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Breville BOV800XL the Smart Oven® Reviews

97 reviews
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Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

93 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/18/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

We purchased this oven to replace a Delonghi oven that was more than 10 years old. This oven has more options and controls, and because it is convection, it works much faster. The fact that it accommodates a frozen pizza and larger amounts of food makes it even more useful and convenient than my beloved old toaster oven. It is not so large that it overtakes the counter, and I am noticing that I use it more than our regular oven - due to the precise controls, energy use and speed of cooking. Be careful, the edges get HOT and you are easily burned -- this is a real design flaw.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/25/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

It is a great oven BUT it is a power hog. We have 20A circuits in the kitchen and after using it for 4 months it started dimming the lights when turned on. I was also totally disappointed with Breville's customer service and Zappos’ "fine print." When I asked to exchange it through Zappos I was told this product is an exception and that it is very clear on the site. I respectfully disagree.

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 5, 2012

Anonymous

from chico california

Great product and well made and very dependable temperature controls. This is the only toaster oven that is actually large enough to bake a four portion meal and a two person pizza. Breville makes well engineered quality stuff.

Brands I'd also recommend: Staub, Mauvielle and All Clad

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 27, 2012

Pj B

from Springfield, MO

Best counter top oven ever. Did a lot of research and this one always came out on top. Easy to clean, looks attractive (or as much as a counter top appliance can be attractive), heats evenly and stays that way. Not just a "toaster oven"...a full appliance in itself. Great for those days you want to cook something too small for a big oven.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 24, 2012

Guillaume P

from Virginia

I read on ConsumerReport that this oven was rated the best in its category, and after noticing that it has a fan for air convection, we decided to buy it, with the aim of using it instead of our range oven (too far large for most of our cooking). We were not disappointed, and we are now (it has been over a month) using it almost all the time. It is easy to use; you can select program, temperature and convection independently, and thus adjust the perfect condition for your baking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2012

Joan

from PA

I returned a few ovens because they were inferior for one reason or another. Finally, I got this Breville and I must say it's the greatest. I love it. I've owned other ovens in the past, and the Breville outperforms all of them. You won't be disappointed with this oven if you compare it with other brands.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2012

Anonymous

 

This oven was awesome until it completely died 60 days after we received it. Grevillea has been apathetic about the problem. We are so dissatisfied about their response. If the replacement oven actually arrives I hope it lasts longer.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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October 17, 2012

Anonymous

 

Excellently designed oven. Reaches temperature very quickly and the auto-off feature is worry-free.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

I recommend that any potential buyers of this oven search for the term "Breville E01". E01 was the error message that displayed as soon as I plugged in this oven for the first time. There's no real explanation on Breville's website for what E01 means other than it doesn't work and can't be fixed. I've just repackaged the oven and have to haul over to UPS for a return. One star for the oven but five stars for the wonderful Zappos customer service guy who did everything short of flying to my hometown and loading the box in my car to make this transaction right.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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October 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Granbury, Texas

We have had several counter oven/toasters through the years--this is by far the very best one ever! It makes wonderful bagels (toasted on the outside, soft in the middle). Wonderful toast. And, it is great for baking. There are just 2 of us, and being in Texas (hot) it is a great air conditioner saver. It cost more than the usual oven, but we feel it was well worth it. We love it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Bellevue, WA

Cosumer Reports rated the BOV800XL as the best toaster oven on the market. I throroughly agree with their evaluation.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 7, 2012

Anita G

from New England

Have had my Smart Oven for about two months and love it. My son's schedule is such that he cooks most of his own meals and he uses this oven exclusively. Takes a few times to find which toast setting is preferred because of the number of choices, but am pleased with the results.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Bloomington, Indiana

I really love my new smart oven. When you toast bread it toasts one side like grill marks and the other side like regular toast. The toast comes out really nice and when you open the door to remove it the rack come out halfway so you can easily remove the toast without getting burned. I also love the warming function. I use it at 160 degrees to keep plates warm or 170 degrees for food. It saves the last setting that you set when you use it again. All functions work great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

You can't go wrong purchasing this oven! Cooks evenly, toasts up to six slices of bread beautifully, saves energy. Clean up is a snap!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 22, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I love this toaster oven. I have only turned my real oven on twice this summer since I got this Breville. It does everything great except broiling steaks; I think it can't get quite hot enough for that. It doesn't heat up the whole kitchen and is fairly quiet and easy to use. Highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought this oven as a birthday gift for my girlfriend. I find myself using it more than she does. It has completely replaced my regular oven.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 15, 2012

Marvin C

from Sharon, PA

Due to the price, we hesitated to buy this oven to replace our Krups FBC2, which after six years the buttons started to stick. The Krups works on the same "smart" principle with infra-red heating elements, has convection, and the same foot print on the counter. However, the Breville has a larger interior and cooks and bakes more evenly...and the presets are completely adjustable to one's liking and they actually work. This thing, compared to all other toaster ovens on the market is expensive...but is the best one out there bar none...worth every penny.

Brands I'd also recommend: Krups FBC2

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver, Colorado

We love the Breville Smart Oven! It's so convenient and easy to use! We have used it to make homemade bread, pizza, nachos, casseroles, toast; everything comes out perfect! It compliments our other stainless steel appliances - a beautiful addition to our kitchen (and the service from Zappos was great!)!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Milwaukee

Fantastic small oven. My entire extended family have become Breville converts. I bake pizzas, roast chicken and vegetables, and do all baking small enough not to require a full-sized oven. This is a great appliance to have when preparing lots of food for parties and holidays.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

A 3-1/2 pound chicken roasted last night came out crispy skinned but moist inside. (350 degrees in convection mode). The oven preheats much faster than my larger electric oven. This is a really great oven which I plan to use regularly. (And Zappos delivered the next day!)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 29, 2012

Bernadette

 

All I hear about is heating food and pizza? Can you actually cook in it? Roast chicken, turkey, beef, etc.?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Bradenton FL

Absolutely love this oven! It is an appliance I couldn't live without - it's used on a daily basis to reheat leftovers, bake cookies/brownies, etc. I use it more than my conventional oven! It's true to temp and bakes evenly. The settings and convection features are amazing additions to a "simple" toaster oven!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 26, 2012

Candace D

from Chicago

What a great gizmo. Very costly--yes. But given I live in a two-person home, don't need to always heat up a whole oven. And in summer, it keeps the heat in the smart oven--when I make tomato quiches. Don't have to heat up kitchen with big oven, only to cool off with expensive air conditioning.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kitchen Aid

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 13, 2012

Kurt D

from Los Angeles, California

This is an awesome toaster oven! It has not disappointed me yet. And although I wish they had 'magnetized' the bottom and top shelves for easy pullout. I don't much consider that a disappointment, more like an 'opportunity area'. There is a great deal of thought and care into the design of this product and it shows. Its very easy to use, and has baked everything that I have cooked in it thus far tremendously well. Its functional, stylish and most importantly does its job well. I also like the idea of not having to waste so much energy with a large kitchen oven. Not to mention the time you save from the preheating process. A definite recommend! Thank you Breville.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cuisinart, Kitchen Aid.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2012

Mark S

 

I love my new toaster oven. This toaster oven is large, it fits great on top of my microwave, it's almost the same width. It's large enough to fit a good size pizza or even roast a chicken. One of the features that I really like is how the tray/rack slides out when you open the oven door, saving me from reaching into a hot oven. Besides making perfect toast it works as a brilliant oven that is simple to use, adjust the temp and cook time using the easy dials, it beeps to let you know it's reached temp and the timer will start. At the end of the cook time the oven shuts off. Only thing to be cautious of is that the outside of the oven does get hot, I warm dinner plates on the top. If you want a great toaster oven, this is the one.

Brands I'd also recommend: Le Creuset, All-Clad

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 12, 2012

Cecily B

from Davis, CA

This Smart Oven is by far the best small oven I have owned! The oven temperature is very accurate. Easy to use and I like the incremental temperature and time settings + it looks good on my counter. Zappos performed in their usual over the top service! My Smart Oven arrived the day after I ordered it! I would heartily recommend this Breville product, and of course Zappos. Happy customer. Cecily

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 11, 2012

Susan

from Long Island, NY

My husband and I love it. It even does a good even job of toasting bread for toast.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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