Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven​
27,921 ratings

Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Cuisinart Toaster Oven Reviews: 10 models compared

1 . Cuisinart TOA-65
Cuisinart TOA-65
945 ratings

Cuisinart Digital Convection Toaster Oven AirFryer, Silver

Specially engineered 1800-watt motor, fan and heater deliver high-velocity, high-heat airflow for perfectly fried results with minimal noise

0.6 cu. feet. capacity. Wide range of toaster oven functions: bake, broil, pizza, roast, toast, bagel, reheat, Warm, dual cook

Low temperature setting to slow cook, braise and more. Plus, dedicated functions for dehydrating and proofing

Speed: The air fryer option cooks very fast and the preheat option reaches the temperature you want rather quickly.

Size: Unlike many of these types of appliances, the TOA-65 has a very large interior space that can fit up to 3lbs. of chicken wings at once.

Minimal noise: For perfect results of the air frying mode, this unit has a very silent motor fan. Users love the fact that his air fryer oven can be so quiet. No need to wake-up anyone during your late-night snack!

Variety: Besides the air fryer, this model has a wide range of toaster oven functions from toasting and reheating to conventional baking, broiling, roasting and even making pizza.

Slow cooking options: Some of the unique features of this model are the low-temperature settings, which are perfect for slow cooking and braising. Also, it stands out because of its dehydrating mode, which is particularly distinctive from other units.

Digital controls: This is a special upgrade from the TOA-60 version in which the knobs often got sticky or broke.

Preset functions: The air frying specific options will help you select certain meals. These include wings, veggies, snacks, and even nuggets or fries.

Variability: This model includes more options to customize your cooking,  allowing you to adjust the velocity of the fan as well as defrosting and convection options.

Easy to clean: With a stainless steel exterior that prevents the dirt from building up, this unit includes a pull-out bottom that makes wiping it very easy. Users especially love this feature.

Drying in the toasting option: Some users stated that the toast feature dries too much the bread and the content they put on top of it.

Overcooking: Many users have found that when they use customizable options the temperature quickly increases to over 60°F. This often burns their food. Some of them found this reason enough for returning the appliance. Others reported that once they learned this, you can just adjust the temperature for their recipes.

Out of all the options of air fryer toaster ovens that Cuisinart offers this has the largest inside surface (ideal for pizzas or flat recipes) and the most modern look. The upsides against the TOA-60 are the preset functions, the slow cooking options, and the digital panel. We recommend this model if you are looking for the full size refined version of this type of appliance. It’s ideal for larger families and it’s digital functions are one of the things that make us prefer it over the rest of the models. We have selected this model as the best toaster oven air fryer.

2. Cuisinart TOB-260N1
1552 ratings

Cuisinart TOB-260N1 Chef’s Convection Toaster Oven, Stainless Steel

Spacious 0.95 cubic-foot capacity oven Fits 13″ pizza and 9″ x 13″ baking pan

15 cooking functions, including innovative dual cook, and speed convection.

Digital controls with large blue backlit display and LED buttons. BPA free; Convenient auto-slideout rack

Internal space: Almost one cubic foot of inside volume comes with this model, more than any other Cuisinart´s similar device.

LED Display: That shows temperature, time remaining, convection and pre-set configuration for better control.

Auto slide-out rack: This valuable feature was lost in the TOB-135N 157 but present in the most basic models, it returns to stay in the most professional model of the line.

Interior light: Perfect for checking the state of the meal without having to open the door and interrupt the cooking process.

Custom cooking based on diameter: This function allows you to cook a casserole or a pizzaperfectly by only introducing the diameter, and then this oven does the rest.

Dual cook function: Ideal for slow cooking, this feature allows two different functions to work simultaneously for customized results: brown and crispy on the outside and smooth and moist on the inside!

Malfunctions on the selector knob: A few users were disappointed to see that after a year or so of use the knob on the mode selector was damaged and didn’t work, unfortunately, this would happen once the warranty had already expired.

Software error: Another common situation is that a short time after buying, a sign stating “ERL Error” would appear, and the unit would automatically shut off. However, this error can be fixed with the help of Cuisinart´s customer support.

The Cuisinart’s TOB-260N1 definitely brings the “Chef´s” name accordingly, since it is the top of the line model of this brand. It combines convection with the other 14 cooking options for customized results. Also, it brings new features until now absent in other Cuisinart´s toaster oven such as interior light, almost one cubic foot of inside volume and dual cooking. Although more expensive, it is definitely the most complete of the family, and the only one that can replace a full-size oven.

3. Cuisinart TOA-28 Compact
Cuisinart TOA-65
216 ratings

Cuisinart TOA-28 Compact Air Fryer Toaster Oven

DESIGN: Compact, countertop machine with viewing window

CAPACITY: Airfries up to 2.5 lb., toasts 4 slices of bread, bakes a 3 lb. chicken

FUNCTIONS: Convection Bake, Convection Broil, AirFry, Toast, Bagel, Warm

Compact design: This model has the best of both worlds; it has the functions of Cuisinart’s full-size models and the lighter, smaller exterior for less crowded countertops. Ideal for small families, couples or single people.

Large capacity: This air fryer toaster has a considerable capacity for its size. It can toast up to four slices of bread. Furthermore, you can even cook a chicken that weighs around 3 pounds. Its great capacity is one of the things users like the most.

Variety: There are numerous features available with this model. From warming and air frying to convection baking and broiling.

Toast shade timer: You can the shade of toast you prefer. This model comes with settings for dark, light and, of course, medium toast.

Efficiency: In comparison to the full-size air fry ovens, this model is a lot more energy-efficient. This is great for both your electric bill and the environment.

No inside light: Unlike the other full-size Cuisinart models, this one does not have an inside light for regular checking. Therefore, it’s difficult to see when the food is cooked without opening the door.

Smaller inside: The inside surface is rather smaller than the TOA-60 or TOA-65 models, which we’ll see next. Therefore, this compact model is not adequate for pizza recipes or large meals for big crowds. For example, it doesn’t fit an entire turkey.

Durability:  Some users reported stickiness after various uses as well as some knobs breaking. This also happens with the TOA-60 model.

This model is perfect for those small families and single people who are curious in the kitchen and want to try the air frying technology for everyday use. It’s ideal for small kitchens because it can easily replace a toaster, microwave, and oven in one single appliance. Furthermore, it’s one of the most affordable options. Unlike bigger models, this one does not have negative reviews in the thermostat department.

4. Cuisinart TOA-60
4. Cuisinart TOA-60
9147 ratings

Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer with Light, Silver w/ 1 Year Extended Warranty

Cuisinart AUTHORIZED DEALER – Includes Full Cuisinart USA WARRANTY

Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer with Light, Silver

INCLUDED IN THE BOX: TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven – Oven Rack – Baking Pan – Air Fryer Rack/Basket – 60mL Oil Spray Bottle – USA Warranty

Variety: It offers different functions, such as conventional and convection baking, convection broil, toasting, reheating and, of course, air frying.

Easy to use: Users have found this item very easy to use. Even elderly users caught on very fast on how to use all the commands.

Speed: The oven options such as baking are actually faster than conventional ovens.

Inside volume: Full-size oven, large enough to air fry up to 3lbs. of food at once, toast six slices of bread or bagels, bake an entire chicken or turkey, and cook a 12-inch pizza.

Thermostat and timer deficiency: The most consecutive critique on this model is definitely the thermostat and timer adjustments. According to many users, the temperature reaches 100°F in only five minutes. This causes overcooking in most cases.

Durability: Many users found that the knobs don’t have a very long life expectancy. They often break or get sticky over time.

Not easy to clean: Although it is listed as a nonstick interior, many users find it very hard to clean on the inside. Furthermore, the tray is not removable, which makes things harder.

Defective features: The high temperatures may cause the tray to bend and it becomes stuck to the oven. In addition, there are reports of a burning metal smell when used.

This is a simpler model of all the air fryer toaster oven spectrum of Cuisinart, although it is full size. Out of all the other Cuisinart similar models, this has the biggest inside volume (ideal for roasting chickens or baking cakes), which works for big families and everyday use. However, the fact that there are so many reports of thermostat issues makes this model a risky purchase, and we can’t fully recommend it.

5. Cuisinart AFR-25
1688 ratings

Cuisinart, AirFryer, Silver

Specially engineered motor fan and heater deliver powerful airflow and high heat for perfectly fried results; quiet operation- optimal performance with minimal noise

Compact design, large capacity- fits easily on any kitchen countertop and air fries up to 2. 5 lb. Of food; adjustable time (0 to 60 minutes) and temperature (warm to 450ºf) endless meal possibilities

Quiet operation: This unit has a particularly silent motor fan and heater that brigs optimal performance and minimal noise.

Compact design: Very useful for those small kitchens where there is not much countertop space. This makes it perfect for small families and single people who want to keep things simple.

Variety: This model offers several functions and variability just like the other bigger models, such as: air frying, toasting, reheating, broiling, and convection baking.

Automatic shut off: This model comes with a 60-minute timer and automatic shut off for safety. This is perfect for those busy mornings in which you might forget to turn your appliance off.

Capacity: Even though this is the compact version of the TOA-65, it has enough room to air fry an entire chicken, toast up to six slices of bread, and cook a medium-sized pizza.

Easy to use: With only two setting variables (time and temperature) it is extremely easy to use. Therefore, it’s recommended for elderly people.

Only one mode: Unlike the other Cuisinart´s air fryer toaster ovens, this model does not come with various functions, only time and temperature settings.

No inside light:  This model doesn’t have an inside light. Therefore, you will be unable to check on your food unless you open the air fryer. This feature is often repeated on all the compact models.

Not easy to clean: Many users found this model very hard to clean on the inside.

Cooks unevenly: Some users stated the necessity of turning around the food during the cooking because it wouldn’t cook the bottom side. We consider this a very big issue.

Surface temperature: This is where the size of this oven gets in the way of a positive experience. It is so small that the probability of burning yourself when pulling the food out of the oven is very high. Also, the inside tray may fall off easily so all the hot content gets out.

Durability: This defect is constant in almost all of the Cuisinart´s air fryer toaster ovens. After some uses, the knobs get sticky and sometimes they stop working after a while.

Deficiency in the air frying: Some users stand that the results compared more to baking instead of air frying the food.

This is by far the worst-ranked model of the Cuisinart AirFryer Toaster Ovens. Its small size is actually a downside for this one. Although the price is very low, it does not make up for the fact that it cooks unevenly and it is unsafe to handle in many cases. We wouldn’t recommend buying this model.

6. Cuisinart TOB-135N
6. Cuisinart TOB-135N
762 ratings

Cuisinart TOB-135N 157 Deluxe Convection Toaster Oven

Included Components: Toaster Oven Unit

Crumb Tray

baking tray

Convection technology: Thanks to its high-speed convection motor-fan, the most delicious meals will be ready in less time and with more even results.

Defrost option: Unlike other only toaster ovens by Cuisinart, the TOB-135N can easily replace a microwave since it can defrost your food without putting it through high temperatures that end up cooking the outside while the inside stays frosted.

Digital screen: Being this version on the more sophisticated side of other Cuisinart ovens, the 135N 157 comes with digital panels that show the selected mode with convection (or not), temperature and even remaining time. This feature is mostly absent in other Cuisinart toaster ovens.

Three racks: One feature that stands out in this unit is the three rack positions for better results and more flexibility. This one allows fitting a 4-pound chicken on the lower rack.

Presence of smoke: A few reviews comment about the presence of smoke while the unit is working. Even if the incident doesn’t get worse than that, it shows some instability in the model.

Writing on the buttons wears off: Being this a consecutive critique from almost all of the Cuisinart ovens, this time it stands out because it happens after less than 5 uses, according to some reviewers.

The Cuisinart´s TOB-135N 157 Deluxe model brings some features not present in the more basic units. Those features tend more to the aesthetics, such as the digital panel and three different colors on the outside coating: white, graphite, and classic stainless steel. Reviews-wise, once again the most recurrent negative comment is about the printing in the buttons wearing off; however, it stands in a much better positioned than other ovens of this brand.

7. Cuisinart TOB-60N1
7. Cuisinart TOB-60N1
699 ratings

Cuisinart TOB-60N1 Toaster Oven Broiler with Convection, Stainless Steel

0.6 cubic feet of space

1800 watts can heat the inside up to 500 Degree

Bake, broil, toast, convection bake and Warm functions

Convection baking: This time, Cuisinart takes a modern approach to their conventional toaster oven by giving the TOB-60N1 convection technology for their baking and broiling modes, so the user gets great results in a healthier way.

Toast shade control: Besides the toasting mode, this model offers more control when it comes to the level of shade you want to achieve when toasting.

Keep warm function: Especially when cooking for a crowd or a several steps meal, this model can help you keep your food warm without overcooking.

Fast pre-heat: The positive feedback received by the users stated that this unit pre-heats faster than the regular toaster oven.

Gets very hot: This critique is recurrent in Cuisinart toaster ovens, but this time some users said that the part that gets hotter is the top of the oven, which seems dangerous giving the fact that this is a countertop designed oven, and the majority of activity in the kitchen may happen over the counter.

Print around the dials rubs off: After just a few months, some reviewers commented, that the print around the dials of mode and temperature rubbed off. This critique is common in other Cuisinart models.

This is the Cuisinart´s go-to appliance for families that would like to get involved in convection cooking but don’t want to take too much countertop space with just an air fryer; however, the capacity of the TOB-60N1 accommodates to a medium-sized family. We found this one to have much better reviews than the conventional Cuisinart ovens because of the convection properties and also for having fewer quality issues than other models. Nevertheless, the rubbing of the painting on the dials is a problem still present in the TOB-60N1.

8. Cuisinart TOB-40N
3547 ratings

Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler,Black

1800 Watts to toast, bagel, bake and broil with a full size interior holds 11 inch pizza and 6 slices of toast, unit measures: 17″ x 11.74″ x 8.35″

Stainless steel front with rubberized easy grip dials, cool touch handle, and a front removable tray; easy clean nonstick interior

Always even shade control monitors the temperature and adjusts timing to consistently toast to the shade selected every time

Capacity: Up to 6 slices of bread can be toasted or an 11” casserole, offering a lot of space inside.

Easy to use: Reviewers have found this unit very easy to use, even older children caught on fast on the way to use all the configurations.

Temperature range: Since it comes with baking and broiling options, the temperature range is wide going from 200°F to 500° in these configurations.

Auto slide-out rack: It comes with a hook in the oven´s door so the rack slides when opening, keeping the hands of the user safe from burning.

Variety: Besides the toasting option, it has warming, broiling, baking, and bagel for a crusty outside and smooth inside result.

Defective features: The high temperatures may cause the heating elements inside the oven to lose their shape or break, causing a potential accident when hot.

Difficulty reading the labels: Some users stated that the labels of the configurations and temperatures are hard to read since they are too small, and in some cases they rubbed off after a short period of time, leaving the user clueless about what option to choose.

Simple operation and more space are what this unit has to offer, having all the characteristics to satisfy the everyday needs of a medium-sized family or a small gathering. Also, the auto slide-out rack provides safer manipulation. Nevertheless, almost all of the negative reviews were about defective features on the heating elements which tend to bend and crack, suggesting that this is not an isolated incident but a continuous issue with this model.

9. Cuisinart TOB-80N
Cuisinart TOA-65
162 ratings

Cuisinart TOB-80N Compact Toaster Oven Broiler, Stainless Steel

Compact and counter-friendly 0. 35 cubic-foot capacity

Fits 4 slices of bread or a 9″ Pizza

4 functions in 1: toast, bake, broil and keep Warm

Auto slide-out rack: One of the favorite features of this oven must be the auto slide-out rack, which offers hand-free manipulation for safer use.

Size: Even though it is countertop friendly, the inside space fits up to 4 toasts in one rack.

Simplicity: The use is intuitive since it has three knobs to select mode, temperature, and level of toasting, making it very simple to manipulate.

Easy to clean: This model promises to make the cleaning easier since it comes with nonstick interior

Gets extremely hot: Several users stated that this model gets very hot when using, it even has a sign on one side saying to not get close because of the high temperatures.

Weak glass door: The second more frequent negative comment is that many users had the experience of the door´s glass exploding while using, making it very dangerous around children and pets.

This toaster oven is the one to have for everyday use for a small family or couples that are looking for simple meals that don’t require a full-sized oven. The auto slide-out rack is an innovative solution to the problem of taking out the food without needing to put your hands inside the hot oven. However, the negative reviews that show issues with the quality are numerous, so we take those into consideration.

10. Cuisinart CSO-300N
10. Cuisinart CSO-300N
268 ratings

Cuisinart Convection Steam Oven, New, Stainless Steel

120 minutes of steady, uninterrupted steam

Specialized bread proofing technology, bakes & proofs bread better and faster

Cooks up to 40% quicker than conventional ovens

Variety: There are nine cooking functions available with this model, which may be single or combined options: bake and broil to get roasted results on the outside and smooth and moist on the inside.

Compact design: This model from Cuisinart has the benefits of a full steam oven, and a convection mini-oven in a small place for less crowded countertops. Preferable for small kitchens and occasional uses.

Fast and healthier results: It is proven that this steam heat technology cuts the time of cooking almost in half, so you can get bread, cakes or rolls in less time. Since you´ll be using hot air and steam for cooking, your meals will contain less or none fat at all.

Leakage problem: Given the fact this unit has a removable container for water to produce steam heat, there are more chances for it to develop leakage conditions and when it finally happens it tends to be fatal for the unit because the inside mechanism gets wet. The most recurrent critique about this model states this issue, being this the main reason why it stops working altogether.

Rust in the rack and drip tray: After some uses, the rack and the drip tray tend to rust because of the incidence of the steam in the inside of the oven, which gives the perception that these elements of the oven were not designed especially for a model which tends to get in touch with humidity often.

This oven model is unique and perfect for those medium to small-sized families who are interested in changing their lifestyle into a healthier one through steam heat. It also offers the option to combine cooking styles to get you that brown crusty exterior with smooth inside in a faster way. On the downside, the leakage issue although rare it is fatal to the unit and may appear after several uses when the warranty may not cover it.

Comparison of models

Best Air Fryer Toaster Ovens

CSO-300N vs TOB-80N:

The main difference between these models is that the CSO-300N is focused on convection and steam heat cooking and the TOB-80N model is a classic toaster oven mainly for toasting and warming use. Size wise they also differ, the CSO-300N is practically twice the size of the TOB-80N.

CSO-300N vs TOB-40N:

These two models differ on the use that can be given to them, the CSO-300N is mostly oriented for baking bread, dough or vegetables since it got steam heat technology, and the TOB-40N comes with the typical toaster oven options such as toast, warm, broil, bake. The size is pretty similar on both of them, and when it comes down to reviews, the CSO-300N shows more acceptance.

TOB-80N vs TOB-40N:

Both of these models share almost the same pre-set configurations, except “bagel”, only present in the  TOB-40N. The other difference is the size: the TOB-80N has a 0.35 ft interior space and the TOB-40N comes with 0.50 ft volume. Basically, the choice between them comes down to the capacity needed.

CSO-300N vs TOB-60N1:

These two ovens differentiate each other on the use given. The TOB-60N1 is a conventional toaster oven with a convection baking and broiling model, and the CSO-300N model belongs to another line from Cuisinart oriented to steam baking, although it can be used for conventional everyday toasting. The capacity of both is 0.6 cft, so they can fit a 12” pizza or casserole. Another difference is that the CSO-300N comes with a digital panel where the mode, temperature, and other settings are more visible.

TOB-80N vs TOB-60N1:

The TOB-80N is a simple model that comes with the basic functions of a toaster oven that also bakes and broils. On the other hand, the TOB-60N1 brings the convection baking besides all of the configurations of a mini-oven. Size-wise, the TOB-60N1 almost duplicates the TOB-80N´s capacity.

TOB-40N vs TOB-60N1:

The TOB-60N1, besides having convection technology, differs from the TOB-40N on the capacity, being the first one a little bigger. An advantage the TOB-40N has over the 60N1 is definitely the auto slide-out rack, which allows the user to handle the hot food in a safer way.

CSO-300N vs TOB-135N:

Both of these models offer convection modes; however, the CSO-300N is specially designed for steam cooking and baking, and the TOB-135N is a toaster oven with convection settings. They both have digital panels for temperature and time visualizations and have the same inside volume: 0.6 ft.

TOB-80N vs TOB-135N:

The TOB-80N comes with the typical toasting, warming, broiling settings and with manual knobs that control temperature and intensity of toasting, the TOB-135N being almost twice the size comes with all those modes plus defrosting and convection, that can be controlled through a digital screen alongside with timing.

TOB-40N vs TOB-135N:

The TOB-40N is 0.1 ft smaller than the TOB-135N, and function-wise is similar to the TOB-80N, in which you can choose between warm, broil, bake, and toast mode. The TOB-135N, besides convection, offers defrosting and a digital screen where the temperature and time remaining are shown. As a safety measure, the TOB-40N has an auto slide-out rack that the TOB-135N doesn´t have.

TOB-60N1 vs TOB-135N:

The TOB-135N is the sophisticated version of the TOB-60N1 since they both have the same capacity. The TOB-135N comes with all the cooking modes the TOB-60N1 has plus defrosting and three rack positions, which offers more flexibility and height when needed. On the ratings, the TOB-135N  seems to have more acceptance. In addition, the controlling screen is present on the TOB-135N.

CSO-300N vs TOB-260N1:

The TOB-260N1 comes with 15 pre-set configurations for cooking; however, it is unable to steam heat cook as the CSO-300N can. On the other hand, the TOB-260N1 is a multi-purpose appliance that can replace a full-size convection oven and microwave, unlike the CSO-300N, which is more a steam/bake oriented machine.

TOB-80N vs TOB-260N1:

The TOB-80N is the TOB-260N1´s little brother, being one-third of the size and only with 4 configurations against 15 that the 260N1 has. The TOB-80N doesn’t come with convection technology nor digital display. These two models satisfy very different needs of capacity and variety.

TOB-40N vs TOB-260N1:

The TOB-40N has half the internal capacity of the TOB-260N1, and option-wise it comes with the basic configurations of a small oven. On the other hand, the TOB-260N1 can execute more customized recipes but at a higher price, which can be three times the cost of the TOB-40N.

TOB-60N1 vs TOB-260N1:

These two models share the convection cooking technology at two different sizes, being the TOB-60N1 40% smaller than the TOB-260N1. Consecutively, the TOB-60N1´s price is also 40% the price of the TOB-260N1. Besides the size, the 260N1 has a digital screen and 7 more pre-set configurations than the other.

TOB-135N vs TOB-260N1:

Out of the bunch, these two are the most similar. However, when it comes to capacity, TOB-260N1 is much bigger. In addition, it comes with the auto slide-out rack, which is a very missed feature that unfortunately the TOB-135N 157 doesn’t come with. Also, the TOB-135N 157 being the top of the line, comes with 15 pre-set configurations vs the 10 of the TOB-135N.