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Toshiba AC25CEW-BS vs Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Cuisinart TOA-60 vs Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Toaster Oven. A battle between the definitive best and the best-value medium-sized convection toaster oven.

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Toshiba AC25CEW-BS

Cuisinart TOA-60

Toshiba AC25CEW-BS vs Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

7.4
Overall Score
8.4
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)7.7
  • Design (25%)7.5
  • Usability (25%)6.8
  • Performance (50%)8.7
  • Design (25%)9.2
  • Usability (25%)7.1

Regarding our performance tests, the Cuisinart TOA-60 consistently produced excellent results thanks to the oven’s steady and stable temperature. Although the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS performed better than most small and large toaster ovens, stood next to the former it just pales in comparison. It does have more unique functions though.

The simplistic but more sturdy design of the Cuisinart uses more durable materials. This, however, adds to its weight and size — taking up a bit more countertop space than the Toshiba. Although the Cuisinart has a completely analog control, it doesn’t lose points in terms of timer and temperature precision.

While the Toshiba has a better ventilation system, the Cuisinart has a stronger convection system and an interior light. The Toshiba has three tray levels and 4 nichrome heating elements while the Cuisinart has two tray levels and 6 heating elements.

The Cuisinart is built with a slide-out crumb tray while the Toshiba has a removable one. Besides the standard accessories, the first one has an extra air fryer basket while the second one further has a rotisserie kit and a rack clamp.

Neither scored particularly well in the ease of use department. Nonetheless, neither have any severe problems in that regard.

The Cuisinart TOA-60 is a straightforward, robust, effective, and lasting toaster oven that earned our trust as the best medium-sized unit. On the other hand, the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS, of the same size category, gives you more bang for your buck with a well-constructed oven and accessories.

Pros & Cons

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

Key Specs

Dimensions
L18.98 x W15.59 x H10.78 inches
L16.34 x W15.16 x H13.58 inches
Weight
16.2 lbs (7.4 kg)
21.0 lbs (9.5 kg)
Control Type
LCD display + 3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
4 control knobs
Temperature
150°F - 450°F
200°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 2 hours
1 - 60 minutes
Cooking Functions
10
5

Where to Buy?

Price at publication
$117.12
$181.86

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.7
8.7

Toast

7.2
8.1
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.
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.
Function
Toast
Toast
Number of Slices
4
4
Toast Level
4/6
1/2 Medium
Cooking Time
3m 55s
4 m
Second Batch
3m 55s
4 m
Convection
No
Low (default)

Pizza

9.1
9.6
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.
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.
Function
Bake
Bake with high convection
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
5m 15s
3m 30s
Convection
Yes
High

Roasted Whole Chicken

7.8
8.6
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.
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.
Function
Rotisserie
Bake with high convection
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
1h
50m
Convection
No
Yes

Baked French Fries

6.1
9.2
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.
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.
Function
Bake
Bake with high convection
Temperature
400°F
400°F
Cooking Time
20m
12m
Convection
Yes
High

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
9.2

In The Box

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

Exterior

8.0
9.0
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.
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.
Weight
16.2 lbs (7.4 kg)
21.0 lbs (9.5 kg)
Length
19.0" (48.2 cm)
16.3" (41.5 cm)
Width
15.6" (39.6 cm)
15.2" (38.5 cm)
Height
10.8" (27.4 cm)
13.6" (34.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Black
Silver
Door Handle
cool-touch
Cool-touch
Tray Indicators
Yes
No
Crumb Tray
Removable
Slide-out

Control Panel

The Toshiba AC25CEW-BS’s control panel has an LCD, an on/off button, and 3 control dials for function, time, temperature.
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.
Type
LCD display + 3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
4 control knobs
Temperature
150°F - 450°F timer
200°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 2 hours
1 - 60 minutes
Indicator Light
No
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

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.

Interior

6.5
9.5
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.
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.
Heating Elements
4 nichrome
6 nichrome
Convection Fan
Yes
Yes
Lighting
No
Yes
Tray Levels
3
2
Rotisserie
Yes
No
Safety Hook
No
Tray Level 2

Power Cord

A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Toshiba AC25CEW-BSConvection Toaster Oven.
A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer.
Length
15.7" (39.9 cm)
29.5" (75.0 cm)
Type
3-prong plug
2-prong plug
Power
1500
1800 W
Rated Output
120
120 V ~ 60 Hz

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Convection Toaster Oven on a grey background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a white background.
Length
12.6" (32.0 cm)
12.6" (32.0 cm)
Width
11.3" (28.7 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
0.9" (2.4 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

8.0
9.0
The front of an opened Toshiba AC25CEW-BS with a crumb tray, oven rack, baking pan, lifter, rack clamp, and rotisserie kit.
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.

Capacity

A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Toshiba AC25CEW-BSConvection Toaster Oven.
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.
Length
12.6" (32.0 cm)
12.6" (32.0 cm)
Width
12.2" (31.0 cm)
11.4" (29.0 cm)
Height
9.3" (23.5 cm)
7.1" (18.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.8
7.1

User Control

9.0
7.0

Easeof Use

5.0
7.0
Toshiba Toaster Oven AC25CEW Ease of Use
Toshiba AC25CEW Ease of Use
Toshiba AC25CEW Ease of Use
Cuisinart TOA-60 Ease of Use Video
Cuisinart TOA-60 Ease of Use Video 1

Cleanability

8.0
7.5
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.
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.

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