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Breville BOV800XL the Smart Oven® Reviews

97 reviews
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Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

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8%Rated 1 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!

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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!

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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!

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November 11, 2014

Mary

from CT

I have had mine for nearly one year. Oh my gosh! This convection oven is energy efficient, cooks food faster, and takes up no more room than your standard microwave oven. It is worth every penny and has has paid for itself many times over. My own standard oven gave out nearly two years ago. My husband was being a bit of a penny pincher and had me preparing soups and stew....anything that could be prepared on the stove top - the only part of the oven that still works. Then I found this oven and watched it for nearly a year to see if it would go on sale. Nodda! Finally, I bit the bullet and bought it. I haven't regretted my purchase. Yes, this oven has taken the the place of my full-size oven and sits on the counter top. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It may be small but there is nothing small about the foods I am able to prepare.

Brands I'd also recommend: Samsung, Kitchen Aid

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 4, 2014

Anonymous

 

Last year we moved into my sister's basement until our house was built. We decided to buy an oven to make some of our meals. This machine has been wonderful. No problems. It cooks everything beautifully! The part I love most is the fact we can make a full-size casserole in it. You have to purchase throw-away 9x13 pans because casserole dishes that size with handles do not fit. Big deal and worth the few pennies for throw-away pans, and the plus is no extra clean up. Very easy to clean. It comes with a cookie sheet, round pizza pan and another slotted cookie sheet. It is best to make sure and spray them with Pam before using otherwise it is a little tough to remove caked on food. We will continue to use this in our new home. I give it a 4 star in comfort due to the fact it gets very hot on the outside when in use and will cause a burn.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2014

Elaine C

from Gardner, ma

This toaster is great; however, it stopped working for no apparent reason and apparently this is frequent after checking other reviews. Thanks to Zappos great customer service, they sent another out to me arriving in less than 24 hours from my call and I tossed the broken one. My daughter has had the same for 2 years and no issue...taking a chance with this, never taking a chance with Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 12, 2014

Portia S

from Wenatchee, wa

Love this oven so much I have one and ordered one for my son. It is our primary oven now. We have a double oven in addition but this one uses so much less power! We can cook and toast everything! Best purchase ever! And of course Zappos has such a speedy delivery!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2014

Jessica H

from United States

Love this oven! I have used it for pizza, toasting, baking and more. Easy to use, food cooks evenly and thoroughly. So convenient! We also have a Breville juicer and mixer- very high quality brand.

Brands I'd also recommend: Breville scraper mixer pro.

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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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