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There are always improvements to the old-fashioned oven, like the best air fryer toaster oven. Convection cooking was first introduced in 1945. It is difficult to imagine life without it. Some innovations land softly, with an air of frivolity and very little impact (I'm thinking about your steam oven). The smaller ones are more effective. The countertop ovens They aren't new to the world of kitchen appliances, and they aren't going anywhere soon. air fryers . What? What is new is the fusion of these two types of cookers to create one hybrid convection oven with air fryer function. A good one will do as well as any other kitchen appliance you could buy. These ovens are very versatile and delicious. I have had one for about a year.