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Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Breville Smart Oven Pro Side-by-Side Comparison

Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Breville Smart Oven Pro. Their overall scores aren’t vastly different but the latter is still the clear winner.

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Cuisinart TOB-40N

Breville Smart Oven Pro

Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Breville Smart Oven Pro

Overall Verdict

The overall scores between the Cuisinart TOB-40N and the Breville Smart Oven Pro (BOV845BSS) aren’t vastly different, but the latter is still the clear winner.

The TOB-40N is a standard medium-sized unit with only the basic features plus a slide-out crumb tray. On the other hand, with a larger footprint and higher price, the Smart Oven Pro has all the fancy extras that the Cuisinart doesn't.

The Breville has various cooking presets and additional toggle switches including internal lighting, convection, temperature conversion, and frozen foods. It also has a non-stick interior for easy cleaning which is a rare feature.

Surprisingly, however, their performance scores don’t differ much. For what they’re worth, the Cuisinart scored quite high while the Breville did so quite low.

With the same power output, they had similar scores in toasting bread, roasting whole chicken, and baking pizza. The Breville only gained a small advantage when it came to baking fries—a test benefiting from having convection.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%UsabilityBreville Smart Oven...Cuisinart TOB-40N7.86.99.38.06.46.86.25.8
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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
  • Useful toggles
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Non-stick interior
  • Sturdy construction
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • In need of an additional oven rack
  • Not very budget-friendly

Key Specs

Dimensions
L15.94 x W14.84 x H9 inches
L18.39 x W15.94 x H10.78 inches
Weight
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
18.1 lbs (8.2 kg)
Control Type
3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
LCD + 3 control knobs + 5 buttons
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
120°F - 450°F
Timer
Not available
1 minute - 10 hours
Cooking Functions
5
10

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$95.56
$259.99

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.8
6.9

Toast

7.1
6.8
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.
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven Toast Test
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 Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro Convection 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
5/7
Cooking Time
3m 40s
5m 13s
Second Batch
3m 40s
3m 42s
Convection
No
No

Pizza

6.5
6.8
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.
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven Pizza
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with cheese, meat, onions, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
Two slices of oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top of one another.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
9m
4m
Convection
No
Yes

Whole Roasted Chicken

7.4
7.5
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.
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven Whole Roasted Chicken Test
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven Whole Roasted ChickenA whole roasted chicken using the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Toaster Oven backside up on an enamel broiling rack and baking pan.
A whole roasted chicken using the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Toaster Oven belly up on an enamel broiling rack and baking pan.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and both display 198°F.
Eight pieces of a carved chicken including two carcass halves, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a baking pan.
Two hands pulling apart a roasted chicken thigh from the carcass. In the white background is the rest of the roasted chicken.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
1h 17m
1h
Convection
No
Yes

Baked French Fries

5.1
6.1
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.
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven Baked French Fries
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven Baked French FriesPieces of baked french fries using the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Toaster Oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Breville BOV845BSSUSC on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
Eight 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
24m
Convection
No
Yes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.2
9.3

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.
A box, the Breville BOV845BSSUSC, a pizza pan, a broiling rack, a warranty, a user manual, an oven rack, and a baking pan.

Exterior

7.0
9.5
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 BOV845BSSUSC Smart Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Smart Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven ExteriorThe front of a closed Breville BOV845BSSUSC Convection Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has ventilation holes.
The back and left sides of the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Toaster Oven have air ventilation holes. The back has two buffers.
The top, front, and right sides of the Breville BOV845BSSUSC Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven on a white background.
On a white background, the Breville BOV845BSSUSC’s bottom has four stands and two carrying handles with ventilation holes.
Weight
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
18.1 lbs (8.2 kg)
Length
15.9" (40.5 cm)
18.4" (46.7 cm)
Width
14.8" (37.7 cm)
15.9" (40.5 cm)
Height
9.0" (22.9 cm)
10.8" (27.4 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 BOV845BSSUSC’s control panel has an LCD, 5 buttons, and 3 control knobs for function, temperature, and time.
Type
3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
LCD + 3 control knobs + 5 buttons
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
120°F - 450°F
Timer
Not available
1 minute - 10 hours
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
No
Yes
Light Toggle
No
Yes
Convection Toggle
No
Yes
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.
Breville BOV845BSSUSC has 10 cooking functions: Toast, Bagel, Bake, Roast, Broil, Pizza, Cookies, Reheat, Warm, Slow Cook.

Interior

6.0
9.5
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.
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven InteriorBreville BOV845BSSUSC has 4 quartz heating elements with guards, 3 guide rails with safety hooks, a light, and a fan cavity.
Breville Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven InteriorBreville BOV845BSSUSC has 4 quartz heating elements with guards, 3 guide rails with safety hooks, a light, and a fan cavity.
The Breville BOV845BSSUSC has 2 upper heating elements, a shining light, and 3 guide rails on its left cooking chamber wall.
The Breville BOV845BSSUSC has 4 quartz heating elements, a fan cavity, and 3 guide rails on its right cooking chamber wall.
Heating Elements
4 nichrome
5 quartz
Convection Fan
No
Yes
Lighting
No
Yes
Tray Levels
2
3
Rotisserie
No
No
Safety Hook
Yes
All three levels

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 Breville BOV845BSSUSC Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven.
Length
31.1" (79.0 cm)
3.3 ft (1.0 m)
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 Breville BOV845BSSUSC Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven on a white background.
Length
11.8" (30.0 cm)
14.1" (35.8 cm)
Width
11.3" (28.6 cm)
11.6" (29.5 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
9.0
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 Breville BOV845BSSUSC Toaster Oven with a pizza pan, oven rack, enamel baking pan, and broiling rack.

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 BOV845BSSUSC Smart Oven Pro Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
11.8" (30.0 cm)
14.2" (36.0 cm)
Width
11.5" (29.3 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Height
7.1" (18.0 cm)
8.3" (21.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
5.8
8.0

User Control

7.0
9.5

Ease of Use

5.0
7.0
Cuisinart TOB-40N Ease of Use Video
Cuisinart TOB-40N Ease of Use Video 1

Cleanability

6.0
8.0
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.
The cleaned enamel broiling rack of the stainless steel Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven.
The cleaned enamel broiling rack of the stainless steel Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven.
The cleaned enamel baking pan of the stainless steel Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven.

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