Cuisinart TOB-155 Toaster Oven Review

by admin on January 22, 2011

The Cuisinart TOB-155 Toaster Oven is another toaster oven from the fine people at Cuisinart. The TOB-155 is one of their more well-known models on the market, and has the privilege of being listed as a top seller on several retailer’s lists. Today I’ll be reviewing this unit to find out why it’s so popular, and give you the insight.

The Cuisinart TOB-155 Toaster Oven Specifications

  • Dimensions — 16 x 17.75 x 9.5 inches
  • Weight — 19 lbs
  • Power output — 1500 watts
  • Slice Capacity — 6-slices
  • Timer — Adjustable to user’s preference
  • Warranty — Limited 3-year warranty
  • Additional Features — Digital screen; touchpad controls; included high-quality baking and broiling pans
  • Convection — Yes.

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The Cuisinart TOB-155 Toaster Oven: Great Features in a Sleek Body

First things first; this toaster oven looks great. The outer body is a black matte, and the face is a polished stainless steel. This is one of the sleekest looking toaster ovens on the market, and it will look great in any kitchen. The lower-front of the face features the digital LCD display as well as the touchpad controls. The controls are designed to be very simple to use, and you’ll pick up on them very quickly without even needing to look at the manual. If you’ve never used a toaster oven with digital controls before, you’re certainly in for a treat; changing settings to precisely what you want is very easy to do. If you need to get a specific temperature for baking or cooking something, it’s almost impossible to do without digital controls.

Cuisinart TOB-155 Controls

The controls and LCD screen of the Cuisinart TOB-155

We found that the interior of the TOB-155 was quite expansive. It is labelled a 6-slice toaster oven, and is large enough to comfortably fit a large baking or pizza pan inside without trouble. Because the interior is large, it makes it easy to get your hand inside to clean. The toaster oven comes with some included baking and broiling pans, which seem to be of good quality and should stand up to a lot of cooking. The outside of the unit has handles along the base, which make it easy to pick up and carry, or turn around to gain access to the crumb tray on the back of the unit. The interior rack can be placed in two different positions as well as be flipped around depending on what you’re trying to cook. It’s fairly flexible.

What about the cooking ability of the TOB-155?

The cooking ability of the oven was about average for a toaster oven of this price point. It adequately toasts bread and bagels, which is nice to make a morning snack. This is also a convection toaster oven, meaning you can also cook more substantial meals with it, including meats and pastries. Being a fairly large toaster oven, you will be able to bake pizzas as well. The oven doesn’t come with a pizza pan, but a medium-sized aftermarket pan will fit inside. We did find a minor flaw with this unit. The door has stainless trim on the outside, which happens to wrap inside of the door. This means that the trim is exposed to the heat of the oven, making the outside part also heat up. The handle stays cool and doesn’t heat up because of this, but it does mean that the trim does get hot, and could potentially burn your hand if you touch it. If you know that this happens you will be able to avoid it, but it is definitely something to consider. We hope that Cuisinart will fix this flaw in future versions of the oven. It’s not a fatal flaw, but it is a pretty large strike against the toaster oven.

What’s the Final Say on the Cuisinart TOB-155?

While the TOB-155 is a decent convection toaster oven for the price, and will be able to cook a wide variety of foods, the issue with the trim heating up inside of the unit is something of a concern. It’s easy enough to avoid, but because of this issue you may want to consider a unit like the DeLonghi DO1279 which comes in at a similar price point, but doesn’t have this flaw. Other than that, the oven is great; so if you can excuse that issue, you’ll be quite happy with it.

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