If you’re looking to cook mainly frozen foods and fries and you’re short on space, an air fryer is the best option. If you want to cook a wider range of foods and have more counter space, you might be better off with a toaster oven that has a convection function.
Likewise, can you use a toaster oven as an air fryer?
How to ‘Fry’ Food in a Toaster Oven. Convection toaster ovens can air-fry in the same way a convection oven can. We tested two models, one from Breville and one from Cuisinart, that have a dedicated air-fry setting.