Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ

December 31, 2014 - Comment

Attribute BOV450XL: Mini Smart Oven BOV650XL: Compact Smart Oven BOV800XL: Smart Oven Dimensions 16x13x9 inches 16.5×15.5×10.25 inches 18.5×16.25×11.25 inches Capacity 11 inch pizza, 4 toast slices 12 inch pizza, 4 toast slices 13 inch pizza, 6 toast slices Element IQ? Yes Yes Yes Wattage 1800 1800 1800 Heating Elements 4 (quartz) 4 (quartz) 5 (quartz)

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Attribute BOV450XL: Mini Smart Oven BOV650XL: Compact Smart Oven BOV800XL: Smart Oven Dimensions 16x13x9 inches 16.5×15.5×10.25 inches 18.5×16.25×11.25 inches Capacity 11 inch pizza, 4 toast slices 12 inch pizza, 4 toast slices 13 inch pizza, 6 toast slices Element IQ? Yes Yes Yes Wattage 1800 1800 1800 Heating Elements 4 (quartz) 4 (quartz) 5 (quartz) Convection No No Yes Pre-set functions 8 8 9 Accessories Baking pan Baking pan, broil rack Baking pan, broil rack, pizza pan Compare Breville’s Smart Ovens Why the Breville Smart Oven?

Every Breville product begins with a simple moment of brilliance. The Breville Smart Oven began with the simple fact that different foods require different methods of heating: some, like baked goods, need to be cooked evenly; others, like meats, need to be seared on top. Most toaster ovens fail to distribute heat in a consistent way throughout their interiors, let alone change heat distribution to suit the different foods being prepared. This is how the Breville Smart Oven stands apart: whatever the food, it adjusts its heat distribution for perfect results.

Toast SettingsBake Settings For toast, high heat from top and bottom evenly crisps the outside of toast but doesn’t dry out the inside (left diagram), while for baking 1500W are distributed among four elements for gentle heat and even cooking (right diagram) An oven that does the thinking for you

The Smart Oven is equipped with Element IQ cooking technology, which adjusts the power of the five individual quartz heating elements to cook food more evenly and quickly. This sophisticated heating system distributes heat throughout the oven when and where it is needed, to guarantee more efficient cooking. Nine different menu options allow users to choose the best setting for the food they are cooking. In addition to dynamically distributing heat to different areas, the Smart Oven can adjust the wattage of its heating elements for even more cooking flexibility. Most ovens have elements with fixed wattage that can only switch between ON and OFF, but Element IQ functions much like a dimmer on a light switch, increasing or decreasing element power with a simple turn of the knob.

Smart Convection Oven Accessories The Breville Smart Oven comes with 3 acccessories: a pizza pan, baking pan, and broil rack.

For example, broiling requires high heat from above in order to melt and brown, so the Smart Oven activates 1500W of high heat from the top elements of the oven. On the other hand, toast needs to be cooked evenly on both sides without drying out the inside, so the Smart Oven uses high radiated heat from above and below (1800W distributed between four elements) to crisp the outside quickly.

Baking utilizes another feature of the Smart Oven that contributes to even heating: convection heating. Convection cooking uses a fan to circulate hot air so all sides of the food cook at the same rate. This is particularly important for baked goods, such as cookies and cakes, which need to be cooked evenly all the way through.

Each of these nine functions is preset with recommended settings, taking the guesswork out of cooking. However, each can be customized according to recipe, volume of food, or personal taste. Customized settings will remain in the memory of the oven until changed or until the oven is unplugged from the wall outlet, streamlining your cooking process.

Designed with the consumer in mind

The Smart Oven is carefully constructed from the most durable materials. It is attractively housed in reinforced stainless steel, a striking addition to any kitchen. The elements themselves are composed of quartz, rather than the metal elements found in other toaster ovens. Quartz responds more quickly to heat change, which results in more even heating throughout the oven. The roomy interior is coated with a non-stick material that can safely withstand high temperatures, making cleanup easier. A crumb/drip tray that is accessible from the front of the oven (rather than the back, like many other toaster ovens) also makes it easier to clean between cooking sessions. In addition, the oven includes a patented magnetic auto-eject rack: small magnets embedded on the sides of the oven door pull the wire rack halfway from the oven when the door is opened, making food easier to remove and preventing burns.

Goldilocks proportions

At 18.5 x16.25 x11.25 inches, the Breville Smart Oven is not too small but not too large. It is larger than most toaster ovens, with space to comfortably fit six slices of toast, a 13-inch pizza, or a whole chicken. However, as a countertop convection oven, it is more space-efficient than a conventional wall oven. A smaller oven means less time to heat up and less time to cook, perfect for preparing a meal in a hurry (or for cooks who like to create in the heat of the moment). This also translates into a cooler kitchen (particularly convenient in the hot summer months) and less energy consumed.

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Easy-clean, stainless steel housing with ribbed plate warming tray Non-Stick Interior with 3 rack positions 13” pizza, 6-slice toast capacity Tempered glass door Magnetic auto-eject rack 5 quartz elements with Element IQ for smart cooking Back-lit easy-read LCD that calculates the correct the time and temperature, illuminating orange during preheating and cooking and blue once the cycle is complete Function dial with 9 pre-set cooking functions: bake, broil, roast, cookies, reheat, pizza, bagel, toast, warm Temperature and time dial with auto shut-off and sound alert Easily removable pull-out crumb tray

Product Features

  • 1800-watt convection toaster oven with 0.8-cubic-foot nonstick interior
  • Element IQ technology for smarter control over the heat; 9 pre-set functions. Blue back-lit LCD screen turns orange during pre-heating.
  • 5 quartz heating elements; user-friendly control panel; LCD screen; 3 rack positions
  • Auto-eject wire rack; removable crumb tray; pizza pan, baking pan, and broil rack included
  • Measures 18-1/2 by 16-1/4 by 11-1/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Comments

Amazon Customer says:

Like a full-size convection range in a little package — A+++ I am totally in love with this toaster oven! It is a heavy, quality appliance, with numerous handy, smart features. I just got it today, and I will update my review later if needed. I cooked some *perfect* cupcakes in it a little while ago, so I’m going on that experience.1. The instruction book (with about 30 recipes & ideas) is very easy to understand and follow. We had it up and going in minutes, doing the initial heating for 15 minutes to rid the heating elements of a protective coating. There was some odor (no smoke) with this process, but not that bad, and I just opened a window slightly. After this, there was no smell at all when I cooked.2. The oven door has magnetized areas that pull the oven rack about half way out when you open the door. It’s a great concept, and guess what? — it works! Makes it so handy to get your food out without reaching in and risking a burn.3. The interior has .8 cubic feet of space. A 12″ x 12″ enamel…

CKE says:

Great for all Kitchens… a must have for small kitchens The Breville Smart Oven is a must-have kitchen appliance. In many/most cases it can serve as a replacement for it larger cousin the conventional oven/range. However, the Smart Oven is much more energy efficient (using roughly 50% less electricity) and can fit into the smallest of kitchensThings that we enjoy+ Depending on the setting (Broil/Bake/Toast) you have the ability to manage the temperature zones in the oven. This helps to ensure perfect cooking depending on you individual requirements.+ The magnetic door helps to prevent any burns (see video)+ Door seals nicely – reducing energy waste and the unneeded heating of your home.+ 9 programmable settings – HOWEVER – you also have the ability to tailor the settings to your individual needs.+ Nice Stainless steel finish will look nice in all kitchens.+ Despite being stainless steel the surface of the oven does not show too many fingerprints.+ Three pans…

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