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Instant Omni Plus 18L Air Fryer vs Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Battle of Air Fryer Toaster Ovens between the Instant Omni Plus 18L and the Cosori. A heated one between two toplisters with no clear winner.

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Instant Omni Plus 18L

Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Instant Omni Plus 18L Air Fryer vs Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

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This was a heated battle of air fryer toaster ovens between the Instant Omni Plus 18L and the Cosori CO130-AO with no clear winner. Both are in our top list as our pick for the best air-fryer toaster oven and the best-to-buy toaster oven respectively for reasons as follows.

The two machines were equal in terms of their interiors by having more than four heating elements, internal lighting, and a convection system. What gave the Instant a higher score in exterior were its slide-out crumb tray and carrying handles. However, the Cosori edged it out slightly with its higher build quality shown in its more highly visible digital display.

Both units have similar scores in user control with their informative digital display and numerous features. The Instant had a more innovative touchscreen control but the nooks and crannies in its cooking chamber made it more difficult to clean than the Cosori.

Both toaster ovens produced top-tier results in all of our performance tests. On top of the aforementioned design features, they also have the same power output and similar accessories, so it was impossible to point out why one was better at cooking certain foods.

The Cosori was better at toasting bread and roasting whole chicken, possibly because it had the upper hand in even heat distribution thanks to its nichrome heating elements. On top of everything, the Cosori being cheaper than the Instant was the final reason why we chose it as our best-to-buy pick.

Meanwhile, the Omni Plus was better at baking pizza and more so, it was the best unit at air-frying fries overall. This was the main reason it became our best air fryer toaster oven.

Pros & Cons

  • Informative and eye-catching package
  • Smart Programs and cooking status bar
  • Electrical safety feature for the door
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • Safeguards for all heating elements
  • Complimentary app with detailed instructions and numerous recipes
  • Helpful toggles
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Great value in terms of functionality and accessories
  • Straightforward controls
  • Useful toggles
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Sturdy construction
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Spacious cooking chamber
  • Touchscreen digital displays need more contrast
  • The master-control knob can be confusing
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • Convection fan isn’t all-applicable

Key Specs

Dimensions
L16.54 x W15.75 x H13.90 inches
Cosori
Weight
25.4 lbs (11.5 kg)
NaN oz (NaN g)
Control Type
black LCD digital touchscreen + one master-control knob
19.96 x 17.32 x 12.6 inches
Temperature
150°F - 450°F
15.65 lbs
Timer
1 - 60 minutes
LED display + 2 control knobs + 3 buttons
Cooking Functions
8
80°F - 450°F

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$233.55
$189.66

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.2
8.0

Toast

7.5
7.6
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
On the left: Level 1; In the middle: Level 2; On the right: Level 3
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 Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 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.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven Toast test
Cosori Air Fryer 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 Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Dehydrator 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
2/5
2/7
Cooking Time
5m 25s
5m 49s
Second Batch
4m 1s
3m 50s
Convection
No
No

Pizza

8.6
7.6
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
The cross-section of a toaster oven baked pizza slice showing the crust. In the background is a pizza inside a baking tray.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with melty cheese, meat, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven Pizza test
Cosori Air Fryer 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
Bake
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
3m 50s
3m 30s
Convection
High
Yes

Whole Roasted Chicken

8.4
8.9
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 178°F and 190°F.
Seven pieces of a carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on an enamel baking pan.
The close-up of a pulled-apart roasted chicken thigh. In the background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a tray.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven Whole Roasted Chicken Test
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken using the Cosori CO130-AO Oven backside up on a grey baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken using the Cosori CO130-AO Oven belly up on a grey baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 178°F and 181°F.
Two hands pulling apart a roasted chicken thigh from the carcass. In the white background is the rest of the roasted chicken.
Eight pieces of a carved chicken including two carcass halves, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a baking pan.
Function
Roast
Rotisserie
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
50 minutes
40m
Convection
Yes
Yes

Baked French Fries

9.3
8.1
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
Ten pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries inside an air fryer basket.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven Baked French Fries test
Pieces of baked french fries using the Cosori CO130-AO inside an air fryer basket on a grey baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Cosori CO130-AO inside an air fryer basket on a grey baking pan.
Eight pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries inside an air fryer basket.
Function
Air Fry
Bake
Temperature
400°F.
400°F
Cooking Time
15m
17m
Convection
High
Yes

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
9.4

In the Box

An oven rack, air fryer basket, rotisserie kit, lifter, the Instant Omni Plus 18L, user manual, box, and enamel baking pan.
A box, the Cosori CO130-AO, rotisserie kit and lifter, air fryer basket, baking pan, oven rack, and 6 pieces of documents.

Exterior

9.5
9.0
A closed front of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has ventilation holes.
The back and left sides of the Instant Omni Plus 18L have air ventilation holes. The back has a power cord and two buffers.
The top of the stainless steel Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a grey background.
On a grey background, the bottom of the stainless steel Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven has two stands.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven ExteriorThe front of a closed Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has ventilation holes.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven ExteriorThe front of a closed Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has ventilation holes.
The back and left sides of the Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Toaster Oven have air ventilation holes. The back has a buffer.
On a white background, the top, front, and right sides of the Cosori CO130-AO Toaster Oven have air ventilation holes.
On a white background, the bottom of the Cosori CO130-AO Oven has a power cord, four stands, and air ventilation holes.
A closed front of the Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
Weight
25.4 lbs (11.5 kg)
15.7 lbs (7.1 kg)
Length
16.5" (42.0 cm)
20.0" (50.7 cm)
Width
15.8" (40.0 cm)
17.3" (44.0 cm)
Height
13.9" (35.3 cm)
12.6" (32.0 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Silver
Silver
Door Handle
cool-touch
Cool-touch
Tray Indicators
Yes
No
Crumb Tray
Yes
Removable

Control Panel

The black touchscreen LCD of the Instant Omni Plus 18L Air Fryer Toaster Oven has 15 features and a master-control knob.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven Control Panel
Type
black LCD digital touchscreen + one master-control knob
LED display + 2 control knobs + 3 buttons
Temperature
150°F - 450°F
80°F - 450°F
Timer
1 - 60 minutes
1 minute - 6 hours + 12 hours + 24 hours
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
No
Yes
Light Toggle
Yes
Yes
Convection Toggle
Yes
Yes
Rotation Toggle
Yes
No
Automatic Preheat
Yes
Yes
Audio Cues
Yes
No

Cooking Functions

Interior

9.5
9.5
The Instant Omni Plus 18L’s cooking chamber has 2 bottom heating elements, 3 guide rails, a rotisserie socket and bracket.
The Instant Omni Plus 18L’s cooking chamber has 2 bottom heating elements, 3 guide rails, a rotisserie socket and bracket.
The 2 bottom quartz heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven have guards.
The cooking chamber ceiling of the Instant Omni Plus 18L Toaster Oven has two quartz and one swirl nichrome heating element.
The cooking chamber’s right wall of the Instant Omni Plus 18L has four guide rails, a rotisserie socket, and a shining light.
The Cosori CO130-AO’s interior has 4 heating elements, 3 levels, a rotisserie socket and bracket, a light, and a fan cavity.
The Cosori CO130-AO’s interior has 4 heating elements, 3 levels, a rotisserie socket and bracket, a light, and a fan cavity.
The Cosori CO130-AO Oven has 4 heating elements, 3 guide rails, and a rotisserie socket on its left cooking chamber wall.
The Cosori CO130-AO has 3 guide rails, a light, a rotisserie bracket, and a fan cavity on its right cooking chamber wall.
Heating Elements
4 quartz and 1 nichrome
4 nichrome
Convection Fan
Yes
Yes
Lighting
Yes
Yes
Tray Levels
4
3
Rotisserie
Yes
Yes
Safety Hook
No
No

Power Cord

A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Cosori CO130-AO 30L Dehydrator Air Fryer Rotisserie Toaster Oven.
Length
2.8 ft (0.9 m)
40.9" (104.0 cm)
Type
3-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 Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a grey background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Dehydrator Rotisserie Toaster Oven on a white background.
Length
12.4" (31.5 cm)
14.2" (36.0 cm)
Width
11.4" (29.0 cm)
13.4" (34.0 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
9.5
The front of an opened Instant Omni Plus 18L with a rack, a baking pan, an air fryer basket, a lifter, and a rotisserie kit.
The front of an opened Instant Omni Plus 18L with a rack, a baking pan, an air fryer basket, a lifter, and a rotisserie kit.
An oxidized slide-out crumb tray of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a grey background.
The front of an opened Cosori CO130-AO Toaster Oven with a removable crumb tray, oven rack, baking pan, and air fryer basket.

Capacity

An opened front of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
An opened front of the Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Rotisserie Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
13.8" (35.0 cm)
14.2" (36.0 cm)
Width
12.6" (32.0 cm)
13.8" (35.0 cm)
Height
8.7" (22.0 cm)
9.8" (25.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.4
8.3

User Control

9.9
9.5

Ease of Use

8.0
8.0

Cleanability

7.0
7.5
Grease on the slide-out crumb tray inside the cooking chamber of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Grease on the slide-out crumb tray inside the cooking chamber of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
The cleaned cooking chamber floor and 2 bottom heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Brushing the stained upper quartz heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven CleanabilityGrease on the Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Dehydrator Air Fryer Rotisserie Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber ceiling.
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven CleanabilityGrease on the Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Dehydrator Air Fryer Rotisserie Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber ceiling.
The cleaned cooking chamber’s right wall of the Cosori CO130-AO Toaster Oven with some stains behind the rotisserie bracket.
The cleaned grooved grey baking pan of the Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with some stubborn stains.
The cleaned rotisserie forks of the Cosori CO130-AO 30L 12-In-1 Dehydrator Air Fryer Toaster Oven with some stubborn stains.

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