Never have we had so many cooking options with just one machine than we do today. While you may not think a convection toaster oven can achieve the same as a traditional oven, you are about to be surprised. Cuisinart has produced 2 amazing air fryer, convection toaster ovens.
We are going to look at the specifics of the Cuisinart TOA-60 vs TOA-65, comparing their appearance, functions, and value for money. After comparing each feature, we will include a comparison chart to see the two side by side. This, along with some pros and cons will help us with our final verdict.
We will begin by seeing what the Cuisinart TOA-60 and the Cuisinart TOA-65 have in common.
Cuisinart TOA-60 vs TOA-65 – Similarities
The comparison chart below has all of the specific information on the Cuisinart TOA-60 and the Cuisinart TOA-65 for a side by side viewing.
|Name||Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Airfryer||Cuisinart TOA-65|
|Size||15.5 x 16 x 14 inches||17 x 21.73 x 15.75 inches|
|Cooking functions||Bake, broil, convection bake, convection broil, warm, toast, and air fry||Bake, broil, braise, pizza roast, toast, bagel, reheat, warm, dual cook, slow cook, high/low convection, defrost, dehydrate, proof dough|
|Capacity||6 slices of toast/3lb chicken wings in the air fryer basket, 12” pizza, 4lb whole chicken||6 slices of toast/3lb chicken wings in the air fryer basket, 12” pizza, 4lb whole chicken|
|What’s Included||Oven rack, baking pan, air fryer basket||Oven rack, baking pan, air fryer basket|
|Warranty||3-year limited||3-year limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
The Cuisinart TOA-60 and the Cuisinart TOA-65 have a power rating of 1800W. This allows for a maximum temperature of 450ºF. Both have a temperature that starts at keep-warm and increases up to the maximum.
You will be able to cook 6 slices of toast in either the Cuisinart TOA-60 or the Cuisinart TOA-65. They also have enough space for a 12-inch pizza, 3 pounds of chicken wings and a whole 4-pound chicken.
Aside from various cooking functions, the Cuisinart TOA-60 and the Cuisinart TOA-65 have toast shaders so that you can choose the exact shade you like without drying the toast out.
The interior light in the Cuisinart TOA-60 and the Cuisinart TOA-65 means that you don’t need to open the door to see how your food is coming along. This prevents losing heat and adjusting the internal temperature.
The box of the Cuisinart TOA-60 and the Cuisinart TOA-65 include an oven rack, a baking pan, and an air fryer basket. You will also receive a 3-year limited warranty with both.
Now we will take a closer look into the differences between the Cuisinart TOA-60 and the Cuisinart TOA-65.
Differences Between Cuisinart TOA-60 and Cuisinart TOA-65
Both are stainless steel with a large glass door and handle that goes across the door.
There are 4 dial knobs that you use for the various settings. It measures 15.5 x 16 x 14 inches and weighs 21 pounds.
There is just one dial knob and the other controls are buttons. It is slightly larger at 17 x 21.73 x 15.75 inches but weighs almost the same at 20.3 pounds.
The Winner Is- The Cuisinart TOA-60
As we mentioned, these are two very versatile pieces of kitchen equipment, but one more than the other.
There are 7 cooking functions; toast, bake, broil, convection back, convection broil, warm, and air fry. Air frying lets you cook all of your favorite fried foods but with far less oil, making it much healthier.
With almost double the options, you can use settings like bake, broil, braise, pizza, roast, toast, bagel, reheat, warm, dual-cook, slow cook, and use high or low convection cooking. On top of that, you can use this oven for dehydrating, defrosting, and proofing dough.
The Winner Is- The Cuisinart TOA-65
The main difference is that one is analog and the other is digital, and this decision may come down to personal preference.
The four simple dial knobs let you control the timer, temperature, function, and the shade of the toast.
There are 5 buttons and one dial know. There is a large digital display so that you can quickly and easily choose your settings.
The Winner Is- The Cuisinart TOA-65
Pros and Cons
The last thing to include that will contribute to our final verdict is the following pros and cons.
- It cooks food quickly and within the time you expect
- It’s easy to clean and to keep clean
- An excellent space-saving option for smaller kitchens
- The timer is unreliable
- It’s perfect to throw frozen food in and have it all cooked perfectly, and crispy
- The trays and basket are good quality
- It’s quick and quiet
- There is a bit of a learning curve with this model
The Final Verdict
It is true that Cuisinart may have rushed the production on this line of convection ovens. There have been some concerns with quality control, but they generally honor the warranty.
We absolutely loved both of them. We made sure that an experienced cook and a novice used both. The Cuisinart TOA-60 was definitely easier to use but it only took a few recipes for our novice cook to master the Cuisinart TOA-65. All of the functions are absolutely brilliant, and we made such an amazing range of meals.
It might come down to what you actually plan to do with your convection toaster air fryer oven. If you can only see yourself doing the usual types of cooking, the Cuisinart TOA-60 is absolutely perfect. We felt that the Cuisinart TOA_65 was the better convection toaster oven air fryer, especially if you like to get creative in the kitchen and try new things. Having the slow cooking option is very handy for busy families and it is not that much more expensive, so well worth it in our opinions.