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Breville BOV650XL the Compact Smart Oven® Reviews

44 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

43 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/25/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Great toaster with a multitude of settings and a stylish look. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and have had no problems. My favorite feature so far is the super easy to remove crumb tray which keeps me from filling my house with smoke from burnt odds and ends.

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/15/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is a beautiful piece of failed technology. This Australian company, Breville, needs to learn a few lessons about customer service. From the day it arrived, quickly, (yay Zappos!) the toaster oven didn't work at all; we got a service call indicator on the LED display (E01, go figure...) and we were advised via the service manual to call the 800# for assistance. The wait time each time I called was 26, 48, and 56 minutes respectively! Forget it! Then I googled the toaster oven and found an assortment of irate and disgusted customers who bought the same attractive but useless toaster oven. it's back to the no-frills Black and Decker for me.

Additional 24 BOV650XL the Compact Smart Oven® Breville Reviews

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March 5, 2013

Monique g

from PA

Well made: Grates and pans are rush proof and durable. Bakes and toasts well. Convenient for baking doggie and cat treats (smiles). Has warmer on top. Cleans well and no crumbs dropping of surface were it sits.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 27, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love this unit, except: the bottom and top heating elements are exposed for food to drip/pop on the actual red hot heating element, and after 18 months both bottom heating elements burned out partially causing uneven toasting and heating. For this price, I would absolutely expect it to last more than 18 months. But I love it so much, size, cooking quality, etc. I am going to buy it again and give it another try. I hope I don't get burned.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

This is a great toaster all around. Tis unit stands out form many others with its upscale design and solid construction. Everything from the thicker gage stainless steel casing to the upgrade quarts heating elements scream quality. I am very pleased with this unit after a month of use and highly recommend it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Fairfax, VA

Well designed and built. Superior performance on all we've toasted so far, toast and bagels. My only niggle is that the stainless finish attracts fingerprints in a hurry but they are reasonably easy to deal with. I prefer a quick daily wipe out and wipe off. This remains a very good value in my view and I highly recommend it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Cape Cod, MA

You can't go wrong with a Breville. Don't know what I'd do without mine. They heat up faster than a conventional oven.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 11, 2012

Raymond S

from Goshen, Ohio

This is the best counter top oven I have ever used/seen. Love the settings it has. Built very well. I highly recommend this oven to anyone. This size works for the space I have. I was thinking of getting the bigger unit, but glad I got this one. :) The only thing about this unit I wish was different was the plug...it is straight out...where I would rather have had one that contours down the wall. This makes the unit stick out a little further than I really wanted it too...not bad, just more than is necessary with the right plug on the end of the cord. Also, I want to mention that the Zappos staff handled my order fantastic. Shipping and all. :)

Brands I'd also recommend: The "850" model if you have room.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 1, 2012

Allison B

from Westchester, NY

I love this oven! I didn't think we needed a toaster oven since we had a toaster and a full size oven- but it is great! It toasts evenly, heats quickly and bakes evenly. I wish I had gotten it sooner!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 5, 2012

Phung t

from pleasant valley, ny

So far I've roasted chicken drum sticks, baked a coffee cake and made lots of toast -- bagel, sour dough, winter wheat bread. Both the roasting and baking results exceed expectation. This appliance, however, is not a toaster. Toasts come out perfectly golden, but dry. I think the time/temperature trade of could use some optimization. The biggest other issue is safety -- the whole exterior becomes exceedingly hot during use. There should be a big red warning sign on top and both sides of the oven (instead of the small warning sign on the front door).

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 19, 2012

Peggy O

from St. Louis, missouri

I love this oven! I don't have to turn on my big oven at all. So far I've baked fish and made bagels topped with tomatoes and cheese. I've also toasted bread. Everything comes out perfectly each and every time. It is SO much better than my old, but less expensive, toaster oven. You really do get what you pay for.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Lincoln DE

I did a lot of research before I bought the Breville Compact Smart Oven. I give it 5 stars across the board. I used to have a Cuisinart but hated the rear crumb tray. This is much easier and is beautiful on the counter. I bought the bamboo cutting board that fits on top as well and glad I did.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cuisinart

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 22, 2012

Armand S

 

So far, this oven has been very good and I would recommend it without doubt. I purchased it based upon recommendations by Consumer Reports.

Brands I'd also recommend: do not know other brands

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 3, 2012

Carey D

from Seattle, Wa

I've been using my Breville Oven for a couple of weeks now. I researched it before I made my purchase. If one can love an oven, I guess I do. The temps are accurate and clean up is a dream.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 6, 2012

Dixie d

from Danville, Va

Never realized that toaster ovens were not all the same, until we got this one. The toast is so perfect. Crispy on the outside,soft on the inside. Toasted cheese sandwiches are great. Just preset every thing to your preference and push the button! A must have is the breville cutting board that fits on top of the oven. Very happy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Northern California

Zappos is great! Great price and fast shipping. As far as this oven goes, just fair. Works fine, but temperature is way off. Sent the first one back to Breville and the second is the same. Basically need to add 25 degrees on the temp dial to get the temp you want. Other than that, good product.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 31, 2011

D.h/.hermansson

from Central Jersey

I am impressed. This is a replacement for a KitchenAide that died on its second use. It is clearly well made, and well designed. The controls are easily managed (important to folks like me with disabilities) and require little force. It bakes and broils well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 16, 2011

Anonymous

from Ohio

Purchased as a gift for Christmas so it has not been tried yet. Great service...package arrived well packed and very quickly!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 15, 2011

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

This is a beautiful piece of failed technology. This Australian company, Breville, needs to learn a few lessons about customer service. From the day it arrived, quickly, (yay Zappos!) the toaster oven didn't work at all; we got a service call indicator on the LED display (E01, go figure...) and we were advised via the service manual to call the 800# for assistance. The wait time each time I called was 26, 48, and 56 minutes respectively! Forget it! Then I googled the toaster oven and found an assortment of irate and disgusted customers who bought the same attractive but useless toaster oven. it's back to the no-frills Black and Decker for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: anything but Breville...

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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November 19, 2011

Linda

from Elizabethtown, Pa.

This is the best toaster oven I have ever owned and I have had plenty over the years. Easy to operate, great product. I highly recommend I would purchase again if need be.

Brands I'd also recommend: none this is tops in my book

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 6, 2011

M

from New Jersey

This is the absolute best! Having had just simple Toaster Ovens I now understand why spending a few dollars more and understanding the power of the product it is worth it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Panni press

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 24, 2011

Anonymous

from Newton, KS

This is a very excellent appliance. We like it a lot and will use it well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 20, 2011

Cecile

 

Just had this for a month and it works great, I went through 2 (other brands of) toaster ovens before, and this is by far the best. I like the compact size and the very simple design. The toaster part of it tends to brown the bottom a bit more, but overall I'm very happy with this!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston MA

A great toaster oven and great service from Zappos. You can't go wrong.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 25, 2011

Suzanne H

from Southampton MA

Excellent toast...and everything else. Purchased a month ago and a bit wary of the price -- however, is solid, well made and worth every penny.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 14, 2011

Alexis H

from San Francisco Bay Area

It's expensive but should last - very sensibly designed and solidly made. Wish I'd bought one years ago...all the small details add up to a great machine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Scottsdale, AZ

Great product - I love this oven! I decided to purchase the Breville Smart Oven to replace our expensive Dualit toaster after it died. I settled on this toaster oven after reading reviews and comparing it's features to other toaster ovens. I liked the styling, quality, and the fact that the rack is adjustable, which isn't usually the case in most toaster ovens. After ordering from Zappos I received the oven super quickly. Zappos service is the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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