Breville BOV800XL

Breville BOV800XL Toaster Oven

Breville BOV800XL The Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ

 

Pros:

  • Large interior with 6-slice capacity
  • Nonstick interior and removable crumb tray for easy cleaning
  • Uses ‘Element IQ’ technology for smarter control over the heat.
  • Nine pre-set cooking functions including toasting, baking, roasting, broiling, pizza, and several others
  • Comes with several accessories – pizza pan, baking pan, broil rack and broil pan
  • Easy to use LCD screen control panel
  • Versatile and reliable
  • Energy Efficient

Cons:

High price, short cord (3 feet), pulls 15-20 amps when at full power

Bottom Line:

This is a high-end toaster with many great features and ease of use. It will cost you more than most other toaster ovens, but you will get what you pay for. You can almost completely replace your conventional oven with this one, and the cost savings by doing so will make up the higher price in time. Plus, this oven is just plain fun to use!

Product Specs:

  • 1800-watt convection toaster oven for fast, even cooking.
  • Large interior – 4/5-cubic-foot
  • Nonstick interior
  • Uses ‘Element IQ’ technology for smarter control over the heat; 9 pre-set functions
  • 5 quartz heating elements; user-friendly control panel; LCD screen; 3 rack positions
  • Auto-eject wire rack;
  • Lots of accessories: removable crumb tray; pizza pan, baking pan, and broil rack
  • Measures 18-1/2 by 16-1/4 by 11-1/4 inches, yet it is surprising light weight at only 9 pounds
  • 1-year limited warranty

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Full Review:

Breville is known for making high quality, top-end toasters. The BOV800XL redefines this category. The folks at Breville who designed this toaster recognized that there are a lot of toasters on the market that do a lot of different things, but they do some things well and other things not so well. So, their goal was to make a toaster that would do all toaster functions well.

However, they recognized that all the great functionality in the world would be useless if the toaster was difficult to use. So they focused on the user-interface, making it as simple as possible to change settings and take advantage of all of the features.

Features:

Choose from nine different cooking settings: Toast, Bagel, Bake, Roast, Broil, Pizza, Cookies, Reheat, or Warm. Each comes with a pre-set temperature and cooking time that you can easily modify as needed (see below).

This oven is far more versatile than others on the market, and probably more so than your regular conventional oven. Most ovens come with four heating elements to control heating. These elements are either on or off. The Breville BOV800XL has five quartz elements that are dynamically controlled much like a dimmer switch for lighting fixtures – that is, they aren’t just on or off but can put out whatever level of heat is needed to make the cooking near perfect. Additionally the BOV800XL has convection heating to give you the most versatile and powerful toaster oven available today.

 

Breville BOV800XL LCD and ControlsControls/Display:

All settings are controlled by a few knobs and an LCD display screen for ease of use. Each cooking setting comes with pre-set temperature and cooking time, which you will see on the LCD screen as you turn the knobs. Once you’ve chosen your cooking setting you can make adjustments to the temperature and cooking time as needed. You will appreciate how quickly you can set up the oven and how easily you can tell at a glance what the oven is doing at any moment.

Use the function button just below the display screen to select between the nine pre-programmed settings. The temperature and cooking time will automatically change for each setting. Once you’ve picked the function you want to do, simply the two larger dials, below, to adjust temperature and time accordingly.

You also have the ability to turn the convection fan on or off. There’s even a button to let the toaster know that what it is cooking is frozen so it can adjust accordingly.

For maximum ease of use, you can choose to view temperature settings in Fahrenheit or Celsius.

 

Capacity

The interior easily holds six slices of toast and pans that are 12-13 inches wide.

Breville BOV800XL with Toast

Breville BOV800XL The Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ

 

The Breville BOV800XL, at $250, is one of the most expensive toaster ovens on the market. But you get what you pay for. If you are looking for a high-end toaster oven you will not likely find a better option.

Your Experience?

If you have used this toaster please leave some comments about your experience with it, both positive and negative.

 

See more about the $250 Breville BOV800XL available at Amazon.com

 

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