Controls are easy to use. Paint to raised index line on knobs would be helpful but you feel the line. Powerful + sturdy. Top gets hot but understandable. Toasts evenly. Oven temp accurate. Looks good, cooks fast, saves energy, less heat to the room.
Owned this model before. I bought it for the older style elements. Most new 1's have a different style element in a clear tube. The older style burns hotter and toasts quicker but apperantly not as durable because after a year, 1 of the burners developed a hole and then cracked, which left both bottom burners not working, the top 2 continued to work.
Apperently Cuisinart doesn't sell replacement elements, so I bought this refurbished and keeping the other for parts.
This toaster oven seems to work well. I have just received it and used it as a toaster once (it did a fine job) and as an oven once. I need to look closely at the controls when setting the oven because the indicator on the knobs is difficult to differentiate from the rest of the knob. Also there is no indication of what is the actual temperature inside the oven. An inside light would be handy.
This innovative TOB-40 toaster broiler oven by Cuisinart features shade control monitors to adjust timing to consistently toast to the shade selected every time. The oven features a stainless steel from and a cool touch handle.