Rating- The Breville BOV800XL has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars
Size– this model measures approximately 18-1/2 by 12-1/2 by 10-3/4 inches externally, and fits a 12 x 12 inch square or 13 inch round pan internally
Features- This model features quartz heating elements, a user-friendly control panel, a LCD screen, 3 different rack positions. It also features Breville's unique Element IQ technology for smarter control over the heat; it also has 9 pre-set functions. It has an auto-eject wire rack and a removable crumb tray. This Breville Smart Oven comes with a pizza pan, baking pan, and broil rack included.
Overall Review- 87% of the toaster oven reviews for the Breville 1800 watt Smart Oven are very favorable and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. This is one of the best (if not THE best) toaster ovens you can buy.
First, the Element IQ technology is ahead of other toaster ovens by miles. It has 5 heating elements with multiple heat options to be able to offer the best cooking possible for every item. But the makers of the Breville Smart Oven didn't want to make this unit difficult to operate, so they developed a system where the user can just pick a food item or type of cooking and have the Breville do the rest. Many users 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 user's manual. The reviewers repeatedly admire the how intuitive and user friendly this Breville is. Also, the 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, it will be automatically set for 8 minutes at 350 degrees F. It is indeed a "smart oven."
A few of the positive points mentioned repeatedly in the reviews include: the convection feature on this model is very quiet, unlike most other brands. This appliance 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 quite well, very little heat escapes. This adds to the energy efficiency of this appliance; it uses about 50% less energy than a full-sized oven. The handle always stays cool to the touch. It 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, making it very easy to clean. This gorgeous appliance is incredibly well designed, both for function and beauty. 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. Most toaster ovens do not have interior lights. Check out our FAQ page to see which brands are currently offering models with interior lights.
A few reviews bemoaned its large size, even though many people saw this as a plus (you can't cook a 13 inch pizza or a whole chicken in a smaller unit.) Breville does make a smaller, 4-slice version of this; click HERE to see that model. Many reviews complained about the short electrical cord (3 ft) on this unit even though this is due to modern electrical codes. You will have a 3 foot (or shorter) cord regardless of which brand you choose. Some of the authors of the one star reviews said they were disgusted by the owners manual barring the use of glass and foil. A quick check of the Breville 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 units and then poor customer service. Interested in this item? 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. That is one of the reasons we have partnered with Amazon and all sales from this website go through them.
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