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Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL
 
Price range:
$219.00 - $359.99
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Summary: This Breville toaster oven has
  • Pushbutton and dial controls.
  • Digital display.
  • Convection.
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User Reviews
User Reviews

 
2.0
Premature Death
4/8/2014
Pros
Looks Great
Lots of Room
Cons
Noisy Fan
Best Uses
Kitchen
Comment:
This has been a great toaster oven except for the noisy fan when the convection was running. Sounded like a cheap $39.95 Black & Decker. After a little over 2 years it just died. For the high cost of this unit this is unacceptable! No more of this brand for me.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Awful Shelf Life
4/4/2014
Pros
Excellent Heating
Lots of Room
Nice looking too
Precise Controls
Cons
Awful Compan
Short Shelf Life
Best Uses
Comment:
So I get a Breville BOV800XL as a housewarming gift 18 months ago, I am quite pleased with the oven till it just decided to go blank, dead, no sign of life. No lights turn on. It just stopped working. I'm sure there's something defective with the onboard hardware, could be from manufacturer of the controller or just a bad design. I'm guessing it's the latter.<br />So I research on the internet, I see that A LOT of people have been having this issue - usually a company with the reputation of producing high quality products would want to fix an issue that's affecting most of their customers. However, that does not seem to be the case with Breville.<br />They know this issue exists, going so far to even put out a video making it seem like the problem has more to do with the fact that some clueless consumer forgot to plug it in. Forget how patronizing this is, the absolute worst comes after you speak to one of their representatives. <br />They offer you a 20% discount for the purchase of a new Breville toaster oven, a toaster oven that usually sells for $250. So you get $50 off a new one – a new Breville toaster that might have an even shorter shelf life than the one you just replaced. Or you can send in your defective product to Brevlile, and for the cost of shipping it to them, and then they ship you back a refurbished one (after validating it's not repairable, my guess it is not), you'll pay $119 for that entire experience. <br />Today Breville lost a customer that used to recommend their products. Consumer reports needs to look at the longevity of some of these products, too.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Short Life for Cost
2/26/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Great oven; performance, construction, ease of operation. After about 2 years it died, no display, nothing. For the money I would expect it to last MUCH longer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL is part of the Toasters test program at Consumer Reports. The Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL Toasters features and specs include Six slices, Touchpad, Dimensions (HxWxD), Convection oven, Rotisserie. In our lab tests, Toasters models like the Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL are reviewed on Overall score, Color range, One slice, Successive batches, Baking, Broiling, Ease of use, Full batch, Ease of cleaning. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL.
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