Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven Review
The Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven recognizes that different foods require different heating methods. While cookies need to bake evenly, meat should be seared on top. The Breville Smart Oven, unlike many other toaster ovens, distributes heat to suit various foods, ensuring efficient cooking.
FEATURES OF THE Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven:
- 1800-watt convection toaster
- non-stick interior, .8 cubic feet
- Element IQ technology for better heat control
- 9 pre-set functions
- Back-lit LCD screen turns orange during pre-heating
- 5 quartz heating elements, user-friendly control panel
- 3 rack positions
- Auto-eject wire rack, removable crumb tray, pizza pan, baking pan
- one-year limited warranty
PROS AND CONS:
The Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven adjusts the heat distribution of the five quartz heating elements through the Element IQ, causing food to be cooked evenly and quickly. The 9 menu options allow the user to choose the optimal setting for the item to be cooked. In addition, the voltage can be adjusted for more versatility. Instead of switches labeled on and off, the power control is like a dimmer switch, allowing power adjustment by a simple turn of the knob. Different settings yield different results: 1500 watts of heat come from the top element for broiling; heat comes from both top and bottom to brown toast evenly; and convection heat bakes cookies and cakes, using a fan to circulate the air so all sides bake at the same rate. The customized settings remain in the machine's memory until they're changed, or the toaster is unplugged. The Breville BOV800XL Toaster Oven is durable stainless steel, with a non-stick interior able to withstand high temperatures. The quartz elements respond more quickly to heat change than other metals, for more even heating. The crumb/drip tray is accessed through the front of the unit, instead of in the back, as in many other toasters. The wire rack comes halfway out, pulled by magnets, when the door is open. This toaster oven can hold 6 slices of toast, a 13-inch pizza, or an entire chicken. And it's safe: the time and temperature dial has an auto shut-off and a sound alert. There are few negatives with the Breville BOV800XL Toaster Oven. This item is not free of PFOA, or perfluorotanoic acid. This synthetic chemical used in the non-stick coating has been shown to cause adverse effects in laboratory animals. The EPA has recommended that its use be discontinued.
WHO WILL LIKE THE Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven?
What's not to like? This item is definitely at the high end of toaster ovens. It's worth the price, because it can almost take the place of a conventional oven. It's a great time-saver and delivers tasty, well-prepared food. Click here to get the Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven
Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven Review
The Breville BOV450XL is a smaller version of the Breville Smart oven. It's compact, powerful, durable, and justifies the price. This toaster oven will handle any small food, from toast to baked potatoes, to pork chops, pizza, and much more. It's perfect for a single person or a family.
FEATURES OF THE Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven:
- 4 quartz 1800-watt elements with Element IQ technology
- function dial has 8 pre-set cooking functions
- holds 4 slices of bread or 11 pizza
- 3 rack positions, pull-out crumb tray, auto shut off
- stainless steel housing, nonstick interior
- Dimensions: 15.5 x 14 x 8,8 inches. 15 lbs.
- Tempered glass door
PROS AND CONS:
The Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven contains many of the same features as the larger Breville toaster oven, but it takes up less space, and preheats faster. The quartz heating elements respond quickly to changes in heat, resulting in even cooking. The back-lit easy-to-read LCD calculates the correct time and temperature for the food. This oven can be used alone, as for apartment living, or with a traditional oven for a busy family. Unlike many other toaster ovens which don't distribute heat consistently, the Breville BOV450XL adjusts the heat distribution according to the type and volume of food to be cooked. It can also adjust the wattage for peak efficiency. The Element IQ, like a dimmer switch, allows the user to increase or decrease power with a simple turn of the knob. The preset feature makes it easy to cook without guessing the correct settings, although the consumer can also customize the settings for a particular recipe or food. The bit more button is convenient for cooking the food just a little while longer. The BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven can accommodate a 9x9 baking pan, a round cake pan, or pie plate, but not a whole chicken, as this would come into contact with the top inside. Salmon, however, can be broiled in it, as well as chicken breasts, hamburgers, and fish filets. A few concerns: The rack doesn't slide out when the door is opened, so a potholder is needed. The buzzer announcing the end of the preheat time is very loud. Once the unit is preheated, the food must be put in immediately, as the cooking countdown begins right away. The handle is rather large, sticking out and taking up space. The top and sides scratch easily, so nothing can be placed on top of the unit when it's hot. There is no insulation, so the Breville BOV450XL must not be placed near anything that might burn. Lastly, if the buyer receives a defective model, Breville is slow to replace it. The customer might have to wait a month or two to receive a replacement and pay to ship the defective oven back. For this reason you may want to look at brands like Cuisinart or Hamilton Beach when you look for your next toaster oven.
WHO WILL LIKE THE Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven?
Single people living in small quarters, busy families, or anyone who needs something aside from a conventional oven will love this item. It has user-friendly controls, is well-built and looks great. A few people might complain about the price, until they use it and realize what a great buy it is. Click Here to get the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven with Element IQ