Many people enjoy the diversity that multiple cooking techniques bring to their cuisine, but they often don’t have a place to store the individual appliances — or a budget to afford them.
If you’re looking to clear up some counter space but aren’t ready to sacrifice functionality, read on. Portable toaster ovens with air frying functionality offer up an affordable way to use a multitude of cooking techniques while saving some counter and cabinet space.
In this guide, we’ll compare the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill to the Emeril Lagasse 360 Air Fryer and Toaster Oven.
PowerXL Air Fryer Grill
This stainless-steel air fryer and toaster oven has much to offer as an eight-function appliance that can bake, air fry, grill, reheat, toast, and roast — and it also has a rotisserie and pizza function. As its name suggests, a unique feature about this machine is that it functions as an indoor grill.
|PowerXL Air Fryer Grill||Emeril Lagasse 360 Toaster Oven|
|Product Dimensions||21.5 x 17.25 x 12.75 inches||23 x 17.5 x 13.5 inches
|Shipping Weight||22.7 pounds||20.5 pounds|
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Say goodbye to strictly outdoor grilling — the PowerXL air fryer and grill offers the perfect solution if the weather is less than perfect.
It comes with a grill pan as well, so it fits perfectly into the machine and you can achieve an ideal sear. This appliance has 1,500 watts of power and weighs just over 24 pounds, with an internal capacity of 930 cubic inches.
It can hold a 10-pound chicken and grill up to six large burgers at a time. Its rapid-air technology and XL fan circulate heat so that you have a more health-conscious way to fry food and achieve crispiness without all the fat.
Even with eight functions to offer, the PowerXL is still compact enough to save some counter space with dimensions of 15.2” (D) x 19.3” (W) x 10.5” (H). There is a 60-minute maximum cooking time on the PowerXL, and it heats up to 450 degrees.
Included with the appliance is an oven rack, baking pan, air frying rack, grill plate, drip tray, rotisserie spit set, egg and muffin tray, and a griddle plate, so you won’t need to dish out any extra cash to use all the functions of this appliance.
Emeril Lagasse 360 Toaster Oven
The second product to review is the Emeril Lagasse 360 Toaster Oven.
This is a stainless-steel appliance that offers 12 cooking functions, including air fry, bake, rotisserie, dehydrate, toast, reheat, roast, broil, bagel, pizza, slow cook, and warm/reheat.
The Emeril Lagasse 360 Toaster Oven is more advanced than your ordinary toaster oven since it uses a 360-degree quick-cook technology to cook your food evenly and to reach a high heat for air frying.
This appliance has 1,500 watts of power and can reach a temperature of up to 450 degrees. Additionally, since it has a slow cook and dehydrate function it can cook for up to 72 hours, while most toaster ovens have a maximum cook time of around 60 minutes. Read also: Emeril Air Fryer vs Nuwave.
The Emeril 360 LCD digital display provides a high-tech, modern aesthetic with all 12 cooking pre-sets featured on screen, along with a temperature dial that allows you to override pre-set cooking temperatures and to choose a toasting shade.
At 20.5 pounds, the 360 Toaster Oven has 930 cubic inches of capacity, can toast up to six slices of bread at once and can hold a 10 to 12-pound chicken. Its exterior dimensions are 15.1″ D x 19.3″W x 10.4″ H. It also has a non-stick interior.
Included with this appliance is an oven rack, baking pan, air frying rack, drip tray, and a rotisserie spit set.
We’ve outlined what each appliance has to offer, but what are the main differences?
Both toaster ovens are sure to clear up some counter space and to save you money on purchasing multiple appliances for different cooking techniques, but it all comes down to what the most important qualities are to you.
One of the main differences to highlight between the two products is that the PowerXL is an eight-function appliance, while the Emeril 360 Toaster Oven is a 12-function appliance.
This means that the Emeril 360 Toaster Oven has a slow cook, dehydrate, reheat, and broil function that the PowerXL does not.
If these are functions you know you’ll use often, you should consider purchasing the Emeril 360.
Also, because of the dehydrate and slow cooking functions, the Emeril 360 has a much higher cook time maximum at 72 hours, versus the PowerXL’s 60-minute maximum cook time.
The PowerXL requires manual operation with dials to control cook time, temperature, and cooking function, while the Emeril 360 has a digital LCD display for cooking functions and quick-touch buttons for the oven fan, light, and “cancel”.
Emeril Air Fryer vs Power Air Fryer
In conclusion, the Emeril 360 offers a better value for the price since it’s roughly $50 cheaper than the PowerXL and it has 12 functions instead of eight.
It is also slightly lighter than the PowerXL, and its digital LCD display adds a nice, elevated touch. Since it is the product of a well-renowned chef, its functionality is a draw for anyone looking to take their cooking skills to the next level.
The Emeril 360 may, however, require a little more experimentation and thorough read-through of the instructions and user manual. Because it offers more functions, it could take more time to get accustomed to and may require stricter adherence to the cooking instructions and manual to get the utmost value from it.
If you’re looking for a simpler machine that still offers an array of cooking functions, the PowerXL is a great option. It doesn’t have quite as many cooking functions as the Emeril 360, but the grill feature sets it apart from other toaster ovens and from the Emeril 360.
You’ll pay a slightly higher ticket for this machine, but if you’re looking for something a little more streamlined, you may deem it worth the higher price.