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Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler Review

The Cuisinart TOB-40 Compact Toaster Oven Broiler

I remember my grandma having a toaster oven when I was young, but we never made pizza in it, like you can with this Cuisinart model! We used it to make toast and warm up our doughnuts. Check out all that you can do with this new model.

TOB-40 Toaster Oven Broiler

Small Size, Big Performance

TControl Panelhe Cuisinart Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler (the TOB-40 model), has so much room that you can fit in six slices of bread at a time! The interior is also large enough to fit an eleven inch pizza.

This Cuisinart model uses 1800 watts to maximize the heating elements and to minimize the time that’s spent cooking. It has a stainless steel front that gives it a modern look that goes well with almost every kitchen d├ęcor.


There are dials on the exterior that are used to set the temperature, function and the level of toast shade that you want it to be. The dials have easy grip rubber that doesn’t get hot when the oven is in use.

The temperature dial ranges from 150 degrees up to 450 degrees so you can cook a variety of frozen foods without a problem. The function dial allows you to choose bake, broil, toast or the bagel function.

The toast shade dial can be set to light, medium, dark and anywhere in between. Once you have the dials set, you then push the related button for whichever food you’re cooking.

At any point during the cooking time if you want to check on your food you simply push the button to stop it and you can then open the door. The Always Even technology that a lot of Cuisinart models have is also included in this one.

This technology allows the oven to monitor the temperature that’s used in toasting and adjust the timing so that the toast doesn’t burn. There is an indicator light that’s lit up to show you’re using the oven.



Features and Benefits

It also has a small storage compartment for any excess cord that you don’t want lying on your counter. The interior of the oven has a nonstick reflective coating that makes cleanup easy to do.

When you open it up, the rack comes out on autopilot, making it hands free when you want to check the status of your food. A baking sheet, drip pan and broiling rack are also included with the oven.

This model also has an automatic safety shutoff, which is a great feature if you have small children. At thirteen pounds, the toaster oven doesn’t take up too much counter space.

You can put the rack, pan and tray in the dishwasher. If you have a huge mess that got baked in good, then the drip tray may need to be soaked in hot water. If you don’t want to soak it, nonabrasive cleaners can be used on the pan.


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Cleaning & Care

Before cleaning, always allow the oven to cool completely. After cooking greasy foods and after your oven has cooled, always clean the top interior of the oven. This will help to keep toasting consistent, cycle after cycle. To remove crumbs, simply slide out the crumb tray, discard the crumbs, wipe clean and replace. The crumb tray, wire rack and baking pan are all dishwasher-safe. To remove baked-on grease, soak the tray in hot sudsy water or use nonabrasive cleaners.



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