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Breville BOV800XL the Smart Oven® Reviews

97 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

12%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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November 28, 2013

Kate M

from Depoe Bay, Oregon

I bought this Breville convection/toaster oven a little over a year ago. It is worth the extra price, because it is high quality and not chintzy like my previous toaster oven. I like it so much that I cook most of my oven meals in it, since it holds a true temperature and is perfect for making a meal for two (or one). And is much more energy efficient than my regular oven. In fact, I like this so much that I sent one to my son for his birthday. I hope he likes it as much as I do.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2013

PAM_SEZ

from FL

My only regret is that I did not think to buy one of these years ago! Fantastic! I cook for one now, so this is great, but mostly I love it for roasting veg and meats. I live in FL and avoided turning on the big oven for several months of the year because it heats up the house too much. No more! I have had this for a couple weeks now and have used it about every day so far. It is pricey, but so worth it in my opinion, as I wanted to invest in something that would [hopefully!] last much longer and do a better job that the cheap toaster oven I once had. I also purchased the optional cutting board that fits on top and glad I did - the top of the oven itself does get quite hot, and of course I would end up touching it accidentally because I am a doofus like that.

Brands I'd also recommend: Breville Blender BB550XL is also great! :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 26, 2013

Elyse

from Sonoma, CA

Without any doubt, this is the best counter top oven available on the market. I have been using small ovens for decades now, and I am an avid cook. It is easier to clean, functions better,and uses less energy than my large oven. This price is exceptional and Zappos customer service is unsurpassed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 22, 2013

Amanda W

from Murrieta, California

Love this thing. The house stays cool because I use this instead of the oven. Been broiling fish and cooking sweet potato fries and onion rings.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2013

Glen L

from Cannon Falls, MN

I have baked cookies, cornbread and toast. It is so simple to set temp, time and change anything when it is working. Just love it! Happy with Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 8, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love this toaster. Nice slick design, large oven area, easy to clean. The only minus is that it should have a light.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Atlanta, Georgia

I love this oven. It is counter top height, so it will fit under upper cabinets. It heats evenly and is perfect for heating pizza and other frozen foods or making a quick snack when your oven would be too much for the task. The crumb tray also helps this oven stay looking new. Great workhorse; great money and time saver.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Moss Beach, CA

Love the ease of use and the many well thought out pre-programmed but fully flexible settings. Truly smart in adjusting time for preheating or sensing if it already is hot. Toasts, bakes and reheats very effectively. Great to see through the window as a cake rises or toast browns. Looks good, too. Exceeding my expectations.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 28, 2013

Amanda B

from United States

The Breville Smart Oven is a great addition to our kitchen. I've baked cookies, made chicken dishes, broiled fish, and created other dishes as well. One complaint is that after a few months of use, it stopped working. Thank goodness that Zappos has such a great return policy. Got a new oven and now we're back on our way to more delicious meals without heating up the entire kitchen! One warning, the oven itself gets pretty hot on the outside. Just don't let anything touch it on the sides. Other than that, and the fact that we had a unit quit, this is worth every penny!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 15, 2013

Cheryl f

from san francisco, ca

Love this oven. Toast has never been so good! Let me say that i am planning to move x-country soon. Meanwhile my apartment is falling apart, and i hate calling my crabby landlord. Oh, and I love to cook. I decided to buy this because we gotta eat! For the last few weeks I've cooked just about anything you can imagine in this little oven, and it's wonderful. We are only 2 in the house, so this is just the right size for most of our meals. Lasagna, pizza, baked potatoes. It's been great for everything. I'm taking it with us when we move. It will be so perfect in the warmer climate to avoid heating up the house. Love, love, love it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Georgia

I've had this oven for just over a month now and I like it very much. I did lots of research and read lots of reviews before plunking down this much for a toaster oven, but, I must say, it was worth it. I've hardly turned my stove's oven on since I've had this item. I use it every day for various things -- toast, pizza, roasting, baking, broiling and it has handled everything beautifully. I would definitely recommend it. Also must mention that Zappos is incredible. I ordered this item Christmas night and received it the next day -- how do they do that?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2013

Keyana H

from Tampa, FL

You will not regret this purchase. I had considered a few other toaster ovens. Yes you can buy one for very little, but it would not be the perfection that this Breville is. I love the keep warm feature. My regular oven has only been used a handful of times since in the past year I have owned this one. The only thing that could be an improvement is the addition of an interior light. I highly recommend the purchase of the cutting board for the top.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

A fantastic oven cooks everything from a 8 lb Standing Rib Roast to a Turkey. One suggestion which I learned from a review I read before buying it. Purchase four ceramic floor tiles for the top and two for the bottom of the oven. It will keep the top cool as well as the bottom. This oven is incredible. Go for the largest oven it's worth the extra cost.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kitchen Aid

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2013

Ron D

from San Diego

So far, so good. We acquired the oven a month or so ago and honestly haven't challenged it extensively. It's been used for bagels, muffins, reheating, broiling, etc and hasn't missed a step so far, Did a lamb shoulder roast for Christmas dinner (425 for 20 minutes, reduce to 375 for 1 hour 20 minutes), and the results were quite satisfactory. Pizza is on the menu for tonight. I thought the "frozen" button was a terrific idea to simplify such things as heating Naan from frozen. Love the crumb tray access.

Brands I'd also recommend: Shun cutlery, Lodge cookware

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, Ca.

I originally gave this oven a good review, however must revise my opinion. This oven is a total power hog. After using it every day my electric bill increased by $40.00 a month! Then after 3 months it just died! No error code reading or anything, just kaput. Kudos to Zappos; they made the return very easy with much sympathy and free return I was happy. Not such a smart oven.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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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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