Rating- This toaster oven has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars
Size– This toaster oven measures approximately 18-1/2 by 12-1/2 by 10-3/4 inches (it fits a 12 by 12 inch square or 13 inch round baking pan)
Features- This toaster oven features quartz heating elements, a very user-friendly control panel, a LCD screen and 3 different rack positions. Breville's Element IQ technology provides smarter control over the heat. This toaster oven has 9 pre-set functions. It has an auto-eject wire rack and a removable crumb tray for easy clean up. A pizza pan, baking pan, and broil rack are included with this toaster oven.
Overall Review- 87% of the reviews for the Breville 1800 watt Smart Oven / Toaster oven were very favorable and accompanied by 4 or 5 star rating. This is one of the best (if not THE best) toaster ovens you can buy, and you will find that sentiment repeated throughout the many positive reviews.
First, the Element IQ technology is ahead of other toaster ovens by miles. This toaster oven has 5 heating elements with multiple heat options to be able to offer the best cooking possible for every item. But the makers of this toaster oven didn't want to make it difficult to operate, so they developed a system where the user can just pick a food item or type of cooking and have the toaster oven do the rest. Many reviews relate surprise at the ease of which this is done; many people said they expected it to be complicated yet they never even had to consult the manual. The reviews repeatedly admire just how intuitive and user friendly this toaster oven is. Also, this toaster oven remembers your settings. Let's say you bake cookies at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes, then switch to cooking a pizza at 425 degrees F for 12 minutes. The next time you switch to cookie baking, the toaster oven will be automatically set for 8 minutes at 350 degrees F. It is indeed a "smart oven."
A few of the positive points mentioned over and over again in the reviews include: the convection feature on this toaster oven is very quiet, unlike most other brands. The toaster oven heats up quickly and evenly. The toaster oven shuts off automatically after every cooking cycle. The door is magnetic and the middle rack automatically pulls out when the door is opened. The door seals very well, very little heat escapes. This adds to it's energy efficiency; this Breville toaster oven uses about 50% less energy than a full-sized oven. The handle always stays cool to the touch. This toaster oven comes with 3 pans: a 13 inch round pizza pan, a 12 x 12 baking dish and a 12 x 12 broiler pan. The crumb tray is located in the front of the toaster oven, making it very easy to clean. This toaster oven is incredibly well designed, both for function and beauty. Most of the authors of the reviews will tell you that this is a toaster oven that can replace your regular oven most of the time, saving you time and energy.
What could the negative reviews possibly say about such an impressive machine? The most common complaint: no interior light. Even some of the positive reviews mentioned this. I suspect this was done to maintain such a high energy efficiency level. A few reviews bemoaned the large size, even though many people saw this as a plus (you can't cook a 13 inch pizza in a smaller oven.) Many reviews complained about the short electrical cord (3 ft) even though this is due to modern electrical codes and will be found on all new toaster ovens. Some one star reviews said they were disgusted by the owners manual barring the use of glass and foil. A quick check of the manual reveals this to be untrue; the book cautions users to only use oven proof glass and never let foil touch the heating elements. These issues account for about half of the negative reviews. The other half stem from first receiving defective ovens and then poor customer service. If you do want to buy this Breville toaster oven, get it from a reputable supplier, such as Amazon. If the oven you receive has any defects, they will exchange it or refund your money with no questions asked. You can bypass any need to deal with the manufacturer.This is why we have partnered with Amazon; all sales on this site go through them. See 782 toaster oven reviews
Rating- This toaster oven has an overall rating of 4.5out of 5 stars
Size– This toaster oven measures approximately 16-1/2 by 14-1/4 by 10 inches (it will fit an 11 by 11 inch square baking dish)
Features- This toaster oven has quartz heating elements, a user-friendly control panel, an LCD screen and 3 rack positions. It has Breville's Element IQ technology for smarter control over the heat as well as 8 pre-set functions. It has a removable crumb tray. A baking pan and broil rack are included with this toaster oven.
Overall Review- 82% of the reviews for this Breville toaster oven are very favorable and accompanied by 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 that toaster oven with a couple of exceptions. It is obviously smaller (a positive for some, a negative for others.) It does not have the auto eject feature where the oven rack comes forward when the door is opened. It does not have convection baking. Most of the reviews indicate this toaster oven bakes very quickly and evenly even without convection baking.
Overall, the reviews tell a story of an incredible kitchen appliance which is more oven than toaster. This toaster oven 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 your leftovers. The smart oven has an intuitive system in place that is very user friendly. Many reviews state an initial fear that this oven will be too technically advanced to be easy to use, only to find they never even need to open the user manual. This toaster oven is that easy to use. The oven determines the best way to cook your specific task and consistently delivers great results.
What kind of complaints lurk in the negative reviews? This toaster oven does not have an interior light. Alhough this is common among toaster ovens, you will find this complaint throughout the reviews. Many think the knobs have a cheap feel to them, something you'd expect on a less expensive toaster oven. 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 Amazon. They have 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. That is why we have partnered with Amazon and all sales on this site go through them. 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 machine are there from the start. Click here to see 229 toaster oven reviews for this Breville Smart Oven