"With useful features and an attractive design, this versatile toaster oven is worth every penny."
The BOV800XL Smart Oven from Breville is an 1800-watt convection toaster oven with Element IQ cooking technology to cook food more evenly and efficiently. This toaster oven comes jam-packed with technical features that make it advanced in its field, as well as incredibly easy to use. Manufactured by Breville, the BOV800XL is a reliable model from a reputable brand and brings nothing but quality to the table (as well as perfectly cooked meals). This fantastic piece of kit is priced between $240 and $250, so it’s certainly an investment. With useful features and an attractive design, this versatile toaster oven is worth every penny.
The overall appearance of the BOV800XL Smart Oven is strikingly sleek, drenched in elegance and quality. This toaster oven comes in a silver stainless-steel finish, so you can tell that Breville has factored durability into the design. Furthermore, the door is tempered glass, showing off the sturdiness of this model that has clearly been built to last a long time. The elements inside the stainless casing are made from quartz instead of just metal like in regular toaster ovens, but as you can probably tell, this isn’t a regular toaster oven. As quartz is a better measure of heat, it means that heating up is more even as a result and again, shows off the high-quality of the materials involved in making the BOV800XL a top-quality toaster oven.
The spacious interior of this toaster oven has a non-stick coating meaning not only can it withstand higher temperatures, but it’s easy to wipe clean and makes the overall appearance sleeker. Size-wise, the BOV800XL measures at 18.5 x 16.25 x 11.25 inches, with Breville referring to it as the 'Goldilocks' of toaster ovens, as it’s not too small and not too large, but just right. It’s larger than most toaster ovens on the market, meaning you can fit up to six slices of toast, a 13” pizza and even a whole chicken in with ease. Despite its larger size, this toaster oven is still smaller than conventional wall ovens and therefore means it can sit on your countertop without taking up too much room or can be stored somewhere else until you need it.
As expected, the BOV800XL comes with an abundance of useful features making it well worth the price and the investment. This model is a convection oven like others on the market, with a fan on the inside that circulates hot air around the interior, so the food cooks at an equal rate. This is excellent news if you like to bake a lot of cookies or biscuits for example, as you know they will all get an even bake in this toaster oven! It also comes with nine different functions to take any estimations out of cooking times. These preset functions include regular toasting, bagel, broil, pizza, roast, cookies, reheat and warm. Toaster ovens are almost like a cross between a microwave and an oven and have the usability of both! What’s more, you can even customize these settings to suit a particular recipe or type of food you’re cooking and then save it to the toaster oven’s memory! Customized settings will be erased when the oven is unplugged from the wall, so if you’re moving this toaster oven back and forth it’s worth bearing that in mind.
The Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven also comes with Element IQ cooking technology, which cleverly adjusts the heat power of the five individual quartz components to cook and toast food more evenly and effectively, leaving with you with higher-quality bakes that are cooked all the way through. The interior of this toaster oven comes with three adjustable racks so you can adapt it to suit the size of the dish you plan on cooking, and it also comes with a baking pan and broil rack already included in the price, so there’s no need to go and buy these items separately. Another significant feature of this toaster oven that makes it an excellent buy is the fact that you can adjust the wattage of the heating elements yourself to give you even more flexibility when it comes to cooking. This is unlike many other toaster ovens on the market that just come with an on and off switch and puts the BOV800XL up there as one of the best toaster ovens you can buy right now.
Ease of Use
One of the significant aspects of this high-quality toaster oven that make it incredibly easy to use is the back-lit LCD and interior light. Not only can you see your food cooking, so you know when it’s done, but this toaster oven by Breville goes one step further and calculates the correct time and temperature for your chosen food, illuminating orange when it’s cooking and changing to blue once it’s cooked. This is extremely beneficial especially for those who may be hard of hearing and need extra visual aids, or just anyone who will benefit from this color-coded LCD. The temperature and time dial automatically shut off when the toaster oven is not in use and a sound alert comes on, so you’re aware of it.
Also, Breville has included a patented magnetic auto-eject rack on this model, meaning that when the oven door opens, the wire rack gets automatically pulled halfway out of the oven, making it much safer and more comfortable to remove the food and prevent things like burning. The BOV800XL is also very easy to clean because of it’s smooth and coated surfaces, and many customers praise this machine because of this. Although like with any technical machines this can take some getting used to, it’s incredibly user-friendly and helps make cooking and toasting food as quick and easy as possible.
Overall, the Breville BOV800XL is an incredibly high-quality and versatile machine that’s been manufactured with the customer in mind. From its advanced and technical features to first-class design, this toaster oven is well worth the investment. It comes with a 1-year limited warranty which is standard for toaster ovens but is anything but standard when it comes to performance. This is a toaster oven that’s well worth the investment.