Air fryers have gained a lot of popularity in past few years. And what’s not to like! You get to enjoy your favorite fried food with way less oil without losing any of the good taste. Another popular – but no so new – kitchen appliance is a toaster oven. Those have been around for ages, and are still in demand.
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen appliances, or simply looking for something more convenient, getting an air fryer/toaster oven combo is a great idea. It saves up on both money and counterspace, and it gives you access to a lot more features. But is it the best choice for your needs?
In this post, we’ll look into the best rated air fryer and toaster oven combos, look at their features, how they compare to each other and any other details that could help you with your decision.
Best Air Fryer Toaster Ovens:
Breville Convection and Air Fry Smart Oven BOV900BSS:
Our of all other brands, Breville has created the most versatile and user-friendly air fryer and oven combination. The oven comes loaded with 13 smart cooking programs that make your cooking task as easy as selecting a program and hitting the start button. But you also have the option to create your own program for that special meal.
Available programs: Toast, bagel, broil, bake, roast, warm, pizza, proof, airfry, reheat, cookies, slow cook and dehydrate.
Each of these programs automatically adjust the temperature and cook time to the optimal settings, but if you ever feel like you need to adjust it, you can do so.
The oven has 2-speed convection fan that operates on regular or super speed to give you more control over what you’re cooking. The fan is great for programs like air frying, dehydrate and roasting where you need higher air volume and better heat distribution.
One of Breville’s best features is the Element iQ technology which allows the 6 independent quartz heating elements to shift power where it’s needed most, above or below the food, to get you the best results.
When it comes to size, the Breville Smart Oven Air has 1 cubic ft capacity. That’s room for 9 slices of bread, 14-lbs turkey, 12 cup muffin tray or 5-qt Dutch oven. So it’s quite roomy for cooking for a large family.
Operating the oven couldn’t be easier thanks to the LCD display that shows you everything, including steps as your oven heats or switches cooking phases.
Included accessories: 13” pizza pan, 2x oven racks, 9”x13” broil rack and enamel roasting pan, and a mesh basket rack for dehydrating and air frying.
Oven dimensions: 17.2” x 21.4” x 12.8”
Pros of Breville Smart Oven Air:
- Very versatile – Lots of programs to choose from.
- Ease of use. LCD display makes it easy to operate.
- Made of high quality materials.
- Includes a lot of accessories.
Cons of Breville Smart Oven Air:
Cuisinart TOA-65 Digital Convection Toaster Oven and Air Fryer:
Cuisinart’s Convection and Air fryer oven is the budget-friendly alternative to Breville’s Smart Oven Air… but they vary in features, so let’s have a look:
Available functions: Bake, broil, pizza, roast, toast, bagel, reheat, warm, dual cook, air fry. Low temperature functions include: braise and slow cook. Special programs like: dehydrate and proof.
Temperature and settings can be adjusted. Temp range goes from 80F to 450F and convection fan can be set to low or high.
On to capacity, the Cuisinart is smaller than the Breville at 0.6 cu ft capacity. It can hold up to 6 halves of bagels, airfry up to 3 lbs of fries, roast a 4 lb chicken or bake a 12” pizza.
Dimensions of the oven are: 17.00″ x 21.73″ x 15.75”
Using the oven is quite easy, too. It features an LCD display combined with a dial knob and some buttons for easy programmability and customization.
The Cuisinart oven includes two accessories: a baking pan and an Airfrying basket.
The TOA model is also available as TOA-60, an even more affordable model with the same features and capacity but lacks the digital display.
Pros of Cuisinart TOA-65 Oven:
- Affordable and functional.
- Easy to use.
- Enough presets to perform most cooking tasks.
Cons of Cuisinart TOA-65:
- Large, bulky design. Even though the capacity is smaller than it looks.
- Doesn’t include many accessories.
Ninja Foodi Digital Toaster and Air Fryer Oven:
First thing you’ll notice about the Ninja Foodi oven is the sleek and compact size. Yet, it is still spacious enough to allow you to prepare food for a large family.
Preset programs on the Ninja Foodi Airfryer oven are: air fry, air roast, air broil, bake, dehydrate, keep warm, toast and bagel. With the ability for you to change temperature and time settings to your liking.
Although it looks small in size, it is actually larger in capacity than the Cuisinart TOA 65. It can accommodate sheet pan 13” x 13”, up to 9 slices of bread, 13” pizza and air fry up to 4 lbs. However, since it’s shorter in height, you cannot fit a whole chicken in it.
One of Ninja Foodi’s oven unique design features is the Flip Away feature. It is designed in a way to be flipped up and easily stored when not in use. Flipping it up also allows you to remove a panel to easily clean the bottom and interior of the oven.
Using the oven is quite easy, too. Thanks to the digital control and small LCD display located on the top.
The Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Oven includes: wire rack, 13” x 13” sheet pan, 13” x 13” Air fry basket.
Dimensions of the Ninja Foodi Oven and Airfryer: 19.7 L x 7.6 W x 15 H
Pros of Ninja Foodi Oven:
- Compact in size, space saving design.
- Sleek and modern design.
- Includes enough accessories.
- Easiest to clean and stash away.
Cons of Ninja Foodi Oven:
- Height of the oven doesn’t allow to fit larger items like whole chicken or turkey.
Black + Decker Extra Wide Crisp N Bake AirFryer Toaster Oven
If you want a simple air fryer and toaster oven combo without all the bells and whistles, this one is it. It’s the most affordable out of all previous picks, but it lacks any advanced features.
The Black and Decker air fryer and toaster oven is not a digital oven, so there’s no preset programs to choose from. You will manually set your temperature, timer and any other settings. The manual dial knob does have marks for functions to make it easier to set the correct temperature. You’ll see the options: bake, broil, toast, keep warm and air fry.
The capacity of the oven is quite nice. It can fit 8 slices of bread, 12” pizza or 9” x 13” pan. It’s nearly the same capacity as the Cuisinart TOA 65, but looks much nicer and not as bulky.
The oven includes an airfryer basket, broil rack and and pan. That’s enough accessories to get you started right away.
With the Black and Decker oven priced under $100, is it really just as good as the other more expensive models? Or do you get what you pay for?
Looking at customer reviews, you’ll see that a lot of customers are complaining about the air frying function of this model. Choosing the airfrying function will operate the convection fans but it does not give you the option to customize temperature or speed. So if you plan to use the air fryer function a lot, this model might not be the best choice.
Pros of Black and Decker Extra Wide Air Fryer and Toaster Oven:
- Great affordable price.
- Large capacity for the price.
- Includes good set of accessories.
- Air Fryer function does not perform well.
- No digital settings.
Which Air Fryer and Convection Oven Combo Is Best To Buy?
Our picks ranged in price and functions, now it’s time to pick which is actually the best to buy. This obviously comes down to what you really need from an oven, but here are a few pinpoints help you out:
The best overall option is certainly the Breville Smart Oven Air. It has to most digital functions, the best heating elements and convection fan settings, and it includes the most accessories. But of course, all of that comes at a price. It is the most expensive out of them all.
The Ninja Foodi Oven has a great price tag for its capacity and digital functions. The design is very modern, and it’s oven of very few ovens that can be easily stored away when not in use. The only issue with this oven is its height. It is not high enough to fit larger food items like a whole chicken, turkey or even bake a cake. So that’s an important thing to keep in mind if you cook these meals regularly.
The Cuisinart comes next with an affordable price tag and function ratio. One of the biggest downsides of this model is its design. It’s quite large and does not have the nicest design, honestly. If you compare the Cuisinart to the Ninja Foodi, the Cuisinart looks huge. Yet, the Ninja Foodi actually has larger flat capacity! However, unlike the Foodi, the Cuisinart can fit a whole chicken/turkey.
Last comes the Black and Decker. With a price tag that definitely is the most affordable. But when it comes to functions, you’ll certainly get what you pay for. The oven is operated manually (no digital programs), and the Air frying function is simply not as good as the other ovens.