Where the Cuisinart TOA-60 Air Fryer Toaster Oven shines most is in its simplistic design. Even though it only offers a few features, it does them all justice.
The oven features a powerful top-mounted convection fan and six nichrome heating elements, all powered with 1800 W. From our understanding, these two are the main factors behind the oven’s excellent performance.
While being compact, the Comfee CFO-BB101 has a good capacity compared to the similar-sized Hamilton Beach 31401. Moreover, it still has all the standard exterior features, plus a neat detachable crumb tray. However, it’s very lacking in terms of the interior even though it uses quartz heating elements. Its overall construction also leaves a lot to be desired.
Due to its simplistic approach, the Cuisinart TOA-60 Air Fryer Toaster Oven doesn’t offer many usability features. However, it also doesn’t pose any problems.
For example, the oven lacks the automatic features and the ability to precisely adjust time and temperature that most digital units otherwise have. Nonetheless, its cooking performance is more than worth these minor inconveniences.
The Comfee CFO-BB101 doesn’t have anything strong going for it in terms of usability. The simple control has some drawbacks and doesn’t provide much convenience. However, a detachable crumb tray makes it easier to clean the oven, especially if the oven is of this size.
All of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer’s results are in the top tier among our collected data. A big win for the oven’s performance is its steady and stable temperature. Combined with the fact that the convection fan is always deployed, it consistently produced excellent test dishes. Even though it doesn’t have a rotisserie kit for our Whole Roasted Chicken test, it still performed in a splendid manner.
The Comfee CFO-BB101 has only two heating elements, and this often resulted in uneven coloring on our test dishes. Our speculation was that the low power output hinders the oven’s performance in test dishes that require a high temperature (> 400°F), including pizza and fries. One solution could be to decrease the amount of food compared to what we used for our test amount.
In addition, it was hard to input an exact temperature and time due to the limited settings on the control knob, especially for making toast. A small unit that doesn’t have temperature and control problems is the Breville BOV450XL.
Pros & Cons
- Simple and straight-to-the-point control knobs
- Sturdy design and durable material
- Convection fan is all-applicable
- Electrical safety feature for the door
- Convenient slide-out crumb tray
- Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
- Plenty of recipes included in the user manual
- Extra-small size
- Quartz heating elements have safeguards
- Cool-touch door handle
- Stay-on feature
- Detachable crumb tray
- Opening the door also turns off the light
- A bit heavier and taller than other same-type ovens
- Not very budget-friendly
- No convection fan
- No internal lighting
- No safety mechanism for the door
It wasn’t much of a battle regarding performances between the COMFEE CFO-BB101 and the Cuisinart TOA-60. The latter is our choice for the best medium-sized countertop convection toaster oven — the main reason being its consistently excellent results.
The Comfee has a low power rating of 1000 W, two quartz heating elements, and no convection system. These may have impeded its ability to perform in cooking dishes that require a high temperature (> 400°F) like fries, pizza, and toast. The fact that the oven was able to roast a whole chicken well, which only requires 350°F, further reinforced our speculation.
The Cuisinart has 6 nichrome heating elements, 1800 Watts of power, and a strong convection system producing a steady and stable internal temperature. Nonetheless, it takes a long time at a high temperature for the Cuisinart’s exterior to get hot, unlike the Comfee.
Although both have a simple design, the Comfee has the added touch of a neat detachable crumb tray while the Cuisinart has a slide-out one. While both use analog control dials, the Cuisinart’s is significantly more reliable in terms of precision.
The COMFEE CFO-BB101 is for you if you don’t want to invest too much money and kitchen counter space but still get a toaster oven that does the job and saves energy. If you do want to invest, however, we recommend the Cuisinart TOA-60 which is a sturdy, durable, and high-performing unit.
Behind the Comparison
Alan Nguyen is a writer and product reviewer at HealthyKitchen101. His major in English language teaching taught him to present concise information. In addition to his cooking hobby, he values the practical aspects of household appliances.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef passionate about delicious and healthful foods. At HealthyKitchen101, she develops recipes and collaborates with our Research, Testing, and Review lab to evaluate the performance of cooking appliances. Her assessments add a strong authoritative voice to our product scoring process.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.