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Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Breville BOV450XL Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Breville BOV450XL Toaster Oven. The comparison between a medium-sized, classic countertop toaster oven and a small, smart unit.

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Cuisinart TOB-40N

Breville BOV450XL

Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Breville BOV450XL Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%Usability Breville BOV450XLCuisinart TOB-40N6.56.86.46.26.46.86.25.8
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Purely in terms of score, the Cuisinart TOB-40N and the Breville BOV450XL tied in our performance tests. However, upon a closer look, you’ll find that the Breville has the upper hand in three out of four tests, if only slightly.

The design aspect was where the Breville gained a decisive advantage. With the same power rating, the Breville’s four quartz heating elements are more efficient than the Cuisinart’s four nichrome ones.

However, we suspected the oven’s smart heating algorithms may have caused inconsistencies in its heating performance. This could explain its loss in baking french fries, since they require a stable high temperature.

The Breville’s digital display allows for more cooking functions and unique features than the 100% analog control of the Cuisinart. However, it doesn’t have a stay-on feature like the Cuisinart.

While the Cuisinart has a slightly greater capacity, the Breville has three tray levels as opposed to two, which makes it easier to make minor adjustments to the outcome. To further help with that, the Breville also has tray-level indicators on the glass door.

As a shared useful feature, both ovens have slide-out crumb trays. Plus, the Breville’s interior is easier to clean thanks to its non-stick surface coating.

With a marginal difference in the score between the two, we believe the Cuisinart TOB-40N is a better choice budget-wise. However, if you think the added modern features are worth it, the Breville BOV450XL is still a solid choice.

Pros & Cons

  • Spacious and non-stick interior
  • Auto-slide rack
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Slide-out crumb tray
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Stay-on feature
  • High power output
  • 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
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • No interior lighting
  • No convection fan
  • Inconsistent heating elements

Key Specs

Dimensions
L15.94 x W14.84 x H9 inches
L15.74 x W14.17 x H8.86 inches
Weight
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
Control Type
3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
LCD display + 1 control dial + 8 buttons
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
120°F - 450°F
Timer
Not available
1 minute - 2 hours
Cooking Functions
5
8

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$95.56
$154.13

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.8
6.8

Toast

7.1
7.8
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
On the left: 3m 25s; In the middle: 3m 40s; On the right: 4m 15s
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
The top and bottom of the best four pieces of toast from the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler.
On the left are the top and bottom of four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch.
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
On the left: Level 3; In the middle: Level 4; On the right: Level 5
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
The top and bottom of the best four pieces of toast from the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven.
On the left are the top and bottom of four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch.
Function
Toast
Toast
Number of Slices
4
4
Toast Level
Medium
4/7
Cooking Time
3m 40s
3m
Second Batch
3m 40s
2m 36s
Convection
No
No

Pizza

6.5
5.5
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
The cross surface of a slice of toast oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with melty cheese, meat, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
Two slices of oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top of one another.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with melty cheese, meat, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
Function
Bake
 Bake
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
9m
10m 30s
Convection
No
No

Whole Roasted Chicken

7.4
6.6
A whole roasted chicken using the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 181°F and 183°F.
Seven pieces of a carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a silver baking pan.
Two hands pulling apart a roasted chicken thigh. In the white background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a baking pan.
A whole roasted chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 168°F and 171°F.
Seven pieces of a carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on an enamel baking pan.
The chicken thigh is slightly pink near the bone. In the white background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a baking pan.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
1h 17m
1h 5m
Convection
No
No

Baked French Fries

5.1
6.5
Pieces of baked french fries using the Cuisinart TOB-40N Toaster Oven Broiler on a silver baking pan on a white background.
Pieces of baked french fries using the Cuisinart TOB-40N Toaster Oven Broiler on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Cuisinart TOB-40N Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
Six pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries on a silver baking pan.
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
Six pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries on an enamel baking pan.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
400°F.
400°F.
Cooking Time
31 m
25 m
Convection
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.2
6.4

In the Box

An oven rack, 3 pieces of documents, the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler, a box, and a baking pan.
An oven rack, 5 pieces of document, the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven, a box, and an enamel baking pan.

Exterior

7.0
6.0
A closed front of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler has a control panel and the right has holes.
The back and left sides of the Cuisinart TOB-40N have air ventilation holes. The back has a power cord and two buffers.
On a grey background, the top of the stainless steel Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler has holes.
On a grey background, the bottom of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler has four stands and holes.
A closed front of the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background
A closed front of the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background
The front of a closed stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has holes.
The back and left sides of the Breville BOV450XL Toaster Oven have holes. The back has a power cord and two buffers.
The top of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven on a grey background.
On a grey background, the bottom of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven has four stands and holes.
View from the top onto a slide-out crumb tray of the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven on a grey background.
Weight
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
Length
15.9" (40.5 cm)
15.7" (40.0 cm)
Width
14.8" (37.7 cm)
14.2" (36.0 cm)
Height
9.0" (22.9 cm)
8.9" (22.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Black
Silver
Door Handle
cool-touch
cool-touch
Tray Indicators
No
Yes
Crumb Tray
Slide-out
Slide-out

Control Panel

The Cuisinart TOB-40N’s control panel has 1 start/stop button and 3 control dials for function, temperature, and toast shade.
The Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven’s control panel has an LCD, 1 cooking functions’ control dial, and 8 buttons
Type
3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
 LCD display + 1 control dial + 8 buttons
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
120°F - 450°F
Timer
Not available
1 minute - 2 hours
Indicator Light
Yes
No
Status Bar
No
No
Light Toggle
No
No
Convection Toggle
No
No
Rotation Toggle
No
No
Automatic Preheat
No
Yes
Audio Cues
No
No

Cooking Functions

The Cuisinart TOB-40N Toaster Oven’s function dial has 5 cooking functions including Toast, Bagel, Bake, Broil, and Warm.

Interior

6.0
4.0
The Cuisinart TOB-40N Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 4 nichrome heating elements, 2 guide rails, and a safety hook.
The Cuisinart TOB-40N Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 4 nichrome heating elements, 2 guide rails, and a safety hook.
The cooking chamber’s left wall of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven has 2 guide rails and a safety hook.
The Breville BOV450XL ’s cooking chamber is black and has 4 quartz heating elements with guards and 2 guide rails.
The Breville BOV450XL ’s cooking chamber is black and has 4 quartz heating elements with guards and 2 guide rails.
The cooking chamber’s right wall of the Breville BOV450XL has 2 guide rails.
Heating Elements
4 nichrome
4 quartz
Convection Fan
No
No
Lighting
No
No
Tray Levels
2
3
Rotisserie
No
No
Safety Hook
Yes
No

Power Cord

A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the stainless steel Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven.
A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven.
Length
31.1" (79.0 cm)
40.9" (104.0 cm)
Type
2-prong plug
3-prong plug
Power
1800 W
1800 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
110 V - 120 V ~ 60 Hz

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler on a grey background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven on a grey background.
Length
11.8" (30.0 cm)
11.5" (29.2 cm)
Width
11.3" (28.6 cm)
10.3" (26.3 cm)
Height
0.8" (2.0 cm)
0.3" (0.7 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

6.0
8.0
The front of an opened Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler with an oven rack and a silver baking pan.
The front of an opened stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven with a baking rack and a baking pan.

Capacity

An opened front of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
An opened front of the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
11.8" (30.0 cm)
11.5" (29.2 cm)
Width
11.5" (29.3 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Height
7.1" (18.0 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
5.8
6.2

User Control

7.0
8.0

Ease of Use

5.0
4.0
Cuisinart TOB-40N Ease of Use Video
Cuisinart TOB-40N Ease of Use Video 1

Cleanability

6.0
9.0
Grease on the glass door of a closed stainless steel Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler.
Grease on the glass door of a closed stainless steel Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler.
Grease on the right wall of the stainless steel Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler’s cooking chamber.
Grease and chicken skin stuck to the silver baking pan of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler.
The cleaned silver baking pan of the stainless steel Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler.
Grease on the back of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven’s glass door.
Grease on the back of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven’s glass door.
Brushing the upper heating element’s guards of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven’s glass door.
Grease and chicken skin stuck on the enamel baking pan of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven.
The cleaned enamel baking pan of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven.

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