Every now and then, the kitchen appliance market would be overrun with a craze. Remember the Instapot? Right now, it seems that the appliance du juor is the air fryer.
You’ve seen one of those by now. Those egg-shaped convection ovens that fry food using hot air and little oil. Sure, it’s a healthy way of cooking crispy fried chicken, although opinions vary whether it can be as tasty as deep fried chicken.
There are some practical reasons for not buying an air fryer. For one, your old reliable toaster oven can do the job just as better. When cooking potato fries in a toaster oven, you’ll get an even browning because you can space them out evenly; with an air fryer, you’ll could end up getting uneven results because the fries are all cramped in its small interior.
And there is only so much you can cook with an air fryer given that it’s smaller than a toaster oven. Ever tried stuffing a whole chicken into one?
But what if you can get both in one appliance? That, my friends, is what an air fryer toaster oven is like. It’s a two-for-one combo for a price of one.
When you’re seriously considering an upgrade to your old oven, then this is what you should be thinking of getting. Sure, it’s bigger than your toaster (but not by much) so it’ll carve out significant space on your countertop but it can do everything, from air-frying, baking, toasting and even spit-roasting.
You won’t need to worry about batch cooking, either, because the appliance is designed to hold more food. Some models will allow you to cook a large pizza while toasting bread and frying french fries at the same time. This way, you can cut down on your energy usage while also shortening your cooking time.
If you’re into dehydrating food, you won’t have to purchase a stand-alone bulky dehydrator because some models have this function and can do the job as well. Whether you’re making beef jerky, dried herb teas or flavorful fruit chips, this will make the job quick and easy for you.
In fact, if you’re downsizing your kitchen, or thinking of moving into one of those popular tiny homes, an air fryer toaster oven is all you’ll ever need on your tiny countertop (along with possibly an electric skillet). And because they are sleekly designed and made with stainless steel, they’ll look stylish and functional in your kitchen.
Here are my top picks for the best air fryer toaster ovens in the market.
Table of Contents
- Best Air Fryer Toaster Ovens
- 1. CalmDo Air Fryer Toaster Oven, 26.3 QT
- 2. MOOSOO Air Fryer, 12.7QT Electric Rotisserie Oven
- 3. Amaste Air Fryer, 16 Quart XL Size, 1500-W Rotisserie Oven
- 4. 20-Quart Iconites Airfryer Convection Toaster Oven with Rotisserie Dehydrator
- 5. Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven Airfryer
- Buyers Guide to Choosing an Air Fry Toaster Oven
Best Air Fryer Toaster Ovens
- CalmDo Air Fryer Toaster Oven, 26.3 QT
- MOOSOO Air Fryer, 12.7QT 1700W Electric Rotisserie Oven
- Amaste Air Fryer, 16 Quart XL Size, 1500-W Rotisserie Oven
- 20QT Iconites Airfryer 1800W Toaster Oven with Rotisserie Dehydrator
- Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven Airfryer
1. CalmDo Air Fryer Toaster Oven, 26.3 QT
This is a 1800W oven that circulates hot air 360 degrees around the food so that its cooked quickly and evenly. It has 21 pre-set cooking temperatures which will not only cook any dish you want but will also defrost, dehydrate or warm food for you.
Made of stainless steel in the exterior and a non-stick coating in the interior, this oven has a LCD digital display screen that is easy to operate.
It’s designed to cook for large families. It has four levels of air flow racks so you can cook four types of dishes in large amounts at the same time. Or you can roast a 12 lb turkey instead.
It comes with an oven rack, a dehydrating tray, a baking pan, an air fryer basket, and a detachable crumb tray. Oven mitts are also included.
- Elderly friendly; easy to use and low noise
- Safety features include Auto Pause function, accessible handles on the sides, and Auto-Standby Mode
- No mention of what kind of material is used for its non-stick coating
2. MOOSOO Air Fryer, 12.7QT Electric Rotisserie Oven
This 1700W air fryer oven has a stainless steel interior and a glass oven door. Designed to hold a large amount food, this oven is best for cooking large meals.
Standard features include a 360 degree hot rapid air circulation to reduce the need for cooking oil. It has a variety of temperature settings which ranges from 176F to 400F so you can bake, grill, roast and air-fry easily.
It also has a digital LED display and a One-Touch control button that makes it easy to operate. For example, when air frying, just insert the food, set the temperature, and the time, then you’re all set to go.
This has the most accessories of any air fry oven in this list. It has 2 mesh racks, 10 skewers, 1 rotisserie basket, 1 drip tray that catches oil, 1 rotisserie shaft to jab into the chicken or roast, 1 removal tool, 1 food clip, and mini silicone mitts.
- ETL approved; safety features include Overheat Protection and Automatic Shut-Off
- Good after sales service
- When all the racks are used at once, there may not be enough space for food
- The air fryer oven's outer surfaces may become hot during use.
3. Amaste Air Fryer, 16 Quart XL Size, 1500-W Rotisserie Oven
This air fryer oven will make short work of your cooking because of its large interior capacity, LED screen, and its hassle-free One-Touch button.
It has 10 temperature presets which allow you to cook chicken, seafood, steak, fries, pizza, and even popcorn. The oven easily adjusts from 101F to 428F for easy multiply frying. The fryer, meanwhile, dehydrates up to 12 hours. The Amaste Air Fryer will also automatically cool the interior in minutes after using it.
Its accessories include an air fryer oven, a drap tray, a rotisserie cage, a chicken fork ,a mesh basket and tray , 1 cage tong and a skewer rack.
- Safety features include an Auto Shut-Off and Lock Function; the oven will pause automatically if you open the door and will shut-off if you hold it open for more than 10 mins.
- Comes with an interior light
- Not very wide; will only fit a 10-inch pizza
4. 20-Quart Iconites Airfryer Convection Toaster Oven with Rotisserie Dehydrator
At 1800W, this air fryer oven is powerful enough to cook food 25-30% faster than conventional ovens.
It has 10 temperature pre-set options that can easily take you from frying and roasting to baking and dehydrating. It can actually recrisp leftover fried chicken in under five minutes. Temperature settings range from 180-400F.
It features a LED digital touch screen and the cooking mode meals options are easy to operate by just pressing a button.
This model has 13 accessories. It comes with a skewer rotisserie, fry net basket, drip tray, fetch rack, dehydrating racks, chicken fork, and oven mitts. It also has a rotating basket that’s handy for cooking popcorn.
- Safety features include an Auto Shut-Off Function
- Accessories are made of stainless steel; dishwasher friendly
- Doesn’t have an off switch button; you need to press the power button on twice in order to turn it off
- Made in China
5. Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven Airfryer
This is a full-size 800W toaster oven with a built-in air fryer. It’s capable of baking a 12-inch pizza or roasting a 4-pound chicken. It has 7 pre-set functions; it can air-fry, bake, broil, warm, and toast food.
It has an adjustable thermostat with a 60-minute timer and toast shade selector time. It quickly heats up so there’s no need for pre-warming. And as a safety feature, it has auto-shutoff function.
It beats a microwave for warming up food because it doesn’t make leftovers soggy. Its fan makes it possible for you to cook at low or high speeds. Here’s a tip: go high speed if you want extra crispy results.
It comes with a standard air-fryer rack, a baking pan and an oven rack.
- Not noisy
- Has the largest surface area of any air fryer in the market
- Not for dehydration processing
- Doesn’t have replacement parts; if a part is malfunctioning, you have to send the whole unit back
Buyers Guide to Choosing an Air Fry Toaster Oven
Choose an air fry toaster oven the way you would pick a conventional oven. That means looking at the quality of its performance, the versatility of its functions and, of course, how it looks. Here are other things to look out for:
What is its cooking capacity?
How many people are you cooking for every meal? Air fry toaster ovens are designed for cooking large meals. But “large” can be subjective.
Would 10 quarts be enough, or 15 quarts? The largest capacity on this list is 26 quarts. Would that be enough to cook a variety of dishes for one meal for your family?
Check its performance
Many ovens feature a lot of pre-set temperature settings. And while that’s good, you also need to check if it can maintain a set temperature pretty well. You can’t have a fluctuating temperature setting because that would mean you’ll have an unevenly cooked meal.
Check the internal fans. Often the number and quality of its fans have a direct impact on its heating performance. In some models, having two fans can allow you more control over the convection heating.
Speed is another factor to take into account. If its fan is slow, it may not circulate the heat well.
Is it noisy? In general, an air fry toaster oven is less noisy than an air fryer or a conventional oven. But only you can decide what level of noise you can tolerate.
What are its safety features?
Like any other kitchen appliance that produces heat, safety features should be an important consideration. Does it have automatic shut off options? Is its exterior well shielded from the internal temperature? Is the material used for its parts food grade safe?
What kind of accessories does it have?
Accessories may seem to be just a marketing gimmick for a brand but having the right type and quantity of kitchen accessories can maximize the versatility and performance of an air fryer toaster oven. Good accessories also make you want to use the appliance even more.
Check if they're easy to remove and dishwasher-friendly. Are they made of stainless steel or, if they're made of food-grade material, is the material toxin-free?
Check the after sales service
Read the customer reviews on the product pages. Companies that respond quickly to customer complaints are worthy and reliable enough for you to consider. Some ovens that are made overseas don’t offer any customer support at all, so it’s best to stay clear of those brands.