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Cuisinart TOA-60 vs Ninja Foodi XL Pro Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Cuisinart TOA-60 vs Ninja Foodi XL Pro Toaster Oven. A close match between a medium-sized analog toaster oven and a large digital unit. Who will win?

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Cuisinart TOA-60

Ninja Foodi XL Pro

Cuisinart TOA-60 vs Ninja Foodi XL Pro Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

The match between the medium-sized analog Cuisinart TOA-60 and the large digital Ninja Foodi XL Pro DT201 was a close one with the latter emerging victorious. They both are excellent toaster ovens, one is our best convection pick and the other is our best large pick.

They have the same interior score for having plenty of heating elements, a convection system, and internal lighting. The Cuisinart gained an edge in its exterior thanks to it having carrying handles and a thicker casing for better insulation.

They are tied in terms of build quality but with different strengths. The Cuisinart has fewer features but everything is well-built, especially the control dials. The Ninja has many more convenient features like a precise timer and temperature control, cooking presets, and an informative digital display.

More features do leave more room for errors during manufacture though. Nonetheless, its high usability score was enough to give the Ninja the necessary advantage in the overall score.

What’s most noteworthy is that the Cuisinart has a higher performance score than the Ninja. In terms of toasting bread and roasting chicken, the Cuisinart and the Ninja were quite equal, with the slight edge going over to the Ninja. What got the Cuisinart the matchpoint were its results in baking pizza and air-frying fries.

With both ovens having the same power output, we speculated that the nichrome heating elements of the Cuisinart made better use of the convection fan and thus, achieved better results in browning carbohydrates.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%UsabilityNinja Foodi XL ProCuisinart TOA-608.68.08.89.58.48.79.27.1
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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
  • Straightforward and informative control panel
  • Tailored cooking functions
  • Family-sized capacity
  • Tray-level suggestions
  • Sturdy construction
  • Well-designed accessories
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Opening the door also turns off the light
  • A bit heavier and taller than other same-type ovens
  • Not very budget-friendly
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • Faulty interior light upon received

Key Specs

Dimensions
L16.34 x W15.16 x H13.58 inches
L16.93 x W20.28 x H13.34 inches
Weight
21.0 lbs (9.5 kg)
26.4 lbs (12.0 kg)
Control Type
4 control knobs
Digital display + 10 buttons
Temperature
200°F - 450°F
85°F - 450°F
Timer
1 - 60 minutes
1 minute - 4 hours
Cooking Functions
5
10

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$235.00
$299.99

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.7
8.0

Toast

8.1
8.3
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker. On the upper row are the top sides, and on the lower row are the bottom sides of the toast.
On the left: 2m 30s; In the middle: 4m; On the right: 5m
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker. On the upper row are the top sides, and on the lower row are the bottom sides of the toast.
The best four pieces of toast from the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer. On the left are the top sides, and on the right are the bottom sides of the toast.
On the left are four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch. On the upper row are the top sides, and on the lower row are the bottom sides.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven Toast Test
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven Toast From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
The top and bottom of the best four pieces of toast from the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
On the left are the top and bottom of four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch.
Function
Toast
Toast
Number of Slices
4
4
Toast Level
1/2 Medium
5/7
Cooking Time
4 m
5m 15s
Second Batch
4 m
4m
Convection
Low (default)
No

Pizza

9.6
6.5
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top. The pizza is inside a grooved silver baking pan on a white background.
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top. The pizza is inside a grooved silver baking pan on a white background.
The cross-section of a toaster oven baked pizza slice showing the pizza crust. In the background is a 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a grooved silver baking tray.
Two hands break apart a slice of baked pizza using a toaster oven with melty cheese, meat, and green bell peppers on top. In the background is a pizza on top of a grooved baking tray.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven Pizza Test
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven PizzaA toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
Two slices of oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top of one another.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with cheese, meat, onions, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
Function
Bake with high convection
Pizza
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
3m 30s
5m
Convection
High
Low

Whole Roasted Chicken

8.6
9.0
A golden brown whole roasted chicken using a toaster oven on a white background. The chicken is spread out and back-side up inside an air fryer basket with a silver baking pan below.
A golden brown whole roasted chicken using a toaster oven on a white background. The chicken is spread out and back-side up inside an air fryer basket with a silver baking pan below.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 205°F and 207°F.
The golden brown roasted whole chicken is carved into seven pieces inside an air fryer basket with a silver baking pan below. There’s a carcass, two breast pieces, two wings, and two thighs.
Two fingers holding a juicy chicken thigh roasted in a toaster oven. The skin is golden brown and the meat is thoroughly cooked.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven Whole Roasted Chicken Test
A whole roasted chicken using the Ninja DT201 backside up inside an air fryer basket and baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Ninja DT201 belly up inside an air fryer basket and baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 194°F and 199°F.
Eight pieces of a carved chicken including two carcass halves, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a baking pan.
A hand holding a pulled-apart roasted chicken thigh. In the background are an air fryer basket and baking pan.
Function
Bake with high convection
Air Roast
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
50m
40m
Convection
Yes
Maximum

Baked French Fries

9.2
7.8
Pieces of golden baked french fries using a toaster oven inside a stainless steel air fryer basket on a grey background.
Pieces of golden baked french fries using a toaster oven inside a stainless steel air fryer basket on a grey background.
A closeup of pieces of golden baked french fries using a toaster oven inside a stainless steel air fryer basket on a grey background.
Pieces of golden baked french fries using a toaster oven. Nine pieces of broken-up fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries inside an air fryer basket.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven Baked French Fries Test
Pieces of baked french fries using the Ninja DT201 Oven inside an air fryer basket and baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Ninja DT201 inside an air fryer basket and baking pan on a white background.
Four pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries inside an air fryer basket.
Function
Bake with high convection
Air Fry
Temperature
400°F
400°F
Cooking Time
12m
19m
Convection
High
Maximum

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.2
8.8

In the Box

Top to bottom and left to right are a baking rack, baking pan, three documents, the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer, and a box.
A box, the Ninja DT201, 2 baking pans, an air fryer basket, 2 oven racks, a broiling rack, user manual, and recipe booklet.

Exterior

9.0
7.0
A closed front of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a white background. The exterior is 16.34 inches long, 15.16 inches wide, and 13.58 inches high.
A closed front of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a white background. The exterior is 16.34 inches long, 15.16 inches wide, and 13.58 inches high.
The front and the right sides of a closed Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a white background. The control panel is in the front. The right side has air ventilation holes.
On a white background, the back and the left sides of a closed stainless steel Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer both have air ventilation holes. The back side has two black buffers.
On a white background, the top of a closed stainless steel Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer. In the front are the door handle and the control panel with four control knobs.
On a white background, the bottom of a closed stainless steel Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer has four base stands and two carrying handles on the sides.
A closed front of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has air ventilation holes.
The Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven’s back and left sides have air ventilation holes. The back has two buffers.
The top, front, and left sides of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a white background.
On a white background, the bottom of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven has air ventilation holes and four stands.
Weight
21.0 lbs (9.5 kg)
26.4 lbs (12.0 kg)
Length
16.3" (41.5 cm)
16.9" (43.0 cm)
Width
15.2" (38.5 cm)
20.3" (51.5 cm)
Height
13.6" (34.5 cm)
13.4" (34.0 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Silver
Silver
Door Handle
Cool-touch
Cool-touch
Tray Indicators
No
No
Crumb Tray
Slide-out
Removable

Control Panel

From left to right, the control panel of the stainless steel Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer has four control dials for on/oven timer, temperature, function, on/toast timer, and a light toggle.
The Ninja DT201 has a digital display and 10 buttons for power, 2-level, light, functions, time, temperature, and start/stop.
Type
4 control knobs
Digital display + 10 buttons
Temperature
200°F - 450°F
85°F - 450°F
Timer
1 - 60 minutes
1 minute - 4 hours
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
No
Yes
Light Toggle
Yes
Yes
Convection Toggle
No
Yes
Rotation Toggle
No
No
Automatic Preheat
No
Yes
Audio Cues
No
No

Cooking Functions

From left to right, the control panel of the stainless steel Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer has four control dials for on/oven timer, temperature, function, on/toast timer, and a light toggle.

Interior

9.5
9.5
The cooking chamber ceiling of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven has a convection fan cavity and four nichrome heating elements. The cooking chamber also has a safety hook on the left and interior light on the right.
The cooking chamber ceiling of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven has a convection fan cavity and four nichrome heating elements. The cooking chamber also has a safety hook on the left and interior light on the right.
The cooking chamber ceiling of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven has two bottom nichrome heating elements. The cooking chamber has two guide rails with a safety hook on the left.
The cooking chamber ceiling of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Toaster Oven has a convection fan cavity and four nichrome heating elements. The cooking chamber also has a safety hook on the left for the upper guide rail.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 6 heating elements, 4 guide rails, a fan cavity, and a light.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 6 heating elements, 4 guide rails, a fan cavity, and a light.
The Ninja DT201 has 6 quartz heating elements, 4 guide rails, a fan cavity, and a light on the cooking chamber’s right wall.
The door hinge of an opened stainless steel Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Heating Elements
6 nichrome
5 quartz + 1 nichrome
Convection Fan
Yes
Yes
Lighting
Yes
Yes
Tray Levels
2
4
Rotisserie
No
No
Safety Hook
Tray Level 2
No

Power Cord

A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer.
A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Length
29.5" (75.0 cm)
3.2 ft (1.0 m)
Type
2-prong plug
3-prong plug
Power
1800 W
1800 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a white background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a white background.
Length
12.6" (32.0 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
11.0" (27.9 cm)
11.5" (29.3 cm)
Height
0.9" (2.4 cm)
0.3" (0.7 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

9.0
9.0
The front of an opened Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a white background. From the bottom up are one baking rack, one baking pan, and an air fryer basket.
The front of an opened Ninja DT201 with a removable crumb tray, broiling rack, air fryer basket, 2 oven racks, 2 baking pans.

Capacity

An opened front of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a white background. The cooking chamber is 12.59 inches long, 11.4 inches wide, and 7.08 inches high.
An opened front of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
12.6" (32.0 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
11.4" (29.0 cm)
11.8" (30.0 cm)
Height
7.1" (18.0 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.1
9.5

User Control

7.0
9.9

Ease of Use

7.0
9.9
Cuisinart TOA-60 Ease of Use Video
Cuisinart TOA-60 Ease of Use Video 1

Cleanability

7.5
8.0
Caramelized meat juice and grease on the silver baking pan of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a grey background.
Caramelized meat juice and grease on the silver baking pan of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer on a grey background.
On a grey background, one hand brushing the silver baking pan of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer with baking soda and water, the other holding a spray bottle of vinegar and water.
A hand brushing the stained upper heating elements’ ends inside the cooking chamber of the Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer with baking soda and water.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven CleanabilityThe cleaned cooking chamber of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Toaster Oven CleanabilityThe cleaned cooking chamber of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
The cleaned bottom heating elements with guards of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
The cleaned enamel baking pan of the Ninja DT201 Foodi XL Pro Air Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven.

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