Breville Smart Toaster Oven
I love, love, love this oven
Best purchase ever! It preheats so fast, and cook so evenly.
A kitchen essential
We have a Breville oven, next size smaller than the one featured here,it has been 100% reliable, no problems of any kind. We ought ours from another vendor 3 years ago, comparable price to QVC's even tho ours is smaller than the model featured here.
I do think QVC does a disservice by calling it a "toaster oven". This is a convection oven. It bakes perfectly - pies, cakes, casseroles, meat loaf, bread, broils fish, etc. Without heating up the kitchen.
We bought ours as a 'temporary' replacement for our full sized kitchen stove while we dithered about whether to repair the oven on our full sized stove or just replace the whole overpriced unit. The Breville is superior to our (finally replaced) kitchen stove's oven - heats more evenly, more quickly, to the correct temp, does not heat up the kitchen, uses less energy. We rarely use the full sized oven any more.
The only limitation is size. This is perfect for my husband and me. If you have a larger crowd, it might not work as well for you..
Living in Orange County, California - I do not turn on my oven. I do not own a microwave so I use this oven everyday. Vegan cookies come out perfect because the oven remembers the time - so mix and press and done! pies are awesome. Toast is perfect because the oven remembers the time, plus it is gorgeous on the kitchen counter.
LOVE THIS OVEN!!!
My huge double wall unit ovens died and the cost to replace is astronomical. I purchased this and it does everything that Breville claims. It is blessedly silent and cooks very, very evenly. I have cooked roasts, pizza - everything. Love the pans that come with it. I have no complaints and will use it almost daily. Easy to use. I had a Wolfgang Puck one ordered from another TV channel. It was good for a year and then it caught on fire one day. I was glad I was in front of it and so was my husband in the kitchen. We pulled the plug and had to use the extinguisher - don't know what happened, but it went in the trash. Thank you QVC for a great product!
Greatest Purchase I Have Ever Made
I bought this oven several years ago. I have always cooked with gas but my oven was not regulating heat properly and gas prices had gone so high thought this might be a way of saving money. Well I use this oven for everything. It cooks so great we take it camping with us. My daughter brings all of her baked goods over to use my oven when they have bake sales for the school. Everyone who uses it or sees me cook in it wants one. Only have one problem with it and that is I can't cook a big ham or turkey in it but I still give it 5 stars because you just can't beat it for accuracy and durability. Only use my gas oven when I need two ovens during holidays. Saved me lots of money on my gas bill. Would buy it again in a heartbeat just wish it wasn't so expensive.
Only item I own that I would NEVER give away
If a storm came up and I had to evacuate, this would be the first thing I grabbed to put in my van. I do most of my cooking in this rather than the big oven. This, a microwave and a grill are all I need. This one does everything that the big oven does but doesn't heat up the whole house and is much easier to clean. Since my van has an electrical outlet, I can even take it camping. Very convenient,
While I bought this from another distributor I have to sing its praise to other QVC customers! It has been working daily for over two years. Gave up my big stove and oven and use this, a small microwave and two induction burners for all my cooking needs! Keeps my kitchen comfortable. I make my toast, bake almost daily, and occasionally use the convenction fan. While limited in size I find the pans it came with to be very practical. Yes, it takes longer to bake cookies and wont bake two layer cakes at once, but I don't care! I love, love, love it!
Stopped working again
I can't remember when I bought this oven. I looked it up on my account but cant't find it. The first one I bought quit working, luckily before the warranty was done. Breville replaced it right away. But now the second one did the very same thing. It just will not turn on. I loved this oven, but if I'm going to pay this much money for something, I expect it to last longer. I need to go out today for a new toaster oven and it will not be another Breville!!
BEST TOASTER OVEN EVER!!
We bought ours a little cheaper than this, but we just love it...
Toast comes out awesome! !
I made my turkey meatloaf using the broiler pan, and it was nom nom nom delish!!
We had leftover pizza, and we reheated it & it came out BETTER! Than the pizzeria!
Durability a little Iffy
I have had my Breville Smart Toaster Oven for about three years. It was terrific for one year, then the on/off switch got fussy. I have to press it several times, and "just so," before the oven comes on. I can live with that, but now the backlit display is starting to get dim. If I use the same setting most of the time, that's not a problem, but if I want to change, say, from toast to broil, I have a very difficult time determining if I have it on the right setting. Also, the two large knobs must be turned at least a full circle to change by one number setting -- that's always been the case, and I find that odd...... However, I dearly love this oven and have found no fault whatsoever with its cooking performance. I have never baked a chicken in it -- would not want the clean-up -- but I make small batches of cookies and cakes, toast nuts, make great toast and bagels, re-heat pizza, broil, and love it!! I will buy another Breville when this one finally bites the dust. I suggest, however, you consider using a 20 percent off coupon at your local "home" store to buy your Breville, like I did.
No Oven Could Compare
This is the best oven; not the typical toaster oven - nothing typical about it. I never use my regular oven unless I am
using a 9x13 casserole. Since it is just Hubby & me this is really all we need now. I could not be without it. It's perfect!
Could Never Live Without It
I use this every single day. It bakes everything perfectly, and also serves as a great warming station. The top of the oven gets very hot which is a good thing! I put food on top of it to keep it warm. It's a perfect breakfast station. Pancakes can stay warm in a plate on top, along with eggs, while bacon sizzles inside. If mine broke today, I'd be online buying a new one immediately! The round, nonstick pizza pan was pretty much worthless, and I threw it away long ago. The other pans are nice though. It's large enough that many of my casserole dishes will fit inside- not a 9 X 13 though.