Are you looking for an air fryer with convection toaster oven dual function? I think the renowned brand Cuisinart has the best solution for your need. In this article, I am going to review the popular Cuisinart TOA-60 air fryer and toaster oven and try to find out the advantages and disadvantages of it. After the read, you will understand whether this popular model is a good choice for your kitchen or not.
Specifications – Cuisinart Air Fryer TOA-60
|Model||Cuisinart TOA-60 AirFryer|
|Dimension (inches)||15.5 x 16 x 14|
|Temperature Range||250°F to 450°F|
Cuisinart TOA-60 is not a conventional air fryer. Therefore, the size of the cooking chamber is not comparable with traditional coffeemaker like air fryers. However, the capacity of this full-size toaster oven is large enough to cook food for a large family consisting of 5 to 6 members. It can roast a whole chicken weighing 4 lbs or bake a 12 inches pizza in a single batch.
Weight and dimension
The weight of this Cuisinart air fryer is around 21 pounds. It is a heavy air fryer and toaster oven and not good for mobility. The dimension of this unit is 15.5 x 16 x 14 inches. If I compare it with some other 6-quart air fryers, then I find that the overall volume is slightly more than the average. Therefore, this Cuisinart air fryer needs substantial space in your kitchen. It is not suitable for small kitchens.
Cuisinart TOA-60 has a wide temperature range. You can achieve at most 450°F with it where a traditional air fryer can cook at 400°F at most. Because of this high temperature, you can use this air fryer oven as a toaster oven as well. The lower temperature range of this unit is 250°F. However, you can lower the temperature further with the keep warm option.
The control panel of Cuisinart TOA-60 is manual with no digital display. There are four manual control knobs to control the temperature, time, cooking functions, and switching the air fryer. You can set the timer between 5 to 60 minutes. Overall, the control panel is better for elderly persons who do not like complicacy.
As Cuisinart TOA-60 air fryer is multi-functional, you will have different cooking options with it. The preset cooking modes include broiling, toasting, baking, and air frying. It is more suitable for higher temperature cooking. Recipes that require a lower temperature such as fruit dehydration, is not possible due to the lack of temperature requirement.
The food chamber has double layer racks. Therefore, you can cook different food items simultaneously with it. The tray and racks are made of stainless steel. Therefore, spare accessories are easy to clean and resistant to corrosion. The accessories include oven racks, baking pan, racks, and basket for air frying. The interior is non-stick. Therefore, it limits the use of cooking sprays.
Why I liked Cuisinart Air Fryer TOA-60?
The wattage of this unit is 1800W. It means that the heating element is powerful enough to produce quick hot air for faster cooking. Apart from 60 minutes wide temperature setting option, it will give you an automatic shut off function that will save the food from overcooking. An air fryer with a toaster oven option will save you from purchasing an extra kitchen appliance. Therefore, this 2 in 1 option will save space in your kitchen.
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Cons but not a dealbreaker
There is no digital display that shows status. It is a voluminous kitchen appliance. You can not move it too often due to the heavyweight. Therefore, you must need substantial space on the countertop to accommodate it. The price of this unit is a little higher than a standalone air fryer having a similar capacity. Although the multi-functional cooking options justify the price.
Cuisinart TOA-60 air fryer is a suitable option for a residential kitchen that has enough space. It is good for families having 4 or more members. If you prepare recipes that require high temperatures such as toasting and broiling, then this air fryer and toaster oven is a better option for you instead of a standalone air fryer. But if you are satisfied with only basic air frying, then you should not spend extra money on this. If you are looking for a good quality air fryer with rack, then it will be a good option for you.
I think now you have a clear idea about Cuisinart TOA-60 air fryer and toaster oven from the above review. If you think the features and attributes are suitable for your situation, I must say that you can choose this Cuisinart air fryer without any further thinking. If you think that I have missed any important points, then you can let me know through the comment section. Happy cooking!