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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile, Intelligent, Powerful!

    Versatile, Intelligent, Powerful!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Convection, Cooking, Door
    Cons mentioned:
    Buttons, Controls

    The Breville Combi Wave 3 in 1 is a wonderful addition to any kitchen. This stainless steel beauty is compact but contains a very sophisticated and powerful combination of microwave, convection oven and air fryer capabilities. Breville was founded in Sydney, Australia in 1932. It began as an electronics manufacturer then sold that unit in 1955 and focused on small appliances exclusively. Today it produces a premium array of counter-top ovens, coffee machines, grinders, juicers, cookers, food processors, blenders, toasters, griddles, mixers and microwaves (among others!) Breville’s stated goal is to create products which deliver innovation based upon consumer insights, empowering their ability to create more impressive results in home kitchens, more easily than they thought possible. The Combi Wave 3 in 1 certainly achieves that goal in every respect. Here is a summary of the key features of this superb appliance: • Model: Breville Combi Wave 3 in 1 (Model BMO870BSS1BUC1) • Color: Brushed stainless steel • Oven capacity 1.1 cubic feet • Includes full instructions, a set of recipes is available at Breville.com/Inspiration • Input power: 1200 watt microwave, 1400 watt convection, 1100 watt grill • Microwave output: 1100 watt, 2450 MHz • Power smoothing inverter technology to evenly control microwave function • 19 built-in smart presets • Primary function buttons: fast combination, cook from frozen, air-fry, convection oven, microwave, food menu • Major control dials: Time select (Start), Temperature adjustment (Stop/Clear) • Additional buttons: “A bit more” (adds additional time after the cycle ends), Turntable off • One touch auto settings (inside door): favorite, child lock, units, set clock, grill, keep warm, melt chocolate, soften butter, popcorn, sound settings • Food menu: popcorn, hard vegetables, soft vegetables, rice, bacon, cake, cookies, soften butter, melt chocolate, pizza, nuggets, fries, chicken, meat, fish • Element IQ automatically switches between oven functions during food preparation tasks • Soft close door is 80% quieter, microwave function is 50% quieter than conventional units • 11.5 inch diameter x 2 inch high round crisper pan with three foldable legs • 9.75 inch diameter round wire rack with three silicone tipped feet • 12.4 inch diameter glass turntable • Dimensions: 20.4 inches wide, 20.2 inches deep, 12.5 inches tall • Weight: 25.6 pounds • 120v, cord length: 44 inches • One year warranty on parts and labor Like all Breville appliances, the Combi Wave 3 in 1 is beautifully designed and the quality of construction is very evident. It features a full, but very intuitive LCD display and control panel set into a stainless panel, augmented by six buttons, two large dials and two smaller buttons. Open the door and there is a column of one touch buttons to initiate common tasks, such as making popcorn, softening butter, keep warm, etc.) Putting these one touch buttons behind the door simplifies the appearance of the main controls – just another example of fine engineering by Breville. The LCD display panel is large and contains all of the information needed during any cooking task. When no cooking program is active it just shows the time and the backlight is off. Open the door or touch any button and the screen brightens, moves into the default microwave mode, showing the power level and the cooking time (with 30 seconds as the initial time.) If your task just requires a microwave oven you are ready to go. In microwave mode you will notice that this oven is much quieter, both in operation and when closing the door. The soft close functions like a fine automobile’s door, quietly and securely closing by itself in the last few inches. If you are annoyed by the slam of a typical microwave’s door, this will thrill you. When operating, the microwave is noticeably quieter. I assume this is due to the inverter technology which varies the microwave output as needed and also due to a much quieter fan. Inverter s allow the microwave to function are varying power levels, compared to conventional coils and transformers which require the microwave to run at 100% power, switching on and off during the cook time to attempt to achieve a similar result. But the varying power level of the inverter distributes the microwave energy more consistently, cooking food more evenly and greatly improving defrosting efforts (burned edges are typically eliminated.) While Breville calls this a 3 in 1 oven it really could be considered a 4 in 1 oven. It can serve as a microwave (which heats food internally by using microwave radiation to excite water molocules), convection oven (which heats air and blows it around your food item to cook it by convection), air fryer (which also uses hot air but at a greater velocity) and a grill (which uses a heating element above the food tgo cook with radient energy.). The Breville Element IQ processor combines all four of these functions in a sequence and for the time as required to most effectively complete your cooking task. To access the primary functions of the Breville you can just touch the appropriate button for microwave, grill, convection oven or air fryer, enter the time and temperature desired and start the process. However, Breville has also cleverly programmed the preparation of many food items. If you touch the Food Menu button a list of fifteen items appears and selecting any of these will initiate the internal program. You will be advised on whether to use the included pan, its legs (folded or unfolded) and/or the wire rack. A preheating cycle may be initiated and there may also be instructions on any actions required (e.g., stirring in the mid-point of the preparation). While the cooking is underway icons will appear on the LCD screen indicating which functions (microwave, convection, air fryer, grill) are currently being used. So how well does it work? Just great! I have already used many of these food preparation programs to make a variety of items (beef roulade, mixed (russet and sweet) potato French fries, a pear/apple strudel, Atlantic salmon, hamburgers with grilled onions, eggplant parmesan and pizza.) In most cases I found that the pre-programmed settings did an excellent job of properly cooking the item. (See photos!) In some cases I needed to use the handy “a bit more” button to add time to the process but that was effortless. I did try the “from frozen” process for my salmon entrée and it worked well but I had to add quite a bit of time to bring the internal temperature of the salmon up to a correct level. To make pizza I would recommend using the wire rack and the convection oven feature rather than the crisper pan suggested by the food menu. The Breville Combi Wave 3 in 1 scores very well when you examine any of its basic features. As a microwave oven it is superb. The quiet operation alone sets it apart from its competitors but the inverter technology also gives very fine control over the power output which makes tasks like defrosting much more effective. Another great option is the ability to turn off the rotation of the turntable. This latter feature is essential if you need to use a rectangular pan for a specific cooking task. I had some reservations about how good the results of the air fryer feature might be. But the ease with which I made delicious French fries swallowed those qualms as fast as the fries disappeared when I placed them into a serving bowl. I used the air fryer function on some other sliced vegetables and also achieved great results. The convection baking feature was outstanding in both baking and protein (meat and fish) preparation. The pear/apple strudel had a nice browned crust with a juicy fruit filling. The meat and fish entrees were suitably seared on the exterior and the interiors were fully cooked but still moist and tender. While you can use the grill function as a stand-alone cooking element, it does not seem as powerful as the broiling element of most counter-top ovens. I did grill with it but its best use is to add browning in conjunction with the convection or microwave functions. There are really only three negatives I can note about this Breville oven. First, it would be nice to have the actual oven temperature displayed on the LCD panel. The device preheats in most cooking programs but you never know what the actual temperature is, just the programmed temperature. Some might like a wired temperature probe to use during operations but I prefer to just use a chef’s thermometer to test meat or fish, so I think probes are unnecessary. Second, the internal light is rather dim and it is a bit hard to actually see the food being cooked. Finally, I would like to see Breville include a recipe book or even just a nice set of recipe cards. They do provide a number of suggested recipes on their website but I think they should print those up and include them in the box. Alternatively, they could mail them to new owners upon registration. But these are relatively minor issues. I find it hard to criticize such a great appliance and only offer them as suggestions in case Breville reads these reviews. When you add up the superb individual functions of the Breville Combi Wave 3 in 1, the multiplied power of these functions through the Element IQ programming, the ease of preparation afforded by the food menu/one touch buttons and the elegant design and other advanced technology features of this appliance, the Breville Combi Wave 3 in 1 has certainly earned a full five stars and my very enthusiastic recommendation!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for kitchens tight on space.

    Great for kitchens tight on space.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Convection, Cooking, Door
    Cons mentioned:
    Baking

    The Combi Wave by Breville packs in up to 4 cooking methods in one medium sized appliance. It has a commercial quality and appearance to it both inside and out. The stainless face cleans up easily, which you'll be needing since it catches a lot of fingerprints! I put it through its paces and I have mixed results about the various features. The 4 cooking methods are convection, grill, airfry, and microwave; these are either used alone or in combination depending on the type of food and size. First of all, be sure to read the owner's manual before you decide to use it; it's not just a microwave and also not an oven, but can do both. That was my confusion when deciding to use the smart feature to cook a pound of sirloin tips in the included crisper pan. Since the weight wasn't sufficient, the smart cook feature used a combination of convection and microwave giving me an end result of boiled meat. Had it been 1.5lbs. however, it would have foregone the microwave in favor of the grill function which I'm sure would have provided more desirable results. As a microwave, it has features and shortcuts that work great. Melting butter and dark chocolate was perfect using the shortcuts found with the open door. The butter gets to the perfect consistency to fold into a mixer bowl. The soup shortcut first defrosts then heats using the inverter, comes out hot but not blazing, just right. The convection oven works well if you use the crisper pan or have a baking dish that conforms to the turntable. Using larger rectangular pans causes uneven cooking (the turntable can be stopped). Baking financiers in a rectangular silicone mold caused the ones to the left to burn considerably compared to those on the right. Airfry mode produced excellent results the 2 times we've used it, first to bake an artichoke struedel for 15 minutes (crispy, flaky, nicely browned), then sweet potato quarters for 10 minutes. Now we get to why it's called 3 in 1, Fast Combi uses 3 different methods together for up to 50% faster results depending on the food. We baked 6 bacon wrapped chicken thighs using the crisper pan with legs (high position) in 20 minutes and the result was impressive, the chicken fully cooked, semi-crisped bacon sizzling in its own fat reduction! It used a combination of Microwave, Convection, and Grill to achieve such great results. The smart cook menu also offers combination cooking methods depending on the food being done. The only thing this failed at miserably was cooking frozen pizza. The smart cook setting says to put the pizza in the crisper pan, but it's too small to hold an entire personal pizza of 12 inches so while cooking, it sagged into the pan. It used a combo of microwave and convection that failed to even melt the cheese at the 12 minute time setting listed on the box. When comparing to convection alone in a Breville Smart Oven, on the center rack, the pizza was bubbling and crispy in 9 minutes. This Combi Wave 3 in 1 is great for so many things and I would recommend to anyone who is short on kitchen space to fit a full size oven. But this is countertop only, they don't suggest using it in a cabinet nor do they provide a forward venting heat deflector (yet). Just make sure there's still room for your toaster, still an invaluable kitchen tool.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Revolutionary Upgrade For the Microwave

    Revolutionary Upgrade For the Microwave

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    Pros mentioned:
    Convection, Cooking, Door
    Cons mentioned:
    Buttons, Controls

    What’s in the box: Trivet. Crisper pan. Glass turntable. Turntable roller. Instruction book. Microwave: 1200 watt (perfect wattage for quick cooking time) Convection oven: 1400 watt (fast) Grill: 1100 watts Appearance: The stainless steel look of this microwave goes well with my stainless steel appliances in my kitchen. Function Buttons: There are 6, of which most are self explanatory. They are Microwave, Air Fry, Oven, From Frozen, Fast Combi and the Food Menu. Once you press one of these buttons you need to set the temperature and cooking time. The screen will have directions for all the steps. Food Menu: When you push the Food Menu button it will state Cook, Reheat and Defrost. From there you turn the Start dial to select a preset item that appears and follow the instructions on the screen. From Frozen: This function/button uses two stages to defrost and cook your food, microwave to defrost and Fast Combi mode to cook the food. The different cooking stages are displayed on the screen, so that when the second stage is ready to start that is when I add my seasoning, if I haven’t preseasoned it before freezing. Fast Combi: A very unique feature. It uses the convection oven, microwave and grill to cook food faster than a regular oven. You need to make sure to use the crisper pan when using this selection to help brown whatever dish you are cooking. Select a time and temperature to use this function. For ideas on cook time and temperature look at the Instruction and Tip sticker on top inside your microwave. Quiet: A wonderful feature is that this microwave has a soft close door that closes itself with a little push and makes no noise. You can mute the timer for less noise also. I really like this when I am up late at night and don’t want to wake anyone in the house up while heating a midnight snack or even popping popcorn. When you turn the microwave on, it is very quiet. My old microwave was loud enough that you knew it was on and cooking. Inside Door Panel: There is a panel inside the door when you open it. This includes Favorite, Child Lock, Units, Set Clock. Then the Quick Start Menu: Grill, Keep Warm, Melt Chocolate, Soften Butter and Popcorn. Sound button – this is for the sound that alerts you when a function is done, beep volume and mute button. Turntable: If you don’t want the turntable on, you can turn it off by pushing the Turntable Off button. To put it back on, simply push it again. Extra 30 Second Feature: Push the Start button and this will add an extra 30 seconds to your cook time. With each press of the Start button it will add another 30 seconds. Child Lock: Great for a family with little curious kids. Open the microwave door and there is a panel that includes this button. Just press it and close the door and all operating functions are locked. What a great safety feature that I have not seen on any other microwaves that I have looked at. Just to clarify – The Air Frying function is used for crisping your foods without the oil involved. It is much healthier than frying in oils and yet you can still have the pleasure of the crispiness of your favorite fried foods. I highly recommend cooking with this appliance. I made a delicious pork roast using this. It came out juicy on the inside, yet crisp on the outside. I have full confidence in using this appliance more than any other I have ever had. It is so much more than a microwave.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Breville Combi Wave - Cooking Perfection

    Breville Combi Wave - Cooking Perfection

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Convection, Cooking, Door
    Cons mentioned:
    For older people

    Breville Combi Wave - Cooking Perfection My wife loves to cook for family, friends, and especially for our Grand Kids. So, when I had an opportunity to review the Breville Combi Wave™ 3 in 1 1.1 Cu. Ft. Convection Microwave in exchange for the actual product, I was delighted. My better-half is fantastic at planning meals and 'goodies' ahead for family and friends. But, our six Grand Kids present a unique challenge to her culinary skills, and last minute preparation. They pop-in often unannounced, and, are always hungry. They know Grandma can rustle up some sort of 'Snack-Plate' quickly to keep their tummies happy. In the past her snacks have been mostly cold items out of the fridge, and, or, food-stuffs heated quickly in our ancient microwave. When I first received this unit I was impressed with its build and design. The whole cabinet is made of metal, brushed stainless steel at the front of the unit and polished SS in the interior of the cooking oven. It easily fits on my kitchen counter top, however it requires a minimum of 8 inches of clearance from the top of the unit for proper heat dissipation (see pic). Grandma immediately fell in love with this Breville Combi after reading the included Instruction Book and going over the recipes for this unit on-line. She made me pack-up our toaster, convection oven for 'Good Will', and toss our old microwave in the recycle bin. She said the six cooking food functions with their various settings enabled her the assorted options to quickly cook most anything for our family, guests, and Grand Kids, resulting in healthy cooking too. WooHoo! The majority of time it is just me and Grandma, so the 1.1 cu ft multi-purpose oven is our ideal size. Bottom Line – Why should you buy this Breville Combi Wave for over Four Hundred Dollars? ** Multi-Function Cooking – This Breville Combi actually replaces, my old microwave, smallish air fryer, and convection-toaster oven. It saves much needed counter space in my kitchen. It also keeps us from using our large (5 cu ft), energy consuming, freestanding, convection oven. And, because it has 'Fast Combi' we can combine microwave, convection cooking, and oven grilling into one cooking process, which cooks foods to CRISPY perfection. When the Grand Kids show up out of the Wild-Blue-Yonder, Grandma can now quickly cook frozen burgers or sliders just like the kids want them with added cheese or garnishes. YUM! ** Intuitive Controls – At first I was overwhelmed by the myriad of cooking controls and numerous options. However, after two weeks of using this baby several times a day. It is an easy learning curve if it is used often. The generous 2 ½ by 3 ½ inch digital display screen is easy to read and very comprehensive. The bright whitish/bluish tinted background, contrasted by the deep blue lettering on the digital display screen is amazing. There are six cooking function buttons on the front of this unit. We can cook almost anything from frozen to refrigerated with these comprehensive cooking functions. Or, just simply use this baby as a microwave with numerous features over conventional units. I personally love the 'AirFry' button feature. Whatever I put in this Breville, Fries, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Broccoli, etc. it cooks it to a Crispy-Perfection. Yahoo! ** Shortcuts Panel – On the inside of the front door panel is the most fascinating vertical list of icon, touch-controls. They are simple, but effective. I can set the clock, use the 'child-lock', set unit measure from Celsius to Fahrenheit degrees, and program the 'Favorites' functions, which I use the most on this Combi Oven. I can cook popcorn, melt chocolate, and butter from these touch icons. I can also set the volume of the 'beep' after any function is completed, change the sounds, and Mute them also. And, I can utilize the 'Grill' feature, or, just keep my cooked food on 'Warm'. How cool is that? ** Smart Cook, Reheat, & Defrost – This is one Smart Microwave. Under the 'Food Menu' settings I can choose to cook, reheat, or defrost my selection. Under cook I can choose from popcorn, hard or soft veggies, rice, bacon, cake, cookies, butter, chocolate, pizza, nuggets, fries, chicken, meat, and, or fish. What is fascinating is that I can adjust my cooking to Quantity, and, or Weight. WoW! ** Healthy & Delicious Food – Fast Combi and Air Frying gives us sumptuous foods without the heavy, cholesterol, fatty oils, and greasy tastes. So glad that the crispy, air-fry food tastes so great without the added cooking oils. ** Plus Features – Rotating, glass round turntable. Super-Quiet operation. Half-way through any cooking time-cycle, the digital display will prompt me when to 'Turn-Over' the food in the combi crisper, or microwave dishes. Love It! Great Feature! ** Clean-Up – After each use of the Breville Combi Wave Oven, the manufacturer suggests to wipe down the interior of the oven with a clean, damp cloth. Avoid harsh chemical cleaners. Always use a dampened cloth first. ** TIPS – Use microwave cooking dishes and covers for more even cooking and results that are more more true to the suggested cooking times. Microwave plate and dish covers contain splatter and make clean-up a 'breeze'. Microwave-safe cookware is OK for reheating leftovers, etc, but, not for cooking in the recipes. If what you are attempting to microwave is very dry and has little moisture – hand sprinkle water droplets on the food items for more efficient cooking results. Use trivets or oven-safe pots and bowls to elevate your food items so that the 'Oven' convection cooking function can circulate hot air under your cooking dish and all around for complete cooking. ** Summary – This Breville Combi Wave 1.1 Convection Microwave is actually a multi-purpose cooking appliance, all-in-one. It microwaves, cooks food as in a convection oven, air-fries without conventional oils for healthier cooking, and grills with top, conventional heating elements. What more do you need? I love this Breville unit because Grandma loves it, and uses it to make many gastronomical feasts. It would make a outstanding gift to your 'Special-Someone', family member, or friend. It is a great gift to yourself, believe me, you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Premium Oven - Many Options

    Premium Oven - Many Options

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Cooking, Door, Features
    Cons mentioned:
    Baking

    This oven is perfect for someone looking for many cooking options in a single device. Smart features and solid construction make a worthy addition to a great kitchen. Pros - Premium look and feel. Screen, knobs, and interior light all look great. Even the tones for alerting you to completing a step or finishing cooking a musical - no shrill beeps like a normal microwave. Interior is all stainless steel. - Soft close door is really quiet - Fast and even cooking (3lbs eye of round roast in 60min, apple cinnamon pound cake in 40 min). - Crisping pan is easy to clean - Computer helps determine cooking time and method, with on screen prompts (actually works well, very smart) - Doesn’t get super hot like a cheap air fryer or toaster oven Things to Consider - Complexity may be an issue for some. You have to read the manual. Multiple functions and modes, many settings, you have to set the position of the pan for different cooking or use the included trivet for baking. - Air fryer results weren’t bad, but not quite as good as I wanted. We tried fried shrimp; they cooked well, but were more done on one side than the other (I might flip next time them - despite what the recipe says). - The crisping pan legs are extended for air frying limiting the height of what you can cook (to less 4in). - It is deeper than a normal microwave or toaster oven due to an extension on the back. So it takes up a good amount of counter space and technically can’t be placed under some cabinets (the instructions have a clearance requirement of 8in that seems super conservative - it doesn’t get that hot). It does have a few quirks, but once you get the hang of it, this oven produces great results.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The best of everything!

    The best of everything!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    This Breville does it all. It is easy to use. The unit is no larger than a microwave. I’ve basically stopped using my range. It took me a minute to realize that some of the features are actually inside the door panel.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Super nice looking and a great cooking companion

    Super nice looking and a great cooking companion

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Cooking, Door, Features

    Over the past couple of years, we have amassed several new kitchen appliances. We are slaves to trends in our house and have three crockpots, two air fryers, and two electric griddles. It’s a mess. So, when I saw the Combi Wave 3-in-1 as an option to replace my gigantic microwave and have a better option for air frying, I took the leap. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first. I thought there was no way that this ‘microwave’ could make crispy food items in the same way that our air fryer could. And it couldn’t possibly bake a cake…could it? Getting the Combi Wave set-up isn’t a lengthy process, but understanding everything it does, is. For basic functions, you simply select the mode you want the device to cook with — for example, if you want to use the microwave, press the microwave button. After selecting the mode, you turn the top dial to indicate the length of time you want something to cook and then you press ‘start’. If you need to adjust the temperature or cooking power you turn the bottom dial. That pretty much covers the ‘basic’ functions of the Combi Wave. To be honest, I still haven’t covered all of the advanced settings on the cooker yet. I do, however, keep the manual close at hand so that I can refer to it often. As a microwave, the Combi Wave does a great job. Since we’ve had it we’ve used it for some smaller cooking jobs like warming up leftovers and cups of coffee. My grandmother has been very happy with how well it reheats her coffee and also loved how evenly it seems to reheat food. The most surprising feature of this device is the Air Fryer mode. We have used it to make chicken quesadillas many times. We have been shocked at how well it heats the food inside the tortilla shell and how toasted the outside of the shell was. Finally, I used the convection oven to bake some potatoes. It takes approximately the same amount of time to cook them in the Combi Wave as it does in the standard oven, but it’s much more convenient when you need to use the oven for something else. It’s been a remarkable kitchen appliance to add to our collection. The look of the Combi Wave is top-notch. It has a stainless steel finish and looks professional. The door has a soft-close feature that makes the door softly latch closed. The device is quite powerful and has a lot of customizable cooking options if you are willing to take the time to figure it out. Even though there is a steep initial investment, this does combine several kitchen appliances into one. I can recommend this to all types of users, but be prepared to study a lot to get the most out of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent 3 in 1 Convection Microwave!

    Excellent 3 in 1 Convection Microwave!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Convection, Cooking, Features

    Breville - Combi Wave™ 3 in 1 1.1 Cu. Ft. Convection Microwave - Brushed Stainless Steel is an excellent addition to any type of kitchen. It combines grill, convection oven, and microwave functions to provide a variety of cooking options. It came with Microware, Trivet, Crisp plate and instruction manual. Setup is quick and easy. The brushed stainless steel casing provides durability and style and offers an attractive complement to my existing kitchen stainless steel appliances. It has large 12.4" turntable and 1400W for powerful microwave cooking is best for defrost, cook and reheat your favorite foods and beverages, evenly and quickly. The LED panel is big and able to see all settings on the panel. There are default settings on the panel which will allow performing various cooking styles like defrost, reheat, fish, bacon, popcorn, pizza, rice, chicken, meat, cake and butter/chocolate. The combi function is a nice feature to allow faster cooking alternating between cooking functions. The Element iQ® system has smart algorithms and precise temperature control for various types of cooking. I really liked the soft close door option which is 80% quieter than my previous microwave. We have tried various recipes and all came out really good. We have been using this microwave every day as it combines grill, oven and microwave. It came with a 1-year manufacturer warranty for parts and labor.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Device is good, manual is truly awful.

    Device is good, manual is truly awful.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Vent
    Cons mentioned:
    For older people

    The Breville Combi Wave is a pretty good device, but the instruction manual is somewhat lacking. Pages 2-12 of the instruction manual consists of a confusing array of dire warnings. I’m naturally a cautious person, and this caused me a fair amount of worry. The manual also uses the term “microwave” interchangeably to describe both the cooking mode and the machine itself. It’s never entirely clear which one they’re referring to. Given the nature of the device (both a microwave AND an oven), I’d hoped for clear cut direction on when you can and can’t use metal inside of it. Unfortunately, the manual isn’t very clear on that at all. The only thing I can safely say is that you can apparently use the crisper pan in the modes that use both the microwave and the convection oven (surprising given its metal legs and metal [ceramic?] surface). The manual also fails to address the orange feet on the trivet. It’s not clear if these are heat safe and intended to remain on the trivet or if they were just included for protection during shipping. I'm hesitant to use this in oven mode until I get some clarification on that. The device itself appears to work very well. I used it to air fry some french fries (made from actual potatoes), microwave vegetables, and to make breakfast sandwiches; and it worked without any issues whatsoever. I was going to bake a cake in it, but given the lack of direction regarding the feet on the trivet and whether metal bakeware is safe to use in it (I’m assuming that it probably is, but it’s not at all clear from the manual), I’m waiting for further clarification from Best Buy / Breville before I take that risk. Speaking of risks, this device does have a child lock to prevent children and the elderly from inadvertently causing damage with it. This is probably a good thing given the potential for damage this device presents. I’d cautiously recommend this device if you’re fairly tech savvy and cautious in the kitchen, but Breville desperately needs to revise this manual. It’s really quite bad. If the manual were better, I would probably be very impressed with this device. As it is, I would quite strongly NOT recommend this device for the elderly or anyone who isn’t good with technology.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    You might not need a stove...

    You might not need a stove...

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Door, Features

    The Breville Combination microwave would be a great appliance for small kitchens or for a single person without a stove. This appliance literally can do so much more than microwave - if you have a stove you definitely won't be using it as much. It is a microwave, an oven and an air fryer/grill that can combine the cooking functions. The first time I used it - I was able to cook two frozen pork chops from a frozen state in less than 30 minutes. The unit itself is nice looking and my one of my favorite features is the door that closes so quietly. It comes with a pan that should be used to help "crisp" or grill items. It has some metal legs which is a little concerning to use the very first time. We don't put metal in a microwave right? You should only it when using the convection or grill methods of cooking. The instruction manual is a little confusing about this and it definitely was nerve wracking using it the first time. But, it does work wonders when used properly. The microwave is a little smaller on the inside for the price - but it really does do a lot and would be great for a college student or someone living in a studio apartment.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Extra cooking modes without needing extra space

    Extra cooking modes without needing extra space

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Convection, Cooking, Door
    Cons mentioned:
    Backlight, Controls

    THE GOOD -Combines multiple cooking devices into one, saves counter and storage space -Lots of worthwhile cooking presets -Nicely guided interface for presets -Soft closing door -Quiet operation THE BAD -Somewhat pricey -The many cooking mode options can be confusing -Documentation is lacking -Backlight ( clock ) doesn't stay on -No kitchen timer feature -Controls split between front panel and inside door -Air fryer won't go below 400 F -External surfaces get hot THE DETAILS The Combi Wave's big selling point is its multiple cooking methods. Aside from just cost, a kitchen appliance's versatility compared against how much counter or cupboard space I give up to store it is a big factor for me. A standalone air fryer is a perfect example: I can't justify buying and storing something that large that has such a limited application and can only cook in small batches. But an air-fryer packed into a microwave that can also operate as a convection oven is rather appealing. The question is, does it still function as well as a standalone microwave, air-fryer, and convection oven? Mostly yes, but not completely. As a microwave, it's, well, a microwave. Instead of an illuminated numeral display and a membrane switch pad you get two knobs, a few hard buttons, and a large orange backlit LCD panel. Some of the control buttons are inside the door frame, making a split control panel, which is odd. I suppose Breville thought putting the less-used buttons there would make the front panel cleaner. The display is great for displaying full menus to navigate the MANY presets for cooking and reheating ( some even mix the multiple cooking modes ). The door uses an interesting quiet close feature, much like an automatic car trunk latch, and actual microwave operation is a few dB softer than my last microwave. The two big feature drawbacks are a lack of a kitchen timer and inability to set the backlight to stay on for a clock mode. Understandably, a large glowing orange panel instead of small green illuminated numbers might be more light than you want at night. As for the air-fryer and convection modes, they work as advertised but are limited by the unit's size. The Combi Wave is much smaller than a regular convection oven so you can't cook near as much food. It's great for reheating leftovers or baking a small pan of brownies, but you won't want it for a large batch of cookies or a casserole. Also, it's not an air-fryer in a strict sense. Instead of heated air being blown through a mesh basket, the Combi Wave uses a heating element up top with the included fry tray to make a quasi grill with circulated air, though it works well. Unfortunately you can't set the temperature lower than 400 F in air-fryer mode. The active heating elements also means the exterior surfaces get warm. The manual recommends 8 inches of clearance on the top and two sides ( most important on the left side for the air vent ). The manual also does a great job of explaining the different cooking modes and presets available, but isn't great at explaining how best to use them or the included cooking tray and trivet. All in all, it's a good microwave that includes some nice extra features for the cost that you may not have access to otherwise. While on the pricey side for a microwave itself, it's much cheaper than a dedicated convection oven and much more versatile than a standalone air-fryer. And it doesn't take up any more space in your kitchen than you'd already use for a microwave alone. The cost makes it more a luxury item than a necessity, but it's one you'll appreciate and use quite a bit. Speaking of the

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for small to medium meals

    Great for small to medium meals

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Cooking, Features, Vent
    Cons mentioned:
    Buttons, Controls

    BESTBUY breville microwave review tech insider I give it a full 5 stars but bear in mind that the interior is 1.1 cubic feet which is a decent size for medium size meal or great for small to medium size meals. Larger meals will mean cooking meals in smaller portions. Also use of some of the included utensils (crisper pan and the Trivet) reduce cooking capacity significantly but theses overall are minor quibbles. The microwave is very powerful with its output ranging from about 1100 to 1400 depending on which cooking option(s) you use. I love the stainless steel look along with the controls and the never before seen child lock! The function buttons are microwave, air fry, from frozen, oven, fast combi and food menu. Pressing them leads you to various options which help you set up your meals, cook times, temperatures, etc... You also can turn on or off the turntable, another unique feature along with adding extra 30 seconds which I think is standard on most reheating devices in this category. So it is a great microwave but the cost is pretty steep if that is all your going to use it for. The real stars are the crisper, air fryer and oven. It is a great device that can cook family size meals as long as you take the time and patience to become familiar with your control menus and use the steps the menus list to begin your meal cooking. Foods come out succulent and crispy, not your normal microwave. Great device but does need microwave size space on your counter top so you might need to remove your old microwave to use this, which I did as it has so so many more features and abilities.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it Love it .

    Love it Love it .

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I own the previous generation Breville Microwave and its great when I saw the new modal quickly sold and jumped on this baby. wow what an improvements they made, compared to previous generation the build quality awesome, fobs and buttons they took care very little details and steel casing inside. the Soft closing and how quiet this is mind blowing guys. More over it has greate features, Airfryer, Microwavem Oven. Such space saving tight kitchen spaces. I did airfried, banana, apple, kale chips , fish and chicken awesome it comes when you cook right temperature. Its a premium microwave well worth the price. Also took 2 year warranty as the product is new.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Microwave

    Great Microwave

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Convection, Cooking, Door

    So far I'm enjoying this combo microwave. It does a good job of heating the food evenly. What makes this even better is that is has a convection oven and air fryer feature. I was able to cook french fries in air fryer mode. They came out pretty good, but they weren't as crispy compared to when I cooked them in my air fryer in the basket. The air seems to circulate better in the basket types, in comparison to the skillet pan which comes with this unit. The presets are easy to read and follow when using the onscreen directions on the device screen. I truly love the soft close feature on the door. You don't have to worry about slamming the door with this unit. If you try to slam the door, it will stop a few inches from the closed position, and it will close gently and softly by itself. Overall an awesome microwave oven.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful!

    Wonderful!

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    Really love the 3 in 1 - Saves counter and cabinet space. The size is also perfect. Large enough for a dinner plate but not so large that you sacrifice square footage in your kitchen. Controls are very easy to use and it works perfectly. I am very impressed with this product and would definitely buy it again.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW! I may never turn my oven on again.

    WOW! I may never turn my oven on again.

    Posted .

    This is a great gadget! The only negative to it is the sheer size of it. It weighs close to 60 pounds and takes up a large section of the counter but man all that it can do. Microwave, convection oven, and air fryer. Was very easy to set up and easy to clean. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Combo Microwave...

    Great Combo Microwave...

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Great unit...fits into existing space, easy to use, closes quietly, and multipurpose. I would definitely recommend this to someone with limited space in their kitchen.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Great

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Super happy with this appliance so far. Soft close door, microwaves faster then my previous microwaves, air fryer works well. Nicely lighted interior and control panel. Clean sleek design.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great combination unit

    Great combination unit

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    We're still playing with the features, but overall happy with the ease of use and combination of features it has.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Amazing

    Pretty Amazing

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Convection, Cooking, Door

    The Breville Combi Wave™ is a pretty amazing product. From the overall build quality to the three phases of functionality, and everything in-between, this counter top appliance does it all. We thoroughly ran this oven through it's paces across all three operation modes and it performed flawlessly. The air fryer cook mode is the best we've ever experienced, with consistently uniform results on all the typical finger foods you can think of. As a straight microwave oven, it also cooks evenly - leaving no cold spots. Amazing. And lastly as a convection oven, again the Combi Wave™ performs brilliantly. We especially enjoyed the results with a layered Lasagna dish. The huge info screen and button layout makes using this combination oven a breeze. It even tells you when to use specific 'racks' depending on the mode with a graphical depiction. The soft-touch door is even better than it sounds. Simply amazing. This is certainly an expensive item but when you consider all of it's capabilities, the removal of multi-appliance clutter in your kitchen and the exceptional Breville build quality ... it's totally worth it. I can only imagine a whole lot of folks not using their full-sized oven beyond the occasional holiday and more elaborate baked goods endeavors after purchasing one of these marvels of engineering. If you're thinking about purchasing a standard, counter top microwave oven, you should give serious thought to picking up the Combi Wave™ and calling it done. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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