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Great for all Kitchens... a must have for small kitchens,
This review is from: Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ (Kitchen)
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The Breville Smart Oven is a must-have kitchen appliance. In many/most cases it can serve as a replacement for it larger cousin the conventional oven/range. However, the Smart Oven is much more energy efficient (using roughly 50% less electricity) and can fit into the smallest of kitchens
Things that we enjoy
+ Depending on the setting (Broil/Bake/Toast) you have the ability to manage the temperature zones in the oven. This helps to ensure perfect cooking depending on you individual requirements.
+ The magnetic door helps to prevent any burns (see video)
+ Door seals nicely - reducing energy waste and the unneeded heating of your home.
+ 9 programmable settings - HOWEVER - you also have the ability to tailor the settings to your individual needs.
+ Nice Stainless steel finish will look nice in all kitchens.
+ Despite being stainless steel the surface of the oven does not show too many fingerprints.
+ Three pans included - Pizza - Baking - Broiling
+ Great operating manual
+ Not just a standard toaster oven - this is also a convection oven!
+ AS A OVEN IT WORKS GREAT
Areas to improve
- The cord is a little short (less than 3 feet) - while many people may appreciate a short cord it does mean that you have to have outlet near a space where you plan to use the oven.
- You may not be able to operate other appliances on your electrical circuit - At full heat the Smart Oven will pull between 15-20 amps - make sure that you have at least a 20amp breaker on the plug that you are using.
Final Verdict.... this is an easy 5 stars - purchase with confidence.
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Initial post: Feb 20, 2009 11:09:02 AM PST
Rick Ansgar says:
Nice review. BTW, an extension cord would be just fine. You need to be sure to buy an extension cord that can handle the amps drawn by the oven. If you do that, you're good to go. Be sure that the normal precautions are followed regarding extension cords. When used properly, and with the right cord for the right job, an extension cord is safe.
Posted on May 13, 2009 7:54:18 AM PDT
Rescued By A Pitbull says:
This is a fabulous review. One of the best I've read/watched on Amazon in cookware. Thank you for providing it and keep them coming.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009 11:38:44 AM PDT
Thanks so much for the video and detailed info, most helpful. A question: In addition to all the other wonder-full features of this oven I would love to bake pies, muffins, cobblers, etc., but read in another review that glass or aluminum can't be used. So, only stainless steel? what about silicone baking pans?
Posted on Jul 10, 2009 12:42:06 PM PDT
Ronald W. Vennell says:
The national Electrical Code requires all new kitchen counters to have receptacles positioned so that a 3' appliance cord will reach an outlet from anywhere on the counter.
Posted on Sep 6, 2009 1:29:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 6, 2009 9:32:20 PM PDT
David Hunter says:
Is this product easy to clean? I hate how toaster ovens have galvanized steel inside, especially at the top where it is so difficult to clean? Also, it is difficult to find out what the interior measurements of this oven is. I would like to know so I can use my cast iron roasting pans with this. I know that this oven comes with a 12" X 12" roasting pan of its own, but can it hold a larger pan? Thank you.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2009 5:17:30 AM PDT
I am assuming that you mean stainless steel instead of galvanized steel. Galvanizing is what they do to fence posts by dipping in zinc. It is pretty easy to clean - We have not noticed any problems in getting or keeping it clean. I would say the ease of zeeping it clean is one of the Breville ovens advantages.
Size - you have a little more room than 12x12 - but I am not sure about your cast iron pan.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2009 6:51:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 8, 2009 6:53:00 AM PDT
David Hunter says:
Thanks Charles for the reply. Yes, toaster ovens often use galvanized steel inside. Yesterday, I ended up buying the Breville from Williams Sonoma. Before, I had the Krups fbc2 so I am looking forward to writing a comparative review of these two models. I bought the Breville, not only because of the reviews it has garnered, but because if anything goes wrong with it, I can return it to Williams Sonoma for a new one or for a full refund. On my Krups, the fan broke twice, rendering the convection part of the oven useless. I too was worried about the fan on the Breville, but as long as I could get a replacement oven through William Sonoma, I feel much better about my purchase. I can't figure out what the interior ceiling of the Breville is made from however. Tonight I am going to roast a chicken in it for the first time and I just hope that it will not be too difficult to clean, especially that ceiling.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2009 4:21:17 PM PDT
Interesting, I never thought of using galvanized metal on the inside. I would afraid that the zinc would melt. I am glad that you mention it - I will definitely keep my eye out the next time I buy a buy a convection oven.
I think you will be happy with the Breville Oven - we are still thrilled with the performance.
Posted on Sep 21, 2009 9:04:12 AM PDT
Great review. One thing I was curious about being a home owner with granite counter-tops. Do you know if the bottom of the toaster gets extremely hot?
Posted on Sep 22, 2009 7:43:36 AM PDT
Nicole M says:
Can anyone provide me with the exterior dimensions (with and without the handle) of this oven? Amazon has conflicting measurements (12.5" vs 16.2"). I want to be sure it fits where I need it to go. I'm specifically concerned about the depth. Any help would be greatly appreciated!