While toaster ovens have been around for a while, air fryers or oil-less fryers are relatively new. The latter has become popular very quickly because of its ability to cook foods like they were deep fried but without the need for much oil, making it a healthy cooking appliance. If you like fried food but want to watch you calorie intake from oils and fats, then air frying is the way to go.
The Cuisinart TOA-60 Air Fryer Toaster Oven and the Breville BOV900BSS The Smart Oven Air are both toaster ovens with an in-built air fryer function. To see whether the Breville BOV900BSS is worth the extra cost VS the Cuisinart TOA-60, read on.
Cuisinart TOA-60 Air Fryer
The Cuisinart TOA-60 Air Fryer Toaster Oven is a premium countertop oven that gives you 7 ways to cook your food – Bake, Broil, Warm, Toast, Convection Bake, Convection Broil, and Air Fry.
It is a high powered air fryer toaster oven combo rated at 1800 watts and a 0.6 Cu. Ft. capacity.
It measures 15.50″ L x 16.00″ W x 14.00″ H and weighs 21 lbs.
The control panel consists of 4 manual dials in addition to the oven light button. The first dial is the timer which goes all the way from “OFF” to 60 minutes. You turn the oven on by turning the timer dial and once the timer reaches the off position, it will automatically turn off. A red indicator light will be on if the oven is on.
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Included with the oven is a wire oven rack, a baking pan and an air fryer wire basket. All these can also be bought individually if needed and there’s also a 11″ Pizza Stone sold separately.
There are 4 heating elements on the top and 2 on the bottom. The extra pair on the top is for air frying, as you need very hot air to cook the food to a crisp. When you open the oven door in the middle of cooking, the oven turns off and turns on again as soon as you close it.
There are 2 slots through which you can slide the trays and basket. The top one can be used for either the wire rack alone for holding a casserole dish, cake pan or ramekins, or with the fryer basket for air frying, or with the baking pan for cookies. If using a rectangular cake pan set on the wire rack for baking cakes, the maximum size would be 9″ by 12″.The oven is made of stainless steel with the interior being non-stick and easy to clean.
Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air
The Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air is a larger and more advanced model than the Cuisinart and so it naturally costs more.
You get 13 pre-programmed cooking functions, including Broil, Bake, Roast, Toast, Bagel, Airfry, Pizza, Cookies, Slow Cook, Warm, Proof, Reheat, and Dehydrate.
The slow cook function replaces a separate slow cooker by cooking a dish on a steady low temperature for a long time. There are two slow cooker settings to choose from – the low setting for 4 – 72 hours, and the high setting for 2 – 12 hours.This is a 1 cu.ft. oven that measures 17.2 x 21.4″ x 12.8″ with the interior cavity measuring 16” x 13.5” x 7”. It is made of brushed stainless steel for a sleek and modern addition to your kitchen. The inside is non-stick.
This 1800 watt oven can handle roasting a 14 lb turkey, toasting 9 slices of bread, a 13″ pizza, and can hold a 12 cup muffin tray, or 5.5 qt Dutch Oven or a 13” x 9” baking pan.
This oven features an incredible 8 rack positions with helpful markings on the door to tell you which position is best for which function. If you want, you can use more than one rack position at a time to cooking for large gatherings. For example, you can do two or three pizzas at a time or you can dehydrate up to 4 trays of food. You will need to get more trays and baskets to do this, but they are all available to buy separately online.
You get a customizable “Phase Cook” feature so that you can run two different cooking modes back to back. For example, if you want to grill a steak with a nice browning on the outside while the inside remains juicy, you can first broil it on high heat to seal in the juices and then program it to switch to bake at a lower temperature to finish the cooking. Read also: Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer 360 vs Cuisinart.
This is a digital backlit LCD display air fryer toaster oven with buttons and control dials to program it and while you confirm those settings on the display.
Cuisinart vs Breville Air Fryer
If you have been reading so far then you know by now that the Breville seems like an appliance that can do magic because of all the cooking options. It does seem like it can replace several other appliances like a toaster oven, convection oven, air fryer, food dehydrator and slow cooker. If you think that you’ll use most of these functions then the Breville Smart Oven Air is probably a good buy. However, be very sure that you will use most of them because its price puts it in the luxury bracket.