Rating- This Breville model (BOV650XL) has a very impressive overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars
Size– the exterior footprint measures approximately 16-1/2 by 14-1/4 by 10 inches (the interior fits an 11 by 11 inch square baking dish)
Features- This Breville model features quartz heating elements, a user-friendly control panel, an LCD screen and 3 rack positions. This unit has Element IQ technology for smarter control over the heat and 8 pre-set functions. There is a removable crumb tray. A baking pan and broil rack are included with this appliance.
Overall Review- 83% of the toaster oven reviews for this Breville smart oven were very favorable and paired with a 4 or 5 star rating. This is a smaller version of the best rated toaster oven available. It offers most of the same features as the full-sized Breville Smart Oven with a few exceptions. It is smaller (a positive for some, a negative for others.) Check out the Breville BOV800XL if you need a larger unit. It does not have the auto eject feature where the oven rack comes forward when the door is opened. It does not have a convection baking feature. The majority of the reviews indicate this toaster oven bakes very quickly and evenly and does not need convection.
Overall, the reviews tell a story of an incredible kitchen appliance which is more oven than toaster. This Breville can take the place of your full sized oven in many instances, saving you time and energy costs. You won't have to wait for a large oven to warm up just to bake a dozen cookies or heat up last night's leftovers. The Breville smart oven has an intuitive system in place that is incredibly user friendly. Many users had an initial fear that this oven would be too technically advanced to be easy to use, only to find they never even need to open the user manual. It's that easy to use. Breville has built some of the most intuitive and user friendly appliances while still offereing the top of the line in technology. The unit determines the best way to cook your specific task and consistently delivers great results. You won't need to decide which of the many heating elements to turn on or how much power to deliver to each. You only need to tell it what you are cooking and the smart oven takes care of the rest.
Why do 17% of reviewers not agree with the majority? Why don't they love this appliance? This toaster oven does not have an interior light. This is true of most (but not all) toaster ovens. Many think the knobs have a cheap feel to them, something you'd expect to find on a less expensive appliance. There were a few reviews written by those who received a defective product. Breville seems to have a less than stellar record when dealing with this issue. One solution: buy this toaster oven through us. We have partnered with Amazon, and all sales made on this site go through them. Amazon has an impeccable service record and will replace the toaster oven (or refund your money) no questions asked if it doesn't work properly when you receive it. You'll see in the reviews that the Breville toaster ovens that operate properly when received continue to work well through years of heavy use. It seems that any problems with this unit are present from the start.
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