Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Review


Nothing wakes you up and prepares you for the day like a nice breakfast. The staple of many a breakfast plate all over the land is a slice of toast or two, and this is where the Cuisinart TOB-40 toaster oven comes to the fore. This could be the machine that you need to get your days off to an amazing an convenient start, and that is what this review is setting out to find out. 


The headline feature for this toaster oven is its power. With the 1800 Watts it pumps out, this machine can do more than just cook 6 slices of bread at once to give you your toast. It has the power to cook a pizza too, so as well as sorting out breakfast it can help with dinner! The stainless steel front comes with easy grip rubberised dials, and the interior has been made nonstick and therefore should be easy to clean. In this Cuisinart machine there is even shade control technology which will monitor the temperature and adjust it to ensure an even toast on your bread each and every time.


This toaster oven is compact but it is not the smallest oven on the market. It measures 12.29 x 14.64 x 8.86 inches, so this means that it will take a good amount of bread and still be small enough to sit on a countertop. The oven itself is made of predominantly stainless steel, so it is easy to wipe down and clean after use whilst remaining aesthetically pleasing enough to keep in a kitchen. The dials which control the function, temperature and toast shade are all clearly labelled and big enough to be easily useable. All things considered, this is a very sleek looking machine. 


This toaster oven may not be big but it does pack a lot of power and features into its small frame. The dials which control all elements of the cooking process are large, clear and easy to use and control. The fact that the main body of the toaster itself consist of stainless steel means that cleaning is a very simple and stress free process. Also included in the package of the oven is an automatic safety shutoff feature, which is very useful and will prevent any accidents from happening. Being able to cook a wider variety of foods in this toaster oven is also a big positive for the machine. 


A large number of previous customer reviews have struggled to find flaws with the Cuisinart machine, but there are some who are not happy with it. The foremost worry is that the one of the heating elements in some of the machines may have a tendency to melty and warp. This seems to be a very unlucky feature of a small number of the machines but it is something to keep an eye on.


If you are looking for a small machine that will do what it says on the tin and make your morning toast with the minimum of fuss then the Cuisinart is worth considering. It is compact and yet it comes with an abundance of features to ensure you can make that perfect slice of toast. The machine may get just under the five star review, but it comes close and is definitely worth checking out if you are in the market for an oven toaster.