Toaster ovens with an air frying feature have become popular in the recent past thanks to their ability to cook delicious meals that taste as though they were deep-fried without using excessive oil.
If you are in the market looking for the best air toaster oven, you can feel overwhelmed because of the many brands making such appliances.
However, one model that has stood out is the Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven TOA-60.
- This toaster oven operates quietly
- Has an air fry technology to help prepare healthy meals
- Offers up to 7 cooking options
- It is easy to clean – exterior surface can be wiped off with damp tower once cools off
- Crumb tray can slide out for washing
- 3 years warranty
- The tray and basket that comes with this appliance are not dishwasher-safe
- Its surface tend to be hot when it is cooking, suggesting power consumption could be higher.
- Timer is not digital, and the knob setting is not precise with only 10 minutes increments. The timer knob tends to weaken over time if not used with care.
Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven Review and Consumer Insights
Cuisinart TOA-60 boasts of numerous features including:
Large Cooking Capacity
This unique air fryer toaster oven has an ample cooking capacity that makes it ideal for a large family. You can toast up to 6 slices of bread or even bake a 12-inch pizza.
Despite having a roomy cooking capacity, this appliance is very compact. With dimensions of 19.7 inches by 20.5 inches by 17.7 inches, this will be a great countertop toaster oven for kitchens with small counters.
What’s more, for people who like to multi-task, this toaster features three racks- a wire tray, a baking tray, and an air frying tray to enable you to cook different foods simultaneously.
In addition to this, this toaster oven has an attractive steel finish that can complement any modern kitchen.
Air Heating Technology
In addition to having all the features you can get in other high-end toaster ovens, this countertop top air fryer has one exceptional feature that makes it stand out- air heating function. This feature enables it to heat the air inside the oven, which means you save up to 90% of deep-frying oil and 75% of cooking fat.
Besides, this appliance features two heating elements at its bottom and four on the top side to enable it to bake efficiently. The inbuilt speed fan distributes heat evenly inside the oven to ensure even cooking.
The oven does get hot during cooking and the recommendation from the manufacturer is not to place the oven under a cabinet or near a wall.
We can term Cuisinart digital air fryer toaster oven as a jack of all trades. Featuring 7 cooking functions including, convection broil, warm, toast, bake, convection bake, and air fry means that you can roast, bake, heat, and cook virtually any food you want.
To make it easier for you to do all these, Cuisinart includes an oven rack, air fryer basket/rack, and a baking pan in its packaging. What more could you have asked for?
There are four knobs on this appliance, each offering different settings to make your cooking more enjoyable and consistent. You can control the cooking time thanks to the adjustable thermostat timer. There is also a temperature dial.
However, we noted that several customers complained that the temperature is not as consistent as they would have wished as it fluctuates resulting in an uneven bake. This means that you have to keep an eye on the food.
|Dimensions:||15.5 x 16.0 x 14.0 inches|
|Item weight:||21 lb|
|Power wattage||1800 W|
|Air Fryer style:||Toaster oven air fryer|
|Manufacturer’s cookbook included:||Yes|