Cuisinart is one of the most popular air fryer brands available in the market. It has so many models that may seem quite confusing for the users to pick a suitable one. In this article, I am going to compare Cuisinart AFR-25 and TOA-60. These are very common and popular models among air fryer users. These models look alike. Therefore, it is difficult for a user to identify the differences between these models. I am going to dissect the specifications side by side and show the differences between the features of TOA 60 and AFR 25.
Comparison at a glance
|Features||Cuisinart TOA 60||Cuisinart ARF 25|
|Capacity||17 quarts (up to 3 lbs of food)||up to 2.5 lbs of food|
|Dimension (Inch)||15.5 x 16 x 14||12 x 11.75 x 11.5|
|Weight||21 lbs||16 lbs|
|Temperature||180F to 450F||180F to 450F|
|Power||1800 W||1800 W|
|Prest Function||7||Not available|
|Material used||S/S||Brushed S/S|
|Adjustable Time||60 minutes||60 minutes|
Features of Cuisinart TOA 60 vs AFR 25
Both Cuisinart TOA 60 and AFR 25 have a large capacity. TOA-60 has a comparatively larger cooking basket of around 17 quarts that is sufficient for cooking 3 pounds of food in a single batch. On the other hand, the capacity of AFR-25 is not found but it is still large enough to cook 2.5 pounds of food in a single batch. Long story short, TOA-60 is larger but both of the models are suitable for or a large family.
Dimension, weight, and design
Both of the models look square. As Cuisinart TOA-60 is larger than AFR-25, the overall volume of TOA-60 will be higher than and that of AFR-25. TOA-60 has 3 color variants- silver, cream, and navy. On the other hand, AFR-25 has only one color option- silver. Both of the models look premium with S/S finish. As the volume of Cuisinart TOA-60 is higher, it is heavier than the counterpart.
Both of the models have the same upper and lower temperature. The lower temperature of them is 180 degrees Fahrenheit which is very common for an ordinary air fryer. On the other hand, the upper temperature of these models is 450 degrees Fahrenheit that is more than that of an ordinary air fryer.
Control panel and cooking functions
Both the air fryers have a manual control panel with no digital display. However, TOA-60 has more functionalities on the panel having 7 preset cooking functions. On the other hand, AFR-25 has only temperature and timer options on the panel. It has no preset cooking functions. The cooking functions of TOA-60 include broil, bake, toast, keep warm, and so on.
Both of these air fryers have a heating element having a rated power of 1800 watts. As TOA-60 has a higher capacity, therefore, it should have had a stronger heating element. I think AFR-25 is robust and powerful compared to TOA-60 and can cook faster. But it doesn’t mean TOA-60 is weak. If we compare this model with similar air fryer of the competitors then we find that 1800 watt is more than average.
Advantage of TOA-60 ( over AFR-25)
- The capacity of TOA-60 is higher. It can cook more food in a single batch. Therefore if you don’t want to compromise with the capacity, then Cuisinart TOA-60 is your choice.
- It has more color variants. The design of this unit is better to me.
- It has more options on the control panel. The preset cooking functions of this unit make your life easier if you don’t know how to set the temperature and time.
- It has an automatic shut-off function. Therefore, no need to worry about overcooking.
Read our full article on Cuisinart TOA 60 here.
Advantage of AFR-25 ( over TOA-60)
- Although both of them have the same heating element in terms of power, as the capacity of AFR-25 is lower so it is more powerful than TOA-60.
- The price of AFR-25 is far inexpensive and reasonable.
- AFR-25 is a newer version compared to TOA-60.
- It is smaller, therefore, better for a small kitchen.
You may read our full review on AFR 25 here to know in detail about this model.
TOA 60 or AFR 25 – which one should you choose?
Considering the value for money, I think Cuisinart AFR-25 is the winner. TOA-60 is twice as much costly as AFR-25. But I think it does not add double the value that you get from the counterpart. But still, if you need higher capacity, then TOA-60 is the ultimate choice. It has multiple functions on the control panel that makes your life easier. It has different color variants. Overall, TOA-60 is also a good choice but I found it a bit pricey.