You'll use this so often you'll have to go on a diet
The oven has a reasonable size capacity for a small oven. Importantly it holds its temperature really really well (better than any oven I have ever had). Its so easy to use that even a novice cook can use it. I've never been able to produce pastry this good before. I've done everything from a small roast, cheese on toast, lemon meringue pie, grilled vegetables, slow cook lamb shanks, and I even tried the toast function. It will also take most of your existing bakeware so you don't need to buy a lot of accessories. Only warning is that the do...or handle can get warm so I keep oven gloves close to it. I actually enjoy cooking now. Get one of these and release you inner chef. Some other reviewers have noted that the fan conks out after some time but I have not had mine long enough to experience that fault.
Almost a perfect appliance - let down by a faulty fan
Purchased the BOV845 almost 4 years ago and love it. Recommended to 4 other members of the family who have now also purchased the same unit. The appliance is very intuitive and easy to use and so convenient. It comes with a good array of accessories including grilling tray/drip pan, pizza tray, toasting rack etc. For a single person or a couple it's a lot more efficient than having to heat up a full size oven to cook a small meal. Also very useful as a second oven for cooking another dish when roasting something in our main full size oven. Also...great for reheating meals, cooking frozen meals, and of course to use as a toaster. It allows you to toast up to 6 slices simultaneously and cooks evenly. Unfortunately, despite taking extreme care of the unit (our oven looks almost brand new - cleaned inside and out at least once a month) the convection fan stopped working recently which seems to be a common problem and doesn't appear to be a replaceable part. One would hope a fan would last more than 4 years. Hopefully Breville will (or have already) address this issue in newer models of this what would other wise be a brilliant and handy appliance.
Disappointing at the price
This benchtop electric oven has 5 bar elements, three at the top and two at the bottom. I have never seen the middle top element turn on. It's impossible to know if it was DOA or if this is a feature of the oven's programs, as there is no setting for selecting the elements individually, and the instruction book doesn't say which elements are used for which program.
At any rate, the oven's performance is disappointing. The oven is significantly hotter at the back than at the front, and hotter around the sides than in the middle. I have foun...d that roast vegetables must be rotated around the tray (supplied with the oven) as those in the centre are not cooked. Even at the edges they become dried out but never crisp. I have found that cakes rise quickly and unevenly but don't always cook adequately in their centre. Let me add that I have been cooking with electric ovens including convection ovens for nearly 40 years and know what they are supposed to do. I don't recommend this oven.
Great little oven, but......
Nice little oven and very versatile.
Reason for 2* is that the fan makes a horrible noise.
Have a friend with the same oven and he has also a very noisy fan in his oven.
Oven is about 2 years old and the noise started just outside warranty period.
It is a pity because it is very versatile oven, but very annoying when we need fan forced cooking/baking.
Purchased for A$399.00.
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Feature packed bench top oven.
I needed an oven for everything because my rental has an electric stove, standard basic design except for some reason mine has the element in the TOP of the oven! No fan, just the electric element. This means most things burn on top, well before being cooked no matter where I placed the shelf.
Being on my own I decided to invest in a bench oven . I did have another brand which has steam and convection but returned it when steam stopped working. Many positive reviews of this oven and my research led me to purchase it.
I do a lot of baking and t...
I PURCHASED FOR $299.00 ON TVSN pus there were free gifts digital scales and coffee and spice grinder. My first cook was a 2.3kg chicken very happy. It does everything of a large oven/grill/toaster brilliant. I have a big 6 burner gas stove huge oven so I have not used my normal oven since I bought this about 4 weeks ago. It is around the size of the average microwave. So quick and easy. Beauty of tvsn it is a 30 day money back guarantee but this baby is staying on my bench. Teriyaki salmon recipe yummy!
Smart Little Oven
Love this little oven and now couldn’t live without it! Marvellous for two people and it has very nearly replaced the home’s main oven. The pre settings are great, very easy to operate, even fan forced heat. We even take it in our caravan as light and compact. Cleaning is also easy, just a wipe over after use. Everything from toasting to slow cooking and air frying. Definitely has my tick of approval!
Customer Service Help !!!
I had a query rang Breville on their 1300 number in Melbourne - voice said press 1 to speak with Breville etc.. I pressed 1 waited & was told wrong, please try again, same exercise, hung up. Rang 1300 again same problem. I found an (03) number for them in Melbourne...this number just rang out....I rang the 1300 number again, I wasnt going to try 1 again. I had the option of 1 for Breville!, 2 for Kambrook or Ronson, 3 for a Product I have never heard of so I pressed 3. I was told I am 7th in line & the usual please wait you are important to us ...blah blah blah. I waited & waited & waited - I was kept upto date with where I was in the Queue, I remained Number 7 for 12 minutes & hung up, in ....... at the non existent Help Line.I don’t think HO Breville in USA would be impressed at the way Australian customers are treated by their Agent !!!
Bought this oven around 6 months ago and I've been using it ever since. Overall I am satisfied with my purchase. It has several preset functions and sits comfortably between the not-too-small and not-too-big category.
Because of the compactness, it had an effect on the electricity bill. You won't see a large effect unless you use it as your daily driver for cooking but I did notice a difference. Size and efficiency in heating elements do make a difference.
The build and material feel solid which I was pleasantly surprised with considering the...price that I paid for it. Typically the more plastic there is, the less durable the product is(but obviously cheaper). I think this hits the right balance. I am interested in seeing how long the display holds up though. My one complaint would be that you cannot control the heating rods(upper and lower) individually to turn off the lower side when you want to add a bit of crispness on the surface of your bake. But not a deal breaker because I couldn't find something like this on the market within my price range. I improvise and use multiple functions while changing the position of the tray to similar effect.
Excellent quality product for the price, cooks great!
Very impressed with this oven so far after two weeks, cooks amazing for a little thing & fits in our small kitchen space perfectly, recommend highly to anybody in the market looking for something like this. Works far better than our Euromaid 54cm oven which ended up blowing & having multiple issues ...
Great little oven
I purchased my Breville smart oven Pro BOV800 on 9 February 2011 and it has not given me a moments trouble until now 1 April 2019. It has been used just about every single day sometimes two or three times a day... It still goes but the convection fan has become very noisy and sounds loose so its time to get a new one or would be good if I can find someone to fix it... its been a great little oven.
Purchased in February 2011 for A$300.00.
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Our 900mm wall oven packed it in and we weren't keen on paying a minimum $1100 to replace. We researched bench top ovens extensively and this one was highly rated time and time again.
About the size of a medium size microwave. Heats up real fast, clear digital display, easy to clean, looks very smart. Light and easy to move I'm guessing this unit will save heaps of electricity due to the small area to heat up. We haven't cooked a roast in it yet but judging how well it bakes and grills it should be a breeze. We have only had it a few weeks but Wow - best appliance we have bought in a long time. We are in no hurry to replace our larger oven.
You won't be disappointed.
Fantastic oven. Fan has short life.
Most useful appliance in kitchen. Used almost everyday to cook everything. Love it. But, the fan lasted 2 years only, so can't use as fan force oven now. Very disappointing as this oven is not cheap. I notice this is a common issue, so not sure if I would replace.
Purchased in January 2017 for A$300.00.
Brilliant, haven't used regular oven in a year now
Just a magical little unit, and don't use anything else now. Mum bought herself one on my recommendation and absolutely loves it too. Mum had an issue with it cutting out when it reached its temperature and when she contacted Breville, they just swapped it straight over with no fuss.
Wow, I'm Impressed!
This is a very fancy oven - fancier than any regular oven I've used. I've only had it for a week and it is excellent so far - will update after a months use and I've baked a cake in it. I was worried about the power usage, as we have limited power here (it says 2400w) but most settings use far less than that - I think it's only the grill function that used the max power.
So much better than a full size oven
It uses less power, heats up quicker, cooks far more uniformly and is super easy to use
I had a Sunbeam before this which only lasted just outside the warranty period of 1 year. This one has been going strong for 2 years of daily use - but the fan died yesterday, just outside the 2 year warranty
JB HiFi wen't much help, as it was outside the 2 years, so I was forced to buy another one at $299 from Good Guys
I still believe it's better value than the competitors and ultimately cheaper than a wall unit of the same quality, but I was hoping to get a little longer out of it
We bought our first oven and it lasted about 4 months. We turned it off one night and when we turned it on again it wouldn't work at all. We returned it to the store and they replaced it with a new one, next one lasted 2weeks after guarantee, fan stopped working, still using it without fan.
great smart oven
Would recommend this oven to anyone, does just what a normal oven does and easy to clean.
You can cook almost everything in it, and cooks to perfection. It is in pride of place on my counter to show everyone.
This is my 2nd one had problems with toaster with the 1st one and Breville replaced it with a new oven straight away.
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Super-fast preheat time, appears to bake very evenly - so far have cooked chicken twice and both times it came up trumps. Good range of trays included with it.Big fan of the LED timer and temperature control via knob, an even bigger fan of the internal light now included.
Quite loud beeps that can't be turned down in volume (it's the same with the Breville microwave), a small gripe and has nothing to do with it's cooking abilities
Questions & Answers
My smart air fryer oven is not able to go above 250 degrees. what has happened?
How long is the warranty on this oven please
Two years. (Note: If available from your retailer, do yourself a favor and get an extended warranty also). As many have attested whilst this is a brilliant appliance it does appear to have systemic problem with the convection fan.
Thank You, now I have to find the receipt. Checked visa so is within the 2 years. It's the convection fan, sounds like a jet taking off.
If you've got your VISA statement try taking it back to the retailer and see if they'll honor it based on what you've got. They may even be able to track it down for you on their own computerized system. No harm in trying.
Yep the fan gets vert noisy, then after a while ours just stopped altogether.
Funnily enough if I give it a good whack with my fist on the top of the oven right above the fan a couple of times the fan starts spinning again - sometimes for 5 minutes sometimes for a couple of days. Go figure. LOL. Good luck.
Have had our BOV845 for just under 4 years and has operated perfectly during that time. Being a mature couple we use it for 90% of our baking, roasting, grilling and toasting needs and it gets used pretty much on a daily basis. We take very good care of the unit making sure it is cleaned both inside AND out at least every 4 weeks and still looks in near brand new condition. Unfortunately like many other reports here, last week our ovens convection fan stopped working which is VERY disappointing. Still deciding whether to live with having no fan capabilities, to purchase a new unit or to try a completely different brand. Wondering weather the Breville have addressed the obvious issue with problem with the internal fan in their more recent model?
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