Cuisinart TOB-195 Review

The Cuisinart TOB-195 Exact Heat Convection Oven is one of the companies high end toaster ovens that was designed to provide one of the best cooking experiences for a counter top appliance. Owners of this model rave about how it handles a wide variety of food and cooking, baking, toasting and broiling tasks.

This is not your mother’s toaster oven. With an easy to use front touch pad control panel, sleek styling, and Exact Heat sensor technology, the TOB-195 would be an extremely useful and efficient compliment to any kitchen counter space.

Dimensions: 10 x 18.5 x 17 Inches

Capacity: 6 Slices of Toast, 12” Pizza

Wattage: 1500W

Oven Features

Preset Modes: This unit comes with four main preset cooking settings; Pizza/Bake, Toast, Convection & Broil. Each mode automatically delivers the even and consistent heat where it is needed while working. These functions tend to work rather well and is one of the reasons this oven is such a top performer.

Modern Styling: The TOB-195 is made of durable stainless steel and has brushed chrome finishes. Its sleek appearance will looking good in any type of kitchen.

Exact Heat Technology: A sensor inside the oven makes sure that heat is even through out and everything cooks evenly for the best results.

Size: This unit has one of the biggest capacities of any counter top oven. With room for 6 slices of bread or a 12inch pizza, this oven’s size makes it a rather versatile appliance capable of cooking for 2 or more people.

Speed: This oven heats up fast so you do not have to wait that long for pre-heating. Features such as the convection function can also dramatically cut down on cooking time. You may have to adjust some of your recipes to accommodate the aspect of the oven.

What Do Owners Like About The Cuisinart TOB-195?

Toasting: A toaster oven should obviously be able to perform well on toast, and this unit does just that. Customers are really impressed with how perfectly done on both sides their toast is when it comes out of this oven.

Broiling: Excellent. This is one area that users tend to praise a lot about this oven. The broil function is done almost to perfection and receives high marks from those who own this unit.

Versatility: Owners are extremely pleased with everything that they can do with this oven. From baking cooking and casseroles to doing pork chops and potatoes, users consistently rave about how this oven handles a host of different cooking needs. It is able to a lot of things, and it does them very well.

Controls: Customers for the most part are satisfied with controls on this unit. They really like that they are on the front and bottom, which saves counter top space, and they also are pleased with how they function. Some reviews mentioned that reading through the manual did help to pick things up quicker.

LCD Screen: This is one feature owners thought was a nice touch. It is easy to ready and displays useful information such as cooking time and temperature. It also added to the modern look and feel of the oven.

Clean Up: With a non-sticking coating on the interior of the oven, owners found it rather simple to wipe clean.

What Could Be Better?

Crumb Tray Removal: Some owners were disappointed that this can only removed from the back. They wish that it was easier to access.

Hot Handle: Some users were surprised by how hot the handle on the front door can get during some cooking tasks. An oven mitt or towel might be suggested at first until you can get a feel for the temperature of the handle.

Cord Length: A few users wish that this unit came with a longer cord. If outlets are in far away from where you would like to use this oven on your counter top then an extension cord may be needed.

Who Should Buy This Toaster Oven?

If you are looking for a smaller, faster and more efficient oven to replace some of the tasks of your full size range, then the Cuisinart TOB-195 may be just what you are looking for. Owners find, in general, that this oven enables them to save time and energy versus using their regular oven.

If you would like a toaster oven to do more than just toast and heat things up, then this might be the perfect oven for your needs. Owners are extremely satisfied with how much they can actually cook inside their TOB-195 and how well it performs on a wide array of different baking, broiling and cooking chores.

Who Should Not Buy This Oven?

If you just want a simple oven for reheating and toasting and don’t anticipate doing a lot of cooking or baking then this unit may not be the best choice. It is a full featured toaster oven that puts it at a higher price point than some other ovens.

Bottom Line

The Cuisinart TOB-195 Convection Oven is currently one of the top customer rated toaster ovens on the market today. Owners love what it can do, how much it can do, and how well it can do it. The cooking technology as well as the modern design make this model an almost “can’t miss” appliance for the kitchen. Check out the video below for more details about the TOB-195.

Panasonic Flash Xpress Review

The Panasonic Flash Xpress toaster oven uses double infrared cooking technology which removes the need for pre-heating and can drastically speed up cooking time. While not the best looking oven on our list, it is one of the most highly rated units by owners who just love what this little oven can deliver. It is not as versatile as some other ovens, but what it does it does very well.

Where this unit really seems to excel is toasting, heating and reheating. It performs these cooking tasks extremely quickly with everything done pretty evenly. It can cook, bake and broil, but these are not the strong suits of this unit. It is not going to replace your full sized oven for these tasks, nor does it measure up to other ovens on our list in these aspects, but it is still a great addition for any kitchen.

Dimensions: 13 x 12 x 10.2 inches

Capacity: 4 Slices of Toast, 9” pizza

Temperature Range: 250 – 500 Degrees F

Wattage: 1300W

Oven Features

Infrared Light Cooking Technology: This provides heat immediately so there is no need to wait for it to preheat like traditional ovens. This also enables cooking times to be reduced so recipes with designated cooking times will probably have to be adjusted. This is something most users quickly become used to as it can cook food more evenly in a fraction of the time.

Easy Controls: This unit comes with easy to use controls with six available pre-set cooking modes (toast, pizza, waffle, hash brown, quick and roll). The oven automatically calculates how much time will be needed for each type of food setting. It also has any easy to read digital display and an adjustable timer up to 25 minutes.

Removable Crumb Tray: This feature makes clean up a lot easier. The tray is accessible from the front and it can even be removed while the oven is cooking, unlike most other ovens.

Interior Light: Lets you view whatever is in the oven while cooking

What Do Owners Love About The Flash Xpress?

Even Heating: This is one aspect that receives the highest marks from owners. They love how it performs on toast, bagels, hash browns and pizza. Everything that goes in the oven seems to be cooked on both sides perfectly.

Quick Heating: Not only does it cook evenly, it does it in a hurry. Users rave about how little time it usually takes as compared to other toaster ovens they have used in the past.

Easy Clean Up: Users typically find this oven quite easy to clean. The crumb tray that is able to be removed from the front is super convenient and owners are quite pleased with this aspect of the unit.

Controls: While a few people did not care for the controls, most find them precise and easy to use. They also liked the way that the unit beeps to signal when cooking is done.

Value: Owners are generally quite satisfied with what this oven can do for what they paid for it. It can do a lot of what they use their microwave, toaster and in some cases their oven, and it can do it quicker.

What Could Be Better?

Size: Some owners wish that it was a little bigger inside as some items they liked to cook were not able to fit.

Baking & Broiling: Users were not generally happy with the oven’s performance in these areas and recommend that if you need an oven to cook a chicken or broil a pork chop that you look for a different option.

Looks: It is not the most modern looking kitchen appliance. It is silver in color, but it is not stainless steel.

Who Should Buy This Toaster Oven?

If you are in the market for something that can handle toast, waffles, bagels, snacks, pizzas and frozen foods and turn them out perfectly and fast, then the Panasonic Flash Xpress is a great choice.

If you are looking for an oven to compliment your existing cooking appliances, then this unit may be perfect for you. It can heat, re-heat and toast amazingly well.

Who Should Not Buy This Toaster Oven?

If you are looking for a countertop oven to replace a lot of the smaller cooking, baking and broiling tasks of your full sized oven, then this unit is probably not the best option. The Breville BOV800XL would be a better alternative.

Bottom Line

The Panasonic Flash Xpress toaster oven is one of the best customer rated toaster ovens on the market today. It constantly receives high marks and recommendation rates from customers who have bought this oven and use it on a regular basis. If you need a simple and durable oven for your kitchen, this should be a model that deserves your consideration. Check out the video below for some more information what what this oven can do.