Breville BOV650XL Smart Oven is the smaller model of the BOV800XL oven-toaster by Breville. Most of the features remain the same for both appliances except the fact that BOV650XL has a smaller compartment. It does fit for 12-inch pizza but for baking your own bread, the space might not be sufficient. Accessories included are also fewer if compared to its larger counterparts.
Specifically, it only comes with baking pan and broil rack. We’re going to lay out a review compiled from many users’ opinion in this article. So, if you really want to know if Breville BOV650XL Smart Oven is worth the $180 investment, follow us to the end of the post.
- Element IQ technology delivers smart cooking experience
- Energy efficient with each heating elements can be controlled separately
- 8 preset cooking functions
- Option for saving your personal preferences
- Too small even for regular size pie
- Longer cooking time without convection included
As we pointed out above, you should not expect this model to bake some large food. The exact dimensions of the unit are 14.2 x 16.5 x 10 inches. With that small figure, you’ll find it difficult to bake a small pie or regular size bread. However, for a couple of small cute muffin and cookies, it’s kind of hard to find other handier appliance than this one.
Another thing you should know about Breville BOV650XL Smart Oven is that it does not come with convection as its larger counterpart. This can result in longer cooking time. Still, with the Element IQ smart technology, it’ll guarantee accurate and precise cooking without getting you into much trouble.
Breville BOV650XL Smart Oven Hot Features
Apparently, the Element IQ has become the hallmark of Breville ovens. This technology makes most ovens by Breville very user friendly. Users will find it convenient to bake some foods without adjusting the temperature and timer, thanks to the 8 preset cooking functions. You can now define how the oven will cook the food you place inside simply by turning the knob to the desired function.
The functions include: Cookies, Bake, Roast, Pizza, Bagel, Toast, Broil and Reheat. Each of those functions will set the oven at the appropriate temperature and timer that are based on professionals’ advice. However, in case you need to set the temperature 30 degrees higher when you’re baking some muffin, for example, you can still do it manually. In addition, there is another smart feature packed with Breville BOV650XL Smart Oven that allows you to save the changes you’ve just made.
Energy efficient & Easy Cleaning
The Element IQ technology does not only offer users with easy control and adjustment over the timer and temperature but also it makes sure that the appliance consumes as less energy as possible. Whenever you set the oven to a particular function, the Element IQ will adjust the 5 heating elements differently. For example, when you’re broiling an eggplant or zucchini, the heat will be focused at the most top area. Moreover, with the slide-out crumb tray, the cleaning for Breville BOV650XL Smart Oven is a breeze. It’s completely different from the traditional cheap toaster.
Breville BOV650XL Smart Oven is small in size. Even though the manufacturer claims it can roast 12-inch pizza but practically it’s impossible. However, for small kitchen this model might be handy. Not only does it help save the space but also the easy control panel will take your cooking experience to a brand new level. Currently, Breville BOV650XL Smart Oven is offered for about $180 with on-year limited warranty.
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