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Breville - the Compact Smart Oven Toaster/Pizza Oven - Brushed Stainless Steel-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All You Need

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    Pauleeb
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    I was so done with my last toaster oven and as I started out my adventure into getting a new one I decided for my needs I wanted something that can do some oven work without having to get a convection oven. So I did a lot of research and came across this one and it had 5 star review and it was pricey for a 'toaster oven' but I had a gift card and got it with a good discount. WOW! WOW! That's all I have to say. This thing cooks everything, perfectly and I am a trained chef that cooked with one of those wood fire ovens that was built in Italy and shipped on a boat and would get up to 700 degrees to make the perfect pizza's and anything else. Well this thing practically replaces my oven. I bake breads from scratch, cookies, steaks, make simple toast and frozen pizza comes out better than the gas oven I have plus it doesn't get hot like a big oven but does big oven work for 1-2 people. So if you're looking for a replacement for a regular oven this is it until you have more than 2 people to bake/broil for this will do everything and simple to clean on top of it all. This is worth the full price too. My mom came over and loved it so much she bought one the day after she got back home. We still talk about that oven and how it changed out lives LOL

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Remove protective sticker before using!

    Posted
    kimmys7
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    Bought the Breville model BOV650XL/B based on reviews. I did something really dumb though. I unpacked it. Followed all the instructions to prepare to use it. Got 2 slices of bread out and proceeded toast them which it did very nicely. Then I went to adjust the dial to bake fish and the setting seemed to be stuck on toast. I called tech support and it was determined my unit was defective. Breville sent me a new one with a return label for the old one. So I unpacked the 2nd unit following the instructions and again it appeared that the dial would not switch to any other setting than toast. Now I am thinking it is too much of a coincidence that two units are defective so I called tech support again. This time they suggested I remove a sticker over the screen that illuminates when the unit is on and sure enough, I felt like a complete idiot for not realizing there was a sticker there to protect the screen. It is so realistic looking I didn't even realize it was a sticker at all. Lol!! The very nice lady at tech support said she gets this call often. Perhaps Breville could include this instruction in preparing to use for the first time and/or include it in the trouble shooting chapter. Haha. Anyway, It works beautifully, evenly toasts bread and bakes accurately. I am happy with the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Feature-Loaded Toaster Oven

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    sherryw
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    I bought the Breville Compact Smart Toaster Oven after doing a lot of research online. It replaced my workhorse toaster oven that was over 40 years old but had seen better days. The Breville Compact Smart Toaster Oven is the best addition to my kitchen that I’ve made in recent years. It has a number of “bells and whistles” but it is easy to figure out (excellent directions), to operate, and the results are wonderful. I am particularly fond of the preheating ability - something I never thought about until I began researching for a new toaster oven. So far all of the pre-programmed dial selections (Bagel, Toast, etc.) have been perfect for my needs. Adjusting times and temperatures is something I have not needed to do so far, but I’ve experimented with how it works and it is very logical and easy to do. It is attractive in design, nicely compact but still has plenty of room, and it does not take up a lot of counter space. I had never heard of the Breville brand until I began looking for a new toaster oven, but I am convinced that it is very high quality, competitively priced given the number of extra features, and is worth every cent. I could not be more pleased with this purchase - it's a first-rate toaster oven.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bakes better than my oven

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    BestBuyer
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    I am really happy with this new toaster oven. I read Consumer Reports which rated it highly. Decided in the middle sized version of the oven and am glad that I picked it. It was only slightly larger than the mini version - so from a counter space point of view its size wasn't going to make that much of a different. What the larger size did give me was enough room to hold some of my medium sized baking pans. I baked a casserole and a frittata and both came out perfectly - baked evenly and better than my oven. I baked a frozen store pizza on the bake setting and it came out perfectly. I didn't use the pizza setting because that has a defrost step and the frozen pizza instructions did not require that. I have toasted a bunch of toast and it does brown a little bit more on the top than on the bottom. But it is so much better than my old toaster oven. I found the preset selections for darkness that I am happy with. Using the same setting, I am getting very consistent results. I am very happy with this purchase and have already recommended it to a family member and a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Breville is High Quality

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    VSHand
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    I did a lot of research on toaster ovens and saw many negative reviews across almost all the popular brands until I came to the Breville models. The consensus for all Breville models of toaster ovens was extremely positive, so I knew I had to purchase one of them. I opted for the toaster oven model without convection since my regular oven has a convection option. It was in the higher tier as far as price goes but well worth it because the quality matches. You really do "get what you pay for" . If you are looking for a product that lasts, I highly recommend this one. I expect it to last a long time and will continue providing great toast in a variety of choices for lightness/darkness, a special setting for bagels and excellent performance in other options of "bake", "roast", "pizza", "reheat", "cookies", and "broil" in addition to "toast". My only minor issue is with the size of the text of the functions on the face, but I should probably be wearing my glasses more often anyway.!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    In a totally different league

    Posted
    dannyw
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    I was looking for a tabletop oven to use instead of my big oven for small jobs, but everything else that I found was a toy compared to the Breville. This thing is like a real oven, not some cheap toaster. You select the function (bake, broil, etc) and everything else is digital. It turns on just the elements that are needed for that function, and starts to preheat. When the preheat is done, it dings and starts the countdown timer. Nothing else that I found had this preheat signal feature; you just have to guess when the preheat is finished and hope that the oven is hot enough. That feature alone is worth the price for me. Everything I have baked in it so far has been perfect; it bakes small fish filets better than my big oven. So far I love it! My advice: Spend the extra money for the Breville and don't look back! And Breville makes a bigger oven if you need more space inside.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I really like it

    Posted
    Gyps
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    I read reviews on toaster ovens for over six months before finally deciding. First I decided on Cuisinart brand, but there were just too many people that weren't completely satisfied. Finally I decided to spend the extra $ and get the Breville, and I'm very glad I did. It works great. Preheats in no time, cooks very evenly, and a timer so I don't forget. Looks nice too. Since I've never used another toaster oven, I can't compare it to any others, but I can say it doesn't have any of the problems that other brand reviewers had. Then I searched every place for the best price, but it seems to be one of those brands that manufacturers keep tight control on. Finally found a store with a discount, but didn't give the actual price until the submit button showed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This toaster should see me out

    Posted
    FanOfToast
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    This is a high quality toaster. I don't know what else they could do to make it more functional. It is prepared for everything: toast, bake, broil, etc., with frozen or thawed ingredients. Being lazy the front pull out crumb tray was a big draw for me. Now I actually clean my toaster. I've got a small kitchen so the size is a bit much for my counter, but I knew that going in. On the up side, the size allows it to take an entire pizza. I had to secure the power cord to my frig to keep it from coming in contact with the unit exterior and getting damaged - again, a counter size issue. It could very well be the last toaster I ever buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    Scuffydog
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    Needed a new toaster oven and had been looking for awhile. While you would think you could get one for under $75. almost all in that price range are flimsy, cheap construction and build more like a child's toy oven. Whiling to bit the bullet and spend a higher price read the reviews on this line and they were all positive. Saw the unit in the store and it was built solid, easy to understand and use controls and looks great so got it. Have only used it since Christmas however very happy with it and no complaints. Even get comments from guest when they see it on the counter as to how nice it looks. Its a keeper.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent toaster!

    Posted
    Wafflesdad
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    Finally decided to get rid of our basic toaster after eight years for something bigger and better....and I couldn't be much happier with my purchase! Purchased online, got free shipping to my house, arrive in 4 days. Perfect size for what we needed, fits right on the counter, and looks great. We went from two slices of bread to now being able to fit six! Only thing I wish it had was some sort of catch/latch on the door so when you open it the tray comes out partially to make it less risky getting hot thing out. Otherwise, no complaints, extremely happy!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very complete and easy to use

    Posted
    Ladykate
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    I bought this to use while at a two week convention where we can cook our own meals. I unpacked it to check it out and it ended up staying unpacked. We use it for everything. There are only two of us and it is very handy for making cookies for two, roasting, and broiling. It is very well made and easy to use. Great purchase and a surprising number of uses. I figured the wife wouldn't want to keep it in the kitchen but after a few days, she made room. Much handier than a large over for us. Breville has a reputation for being high quality and it shows. Heavy duty and very secure looking and feeling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money!

    Posted
    Westlandcooker
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    I love this toaster oven. I searched and searched and read all of the reviews and this was the one I decided on. I really wanted one $100 cheaper but you get what you pay for. I do have some confusion about the time/temp button and the on/off. I'm still trying to figure it out. Also still trying to figure out what the best settings are for what I am making. I've yet to figure out how to make my sweet potatoes but I keep trying. It's just a really convenient product and I have not turned my oven on once since I've received it. I do recommend it even though it is complicated.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Breville is even better than the reviews.

    Posted
    Cambridgeside
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    When I needed a new toaster oven, I did a lot of research online. I also read a number of reviews. While my initial intention was to buy a unit under $50, I quickly realized that if I wanted a quality product with a good deal more capability than I had in the past, the Breville unit (although much more expensive) would be my choice. Since I have been using it, I have not be disappointed in any way. The reviews are accurate in their description.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent based on minimal use to date

    Posted
    Tony
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    We are rookies with toaster ovens, but the instruction book gives excellent direction to get people on the right track. I realize that any appliance has a range of accuracy that can only be complicated by some unique characteristics of some of the food to be cooked. So, I think the guidelines within the instruction book along with common sense and paying attention to the foods we intend to cook, this small appliance should work out fine. I'll know more about reliability as time goes on, but the reviews I read before buying support excellent reliability. Tony

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mother s day present for my daughter in law

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    Times
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    My daughter in law law kept buying the cheap toaster ovens that would last less the a year. When the last one died right before mother s day ,I told her that I would get her one for mother s day. I have the Breville smart oven air fryer for about 6 months now and love it so much that I don’t even use my regular oven anymore. She doesn’t have the room for the large one ,so I got her the compact one . She is so happy with it. I also have the Breville wok that I love ane use quite often.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great toaster but a bit pricey

    Posted
    ellinj62
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    I read lots of reviews on toasters and finally settled on the Breville. One wouldn't think of normally buying a toaster from Best Buy but I had a bunch of reward zone points which brought this pricey unit down to a reasonable price. My only regret is that I didn't buy the next model with convection feature. My old toaster oven had it and it does make a bigger difference than I thought.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great oven for beginner or expert.

    Posted
    barb
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    This oven was purchased as a gift for a 90+ year old. Just learning to prepare his own meals after losing his wife, he was nervous about using it. He now cooks full meals using all the controls and options. The internet is his recipe book . Breville oven lets him toast, broil and bake. So proud pf my dad. Maintaining his independence. Thank you Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great size and easy to use

    Posted
    MJS4522
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    This was a replacement for an older unit that took forever to make toast or anything else. We looked at a lot of brands and spent the extra for this one because of the reviews and it was well spent. It makes toast much quicker than our old unit. The display panel is easy to read and keeps you informed as to time and temperature. Get it on sale and it's a great unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    Posted
    MissMadera
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    It seems weird to spend so much on a toaster but it does so much and is very customizable. It looks great on the counter and I've been happy with everything I have toasted and baked. I feel like I can really control the heat whereas with the old under $50 toasters I used to use sort of just did what they did and I had to work around them. This toaster does what I say!!! It's true to temp, too, which my last one in baking mode was not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent toaster oven

    Posted
    Arniesails
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    This toaster oven does everything well. It makes excellent toast and is intelligent about time and darkness. We use it for reheating and for cooking. It is smaller than the larger version and fits on our smaller counter without our feeling as though it has taken over the kitchen. The reason I don't rate this a 5 is that the tray does not come out when the door is opened. This would be too easy for Breville to have done, to have been omitted.

    I would recommend this to a friend