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A good oven we use almost every day.
We bought this oven a year ago to use it for most of our daily baking / cooking and warming of food. Very convenient, it reaches the temperature very quickly although not as soon as it rings, as I placed a thermometer inside to check the actual internal temperature. Real temperature takes longer to be reached than indicated so I leave it longer to warm up. Once temp is reached it holds it very well as it has a double glass window, so it doesn't loose too much heat through its body. It also has a bottom tray/drawer that you can easily remove to clean. Overall it is a good oven but a bit pricey for what it is, but still recommended.
Purchased in at The Good Guys for $399.
Perfect for lazy day cooking
I gifted my boyfriend this Breville Smart Oven Airfryer and he loved it so much. You can literally do anything on it. If you are living in a flat this is a very compact and efficient appliance you can have. Roast, bake, re-heart, slow cook, GRILL, and so much more! Very easy to clean to ,just pop it in the washer! Very happy with it!
Purchased in for $480.
Worst design possible for an air fryer
If you ever air fry something that splatters you might as well throw this in the bin ... completely im possible to clean .. i have breville everything and love the brand ( well not any more after their response) but this product is a disaster... too many internal parts that can't be cleaned
Purchased in at The Good Guys for $444.
Great for small families or couples
This is my third oven in this series over the past 9 years, that might not sound too good however this is the only oven we use including for toasting etc. The prior units still functioned but were becoming a little temperamental at times regarding the on / off button and error messages, since the newer models have better features (see other reviews for older ones) we decided to upgrade as necessary. This is slightly smaller than the prior ovens BOV800 and BOV845 (not as deep) but still big enough for most jobs, I decided to upgrade for the air ...fry option instead of buying a separate air fryer. For this function it has performed perfectly and many foods are coming out so much nicer than if just baked in the old models with no additional oils. It comes with a pizza tray, roasting pan with lift out grille, air fry basket and toasting rack. The toasting rack is designed to partially pull out when opening the door in the centre rack position by way of a magnet inside the door but noticed the air fry rack will not do this in it's designated upper position and that's an oversight in my book as all that's required is another magnet placed higher up in the door (penny pinching Breville?) There are rack height guides on the door to assist you in getting things right however I find sometimes it's best to experiment for perfect results. One other issue is the tension spring that holds the door closed, on both prior models this failed and I had to replace it, this spring is just too thin gauge wise and so it just failed prematurely, they need to address this as not everyone would be game to replace it but likely send it back or just replace the unit so for a 50 Cent spring thats not acceptable Breville! There is a pull out crumb tray which is fairly easy to clean however I suggest you line it with alfoil and then slide it back in, makes cleaning much easier! It has an all over stainless steel finish however beware as the top can become very hot so suggest you also buy the bamboo cutting board that fits snugly on top, this also helps to transfer hot items direct to a table. Other positives are it has a very bright internal light, it has a small benchtop footprint and has many settings for just about any cooking function. I do not even use my underbench oven except to store cooking pans etc. It is expensive at first glance however the ease of use, features, convenience and likely savings in power over a full sized oven may make this an option for many.
Purchased in at JB Hifi Home for $349.
Handy little oven, Air Fryer is just an added bonus, not main feature
This BOV860 oven replaced my blown up BOV845. Thankfully the old oven still had 1 month warranty left so I just paid the difference. (Great service from Bing Lee by the way, no fuss easy replacement)
The difference between the 2 models is the Air Fryer feature which all they've done is replace the same fan-forced oven blade with a faster one, otherwise its practically the same thing but $150 more.
After testing the Air Fryer feature I did notice that steam would rush out of the unit faster compared to standard oven feature so it does appear t...o be functional. This saves some space in the kitchen as I don't need an extra Air fryer now. It doesn't however have any oil catch so it leaves more mess inside the unit, after all, this is primarily an oven, not an Air fryer. Apart from that, the primary reason for my purchase is for toasting, baking and grilling. Thanks to its smaller footprint, it pre-heats quicker than a large oven, great for making quick snacks for the kids. If you're purchasing this unit solely for its Air Fryer, I'd recommend that you just purchase a dedicated Air Fryer.
Purchased in at Bing Lee.
Air frying is a useful addition, but hard to keep clean.
I switched from using the Breville Smart Toast, to using the Smart Oven Air Fryer. At the time of the switch we had not been doing that much conventional toasting, and I thought any inefficiency of toaster oven over a simpler toaster would be more than offset by improved flexibility.
We use the air frying quite a lot, and it works well but the oven is not easy to clean afterwards. Overall the product has worked as described so far and proved useful, with the biggest limitation being the difficult in keeping the oven clean. It is extremely hard...to clean the 'crumb tray', and other surfaces are much harder to clean than a regular oven, or our combination microwave oven, which as a result gets used far more often as an oven or grill than this Smart Oven. Overall the pluses I can see are: -Very flexible product with a wide range of cooking options. -Air fry is useful. -Radiant heating and toasting works well. Minuses:
All the positive reviews helped make my decision to purchase. Reheat function on main meals heats edges and cold in the middle - rice dries out and is cold. crumpet cooked around edge.
want a refund.
Purchased in at Bing Lee Online store for $469.
The almost perfect answer to the under worktop oven
This will be my third Breville Smart Oven. My first, a BOV845 I bought in 2015 and it worked well apart from in the end, the fan assist feature failed. Apparently this was a common problem on this earlier oven. I'd had the oven about 4 years and used it very heavily so not too bad. I decided to purchase a new one, staying with Breville but an updated model, the BOV860 with stainless steel finish. I've been using this until moving into my new home a few weeks ago. It's been faultless in operation for the last couple of years. The only reason I'm...replacing it now with another BOV860, is because I fancied the black finish which aesthetically suits my kitchen better. These ovens really are ideal. Since I've had a Breville Smart Oven, I never use the built in oven. These are smaller internally so heat up quicker and are far more efficient to use. I use it regularly to cook pizza, roast veggies or simple tasks such as making cheese on toast. They are fully featured and offer great control over whatever you're cooking. Roasting veggies using the air fryer feature is a breeze and they cook perfectly. I can't really think of anything negative to say about the product apart from maybe the cleaning after using the air fryer. This is the reason I've chosen a similar oven again from Breville. Overall, very happy.
Purchased in at Bing Lee Online store for $479.
It caught fire
I have been using this for over a year , when it works its great but very hard to clean .I was using the air fryer and my son smelt smoke i went into the kitchen to find it was on fire with smoke pouring out of the back. I have been in contact about a refund and was asked to send proof of purchase and photos , i have done this but as yet no response that was 2 months ago
Purchased in at Myer for $449.
Nice, but misrepresented Aussie functions
Nice, but ripped off by AU specs. No proofing or dehydrating in Aussie unit & like others here - I thought I did my research. Love the black colour, easy to operate and cooks a charm.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman.
Worst appliance I have ever bought
The air fryer is impossible to clean it has a sticky substance on the bottom which won’t come off it looks like it hasn’t been cleaned in months but is only a few weeks old
Purchased in at Harvey Norman.
Do yourself a favour
My brother has this unit and, while it is good, I purchased the Cuisinart Combi steam/convection oven instead and I am glad I did. It was cheaper and does a lot more than the Breville. It doesn't airfry but I also bought a small inexpensive airfryer
Purchased at Myer for $499.
This pocket rocket is awesome
Just bought this little unit and have tried out a few functions already. So far so good. Its easy to set up and use with a pre set buttons for most things. We tried out the chip mesh tray and it was great. Chips were crispy but not too dry and nice that they weren't oily. Chicken strip's were also delicious in the air fryer. Crispy on the outside and juicy and moist inside. I will update more functions as I use them.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $399.
I use it so much more than expected.
I originally bought this to act as a "sort of" proofing oven but find myself using it often for many other things. I love the air-fryer for potato wedges - thanks for nothing Breville - but it toasts gluten free bread really well, grills very gently, and even fits my 26cm casserole pot. It's an excellent addition to my kitchen freeing up space in the built in 90cm oven for larger items and also quicker to heat for smaller jobs
Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $479.
Breville Smart Oven Fryer a definite winner in our household, work place and farm.
I have three of the original Breville Smart Ovens, at home, at work and at the farm. I recently upgrade to the Smart Oven Air Fryer. A great appliance that can just about cook anything. A bit small for the large family roast. I cook the vegetables in the Smart Oven and Meat or Chicken in the Smart Oven Air Fryer. My Sister and Brother have purchased the Smart Oven Air Fryer for their kitchens. No need for the gas oven.
Purchased in for $480.
Questions & Answers
Convection button? If I have it on should the fan run ?
Yes the fan run when convection button is on, you will hear the sound.
Can a silicone liner be used in the Breville air fryer
I am considering purchasing one of these but have been told that when air frying potato chips it is very noisy. Could you tell me if this is correct, please
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- Comes with 10 pre-set cooking functions, which are: toast, crumpet, bake, grill, roast, air fry, pizza, slow cook, re-heat and warm.
- A large 22-litre capacity allows you to toast 6 slices of toast, cook a 30-cm pizza, roast a chicken, or place a 9-cup muffin tray inside the Smart Oven.
- Uses Breville’s trademarked Element iQ system ‘super convection’ method. This maximises airflow and directs power to where it’s needed, for more even cooking and a crispy exterior on foods.
- A brushed stainless steel body features a durable construction.
- Comes with the following accessories: an air fry basket, enamel roasting pan, 30cm non-stick pizza pan, wire rack and grilling rack.
Points of praise
- The majority of reviewers were happy with the performance of their Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer. Reviewers shared that it cooked roasts, grills and air fries food really well - including French fries and wedges, roast potatoes, roast meat, pizza, garlic bread, and muffins.
- Food is crispy on the outside and soft on the outside.
- The 22-litre capacity is spacious, allowing home chefs to cook large batches of food (barring, perhaps, a large family roast).
- The Smart Oven is quick to heat up, and is more efficient than larger ovens in this way.
Points to consider
- Some reviewers found that this Breville Smart Oven was difficult to clean.
|Category||Benchtop / Toaster Ovens and Air Fryers|
|Dimensions||480 x 403 x 278 mm|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||No|
|Dimensions||480 x 403 x 278 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
|Colour / Finish||Brushed Stainless Steel or Black|
- GTIN13: 9312432018807
- MPN: BOV860BSS and BOV860BTR
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