"The TOA-60 is wonderful multi-use appliance."
The Cuisinart TOA-60 is one of those appliances that can not only add a lot of variety and versatility into your cooking options, but may also end up replacing some of your currently most used kitchen appliances. Functioning superbly as both an air fryer and a toaster oven, the Cuisinart TOA-60 is a magnificently powerful machine that gives you the chance to make some of your favourite meals in the tastiest, healthiest manner possible. With a 12 x 12 inch interior space, a lower rack big enough to cook an entire chicken and an air frying basket that can make the crispiest fries and chicken wings imaginable, the TOA-60 is wonderful multi-use appliance. Despite its $190-200 price tag, its still well worth the money and will become a centrepiece in your kitchen for the foreseeable future.
The Cuisinart TOA-60’s design just screams power and efficiency. As a multi-functional appliance that needs to carry out an array of cooking functions, you’d expect the TOA-60 to be a heavy-duty, cumbersome appliance is almost impossible to move around. And while, at 21 pounds, its heavier than the majority of air fryers and toaster ovens, with dimensions of 14 x 15.8 x 14 inches the Cuisinart TOA-60 is still relatively easy to carry and move around. Sure, its not quite the lightest product you’ll have in your kitchen, but its still definitely light enough for you to easily move around your kitchen at will, which given its outstanding versatility is still pretty impressive. The TOA-60’s impressive stainless steel exterior can blend in with some of your current kitchen appliances and has a gleaming look about it that should satisfy you in terms of appearance.
Since its made of stainless steel, you also know that it’s a durable piece of kit that can last you a long time. This is reinforced by the 3 year warranty that Cuisinart have placed on the TOA-60, showing the confidence that the manufacturers have in their own product. A 3 year warranty clearly shows that the Cuisinart TOA-60 is built to last and is not supposed to have any performance issues upon purchase. One underrated element of the TOA-60’s design is how efficiently it performs. When compared to a standard large oven, the Cuisinart TOA-60 uses around half of the energy used by a normal oven, while often managing to cook food faster than one of these ovens. Furthermore, the TOA-60 is surprisingly quiet while in use, no matter what cooking function you are performing. This is just really convenient as it means you can get on with so many other things in the house without constantly being distracted by noise coming from your air fryer.
Ease of Use
Unsurprisingly, the cooking performance of the Cuisinart TOA-60 is as excellent as you’d imagine. If you’re interested in making the crispiest fried foods possible, the TOA-60 may be the air fryer for you. For chicken wings, you’ll find that the Cuisinart TOA-60 can cook wings that are just as good as what you’d be likely to find in many restaurants. Similarly, French fries cooked using the Cuisinart TOA-60’s air fryer are so much healthier than the majority of fries that come from a fryer. Not only are they healthier than the majority of fries, they are so crispy and crunchy and they’re absolutely delicious.
The best part is that you can fit a whole bag of fries into the frying basket due to just how large the Cuisinart TOA-60’s capacity is. It’s 12 x 12 inch interior oven can fit 12 inch pizzas inside it, and the lower rack slot of the TOA-60 allows you to cook a whole chicken inside of it. Even better, the oven in the Cuisinart TOA-60 warms up in less than half the time of a traditional oven. For the most part, the TOA-60 is pretty easy to clean. It has a nonstick interior that makes cleaning a simple process, and the baking tray inside the TOA-60 can act as a tray for any crumbs or drips that come as a result of the food. The baking tray is super easy to clean, so you should be glad to see food dropping on it. However, despite the help of the baking pan, crumbs and drips can still fall to the very bottom of the oven, which can make cleaning a much harder process. The Cuisinart TOA-60, despite its many functions and different cooking abilities, is a simple appliance to operate. Although none of its controls are digital, its dials are easy to operate and you should have no problems finding how to cook your food the way you like it.
Being a multi-functional appliance designed to carry out a variety of important kitchen tasks, it’s no shock that the Cuisinart TOA-60 is packed with helpful features. With seven different cooking functions powered by 1800W, you don’t get too much more versatile than the TOA-60. Excelling in toasting, air frying and convection oven cooking amongst other things, the Cuisinart TOA-60 may become your most used kitchen appliance! Being able to cook so many foods within just one unit, it may come as no surprise that the TOA-60 can become rather hot while being used. Because of this, it’s really not a good idea to touch the outside of the unit during cooking, as you may end up burning yourself.
However, to prevent overheating, the Cuisinart TOA-60 has an auto-shut off feature that minimizes the risk of burning or any fires being caused by it. Unlike many air fryers, the TOA-60 is not controlled by a touchscreen and is instead operated using dials above the inside of the unit. While many people do prefer to have a touchscreen element to their appliances, the Cuisinart TOA-60’s controls are painless and trouble-free. However, the TOA-60’s temperature controls are not quite as precise as they could be. While it would be better if they were a bit more precise, this should not cause you too many problems.
In conclusion, though the Cuisinart TOA-60 is on the pricier end of the spectrum, especially for an air fryer, you could not ask for a more effective and highly functional appliance for your kitchen. Whether you want to make crispy French fries, six slices of toast or even a whole chicken, the TOA-60 can meet the challenge. At $190-200, of course there are more affordable options, but despite its cost, the Cuisinart TOA-60 offers tremendous value for money, especially given how long it will last you.