Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven Review

December 6, 2019

Cuisinart TOB-260N1 Chef’s Convection Toaster Oven

If you already follow us, you will probably know that we are big fans of countertop appliances. So, this week we are back with another review of a countertop oven, the Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven TOB-260N1.

The Cuisinart TOB-260N1 is a handy countertop appliance that provides plenty of power to handle its many cooking options. With 15 different features, including convection cooking, turbo convection, and a clever Dual Cook function that combines features for perfect results with the push of a button.

Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven

Versatile and Easy to Use

The Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven is a full-size model that offers great versatility. With an interior capacity of (.95 cubic feet), you will be able to handle nine slices of toast, a 13-inch (33.02 cm) pizza, and a 3 lb (1-5 kg) chicken. This oven has more interior capacity than most of the highly-popular models on the market, which for us, adds great versatility to this equipment. In fact, the Cuisinart’s interior is large enough that it can actually cook with two interior racks at once (included in the box). The downside to the extra capacity is the extra counter space it takes up in your kitchen. If you live in a small apartment this equipment will probably not be the best option for you.

Another thing that adds versatility to the Cuisinart TOB-260N1 is the 15 different cooking functions. Individual cooking features include toast, bagel, waffle, bake, broil, roast, pizza, sandwich, keep warm, and leftover. In addition to a standard convection fan, there’s also a speed convection setting that circulates hot air even faster. It can be used with most settings, and it saves energy as well, as no preheating is required.

The Dual Cook is another cool feature of this convection oven, that combines two temperature settings and times for delicious results. For example, when Bake and Broil are used together, a dish will bake for the desired time before finishing it off with a couple of minutes of broiling to brown the top.

Controls and Display

The Cuisinart Chef’s Convection Toaster Oven uses a combination of knobs and buttons to set the various cooking modes and temperatures. At first, all these can sound confusing, but after a few times, you will get there. Once you have your cooking presets set the way you want them, the process is pretty easy.

A large LCD control panel shows the time, temperature, selected cooking function, and shade levels. Besides all these features, it also has a built-in timer with a maximum 2-hour limit. The large rotary dial is used to select functions, temperature, preset times, toast levels, and cooking function – and a simple turn of the dial will quickly scroll through all settings. The convection button can be used at any time to add convection air circulation. And the speed convection button eliminates the need to preheat, cutting cooking times even more.

The performance of this unit is also something worth mentioning. Thanks to the five heating elements, two on the bottom plus three on the top, and the Cuisinart Exact Heat™ sensors, this oven produces precise temperatures that ensure complete and even cooking performance.

Product Information

Technical Specification

Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 16.9 x 11.4 inches / 35.6 x 29 x 6.35 cm
Item Weight: 32.4 pounds / 3.31 Kg
Shipping Weight: 35 pounds / 3.31 Kg
Item model number: TOB-260N1
Material Type: Stainless Steel
Power: 1800 Watts
Cooking Functions: Toast, Bagel, Waffle, Keep Warm, Bake, Broil, Roast, Pizza, Leftovers, Sandwich, Dual Cook, +30s, Convection Cooking Settings, Defrost
Pizza Size: 13 inches /
Built-in count-down digital timer with 1 min increments up to 10 hours.

Final Thoughts

The Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven TOB-260N1 offers nearly all the capabilities of a full-size oven. The Cuisinart’s three-year warranty is outstanding, as are its impressive accessories, which include a pizza stone.  It delivers even heat to up to nine slices of bread and can easily handle a 13-inch pizza or a whole roast chicken. Attractive and thoughtfully designed for bigger households that have ample space for a sizeable countertop oven.

Summary

The Cuisinart TOB-260N1 proves to be a versatile and efficient Convection Toaster Oven, that offers up impressively cooking, a whopping capacity and some useful accessories.

4.4
SCORE

Ease of Use

4.5

Temperature Accuracy

4.5

Build Quality

4

Food Capacity

4.5
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