Cuisinart TOB-60N1 Toaster Oven Broiler with Convection Review

Cuisinart TOB-60N1 Toaster Oven Broiler with Convection, Stainless Steel

Interested in having more counter space and fewer appliances? The Cuisinart TOB-60N1 Toaster Oven Broiler with Convection can do exactly that – find out how in our review below.

Boasting five versatile cooking functions, you can make everything from cakes and cookies to fries and fish sticks in this compact toaster oven. I hate the chewy texture my leftover pizza has when I reheat it in the microwave – that’s why I prefer to use a toaster oven. I may have to wait a little longer than I usually would if I reheated it in the microwave, but it’s definitely worth waiting those few extra minutes to keep my pizza crusts crispy.

I’ve taken a closer look at all the features and functions of the Cuisinart TOB-60N1 and reviewed them below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave your query in the comment section at the bottom of the page.

Let’s get started!

Toaster Functions

The more toaster functions, the more cooking versatility you’re going to have. The Cuisinart TOB-60N1 boasts 5 cooking functions, including:
– Warm
– Bake
– Broil
– Toast
– Convection

To select one of these functions, all you need to do is rotate the dial to the desired function.

Warm
For days when you’ve already cooked dinner but your partner will be home late, the Warm function is ideal. Instead of leaving their portion of food to go cold, you can place it in the toaster oven and keep it warm, so it’s ready for them to eat the moment they get home. No more reheating leftovers in the microwave!

Bake
This function is ideal for roasting meats such as chicken, or baking cookies, cakes and more.

Broil
From browning casseroles to cooking fish, the broil function can be used to make a variety of delicious foods. When using this function, there is an automatic stop on the door which keeps the door open around an inch. This is to ensure air is properly circulated while using this function and burning is avoided.

Toast
Like most toaster ovens, there is an option to choose how light or dark you want your toast. On this particular model, there is a function dial exactly for this, where you can choose the ideal toast darkness.

Because the toasting precision dial times how long your bread is toasting for, there is a faint ticking noise.

I have seen a few reviews stating that the Toast function takes longer to make toast than a regular toaster would. However, this is a common complaint across all makes and models of toaster ovens. Ultimately, you may find yourself waiting a little longer for your toast, but you will also be able to make a greater variety of foods in just one appliance.

Timer
There is no Timer on this oven. Instead, you must turn the bottom dial to ‘Always On’ and time the food yourself on your own kitchen timer or phone. This means there is also no auto-shutoff feature when using Bake, Convection, and Broil settings, meaning you must take your food out when it is ready to avoid burning your food.

A note on cooking in toaster ovens
If this is your first toaster oven, it’s important to note that, generally, toaster ovens cook food a lot faster than regular ovens. This means you may have to adjust your usual cooking times/temperatures accordingly to get your desired result.

Convection Feature

If you’re hoping to bake in your toaster oven, Convection features are ideal for ensuring your cakes are baked to perfection. The Convection function works by circulating hot air throughout the toaster oven for a quicker, more even bake. It can also be used to cook foods like pizza more evenly while ensuring your pizza crusts stay crispy.

It’s important to note that when using the Convection feature on any toaster oven, you’ll need to reduce your cooking time between 20 and 30% – or reduce your cooking temperature by up to 25%. This is because Convection features speed up the cooking process significantly, meaning you won’t have to wait around as long for your food to be ready to serve.

This is a great advantage! It may take you a few tries to get the time/temperature just right, but it’ll be worth it when you’re cutting your cooking time by up to 30%.

Temperature Range

The maximum temperature for this model is 500° F and it typically takes around 5 minutes to preheat – a lot quicker than your traditional kitchen oven.

Is the Cuisinart TOB-60N1 easy to clean?

Toaster ovens tend to need to be cleaned more often than your regular oven, however, they are a lot quicker and easier to clean.

The Cuisinart TOB-60N1 can be cleaned when the appliance is turned off, unplugged from the wall, and has completely cooled down. It’s fitted with a removable crumb tray and has a non-stick coating covering the interior to make cleaning quick and easy.

Metal scouring pads are not to be used when cleaning this appliance, because pieces can break off the pad and touch electrical parts, creating a risk of electric shock. Instead, use a damp cloth to wipe away debris. Further information on how to clean this particular make and model is provided in the manual.

Cuisinart TOB-60N1 Dimensions

Product dimensions: 19.1 x 15.5 x 9.8 inches
Weight: 14.6 pounds

Before purchasing your toaster oven, it’s important to ensure it will fit on your counter comfortably with 2 to 4-inches of space around it. This is because toaster ovens get very hot on the outside, and to avoid damaging any other appliances, it’s vital there is space around it.

Food Capacity

With a 0.6 cubic-foot capacity, this appliance comfortably fits a 12” pizza or 6 slices of bread, for example.

From cookies to chicken, you can cook a variety of dishes in the roomy interior on a 9”x13” baking pan, provided the pan doesn’t have any handles.

Design

Glass Door
The Cuisinart TOB-60N1 doesn’t have an interior light but it is fitted with a tinted glass door to help you monitor how your food is cooking without opening it and letting the heat escape. This is perfect for when you’re baking cakes, as opening the door to check on a cake can cause it to deflate.

3 Rack Positions
Three rack positions offer greater cooking versatility. The top position has a 50% stop feature, so the rack stops halfway out of the oven. This is a great safety feature, as it means you don’t have to worry about the rack falling out when removing your food.

Please see the diagram of rack positions below:

Exterior Material
The exterior of this toaster oven is brushed stainless steel. It becomes very hot while in use, so it’s important to be cautious and wear oven mitts when removing food. This is very common across all makes and models of toaster ovens, as these particular appliances tend to be less insulated than regular kitchen ovens.

Dials
Dials don’t offer as much precision as toaster ovens with a digital display screen, however, whether a digital or analog design is better is completely up to the user, as it is all about preference.

Although I have found no issues with the actual dials, many users have found the writing around the dials rub off quite quickly and easily. This is an issue because it becomes harder to tell which function you are choosing on the dial.

One solution would be to make sure you keep the manual so you can refer to this if the writing rubs off.

On the bottom dial, the Off setting is very close to the Always On setting. This has been an issue for a few people, as they have found themselves accidentally switching the toaster oven to Always On when they meant to turn it off. If you were to do this without noticing, you may create a potential fire hazard, so it’s important to pay attention when turning it off.

Power Supply Cord
As a safety precaution, Cuisinart has designed this appliance with a short power supply cord. This is to avoid accidents such as entanglement or tripping over a longer cord. If the cord supplied is not long enough for your kitchen, the manual advises on what type of extension cord to buy.

Polarized Plug
It has been fitted with a polarized plug for safety. This means that one blade is wider than the other and it will only fit in a polarized plug outlet one way.

These kinds of plugs have a mechanism that helps to prevent electrical shock if you touch an energized part of the appliance. If this plug won’t fit fully in your outlet, the manual advises reversing the plug. If it still doesn’t fit, it’s advised to contact an electrician.

Power On LED Indicator
Underneath the three dials is a small light. This will light up red when the bottom dial is turned On, whether that be for toast or any of the other cooking functions.

This is a great safety feature, as if you were to accidentally switch the dial to Always On, you would know because the red light would come on.

Warranty

3-year warranty

Personally, I always find the longer the warranty, the more durability I can expect to get out of the product. Some consumers have found this model to work for over 6 years, whereas others have found issues after only 6 months. Thankfully, those who have problems after only 6 months can contact Cuisinart to rectify the issue, as they will still be in warranty.

Watts

1800 Watts

The average watts for a toaster oven is between 1200 and 1500, so this model is on the higher end.

It costs around 12 cents per 1000 watts per hour of usage. Higher watts will preheat quickly whereas lower watts will take longer. Ultimately, a model with higher watts may end up saving you money as it won’t be on for as long as a model with lower watts.

Accessories

– Baking Pan/Drip Tray
– Broiling Rack (this fits into the drip tray/baking pan to use when broiling)

The quality of the baking pan has caused some concern in the reviews I have read. Many users have found the trays become stained from food quite quickly.

Pros and Cons

Pros
– Removable crumb tray
– 3 rack positions
– Always-On setting
– 5 cooking functions
– Precise toast setting
– Top rack has a stopping feature

Cons
– No timer
– No interior light
– Writing wears off dials

Consumer Rating

The difficulty with the reviews written on Amazon is that I noticed there were quite a few written by people who didn’t own the toaster oven. One review was written by someone whose sister owned it, and another was by someone who had only watched a video about the product.

Common complaints include the writing rubbing off around the dials, there not being any timer, and how easy it is to mistakenly turn the bottom dial onto ‘Always On’, rather than Off.

For the most part, consumers like how quickly this toaster oven preheats, the efficiency of the Convection feature, and that it doesn’t heat up their whole kitchen like their regular oven would do – a major advantage on hot summer days.

This toaster oven scores highly across review sites.

Cuisinart TOB-60N1 Price Summary

At around $100, this is a middle-of-the-market toaster oven. If you wanted a more budget-friendly toaster oven, you could go for a lower-end model, like the Black+Decker TO1313SBD, for example. This one has a variety of cooking functions too, but it does not have a Convection feature.

If you were willing to spend around $150-$200, you could get a toaster oven with a built-in air-fryer, like the Cuisinart TOA-60.

If you’re a regular dinner host for your friends, you probably find you’re often struggling to fit everything you need to cook in your oven. With the Cuisinart TOB-60N1 in your kitchen, you can have more than one item cooking at a time. When I’m having a few guests over, I like to cook my main meal in my regular oven and cook my sides in the toaster oven.

This particular model is available in two other colors to suit your personal style – copper steel and black steel – but they vary slightly in price.

Cuisinart TOB-60N1 Toaster Oven Broiler with Convection Review

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