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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 824 reviews

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than we expected!

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    DRPinPA
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    This toaster oven was the third one we have purchased since we built the house. It replaced a Black and Decker toaster oven, albeit slightly smaller in size. Nothing against the B&D toaster ovens (of which we had 2 previously), but this particular toaster oven out performs them in every respect! The overall quality is apparent as soon as you lift it out of the box. It is also sturdier too. The size is a bit larger, which means it can cook larger items. The door, heating elements, and included cooking tray, are all made of very durable material and constructed to last. I have no doubt, after using this toaster oven for 3 months, that it will last a very long time. I’m not too crazy about the “feel” of the control knobs though. While they do perform well, they are a bit “light”, or maybe it would be better to describe them as “so easy to change the settings” that they “seem” cheap? They could have a better “feel” to them, but as long as they perform, they’re good. I think it would be unfair to take away a rating star based on my “feeling” of the controls, as others may like them. One other review I read online described the bell that alerts the owner that a cooking cycle is complete as “extremely loud”. We have not found it to be much louder than other toaster ovens, but rather it is a “more distinctive” bell than others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Oven...Compact Size

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    Dewy1983
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    I've had this oven for about 4 months now. It does a really good job for quick, smaller portion items. Used it to toast bread and bagels and it works great. I've used the bake function many times as well with great results for things like tater tots, french fries, reheating leftovers, etc. It heats to desired temp much faster than our regular oven and uses less energy. I also like the size. I wanted something fairly small so it wouldn't take up a lot of space on my countertop and this worked great. Some of the ovens I was looking at were pretty large. To address my "What's not so great" comment...the sides and top are black which is fine, I guess. For looks, I wish it was stainless. Additionally, it comes with two racks for different methods of cooking. When I'm using the oven, I take the unneccecary rack out and put it on top. The paint is still fine but I worry if I do it long enough, it may scratch the paint on top. My recommendation is that if you don't have a regular oven, get a bigger convection toaster oven but if you already have a regular oven and just wanted something to replace a toaster but can also be used to reheat or cook small portion items...then this oven is for you. Also, if you don't have a lot of space, this one is great as it is one of the smaller decent ovens out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great toaster!

    Posted
    Shredder
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    The old B&D finally bit the dust and had to find a new toaster oven. We don't own a microwave in our home so the toaster oven gets used a lot. After reviewing the available current models this Cuisinart works great, and is quite reasonably priced. Nothing fancy about this model, but let's face it, bells and whistles are great, but not really necessary in a toaster oven and usually means it breaks sooner! This does everything you need and expect. It also is big enough to hold 6 pieces of toast, which is nice compared to my old one, which did 4. Has a toast and bagel setting, and a dial to get the level just right for your tastes. Very loud notification when done. Also has a warm setting for warming food, which we use a lot. Works equally well for baking or broiling with separate rack locations. I love BB and cannot stand supporting Amazuck. Thus, I always try to buy what I need at BB. So far so good, and if I did have a problem or didn't like BB is always great to work with and supports their customers completely. Thanks Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Door jammed

    Posted
    JSTNYC

    The toaster worked fine for the first 6 months of use. A few minor design quirks, but I didn't expect perfection. After month 6, the door began to jam when one tried to open it. The mechanism that keeps the door open/closed was galling on the interior. Nothing we tried worked. Finally, in the 8th month, when trying to extract a bagel, I must have twisted the door a bit while pulling -- the door glass (safety-glass) exploded across the kitchen. While exciting, I didn't want that kind of crunch in my bagel. All in all, not a bad toaster except for the catastrophic door fail and early retirement to the trash heap. Sad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well as an oven and as a toaster

    Posted
    Elby50
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    We bought this model to replace another Cuisinart convection toaster oven. Though it still worked, we decided to give it away and try this model with slightly different features. This model has an actual adjustable 'toast' feature that appears to work well for toast, bagels or English muffins. In addition the oven has worked as expected. Though it is not a convection oven, it still works well. The crumb tray is much more accessible on this unit. Though the manual does not explain it well, the unit does have an auto shut off after about 2 hours in the event someone forgets to turn the unit off. Though the previous unit had a maximum 45 minute timer it worked very poorly as a toaster. This unit allows you to select the feature and temperature you wish to use. We like it very much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Impression

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    PepeG
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    This is for replacement of Black and Decker's model after 6-7 yrs use. We are fan of Cuisinart products, so this model looked the one for us at the price point we bought. The core function is clearly better than the B&D, e.g. 4 element-high power heater, body construction, etc. We needed several rounds of use for us to get used to it, but after that, it works very well. One down side is No Timer. Cuisinart put "toast darkness" setting function instead, but it works only for the toast mode. We have to use a separate timer, but obviously, it does not turn the unit off when time comes. If it had a time, we could have given 5 stars. We also need to see durability of the heater elements per other reviews.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stick to the basics

    Posted
    AVSJr
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    We had our last toaster oven for 8 years. When we moved we decided to upgrade for extra capacity and a few more features as well as stainless steel for the look. This oven is awesome because of the extra capacity. The cons are that the metal pan easily scratches and stains and items burn on and aren't easily removed. Also odd is that this oven does not have a timer or auto off feature unless you are using the "toast" function. The reason this gets a 1 star rating is because one evening after baking cookies, I had just turned the oven off and heard a loud pop. The glass shattered and the door frame bent. I assume it was from heat but this is an oven. The unit was less than 6 months old. Stay away from this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mixed feelings

    Posted
    pizzagirl
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    First off, this toaster oven does a wonderful job of heating, toasting, and broiling, so I am giving it 4 stars for doing what it is supposed to do and doing it well. It looks nice on my counter, and has plenty of room inside. I'm still having a hard time getting used to all of the dials though... I feel like they made it way to complicated to use. Also, one of the main selling points for me was the fact that the rack slides out when the door opens, but it doesn't slide smoothly like my old toaster oven did. Plus the rack is not centered, but sits up too high in the oven, making it difficult to retrieve the food once it is heated. I'm hoping I will like this oven more as I get used to it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great first Toaster Oven

    Posted
    TMcD
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    I bought this toaster oven at Best Buy mainly due to price; competitors were selling it after Christmas for $10 more. I really like it, and appreciate the pull out crumb tray at the bottom that is easy to access from outside the machine and looks seamless with the machine if you didn't know it was there. My favorite part is the little clip on the inside of the door that gently pulls the tray or rack out just a little when the door is opened. The only thing I wish this oven had was a internal light; I do have to open the door when checking on the food sometimes if I'm cooking it for the first time. Otherwise, sturdy, easy to clean and small enough for a counter top. Great for an apartment and very classy-looking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I do like this toaster oven.

    Posted
    Rider
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    Generally, when we first got it, I like that you can push a button instead of turn a dial. But it doesn’t toast as well anymore. I like the crumb tray though. It gets all the crumbs. And I purchased it because the other one died, so I like it better than that one? My husband uses it more than I do. Good for cooking small meals. You don’t have to type this in, but to find a toaster oven that you can push a button instead of turn a dial is what I really wanted. Do you guys have a toaster oven? I’ve been saying, I kind of want a regular toaster. But I do like this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    pretty good, but...

    Posted
    Azure639
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    I like the features of this toaster oven but there are a couple of annoying things. When I first plugged it in, there was a low humming sound. That was a concern because it wasn't running, there's no clock, etc that should have required any juice. The hum disappeared after a while. It's annoying that they failed to put a good visual cue as to where the setting is. That is, the dials are all black with little ridges. The indicator is slightly taller than the others. So you have to bend down and closely inspect the setting to tell where it is. Workaround is to put some white-out or other paint on there, but don't know if it will dissolve the material.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Little Toaster that Could

    Posted
    TeacherTim
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    I had a Black & Decker toaster oven a while back and I thought it was the best. It's still running, but it was so small and I could only fit so much at a time in it. This is Cuisinart and it is amazing. I saw the dimensions ahead of time but didn't realize how large it was until I opened the box. I can fit 6, yes 6, slices of bread at a time. Also, this thing beeps when it is done toasting and when you open the oven door, it has a pull tab that automatically pulls the tray out a bit. This makes it that much easier to get your food items out safely. I love this oven and I sometimes forget I have a "big boy" oven on the floor, but this one just does everything so well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good toaster oven but no auto shut-off for baking

    Posted
    bjrn1931
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    makes perfect toast - just remember to remove the solid metal pan before toasting or the bottom of your bread will not toast. This unit beeps & shuts off automatically for the toast option BUT NOT for baking or broiling. This scares me for others in my family that could get distracted & the unit could easily catch fire when broiling or baking with the heating element so close to the surface. This works FAST for baking frozen items like chicken fingers, frozen french bread pizza, & for reheating crispy items that would normally be soggy if microwaved. Just don't ever leave it unattended for the 15-20 min's while baking. Carry a portable timer with you is an option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Happy with this toaster oven

    Posted
    mbsMA
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    Overall, happy with this toaster oven. Pros: -Makes perfect toast--most toaster ovens I have owned seem to toast unevenly -Rack slides out as door is opened, nice touch Cons: -A bit large, takes up a good deal of counter space -Unbelievably loud, annoying, beep when toasting is complete. Should be an off switch or volume control! But, the pros far outweigh the cons...willing to live with the beep. And can be avoided if you stop toasting before it gets a chance to beep.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great compact toaster oven

    Posted
    sunshinestate
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    I purchased this after reading and "playing" with the other toaster ovens...opening/closing the door, turning the knobs, etc. I know of this brand for several years, but never was able to treat myself until now...glad I waited, because this compact design is perfect for under the counter, and it gets to the preferred temperature very quickly as well. I highly recommend this to anyone who prefers to not heat up the entire kitchen (oven), and toss out the toaster, as this is a winner...!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well, loud buzzer

    Posted
    MicMarLR
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    This toaster works well. My only complaint is that my wife is an early riser and likes her bagels. This toaster emits 5 loud beeps when the toast cycle is over (no way to disable that I can find). Another problem is if you want to use the tray, you have to take out the grill part. Our old toaster, you could just slide the tray in under the grill. If I'm being knit picky, I wish the knobs had a white indicator to tell you where you are putting them. It's kind of tough if the lights are dim.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, needs a timer

    Posted
    jcarls
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    This is a well constructed toaster oven, which I bought after a Black Decker version blew a heating element. It has a push-to-toast button, but it is missing a baking timer, which I did not realize when I bought it. Did Cuisinart spend its timer money on advertising instead? With the old oven, you could set the control to "toast" but also set the temperature and a timer. This allows it to reheat things much faster without burning them. The timer is an essential piece of that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No Timer

    Posted
    StainlessSteel
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    So bought the toaster since it was on sale and alot of reviews were 4 to 5 stars. I noticed one review said it had no timer. Another review said the timer was high pitch. So I figured how can a toaster have no timer? I go to Best Buy to purchase and noticed it wasn't on display, so didn't know if there was a timer. I purchase and used it and I burned my toast because of no timer! I am surprised there are so many 4 to 5 stars when it lacks a critical function.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Toaster Oven

    Posted
    SameeOh
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    We are mostly pleased with this toaster oven, except for the fact that when my wife made toast the first few times I heard her scream because the toast almost fell to the floor since there is no catch and the rack falls forward fast when she goes to remove the toast. Also, at times there is a loud ticking noise the oven makes. This MAY be the oven coming up to temperature, but it is listed no where in the booklet and doesn't happen with every use. We do like the larger size so that we can make pizza or chicken in it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Toaster Oven

    Posted
    heyeokah
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    Replaces my old unit that like to catch fire so anything is an upgrade. However, toast will burn on a low setting and I don't like that the broiler is so much smaller than the trays. It should be wide enough to fit in the grooves without the use of the main grate. Pros: Easier to clean than my last unit and works well so far. Cons: Be prepared to burn toast on merely a quarter turn of the dial, takes some experiment to get to a good setting. Oh and be careful of the heavily spring loaded door which will loudly slam shut.

    I would recommend this to a friend