If you love to cook like we do then having a toaster oven at your disposal is a necessity these days. These small ovens are not limited to just making toast but they can do just about everything that you need to cook a well rounded meal for your entire family.
One of our favorite ovens of 2017, going into 2018, is the Cuisinart TOB-260N1. It has all of the high tech bells and whistles that make it stand out from the other ovens on the market. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to cook more homemade meals for your loved ones then this one oven you should consider. Here are just a few of the reasons that we love it.
Awesome Cooking Features
The one model that this gets compared to quite often is the Breville Smart Oven Pro. At first glance they do look similar, but there are some subtle differences that should be noted and can be found in the latest Cuisinart TOB-260N1 review. Below are some of the aspects of this toaster oven that stand out.
This thing looks like it was made for the Starship Enterprise. It is made with stainless steel that gives it a contemporary look. It also has a LCD display screen to match that of the Breville ovens. Its overall stance on your countertop looks sharp and it can fit into any style of kitchen you may have.
This is a convection oven which means that it automatically offers a more efficient way to prepare your meals. It also has two different convection features which is currently unique to this model. This method of cooking circulates the air inside the oven to make sure everything inch of your food is done evenly. You do not have to worry about hot spots. This will also slightly reduce your cook times which will save you energy as well.
Cuisinart also uses its “Exact Heat” technology to further ensure even cooking. With 11 preset cook settings most of the guesswork is also taken out of the equation. You do not have to worry about making a mistake.
You can roast whole chickens, bake bread, and prepare a casserole inside of this oven. It has a rather large interior for a countertop appliance and it can handle all but the largest dishes, like Thanksgiving Day turkey. You can let your standard sized oven collect dust.
Simple To Clean
A non-stick interior and stainless steel exterior lend itself to quick cleanup. Most messes, splatters, and spills can be erased with just a damp cloth. Its smaller size, compared to a full range oven, means that it should take just a couple of minutes.
The TOB-260N has an interior light to let you see the progress. This may seem like an insignificant thing but you would miss it if it was left out and not all toaster ovens have this feature.
While they are not the highest quality, this oven does come with some pans and baking accessories to help you get the most out of your cooking experience.
The crumb tray is also accessible from the front. This adds to the convenience of cleaning.
It is hard to find something that checks all of the boxes perfectly and this oven does have some minor issues that could be improved upon. One of the common complaints is its wide stance. If you have limited room on your kitchen counter then you should make sure you take some measurements to make sure this will fit.
As we mentioned earlier, the pans that come with this model are not of the highest quality and you will probably want to buy some better ones. This will add to your overall cost.
Cook Better For Your Family
A new year means a chance to start over and do things that will benefit yourself and your family. Cooking at home lets you control your ingredients and you can have a profound impact on the health of everyone in your home by ensuring that they eat complete and wholesome meals. The Cuisinart TOB-260N can help you achieve these goals by offering you a convenient and quick way to make healthy meals. Stick to your plan and your efforts will be rewarded.