NEWS – Actually, those countertop air fryers are basically little convection ovens, because they just use moving, heated air to dry “fry” your food. They aren’t sized nor shaped to be useful for cooking many other items, though. And granted, any convection oven could actually do the same job as a countertop air fryer, but not everyone has a convection oven in their stove. If you are in the market for an air fryer or a toaster oven, why not get one appliance that can do both? The Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven is a full-sized toaster oven that can handle seven tasks.
The oven has heating elements on top and bottom for quick, even heating. The thermostat adjusts from “warm” to 450°. With this oven, you can: air-fry, convection bake, convection broil, bake, broil, warm, toast. This 1800W oven has a 0.6 cubic-foot interior; it stands 15.5″ x 16″ x 14″ tall and weighs 21 pounds. It has an interior light to help you monitor cooking progress. It comes with an oven rack, baking pan, air-fryer basket, and a crumb tray. The exterior is brushed stainless steel; the interior is non-stick for easy cleaning.
The size of the oven accommodates 6 slices of bread for toasting, 3 pounds of chicken wings for air frying, a 12-inch pizza for baking, or a 4 pound chicken for roasting. A 60-minute timer automatically shuts off cooking, and the toaster function’s light/medium/dark selector also has automatic shutoff.
The Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven (Model # TOA-60) is available at Williams-Sonoma (online only) for $199.95 with free “fast shipping”. I’ve also seen it at Bed Bath and Beyond and at Amazon with Prime shipping for the same price.