Owners and experts praise the Cuisinart TOB-195 Convection Toaster Oven for evenly cooking a large variety of foods, with the capacity to hold larger portions. They say it's easy to use, heats up quickly and holds its temperature consistently. Cleanup is generally a breeze, users report, but they find the crumb tray difficult to access. Some also note problems with burning their fingers when opening the oven door.
Cooks evenly. The Convection Toaster Oven is large enough to cook a chicken, a 12-inch pizza, cake, six slices of toast and more. Consumers say it cooks evenly using its four functions: pizza/bake, broil, toast or convection. The oven doesn't shut off when the timer sounds unless it's making toast, but it will shut off automatically after four hours.
The Cuisinart TOB-195 gets very hot, and a number of owners say they burned their fingers and knuckles on the oven door when opening it. It has a better-than-average three-year warranty.
Easy to clean and use. The Cuisinart toaster oven has an easy-clean nonstick interior, and its wire rack, broiling pan, baking pan/drip tray and crumb tray are dishwasher safe. However, users say they have to turn the oven around to reach the crumb tray because it's located in the back.
Owners call the oven's touchpad controls easy to access and use, and it beeps to signal when it reaches the desired temperature. It doesn't have an auto-eject rack, but the top rack position has a safety-stop feature when the rack is halfway out.
Stainless steel front panels. The Cuisinart TOB-195 Convection Toaster Oven has stainless steel front panels with a brushed chrome handle and side grips that reviewers say give it an attractive, commercial-looking appearance. The exterior is also brushed chrome. High-tech touchpad controls are located across the bottom of the oven, giving it a modern vibe that goes well in almost any kitchen, users say. A cord storage feature keeps the countertop neat.
ConsumerReports.org editors test 21 toaster ovens and rate them on multiple criteria, such as how evenly they bake and broil, how easy the controls are to set and how intuitive they are to understand.
Review: Toaster Ovens, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not dated
The Cuisinart TOB-195 gets an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 from more than 530 users. They say the oven works great, heats quickly, cooks evenly, and is easy to use and clean. However, several report burning their fingers on the oven door when opening it.
Review: Cuisinart TOB-195 Exact Heat Toaster Oven Broiler, Stainless, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of June 2013
In more than 20 customer reviews, the Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven scores 4.3 stars out of 5. Owners say it's easy to use, heats up quickly and cooks evenly, although some wish the rack would eject automatically when the oven door opens.
Review: Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven, Contributors to BedBathandBeyond.com, As of June 2013