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Breville BOV450XL vs Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Breville BOV450XL vs Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven. When technology isn’t enough — a battle between a mini smart toaster oven and our best medium-sized unit.

Breville BOV450XL vs Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven


Price at publication
L16.34 x W15.16 x H13.58 inchesL15.74 x W14.17 x H8.86 inches
21.0 lbs (9.5 kg)10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
Control Type
4 control knobsLCD display + 1 control dial + 8 buttons
200°F - 450°F120°F - 450°F
1 - 60 minutes1 minute - 2 hours
Cooking Functions
Interior Dimensions
L12.59 x W11.4 x H7.08 inchesL11.49 x W11 x H6.69 inches
17 liters13.86 liters
Heating Elements
6 nichrome4 quartz
Convection Fan


Build Quality
Overall Design Scoring

Where the Cuisinart TOA-60 Air Fryer Toaster Oven shines most is in its simplistic design. Even though it only offers a few features, it does them all justice.

The oven features a powerful top-mounted convection fan and six nichrome heating elements, all powered with 1800 W. From our understanding, these two are the main factors behind the oven’s excellent performance.

The Breville BOV450XL has a good capacity for a small oven. However, while it has a high wattage and quartz heating elements, it lacks a convection system, so the fancy heating elements don’t improve performance much.

Not being designed to accommodate a convection system was probably why it didn’t come with any useful additional accessories like an air fryer basket. And as a kicker, the interior has a non-stick coating but is black and contains no internal lights, unlike the Panasonic NB-G110P-K.

Usability Comparison

User Control
Ease of Use
Overall Usability Scoring

Due to its simplistic approach, the Cuisinart TOA-60 Air Fryer Toaster Oven doesn’t offer many usability features. However, it also doesn’t pose any problems.

For example, the oven lacks the automatic features and the ability to precisely adjust time and temperature that most digital units otherwise have. Nonetheless, its cooking performance is more than worth these minor inconveniences.

The Breville BOV450XL is simple to use and to clean. Unfortunately, most of its unique features aren’t useful, including the toggles and cooking presets. Its smart heating algorithms as well as automatic preheat phase also didn’t add much to the test dishes we cooked. Cleaning it was an extremely easy task, though.

Performance Test

Whole Roasted Chicken
Baked French Fries
Overall Performance Scoring

All of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer’s results are in the top tier among our collected data. A big win for the oven’s performance is its steady and stable temperature. Combined with the fact that the convection fan is always deployed, it consistently produced excellent test dishes. Even though it doesn’t have a rotisserie kit for our Whole Roasted Chicken test, it still performed in a splendid manner.

The Breville BOV450XL produced great toast and adequate results when roasting a whole chicken and baking french fries. However, it left a lot to be desired when we tried a pizza. We suspect this was due to the inconsistent heating of the oven.

Moreover, the fact that the oven didn’t have a convection system didn’t help in this regard. A model of the same brand that improved on this was the medium-sized Breville BOV845BSSUSC.

Overall Scores

Overall Scoring

Pros & Cons

  • Simple and straight-to-the-point control knobs
  • Sturdy design and durable material
  • Convection fan is all-applicable
  • Electrical safety feature for the door
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Plenty of recipes included in the user manual
  • Unique feature buttons
  • Non-stick interior
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Sturdy construction
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • Opening the door also turns off the light
  • A bit heavier and taller than other same-type ovens
  • Not very budget-friendly
  • No interior lighting
  • No convection fan
  • Inconsistent heating elements


While both possess a decent overall construction, the Breville BOV450XL’s imperfections become evident when placed next to the Cuisinart TOA-60. Although both ovens use 1800 Watts of power, the Breville lacks a convection system.

In addition, the oven’s smart heating algorithms sometimes cause inconsistencies in the heating of the four quartz elements. Nonetheless, it’s still good at making toast, roasting a whole chicken, and baking french fries, only showing weaknesses in baking pizzas.

With the help of 6 nichrome heating elements and a convection fan that always deploys, the Cuisinart possesses a stable and steady internal temperature. This was the main reason behind its consistently excellent performance scores.

Despite having a more spacious interior than most small toaster ovens, the Breville certainly has less capacity than a true medium-sized unit. While its interior is easier to clean thanks to its coating, it’s painted black and lacks internal lighting.

Both have a useful slide-out crumb tray and the standard baking pan and rack but the Cuisinart further provides an air fryer basket. Besides the temperature conversion button, other unique features of the Breville aren’t very useful. Convenience is an aspect that the Cuisinart lacks though it’s not a big deal.

The Cuisinart TOA-60 is effective, lasting, and robust with 100% analog control — our selective best medium-sized convection toaster oven. Meanwhile, the Breville BOV450XL is a small-sized smart toaster oven with unique features and interesting cooking functions.

Behind the Comparison

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Alan NguyenReviewer

Alan Nguyen is a writer and product reviewer at HealthyKitchen101. His major in English language teaching taught him to present concise information. In addition to his cooking hobby, he values the practical aspects of household appliances.

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Tuyet PhamProfessional Chef

Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef passionate about delicious and healthful foods. At HealthyKitchen101, she develops recipes and collaborates with our Research, Testing, and Review lab to evaluate the performance of cooking appliances. Her assessments add a strong authoritative voice to our product scoring process.

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Lap VoTest Lead

Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

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