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Thought for Food, the Breville video series - featuring top chefs, culinary brilliance. Chef Jamie Bissonnette and the Smart Oven BOV800XL

the Smart Oven®

with Element IQ™

The 1800 watt countertop oven that does the thinking for you. Automatically adjusts the independent heating elements ensuring an exact cooking process. 9 menu functions suggest the ideal temperature and time, and the oven remembers them for the next use.

Toasts evenly, makes delicious cookies, bakes perfect pizza, and roasts succulent meat.

The convection option speeds your cooking time by as much as 30%.

Product Dimensions: (L) 18.5" x (D) 16.25" x (H) 11.25" • 17lbs

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BOV800XL $249.99
  • Capacity

    6-slice toast
    13" (33 cm) pizza capacity
    0.8 cu ft (.02 cu m) interior

  • Element IQ

    Element IQ™ puts the power where it’s needed most. For each of the 9 pre-set programs, Element IQ™ delivers the right power at the right time and when adjusted to taste, it even remembers.

  • Convection

    An inbuilt fan that circulates the hot air within the oven. It speeds the cooking process by stripping away the cold air that surrounds your food.

  • Pre-set Functions

    9 pre-set programs, Toast, Bagel, Bake, Roast, Broil, Pizza, Cookies, Reheat and Warm.

  • Nonstick Cavity Coating

    The walls on the inside of the oven feature a non-stick coating for easy cleaning.

  • Additional Features

    Function Dial
    Time Dial
    Temperature Conversion Button
    Frozen Foods Defrost Button
    Backlit, Easy-Read LCD
    Convection Fan
    Pull-Out Crumb Tray
    Insulated Dual Wall Door and Glass Window

  • Included Accessories

    13" (33 cm) non-stick pizza pan
    12" × 12" enamel baking pan
    12" × 12" enamel broil rack
    (30.5cm × 30.5cm)

  • Warranty

    1 Year Limited Product Warranty

  • Dimensions

    N/A

  • Notes on Features

    Element IQ™ puts the power where it’s needed most. For each of the 9 pre-set programs, Element IQ™ delivers the right power at the right time and when adjusted to taste, it even remembers.

    9 pre-set programs, Toast, Bagel, Bake, Roast, Broil, Pizza, Cookies, Reheat and Warm.

    Auto-Rack Eject for easy removal of hot items.

  • Innovations

    Element IQ™
    Auto-Rack Eject

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Reviews

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April 20, 2014

Almost Perfect

"I have owned this oven for 18 months now. It pulls daily duty at both breakfast & dinner times. I have made everything from ribs to cheese cake in this oven including frozen foods & fresh pizzas, not to mention bread of all sorts & with a few tweaks they all come out fantastic!

Those tweaks usually involve turning down the cooking temp. by 25-40F. degrees or reducing cooking time to prevent over cooking. 1800 watts in such a small space does the job rapidly! Adjust accordingly. Performance wise it simply cannot be topped by any other counter-top oven. That being said...

I find the CONVECTION FAN to be more 'gimmick' than desirable feature, luckily it can be turned off. The small space & huge wattage (from 5 elements) render forced heat circulation unnecessary, in fact, with the fan on, the front of your cakes, pizzas etc get done/brown much faster than the back half. Frustrating until you realize it's doing you no good & always turn it off before you start.
The FROZEN FOODS button is a great idea that I find does ensure even heating as claimed. No more pizza roll blow outs!

I agree w/ those who say a LIGHT is in order!

Also, the ACCESSORY PIZZA & SQUARE PANS furnished with the unit are cheap, flimsy & will flake ,warp & then rust after a few uses no matter how careful you are. I knew of this problem before purchasing & tried my best at TLC-THEY ARE JUNK!

Future upgrades should also include the following...
The wire racks need texturing &/or deeper lips to prevent hot pans from sliding all the way off during removal.
A drip pan that shields the lower elements from drips/debris; furthermore, the current slide-out crumb tray reeds a better non-stick coating to prevent burnt on stains.
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April 6, 2014

Smart Oven

"I can't say enough good things about this oven with 1 critical exception; this oven needs to have an interior light so that one can check on the food from time to time. Breville has a great light on their bread maker with a small button to push to view the dough as it is rising and baking. Why can't they add such a button and light to this oven? I would pay $50 more to have this! As a result, I had to buy a small flashlight and I hang it off of the handle...looks a little corny but it does the job. I am surprised that with all the thought and science put in to these appliances that Breville sometimes seems to miss the obvious. If others would mention this light issue, maybe they will make a very needed improvement to future buyers of this oven. Aside from that, this oven couldn't be more perfect! It is the best at what it is supposed to do! "

March 8, 2014

So far so good

"I have been looking for an extra mini oven. This is a very nice addition to my kitchen. When I just want to heat something for me, this oven does the trick. "

January 5, 2014

Amazing

"I owned a toaster oven for 20+ years and was looking to replace it. After thorough years of research due to ($250) - my research, kept bringing me back to the Breville Smart Oven. I have owned the Smart Oven for almost a year now, and I LOVE IT. I have baked in it, toasted, made a pizza, etc. Everything comes out just right and evenly cooked. Couldn't be happier.

The design, features, and complete look are amazing. It looks so sleek on my counter."

December 13, 2013

December 13,2013

"I bought this oven to replace the use of my stove top oven, because every time I use my stove top oven, it heats up the entire house. That is not good in the summer and is a complete waste of energy. Additionally, it doesn't make sense to use a large stove top oven when cooking small items, so I thought I would give the Breville a try. I have had the Breville for one year now and have a long track record with using this oven to cook many items on a daily basis. Since my purchase of the Breville, I have not used my stove top oven once. I have cooked items in the Breville from large roasts and large chickens, to pies and cakes, many homemade pizzas and fresh breads, all with outstanding results. This oven browns and cooks evenly and cooks items faster than a regular oven would. The only item that won't fit in the Breville is a large turkey, and I prefer to roast that on the barbeque anyway. I have cooked items that warn "do not cook in a toaster oven", and they have all consistantly come out with perfect results. The Breville is a real miniature oven in the true sense, and should not really be considered a toaster oven. There are three negatives I have experienced with this oven. The pizza pan that came with the oven has completely lost its teflon coating, and I had to replace it with a high quality pan from Williams Sonoma. When using the toast function for regular bread, it takes longer than when using a regular toaster. The other drawback is the oven comes with only one oven rack. When I am cooking complete meals with the Breville, I have discovered that a second rack is a necessity when cooking multiple items, and will easily fit two racks in the oven. I had to buy a second rack for this reason. I bought the Breville oven due to the number 1 rating that Consumer Reports gave it and I agree this oven is a superior product and a must have for any kitchen. I am very difficult to please when judging gadgets and I give this oven a very high thumbs up. I love this oven and highly recommend this product. "

November 28, 2013

BOV800XL

" The design features are truly amazing. Whatever features one could imagine as important and convenient, this oven has. The design team for this oven knew what they were doing. It is superbly convenient and a pleasure to use. My compliments to Breville."

November 14, 2013

Love this oven

"I bought this oven because my stove oven was not working consistently. Now I rarely use my regular stove oven. I've had my oven for over 2 years and still LOVE it. With my regular oven, when preheating, I have to wait after my food is ready to cook for it to finish preheating. The Breville oven is preheated before I have finished preparing the food to be cooked. It also cooks everything much faster. I love that I can set the time and not worry about it overcooking. I highly recommend this oven and have done so with anyone who will listen. "

October 24, 2013

Amazing Oven

"I was a little leery paying almost 250.00 for a "toaster oven", but this is so much more than that. I've had the old style toaster ovens that would barely toast bread, let alone heat food. My last one was a Convection Oven that did a decent job with heating up pizza and even roasting meats, but was very inconsistent when baking breads and other tasks

This oven does it all, and does it very well. A few of the things I've done so far include:

Toast - just as good as my toaster, but takes longer than it should.

Bagels - BETTER than my toaster. May take longer, but worth the wait.

Pizza - Excellent results. crispy bottom, browned and melted toppings.

Onion Burger Buns - Much Better than expected. I was leery of using the baking option on this, because it suggests you place the rack in the lowest position. Every time I've baked bread or buns, you place the rack in the middle position. I was afraid of burning the bottoms while not browning the tops enough. Couldn't have turned out any better. I guess those "Smart Elements" really are smart and cycle on and off just right. Much more evenly baked than my previous Convection oven or my fulled sized regular oven.

Brownies - Like the buns above, I was leery of the bottoms burning using the lowest rack. Also, my previous oven burned most brownies on the middle rack. Again, these came out perfect, no burnt bottoms.

Baked Chicken Breast casserole - Amazingly juicy, yet crispy chicken, and no burning of the bottom either.

I highly recommend this oven. I have never seen an oven that heats more evenly to cook just about anything. Saves time, evenly cooks, and no need to heat up the large oven"

October 17, 2013

What I expected... what I got

"About a month ago Consumer Report wrote that Breville had the best counter top oven they had ever tested. I admit that I am very skeptical of corporate advertising but I accept Consumer Report information as though it came from God him/her self.

Based on CR's recommendation I bought the Smart Oven. They were right on once again. I have been cooking almost every thing with this oven. First, up to six pieces of toast always come out perfectly. There are never surprises or disappointment using factory settings for your desired level of doneness. Frozen pizza comes out perfect, and I really do mean perfect - you might have to experiment a little because my 22 minute Kirkland frozen pizza is ready in less time. Custard pudding...perfect. Roasted chicken...perfect. French onion soup...perfect. Shrimp, fish, pork roast...also perfect. That which should be juicy comes out cooked right and juicier than expected, based on many years of cooking experience, and something I have duplicated in my standard kitchen oven only by luck.

I can't wait for Thanksgiving. I'll be doing prime rib and I already know well what a good prime rib should look and taste like when it's baked right. This year I expect it will be better. I'll be expecting perfection.

I will answer your unasked question: No, I don't (and never did) work for Breville and I am not paid by anybody for this review. I'm a retired university professor."

October 11, 2013

Fantastic oven

"We've had this oven for over two years now and use it daily. It's perfect for just about everything but quiche. I've tried twice and it just doesn't work. Perfect for everything else though.

Highly recommend purchasing the bamboo cutting board to put on top if the unit will sit under a cabinet.

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