Our Place’s new Marvel oven gave my beloved air fryer a run for its cash


If there was a prize for « person who uses an air fryer the most » I would have a serious chance of winning it. I’m not kidding, I use it to All.

I regularly roast crispy chicken, bake salmon, reheat leftovers, cook my meal recipes (more on that here), and even bake cookies. Besides making meals quick and easy, air fryers allowed me to skip my huge 1960s oven in my NYC apartment (i.e. the appliance that turns my house into a sauna every time I turn it on).

Since so much of my cooking centers around air frying, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to test out Our Place’s newest aesthetic product: The Wonderful Oven. About a week later, the lovely sand-colored 6-in-1 air fryer and toaster arrived at my doorstep, and I was eager to see if it was as nice and easy to use as I had heard. After getting thoroughly familiar with it, here are my thoughts on the buzzy device.

What sets the Our Place Wonder oven apart

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Our Place is known for making high-end products that get the job done and look great (dutch ovens in pastel colors, pretty pots and multi-functional pans that you to want leave on the fire, need we say more?). For this reason, I wasn’t surprised to find many standout features that make The Wonder Oven a must-have:

Attractive design

It can be one of THE the most beautiful air fryer combos on the market right now. Most of the other options are bulky with a monotonous design and often look like something you’d find on a spaceship (and not in a fun, fancy way). The Wonder Oven, design-wise, is the opposite: it’s compact, chic, and looks great sitting on a kitchen counter. It also comes in a few different colors, like Arctic Char (gray), Vapor (a sandy beige), Blue Salt, and Limited Edition Spice (pale pink orange).

It also reminds me a bit of an Easy Bake oven (maybe it’s the ding when the timer is on), which was one of my favorite toys growing up, so that’s a nostalgic bonus.

Easy to use

The Wonder Oven is very simple, with only three dials: one for the temperature, one for the cooking function and one that functions as a timer. After setting it up, all you need to do is adjust each knob to your desired temperature (200 to 400 degrees), function (air fry, bake, roast, broil, reheat, and broil), and time (0 to 60 minutes). I was honestly surprised at how easy it was to use – the first time I used the oven I kept rechecking the manual and Googling ‘how to’ to make sure I didn’t accidentally leave anything out. If you’re someone who shy away from excessive smart technologies or digital interfaces in your devices, you’ll appreciate the simplicity of the Wonder Oven.

Multifunctional design

Multifunctionality is a bit of a theme at Our Place (cue the do-it-all Always Pans), and the Wonder Oven doesn’t disappoint in this area. This countertop appliance can fry tofu, bake salmon, grill meat, roast vegetables, toast bread, reheat restaurant leftovers and more. It heats up in about two minutes (score!) and uses a 360-degree design to blast food with hot air from all angles.

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