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Breville BOV800XL - A Really Expensive Way to Make Toast

Breville BOV800XL – A Really Expensive Way to Make Toast

The Breville BOV800XL The Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ (its long name, obviously) retails for almost $300. Who would pay this amount of money to make toast when you can pick up a toaster for $10 at Walmart?

If you’re just looking for a toaster, then by all means, just go buy a cheap toaster. However, if you’re looking to replace your big kitchen oven for 99% of your cooking with something more energy efficient that probably has more bells and whistles than your conventional oven, then the Breville BOV800XL is one appliance you should check out. Why?

You’re Going to Save Money

The Breville BOV800XL is the most energy efficient countertop oven around. This means if you use this oven instead of your conventional oven most of the time, your power bills will go down. One reason is because of the smaller space. While you can still bake a 13″ pizza in the Breville BOV800XL, you’re only heating up a fraction of the area you would in a normal oven.

The second power saving feature is Element IQ. This is a fancy way of saying that the heat goes only where it’s needed inside the oven. The 5 separate heating elements only heat up as needed, depending on what you’re cooking at the time, working kind of like a dimmer switch on a light fixture. This means your cookies will come out perfectly, and you’ve saved a few dollars on your electric bill.

The third power saving feature is convection. You may not be familiar with how convection works in an oven, but you’ve probably heard the term. Convection ovens circulate heat using fans, meaning the heat is more evenly dispersed, so the heating elements don’t need to work as hard to warm the food. This is similar to putting a fan in front of your air conditioner at home. Convection gives the heat a little push and keeps it circulating, so power is used from the existing heat without the oven having to crank out more.

You’ll Use it for Everything

Okay, maybe you won’t use it for everything, but I bet you’ll use it for most things you cook once you get in the habit. The only thing you can’t use it for is really large items, like a big Thanksgiving turkey, but who makes that every day?

The Breville BOV800XL is one versatile appliance. You’ll find it cooks a roast just as well as it bakes brownies. This oven has nine preset functions to bake, broil, roast, make bagels, pizza, cookies, warm or reheat your food. Oh yeah, and it also makes really great toast.

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Payal Dwivedi