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Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Toaster Oven. A comparison between two medium-sized toaster ovens, one without and the other with convection.

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Cuisinart TOB-40N

Toshiba AC25CEW-BS

Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%Usability Toshiba AC25CEW-BSCuisinart TOB-40N7.47.77.56.86.46.86.25.8
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The Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven is slightly more expensive than the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler. However, the former’s higher scores in every aspect were a worthy trade-off compared to the latter.

The Cuisinart managed to put up a close fight against the Toshiba in toasting bread, roasting a whole chicken, and baking french fries. This could be credited to their equal power draw as well as number of nichrome heating elements. However, the deciding factors were the Toshiba’s advantages in having a convection system shown in the oven’s baked pizza results.

Interestingly, even with a favorable rotisserie kit, the Toshiba’s roasted whole chicken overall score wasn’t much higher than the Cuisinart’s. Upon a closer look, however, the Cuisinart’s chicken only had a higher score in doneness and lower scores in everything else, including cooking time, skin, and taste.

While both ovens didn’t have much in terms of convenience, the Toshiba’s LCD and buttons were more reliably precise than the Cuisinart’s analog dials. The Toshiba also offers a number of cooking functions, which can be helpful for beginner cooks.

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
  • Highly affordable
  • Good value in terms of functionality and accessories
  • Lightweight but sturdy design
  • Easy-to-turn knobs
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • Convection fan isn’t all-applicable
  • No internal lighting

Key Specs

Dimensions
L15.94 x W14.84 x H9 inches
L18.98 x W15.59 x H10.78 inches
Weight
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
16.2 lbs (7.4 kg)
Control Type
3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
LCD display + 3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
150°F - 450°F
Timer
Not available
1 minute - 2 hours
Cooking Functions
5
10

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$95.56
$117.12

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.8
7.7

Toast

7.1
7.2
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.
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 Toshiba AC25CEW-BS 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
4/6
Cooking Time
3m 40s
3m 55s
Second Batch
3m 40s
3m 55s
Convection
No
No

Pizza

6.5
9.1
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.
The cross-section of a toaster oven baked pizza slice showing the crust. In the background is a pizza inside a baking tray.
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
5m 15s
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 golden brown whole roasted rotisserie chicken using a toaster oven inside a silver baking pan on a white background.
A golden brown whole roasted rotisserie chicken using a toaster oven inside a silver baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken on a baking pan. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 207°F.
The chicken is carved into seven pieces including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a silver baking pan.
Two hands holding a piece of chicken breast roasted in a toaster oven. The skin is golden brown and the meat is cooked.
Function
Bake
Rotisserie
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
1h 17m
1h
Convection
No
No

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.
Pieces of golden baked french fries using a toaster oven on a grooved silver baking pan on a grey background.
Pieces of golden baked french fries using a toaster oven on a grooved silver baking pan on a grey background.
A closeup of pieces of golden baked french fries using a toaster oven on a grooved silver baking pan.
Six pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries on a grooved silver baking pan.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
400°F.
400°F
Cooking Time
31 m
20m
Convection
No
Yes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.2
7.5

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, a baking pan, a rack clamp, a rotisserie kit and lifter, the Toshiba AC25CEW Oven, a user manual, and a box.

Exterior

7.0
8.0
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 Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has air ventilation holes.
The back and left sides of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS both have air ventilation holes. The back has a power cord and two buffers.
On a grey background, the top of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven has air ventilation holes.
On a grey background, the bottom of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Toaster Oven has two black stands and air ventilation holes.
Weight
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
16.2 lbs (7.4 kg)
Length
15.9" (40.5 cm)
19.0" (48.2 cm)
Width
14.8" (37.7 cm)
15.6" (39.6 cm)
Height
9.0" (22.9 cm)
10.8" (27.4 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Black
Black
Door Handle
cool-touch
cool-touch
Tray Indicators
No
Yes
Crumb Tray
Slide-out
Removable

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 Toshiba AC25CEW-BS’s control panel has an LCD, an on/off button, and 3 control dials for function, time, temperature.
Type
3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
LCD display + 3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
150°F - 450°F timer
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
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.

Interior

6.0
6.5
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.
The Toshiba AC25CEW-BS’s cooking chamber has 4 heating elements, 3 levels, a rotisserie socket and bracket, and a fan cavity.
The Toshiba AC25CEW-BS’s cooking chamber has 4 heating elements, 3 levels, a rotisserie socket and bracket, and a fan cavity.
The cooking chamber’s right wall of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS has 3 guide rails, a rotisserie socket, and a fan cavity.
Heating Elements
4 nichrome
4 nichrome
Convection Fan
No
Yes
Lighting
No
No
Tray Levels
2
3
Rotisserie
No
Yes
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 Toshiba AC25CEW-BSConvection Toaster Oven.
Length
31.1" (79.0 cm)
15.7" (39.9 cm)
Type
2-prong plug
3-prong plug
Power
1800 W
1500
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120

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 Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven on a grey background.
Length
11.8" (30.0 cm)
12.6" (32.0 cm)
Width
11.3" (28.6 cm)
11.3" (28.7 cm)
Height
0.8" (2.0 cm)
NaN" (NaN 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 Toshiba AC25CEW-BS with a crumb tray, oven rack, baking pan, lifter, rack clamp, and rotisserie kit.

Capacity

An opened front of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Toshiba AC25CEW-BSConvection Toaster Oven.
Length
11.8" (30.0 cm)
12.6" (32.0 cm)
Width
11.5" (29.3 cm)
12.2" (31.0 cm)
Height
7.1" (18.0 cm)
9.3" (23.5 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
5.8
6.8

User Control

7.0
9.0

Ease of Use

5.0
5.0
Cuisinart TOB-40N Ease of Use Video
Cuisinart TOB-40N Ease of Use Video 1
Toshiba Toaster Oven AC25CEW Ease of Use
Toshiba AC25CEW Ease of Use
Toshiba AC25CEW Ease of Use

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.
Grease on the removable crumb tray inside the cooking chamber of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven.
Grease on the removable crumb tray inside the cooking chamber of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven.
Brushing the stained cooking chamber ceiling of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven with baking soda and water
The stained cooking chamber ceiling of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven.

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