Galanz ToastWave with TotalFry 360 Review: Replaces Half Your Kitchen Appliances with Delicious Results!

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The Lowdown

Looking at the description for the Galanz ToastWave on their site, it might seem like this could be a case of “jack of all trades, but a master of none.” But in this case, the ToastWave handles multiple cooking modes with ease. At $499.99, it’s not cheap (though you can find it for significantly less at Amazon right now), but it’s replacing at least four appliances!

Overall
4.5

Pros

  • An immense number of cooking options
  • User-friendly interface makes it simple to set desired temperature and time; Easy to keep clean
  • Comprehensive user manual and reference card inside the device
  • Can replace multiple devices in your kitchen

Cons

  • Large footprint, so unless you are replacing your non-built-in microwave with it, make sure that you have space for it on a counter or shelf
  • There is no way to see inside while it is cooking
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I am not a great cook. There are a few reliable things I can bang up in the kitchen, and I can generally grill and produce what my son assures me are edible meals. Still, the kitchen is a wild and vaguely frightening place. I was excited to check out the Galanz ToastWave, though, as it promised to combine several kitchen appliances into one; I had high hopes it would at least make my kitchen experiences less stressful!

Galanz ToastWave

I don’t know what I expected when the Galanz ToastWave arrived, but I was not prepared for the sheer size of it! It comes in at 21.25″ wide by 22.25″ deep by 12.56″ tall and weighs 40 pounds — it’s basically the size of a full-size microwave. The Galanz ToastWave includes a nonstick turntable, an air fryer kit, a silicone cooking mat, and a comprehensive user manual.

I don’t have the most spacious kitchen space, so to make everything fit a little better, I’ve been storing the air fryer kit inside the ToastWave when it’s not being used. I’ve had zero issues with the air fryer kit taking up needed cabinet space since I started doing that.

I rent my place, so I don’t have the option of replacing my microwave with the Galanz ToastWave. But if I could replace my microwave with the ToastWave, its large footprint would be a lot easier to handle!

Galanz ToastWave

I was not prepared for ToastWave to come with quite so much!

ToastWave aims to replace many kitchen appliances. I joked when I first read the manual that it was like an infomercial; every time I turned the page, I felt like someone was going to pop out and yell, “But wait, there’s more!”

It’s a microwave! It’s a toaster oven! It’s a convection oven! It’s an air fryer! Cool!

Galanz ToastWave

The air fryer kit!

Whenever a device claims to do many things, the concern is that it runs the risk of doing none of them well. Thankfully, that’s not been the case with the Galanz ToastWave during my testing. I’ve used it most often in air fryer mode, which has been very effective and helpful.

My son was only in school for half a day all year, thanks to covid, so I was making a lot of hot dogs and tater tots for his lunches. So many hot dogs. So many.

Anyway, I absolutely loved using the ToastWave as an air fryer for his lunches. All I had to do was toss a couple of hot dogs and a handful of frozen tater tots on the air fryer basket, set the time and temp on the ToastWave, and go back to work until it beeped.

It’s also handy for reheating pizza leftover from pizza night, and we even air-fried a steak!  That works in a pinch, by the way, but it is not even close to the same as grilling! I don’t have a point of reference from other air fryers, but this impressed me immensely and, as I said, became my go-to over the microwave or oven for quick and easy heat-ups.

I also loved using ToastWave as a toaster oven. First of all, my only toaster is a regular slice toaster that either doesn’t heat or burns everything, no matter what settings you choose. It’s … temperamental. 

More importantly, my issue with most toasters is somewhat specific, but the ToastWave solves it! My son has a severe allergy to sesame seeds; this limits not only what he can eat in terms of baked goods, but it also makes me deeply paranoid when I use my toaster to toast bagels and other items that might not be safe for him.

With a regular toaster or even a toaster oven, I obsessively wrap anything being toasted for my son in aluminum foil because I worry that there might be leftover seeds that could end up on his food. And yes, I recognize this may sound like I am worried about something very unlikely, but food allergies make parents do weird things. Go with it.

Anyway, toasting with the ToastWave means using the non-stick turntable, which means it’s incredibly easy to keep it spotless and free of seeds. So I can toast a bagel when my son isn’t here, clean the entire toaster without worrying there are spots I can’t reach, and then if he wants a roll toasted, I don’t have to go all cleanroom on it.

That’s a very long-winded anecdote, but here’s the TL;DR: the Galanz ToastWave makes a great toaster oven, especially if you need to make sure you can clean the cooking area completely after use.

Galanz ToastWave

The Galanz ToastWave also works well as a microwave, though admittedly, I still use the microwave that came with my place more often. My kitchen is laid out so that the preinstalled microwave is more convenient, which is the only reason I don’t use the ToastWave more often for that purpose.

And to be fair, the Galanz ToastWave gets used so much as a toaster and as an air fryer that it’s just easier to leave it set for those purposes instead of swapping in the silicone mat used for microwaving. It’s actually handy to have two microwaves when prepping dinner quickly sometimes; I have had a few incidents where I had both my regular microwave and the ToastWave going to get dinner on the table in a timely fashion.

Perhaps the only feature missing is a glass window on its front to peek at items cooking without opening the door.

Food cooked in the Galanz ToastWave.

I promise it tasted AMAZING!

Convection mode was a surprisingly effective way to cook tofu. My son loves tofu (yea, I can’t explain it either), and my usual go-to was to bake it in the oven. That was a laborious process involving olive oil, cornstarch, salt, dredging, pressing, all sorts of steps to get reasonably crispy tofu.

The Galanz ToastWave completely revolutionizes cooking tofu with its convection cooking. I press the tofu, slice it, season and spritz both sides of each piece with a bit of oil, and then chuck it in the ToastWave on convection. I do 15 minutes on one side and usually 10 on the other, depending on the thickness of the slices and how well-done I want the tofu to be.

This method produces the best texture I’ve ever encountered for tofu! Best of all, it gets my son to eat his whole dinner.

Tonight he put away probably 1/2 a block of tofu along with some rice and veggies (for anyone who’s going to pick on me for feeding a child tofu, he also ate a whole steak on his own Thursday night — he’s an equal opportunity omnivore).

Galanz ToastWave

In addition to all four official modes, the Galanz ToastWave has a tremendous number of sub-settings, many of which are listed in the manual and on the inside of the door. You can defrost meat, cook vegetables, bake a cake, make pizza.

Literally, the only thing the ToastWave can’t do is prep the ingredients and organize them into a cookable format for you. Seriously, Galanz, if you invent the machine where I can toss veggies, meat, etc., into the machine and out pops a dinner, I’d be first in line to buy it! The Galanz ToastWave can’t do it all for you, but it makes the cooking process much easier and faster.

Galanz ToastWave

Best of all, the Galanz ToastWave is super easy to keep clean. The nonstick turntable, air fryer kit, and silicone cooking mat are all easy to wash, and even the rubber trim on the air fryer kit can be removed to clean off any food stuck underneath. I also really loved the dial interface and the responsiveness of the buttons. It was super fast to spin the dial to set a timer or temperature and weirdly satisfying, too!

Looking at the description for the Galanz ToastWave on their site, it might seem like this could be a case of “jack of all trades, but a master of none.” But in this case, the ToastWave handles multiple cooking modes with ease. At $499.99, it’s not cheap (though you can find it for significantly less at Amazon right now), but it’s replacing at least four appliances!

Just remember that the air fryer kit is hot when it’s done cooking … that’s a mistake you’ll only make once!

The Galanz ToastWave retails for $499.99; it is available from Amazon, Lowes, Best Buy, and Home Depot. Right now, Amazon has the best price.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: An immense number of cooking options; User-friendly interface makes it simple to set desired temperature and time; Easy to keep clean; Comprehensive user manual and reference card inside the device; Can replace multiple devices in your kitchen

What Needs Improvement: Large footprint, so unless you are replacing your non-built-in microwave with it, make sure that you have space for it on a counter or shelf; There is no way to see inside while it is cooking

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