Cooking with a toaster oven is a great way to speed up the process and reduce your time in the kitchen preparing home cooked meals. Most people think these are just good for toast, but they couldn’t be more wrong. A high quality oven will allow you to not only cook but also bake, roast, broil, reheat and more. The Breville BOV650XL is the company’s mid priced countertop oven that aims to fit the bill with both its features and its size. While it is not as highly rated as the BOV800XL or the BOV450XL in most toaster oven reviews, the BOV650XL is usually ranked in the top 10. If you are looking to reduce your use of your full sized oven and save a little time and money in the process, then this is what your kitchen has been missing.
Countertop Oven Features
8 Settings With 1800 Watts of Power
The Breville BOV650XL Toaster Oven features a handy 8 pre-set function, and it has enough power to cook larger meals such as whole chickens. The “Element IQ” technology that controls the heating elements will automatically adjust the power that is needed. If you would like to customize any of the presets the oven will remember the changes the next time you use it.
Stainless Steel & Non-Stick Materials
This toaster oven is entirely constructed by stainless steel, which not only makes it very sturdy but also gives it a modern, great look on any countertop. Stainless steel is also good at repelling fingerprints and smudges, which means that you do not have to keep cleaning it immediately after you have used it. The interior is made with nonstick materials, which is why it is pretty easy to clean on the inside than any other models out there.
Blue LCD screen
You will find a small LCD screen on this unit, which is a little basic if compared to the previous Breville models. This makes it easy to use than any other toaster oven you have come across. The LCD shows the selected cooking temperature during cooking. The background of the display is blue when off, and turns orange during cooking. You may ignore this feature but trust me, if you own one of these toasters, then you will find it a great feature because it’s what will guide you whether the cooking is done or not when you are far away from it.
Removable Crumb Tray
The Breville BOV650XL Toaster Oven features crumb tray that is easy to access and clean. You will find the tray at the front, just below the door. This is a unique design because in many models out there, you will have to open the door first to access the tray, but not on this one; you do not need to open the door to remove the tray. The tray is also not flat, it somehow recessed, this means when you pull it out of the machine, the food the tray collected won’t be knocked off the tray.
Defrost and Temperature Conversion Button.
There are several dials and button on this toaster, but what stands out is the frozen food button and the temperature conversion button. The temperature conversion button allows you to change Fahrenheit to Celsius, so if you have the foreign recipe, this toaster will do the conversion for you. The frozen button is completely incredible, and it helps you cook frozen breads, pizza, or the cookie dough by automatically adding the cooking time in your cooking process.
Exterior dimension: 16.5″ (Width) x (15.5″ (Depth) x 10.25″ (Height)
Interior Dimension: 12″ (W) x 12″ (D) x 5″ (H).- This dimension means that you can cook four slices of bread at once and fit 12” inch pizza. If you have 10″ x 10″ baking pan, then it can comfortably fit in this toaster oven. You can even put a small whole chicken on this toaster oven!
- Small footprint so it is ideal even for those with limited space.
- Excellently built and designed making it easy to clean and maintain.
- High-quality accessories which include enamel baking pan and enamel broil rack (10″ x 10″)
- Has an auto shut off
- User-friendly LCD screen and control panels
- Unlike other models that usually have four cooking function, this has 8 pre-set function.
- Expensive although small, which may translate that it of high quality.
- Do not have auto eject features
- No convection features
Breville makes some quality ovens, and the BOV650XL certainly holds its own. All in all, customers rating show that this is an excellent product, from its performance, its sleek design, the pre-setting features, and its durability features. Go to any online store and all you will get is positive reviews, well there are few complaints about the price and the lack of auto eject rack, but with many other incredible features on this unit, it really worth every penny you will spend on it.