Cuisinart TOA-60 Vs TOA-28 | Which one is a better choice?

Cuisinart TOA 60 or TOA 28? Which one is better? Both of these models are quite similar in terms of design and function. Therefore, the users sometimes get them in difficulties to take the right decision. In this article, I am going to compare TOA 60 and TOA 28 so that you can find the differences. I will show the side-by-side comparison in features and specifications. After the read, you will understand which one is better for you. 

Table of comparison

FeaturesTOA-60TOA-28
Capacity17 quarts (up to 3 lbs of food)2.5 lbs of food
Dimension (Inch)15.5 x 16 x 1412.5 x 15.5 x 11.5
Weight21 lbs17.6 lbs
Temperature250F to 450F250F to 450F
Power1800 W1800 W
First ArrivalAug-2016Aug-2019
Prest Function77
Color VarientsSS/Black SS/WhiteSliver
Control PanelManualManual
Material usedS/SAlloy steel
Adjustable Time60 minutes60 minutes

Comparable features

Cooking capacity

Both of the models are very similar when it comes to cooking capacity. The cooking chamber of TOA 60 is 17 quarts which is suitable for cooking up to 3 lbs of food. You can cook up to 2.5 lbs of food in TOA 28. Both of these models are suitable for cooking for a large family having members of 5 or 6. 

Weight and dimension

As with the cooking capacity, the dimension of TOA-60 is higher than its counterpart. Therefore, the weight of this model is higher. TOA-60 is almost square-shaped while TOA-28 is slightly turned to rectangle-shaped. 

Temperature range

Both of these units have equal temperature ranges of 250F to 450F. Therefore, no one is better than the other. With this temperature, you will be able to cook regular air fryer recipes. On top of that, the higher temperature of 450F is an advantage to cook in air broil mode. You can not dehydrate in any of these air fryer and convection ovens as you can not get the low temperature that is necessary to dehydrate foods. 

Control panel

Both of the models have manual control panels with no digital display. Both of them have four control knobs. TOA-60 has knobs for temperature, time, switching, and function control. On the other hand, TOA-28 has knobs for controlling temperature, time, function and a delicate knob for toasting function. 

Preset function

Both TOA-60 and 28 have 7 preset cooking modes. TOA 60 has preset functions including warm, toast, broil, bake, and air fryer. TOA-28 has an extra function for bagel additional to the function of its counterpart. 

Price and value for money

The price of TOA-28 is a bit lower. However, the price difference is not quite substantial. The value for money of both the air fryer is almost equal. TOA-60 has few better features. Therefore, the price is a bit higher. 

Common features

Both of the models are built with stainless steel. Therefore, longevity will be better. They are easy to clean as well. Both of them come with multiple racks and baking pans as free accessories.

Advantages of TOA-60 over TOA-28

  • TOA 60 has a little more cooking capacity than TOA 28.
  • Its built material has a higher grade of stainless steel.
  • As TOA 60 is an older model, it has more positive reviews and popularity. You can read our full review on this Cuisinart air fryer here.

Advantages of TOA 28 over TOA 60

  • TOA 28 is a comparatively newer version.
  • It has the bagel preset mode that is absent in its counterpart.
  • This model is comparatively cheaper. 

Which one is better? 

Both of the models are winners in my opinion. However, as the TOA-28 air fryer and convection oven is a newer version, I would recommend the users prefer this one. It is a bit cheaper as well. However, if you require higher cooking capacity, want to cook in large batches, then TOA 60 will be better. 

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