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Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toaster Oven. A comparison between a medium-sized conventional toaster oven and a large convection unit.

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Cuisinart TOB-40N

Oster 6 Slice Convection Oven

Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

The contest between the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler and the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Digital Convection Toaster Oven was a close one. The Oster edged it out narrowly in the end—not just because it has a higher price.

In toasting bread, the Cuisinart actually had a higher score compared to the Oster. This was probably because the Cuisinart had a higher power output, hence, effectively reaching 450°F—the preset toasting temperature. For the remaining tests, including baking pizza, roasting a whole chicken, and baking french fries, the Oster’s convection system was able to assist it in getting the upper hand throughout.

Interestingly, despite being an analog toaster oven and a digital unit respectively, the Cuisinart and the Oster had the same design scores concerning their exterior, interior, and build quality. Usability-wise, they both didn’t have any note-worthy features of convenience. While the Oster’s flat buttons allowed for more precise control, they required quite a bit of force to register.

The Cuisinart TOB-40N is for you if you want an inexpensive medium-sized unit with a big capacity. Meanwhile, the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 is suitable for someone looking for a simple and robust large unit.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%UsabilityOster 6 Slice Conve...Cuisinart TOB-40N6.77.06.26.66.46.86.25.8
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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
  • 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
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • Convection fan isn’t all-applicable
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • Buttons not reliably responsive

Key Specs

Dimensions
L15.94 x W14.84 x H9 inches
L19. 68 x W15.19 x H11.61 inches
Weight
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)
Control Type
3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
LCD + 15 buttons
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
150°F - 450°F
Timer
Not available
1 minute - 90 minutes
Cooking Functions
5
7

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$95.56
$99.39

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.8
7.0

Toast

7.1
6.2
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.
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 ToastFrom 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 1; In the middle: Level 2; On the right: Level 3
Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 ToastFrom 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 Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Digital 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
2/6
Cooking Time
3m 40s
6m 43s
Second Batch
3m 40s
4m18
Convection
No
No

Pizza

6.5
8.0
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
6m 50s
Convection
No
Yes

Whole Roasted Chicken

7.4
7.8
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 the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 on a broiling rack and enamel baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 on a broiling rack and 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 190°F and 192°F.
Seven pieces of carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a broiling rack and 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
Bake
Temperature
350°F
350°F.
Cooking Time
1h 17m
1h
Convection
No
Yes

Baked French Fries

5.1
6.0
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 the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toaster Oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
Pieces of baked french fries using the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toaster Oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 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
20 m
Convection
No
Yes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.2
6.2

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.
The Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 has 7 cooking functions including Toast, Bake, Convection Bake, Broil, Warm, Defrost, and Pizza.

Exterior

7.0
7.0
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 Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Large Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Large Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed stainless steel Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Large Digital Countertop Convection Toaster Oven
The back and left sides of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Large Toaster Oven. The back has a power cord, two buffers, and holes.
On a grey background, the top of the stainless steel Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Large Convection Toaster Oven has holes.
On a grey background, the bottom of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Toaster Oven has a power cord, four stands, and holes.
Weight
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)
Length
15.9" (40.5 cm)
19.7" (50.0 cm)
Width
14.8" (37.7 cm)
15.2" (38.6 cm)
Height
9.0" (22.9 cm)
11.6" (29.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Black
Black
Door Handle
cool-touch
cool-touch
Tray Indicators
No
No
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 Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Convection Toaster Oven has an LCD and 15 flat buttons for 7 cooking functions and 8 features.
Type
3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
LCD display + 15 buttons
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
150°F - 450°F
Timer
Not available
1 minute - 90 minutes
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
No
No
Light Toggle
No
Yes
Convection Toggle
No
No
Rotation Toggle
No
No
Automatic Preheat
No
No
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.
The Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 has 7 cooking functions including Toast, Bake, Convection Bake, Broil, Warm, Defrost, and Pizza.

Interior

6.0
6.0
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 Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Oven’s cooking chamber has 4 nichrome heating elements, 2 guide rails, a light, and a fan cavity.
The Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Oven’s cooking chamber has 4 nichrome heating elements, 2 guide rails, a light, and a fan cavity.
The cooking chamber’s right wall of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Toaster Oven has 2 guide rails, a light, and a fan cavity.
Heating Elements
4 nichrome
4 nichrome
Convection Fan
No
Yes
Lighting
No
Yes
Tray Levels
2
2
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 two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Large Digital Convection Toaster Oven.
Length
31.1" (79.0 cm)
26.0" (66.0 cm)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Power
1800 W
1300 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
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 Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Digital Convection Toaster Oven on a grey background.
Length
11.8" (30.0 cm)
14.2" (36.1 cm)
Width
11.3" (28.6 cm)
15.0" (38.1 cm)
Height
0.8" (2.0 cm)
0.2" (0.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

6.0
6.0
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 Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Large Convection Toaster Oven with an oven rack, 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 Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 Large Convection Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
11.8" (30.0 cm)
14.2" (36.1 cm)
Width
11.5" (29.3 cm)
12.6" (32.0 cm)
Height
7.1" (18.0 cm)
9.4" (24.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
5.8
6.6

User Control

7.0
6.0

Ease of Use

5.0
6.0
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 glass door of a closed stainless steel Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Large Digital Convection Toaster Oven.
Grease on the glass door of a closed stainless steel Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Large Digital Convection Toaster Oven.
Grease on the stainless steel Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Large Digital Convection Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber wall.
Grease and chicken skin stuck to the enamel baking pan of the Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Digital Convection Toaster Oven.
The cleaned enamel baking pan of the stainless steel Oster TSSTTVMNDG-SHP-2 6-Slice Large Digital Convection Toaster Oven.

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