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 Cuisinart TOB-40N has a simple design but with some nice attention to detail. To accommodate its spacious interior, the oven uses 1800 W.
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 Cuisinart TOB-40N doesn’t offer much in terms of ease of use. While the control panel is simple, not having a timer means you’ll need an external timer when using this oven. The oven posed no difficulties in cleaning but nothing to help either.
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 Cuisinart TOB-40N performed well in making toast and whole roasted chicken despite not having a convection system. However, the lack of convection resulted in uneven surface colors on our test dishes.
Even though the oven runs on 1800 W, it wasn’t able to produce a good result in baking french fries. This made the oven pale in comparison to our top picks.
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
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.
Behind the Comparison
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.
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.
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.