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Instant Omni Plus 18L Air Fryer Toaster Oven vs Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Side-by-Side Comparison

Instant Omni Plus 18L Air Fryer vs Panasonic FlashXpress Digital. Digital units, one medium-sized and one small, with apparent differences.

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Instant Omni Plus 18L Air Fryer Toaster Oven vs Panasonic FlashXpress Digital

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The medium-sized Instant Omni Plus 18L Air Fryer Toaster Oven and the small Panasonic FlashXpress are both digital units, one with and one without convection. The difference is too apparent between our pick for the best air fryer toaster oven and our pick for the best energy-saving toaster oven in the small category.

The FlashXpress has an interesting auto-pull rack and a few distinct cooking presets that are typical in a Japanese appliance. Unfortunately, its timer and temperature range are nowhere near as detailed and expansive as the Instant’s. The Omni Plus also has much better designed presets.

The Panasonic has a pretty decent overall cooking performance for a small unit. It can achieve really high heat (as high as 500°F) with a low power output of 1500 W. However, it’s hindered by the lack of cooking space and a relatively large footprint, not to mention not having a convection system.

On the other hand, the Omni Plus has a higher power draw and useful accessories like its rotisserie kit and air-fryer basket. These features allowed the Omni Plus to produce great results in all of our cooking tests, including toasting bread, baking pizza, roasting whole chicken, and especially air-frying fries where it got the highest score among our tested products.

Pros & Cons

  • Informative and eye-catching package
  • Smart Programs and cooking status bar
  • Electrical safety feature for the door
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • Safeguards for all heating elements
  • Complimentary app with detailed instructions and numerous recipes
  • Helpful toggles
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Energy-efficient quartz and ceramic heating elements
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Internal lighting available
  • Sturdy construction
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • Touchscreen digital displays need more contrast
  • The master-control knob can be confusing
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • Having only one tray level
  • Not particularly budget-friendly

Key Specs

Dimensions
L16.54 x W15.75 x H13.90 inches
L12.6 x W11.81 x H10.24 inches
Weight
25.4 lbs (11.5 kg)
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
Control Type
black LCD digital touchscreen + one master-control knob
LCD + 14 buttons
Temperature
150°F - 450°F
250°F - 500°F
Timer
1 - 60 minutes
1 minute - 25 minutes
Cooking Functions
8
6

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$233.55
$153.64

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.2
6.6

Toast

7.5
6.0
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
On the left: Level 1; In the middle: Level 2; On the right: Level 3
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
The top and bottom of the best four pieces of toast from the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
On the left are the top and bottom of four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch.
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Toast Test
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven ToastFrom left to right, 16 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of two toast levels including medium and darker.
The top and bottom of the best four pieces of toast from the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven.
On the left are the top and bottom of four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch.
Function
Toast
Toast
Number of Slices
4
4
Toast Level
2/5
1/5
Cooking Time
5m 25s
2m 20s
Second Batch
4m 1s
2m 11s
Convection
No
No

Pizza

8.6
7.3
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
The cross-section of a toaster oven baked pizza slice showing the crust. In the background is a pizza inside a baking tray.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with melty cheese, meat, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Pizza Test
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven PizzaA toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
Two slices of oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top of one another.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with cheese, meat, onions, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
Function
Bake
None
Temperature
450°F
460°F
Cooking Time
3m 50s
3m
Convection
High
No

Whole Roasted Chicken

8.4
7.1
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 178°F and 190°F.
Seven pieces of a carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on an enamel baking pan.
The close-up of a pulled-apart roasted chicken thigh. In the background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a tray.
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Whole Roasted Chicken Test
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Whole Roasted ChickenA whole roasted chicken using the Panasonic NB-G110P Oven backside up on a grooved silver baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Panasonic NB-G110P Oven belly up on a grooved silver baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 196°F and 198°F.
A hand holding a pulled-apart roasted chicken thigh. In the background is the chicken on a grooved silver baking pan.
Eight pieces of a carved chicken including two carcass halves, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a baking pan.
Function
Roast
None
Temperature
350°F
355°F
Cooking Time
50 minutes
1h 10m
Convection
Yes
No

Baked French Fries

9.3
6.1
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
Ten pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries inside an air fryer basket.
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Baked French Fries Test
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Baked French FriesPieces of baked french fries using the Panasonic NB-G110P Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Panasonic NB-G110P Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
Twelve pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries on a grooved silver baking pan.
Function
Air Fry
None
Temperature
400°F.
425°F
Cooking Time
15m
25 m
Convection
High
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
6.0

In the Box

An oven rack, air fryer basket, rotisserie kit, lifter, the Instant Omni Plus 18L, user manual, box, and enamel baking pan.
A box, the silver Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven, a user manual, an oven rack, and a baking pan.

Exterior

9.5
5.0
A closed front of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has ventilation holes.
The back and left sides of the Instant Omni Plus 18L have air ventilation holes. The back has a power cord and two buffers.
The top of the stainless steel Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a grey background.
On a grey background, the bottom of the stainless steel Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven has two stands.
A closed front of the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed silver Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven has a control panel and the left has holes.
The back and right sides of the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven have holes. The back has two buffers.
The top, front, and right sides of the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven on a white background.
On a white background, the bottom of the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Toaster Oven has a slide-out crumb tray and 4 stands.
Weight
25.4 lbs (11.5 kg)
6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
Length
16.5" (42.0 cm)
12.6" (32.0 cm)
Width
15.8" (40.0 cm)
11.8" (30.0 cm)
Height
13.9" (35.3 cm)
10.2" (26.0 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Silver
Silver
Door Handle
cool-touch
Cool-touch
Tray Indicators
Yes
No
Crumb Tray
Yes
Slide-out

Control Panel

The black touchscreen LCD of the Instant Omni Plus 18L Air Fryer Toaster Oven has 15 features and a master-control knob.
The Panasonic NB-G110P’s control has an LCD and 14 buttons for temperature, timer, shade, 6 functions, light, and power.
Type
black LCD digital touchscreen + one master-control knob
LCD + 14 buttons
Temperature
150°F - 450°F
250°F - 500°F
Timer
1 - 60 minutes
1 minute - 25 minutes
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
No
No
Light Toggle
Yes
Yes
Convection Toggle
Yes
No
Rotation Toggle
Yes
No
Automatic Preheat
Yes
No
Audio Cues
Yes
No

Cooking Functions

Panasonic NB-G110P has 6 functions: Toast, Frozen Waffle, Reheat Roll, Frozen Pizza, Quick Reheat, and Frozen Hash Brown.

Interior

9.5
5.0
The Instant Omni Plus 18L’s cooking chamber has 2 bottom heating elements, 3 guide rails, a rotisserie socket and bracket.
The Instant Omni Plus 18L’s cooking chamber has 2 bottom heating elements, 3 guide rails, a rotisserie socket and bracket.
The 2 bottom quartz heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven have guards.
The cooking chamber ceiling of the Instant Omni Plus 18L Toaster Oven has two quartz and one swirl nichrome heating element.
The cooking chamber’s right wall of the Instant Omni Plus 18L has four guide rails, a rotisserie socket, and a shining light.
The upper quartz ceramic heating element inside the Panasonic NB-G110P Flash Express Compact Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber.
The upper quartz ceramic heating element inside the Panasonic NB-G110P Flash Express Compact Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber.
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven InteriorThe shining interior light on the cooking chamber ceiling of the Panasonic NB-G110P Flash Express Compact Toaster Oven.
The rack-pulling mechanism and bottom quartz ceramic heating element inside the Panasonic NB-G110P Oven’s cooking chamber.
Heating Elements
4 quartz and 1 nichrome
2 quartz
Convection Fan
Yes
No
Lighting
Yes
Yes
Tray Levels
4
1
Rotisserie
Yes
No
Safety Hook
No
Yes

Power Cord

A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
 A two-pronged plug power cord of the silver stainless steel Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven.
Length
2.8 ft (0.9 m)
3.1 ft (0.9 m)
Type
3-prong plug
2-prong plug
Power
1800 W
1300
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a grey background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the silver Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven on a white background.
Length
12.4" (31.5 cm)
10.6" (27.0 cm)
Width
11.4" (29.0 cm)
9.4" (24.0 cm)
Height
0.9" (2.4 cm)
1.2" (3.0 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

9.0
7.0
The front of an opened Instant Omni Plus 18L with a rack, a baking pan, an air fryer basket, a lifter, and a rotisserie kit.
The front of an opened Instant Omni Plus 18L with a rack, a baking pan, an air fryer basket, a lifter, and a rotisserie kit.
An oxidized slide-out crumb tray of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a grey background.
The front of an opened Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Toaster Oven with a slide-out crumb tray, oven rack, and baking pan.

Capacity

An opened front of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
An opened front of the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
13.8" (35.0 cm)
11.0" (28.0 cm)
Width
12.6" (32.0 cm)
9.8" (25.0 cm)
Height
8.7" (22.0 cm)
9.1" (23.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.4
4.9

User Control

9.9
7.0

Ease of Use

8.0
3.0
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Ease of Use
Panasonic FlashXpress Digital Small Toaster Oven Ease of Use 1

Cleanability

7.0
6.5
Grease on the slide-out crumb tray inside the cooking chamber of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Grease on the slide-out crumb tray inside the cooking chamber of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
The cleaned cooking chamber floor and 2 bottom heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Brushing the stained upper quartz heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
The cleaned upper quartz ceramic heating element with a permanent black stain of the Panasonic NB-G110P FlashXpress Oven.