Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler Review

Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler Review

Cuisinart has produced multiple signature toaster ovens, and Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler is one of them. Being one of the household favorites, the Cuisinart TOB-40N is smart and large enough to present a full range of menu options.

Measuring at 15.6″ x 13″ x 8.9″, the Cuisinart TOB-40N can fit 6 slices of toasts at once. Or you can also choose to toast 4 bagel halves, bake a 11″ pizza (a 12″ one presents some challenge), or broil 2 big open-faced sandwiches. The oven employs sophisticated internal temperature compensation technology to adjust time for the shade you select every time.

Weighing at 12.9 pounds, the Cuisinart TOB-40N is one of the lighter toaster oven in its category. However, the build quality is not compromised, particular with the brushed stainless steel that encapsulate the exterior and internal of the toaster oven.


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Features of Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler


The Cuisinart TOB-40N is a relatively compact oven that gets the job done. It’s packed with essential features that are frequently used by the average household, which makes it a popular choice among the more budget-conscious users.

prosMultiple Cooking Functions

The Cuisinart TOB-40N comes with 5 presets: Toasting functions that include toast and bagel, and cooking functions that include warm, bake and broil.

prosFlexible Rack Positions

As with the larger toaster ovens out there, this Cuisinart model features 2 rack positions for greater flexibility in cooking options. Thanks to the large interior, both racks can be used at the same time for faster cooking.

prosGenerous Interior Space

Measuring at 11.5″ x 11.5″ x 7″, it is roomy enough to fit 6 slices of bread, 4 slices of bagel, an 11″ pizza or a 3 pound chicken.

prosAuto-Out Oven Rack

The included Auto-Out oven rack makes removing hot items from your toaster oven a snap. Unlike other models that feature manual eject (such as the Breville BOV845BSS or Black & Decker CTO6335S), the Cuisinart TOB-40N makes ejecting hot trays significantly less cumbersome.

prosEven Toast Shade Control

Toast settings utilize both the top and bottom heating elements and is used for most bread types. For example, bagel setting heats the upper elements only for a crispy top and a soft, chewy bottom, just like how a bagel should be.


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Positioning itself as a compact toaster oven with large interior, the Cuisinart TOB-40N is designed to take on a larger quantity of food and to cook them quicker with 2 rack positions. The reflective coating in the interior enhances heat efficiency and ensures even toasting.

prosWide Range of Accessories

Being a more popular household choice, this model enjoys a wide range of official and third-party accessories, which includes personal size baking pan set that comes in 6 pieces (7.7″ pizza pan, 8.5″ x 6.5″ cookie pan, 8.5″ x 6.5″ two piece fat-a-way bake, cooling rack and broil pan.

prosSturdy Build and Cool Handles

Stainless steel front with rubberized easy grip dials keeps the dials and door handle cool even after prolonged use.

prosEasy Cleaning

The interior of Cuisinart TOB-40N is clad with non-stick material that wipes clean in second. The crumb tray slides out easily from the front, which makes cleaning very easy.

prosLong Warranty Period

The toaster oven comes with 2 years warranty by Cuisinart, which is one year longer than most of its competitors.

prosAdequate Safety Feature

Includes an automatic shutoff safety feature that turns off the toaster oven at preset time.


What Could be Better?


consLack of Interior Light

One shortcoming of the Cuisinart TOB-40N is the lack of oven light to monitor the cooking progress. Even though it’s a feature missing in most other models in this price range and category, it is still feature that could have enhanced the usability of this otherwise versatile model.


The Bottom Line


Even though it’s not a dedicated under cabinet toaster oven, the compact dimensions and its ability to stay cool mean you can easily place it under any cabinet and not worry about overheating.

Being one of the household names, Cuisinart definitely does a good job designing home appliances and especially toaster ovens. The Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler is designed to take up the limited space on your countertop but at the same time excels at toasting, baking, broiling and heating food at a very affordable price tag.



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