A few weeks ago my wife and I decided that the time had come to replace our 10 year old DeLonghi toaster oven. We checked our local newspaper for sales and looked for guidance from Amazon reviewers. Since most of us think of a toaster oven as a fairly mundane purchase we had no particular brand in mind. I guess what we really wanted was the best bang for our buck. Happily, we think we found it with the Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler. Over 500 Amazon reviewers have made this one of the most highly rated toaster ovens on the site. It is easy to see why.
The ability to broil is a major reason why we like to have a toaster oven in our kitchen. Far too many of the models we looked at had tiny broiling racks that could not even hold two medium size chicken breasts. Absolutely useless! Furthermore on models we were considering by Black and Decker and Proctor-Silex there really wasn't a broiling rack at all. Your meat would just sit in a tray awash in its own fat. That kind of defeats the purpose don't you think? The more we looked into it the more convinced we became that the Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler was the right product for us. And we have not been disappointed!
Over the past several days we have used our new toaster oven in virtually every way imaginable. I am very pleased to report that the Cuisinart TOB-40 has performed admirably. We have broiled burgers, toasted bread and bagels to perfection and even done a bit of baking. The results are simply wonderful. Furthermore, the Cuisinart TOB-40 is incredibly easy to clean. That slide out crumb tray is a terrific feature. I can clean the entire unit in just a minute or two. The only criticism my wife had is that the settings might be a bit difficult for an older person to see. A simple white indicator line on the otherwise black dials would have been a big help here. We had great luck with our old oven but as far as we are concerned our new Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler is a big upgrade. We could not be more pleased. And did I mention that the price is right to boot? Very highly recommended!
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Paul Tognetti (drifter51)
I guess I would qualify as a frustrated writer. My work requires very little writing and so since 1999 I have been writing reviews on non-fiction books and anthology CD's on amazon.com. I never could … more
Cuisinart's custom toaster oven broiler is large enough and smart enough to present a full range of menu options. Toast 4 bagel halves, bake an 11-inch pizza, or broil two big open-faced sandwiches. When the cooking is done, its easy clean with reflective nonstick coating on oven's interior that wipes clean in seconds, which enhances heat efficiency and ensures even toasting.