2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Has all but replaced our oven,
This review is from: Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ, Silver (Kitchen)
We've got two regular ovens and a large microwave in our house. My wife got this toaster oven to make it easier for her mom to toast pita bread during a visit. However, we quickly found ourselves using it for almost all our oven-cooking. Now we use our old ovens maybe 1/5 or 1/10 as often as we used to. The Breville is *that* good.
+ Heats up incredibly quickly!
+ Cooks things slightly faster than our normal ovens, e.g. 45 minutes instead of an hour.
+ Very small footprint, yet it can cook costco pot pies, lasagna, frozen pizza, brownies, etc.
+ Nice looking
+ Straightforward to operate
+ Very bright, clear display
- Display takes a while to shut off after cooking. Annoying to me.
- As you might expect in such a small oven that can cook at 400+ degrees, top gets hot.
I'm not a big fan of convection ovens, but I have to give this one props. If you have one of these, you don't need a full-size oven except for thanksgiving. Heck, you might not even need a microwave!