserie option allows for the perfect roasting of a chicken up to 4lbs. or a 5-pound duck. It will rotate the bird until it is perfectly roasted on all sides in its own juices.

Like the other Cuisinart toaster ovens, this one has a very accurate heat sensor so you can set the temperature at the exact level you need it to from 200 up to 450 degrees, and up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit for broiling.

The toast shade control will allow you to make perfect and consistent toast every single time.

The toaster has an 1875 watt power with highly efficient quartz heating elements for even and delicious cooking.

Apart from the chicken, duck, meat and customizable rotisserie functions, you can also use this oven for toasting, bagel, broiling, roasting, baking, pizza, cooking, reheating, convection, defrosting and others.

You can set the number of slices of bread you want to toast, as well as the size of the pizza which you are making up to 12 inches.

The rack can be placed in 4 different levels for optimal results.

It comes with a digital timer and clock, and very easy to set digital controls on a large LED display.

Made of durable stainless steel, this countertop oven will last for years. It comes with a 3-year warranty by Cuisinart.

You will also get an oven rack a baking and drip pan, a spit and skewers as well as a skewer grip for the rotisserie function, a broil rack, a crumb tray and a recipe booklet.

Features to watch out for when buying a toaster oven

Since we know just how difficult it can be to find the perfect Cuisinart toaster oven among all of the different models available on the market, we have come up with a quick buying guide, with all of the features we would recommend that you look for when shopping.

Convection cooking

All of our top picks for 2018 offer convection cooking, which is a very big plus. With convection cooking, a fan will distribute the hot air in the oven, so that the cooking is faster and even. The convection in some of these toasters can be used for all of the preset cooking functions, and others have special convection cooking, broiling, and other options.

So, we strongly suggest that you invest in a toaster oven which has this nifty and energy and time-saving feature.

Size and capacity

The size is essential for the countertop or cabinet space you have available for such an appliance. The capacity should be sufficient to fit your cooking needs, so if you have a larger family you may want to opt for a larger sized oven or one which allows for the use of two racks at the same time such as the TOB-260N1 toaster.

Safety features

Make sure that the rack of the oven extends along with the door when it is opened. This will minimize the risk of getting burnt while handling the food. Also, you may want to go for a toaster oven which has sufficient isolation which keeps the unit outside at safe temperature levels while you are using it.

All of the Cuisinart toaster ovens are BPA free, so you don’t have to worry about that when you pick the best one for your needs.

Versatility and preset cooking options

You may have noticed from our product descriptions that these Cuisinart toaster ovens are much more than just toasters. All of them have convection cooking options, as well as a variety of other cooking options including baking, roasting, broiling, defrosting, reheating, dual cooking, rotisserie, and others. Some of them allow you to customize the size of the pizza you are cooking as well as the number of slices of bread you are about to toast for the best results.

So, the more functions which your toaster offers, the better the value for the money you spend it will provide, and also the more money you will save on having to purchase other appliances for the different types of cooking.

Timer function

The timer and auto shut off function are essential if you don’t want to be watching over the cooking process all of the time. Simply set the timer and let the oven do its job. Even if you are not happy with the results, many of these toasters have a plus 30-second function for a finishing touch, and some have a dual cooking function which allows for cooking one meal at two consecutive different cooking programs or temperatures for up to 4 hours. This should be sufficient for preparing even the toughest of meats.

Accessories

Check out the accessories which come with the toaster oven. All of our selections have racks, pans for baking and dripping, and many come with additional accessories, such as skewers, broiling pans, additional racks, and pizza stones. They all are sold with recipe booklets which will give you some ideas about how to make the best out of your new toaster oven.

Warranty period

Cuisinart offers a 3-year limited warranty for its toaster ovens which is quite a long one as compared to other similar devices being offered on the market.

With a warranty like this, you can rest assured that the oven will be taken care of if anything goes wrong.

Naturally, manufacturers who are more confident about the quality of their products offer longer warranty periods, and it seems like Cuisinart is pretty confident about that too.

Final words

With one of these countertop toaster ovens, you will eliminate the need to buy separate ovens, toasters, broilers, and other appliances. The Cuisinart toasters take up very little space so they can be used in any small kitchen, dorm room, and other living space. They are multifunctional, reliable and safe.

You can make perfect toast every time, and in fact use the ovens for just about any meal, snack or dessert you are planning on making.

Good luck with your purchase and enjoy the versatility, excellent quality, temperature control and all functionalities of any one of these toaster ovens from Cuisinart.

Last update on 2018-12-17 at 17:45 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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