Thursday, February 09, 2017

The Best Toaster Oven In The Galaxy

... is the Cuisinart TOB-135.

A toaster oven that proves the existence of God.
We tried a bargain one from Target or WalMart or somewhere like that and it was horrid. It had an analog timer marked in 10-minute increments. Thanks, geniuses. Toast takes about 6 minutes. At 10 minutes, it's a charred wreck. The Cuisinart has a digital timer so it's just as easy to pick 5 minutes, 12 seconds as it is 30 minutes.

Second, the old one had a spring-loaded front door which made noises like it was meant to be in a Vincent Price horror movie. SQUUEEEEAAAKKKKKKKK-CRRRREEEEAAAAKKKKKK-GAAAHHHHHHHHH! The Cuisinart's door is so silent that you half expect it to whisper an apology every time you open it. "Oh my word, I made the slightest whisper. I crave your indulgence, sir. I shall never do it again."

As for toasting and cooking things, well, even the old one could do that, but is that a great accomplishment? I mean, we've been cooking things for millennia. Even a toad of a toaster oven can do that.

No, where it counts, the Cuisinart is fantastic, fabulous, wonderful, amazing, awesome. If you don't have one in your kitchen, I assure you, your friends and neighbors will mock you behind your back. And if they don't, mine will, the rude swine. Why, I could tell you stories of gossip and backbiting that would curl your hair. This one time, we opened a window only to hear ...

Hmm. I seem to have gotten off track.


Anyway, the Cuisinart TOB-135 is pretty cool. Have a nice day.


Kelly the little black dog said...

Ok, I don't mean this in a nasty way, but I've always associated toaster ovens with grey haired ladies who no longer want to use a real oven. So other than toast, what do you use it for?

K T Cat said...

We actually cook in it. It's more efficient than heating up the entire oven to do Roasted Brussels Sprouts for two. It's also got the convection feature which our big oven lacks. When reheating leftover from a restaurant, the microwave will often leave them limp and soggy while the toaster oven will crisp them up nicely. I wouldn't live without one.

Kelly the little black dog said...

A convection toaster oven. Fancy! Good to know.