I’ve been using my new cuisinart for about a month and have come across no problems. This little toaster oven replaced both my old black and decker toaster oven and my toaster. The old b&d oven was bulky and did not have a timer so had to be watched carefully. It also had a (probably) safety feature that turned the oven off every time the door was opened. I found that to be a nuisance since i had to turn it back on each time i checked whatever was cooking. This new little cuisinart allows me to check without turning off the heat and also i really like having the timer so i usually don’t even have to open the door until the food is ready. As to the other comments about condensation on the door when toasting, it does sometimes do that. I ignore it as it causes no problems and it doesn’t bother me. I like the easy to clean pull-out tray. It takes much less space than the two old appliances it replaced.
I ordered this toaster oven as a replacement. The description on the size was not at all what the actual inside measurements of the oven were. The outside dimensions were not even what was described. There was nothing at all wrong with the oven except size and it was obvious the moment i unpacked it. It was returned and i received a refund. I had no problems with the company or product other than the small size.
I got it for $60 when it was on sale in amazon. For $60, i can give it 4 stars. Next time, i will probably get non-digital version. Two heating rods on top, and two on bottom. Bad: for the exterior size, the interior size is not efficient. It can only have one tray (instead of two trays – one on top and another on bottom). The auto-pop-out tray and auto-shut-down door have too strong spring that the banging sound is too laud. The beep sound is somewhat annoying. Too many options – toast/bagel/left over/baking/broil/etc/etc. It takes ~ 1 min till it goes sleep mode (blue flashing buttons are annoying).
Key specs for Cuisinart TOB-100BW Compact Digital Toaster Oven Broiler, Black Wrinkle:
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- Brushed stainless steel housing is compact and counter-friendly at a 0.35 cubic-foot capacity
- 7 functions in 1: Toast, Bagel, Sandwich, Bake, Broil, Leftover and Keep Warm
- Always Even Toast Shade Control offers consistent results slice after slice
- Easy-clean nonstick interior includes convenient hands free auto-slide out rack, removable crumb tray
- Includes baking tray, broiling rack and recipe book; limited 3-year warranty
Comments from buyers
“Comprehensive review: Cuisinart TOB100 toaster oven
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Just received this yesterday. I wanted a toaster oven that would fit into my microwave oven that is installed above my stove. This oven fits inside so i don’t need counter space for it. It is simple and easy to use (i just looked at the pictured ‘get started’ sheet). I do place it on the counter while in use for safety.
This is the third try, but we’ve finally found the toaster oven we love. It’s small enough to fit on our short counter, but is deep enough to fit the pans we use in it length-wise. We love that it is digital and the buttons can easily be read.
Will do anything a full size oven will do. Completely digital, compact to the point it does not crowd the kitchen counter. We have had ‘toaster’ ovens since they first came out and used one every day. This oven even has a ‘keep warm’ feature. Once set up, each piece of toast is cook to the same degree of doneness. It broils, it bakes and makes pancakes.
I wanted digital due to the specific minute timing that i need for my pet’s food. So, i was limited to options. I have used cuisinart in the past where i had a better quality and more expensive unit. It worked great but it’s looks were not great. This unit is good but obviously not as good as my past unit that cost $175 which i bought several years ago. Working this unit is tricky when you want to customize some of the settings. It took me several attempts before i learned how to do it. I am really good with machines but, this one challenged me. I got it now and i am generally pleased with it.
At first this looks like your average ordinary toaster oven but as you keep trying you cook things you will find you have a gem. I baked a bundt cake last night. Besides it does all the other functions of a toaster oven very well. Very nice product & purchase. One year late, and this thing caught afire in my home. Thank god i did not go back to sleep.
A much-welcome addition to our kitchen. Crumb tray is easy enough to remove and the broiler rack & drip pan have been pretty useful at times. I suppose there is some uber-toaster out there that does all kinds of stuff i can’t even imagine a toaster doing, and so be it: but, for my family’s humble toasting needs, this thing does just fine.
I’ve had this toaster oven for a couple of weeks now and use it daily. It replaced a $30 toastmaster i’ve had for ages. 5′ high, 10′ deep and 14′ wide. That’s smaller than my old toaster and gives me more counter space. Easily removable crumb pan – i love that feature. Where it reads ‘cuisinart’ at the bottom, it pulls right out (see photo) from the outside. I pull it out after each use to clear off any debris, so nothing gets baked on. Automatic rack slide out – when you open the door, the rack slides out a couple of inches. Ease of use – it’s very intuitive and simple.
My wife just purchased the cuisinart tob-100 compact digital toaster using her account, as another black and decker toaster died. We’ve had three black and decker toasters in a row over the last 15 years or so because they have been a great value, however each successive unit has failed more rapidly. We decided to spend a bit more money for the stainless steel look and the cusinart brand (hoping for lasting quality). We found that we did not want a huge toaster and noticed that this one is similar in size as before. We made our buying decision when we learned that the tob-100 was also digital and the price was right at $100. Since this is an early review (looks like the first), we decided to give the tob-100 4-stars, however it could earn 5-stars later when we update our review and have more experience with the product. What you see in the pictures is what you’re going to get. The tob-100 looks roomy and the unit and accessories look beautiful. There were no unexpected or unpleasant surprises when it arrived at home.
It arrived in time, packaged very well. It has been working well since it arrived almost 2 months ago. I replaced a larger toaster oven with this because i wanted a smaller footprint on my counter. I use the bakemode most often for open faced sandwiches or frozen entrees. The one thing i do not especially like is the baking pan provided. I’m not sure what it is, definitely not steel. It is a very dull aluminum that absorbs and hold stains. I’ll look for a suitable pan to replace it.
The unit is beautiful but it takes some learning to figure out the right darkness settings. For example, on 2, it makes very dark toast but requires a 5 to get equally dark on a bagel. As an oven, for cooking or reheating, it works exactly as it should.
It seems to be hard to find toaster ovens with good usability and reliability. I wanted a digital display that would have a preheating indicator and this one fit the bill. It’s met all of my expectations. Food comes out great, and it does come with a baking pan as described. The display is backlit and easy to read. One possible annoyance is that entering time and temperature is a little awkward, but you get used to it. What’s not apparent from the instructions is that when the preheated indicator sounds, the entered time starts counting down immediately. To work around this i just leave it at the default 30 minute timer when preheating, and set the time after putting the food in. While the control panel could be improved, the toaster oven works great and that’s what counts.
Overall i really like this device. I use it for toasting sandwiches and bagels, but also for baking meats and small pizzas. The dial that controls selection is a little hard to use because it can be tricky to see what is selected. I’d almost rather just have temperature and time, rather than a list of: toast, bagel, sandwich, leftovers.
Several years ago we bought a similar cuisinart for our own use. This one was for a family member. Here’s what we found:• exterior metal surface (top) is not a shiny chrome finish; it will dull and be harder to keep clean• metal tray (for baking) is small and flimsy, but its rack is more substantial• settings are easy to read and select• unit heats quickly and efficiently• capacity is small in relation to the bulk of the unitwe bought this unit based on experience with our own cuisinart toaster oven. Frankly, it appears that the finish and capacity of the one we bought five years ago is superior. Had we realized these changes were substantial, we probably would have looked at other brands. It’s not that this is a ‘bad’ toaster oven, it’s simply that it didn’t live up to our expectations. It makes me wonder if cuisinart sold the right to its name to another party in order to produce these toaster ovens.
It has very bright blue leds on the front. After you finish cooking something and return to the main screen, the blue leds blink repeatedly. But it drives me crazy that i can’t turn off the lights or put the unit to sleep. After 2 minutes, the unit goes to sleep. If you touch a dial or push a button, it wakes back up and blicks for another two minutes, regardless of whether you cook something or not. It cooks my food well, it’s a good size, it look nice. I would probably give it 4 stars if the damn lights didn’t blink. ***update***it should also be noted that the unit defaults to 30 min when baking. 10 minutes is all you need for sandwiches and wraps. So if you plan to cook for shorter times like me, you must turn the dial 3 or 4 times to change it to 10 min.
I was looking to replace an old toaster oven but didn’t want one that was too large (counter hogging). This one fit the bill and even though it was expensive it works really well. I had never had a digital toaster oven so i had to kind of figure it out but it works great. It does tend to make the toast pretty dark so be careful on the settings. We use it for toasting and reheating so i can’t say how it does on baking. I use my regular oven for baking anyway. I love that the crumb tray is easy to remove and clean so i tend to clean it more often than the old style, which had a hinged crumb tray. The door does steam up with use but we leave it cracked just a little after using it and the steam quickly evaporates from the glass.
I’ve only had this oven for a few days, but would like to share my experience so far. My primary use is to toast bread and bagels, and to bake frozen foods. We’re empty nesters, so i didn’t need anything real big, and did not need convection. I also wanted something that i didn’t need to put glasses on to set. The controls needed to be easy to read and understand. This unit accomplishes these requirements very well. This is a small toaster oven. If you need bigger, you should obviously look elsewhere. It will toast 4 slices of bread or 2 bagels sliced in half though. The display is nice and bright, and easy to read.
Please watch the video as well as reading this review. It contains perhaps the most important thing you should know when choosing a toaster oven. The model tob100 is one of a series of ovens from cuisinart that share very similar design and construction, with the control panel being the primary difference. Some of the models are either fully or partially electronic, while some of the other ovens use mechanical knobs. There is likely no significant difference in how well one design will toast or cook compared to the other and the choice of which type of controls comes down to personal preference. For me, after trying the units with mechanical knobs (which ordinarily i would prefer as being generally more dependable) there was one feature that swayed me away from buying that style – the fact that with the mechanical knobs cuisinart makes the customer select the shade of toast each and every time they use it as a function of the timer dial, and on some models the unit can’t even be left in the toast position for next time but has to be turned to ‘off’ each time. So at least two settings have to be selected each time one chooses to toast a slice of bread. The tob100 will remember your last setting so the simple act of making toast can be to press just one button. All of the cuisinart toaster ovens in this series are moderately well made of an attractive grade of stainless steel (one of the models has a black painted body with a stainless front). They all have a mechanism that will pull the shelf out slightly when the door is opened and all have a large glass door.
Very interesting design and takes a bit to get used to. Not just your normal push and plunge. Lots of options for cooking and toasting and we’re still playing with it. But the ability to change 3 variables (cooking method, time, temp/darkness) is helpful in getting the right result. Only negative thing we’ve found that for bagels, even at the lowest setting, still turns them too dark (for our liking). I can’t imagine what the higher settings would do. But at the lowest they’re ok. The bell that goes off to let you know the food is done works well and gets your attention. Has a small, compact design which fits our counter space nicely. We don’t use a regular toaster, and have been searching for a while for a new toaster oven, and this one finally seems to do the job.
We have been pleased with this toaster oven as it heats quickly and cooks efficiently and as well. The only real negative that i have to report is that the little cooking tray that you put food on to bake or warm, has no ‘lip’ or handle to grab on to, and it makes it very very hard to get it out of the oven over the ridge of the sliding rack that it is sitting on. Our other toaster ovens had a piece of the baking sheet that protruded enough to get the oven mitt latched on to it, but this one means you have to reach into the oven to try to maneuver it out and over the rack. Maybe not a big deal but it is a bit inconvenient. Otherwise everything else seems to be working just fine for our uses. I have baked the freezer to oven pre made cookies in this, heated up sandwiches, pizza and other pastry and warmed up some lasagna, etc. And it has worked well for all of those things. I also have used it for toasting but bought it mostly for the oven and a way to heat up and crisp up leftovers without having to wait for the big oven to preheat. I give it 4 star instead of five due to the lack of the handle on the tray/baking sheet and how difficult it is to get it out without getting your hand into the oven itself.
This is a very nice small unit. The only problemi have had is turning it on and off if i changemy mind with the set up to cook. Otherthan ‘the learning curve’, it is a great little unit. Their customer service isgreat. I have a knife set that they helped mewith immediately. It does not take as long to heat up like myother brand toaster oven which was huge.
I read all the reviews on this toaster oven and wasn’t sure if it was what i wanted. But i have had it for six weeks and am very happy with it. I have toasted bread, cooked frozen bagels, melted cheese on toast, baked biscuits and spring rolls, and tonight our first sweet potato. This is my first digital toaster oven and it took me a while to get used to that, but now i love it. The only ‘con’ i see is that the rack does not slide in and out easily. I do see some condensation on the door but it doesn’t drip on the counter as some reviews mentioned. It would be nice if the oven temp could be set in less than 25 degree increments, but that’s not a big deal. I did not find the beeps indicating ‘at temp’ or ‘done’ to bother me at all. They are no more than you hear on a microwave. So i was a little apprehensive when i bought it, but it has exceeded my expectations.