The Breville BOV800XL Toaster Oven Review

Breville BOV800XL Toaster Oven Review

Breville BOV800XL Smart Toaster Oven

Breville makes three Smart Toaster Oven models. I looked carefully at all three  while deciding which one would work best for my family.

This page contains a detailed review of each of the three Breville toaster oven models.

The BOV800XL is the largest and is the only one that is a convection oven. In the smaller ovens, you can’t cook as much as in the BOV800XL; for example, 4 slices of toast instead of 6. But all three models still have the “smart” features and the styling, operation and features of all three models are pretty similar.

Quick Links . . .

The picture below gives you an idea of the relative sizes of the three ovens.

Click the link below the picture to compare the exact dimensions of the ovens, or click on the model name above the picture to go directly to the detailed review of that oven.

  The BOV800XL . . . .      The BOV650XL . . . .      The BOV450XL . . . .

BOV800XL, BOV650XL & BOV450XL Smart Ovens Side-by-Side
– – – CLICK HERE TO COMPARE THEIR DIMENSIONS – – –

 

BOV800XL Smart Toaster Oven Review

The BOV800XL is the largest of the three Smart Ovens. It’s the only one of the three that is a convection oven, and it’s interior is large enough to bake bread or to cook a good sized chicken.

The stainless steel finish is both beautiful and functional . . . and it’s a breeze to keep it spotless. The oven has a the feel of a well-built machine and it will look good in any kitchen With the crumb tray right in front, you never have to move it around.

The BOV800XL outside dimensions are:

•  Width is 18 1/2 inches  •  Depth is 16 1/4 inches  •  Height is 11 1/4 inches.

 

Intuitive Operator Controls

The operator dials and buttons are very simple on the BOV800XL and you really can operate the oven without ever reading the manual.Breville BOV800XL Smart Toaster Oven Control Panel

As you can see, the oven’s nine pre-set functions include most of the things you do with any oven:

  • Bake
  • Broil
  • Roast
  • Bake cookies
  • Bake pizza
  • Toast bagels
  • Toast bread
  • Reheat something or
  • Keep something warm.

You can even tell the oven that you’re starting with a frozen item (the little button that looks like a snowflake) and it will adjust it’s actions accordingly.

It’s also very easy to customize any of these functions to get results that you want. And once you customize a function, the BOV800XL remembers it. Next time you use that function, it’s already set to your last setting.

As an example, let’s take a look at setting the toast function to toast your bread just the way you like it.

Breville BOV800XL Smart Toaster Oven Toast Settings

The oven starts with a medium setting of 4.  If you like your toast browner than that, you just turn the Temperature dial to 5, 6 or 7; lighter to 3, 2 or 1. 

Next time you select the Toast function, it’s already set to the last setting you used.

In this short video from Breville, Adele explains the display, the controls and all of the functions on the Functions Dial. Watch . . .

 

 

About What Adele Said

All the functions of the BOV800XL are displayed on it’s digital display. It’s back-lighted, big and sharp enough that it’s always easy to read. It’s easy to tell at a glance whether the oven is on or off.  The display is normally a blue color but it changes to orange during pre-heating and cooking times.

The Function Dial has 9 pre-set cooking functions:

• Bake  • Broil  • Roast  • Cookies  • Reheat  • Pizza  • Bagel  • Toast  • Warm

It’s hard to make a mistake with these. The same is true of the Temperature Dial and the Time Dial. They do just what you’d expect them to.

Every operation is started with the large pushbutton marked with a red circle and labelled Start/Cancel.

The three smaller pushbuttons allow you to:

•  Turn the convection fans On or Off
•  Set the temperature to be displayed in either Fahrenheit or Celsius
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Tell the oven that your starting with a frozen item

The Smart Oven’s Wire Rack

Guide for Position of Wire Rack on Breville BOV800XL

The results you get with this smart oven depend on, and can be affected by, the position of the wire rack. So it’s important that you position the rack according to the guide printed on the glass door.

You can see that the correct position depends on what you’re cooking:

  • Top = Broil
  • Middle = Toast, Cookie, Bagel & Pizza
  • Bottom = Bake, Roast, Reheat & Warm

Breville’s Element IQ, What’s That Again?

Element IQ is Breville’s name for one of the best smart features this oven has. It automatically adjusts the power of the heating elements depending on what is being cooked.  I think it’s what makes the smart oven cook and bake everything so well.

Listen to two of Breville’s design engineers explain the thinking behind Element IQ.

 

The BOV800XL Instruction Manual

I always like to take a look at the Owner’s Manual when I’m thinking about buying an appliance like a toaster oven. If you’re like me, download a PDF file of the owner’s Manual for the BOV800XL smart oven by clicking here.

My Favorite BOV800XL Features

I really like that the Breville Smart Oven is almost idiot-proof. As long as you know what you’re cooking, it’s hard to get a bad result. You don’t even have to know what temperature you need, the BOV800XL sets the correct temp for you as long as you tell it what you’re cooking.

This Breville Smart Toaster Oven does so many other little things for you:

  • adjusts how it cooks when you start out with something that’s frozen
  • remembers the settings for how you like your food cooked
  • automatically pulls the oven rack out when you open the door
  • cleans easily with the crumb tray right in front.

I don’t know of another oven that does all those things.

 

Breville BOV800XL Toaster Oven Features

The BOV800XL is Breville’s top of the line smart toaster oven. It’s the only one the three Smart Oven models that has a convection feature

Here’s an overview of the features of this toaster oven.

Breville BOV800XL Toaster Oven Features

a.   Stainless steel housing is easy to clean – ribbed warming tray on top
b.   Non-Stick Interior – 3 rack positions – rack position guide on the door
c.   Holds 6 slices of toast – big enough for a 13” pizza
d.   Tempered glass door for safety
e.   Rack pulls out automatically when the door opens
f.   Element IQ controls the 5 quartz heating elements
g.   Back-lighted easy-to-read LCD – calculates the correct time and temp – lighted blue when the oven is off – orange when the oven is on
h.   Function dial with 9 pre-set cooking functions – bake, broil, roast, cookies, reheat, pizza, bagel, toast, warm
i.   Temperature and time dial – oven shuts-off automatically and beeps an alert
j.   Easily removable crumb tray – pulls out from the front

Click here if this is the Breville Toaster Oven you want. 

More Breville BOV800XL Accessories

Three more handy BOV800XL accessories are now available. Watch Adele from Breville describe them . . .

 

 

More Breville BOV800XL Owner Reviews

The comments of some of the people who own the Breville BOV800XL Toaster Oven tell you almost everything you need to know. It’s a great oven.  Read what some of the owners have said in their Amazon.com reviews . . . 

•   “To call this a “toaster oven” is like calling the Queen Elizabeth a “boat”. This is a beast. Surprising that the footprint does not eat more counter space, but it would be worth it.”

•   “It’s 1 1/2 years later, and I still use my Breville almost every day — still love it and not one hint of problems. Crumb tray in the front is SO very easy to pull out and to keep clean.”

•   “This has to be the best toaster oven on the market! It does everything you can imagine and more. There is nothing that I could cook in my large oven that I haven’t tried in the breville and everything came out awesome!”

•  “The Breville is so vastly superior in every way – function, capacity, ease of use, and ease of cleaning. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”

•   “The bottom line is that this is a slam dunk 5 star product. I wouldn’t even think to give it a lower rating for one moment. It’s actually one of the best looking, best designed and best performing products of any type that I can recall using in quite some time. Breville definitely put a lot of thought, research and engineering into this one. I strongly recommend this product.”

•   “The design is great, looks good and performs better than any other oven we have tried over the years. Solid construction and easy to use. I am 81 years young and cook-bake with every day.”

Another Owner Likes the BOV800XL

In this short video one of the owners of a Breville BOV800XL Toaster Oven tells us what he likes about his toaster oven.

 

 

Click here to read some more of the over 4,400 reviews from BOV800XL Toaster Oven owners.(4.5 out of 5 stars)

 

Compare Breville Smart Oven Features

Breville BOV800XL, BOV650XL & BOV450XL Dimensions

 ✴  If you’d like to download a PDF file of this table so you can print it out, click here.

Choose The Smart Oven Right for You

           The BOV800XL . . . . . . .             The BOV650XL . . . .    or     The BOV450XL

Size of the BOV899XL, BOV650XL & BOV450XL Smart Ovens

 

BOV650XL Compact Smart Oven Review

BOV650XL Compact Smart Toaster OvenThe BOV650XL Compact Smart Oven® still has the same power, similar smart features and the Element IQ heating technology as it’s bigger brother.

So if you don’t have room for the BOV800XL, this model may fit in your kitchen.

 

The Compact Smart Oven Dimensions

How much smaller is the BOV650XL than the BOV800XL?  It’s 2 inches narrower; it’s depth is 3/4 of an inch less and it’s height is 1 inch less.

  • Width is 16 1/2 inches   •  Depth is 15 1/2 inches    •  Height is 10 1/4 inches

The Compact Smart Oven Controls

BOV650XL Compact Smart Oven Control Panel

The layout of the controls is a little different than those of the BOV800XL. But as you can see, the eight pre-set functions still include most of the things you do with any oven:

  • Toast
  • Bagels
  • Bake
  • Broil
  • Roast
  • Cookies
  • Pizza
  • Reheat

(There is no Warm function.)

The BOV650XL is still smart, once you customize a function, the BOV650XL remembers it. Next time you use that function, it’s already set to your last setting.

You can still tell the oven that you’re starting with a frozen item (the little button that looks like a snowflake) and it will adjust it’s time and heat accordingly.

 

The BOV650XL Instruction Manual

I always like to take a look at the Owner’s Manual when I’m thinking about buying an appliance like a toaster oven. If you want to see the owner’s manual for this oven, download a PDF file of it by clicking here.

A Recap of The Differences

Remember, the BOV650XL is not a convection oven and it’s a little smaller than the BOV800XL. It will only toast 4 slices of bread at a time, not 6. You also lose an inch from the size of the pizza that will fit, 12 inches instead of 13.

 

Breville BOV650XL Owner Reviews

Owners of this compact smart oven are as just as enthusiastic about it as owners of the larger BOV800XL.  Click here to read some of the over 1,400 reviews of the BOV650XL.(rated 4.4 out of 5 stars)

BOV650XL Compact Smart Oven Features

Here’s an overview of the features of the The BOV650XL, The Compact Smart Oven®

BOV650XL Compact Smart Oven Features Explained

 

a.  Easy-clean, stainless steel housing with ribbed plate warming tray
b.  Non-Stick Interior with 3 rack positions
c.  12” pizza, 4-slice toast capacity (0.6 cu ft. interior)
d.  Tempered glass door
e.  4 quartz elements with Element IQ for smart cooking
f.  Back-lit easy-read LCD that calculates the correct the time and temperature, illuminating orange during preheating and cooking and blue once the cycle is complete
g.  Function dial with 8 pre-set cooking functions: bake, broil, roast, cookies, reheat, pizza, bagel, toast
h.  Temperature and time dial with auto shut-off and sound alert
i.  Easily removable pull-out crumb tray

Click here if this is the Breville Toaster Oven you want.

 

BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven Review

BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven Front ViewThe BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven® is for those looking for an even smaller toaster oven. 

This oven still has the same power, the same Element IQ heating technology and the smart features as it’s bigger brothers. 

So if you don’t have room for either of the two larger models, this smart oven may be the one your looking for.

 

Mini Smart Oven Dimensions & Accessories

• Width is 16 inches   • Depth is 13 inches   • Height is 9 inches

A 10″ x 10″ enamel baking pan comes with the mini smart oven.

 

The Mini Smart Oven Controls

BOV450XL Smart Toaster Oven Control PanelThe layout of the controls is a little different than those of the other two smart ovens (buttons replace some dials).

But the Mini Smart Oven is still just as easy to use, and as you can see, there are still eight pre-set functions that include most of the things you do with any oven:

  • Toast
  • Bagels
  • Bake
  • Broil
  • Roast
  • Cookies
  • Pizza
  • Reheat

(There is no Warm function.)

The BOV450XL is still smart, once you customize a function, the BOV450XL remembers it. Next time you use that function, it’s already set to your last setting.

You can still tell the oven that you’re starting with a frozen item (the little button that looks like a snowflake) and it will adjust it’s time and heat accordingly.

 

The BOV450XL Instruction Manual

I always like to take a look at the Owner’s Manual when I’m thinking about buying an appliance like a toaster oven. If you want a copy of the owner’s manual for this oven, download a PDF file of it by clicking here.

 

A Recap of The Differences

Remember, the BOV450XL is not a convection oven and it’s the smallest of Breville’s smart ovens. But it will still toast 4 slices of bread at a time. And even though it’s smaller, an 11 inch pizza will fit nicely.

 

Breville BOV450XL Owner Reviews

Owners of Breville’s mini smart oven are as just as enthusiastic about it as owners of the two larger smart ovens.  Click here to read some of the over 1,700 reviews of the BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven on Amazon.Com (rated 4.5 out of 5 stars).

BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven Features

Here’s an overview of the features of the The BOV450XL, The Mini Smart Oven®

BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven Features

 

a.  Easy-clean, stainless steel housing with ribbed plate warming tray
b.  Non-Stick Interior with 3 rack positions
c.  11” pizza, 4-slice toast capacity (0.45 cu ft. interior)
d.  Tempered glass door
e.  4 quartz elements with Element IQ and 1800 watts of power for smart cooking
f.  Function dial with 8 pre-set cooking functions: bake, broil, roast, cookies, reheat, pizza, bagel, toast
g.  Back-lit easy-read LCD that calculates the correct the time and temperature, illuminating orange during preheating and cooking and blue once the cycle is complete
h.  “A little bit more” button to let you extend the cooking time just enough to get the perfect result
i.  Easily removable pull-out crumb tray  

Click here if this is the Breville Toaster Oven that you want. 

I sincerely believe that these three Breville toaster ovens are the best, and you won’t find a better price for them than on Amazon.Com.

 

Just So You Know: Smart Oven® is a registered TradeMark of Breville.  I am not affiliated with Breville, nor am I compensated to review or promote the Breville Smart Toaster Ovens.


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