If we talk about best countertop convection oven then breville BOV800XL will be on top of list. It comes with amazing features that other convection oven don’t have. Today I am going to write a detailed critic review of breville smart oven. We have gone through the reviews of different users and presenting a summary of all the notable pros and cons of breville smart convection oven.
We will also compare its features with other models including breville smart oven pro BOV845BSS. At the end, You will have good idea about notable features, pros and cons Breville BOX800XL smart oven and other breville convection oven models. So you will be able to pick the right product after going through this article. The four popular variants of breville countertop ovens are compared in the below table. Lets have a look:
|BOV450XL: Mini Smart Oven||11 inch pizza, 4 toast slices||No||8||Baking pan||
|BOV650XL: Compact Smart Oven||12 inch pizza, 4 toast slices||No||8||Baking pan, broil rack||
|BOV800XL: Smart Oven||13 inch pizza, 6 toast slices||Yes||9||Baking pan, broil rack, pizza pan||
|BOV845BSS: Smart Oven Pro||13 inch pizza, 6 toast slices||Yes||10||Baking pan, broil rack, pizza pan||
This is an all-in-one convection oven that can be used for making toast, bagel, roasting, broiling. Along with that, you can also bake pizza, cake and cookies using this oven. All of these functions are already programmed in it and you can select one by turning knob clockwise or anti-clockwise. This will display the selected function on the LCD. Temperature can also be adjusted using the other knob. You can turn the convection feature on by pressing the special button with fan symbol.
The size of this model is neither too big nor too small. It is a medium sized countertop convection oven that can easily make 6 slices of toast, 13″ size large pizza, (9″ x 13″) cake pan or whole chicken. Its inside dimensions are (13.5″ x 11.5″ x 7.25″). Due to its compact size, it will not consume much space on your shelve. Due to smaller size, it heats up faster and cook the food quickly while consuming less energy.
- 9 Different pre-programmed cooking functions.
- Totally non-stick interior with three different rack positions.
- Stainless steel outer body with ribbed warming tray.
- Auto-eject rack for easy placement / removal of food.
- Faster cooking with 5 quartz elements with element IQ.
- Adjustable time, temperature with auto-shutoff and alarm.
- Backlit colored LED displaying temperature and cooking time.
- Removable slide-out crumb tray makes cleansing easy.
- 1 Year limited product warranty.
1- Element IQ Cooking Technology
The breville BOV800XL smart oven comes with convection cooking feature that helps in faster cooking of food. It has 5 quartz heating elements and the oven adjusts the power of each element automatically in order to cook the food quickly and more evenly. This way, heat reaches where it is required for proper cooking of food. Most of conventional ovens come with fixed power elements that can only be turned on or off but in breville convection oven, you can adjust the heating power of elements just by rotating the knob.
2- Energy Efficiency Mechanism
Since the heating power of this oven is adjustable so you will also save a lot from your monthly electricity bills. If you select the broiling option then automatically it will turn on 1500W high heat from the top element that will help in melting and browning. On the other hand, if you want to make a crispy toast then it will automatically throw high heat of 1800W from top and bottom that will not make the inside dry and you will get a crispy toast. These options can be selected by rotating the function knob.
3- Toasting Options
Its toasting feature performance is superb. Unlike the traditional pop-up toaster ovens, you can set the actual toasting time while monitoring the browning shade you are looking for your toast.
The oven comes with free pizza pan, baking pan and a broiling rack.
Here are few reasons why i love breville BOV800XL smart oven:
- Energy efficient, saves a lot of power and cooks faster with convection.
- Precise temperature control with digital display.
- US manufactured product easily available at amazon.
- Special toasting function with shade control.
Although the oven cooks perfectly but still there are some problems that must be pointed out here.
- It can not bake large items. The exact interior dimensions are 13.5″ x 11.5″ x 7.25″.
- The handle is quite big and sticks too far when you open the door.
- Its alarm sound is quite loud.
Breville smart oven can be a good option if you are looking for compact size countertop convection oven with modern features. Its an all-in-one choice for baking, broiling, cooking and toasting. But if you are looking for something specially for baking then I will not recommend you this model because of its small capacity. Overall it would be a nice addition to your kitchen.