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Breville’s Smart Ovens could transform the way you cook. Many come with multiple functions in one and have stylish designs that can fit into any type of decor. We’ve got two amazing Breville Smart Oven options to compare, and one of them may just be your next best kitchen tool.
The BOV800XL comes with nine different cooking options to choose from including roast, pizza, broil, and bake. It can accommodate the same amount as a six slice toaster or 13-inch pizza with room to spare.
The BOV845BSS model is $20 more of an investment, and in return, you get a slow roast function that can handle cooking an entire chicken and accommodate a nine cup muffin tray. That may seem like a small difference, but your scope is a lot larger with that slow cook function.
The BOV845BSS allows you to expand your cooking abilities to handle foods that might be dangerous without a slow cooker. You can convection cook in the BOV800XL but in smaller quantities such as chicken breasts because you know the meat will reach the proper temperature on the interior.
If budget is your primary concern, the slightly cheaper BOV800XL offers you plenty of functionality you’re looking for in a convection oven, but if you can swing the extra amount, we think you’ll be really pleased with the slow cook option of the BOV845BSS.
An In-Depth Review Of Breville’s Smart Ovens
Based on our research, both of these models offer excellent durability, style, and functionality. They have Breville’s workmanship behind them, allowing you to cook well and possibly more often. Smart Ovens keep you from having to hassle with your larger oven, and we think that’s a plus in its own right.
Let’s break both of these models down to see which one may be the right one for you. We’ve based our review on performance, reliability, design, and price.
Breville Smart Oven Model BOV800XL
This model uses a classic design to house an advanced convection cooking and toaster combination in one. It comes in two different color options, a timeless stainless and a bright cherry red. Plus, you receive a limited product warranty and three accessories (two enamel baking pans and a non-stick pizza pan).
The convection feature uses a robust fan feature to quickly circulate and raise heat while suppressing colder, denser air. It reduces cooking times up to 30%. It also includes nine different functions for cooking, cookies, pizza, toast, bagel, bake, roast, broil, reheat, and keep warm. It uses 1800 watts of cooking power, making it possibly more powerful than your current microwave, and the package includes three cooking accessories.
The appliance comes in two different classic kitchen colors and features a non-stick interior that resists staining and is much easier to clean. Breville’s Element IQ moves heat around more efficiently, giving you a better result every time. It has a brightly lit LED that gives you all your functions and choices, plus dial control knobs. The automatic shut off feature keeps the oven from continuing on past the cooking stage and is a nice safety feature.
Who It’s For Cooks whose budget is the final deciding factor or who don’t need a slow cook function.
- comes with three cooking accessories
- nine functions including bake
- two classic kitchen colors
- small to medium size oven balances heating time with capacity
- limited one year warranty
- may have fuse problems sooner than expected
- display tends to get cloudy over time
- enamel pans can develop small cracks over time
- no slow cook option
Breville Smart Oven Pro Model BOV845BSS
The Smart Oven Pro is a small upgrade from the model above. It features the same capacity and size, but with one added feature that may make the upgrade worth it. It’s more expensive by about $20, but that may be worth it to you.
It includes all the nine features of the Smart Oven above with one extra feature, slow cook. This gives you the ability to cook an entire chicken well without drying it out or risking the quality of the interior temperature. It cooks with 1800 watts, making it a powerful heat mover and comes with four different accessories (two enamel pans, one pizza pan, and an oven rack).
It comes in three different classic kitchen colors, stainless, black, and cherry red. It uses a classic toaster oven design with Breville’s Smart Element IQ to distribute heat evenly and prevent over or under cooking. A powerful fan moves air quickly to suppress cold air and bring up hot air needed for even cooking. It has a bright LED that shows you all your options and settings and an automatic shut off for safety.
Who It’s For: Cooks who don’t want to fire up their large oven (especially in warm climates) but still need a range of functions similar to a larger appliance.
- ten different cooking features
- includes slow cook option
- three classic kitchen colors
- small to medium size strikes a happy medium between heating and capacity
- limited one year warranty
- LED may cloud over time
- gets very hot on the outside walls of the appliance
- the fan can be noisy
- toast function is weak
Breville makes some good looking appliances, and these are no exception. They feel sturdy and have a beautiful design that complements almost any kitchen decor. We recommend a convection toaster for when you don’t want to heat your oven and your entire house just to cook a pizza.
They’re especially useful for those nights when you’re cooking for one, and you need just a small bit of functionality to create your entire meal. It’s faster, more convenient, and certainly easier to clean than your giant oven. Considering the time you could be spending inventing new dishes for yourself and your significant other, that’s a benefit by itself. Get a convection oven, and we aren’t sure your quiet nights in will ever be the same.