I thought my world had crumbled when my Breville Smart Oven Air took its last breath. I had a love-hate relationship with this beast…but ultimately, I didn’t have a say in whether or not she was allowed to continue working for my family or not. She simply died. Blank screen. Lots of stomping and tears.
A few times during our “relationship,” I threatened to kick her to the curb–her door squeaked and sometimes needed finagling to open and shut. Her stainless steel body was blotching. Her glass door could never fully be cleaned. She was a work horse, though. She cooked and air-fried with professional finesse. I put up with her few flaws in order to have perfectly cooked food. But, after laying her to rest at our city recycling dump, I made a leap that I worried was WAY down from “Down Under”… I bought the Cosori Smart 12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo.
First off, I decided to buy the black version of this appliance. I have other black appliances, and we thought it would look nice. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of stainless steel…the look or the care required. As it turns out, it looks fantastic in my kitchen!
In addition, The Cosori Smart 12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo felt lighter than the Breville SOA, but didn’t feel low in quality. That was a relief.
Also, it came with one regular rack and one air fryer basket, as well as a non-stick roasting pan. Immediately, I added a piece of nonstick grid mat to the air-fryer basket (like I had with my Breville SOA) to prevent sticking since it’s not really nonstick. Truth be told, I just used the one from my Breville SOA and trimmed it. 😌 Though the air fryer basket is narrower, it seems to be deeper and allows me to air-fry JUST AS MUCH tofu, potato fries, and other foods that I used to with the Breville SOA. Also, I kept the round, black pizza pan that came with my Breville SOA, and it fits fine in this oven, as well.
Surprisingly, the Cosori Smart 12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo bakes, toasts, airfries, etc. as well as the Breville SOA as far as I’m concerned. I do think some foods take a TINY bit longer. But, I highly recommend using the pre-heating function whenever possible. And, don’t be fooled by the not-as-fancy-looking heating elements (and the fact that there are only 2 instead of 3 at the bottom like you see in the Breville SOA); this oven cooks WELL! Also, I have not noticed the capacity being smaller or less, either. However, I HAVE noticed that is WAY more quiet than the Breville SOA. Even on top-level air-fryer mode, it is VERY quiet!!!
Probably one my FAVORITE features is that I am able to connect this Cosori Smart 12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo to my phone through the VeSync app. I have added several of my regular-rotation items (their settings, time, etc.) and can just click once to send all the settings to the oven, then I just have to click START on the oven to get it pre-heated. I believe they don’t allow you to start it unattended as a safety measure. But, once it’s going, you can monitor the oven from anywhere!
Another feature (that may not seem important, but it is) is the PRE-HEAT feature. Like a true oven, you can pre-heat and it will let you know (by a beep) that it is fully at the temperature you set without the timer running yet. I do love that! You do, however, have the option of skipping the pre-heat and letting the timer start immediately (even though the oven is not up to temp yet).
Overall, I LOVE my new Cosori Smart 12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo. It is NEW, though–only 2 weeks old. I may add updates on this page along the way. But for now, I can say I am VERY pleased with this product–especially the fact that I paid $160 LESS than another Breville SOA would have cost me.
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