Cuisinart 175 or B&D 6301 Digital Convection Toaster Oven


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Cuisinart 175 or B&D 6301 Digital Convection Toaster Oven

EscapeVelocity | Jan 9, 2009 02:44 PM

Ive been researching toaster ovens. And its come down to these 2.

The Krups comes with 2 racks (only unit that did) and 3 heating elements (ditto) top and bottom. The controls look very simple to figure out too. However it feels kinda cheaply made.

The Oster Digital Toaster Oven nearly made the cut. The controls look fantastic and I like the display and its roominess nearly as wide as the B & D. However it aslo feels a bit cheaply made.

The KitchenAid is not digital or convection but it has a nice porcelain coated broiler pan and is large.

The Cusinart Brick Oven nearly made the cut, but I want convection cooking.

The Sanyo SK-VF7S has ceramic heating elements and good execution of convection, but is too small for my wants and needs.

So it comes down to the Cusinart 175 or the B&D 6301.

Im not enamored of the Cuisinart 195 stainless steel exterior and styling. Save a few bucks on the 175 with all the same features. The B&D seems to be just a bit wider thant the Cuisinart...and that extra inch is enough to use a lot of 13x9 pans. Its not as deep as the Cusinart but it has a slot so that a 12" Pizza will fit....this smaller space may be quicker to heat. The B&D has a nice curved front face with a large glass face, making it easy to see the food. The Cuisinart 175 has a large glass face too(larger than the newer 195 because of the handle differences) but isnt angled or curved....not sure if the Cuisinart 175 has a glass or acrylic window though....I think the B&D is glass and not plastic.

As to the cooking ability and functions I cannot say.

What say you?

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