Why repair your toaster when you can toss it and fill a landfill?

This is my Cuisinart Sucks story::  Toasters are not repairable!! I own a very attractive Cuisinart 2 slice Classic Toaster in Shiny chrome.

The center toast elements went out so it only toasts on one side. When I called Cuisinart wanting to buy element to repair, I was informed they can not be repaired as they do not sell any replacement parts. If I sent it back they would just toss it. If under warranty, they would toss it & replace, but mine no longer under warranty. In this day of trying to live in a green manner and conscious consumption Cuisinart is NOT a company to support. How could they be so unconcerned about the environment!!


78 comments (Add your own)

1. wrote:
March 29, 2013
Guess what! The exact same thing happened to my Cuisenart toaster. One side does not toast any more. I was also hoping to have my toaster repaired instead of throwing it out!
I cannot find the exact style new anywhere.

Fri, March 29, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

2. Mark Fahey wrote:
This seems to be a pattern with Cuisinart. Replacement parts for their coffee makers are not available even when replacing the parts would be simple for someone with even basic skills. Our toaster also just started not staying down on one side and no parts are available.
Time to switch brands.

Wed, April 17, 2013 @ 9:37 PM

3. Carolyn wrote:
Same deal. Nice 4-slice toaster barely out of warranty only toasts on one side of one pair of the slots. Bought it because of the Cuisinart name (never again) and because it is white to match my kitchen. Really aggravating.

Sat, April 27, 2013 @ 7:04 AM

4. Liz Luby wrote:
Wow! A place I can vent about Cuisinart products! The toaster probably about 5 yrs old, rarely used is now not working, control won't stay down. I tried to take it apart and realized it really can't be cleaned properly, which probably means the electrical gets over heated with all the crumbs that accumulate inside. The tiny crumb tray on the bottom is a joke, the crumbs really can't drop down cleanly.

I recently bought a pricey coffee maker and a fancy coffee grinder (burr rather than blade). Well I can't see the water marker and after many attempts to carefully measure water and coffee to make an acceptable (to me) cup, I despaired. The grinder is the messy darn thing I've ever used! Coffee is oily, therefore the remaining "dust" sticks to everything inside and there are many chambers the coffee travels in the process.

Both appliances sit in my basement, I've bought a small Mr Coffee ($21) and am using my old Krups (20 yrs old?) That's the last Cuisinart product I'll ever buy again and I"m warning all my friends and any new brides I might come across.

At the Macy's in Old Orchard (Skokie,IL where I purchased these items) when you go to the appliance section, you are confronted with a huge Cuisinart display - juicers that are industrial size and price, whatever happened to Mr. JuiceMan? Cuisinart seems to be their dominant provider. Too bad, they've lost my business, if they could possibly care.

Cuisinart should go back to making pots and pans or whatever they started with, their appliances are sub-standard. Shoppers of America, unite, we've nothing to lose but our over-priced, under-performing appliances !

Wed, June 19, 2013 @ 10:15 AM

5. Kim Gillet wrote:
Center coil is not working

Sun, August 18, 2013 @ 6:55 AM

6. Donna wrote:
Wow, can't believe how this dumb toaster has so many problems. Same here, centre element only heats bread and is nearly burnt out. And it's only 3 years old with little use! Can't imagine how long it would have lasted when the kids were home!

Thu, August 29, 2013 @ 9:18 AM

7. VK wrote:
Same here, great looking toaster (NJ08520 model) is about 5 yrs old. the central element is burnt. No replacement parts can be found anywhere. What a waste!

Mon, September 16, 2013 @ 10:26 AM

8. Leslie wrote:
I finally broke down and bought a replacement cuisinart toaster after a year of flipping my toast to the side that works. I am a patient person but everyone has their breaking point. They no longer sell the shiny 2 slice toaster and the brushed steel model is not as good looking on the counter. The reason I bought another cuisinart is that it looks better than all the other competition. I will keep the shiny one stored with the hope that cuisinart changes its ways and provides repair.

Mon, September 30, 2013 @ 7:55 PM

9. Donna wrote:
Same thing happened with MY 2-slice polished chrome Cuisinart toaster! The inside elements went out, so only one side of the bread toasts. They went out after I'd had the toaster about 2 years, I think. I've cont'd to use it that way, until getting around to repairing it (since all toasters seem to be junk these days...might as well repair what I thought was a quality toaster, and very pretty, too). But now I find out that I can't get replacement parts? No way! I'm tired of throwing old appliances & fixtures away. To paraphrase Paul Newman years ago, when he was asked why he was personally repairing his old toaster at home, even though he's wealthy and could easily buy whatever he wants: He said something like, "Well, we've become a throwaway society, haven't we? We throw things away instead of repairing them. You get divorced instead of repairing the relationship." My new toaster...I'll check to see if I can get replacement parts BEFORE buying. Maybe they're not available for any of them.

Tue, November 26, 2013 @ 3:20 PM

10. E LaSalle wrote:
Our Cuisinart TOB-60 Convection Toaster Oven Broiler - just stopped working altogether after less than a year!
Its disgraceful.

Sun, December 15, 2013 @ 11:48 AM

11. Nitin wrote:
One of the elements of our Cuisinart 4 slice toaster broke and cannot be replaced. Needless to say, this is my last purchase of anything Cuisinart.

Sat, January 18, 2014 @ 12:15 PM

12. Peter i wrote:
Cuisinart 4 slice toaster stop working in 1 year (one side) and 1 year after that second side failed too! what a piece of junk! Never buying a cuisinart product again.

Sun, February 2, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

13. Joe wrote:
We have the makings of a Cuisinart junkyard here. I need the lower heating element for a TOB-40, circa 2001. Anybody have it?

Fri, February 28, 2014 @ 8:58 AM

14. Chris wrote:
Also need a lower heating element for a TOB-40, though ours is only 2-3 years old.

Sat, March 8, 2014 @ 8:57 PM

15. Kevin wrote:
I have a Cuisinart 4 slice toaster out of warranty. Middle element is toast. Will NEVER buy a Cuisinart again.

Thu, May 15, 2014 @ 5:21 PM

16. Doug wrote:
CPT 70. Classic in looks only. Horrible product.

The early 60's toaster (from my folks) which looked remarkably similar was a far, far, far superior appliance. It actually toasted reliably, properly and did not burn.

This pile of Chinese made junk was nice to look at, but depending on the settings either did not toast or burnt toast. Cheaply made, but at a cost two to four times higher than the competition.

The toast, particularly smaller slices ejected from the toaster like James Bond from an Austin Martin. Nothing like a slice of toast in your coffee!

Now the lever on the right side has broken. Everything else is operational. Anyone need any parts before I scrap?



Brand names cannot be trusted, read multiple reviews first and spend your money wisely.

Sat, June 7, 2014 @ 6:09 PM

17. B Eldridge wrote:
My lovely Cuisinart, red plaster, four place toaster has two levers, one for each two slices of bread. Suddenly, the lever on the right stopped engaging. Now we have a two place toaster.
I took out the four screws on the bottom and opened it enough to tell that it is designed, so that one cannot access the problem area. The nylon (plastic?) fittings have no visible screws or visible means to pull them apart.
Was this toaster designed to fail? Don’t know, but when I replace this, I won’t purchase another Cuisinart product. Nor will I purchase another toaster made in China.

Sun, June 29, 2014 @ 1:37 PM

18. wrote:
Have a CPT-180 classic toaster 2 years old. One side will not stay down. Took it apart and discovered that there are 2 electromagnets that hold down the mechanism. Checked them and they are both OK. They plug into a printed circuit boards (Electronics In a toaster!). PC board is probably shot. No parts available. Bought another Cuisinart (appearance is main reason). I'm saving the old one for parts!

Sat, July 5, 2014 @ 2:10 PM

19. SJ wrote:
NEVER buying a Cusinart toaster ever again... mine is barely 3.5 years old... the crumbs never dropped properly.... they constantly got stuck in the element.... kept having to turn it upside down to clean it out... as the crumb tray was really only there for decoration...

As for the NO SPARE PARTS available policy SHAME ON YOU Cuisinart. So incredibly envirnomentally unfriendly... what was a perfectly good toaster is now only fit to fill a landfill

Again... SHAME ON YOU Cusin-aren't in any way concerned for the planet's long term welfare... this company's practise of not providing spare parts = landfill is shocking!!!

Not a good way of behaving...

Fri, August 1, 2014 @ 3:44 PM

20. Cellery Valley wrote:
Our TOB-30BC gave good use for years, but it doesn't seem to be listed on parts sites, and I'm having trouble finding a repair place. I'm sure we originally bought it because of the name.

Sat, August 9, 2014 @ 2:47 PM

21. Never Again! wrote:
I have the exact same issue as B Eldridge above...same toaster, same problem. What a shame! It's very pretty to look at, but only one side works (stays down) and I hardly ever use it unless I have company. I took it apart to see if it could be repaired, as well. Spent an hour looking at it and there isn't any way to really see what the issue is. I will never purchase another Cuisinart product, again, ever! I will go out of my way and pay more for something that isn't made in China. What garbage they produce! Unfortunately I paid dearly for this toaster because of the way it looked. What a waste of money. I will never be fooled by Cuisinart, again. What a shameless company. Cuisinart products are definitely junk. Hopefully their underhanded ways of dealing with the public will catch up to them and most people will stop purchasing their products.

Wed, August 20, 2014 @ 1:05 PM

22. mike davis wrote:
I have a cuisinart tob-195 toaster oven. ! element out………. can't believe it!!! no parts!!!!!!!
top dollar --- will NEVER buy another!!!!!!!

Sun, October 12, 2014 @ 1:41 PM

23. Rebecca wrote:
Our Cuisinart Toaster Oven TOB-40 developed a crack in the front lower heating element. It worked really well for the last 2-3 years, but now it's a fire hazard. We were going to replace the element, but, of course, there isn't one to purchase. I'm not happy about setting it out with the trash tomorrow.

Sun, October 26, 2014 @ 4:02 PM

24. Tom wrote:
My Cuisinart Toaster Oven TOB-40 also has a crack in the front lower heating element. It worked for less than 2. When I was looking for the model number on the unit so I could search for the heater element, I noticed it was made in China. Then I find out there are no spare parts! Come on, heater elements are common replaceable items. DO NOT BUY PRODUCTS MADE IN CHINA

Mon, December 1, 2014 @ 1:41 AM

25. Martin wrote:
Cuisinart Classic 2 slice chrome toaster... a spring came off one of the toast holders in the right slot... i'm thinking, no big deal, I'll just take it apart and reattach it. Looked easy... only four screws...got them out but the toaster wouldn't open up because I could not remove the handle to push the toast down or the dial to set how dark you want the toast. You would think they would just pull out, but they don't. I was using a lot of force, and I'm figuring, I'm either going to break these or what they're attached to so I had to abort the mission. I'll have to live with the unsprung toast holder on the right side. I'm really annoyed.

Fri, December 5, 2014 @ 4:46 PM

26. Robert wrote:
What a shame! The wire to the heating element separated and the connection cannot be soldered and the element is not for sale, so it goes in the landfill.

Fri, December 12, 2014 @ 6:14 PM

27. Jane wrote:
Cuisinart - how did they get a good reputation for us all to have bought one. I always had impression it was top of the line. I turned my 2 slice toaster over and shook it to try to get all the crumbs out. The slide out tray is messy and ineffective. When I plugged it in the lever would not engage. I opened it up and cannot figure out what is wrong. It is going in alley for metal collectors and I won't buy another of this brand.

Sun, December 28, 2014 @ 3:49 PM

28. Mike Myers wrote:
Ditto...Ditto....Ditto.....it is like it breaks 3 days out of warranty and the distributor will do nothing...
Paid Top Dollar for this Toaster and get a louzy company...
Buy Sears, GE, or a company who stands behind their products. My toaster hasnt been used fifty times....
Cuisinart Sucks...Plain and Simple......no more money from this wallet.

Sun, January 4, 2015 @ 4:01 PM

29. Disgruntled wrote:
The cmt-200pc that we have has these problems.

1. Latch won't stay down, have to jiggle it until it finally sticks and starts toasting.
2. Burns toast, if I set it on the lowest level it doesn't pop until it has burned the toast(if it ever pops)
3. After the first batch of toast, the second batch pops before the slices of bread have barely warmed up.

Quite disappointed because I bought this toaster with the expectation that I would never have to buy a toaster again. It looks solid and well built, but that is but a veneer disguising a poor product. It's a toaster, surely they could have built it to last?

Mon, January 12, 2015 @ 8:58 PM

30. Roadhog wrote:
Our Cuisinart toaster oven, 1 year old, just died. No symptoms, it just doesn't turn on. Power is good to the outlet....Do I just dump it and start over with a different brand?

Mon, January 26, 2015 @ 2:30 PM

31. Matt wrote:
TOB - 40 burned out one of the heating elements. It is about 2 years old and was $80! I agree with most comments that this is unacceptable. I really thought that cuisinart was a quality company and since I don't have time research everything I buy, I thought I could just relay on brand name. Certainly will not buy a cuisinart product again.

Sat, February 14, 2015 @ 6:33 AM

32. nick wrote:
Cuisinart definitely sucks I've had three of these toasters and all of them had the same problems everyone else had never give Cuisinart money

Wed, March 4, 2015 @ 10:24 PM

33. diane wrote:
Same as many above. All of a sudden my four slice Cuisinart toaster only toasts one side of the bread. Googled hoping to find a repair and came across this thread! I guess I'm not the only one! so frustrating.

Fri, April 17, 2015 @ 9:05 AM

34. Ian Mullett wrote:
Oh dear. Looks like I am another in the long list of suckers who believed that Cuisinart were a proper company. I am so bummed out. Had this toaster for less than one year and its dead. China might be able to build products more cheaply than Europe or the States but they are total crap. So we just keep buying stuff that uses resources and then breaks. We are an insane species that probably deserves our unfortunate fate. The logic of the market my ass...

Mon, May 11, 2015 @ 5:05 PM

35. product death wrote:
Freaking POS Toaster!!! I'm on 2nd 4 slice toaster. 1st toaster the handle fell off and then it would not lock into place to toast. Then on the other side the heating element quit working so I could only toast one slice of bread. For Christmas parents bought us a 2nd Cuisinart 4 slice toaster and 6 months later the heating element on one side stopped working again. What a shitty product and I'm not buying their crap anymore. So I have decided to youtube my complaint with a video of this product death.
I may not get my money back or even get the company to care but im going to have fun bashing the shit out of this toaster!!!

Mon, May 11, 2015 @ 7:46 PM

36. Valerie wrote:
Cuisinart Classic Style toaster CPT-70. Lever snapped in half. I just assumed I'd be able to buy a replacement, as all other appliance manufacturers offer replacement parts for such easily breakable pieces, even years after the style is discontinued, but no....no parts of any kind made. I'll try gluing it back together, but last Cuisinart appliance I purchase, for sure!

Mon, May 18, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

37. Veronique wrote:
Same here. Cuisinart Classic Style toaster metal 2 slices. Doesn't work anymore: latch won't stay down, and power out anyway.
Barely 2 years old.

Do they make appliances fragile so that we have to replace them regularly?

Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 2:48 PM

38. bbt wrote:
Also need a lower heating element for a TOB-40. Should be easy to fix and I can't get the part *#@@#@. Looks like I've purchased my last Cuisinart product.

Fri, May 22, 2015 @ 9:19 AM

39. MF wrote:
One of our coils on the toaster is gone! Disappointed to read that Cuisinart doesn't support repairs. We'll take it to a local repair place and hope that they can work magic. I'll let you know.

Tue, May 26, 2015 @ 8:54 AM

40. nick vanghele wrote:
Cuisinart can keep their products. The plastic handle/levers broke off my toaster.

No help from cuisinart. I will make my own handles, and NEVER buy anything of this brand again.

Mon, June 22, 2015 @ 12:38 PM

41. neville clynes wrote:
have cuisinart 65
coils gone
if someone wants to take their toaster apart (that has other problems haha). Let me know and you can sell me the coils

Sat, July 4, 2015 @ 10:58 AM

42. Maurice wrote:
Our nice 4 toast cusinart electronic toaster just died just a few week after the end of the 1 year warranty. Made in china...

This company sells nice looking products, just nice looking... Worked well but not long.

Mon, July 20, 2015 @ 11:15 PM

43. Mark wrote:
I used to respect the name but now most of their products are crap, from toasters to tea pots. My coffee maker still works so far. My toaster 2 years old, Cuisinart CPT-160 has to be put down 3-4 times to get brown toast. It's pretty sitting there though. I'm just going to buy a cheapy toaster and be done with it.

Sun, August 16, 2015 @ 4:33 PM

44. Jim W. Boothbay Hbr. Maine wrote:
Have a model CPT-180 ,Left side won't stay down or show signs of all the plates heating up. Why won't Cuisinart back their product.? Perhaps the customer relations manager should be fired or CEO replaced??? Stand by your Products !!!!!

Wed, September 30, 2015 @ 5:19 PM

45. Tim wrote:
Good to see I'm not alone in the Cuisinart woes. The lower heating element in my toaster oven (TOB-40) went out and since they don't sell replacement parts, I need to buy a new one. My new oven will NOT be a Cuisinart.

Fri, October 9, 2015 @ 8:21 AM

46. JAda wrote:
This has been my experience with Cuisinart too. This is unacceptable to manufacture and have sold electric appliances that can not be repaired, and must landfilled- totally unacceptable.

I have two thoughts on action::
Inform Cuisinart distributors that you will not do business with them if this is the "new normal" of the quality of their suppliers.

See if the Good Guide (www.goodguide.com) or Consumer Reports can address this in their reviews. I as a consumer would not ever had bought such a model toaster as the Cruisinart TOB-40 had I know it was not in the least bit repairable after its warranty.

Sincerely,

J ADA

Mon, November 23, 2015 @ 12:44 PM

47. evelyn schroeder wrote:
My beautiful 4 slice cuisinart toaster just stopped working. Didn't brown, levers won't stay down, no reset button.

Thu, December 10, 2015 @ 9:09 AM

48. Guy wrote:
i will never buy a cuisinart toaster again, no parts available, a simple electronic parts that lock the lever down not available

Sat, December 26, 2015 @ 1:57 PM

49. sav314 wrote:
I have two year old TOB-40 that needs a bottom element and can't believe they don't have replacement parts. Last Cuisinart I ever buy.....what a joke!!!! That is shameful.

Sun, January 10, 2016 @ 10:18 AM

50. G. Matekovic wrote:
We have/had a Cuisinart Model TOB-40 for 4/12 years. Several months ago the bottom from element cracked, but the unit kept working. Now it shorted out & there is no heat from the bottom level. As noted above NO spare parts (especially elements) are available. What trash. A POX on all Cuisinart products. Now, trying to find an USA toaster broiler!!

Mon, January 25, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

51. David Ullman wrote:
Tried to get new elements for the toaster over, TOB-40 and, as others have found, they are not available. We will buy a new TO, but my wife and I have agreed that it will not be Cuisinart. I do realize that I probably wont be able to fix any other brand I buy, but it is the only form of protest I have.

By the way, I teach product design at the University level and have managed product design of consumer products. Do realize that this inability to fix is not an engineering issue, but a business decision. It just costs too much to stock parts for the low volume that could be sold to people like us who want (and can) fix things.

Wed, January 27, 2016 @ 11:11 AM

52. Randy wrote:
Same problem, middle element doesn't work, but no parts.
The only parts Cuisnart does seem to sell are the crappy crumb trays!!

Wed, February 3, 2016 @ 3:08 PM

53. Saipan Sam wrote:
I'm pretty good with repairs and undertook the Broken Latch/Brunt Middle Burner syndrome.

The fact I'm here says just how far I got. I wish I could post pics showing just what a POS this unit is. The white nylo-plastic receiver for the charging handle split like a Las-Vagas w#ore. Impossible to repair without permanently gluing the handle in place with JB Weld.

The catch that holds the carrier assembly down (thing where toast goes) is of the same garbage white nylo-plastic and it's flat face is worn round - unserviceable.

I'm tossing it. I'll wait for an estate sale and pick up a's vintage 1960 US made toaster for $3.00 and when my estate sale comes up... Someone else can use it for 30 or so years.

Just when did we sell off our middle class for piles of krap like this Cuisinart POS???

Sad days in the USA

Wed, February 10, 2016 @ 11:09 PM

54. Nate wrote:
I'm really trying here.

I have a classic toaster oven broiler the Tob 30 bc. It's actually been hanging in there more than 10 years. Today it stopped working. Took it apart. On examination I find a burnt/corroded wire causing a short and heat buildup at a connection with a second wire and the lower rear element. Thought I'd like to replace the assembly which would mean the element as well because it's impossible to take apart. Did a search and here I am. No parts to be found, wtf?? Since looking around here I decided to try to remove the degraded wire and ghetto rig a re-connection to restore current. Seems to work?! Element itself seems fine thankfully. I've taken this thread to heart and will def be on the lookout for a new toaster oven, as this fix certainly ain't a proper repair, and I'll likely need a new toaster soon.. Probly not a cuisinart next time.

Tue, March 22, 2016 @ 8:36 PM

55. Jay H wrote:
Gee. I wish someone would post how they managed to fix/repair the wiring since that might be the cause of everyone's problems here. I also have a shiny TOB-40 cuisinart toaster that would not shut off unless I pulled the electrical cord from the outlet. And now, less than 4 years, the toaster won't operate. Thanks for the comments everyone.

Fri, March 25, 2016 @ 12:40 AM

56. Clay wrote:
CTO-140PC

Worked for a year and a half then the lower element quit. Debating whether to break into it or not. No replacement parts, so I guess there is nothing to lose. It is now a totally fake, crappy brand. Only my wife's food processor from the 80s is worth keeping. Those products were good - today's are worthless.

Mon, May 9, 2016 @ 10:30 PM

57. Pete wrote:
Junk! - Lower element on my toaster oven split open after less than 2 years!!
No more Cuisinart for me!

Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 11:45 AM

58. Kevin wrote:
Same problem. Bought my toaster oven a couple years ago and the burners just stopped working. Went online to find parts because, well, it's not brain surgery and fixing it would save me from spending MORE money on the newest Chinese junk. Guess what, no parts available. Apparently Cuisinart is ok as long as they get their $ up front and the wake of broken products filling up landfills aren't their problem. As long as the shareholders are lining their pockets, who cares about the next generation.

Fri, May 13, 2016 @ 3:32 PM

59. Yoko wrote:
My employees bought me a new beautiful stainless front toaster, Cuisinart TOB-40 for our office kitchen several Christmas ago to replace the kind of homely toaster oven (one of those for $29.99) we had.
Recently, someone noticed it was making noise and now the heating element is bowed. Wanted to replace the heating element ....... Well I guess it is not going to happen.
We promote environmental sustainability for our line of work and this is not acceptable that the whole toaster has to be junked for a tiny part. Absolutely SAD and MAD. I thought Cuisinart was a reputable company, not cheap either.

Mon, May 30, 2016 @ 8:12 AM

60. brian fong wrote:
our TOB40 toaster oven split a lower front element this year after only five years. the old GE I threw out only because it was 25 years old. The toast wasn't as even but at least it lasted. I chose it because of the ATK evaluation. POS.

Mon, July 4, 2016 @ 4:11 PM

61. Scot White wrote:
I think people are too quick to blame 'made in China' for their oven failures. Poor design and cheaply sourced components could be the explanation. These decisions are likely made by Cuisinart management. The Chinese build iPhones..... Mine has been flawless, however my TOB-40 has a failing lower heating element.

Sun, September 4, 2016 @ 3:01 PM

62. josh james wrote:
Same happened to our TOB-40. What a waste

Mon, September 19, 2016 @ 10:21 PM

63. Ladybug wrote:
My Cuisinart toaster oven is now burning toast on the lightest setting. Not sure what to do, repair or toss??

Fri, November 4, 2016 @ 11:21 AM

64. Lori B. wrote:
Made toast in my Cuisinart deluxe toaster-oven broiler for the last time today, I think.
Happened to be standing near after making toast, observed a bright red-orangy flash on the display screen, then back to normal. Cautiously tried the toast setting on "1", just to see if the elements would heat up. Nothing. Would be happy to repair it, but sounds like that's not going to happen. It's such a sturdy looking appliance, hate to toss it.

Wed, November 9, 2016 @ 11:17 AM

65. Bob wrote:
4 slice cruiscrap toaster, won't lock down. Bought at Costco. why does Costco sell this crap. as big as they are you would think they would vet what they sell. wish I would have seen this before I flushed my money down the Costco/china toilet.

Mon, December 5, 2016 @ 11:15 AM

66. Steven wrote:
OK, reading the other comments, I find that I have to type in with my complaint, I was given a Cuisinart TOB-40, had for a few years now, was working great, so when I noticed that the rear lower heating element look funny, I noticed the element was, how can I type this, OK deformed, and I might and cracked, and you can see in the element itself, so being computer savvy, I went looking for a replacement part. To my amazement there was none, let alone a repair manual. And if I was to send it back for repair, I have to pay for shipping, and G-D only knows I would have to pay to have it sent back to me. So, I guess I will have to buy another toaster oven, not the Cuisinart, and that ends my complaint.

Sun, January 8, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

67. Nina wrote:
I guess I'm not alone... The lower front element in my TOB-40 also became warped, and now it's split open and some part is poking out. I'm so disappointed to read that there is no replacement part. I've been so happy with the performance of this toaster, I've even bragged about it at work, because the one in the staff room is awful (not a Cuisinart). I wish someone would post about a good one, and if it was US made that would be amazing.

Mon, January 23, 2017 @ 10:42 PM

68. Patricia Dudar wrote:
I bought a toaster oven TOB-135C . It isn't 8 months old. The pad reads erl. The oven doesn't function. Here I called the service line Monday waited over half an hour. So I requested the callback. Tuesday still no call so I called again still no reply. Lousy oven and extremely poor service. Nour more cuisinart.

Tue, January 24, 2017 @ 11:16 AM

69. Wilf wrote:
I should have found this site before buying. Mine as well reads ERL and won't function after just 10 months. Sounds like I won't get anywhere with them so will look at another make with no computer crap on it. What a shame cause they could have had a good product. I like using it when it worked.

Thu, February 9, 2017 @ 7:52 PM

70. Wilf wrote:
Continuing my previous comment. Bought the Toaster Oven at London Drugs and upon taking it back they simply exchanged it for a new one. I'm happy!! We'll see how long it lasts this time around. I just love my toaster oven. I know I need a life.

Sat, February 11, 2017 @ 2:03 PM

71. virgonova wrote:
Both my Cuisinart Toaster Oven and Cuisinart 12cup Coffeemaker broke in the same week, they are about 5yrs old.

I am not very handy and thought I'd try my hand at repair, how hard can it be? Apparently pretty difficult considering no support, parts or service is available.

I've decided not to replace cheaply manufactured products with new cheaply manufactured products in an effort to stop supporting this unacceptable consumption cycle.

Instead, I will use my gas stove/iron skillet for toasting and my French press for brewing coffee. Both are null of parts designed to break and no additional time, energy, effort or money is needed.

The 'convenience factor' of automatic timers on the old appliances isn't worth the investment and I'm willing to spend the extra 5-10min on the manual process.

Hope you will also think twice about your purchases and whether or not they bring value to you.

Sun, February 12, 2017 @ 9:26 AM

72. Kevin Oster wrote:
The exact thing happened to me - center element burned out. What a waste - going to the landfill. Will not buy Cuisinart again

Fri, March 3, 2017 @ 6:40 AM

73. Jack wrote:
Bought a new 2 slice toaster yesterday and is going back to store as will only toast on one side-same complaint as all the rest of you are posting. This product is JUNK and will never buy another one.

Mon, March 6, 2017 @ 10:41 AM

74. Dyock wrote:
Top front heating element bad after a bout 3 years. Cuisinart does sell replacement parts. Not a customer or environmentally friendly practice! I will no longer buy Cuisinart products!

Sat, March 25, 2017 @ 11:54 AM

75. keely wrote:
the heater on toaster oven bent and burns the toast on that side - and no replacement part?!?! absolutely cannot believe they don't care about the environment at all, and will never buy their products again.

Fri, April 7, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

76. Al wrote:
This is the 2nd toaster oven from these con artists. Model TOB-40. The heating elements kept breaking down. No parts. Only a hunk of metal to destroy the environment more. Do not buy from them. And the price is way too high anyhow. Buy other brand and wait for a sale like we did.
wyzhj

Wed, July 5, 2017 @ 1:58 PM

77. thrifty wrote:
someone call a lawyer and get all our money back..my cp 50 burned one element also. .sounds like a recall is[ in order

Sat, October 21, 2017 @ 11:41 AM

78. wrote:
I like this website because so much utile material on here :
D.

Sun, October 29, 2017 @ 12:14 PM

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