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Breville POV800XL versus Cuisinart Model: CTO-140PC toaster ovens

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Breville POV800XL versus Cuisinart Model: CTO-140PC toaster ovens

zackly | Oct 3, 2013 07:05 AM

I need to replace my Hamilton Beach toaster oven (the one voted #2 by America's Test Kitchen) because the door handle fell off and cannot be easily fixed by me. It seems I have to replace my toaster oven every two or three years, regardless of brand. I was about to bite the bullet and buy the high priced Breville POV800XL, the consensus #1 until I read a lot of online testimonials about people loving these machines until the break, which seems to happen a lot. I don't mind spending the $250.00 if I can expect 5 or more years of service from the Breville but if it breaks any sooner I would feel ripped off. Costco has on sale beginning today a Cuisinart CTO-140PC for $80.00. It gets good reviews and comes with a 3 year warranty compared to only 1 year for the Breville. I'd appreciate opinions why the Breville is or is not worth the extra cost. I do use my toaster oven frequently for a lot more than making toast. I roast vegetables, make lasagna, bake quick breads etc. in it. I also have a GE over the range Advantium Microwave with Speed Cook (infared) feature that I use to broil/top brown items.

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