Reviews on WS are pretty inconsistent. The latter cost twice as much, but I've not been crazy about other Cuisinart appliances (other than food processor) I've owned.
I've had a Cuisinart toaster oven for about six years. It's ok. Toasts a little unevenly but I'm used to it. When this one breaks, I'll probably get a Breville. I have been very happy with my other Breville small appliances.
I've not used either, but I used to work in a kitchenware store. Breville were the most often returned of all their electrics.
And now they tell me they've dropped Breville electrics, and that Cuisinart are the most often returned appliances. Just saying......
I have never used a Breville. and I wouldn't spend that much money on a toaster. The Cuisinart works as well as any, and truthfully, it's awfully easy to toast bread on a half sheet pan under the broiler.
I have had my cusinart toaster for 10 years now, a wedding present, it works perfectly fine, the timers are spot on and it is easy to clean. Now for a toaster oven, the Breville is the most amazing one I have ever used.
Thanks everyone! I went with Cuisinart. Can't figure out how much better Breville (and other pricier brands) could be at toasting to justify the big bucks.
I guess I'm too late, but I've had a great experience with the Breville. I posted a review on Amazon, also under "bugbitten".
So, my Cuisinart toaster turned out to be a total piece of, um, disappointment. After nine months, it only toasts bread on one side. Does anyone have a toaster they love?
Sorry about your toaster disappointment. It is expensive, but I love my Dualit toaster. Very attractive in a retro kind of way. Built to last. And, yes, reliably makes toast well. I've had mine for 15 years.
I think my review of the Breville two-slice toaster is still up on Amazon. I've had quite a few Cuisinart items over the years. They all died out of warranty from normal use. I see that William of Sonoma is now selling the Breville, which is kind of an endorsement in itself.
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Breville. After years of returning kitchen aid and cuisinart, we finally settled on Breville and couldn't be happier. Toast is perfect every time. I'm thrilled with this toaster and recommend it highly.