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Breville BOV800XL Smart Toaster Oven Review

9.5 Total Score
Best Seller

The Breville smart oven is the top seller in many markets.

Style
9.5
Performance
9.5
Capacity
9
Features
8.5
PROS
  • Element IQ Technology
  • 9 Cooking Modes
  • Large Capacity
CONS
  • Standard 1 Year Warranty
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The Breville BOV800XL is the most purchased and reviewed toaster oven on Amazon.com and for good reason.  The features this oven has for the money is great value and with over 3,500 Amazon reviews would be hard to disprove that it's the best convection toaster oven.

Let's begin reviewing this outstanding toaster oven

Breville Smart Oven Design

Built to last with reinforced stainless steel which also will look gorgeous on any countertop.  Overall the toaster oven is sleek and modern with fairly easy to use controls.  The door and handle are solid and don't feel cheap.

Toaster Oven Features

Breville BOV800XL Features

Breville BOV800XL Features

Stainless Steel Housing (a)

With the easy clean exterior housing it's a worry free cleanup to keep the oven looking new and beautiful on your countertop.  The top is all slotted to help hold plates and bowls in place while using it to warm.

Easy Cleaning (b)

Non Stick Interior

Non Stick Interior

Non stick interior makes the cleanup a breeze.  Just use a non abrasive sponge and soapy water to bring back to new.  Also a front access crumb tray makes the cleaning easier as well.

Large Capacity (c)

Breville BOV800XL Capacity

Breville BOV800XL Capacity

Easily fits 6 pieces of toast or  a 13" pizza.  With three different rack positions oven can fit pretty much anything to small turkeys, roasts and chicken.  Unit will fit a no handled 13" x 9" pan as well.

Auto Eject Rack (e)

Breville Auto Eject Rack

Breville Auto Eject Rack

With the magnets located on the door, when opened will  pull the oven rack out approximately half way out.  Makes for easy and safe loading and unloading of oven contents.

Smart Oven with Element IQ (f)

Breville Quartz Elements

Breville Quartz Elements

The technology used in this convection toaster oven is 5 quartz elements that will adjust the heat to cook food more evenly and often quicker.  The reason for quartz elements over the traditional metal coils is simply speed.  Quartz will adjust it's heat faster thus giving you great results in the oven cavity.

LCD Display & Easy Knob Control (g, h, i)

Breville LCD Display

Breville LCD Display

Easy to read display with three easy knob controls.  Function knob to control select out of 9 programmed cycles, temperature/darkness knob to adjust for the desired temperature or darkness in toast and finally a time knob to adjust time needed to cook.

Cooking Modes

Toast

Perfect for toast but also English muffins or frozen waffles.  Choose between seven different levels of darkness and for best results in middle rack position.  This is where one of the benefits of the Element IQ technology comes in handy!  It will know and adjust your toasting times depending on if the oven is already warm or not.  So on your second round of toast for example since it's still warm from the first round, it will adjust the cooking time down.

It will know and adjust your toasting times depending on if the oven is already warm or not!

Bagel

Similar to the toast function, this cycle is programmed to toast just the cut part of your bagel more than the outside.  Can also use this function for larger slices of specialty breads where you just want one side toasted more than the other.

Bake

The Breville bake function will come preset using the convection in the oven.  The temperature selection here allows anywhere between 120°F and 450°F.  Great for souffles, pies, casseroles and pretty much anything else you can fit inside the oven.

Roast

Again this cycle will use the preset convection option.  This is great for poultry and roasts leaving the inside juicy cooked to perfection and the outside nicely browned and crisp.  This feature also works great on all different sorts of vegetables as well.  Temperature selection will allow 120°F to 450°F.

Broil

One of the features that make this oven one of the best is the three preset temperature selections for the broil.  Low 300°F, Medium 400°F and High 500°F are your preset selections which gives you allot of versatility for cooking anything from fish to thick pork chops.

Pizza

Programmed to melt and brown the cheese while leaving the crust nice and crisp.  Temperature can be set between 120°F and 450°F, but will be preset for 450°F.

Other Functions

Can also select between cookie, keep warm and reheat.

Breville BOV800XL Warranty

The one year limited is somewhat disappointing in such a great selling product, I would expect at least a three year or get brave and offer a 5 year warranty like the Wolf Gourmet countertop oven.  I wouldn't let this discourage you as the unit seems to hold up very well for years as can be seen in Amazon reviews. 

Conclusion

The features of this oven and overall performance will be hard to beat especially at a retail value of approximately $250.00.  With over 13,500 Amazon reviews with a 4.5 out of 5 stars average rating you have nothing to worry about it.  Hands down this is the best oven to buy in the $200-$300 price range.

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