We purchased the TOB 155 to replace an older Cuisinart (TOB-30BW). We use our toaster oven on a regular basis. If the dish fits, we use it over our regular stove every time. The 30BW had some serious electrical defects, but when it worked, it worked very well. In the search for a replacement, we first purchased a Black & Decker. I cannot attest to how well the B&D worked because we repacked it 5 minutes after taking it out of the box. The crumb tray was loose and crooked; the door did not seem to close properly; and the entire unit (especially the broiler tray) just felt cheaply made. We then bought a Bella oven. This unit was an even bigger disappointment because it just did not cook. The top burner never went on when baking and the oven just didn’t seem to get hot enough regardless of the setting. After the problems we had with the 30BW, I was convinced we would not go with another Cuisinart, but after looking at the reviews, it was the only brand that had consistently high ratings. And so far, we are not disappointed with the TOB 155. I am still working on the toaster setting (one experience I’ve had burned my bread) but in terms of baking and broiling, it’s fantastic! The unit is very modern looking and the digital controls are very simple to use and understand. The oven is a great size — it looks smaller than what it can actually hold.
I found some of the complaints about this model rather amusing. For example, one person complained that the oven did not automatically turn off. But the timer on this unit will not let you forget you have something in the oven. It doesn’t stop beeping until you turn it off! Plus, I like to check on my food to see whether or not I need to take it out of the oven. You lose that “just a little longer” option if your oven automatically turns off.
Overall, you can’t beat what you get for the price. It’s cooks really well (the top element goes on while baking!!) and fits even more than my 30BW. Plus, even if it does break sometime in the next year or two, Cuisinart comes with a 3 year warranty. Limited, yes, but my experience with Cuisinart customer service has been very positive and reasonable.
- 0.6 cubic foot capacity – fits a 12″ pizza!
- Stainless steel front panels with brushed chrome commercial style handle
- Matte black exterior
- Easy-clean interior
- Functions: Pizza/Bake, Broil, Toast
- Total Touch® touchpad controls
- Always Even™ shade control
- Exact Heat™ sensor maintains precise oven temperature
- 4-6 slice toasting button
- Bagel, reheat and defrost buttons
- Clock and oven timer
- Automatic shutoff after four hours
- Two-position oven rack with safety stop features
- Cord storage
- Slide-out crumb tray
- Instruction/Recipe book
- Limited 3-year warranty