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Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven. The duel between two toaster ovens of the same brand, one with and the other without a convection fan.

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Cuisinart TOA-60

Cuisinart TOB-40N

Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%Usability Cuisinart TOA-60Cuisinart TOB-40N8.48.79.27.16.46.86.25.8
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When comparing performance, we find that the Cuisinart TOA-60 consistently produced excellent results in all the tests. The Cuisinart TOB-40N, on the other hand, pales in comparison although it was able to perform well in making toast, baking pizza, and roasting a whole chicken.

Although both ovens use 1800 Watts of power, foods cooked using the Cuisinart TOB-40N tend to color unevenly due to the absence of a convection system. The oven’s inefficient heating system became obvious when tested for baking french fries.

The ovens have a sturdy build, simplistic design, 100% analog control, and similar size. While both have a slide-out crumb tray and an interior safety hook, the Cuisinart TOB-40N has an added auto-slide rack. Despite both having the standard baking rack and pan, the Cuisinart TOA-6 comes with an air fryer basket, which makes it more versatile in cooking with different methods.

Each oven has a different style of control dials but these are simply a matter of aesthetic preference. However, we do feel the Cuisinart TOA-60’s dials are of better quality.

One customized aspect of the Cuisinart TOB-40N is that it doesn’t have a timer. This means the oven will stay on until the Function knob is physically rotated to Off.

Comparing two different models of the same brand is one of the most practical ways of identifying the desirable qualities of a toaster oven. Between the Cuisinart TOB-40N and the Cuisinart TOA-60, the latter comes out on top in every aspect.

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
  • 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
  • Opening the door also turns off the light
  • A bit heavier and taller than other same-type ovens
  • Not very budget-friendly
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door

Key Specs

Dimensions
L16.34 x W15.16 x H13.58 inches
L15.94 x W14.84 x H9 inches
Weight
21.0 lbs (9.5 kg)
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
Control Type
4 control knobs
3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
Temperature
200°F - 450°F
100°F - 450°F
Timer
1 - 60 minutes
Not available
Cooking Functions
5
5

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$235.00
$95.56

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.7
6.8

Toast

8.1
7.1
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker. On the upper row are the top sides, and on the lower row are the bottom sides of the toast.
On the left: 2m 30s; In the middle: 4m; On the right: 5m
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker. On the upper row are the top sides, and on the lower row are the bottom sides of the toast.
The best four pieces of toast from the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer. On the left are the top sides, and on the right are the bottom sides of the toast.
On the left are four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch. On the upper row are the top sides, and on the lower row are the bottom sides.
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.
Function
Toast
Toast
Number of Slices
4
4
Toast Level
1/2 Medium
Medium
Cooking Time
4 m
3m 40s
Second Batch
4 m
3m 40s
Convection
Low (default)
No

Pizza

9.6
6.5
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top. The pizza is inside a grooved silver baking pan on a white background.
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top. The pizza is inside a grooved silver baking pan on a white background.
The cross-section of a toaster oven baked pizza slice showing the pizza crust. In the background is a 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a grooved silver baking tray.
Two hands break apart a slice of baked pizza using a toaster oven with melty cheese, meat, and green bell peppers on top. In the background is a pizza on top of a grooved baking tray.
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.
Function
Bake with high convection
Bake
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
3m 30s
9m
Convection
High
No

Whole Roasted Chicken

8.6
7.4
A golden brown whole roasted chicken using a toaster oven on a white background. The chicken is spread out and back-side up inside an air fryer basket with a silver baking pan below.
A golden brown whole roasted chicken using a toaster oven on a white background. The chicken is spread out and back-side up inside an air fryer basket with a silver baking pan below.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 205°F and 207°F.
The golden brown roasted whole chicken is carved into seven pieces inside an air fryer basket with a silver baking pan below. There’s a carcass, two breast pieces, two wings, and two thighs.
Two fingers holding a juicy chicken thigh roasted in a toaster oven. The skin is golden brown and the meat is thoroughly cooked.
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.
Function
Bake with high convection
Bake
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
50m
1h 17m
Convection
Yes
No

Baked French Fries

9.2
5.1
Pieces of golden baked french fries using a toaster oven inside a stainless steel air fryer basket on a grey background.
Pieces of golden baked french fries using a toaster oven inside a stainless steel air fryer basket on a grey background.
A closeup of pieces of golden baked french fries using a toaster oven inside a stainless steel air fryer basket on a grey background.
Pieces of golden baked french fries using a toaster oven. Nine pieces of broken-up fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries inside an air fryer basket.
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.
Function
Bake with high convection
Bake
Temperature
400°F
400°F.
Cooking Time
12m
31 m
Convection
High
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.2
6.2

In the Box

Top to bottom and left to right are a baking rack, baking pan, three documents, the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer, and a box.
An oven rack, 3 pieces of documents, the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler, a box, and a baking pan.

Exterior

9.0
7.0
A closed front of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a white background. The exterior is 16.34 inches long, 15.16 inches wide, and 13.58 inches high.
A closed front of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a white background. The exterior is 16.34 inches long, 15.16 inches wide, and 13.58 inches high.
The front and the right sides of a closed Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a white background. The control panel is in the front. The right side has air ventilation holes.
On a white background, the back and the left sides of a closed stainless steel Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer both have air ventilation holes. The back side has two black buffers.
On a white background, the top of a closed stainless steel Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer. In the front are the door handle and the control panel with four control knobs.
On a white background, the bottom of a closed stainless steel Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer has four base stands and two carrying handles on the sides.
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.
Weight
21.0 lbs (9.5 kg)
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
Length
16.3" (41.5 cm)
15.9" (40.5 cm)
Width
15.2" (38.5 cm)
14.8" (37.7 cm)
Height
13.6" (34.5 cm)
9.0" (22.9 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Silver
Black
Door Handle
Cool-touch
cool-touch
Tray Indicators
No
No
Crumb Tray
Slide-out
Slide-out

Control Panel

From left to right, the control panel of the stainless steel Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer has four control dials for on/oven timer, temperature, function, on/toast timer, and a light toggle.
The Cuisinart TOB-40N’s control panel has 1 start/stop button and 3 control dials for function, temperature, and toast shade.
Type
4 control knobs
3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
Temperature
200°F - 450°F
100°F - 450°F
Timer
1 - 60 minutes
Not available
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
No
No
Light Toggle
Yes
No
Convection Toggle
No
No
Rotation Toggle
No
No
Automatic Preheat
No
No
Audio Cues
No
No

Cooking Functions

From left to right, the control panel of the stainless steel Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer has four control dials for on/oven timer, temperature, function, on/toast timer, and a light toggle.
The Cuisinart TOB-40N Toaster Oven’s function dial has 5 cooking functions including Toast, Bagel, Bake, Broil, and Warm.

Interior

9.5
6.0
The cooking chamber ceiling of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven has a convection fan cavity and four nichrome heating elements. The cooking chamber also has a safety hook on the left and interior light on the right.
The cooking chamber ceiling of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven has a convection fan cavity and four nichrome heating elements. The cooking chamber also has a safety hook on the left and interior light on the right.
The cooking chamber ceiling of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven has two bottom nichrome heating elements. The cooking chamber has two guide rails with a safety hook on the left.
The cooking chamber ceiling of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven has a convection fan cavity and four nichrome heating elements. The cooking chamber also has a safety hook on the left for the upper guide rail.
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.
Heating Elements
6 nichrome
4 nichrome
Convection Fan
Yes
No
Lighting
Yes
No
Tray Levels
2
2
Rotisserie
No
No
Safety Hook
Tray Level 2
Yes

Power Cord

A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer.
A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the stainless steel Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven.
Length
29.5" (75.0 cm)
31.1" (79.0 cm)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Power
1800 W
1800 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a white background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler on a grey background.
Length
12.6" (32.0 cm)
11.8" (30.0 cm)
Width
11.0" (27.9 cm)
11.3" (28.6 cm)
Height
0.9" (2.4 cm)
0.8" (2.0 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

9.0
6.0
The front of an opened Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a white background. From the bottom up are one baking rack, one baking pan, and an air fryer basket.
The front of an opened Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler with an oven rack and a silver baking pan.

Capacity

An opened front of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a white background. The cooking chamber is 12.59 inches long, 11.4 inches wide, and 7.08 inches high.
An opened front of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
12.6" (32.0 cm)
11.8" (30.0 cm)
Width
11.4" (29.0 cm)
11.5" (29.3 cm)
Height
7.1" (18.0 cm)
7.1" (18.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.1
5.8

User Control

7.0
7.0

Ease of Use

7.0
5.0
Cuisinart TOA-60 Ease of Use Video
Cuisinart TOA-60 Ease of Use Video 1
Cuisinart TOB-40N Ease of Use Video
Cuisinart TOB-40N Ease of Use Video 1

Cleanability

7.5
6.0
Caramelized meat juice and grease on the silver baking pan of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a grey background.
Caramelized meat juice and grease on the silver baking pan of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a grey background.
On a grey background, one hand brushing the silver baking pan of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer with baking soda and water, the other holding a spray bottle of vinegar and water.
A hand brushing the stained upper heating elements’ ends inside the cooking chamber of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer with baking soda and water.
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.

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