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5.0 out of 5 stars Efficient, Convenient, Easy to Use! Quirks With Steam and Evenness., January 15, 2009
This review is from: Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ (Kitchen)
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How many times do you fire up your enormous oven just to bake a few cookies for the kids? You might spend 1/2 an hour to preheat the oven, then 10 more minutes heating your lonely cookie sheet along with the rest of the unused space around it! It's a pretty inefficient process both in terms of time and energy usage.

The Breville Smart Oven offers a compelling solution to save both time and energy for smaller jobs! Preheating the Breville's relatively small space takes minutes and saves a lot of time in doing so! My wife says preparing the bread and melted cheese of French Onion Soup takes 10 minutes with The Smart Oven when it used to take 40 with our gas oven!

The instrumentation is very usable (see video) and I found the product to be exceptionally well designed with features like included non-stick pans and a magnetized door that pulls the baking tray part way out to help you retrieve what you're cooking.

The only complaints are that the back of the oven toasts a little more than the front, and the appliance is designed to have any cooking steam exit out the front door of the unit (which looks unusual, but doesn't really affect anything).

The Breville Smart Oven is an outstanding appliance, however, and I highly recommended it to save you time and energy for small cooking jobs!
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Initial post: Jun 3, 2013 3:36:46 AM PDT
sakhr says:
Thank you I have benefited from this report and buy the product seems to be wonderful

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2013 1:00:12 PM PDT
Happy to help!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2013 2:06:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 28, 2013 2:17:17 AM PDT
There seems to be some confusion as to whether the 5 quartz heating elements use infrared technology. Breville does not claim this benefit. Also, if this is such a great unit, why is the warranty so short ( 1 yr. vs. 3 yr. for Cuisinart). Where is this unit made? I have a concern that all this great technology comes with the risk of premature failure ( more things to go wrong). Reviews of this unit on almost every site but Amazon often cite complete breakdown of the unit within 2 years of operation.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2014 3:18:59 PM PST
Lydia says:
Thanks so much. I bought this in part because of your video! These are the kinds of reviews i appreciate. Thank you
Kristie

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2014 11:11:19 PM PST
I'm glad you liked the review! Thanks for the kind words.

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 1:36:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 22, 2014 1:40:34 PM PST
Mary Jane says:
From your video which I enjoyed. Your review of the oven was very positive with the Breville Smart Oven. But reading other review on Amazon not everyone was quite so happy with the product especially if you had problems with the unit. $250.00 is a lot for my budget but being by myself I don't want to heat up my large oven to cook 6 muffins or broil one steak. Now that you have had the product longer have you had any repair issues? Do you still recommend the product as highly?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2014 2:25:30 PM PST
5 years going and no issues for us! We still use it almost every day and still love it.
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