7 Best Air Fryer Toaster Ovens of 2023, Tested by Food Network Kitchen
We made 100 pieces of toast, 10 pounds of fries, 50 cookies and 20 pieces of chicken to find our favorite air fryer toaster ovens.
Our Top Air Fryer Toaster Oven Picks
- Best Overall: Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro
- Another Top Pick: Cuisinart TOA-65 Air Fryer Toaster Oven
- Best Value: Cosori 12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo
- Best Budget: Galanz 26 qt. Air Fry Digital Toaster Oven
- Best Compact: Our Place Wonder Oven
- Good for Rotisserie Chicken: Kalorik MAXX 26-qt. Digital Air Fryer Toaster Oven
- Best Basic: Hamilton Beach Sure-Crisp Air Fry Toaster Oven
Tested by Jill Novatt, Joelle Battista, T.K. Brady and Leah Brickley for Food Network Kitchen
With the increase in popularity of air fryers there are now combination air fryer toaster ovens that perform several functions. Air fryers are essentially small, powerful convection ovens that circulate hot air all around food to achieve golden brown and crisp texture without deep fat frying. These units are a combination of oven, air fryer and toaster that can perform anywhere from four to 13 different functions including toast, air fry, bagel, pizza, bake, convection bake, slow cook, roast, broil, cookies, reheat, warm, proof and dehydrate. Some models even come with rotisserie attachments to make your very own rotisserie chicken (and more) at home. While the exact functions of each unit varies, all of the models we tested could toast, air fry and bake. Some units are made to make entire meals, and some are designed to be space saving or take up the same footprint as a more standard toaster oven.
Read on to find out which air fryer toaster oven is right for your kitchen.
This article has been reviewed since its original publish date for accuracy, pricing and availability. Our best overall air fryer was updated in 2022 to the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro. We stand by our list of top air fryer toaster oven picks.
Should You Buy an Air Fryer Toaster Oven?
Air fryer toaster ovens tend to look like larger versions of your classic toaster oven, but come with all the functionality of a toaster oven, air fryer and even roaster combined. If your countertop already houses a toaster oven and you're wishing you had space for an air fryer, consider this the ideal more-than-2-for-1 upgrade.
For one thing, the shape is sleek and angular, meaning it will fit more easily into a corner and sit flush against your backsplash. And most of these combo machines are stainless steel making them very durable, while many solo air fryers are shiny plastic that can feel like it's a bit of a cheaper design. Another pro? The air fryer-toaster ovens are designed to hold more food. Many of these models can fit a 12-inch pizza, four-plus slices of bread and a whole chicken. No more batch cooking necessary, which means you can get dinner on the table for your whole family faster.
What to Know Before Buying an Air Fryer Toaster Oven
- They can be pretty large. Figure out how much room you want your air fryer toaster oven to occupy. All the air fryer toaster oven units we tested fit under standard counters, but some took up significantly more counter real estate than others. The smallest (and most basic) unit we tested clocked in at 17 3/4 in wide x 9 in high x 11.5 in deep.
- Air fryer toaster oven combo ovens can have up to 13 different functions, which is great if you plan on using this for many different purposes, like roasting, baking or even bread proofing. If you really want a toaster oven with an air fryer function you’ll use on occasion, we recommend choosing a top toaster oven model with a couple extra bells and whistles.
- Air fryer toaster ovens come with either digital or manual controls. Digital controls tend to give you more precise temperature and time control and have more pre-set options making them easier to use on packaged goods like frozen pizza. If you are just looking to make toast and air fry the occasional batch of wings or fries, then the manual controls should be fine.
- Many of these ovens are designed to fit 12-inch pizzas, whole chickens, or up to nine standard slices of bread. Some can even fit a standard casserole dish or quarter sheet pan to make them a much more versatile piece of equipment or even function as a second oven.
- Different functions require different racks and levels. Some ovens print which level to use right on the oven for ease of use. Some ovens have the information in the manual, and a few left us guessing.
- They're more expensive than a standard air fryer. And while that may be because of the added toasting functionality and extra space, it's important to know that if you're really after an air fryer above a toaster oven, it might be worth simply opting for an air fryer rather than a combo unit.
Looking for a new air fryer toaster oven? Sarah Holden, culinary producer for Food Network Kitchen, breaks down three of our top picks, above.
How We Tested
We tested 14 air fryer toaster ovens. They ranged from four functions to 13, were a variety of sizes and watts and both manual and digital. For each oven, we evaluated the size (both actual size and internal oven capacity), number of functions, how easy it was to use and how clear the directions manual was, and if it made any special claims. We also took price into account when choosing our top models.
We evaluated each ovens performance based on a number of tests. First, we toasted bread at every setting available and recorded how long it took and toasting progression between levels. Next, we tested the air fry function using 1 pound of frozen shoestring fries. We set the air fry function as per the provided manual or based on package directions if there was no information in the manual. We then tested the bake/oven function by baking five 1-ounce store bought cookie dough balls at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes. Our last performance test was to roast 2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts at 425 degrees F until internal temperature was 165 degrees and note how long it took, how crispy the skin was and how juicy the meat was.
Lastly, we evaluated how easy it was to clean the unit. We noted if any parts were dishwasher safe and if that came with any restrictions. We noted if there were initial use cleaning instructions, and followed them if provided.
While the original Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer is a more mid-sized machine at a lower price point, we found in testing the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro is worth the extra money and space it occupies. The digital interface makes it an intuitive machine with 13 preset functions including air fry, slow cook, roast, broil, bake, cookies, pizza, toast, bagel, reheat, proof, dehydrate and warm. The rack levels are printed right on the door for ease of use. This model does a preheat cycle for most settings which is an additional step and takes a few extra minutes, but it adds a level of precision in the cooking not seen in many of the other machines. This did every task perfectly and in a short amount of time. It has a spring-loaded door, which takes a minute to get used to, but then is a nice feature. Like the original Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer, it comes with a 13-inch nonstick pizza tray, wire rack, broiling rack, 9 x 13 enamel roasting pan, air fry basket and crumb tray and has additional accessories for purchase: bamboo cutting board, pizza stone and pizza crisper pan. The oven will also fit standard 9x13 casserole dishes and a quarter sheet pan which gives it versatility to cook many things. You could also fit a standard 5-quart Dutch oven in this machine, if you wanted to. It also comes in several finishes so can really be purchased to match your kitchen and décor.
The TOA-65 embodies smart convenience and versatility in a multicooker. Its intuitive interface is easy to navigate, the preprogrammed settings make sense and most of the features work well, eliminating the need for individual specialty equipment. Plus, like many of our other top picks, the digital interface makes it easy to program to specific degrees, limiting the room for error in cooking. This model produced golden-brown toast with good texture and churned out a half-a-bag of frozen fries in minutes. The air fry basket can be a bit tough to remove, so take that into account and use an oven mitt when reaching for your food. Bone-in skin-on chicken breasts came out with moist meat and crunchy skin after 45 minutes and we found store-bought sugar cookie dough baked well according to package instructions. While it does come with fewer presets than the Breville, this model is sure to do the trick for those who want to expand their air frying horizons without sacrificing the functionality of a toaster oven.
We also tested the Cuisinart TOA-60 model and found its performance underwhelming. The model cooked hot and burned food during our tests and we found the manual interface difficult to use for precise cooking.
The Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven is a mid to large size machine with a digital interface that comes with 12 functions including: toast, bagel, pizza, bake, roast, air fry, broil, cookies, rotisserie, dehydrate, ferment and warm. It has a large, clear window with rack levels for the most common foods printed right on it the door. It’s easy to see into this oven while in operation. If you are going to get a big appliance that lives on the counter, then this one gives you a lot of bang for your buck. The controls are a slightly higher learning curve than some others, but they are not difficult, you just need to pay attention and read the manual. This oven is large and will fit casserole dishes and quarter sheet pans in addition to the provided pans giving you lots of cooking flexibility. This oven performed well at every task.
The Galanz air fryer toaster oven is a digital model with 8 cooking functions: air fry, broil, bake, toast, warm, pizza, dehydrate and convection. This oven air fried, baked and roasted well. The toast function was less consistent, and it badly burned the toast set at the darkest setting. It has slightly less functionality than some of the top performers, but still offers a nice range of functionality. There is a preheat function that can take up to 6 minutes, so some things can take a little longer to cook if you add on that waiting time. This is also slightly smaller than some of the other models so can fit better on the counter but can’t fit a regular casserole pan or quarter sheet pan, so slightly less versatility.
The Wonder Oven is the first air fryer from Our Place, the brand made famous from its social media sensation, the Always Pan. With a footprint of roughly 11" x 12", the Wonder Oven is a compact air fryer toaster oven. Don't let its size fool you, though! With two rack placements and a variety of high-quality accessories, this seemingly small oven can cook up a lot of food at once — it can handle a 4.5 lb chicken! This oven, which comes in various matte color finishes, has six functions, all of which pack serious power and efficiency. Use this petite oven to bake, roast, air fry, toast, broil or reheat your favorite foods in less time than even some larger toaster ovens! This oven is as beautiful to look at as it is wonder-ful to use, and is the perfect option for someone low on counter space but still wants the power of a larger countertop oven.
This was the only French door model tested. It has a manual interface with 8 cooking functions including: air fry, broil, bake, toast, warm, pizza, dehydrate, convection. It also comes with rotisserie accessories. It has labeled rack heights on oven and comes with a manual that includes detailed use and care and a comprehensive basic cooking guide, a quick start pamphlet, and a recipe book. Because of its manual interface it is slightly less precise than the digital models in its time and temperature settings. This oven feels a little more basic than some of the digital models, but it was very consistent in how it cooked everything and was very easy to use.
This manual interface machine has four cooking functions: air fry, broil, bake, toast. The timer only goes to 30 minutes so it limits what you can do in this machine. This is the machine if you want to have a toaster that can also air fry and not do much else. The pan warped quite badly while making the chicken and cookies. The knobs for temperature are set at 50-degree intervals, so this is not great for precision. This would be a great starter model for an intro to air frying that can also toast.