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Cuisinart TOA-60 vs Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Cuisinart TOA-60 vs Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toaster Oven. With a number of similar features, will the medium-sized or the large-sized oven come out on top?

Cuisinart TOA-60 vs Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toaster Oven


Price at publication
L16.34 x W15.16 x H13.58 inchesL19. 68 x W15.19 x H11.61 inches
21.0 lbs (9.5 kg)12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)
Control Type
4 control knobsLCD + 15 buttons
200°F - 450°F150°F - 450°F
1 - 60 minutes1 minute - 90 minutes
Cooking Functions
Interior Dimensions
L12.59 x W11.4 x H7.08 inchesL14.21 x W12.59 x H9.44 inches
17 liters28 liters
Heating Elements
6 nichrome4 nichrome
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 Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 has a simple and sturdy design, plus a convenient slide-out crumb tray. The large interior houses a togglable lightbulb and convection system. A consistent disadvantage that this oven has is its low wattage compared to something like the Ninja DT201.

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.

While the digital control panel of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 is straightforward and easy to use, its buttons can be more responsive. In addition to that, having to press Cancel before changing functions can get annoying.

The convection fan isn’t all-applicable, but it’s not a problem. On the other hand, the oven’s design features, including its accessories, make cleaning an effortless exercise.

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 strongest performance aspect of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 was the even coloring on our test dishes, thanks to its convection system. However, it didn’t meet the mark in baking frozen french fries.

This was probably due to the low power output combined with the large capacity, unlike the picks on our best toaster oven list. Moreover, having only two tray positions made it tricky to get the toast done right on both sides.

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
  • Large capacity
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Internal lighting available
  • Extra functions
  • Opening the door also turns off the light
  • A bit heavier and taller than other same-type ovens
  • Not very budget-friendly
  • Convection fan isn’t all-applicable
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • Buttons not reliably responsive


With a number of similarities in their features, the Cuisinart TOA-60 and Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 made for an interesting comparison. Let’s dive into why the Cuisinart triumphed in every aspect.

In terms of performance, the Cuisinart consistently excelled in all of our tests. One of the strengths of this oven was its steady and stable temperature. A strong power output of 1800 W, six nichrome heating elements, and a strong convection system contributed to this.

The Oster was able to hold its own in baking pizza and roasting a whole chicken. However, the oven’s lower power of 1200 watts in conjunction with its large capacity hindered its ability to bake french fries.

Although both ovens have two tray levels, it was tricky to get the toast done right on both sides for the Oster while it wasn’t a problem for the Cuisinart. Moreover, the baking rack of the Cuisinart can be placed either way up.

Both ovens have an interior light and a slide-out crumb tray which are always useful. Besides the standard baking rack and pan, the Cuisinart comes with an air fryer basket while the Oster has a broiling rack.

Despite both being simple to use, the control dials of the Cuisinart provide more reliable interactions than the flat buttons of the Oster. The extra functions do make the Oster more beginner-friendly.

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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