Pros / This toaster oven has nine menu functions with preset temperatures and times.
Cons / The oven uses a significant amount of power compared to other toaster ovens we reviewed.
Verdict / Thanks to its capacity and level of performance, the Breville Smart Oven can work as an oven replacement or a second oven for your countertop.
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The Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL cooks bread, bagels, pizza, cookies and even roasts. Its large capacity and nine menu functions mean you can use it like you would a regular oven. We consider it exceptional, especially for its high performance and user-friendly design.
The Breville toaster oven has several preset buttons you can choose from, or you can adjust the temperature manually between 120 and 500 degrees Fahrenheit using the bake, broil and defrost settings. The toaster oven consumes 1,800 watts when in use, which is more than most of the other toaster ovens in our lineup. However, with its wide temperature range and multiple cooking functions, this toaster oven also offers more power and functionality than most toaster ovens.
During our tests, the toaster oven took minimal time to preheat, no matter what temperature we used to cook the food. With the dial and LCD display, it is easy to adjust the temperature, time and cooking functions. The display shows whether the oven is preheating or cooking food. In our tests, not only did it offer quick preparation times, but it also cooked food thoroughly and evenly.
While it can hold a 13-inch pizza or six slices of bread, this is still a compact toaster oven. It weighs only 17 pounds and takes up minimal counter space. It has one wire rack inside that you can adjust. This is a convection toaster oven, which means it uses a fan to heat food more quickly and evenly than conventional ovens by removing the cold air that surrounds your food and replacing it with heat. It also has an insulated dual-wall door and glass window that retains the heat inside the unit, helping your food cook efficiently.
This small toaster oven has a sleek design. Its digital display screen shows the temperature, timer and preset options. When you preheat the oven, it automatically starts the timer when it has reached the desired setting. To adjust the cook functions, temperature and time, you simply use the dials until you find your desired settings. It also has buttons you can use to select defrost or convection cooking and to change between Fahrenheit and Celsius.
Design & Conveniences
This countertop convection oven has several features that make it safe to operate. Its automatic rack ejector pushes the wire rack outside of the unit every time the door is open. This helps prevent burns while you remove food from the toaster oven. The oven also automatically shuts off the heating elements after each cycle of heating, which makes it safe for your children to use.
When using the toaster oven, we measured both its interior and exterior temperature. We found that the interior temperature of the toaster oven is accurate to the temperature to which you set it. We also tested the exterior of the unit – specifically, the handle. We found that this unit retains most of its heat. The model only measured 94 degrees Fahrenheit or less on its sides and top. The handle was even cooler at only 79 degrees Fahrenheit, making this a safe toaster to touch, even when it is in use.
Between its features and design, Breville makes both a safe and high-quality toaster oven. The unit includes a one-year warranty, which is standard among the toaster ovens we tested.
Warranty & Safety
The toaster oven's various features make it easy to use. Its nonstick interior makes cleaning it easy. With its nine preset cook functions, you can make toast, bagels, pizza, roast and cookies without having to manually set the time or temperature. The unit also includes a two-hour timer you can use when cooking meat or large portions. While this limits foods that require long cook times, you can reset the timer or adjust it during use to extend the overall cooking time.
This six-slice toaster oven comes with several accessories, including a wire rack, bake pan, pizza pan and broiling rack. All of the accessories easily fit into the toaster oven. Using the wire rack, you can adjust how close the food sits to the heating elements, depending on what type of food you are cooking, and there are three different places you can set the rack. The glass door lists where you should place the rack, depending on the function you are using.
The Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL has the features and functionality of a full-size oven. With a wide selection of safety and convenience features, this toaster oven is safe, easy to use and capable of making a variety of foods. While it uses more power than other toaster ovens in our lineup, it also offers more features and capabilities.