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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 September 2020 at Harvey Norman.
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 October 2020 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $399.00.
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 April 2020 at Harvey Norman for $479.00.
Good all around oven
I had been wanting this for ages and decided to bite the bullet during the EOFY sale. It has replaced my toaster oven and bread (popup) toaster. This review is based on a month of nearly daily usage. I've so far tried the following functions: toast, crumpet, roast, grill, airfry, heat, and warm. I haven't tried the bake, slow cook, and pizza functions because I have a full sized oven.
- Easy to read and detailed instruction manual that lists out the differences between the functions
- Small footprint compared to similar desktop small ov...
Purchased in June 2020 at David Jones Online Store for $399.00.
part of the oven peeling
Purchased on April 27, 2020 and used almost daily. We liked it until today (June 10) It started to smoke and smelled like rubber or electrical burning. Paint is peeling off the outside, close to the controls. We are taking it back. I don't want aerosolized toxins in our food.
Purchased in April 2020.
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It does not have thorough explanations of using each program. Very basic, have no idea how to cook a roast in it. When i follow instructions it takes much longer to air fry than i want. Its taken me 40 minutes to air fry calamari after heating oven. Wouldnt recommend this product
Purchased in April 2020 at Appliances Online for $465.00.
Good things come in small packages
Bought this six months ago as a temporary replacement for my regular oven that’s on its way out. It’s done it’s job having cooked roast meat, baked cakes and other snack foods. While it’s done it’s job and certainly filled a void with my cooking needs it does need some improvements. The roof of the oven is extremely difficult to clean. Can’t remove oily splatters off the roof and my light doesn’t switch on when the door is opened. This aside it does crackle my pork really well and it’s great for frozen pizzas and oven cooking small meals. Although it has an airfry option it won’t replace my airfryer.
Purchased at The Good Guys for $499.00.
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Pizza in 10 minute's!
I love fried food. I can cook fresh home made pizza in 10 minutes, frozen fries come out crispy, cheesy garlic bread is a breeze! I love all of the functions this little oven has and it's the perfect counter top oven for those smaller meals.
Purchased in January 2020 at The Good Guys Online store for $428.00.
Disappointed with Airfry function
large oven that works ok on most functions but didn't realise that the airflow fan is placed at the side of the oven and not from the top. When airfrying you want the airflow hitting the chips across the whole surface from the top down. I find it more uneven when cooking with the air coming from the side plus the most annoying feature of this is the oven has preheat when you select Airfry. Which adds cooking time and is not how other models seem to work . It feels like Airfry has been added on as an after thought. If you are looking especially for the airfry function I wouldn't recommend
Purchased in September 2019.
Not what we'd hoped
Very well presented compact convection oven with air fry feature we were eagerly looking forward to trying.
Beautifully packaged, and setup is straight forward and intuitive, with the possible exception of the crumb tray. As we religiously followed the set up instructions we got to step 5 which says "insert the crumb tray into the oven". The crumb tray will not fit into the oven … and it was only after many attempts and head scratching that we discovered that the customary "included components" diagram earlier in the manual showed a picture th...at hinted that the crumb tray actually slid UNDER the oven's exterior body. Ahhhhhh!!! There are three different height settings available for the racks in the oven, and markings on the door clearly show the situations in which you would use each. The centre position is probably the one most commonly used, and it has a smart feature which automatically ejects the shelf halfway out when the door is opened. Very handy, and clever thinking. Easily operated door opens downwards with a nice wide handle at the top, which stays fairly cool during cooking. Nice, intuitive black on grey LED display that changes to black on orange in operation … but be warned, the display can be difficult to impossible to read as the viewing angle changes. It is perfectly clear when viewing from above right down to just above eye level. We had selected a great spot for installing the oven in a cutout designed for a large microwave which had the unit at eye level. It is difficult to read at this point, and impossible as you move lower. Our 16 year old daughter had to get a chair so she could operate the oven as the display was useless below eye level. After a period of inactivity the display fades out to just a feint presentation of the settings options. It would have been great if it could perhaps have defaulted off to a clock or something … but this is a minor point. Functions are easily user selectable via the interface - with settings for grill/toast/crumpet/bake/roast/pizza/reheating/air frying and slow cooking. Parameters are then determined by the processor to optimise cooking for the selected mode. The programme suggests a default based upon the mode selected, however the settings can be easily adjusted to allow for more or less heat or greater/lesser portion sizes. We tried crumpet mode first (the rack holds six at a pinch) with reasonable results … however at the end of the cook the oven shut down showing error code EO5. Reference to the manual revealed that this represented a "non resettable issue" that required a service call to Breville. We couldn't quite believe this on the very first use, so we turned off the power at the wall and inspected the oven for any obvious problems. None found. So we plugged it in again and it was fine.
Purchased in May 2019.
Great, on the whole - shame we are America's poor cousin
I was sent this as a part of the Product Ambassador Program, asking me for an honest review.
As the oven comes with no recipes, I started Googling. Everything I found was American or Canadian. Eventually, I did find a pdf file with recipes direct from Breville.
The American version has 13 functions, the Australian only 10, and two of the missing functions would really be handy – proofing and dehydrating. (the third missing function is "cookies", bagels changed to crumpets and broil changed to grill) I was really excited about the proofing fu...
Purchased in May 2019.
It's a Cracka!
Since switching on this oven for the first time, I haven't needed to use my regular oven. And that's awesome because the Breville heats up faster, distributes heat better and utilises settings that make preparing food so simple.
For instance: say you want to toast something. Dial it to 'TOAST', put the rack in the 'TOAST' position, press 'START' and you'll get great results. It just works every time.
Toasted chicken and cheese sandwich? Perfect.
Roasted potatoes? Perfect.
Pork ribs? Perfect.
Air fried chips? Not perfect - 8.5/10.
Air fried crumbed prawn cutlets? Perfect....
Purchased in April 2019.
It's Not Just Smart... It's Brilliant!
I was more than sceptical, thinking it would never live up to the promises made on the Breville product video. How could a standalone appliance of that size possibly be a serious contender to the new Bosch oven I had recently purchased for 3 times the price?
Well, I’ve had to eat my words. Don’t let appearances fool you, the Breville Smart Oven Air Fry is not just smart; it’s bloody brilliant. The marketing blurb from Breville refers to an ELEMENT iQ SYSTEM with smart algorithms that direct power and heat depending on the function selected – t...o be honest I don’t understand any of it but whatever they’ve done – it really works. With 10 cooking functions, it’s the most versatile appliance I’ve ever used and I’ve used it to grill vegetables, bake a cake, roast a large chicken with vegetables for 4, cook a pizza and I’ve even used the airfry function with my own fried chicken recipe along with chips. All with perfect results. It’s simple to use, easy to clean and the pre-heat function takes the guess work out of cooking a meal so your free to do other things; confident of the necessary cooking time. It comes with all the accessories you need, although I do recommend buying the cutting board designed to go on the top. If your kitchen is like mine, bench top space is in short supply and the cutting board is a practical and clever solution to the challenge of adding a new kitchen appliance.
Purchased in May 2019 at Breville.
Questions & Answers
Can I use baking paper to line the air fryer basket in the Breville 860 smart oven to minimise drip onto the elements which are apparently difficult to clean? If the extra airfryer baskets become available in NZ again, can I successfully use 2 at once with the air fry function? Like many other members, I obviously would have preferred to purchase the larger 900 model. Can’t understand why Breville could not offer it to their AU/NZ customers. We don’t have smaller families than in the US!
I heard that the AU version does not have the dehydration function, can anyone confirm this?
Hi team I am considering purchasing a Breville Smart Oven but I have not been able to find out if it is possible to install it into my caravan using the space I have for my microwave. I am concerned that it might need more breathing space around it. Could please advise me if it possible to safety install it in my van. Many thanks. Cheers Gayle
It is the same size as a micro wave and will fit in a caravan but don’t waste your money I sent emails and pictures of my air fryer with a question of how to clean it , it is a nightmare to clean and after several times asking I got a very sarcastic email try using a scourer and soap and water :/ I will never buy a breville product again Customer service sucks
|Category||Benchtop / Toaster Ovens and Air Fryers|
|Dimensions||480 x 403 x 278 mm|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
|Colour / Finish||Brushed Stainless Steel or Black|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||No|
|Dimensions||480 x 403 x 278 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2019|
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- GTIN13: 9312432018807
- MPN: BOV860BSS and BOV860BTR
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