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Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL
 
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$242.00 - $359.99
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Summary: This Breville toaster oven has
  • Pushbutton and dial controls.
  • Digital display.
  • Convection.
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About - Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL

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Features & Specs - Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL
info Convection oven Yes
info Rotisserie No
info Six slices Yes
info Touchpad No
info Dimensions (HxWxD) 11x19x16
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User Reviews - Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL
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4.0
Expensive but worth it!
8/21/2014
Pros
Easy To Clean
Even Heating
Excellent Heating
Lots of Room
Precise Controls
Preprogrammed Heat Settin
Versatile
Cons
Lcd Backlight Fails
Outside gets hot
Best Uses
Breakroom
Dorm Room
Kitchen
Comment:
Both I and my daughter bought the Breville ovens about two years ago. They are very versatile and replace a lot of uses for the conventional oven, and are cheaper to operate. She bakes a lot in hers.<br /><br />It uses pre-programmed algorithms for each item selected from the selector functions. It actually cycles the heating elements on and off for both the top and bottom elements, depending on what you are cooking. It broils, bakes, and reheats.<br /><br />Like all toaster ovens, it gets very hot on the top and one should place a cutting board on it to keep people from getting burned. <br /><br />I especially like to reheat or cook items that would turn out soggy in the microwave oven. It does a good job of keeping things crispy. Sometimes I use both, using the Breville to get the preheated item crispy.<br /><br />Like many CPU driven appliances, it is susceptable to voltage surges and should be plugged into a good surge protector. This will extend its life. Find one that clamps at 330 volts and has at least 2,000 joules of protection. Cost about $20, or so. Very cheap insurance. Buy them instead of extended warranty plans, for all electronic appliances.<br /><br />I also own a Breville toaster and it works great.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
temperature control knob wonky
8/19/2014
Pros
Worked Well - For A While
Cons
Imprecise Controls
Lousy Temp Knob
Best Uses
Kitchen
Comment:
It worked well for about 2 years and then the digital temperature control knob became wonky. Turning it clockwise may result in no temp change, a higher temp, or a lower one. Same for counterclockwise.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Good for 2 years.....
6/30/2014
Pros
Excellent Heating
Cons
Not A Long Term Unit
Best Uses
Comment:
The oven was great for 2 years and now the entire control knobs are not functioning . The Frozen alert continues beeping, the heating does not stabilize and the unit is pretty much defunct. Called Breville and for $120 bucks we can return and be fixed and returned . They weren't much help on trouble shooting other than to suggest to unplug and retry. Very disappointed considering the unit is secondary to our main oven so usage is not but 3-4 times a week.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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