Cuisinart TOA-60 Review – Is it worth buying?

Cuisinart TOA-60

4.9

PERFORMANCE

5.0/5

DESIGN

5.0/5

VALUE

4.8/5

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Cooks fast
  • Variety of food
  • Good cooking results

Cons

  • Timer is off
  • Lacks timer precision
  • Not dishwasher-safe

Whether you want to fry fish or toasts grilled sandwiches, Cuisinart has got you covered.

Their stylish TOA-60 is a fine-build toaster I tested recently.

Being a Kitchen Queen, I always try my hands on new equipment and this time, it is Cuisinart TOA-60.

As a quick overview, it has:

  • A temperature range of about 450 degrees
  • A complete package with baking, broil, air fry, convection bake and convection broil
  • An extensive space to fit a 4lb chicken
  • And dial controls that is easy to operate.

Cuisinart TOA-60 is a premium full size toaster oven with baking, broiling and toasting features in hand. It comes with a great design, good performance and easy to operate interface.

Cuisinart TOA-60 Review

Cuisinart TOA-60 Review

From design to price, here are my views for each:

  • Design

Starting with design, it features a stainless steel design with a minimal plastic use. The dial control knobs and the bottom is made of plastic or similar material.

Inside the oven, we have a rack, air fryer basket, and a baking pan to have maximum frying and toasting dishes out there.

When airfrying, a combo of basket over the pan and use it. Similarly, a combo of rack and baking pan is used for baking.

With a dimensions of 15 x 16 x 14 inches (length x width x height), it can easily fit in a 16 inch space. The design is simply elegant and has a user-friendly interface, I learned it rightly during my first use.

  • Cleaning and Maintenance

There’s a sliding rack in the lower section that makes cleaning and maintenance very easy. Unlike most of the commercial oven toasters where we require special instructions manual to clean and make sure the food is healthy.

Cuisinart has always designed kitchen equipment with a design that makes it easy to maintain and clean. Other than looking at its a giant structure that seems some special instructions are needed to operate, it is very friendly and designed for fresh kitchen lovers, too.

If you’re a dad, a mom, or a college boy/girl that just shifted to a nice apartment for studies, you can easily clean and maintain the beast. My recommendation is to clean once a week if you’re just preparing breakfast and frying once regularly. Just take out the rack, have some clean cloth and a cleaning spray. 5 minutes a week and your toaster oven works like a charm!

  • Temperature Control

Temperature knob located right to the timer knob from where you can set the temperature for the food you’re baking, toasting or frying. Starting with a warm state, we have a temperature range up to 450 degrees where toasting and broiling takes place. Scientifically, it is fine at temperature control and adjusts in no time.

  • Performance – The time it gets HOT

Just like other commercially designed toaster ovens, Cuisinart’s beast offers great air frying or broiling time. Yes, up to consistent 60 minutes; so if your fish is frozen, you can get it fried at once.

That long working time demands some free space around as it releases heat or steam right after the food is cooked. Make sure to have about 2-3 inches space from both sides.

About performance, I already called it a beast and it really is!

It can easily handle a cafe with over 1000 customers regularly. Seems legit?

  • Healthy & Delicious Food

Why do we research and spend on toaster ovens? We require our food to be prepared quickly with a good health perspective.

The technique that offers healthy perks to your body is air frying the food you take. Air frying is a healthier way to prepare delicious recipes similar to KFC’s “it’s Finger Lickin’ good”.

  • Warranties and Instructions

Cuisinart has built trust with limited warranties and claims for faulty kitchen wares. Although the manufacturing plant is monitored with so much care that only in very rare cases, customers find some malfunction that can be claimed back with an all-new apparatus.

About the how-tos and combining it for the first use, you get an in-depth guide right from the booklet. It just took a few minutes to learn how to assemble the parts and toast my first chicken grilled sandwich.

Things I don’t Like

We discussed the greatness of Cuisinart’s manufacture, however here are a few drawbacks:

  • A bit heavy to carry and move i.e., not portable
  • A bit expensive for a medium-sized family
  • Fan is Quiet (Well, that’s not a drawback)
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The Bottom Line

This is what I have to say about Cuisinart TOA-60. If you wanna airfy upto 3lbs of food, 4 lbs of chicken, cook a 12-inch pizza and toast up to six slices of bread at once, Cuisinart’s TOA-60 should be added in your cart, right now!

Let me know if you have any queries about this kitchen horse?

Frequently Asked Questions about Cuisinart TOA-60

To clean the heating element, take a damp cloth and a spray solution, liquid soap on a sponge. Rub it smoothly but make sure that the cloth and sponge are soft and cause no damage to the surface. For more information, a detailed step-by-step guide is present inside the box.
Similar to BBQ, spread oil evenly on the food and slide into the AirFryer tray. You’ll have the most crispiest and delicious results ever, I promise!
Nope, never stack food whether you’re toasting, broiling or baking. Separately place the food whether it is sandwitch, chicken wings, or pizza slices and slide them in. This way, your food will be safe and more tastier than you think.
No, pre-heating is not required but it is Cuisinart’s recommendation that you pre-heat for over 5 minutes to have the golden results.
There’s no limitation to it, you can use baking paper while baking your favorite recipes.

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