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Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven with Element IQ

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Attribute BOV450XL: Mini Smart Oven BOV650XL: Compact Smart Oven BOV800XL: Smart Oven Dimensions 16x13x9 inches 16.5×15.5×10.25 inches 18.5×16.25×11.25 inches Capacity 11 inch pizza, 4 toast slices 12 inch pizza, 4 toast slices 13 inch pizza, 6 toast slices Element IQ? Yes Yes Yes Wattage 1800 1800 1800 Heating Elements 4 (quartz)

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Attribute BOV450XL: Mini Smart Oven BOV650XL: Compact Smart Oven BOV800XL: Smart Oven Dimensions 16x13x9 inches 16.5×15.5×10.25 inches 18.5×16.25×11.25 inches Capacity 11 inch pizza, 4 toast slices 12 inch pizza, 4 toast slices 13 inch pizza, 6 toast slices Element IQ? Yes Yes Yes Wattage 1800 1800 1800 Heating Elements 4 (quartz) 4 (quartz) 5 (quartz) Convection No No Yes Pre-set functions 8 8 9 Accessories Baking pan Baking pan, broil rack Baking pan, broil rack, pizza pan Compare Breville’s Smart Ovens

Why the Breville Mini Smart Oven?

Every Breville product begins with a simple moment of brilliance. The Breville Smart Oven began with the simple fact that different foods require different methods of heating: some, like baked goods, need to be cooked evenly; others, like meats, need to be seared on top. Most toaster ovens fail to distribute heat in a consistent way throughout their interiors, let alone change heat distribution to suit the different foods being prepared. This is how the Breville Smart Oven stands apart: whatever the food, it adjusts its heat distribution for perfect results.

Toast SettingsBake Settings For toast, high heat from top and bottom evenly crisps the outside of toast but doesn’t dry out the inside (left diagram), while for baking 1500W are distributed among four elements for gentle heat and even cooking (right diagram)

Smarter, better, faster, more efficient than your average toaster oven

Element IQ Variable Power Distribution

The Mini Smart Oven is equipped with Element IQ cooking technology, which adjusts the power of four individual quartz heating elements to cook food more evenly and quickly. This sophisticated heating system distributes heat throughout the oven when and where it is needed, to guarantee more efficient cooking. Eight different menu options allow users to choose the best setting for the food they are cooking. In addition to dynamically distributing heat to different areas, the Mini Smart Oven can adjust the wattage of its heating elements for even more cooking flexibility. Most ovens have elements with fixed wattage that can only switch between ON and OFF, but Element IQ functions much like a dimmer on a light switch, increasing or decreasing element power with a simple turn of the knob.

For example, toast needs to be cooked evenly on both sides without drying out the inside, so the Mini Smart Oven uses high radiated heat from above and below (1800W distributed between the four elements) to crisp the outside quickly.

On the other hand, baking needs more gentle, even heat that will cook the inside of the baked goods without toughening the outer crust, so the Mini Smart Oven uses 1500W distributed over the top and bottom elements.

Each of eight functions (bake, broil, roast, cookies, reheat, pizza, bagel, and toast) is preset with recommended settings, taking the guesswork out of cooking. However, each can be customized according to recipe, volume of food, or personal taste. Customized settings will remain in the memory of the oven until changed or until the oven is unplugged from the wall outlet, streamlining your cooking process.

The little oven that can

Small but powerful, the Breville Mini Smart Oven has many of the same features as the larger Breville Smart Ovens, but requires less counter space and and less-preheat time to accomplish the same tasks. Ideal for snack foods or small servings, the Mini Smart Oven can be used on its own or to supplement a traditional wall oven.

Designed with the consumer in mind

The Mini Smart Oven is carefully constructed from the most durable materials. Attractively housed in reinforced stainless steel, it is a striking addition to any kitchen. The heating elements are composed of quartz, rather than the metal elements found in other toaster ovens. Quartz responds more quickly to heat change, which results in more even heating throughout the oven. The interior is coated with a non-stick material that can safely withstand high temperatures, making cleanup easier. A crumb/drip tray that is accessible from the front of the oven (rather than the back, like many other toasters) also makes it easier to clean between cooking sessions.

Breville BOV450XL diagram with features Click on image to view larger Product Features

Easy-clean, stainless steel housing with ribbed plate warming tray Non-Stick Interior with 3 rack positions 11” pizza, 4-slice toast capacity (0.45 cu ft. interior) Tempered glass door 4 quartz elements with Element IQ and 1800 watts of power for smart cooking Function dial with 8 pre-set cooking functions: bake, broil, roast, cookies, reheat, pizza, bagel, toast 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 “A little bit more” lets you extend the cooking time just enough to get the perfect result Easily removable pull-out crumb tray

Product Features

  • 4 Quartz 1800 Watt Elements with Element IQ Technology
  • Function dial with 8 pre-set cooking functions
  • This is not an under the cabinet toaster oven – it needs some clearance on top due to the product producing heat
  • 4-Slice capacity, 11″ pizza, 0.45 cu ft. interior with 3 rack positions, pull-out crumb tray and auto shut off
  • Powder coated steel housing and Non-stick interior cavity coating. External Dimensions: 15.5″ (L) x 14″ (W) x 8.75″ (H) ; Internal cooking area 11″ (L) x 10″ (W) x 4″ (H)
  • Powder coated steel housing and Non-stick interior cavity coating

Comments

CA reader says:

Five plus stars except for buzzer When our trusty, cheap, Black and Decker toaster oven started spewing smoke out of its side, we began a quest for something that would fit on our cramped counter. There were few choices garnering any consistently high reviews so we opted for a new Breville product hoping that the price would somehow be justified. And it IS! 

SavedByGrace says:

Had almost a year now… We have had this for about 9 months now and have been very happy with it! We’ve had no issues, clean up is a breeze and it’s simple enough that my two daughters (8 and 11) can both use it with no issues. The pan that came with it is fine but I bought a set of pans separately that I like much better that included a sheet tray, rack, muffin pan, pizza stone, and roasting pan. We have toasted, baked, reheated, broiled and roasted all with great success. I love not having to run the “big…

Nobody says:

Excellent for many reasons discussed in my review I was a bit disappointed when I opened the box, pulled out the oven, and saw a black mark on the left side of the oven. I suspect it was a spot where the power cord rubbed against the side during shipping. I was able to wash much of the darkness off, but a faint line remains. Check out the photo I posted and look for the dark perpendicular line in the middle. I’m already over it but wanted to warn you just in case it’s a deal breaker for you. Ignore the other colors in the photo. Those are just…

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