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Breville - the Smart Oven Air Convection Toaster/Pizza Oven - Stainless Steel-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New, so still learning but good first impressions

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    GrannyKate
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    We use our toaster oven multiple times a day, and I bought this one for its versatility. I’m still learning to bake with the convection oven, which requires some experimentation to figure out how hot and how long to bake, compared to my big gas oven. Breville doesn’t provide any guidelines to help with that, so there’s a learning curve. My first experiment with the air dryer failed. We did Brussels sprouts in it for Thanksgiving and they mostly just dehydrated, so that’s taking some experimenting as well. Next I tried air frying some sweet potato fries. These were quite small “fries” made in my food processor. The smaller pieces turned black, but the rest crisped up fairly nicely on the outside and tasted wonderful, with no fat. Delicious! I bake whole wheat scones or biscuits two or three times a week, and while I’m still hunting for the sweet combination of time and temperature in the convection oven, my pastries have so far turned out rather well. This oven holds a full 12-cupcake muffin tin and a 9x13 pan. I have used both from my kitchen. Muffins turned out okay. I used a Pyrex 9x13 pan to bake potatoes au gratin. They did fairly well, though the cream curdled. I’m not sure if that had to do with the temperature or some other factor. The reheat function works well for small quantities of food. You have to set the timer longer for a small casserole or thicker food, such as a lasagne. So far I’ve used the phased cooking twice, and that is lovely. Being able to reheat or cook a dish in the oven, then pull it out, sprinkle with cheese and/or breadcrumbs and pop it back in to broil—well that’s just super nice. There’s a lot to this oven, and I’m just learning, so I can’t say how it will turn out, but first impressions are good. I’d give it five stars if Breville provided more videos and/or tips on using each of the features. It’s frustrating having to figure it out with little to no advice in the manual or online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic oven used daily

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    DDRM
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    I've had the Breville for about 6 weeks now and have used all the available functions except for "proof" and "pizza" (but they will be tried soon!). Here are a few examples: I have air fried delicious chicken tenders, butternut squash fries, and corn on the cob (try it - you'll be hooked!). I have dehydrated bananas, apples and pears and made awesome homemade turkey jerky. Last night I roasted a delicious whole turkey breast with carrots and potatoes. I've baked a tasty and wholesome pear and blueberry crisp. It does all of these things and also toasts bread and bagels very well. Now that it's in my kitchen I can't imagine not having one of these. It's a beautiful and high performance appliance that looks great on the counter and it's extremely versatile. The controls are very intuitive to use. The internal capacity of this oven is huge -- it will be fantastic to have this oven available for big holiday dinners to cook pies and side dishes that need different temperatures than whatever is cooking in the range oven. In short, I am over the moon with this purchase and just wish my Cuisinart convection toaster oven (which was also very nice, but not THIS nice) had died sooner. It's worth noting that the oven comes with one air fryer/dehydrator rack. There is an accessory kit that contains another 3 racks that I also purchased for about $40. These racks hold a lot and you can use 2 at a time when air frying and all 4 when dehydrating. I am very glad I went ahead and got the extra racks since I find I am now dehydrating all kinds of fruits and veggies to make healthy snacks.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply The Best...

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    grannyd

    I've purchased 2 of these in the past year. One for my daughter and now one for myself. I haven't used every function yet, but so far it does not disappoint. I was anxious to give the airfry a try and my first attempt was delicious. Hard to believe it wasn't fried in oil. It bakes well and very even. I love the programmed times, but also super easy to change the temp or cook time, if you wish. My regular oven will collect dust now that I have this. You literally can do anything you want in this oven with great results. I did order another airfry basket with a sheet pan underneath. One of those copper ones you see advertised. You can easily use the airfry basket with this one, but you'll want to put a pan underneath to catch drippings otherwise your beauty will need some cleaning attention. I was on the fence about this one for awhile and had considered the Cuisinart airfry, but this won out and even though it's twice the money, it is money well spent. I will use this until I can't any longer. Hope this helps for someone making a decision about which oven to buy. Enjoy!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous Countertop Oven!!

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    L82toff
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    This Breville Smart Oven just ROCKS!! Too many tremendous features to list them all, so I'm just gonna hit the highlights and use one perfect example. The "smart" feature that focusses heat where it is needed most for any desired setting is no better evidenced than by using the bagel setting - it browns and crisps the top (inside cut) of your bagel (when placed cut side up, of course) while heating the bottom (outsides) of the bagel yet leaving that part soft and chewy. The magnet to draw out the tray (when put into one of two middle placement settings) makes it very easy to retrieve heated/cooked items without having to reach into the oven. The interior light can be controlled manually, but it also comes on automatically when the door is opened and when the timer reaches ten seconds remaining. The machine is very quiet even in super convection mode. The 13 preset dial settings can all be adjusted manually before pressing start and while the oven is in operation. The timer automatically pauses when the oven door is opened. In summary - you will NOT be disappointed in any capacity once you've put this oven on your countertop and put it to use!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A blessing for large family

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    MomLAW
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    I went through 3 other toaster ovens within a month until I decided to splurge on the Breville Smart Oven Air. This stylish appliance has all the features I wanted and much more. We use it every day for toast, but also have made air fries and many other incredible foods. From toast to roast this oven does a great job of making meals easy to do. There is only one thing that could be better and that is the preheating speed. It seems to take longer than a normal oven. This does not bother me because the food will cook faster anyway. I was wanting to bake a dessert and the instructions said it would take 45 minutes. I needed to leave in 30 minutes so I put it on super convection. It cooked in 15 minutes and came out perfectly. Although, I think that this toaster plus was quite expensive, I would buy it again if needed. I also would recommend purchasing the bamboo cutting/cutting board. I never liked when people put things on top of the toaster while it was cooking, but boys will be boys and this accessory allows for placing items on the board without touching the toaster oven top.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive

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    BobR
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    A nice kitchen addition. Expensive, but has worked as advertised thus far, but we have not used all the settings yet. Preheat takes a little longer than my regular oven surprisingly - one would think it would be faster, but to preheat to 400F it takes a full 15 minutes. Roast works great - nice brown, crispy skin on a pair of Cornish game hens. Pizza setting works nice and took less time than the instructions said. Toast function works well, but takes longer than a counter top toaster - about 5 minutes for med-dark toast. Looking forward to using the air-fry setting on some french fries in the near future. Be careful when setting up - the back of the unit gets blisteringly hot and the power cord tends to want to fall back against it so it could melt - tuck the cord out of the way and move to appliance at least 3 inches from the wall. All in all, if you can afford it, it is a good item, well made, and works as advertised. I'll report back when the other settings are used.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Counter top oven

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    Cakelady
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    Our oven went out in our range. We are going to remodel our kitchen in a few months and will be getting a new range. I did not want to spend repair costs for an old oven that was going to be shortly "thrown away." So I began researching a small oven to use in the meantime. I like the things I read about the Breville oven and decided to buy the top of the line model. I have had it for two weeks now and used it multiple times. I love it! It heats up so fast, It has so many functions. I have baked meats, bread, pastries, and cookies. I have used the broiler several times. I love the timer on it. I discovered that 8 seconds before the timer goes off, the light in the oven comes on so you can see the food and can look to see if it is done without opening the oven. I read all the directions thoroughly before using the oven and was just a little intimidated. But I found it very easy to use and had no problems. I would highly recommend the oven.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love EVERYTHING about this amazing Toaster Oven!

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    Rickypinfla
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    After doing research on all toaster ovens out there I bought this one, even though it was pretty much the most expensive one around. I gotta say it is worth every penny! So far I've used the bake, broil, air fry, and dehydrate functions and they all work spectacularly. The super convection mode seems to cut the cook time in half of what the regular convection time would be. The oven preheats very quickly, is extremely large inside, and even has a light! There is nothing I would change about it. I also bought the correct size cutting Breville cutting board to put on top of it and that dissipates whatever heat comes off of the top while cooking and allows you to put stuff on top of the oven as well. Also a must have, in my opinion.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent toaster oven

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    DP70
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    I was considering purchasing this toaster oven because all the reviews I had read online were very good, however once I talked with the Department Manager at my local Best Buy, that’s really what sealed the deal. He went over all the functions with me, and even consulted with a coworker who had recently purchased this oven, just to get a first hand opinion of the product. I had considered other options that were less expensive, but I’m positive I made the right decision when purchasing this Breville. It does everything it claims to do, and is so much more than just a “toaster oven”. I’m happy with my purchase, and it was so nice to have a knowledgeable person I could talk with, without any pressure or sales pitch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Expected

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    Coolman
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    If you do your research about the functionality of this mini oven and compare it to others you will see that it does a lot. I personally wanted a mini oven with the proof setting. I keep it cool in my house and bread never rises as it should so I thought having something like this that regulates the temp for baking is perfect. I narrowed my choice down to All clad, wolf gourmet and breville. Went with breville strictly because it was on sale making it cheaper than the others. The all clad had a sale that made it around the same price but did not include all of the pans and accessories. Great choice the oven not only heats up fast but cooks evenly and has an really bright oven light that comes in handy. I really like it. I could not be happier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, but glad I spent the extra money

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    DarrylB
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    With this toaster oven I rarely use the full sized oven. Did a 13 lb turkey and it came out amazing with crispy skin. Pizza, toast, broil steaks, bake cakes and cookies, roast cauliflower. Haven't found much I can't do in it. The super convection mode saves a lot of cooking time. I had bought an air fryer and returned it because it couldn't do enough food at once to make it worth the time & counter space. This allows me to air fry a lot of food at one. Put some in the wire basket and some on the broiler rack/pan below the basket, to prevent dripping on the bottom. Although stuff on the broiler rack/pan doesn't cook as quick as stuff in the wire basket. Little larger size allows use of more pans, not just the couple special sized ones most come with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great multi function toaster oven

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    keroppilee
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    I bought this appliance because I wanted an air fryer and I thought it would be great to also have a dehydrator to make fruit roll ups and strawberry chips for my kids. It does every advertised function well. It's not the best air fryer, since the oven space seems larger. Air fryer reciipes will need adjustments. The dehydrator works perfectly. It's big enough to use as a second oven and has useful features such as an automatic mode switch during cooking, adjustable volume, and rotate reminder. If you want to replace your large, one function appliances with a toaster oven that's large enough and capable enough to be a second oven, you'll want to check this out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    AmyS
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    I wanted an air fryer but my husband wouldn't let me have another appliance I'd never use. I showed him this and told him it also dehydrates and he was on board! Plus: We can cook without heating up the whole house, which is great during the summer, and, we also realized, we could get rid of the toaster which mostly just takes up counter space. It took a little getting used to and we overcooked a few things trying to get it right so I'd love to see a little more information about cooking times or some recipes but it wasn't in the book and it's been hard to find since nothing else works quite like this. However, after some trial and error, this this works great!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing so far!

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    LoveToCook
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    I have had this oven for only a few weeks now but my whole family loves it. We have used it to bake, toast, air fry, and proof. It’s quiet, fast, and very easy to use. The controls are easy to maneuver. It is a nice looking appliance and looks great on the counter. My family will use toast and bake the most but I will personally enjoy the proof option. I have used that already and am in love with it! We needed to replace an old toaster and decided to splurge on this because of all the additional options it has. I really like that it has 2 baking racks instead of one and room for 4 if you buy additional trays for dehydrating. I hope to enjoy this for a long time to come!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great multi-purpose oven

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    PastorBob
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    I bought this to replace a Cuisinart oven/toaster/air fryer. The Cuisinart began to malfunction after only 9 months when the dials would not work correctly until it got to a point where only the bake/convection setting was working. The Breville’s dials are to the side of the oven door so they should not deteriorate like the Cuisinart whose dials were above the door. The construction of the Breville is definitely more solid and the electronic display is far superior. The capacity of the Breville is also greater and easily accommodates 16 inch pan while the Cuisinart was limited to 12. One word of caution is that the Breville bakes items faster than the recommended time by about 20%. Overall it is a great product!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Only the best

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    PotatochipJoe
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    Cooks everything awesome I use it daily makes my life better ! Super easy to cook breakfast especially heating raw breakfast meats and sausages no flip bacon! use a cast iron pan and air fry function to put everything in also a glass tuppperware as a dish works great Cooking frozen pizza and chicken strips even making toast and English muffins also did cookies best advice is reduce cooking time by 1/3 on everything and it will be done perfect reheat function is better than microwave doesn't dry stuff out everything is still moist cooks faster and better Best add-on is a silicone mat preferably a silpat wrap the crumb tray in aluminum foil then no worries

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected!

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    Ryan
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    I couldn't be happier with this oven. It reheats, bakes, fries, and keeps-warm and has basically replaced the use of both my microwave and wall ovens. Casseroles in 9x13" pyrex, cookies on cookie sheets, dinner plates, pizzas on rounds...it all fits just like the description says it should. And the interface is fool-proof. Its worth the up-spend from the "Pro" unit. Take note that there are two different ways to fry. Add a little oil spray and use the multipurpose "roast" pan or spare yourself cleanup from fatty things. Save the wire fry rack for dry things that won't drip fat or oil everywhere.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the large size

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    Wg09
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    I have been very pleased with the oven so far. I love the large size and ability to bake at different levels at the same time. The sides do get hot so be careful. I have to work on timing since it is a convection oven. I overbaked banana bread this week. Rarely use my large oven. I purchased from a store further from my home simply because they actually had the oven out on display and the one near our home did not. I was willing to go a little out of my way since this particular store went out of their way to take up display space with something other than electronics. Thank you to the Elyria Ohio store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Changed my life

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    TonyC
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    This Smart Oven is awesome. Ive never had a toaster oven before. I thought why bother when you an oven and a microwave. But this is a game changer. Where i would not cook as much because it’s much more effort to deal with the oven, it’s so easy to put some food in the Smart Oven, set the time and the oven does the rest. So easy. I got this oven because of the ‘air fry’ function. It’s amazing. I’m loving my homemade chunky fries and edges now. I already love and have only used 1 or 2 functions. I’m looking forward for to trying all the other ones too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great item.

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    Dewayne
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    Wife has wanted one for years. Seen that this model was on sale and I had a mystery ticket for extra $5 off. It has a lot of different cooking options. Trick was finding a Dutch oven for it. Found one! Yes. I slow cooked a roast, roasted a 9lb turkey, pizza, toasted cheese. I find this oven a great advantage during holiday cooking sprees. Only downside is, that it doesn’t come with recommended cooking times. It cooks really fast. Most items I purchase doesn’t state convection cooking times, so I’m surfing the web to a lot.

    I would recommend this to a friend