Monday, January 25, 2021

REVIEW: COSORI Smart 12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo vs. Breville

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. Please note: Prices change DAILY on Amazon. 

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