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the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer - Brushed Stainless Steel
Description

The Smart Oven Air Fryer powered by our Element iQ system delivers maximum performance and versatility. Smart algorithms replicate the ideal cooking environment for air fry and 10 additional cooking techniques. Higher temperatures and super convection speeds up cooking time with great crispness.

5 Features
  • DEDICATED AIR FRY SETTING: Why buy a stand alone air fryer when the Smart Oven Air Fryer can turn out guilt-free french fries, chicken wings, family favorites and so much more. Higher temperatures combined with super convection (maximized air flow) deliver delicious, crispy golden air fried foods.
  • ELEMENT IQ SYSTEM: Smart algorithms steers power to where and when it’s needed to create the ideal cooking environment, for a range of different cooking techniques. With sensing and digital PID temperature control it eliminates cold spots for precise and even cooking.
  • SUPER VERSATILE: 11 cooking functions to guide you to perfection: Toast 6 slices, Bagel, Broil, Bake, Roast, Warm, Pizza, Air Fry, Reheat, Cookies and Slow Cook for long cook times, at low temperatures.
  • DUAL SPEED CONVECTION: Convection can reduce cooking time by up to 30%. It speeds the cooking process by raising hotter air and sinking colder, less dense air for quicker heating. Super Convection delivers extreme air flow, ideal for Air Fry.
  • LCD DISPLAY: LCD display to easily access the built in smart functionality, choose from 11 smart cooking functions. The LCD also indicates when pre-heat has completed and automatically begins to count down on the cooking time for perfect results.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MarkusKong, 8 out of 10
    Amazing Small Kitchen Appliance w/ One Small Gripe

    Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer

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    Are you tired of having different kitchen appliances all over your kitchen? Taking up unnecessary space and having them only be beneficial for just one task? Well… If you are an individual that loves to cook or knows someone that loves to cook and want to make their time in the kitchen more efficient yet enjoyable; look no further… I present to you the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer. This thing of beauty is constructed of brushed stainless steel and this specific model comes in the color of black truffle. The appearance of this 11 in 1 smart cooking kitchen appliance looks fantastic and premium in my kitchen. Not to mention this kitchen appliance also has an LCD display which gives it an extra “wow” factor. Still not amused? What about an integrated oven light that automatically turns on when your food is done cooking? Or perhaps you want to turn it on randomly to check on your food? Breville has you covered and on top of that the integrated oven light can be replaced just like your regular large oven.

    Looks aren’t everything though here ladies and gentlemen. As mentioned, the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer comes with 11 preset functions: Toast, Bagel, Bake, Roast, Broil, Pizza, Cookies, Air Fry, Warm and Slow Cook! It doesn’t stop there though… The Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer also has a nice range of temperature that you can select from between 120 degrees and 500 degrees fahrenheit. What this means is that with low temperatures you can slow cook or if you prefer you can crank the temperature up and air fry or broil whatever it is you’re cooking. On top of that, you are also equipped with super convection so that the hot air circulates around your food so that it lessens your cooking time and air frys (crisps) your food perfectly. What I thoroughly enjoy is the “smart” feature that Breville implemented into this kitchen appliance. With the Element IQ System built into the unit; it has sensing capabilities to measure temperatures so that it eliminates cold spots which means it leaves your food cooked perfectly inside and out. I had the opportunity to cook everything from frozen cornish hens, frozen dino nuggets, frozen french fries, frozen fish sticks, frozen garlic bread, frozen pizza down to fresh chicken breast, fresh steaks, fresh chicken wings, potatoes, brussel sprouts, bagels, toast, muffins, and cookies. Okay fine… my wife did the muffins and cookies; I’m not a baker. I didn’t once have any problems cooking any of my dishes/food. All the functions did what they were designed to do and my kids loved their frozen foods nice and crispy without the added oil. You’re probably wondering… what about cleaning it? Breville has you covered here for the most part because they’ve made it so that the interior is non-stick! The accessories that came included (except the air frying basket) are all easy to clean. All you need is a little bit of dish soap and an ordinary dish sponge and you’re good to go. My only gripe that I have personally is with the air frying basket. Although it serves its purpose the cleaning can be extremely difficult. Because of the design/material of the basket; whatever sponge you’re using to clean it is going to basically shred when rubbed against the basket. Seeing as how this oven is marketed as a “Smart Oven Air Fryer”; I personally would’ve liked to see a better/easier to use and clean air frying basket. It seems as if Breville knew this too because on the basket it even says to not cook anything that “drips” knowing that the cleaning of the basket is going to be a pain. Perhaps Breville could’ve made it so that the air frying basket is also nonstick and include it with a suspended drip pan beneath it (this way food you’re air frying gets proper air circulation)? I do enjoy that the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer isn’t overly huge; it’s about the same size as my microwave. When it comes down to it my kids can eat healthier, cooking is easier for me and my wife can do her baking. The benefits definitely outweigh the one gripe I have.

    I have to say I am still impressed even with the minor setback I have with the design of the air frying basket. Breville has made a kitchen appliance that is versatile and stunning all at the same time. If you’re currently considering replacing a good amount of appliances in your kitchen (including your stand alone air fryer); give the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer an opportunity to amaze you. This thing of beauty can look the part and do what it needs to do… 11 things in 1 that is. I have replaced a good amount of my kitchen appliances and now only have the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer assisting me with all my cooking needs.

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    *****Quick Features & Specs*****

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    DEDICATED AIR FRY SETTING: Why buy a stand alone air fryer when the Smart Oven Air Fryer can turn out guilt-free french fries, chicken wings, family favorites and so much more. Higher temperatures combined with super convection deliver delicious, crispy golden air fried foods.

    ELEMENT IQ SYSTEM: Smart algorithms steers power to where and when it’s needed to create the ideal cooking environment, for a range of different cooking techniques. With sensing and digital PID temperature control it eliminates cold spots for precise and even cooking.

    SUPER VERSATILE: 11 cooking functions to guide you to perfection: Toast 6 slices, Bagel, Broil, Bake, Roast, Warm, Pizza, Air Fry, Reheat, Cookies and Slow Cook for long cook times, at low temperatures.

    DUAL SPEED CONVECTION: Convection can reduce cooking time by up to 30%. It speeds the cooking process by raising hotter air and sinking colder, less dense air for quicker heating. Super Convection delivers extreme air flow, ideal for Air Fry.

    LCD DISPLAY: LCD display to easily access the built in smart functionality, choose from 11 smart cooking functions. The LCD also indicates when pre-heat has completed and automatically begins to count down on the cooking time for perfect results.

    INTERIOR OVEN LIGHT: Integrated oven light automatically turns on at the end of the cooking cycle to help you see inside. It can be turned on at any time to see your progress. Replaceable componentry like your regular large oven.

    CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS: Brushed Stainless Steel

    CAPACITY: 0.8 cu ft. 6-Slice Toaster, 13'' Pizza, Roast a whole chicken, 9 cup muffin tray

    SETTINGS: 11 Preset Functions: Toast, Bagel, Bake, Roast, Broil, Pizza, Cookies, Air Fry, Reheat, Warm and Slow Cook

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    *****What's in the box*****

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    Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer

    Air Fry Basket

    Enamel Roasting Pan

    13' inch Non-stick Pizza Pan

    Wire Rack

    Broiling Rack

    Instruction Booklet

    Recipe Cards

    Aug 31, 2020 18:36
  • Review by TheStigenator, 10 out of 10
    The All-in-One Wonder Solution

    There are many words that can be said about the Breville Smart Oven with Air Fryer, “Brilliant” would be the first that comes to mind. Never have I run into a single device that can do so much in so little space and time.

    Design:

    The 0.8 cubic feet of the interior is cavernous even if it looks small from the outside. It's big enough to do a 12” pizza or a medium-sized whole turkey or two chickens. The classic toaster oven look hides the 11 function cooking settings, which includes an “air fry” mode and a slow cooker mode. The rest of the functions include toast, bagel, pizza, cookies, bake, roast, broil, reheat, and warm. The easy to use controls include three (3) dials, 4 function buttons, and a start/cancel button.

    What's in the box: The Smart Oven comes with 5 accessories that are critical to its use, including a 13” pizza pan, wire rack, broiler rack, an 11x13” roasting pan, and the air fry basket. The box also includes a crumb tray for your bread crumbs. Additional accessories available include a pizza stone, pizza crisper pan, and a bamboo serving tray.

    Usability: I was highly thrilled to try the air fryer mode, and this was the function I was most excited about and it did not disappoint. I am an ardent air fryer fanatic, but the smaller air fryers do not let you do complex foods. The Breville Smart Oven does, and if you have a secondary air fryer basket, technically, you could double the air frying capability.

    The cooking Ability of the Breville Smart Oven is very good. It heats up quickly, holds temperature and whatever is put in there comes out very well. I tried Crispy Korean Wings in the air fryer mode and was not disappointed. I later tried the same crisping technique with chicken legs and found them even better than I imagined. 25 minutes at 350F was plenty to crisp the outside by air frying, and yet keep the inside moist… it was just perfect. All it needed was to drizzle on the sauce. I also baked a whole-wheat pizza with the included pizza tray and used the pizza mode. It came out just perfect for the crust is crisp, and the center chewy. Perfection!

    Toasting bread, baking cookies are something most ovens do a good job at, and the Breville smart oven is no slouch when it comes to browning toast to perfection. It can handle 6 white bread slices, but since I use a thicker multi-grain, It can do 4 slices comfortably.

    Neat Features that must be mentioned is the auto oven light that turns on at the beginning of the cooking cycle, but also turns on automatically 30 seconds before the cooking completes. If you need the light on, there is a button-up front to manually turn it on and off. I also liked the F/C button to convert between the two temperature values. The convection button allows you to control the speed of the fan, while in air fry mode, this fan is at super high speed, but there is a slower airflow speed that can be manually turned on. Likewise, the Frozen button adjusts timings to compensate for what would be frozen food in the oven. The Breville oven is the first one that I have seen that will reach 500F, not that one needs to use that high temperature on an everyday basis, but it is useful to use it for broiling meats/pies to add color.

    Overall my experience with the Breville Smart Oven was very positive. I am glad we got this one, as it is perfect for my home office. I find I use the toast, reheat, and air fry modes the most,

    Pros:

    * 11 cooking modes, including a very workable air fryer mode

    * Stainless Steel with Black front, very sleek and good looks

    * Consistent temperature for cooking and easy to set timer

    * Easy to clean, non-stick interior.

    Cons:

    None so far…

    Sep 06, 2020 05:47
  • Review by camdenk, 10 out of 10
    A versatile countertop machine.

    Summary

    - Airfrying capability means one less machine in your kitchen

    - Beautiful styling and quality

    - Easy to understand menus and great performance

    If you are in an apartment like me, countertop space is at a premium so you want to very selective about what appliances you leave out. Over the past week of testing and using the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer I believe that it's versatility and performance is definitely worth the space.

    The machine that I got is a beautiful matte black color called "Black Truffle". All the knobs and other trim is complemented with brushed stainless and chrome. There is an easy to remove crumb tray camouflaged in the same trim. Included for the inside is standard rack, air fry tray, a pan with inset rack, and a pizza pan. The middle tier rack is used for most everyday functions and there is a magnet that automatically pulls out the tray. There are other classic Breville features such as the looped power plug for easy removable and light blue led screen which displays the menus. On the machine there are 3 knobs: function, temp, and time. The 5 buttons for start/stop, temperature mode F/C, light, convection, and frozen.

    Operation is very easy - there are 11 different functions you can choose from each with a very human-centric menu.

    - Making toast? How toasted and how many slices?

    - Making Pizza? What size? Frozen or Fresh?

    It's this kind of simplicity that makes using the machine a dream to use. And the machine produces great food too. Bread and bagels comes out with the perfect amount of toasted. Broiling quickly melts cheese for a sandwich. Baking small batch cookies can be done in a breeze. Frozen french fries and nuggets airfry for a delicious wonderful crispiness. I tried one of the included recipes for airfried Korean BBQ wings and they came out amazing!

    Overall, this is a wonderful oven made better with the addition of the airfrying capability which creates a versatile machine worthy of your countertop space!

    Sep 08, 2020 16:01
  • Review by Techuser, 10 out of 10
    Do I need another small appliances ?

    This is definitely a must buy for someone who doesn’t have a toaster or oven or air fryer. Maybe a college student or someone moving into an apartment or a couple who is getting married they should have this on their wedding registry.

    For the past few days I have toasted, baked and air fried multiple things. Each time it came out perfect. There is a “cookie” function which we tried. It came out soft a chewy in the middle with a crispy crust on the outside. Frozen pizza cooked evenly with no issue. But I have to say the best function is the air fryer. Sweet potato fries came out perfect. It’s a must try.

    I guess the question is do I need another small appliances. I would say yes. This would make a perfect birthday or Christmas gift. Plus a lot of us are staying home right now. Why not take up cooking ?

    Aug 31, 2020 18:17
  • Review by TechMatcher, 10 out of 10
    Awesome kitchen Appliance

    I'm kinda got into cooking lately, so it should come as no surprise that I've had a chance to test out a few different multi-function air frying devices. To date - this Breville Smart Oven is my favorite!

    It appears there was quite a bit of thought and research put into making this new Breville appliance. I've noticed even heating, a wide assortment of pre-programmed setting that even include the diameter of the pizza! Nice work Breville.

    So far, I've made Pizza, Panko Shrimp, French Fried, and today will be cookies. All have turned out GREAT! See the picture of the pizza. I will say that no matter what device you are using, you need to double check the preset programs times. For instance, I pull my pizza out 2-3 minutes before the timer is set for - otherwise I think it would have burned it. Each device and each pizza is different.

    Overall - there are many features included - you can read about it on the item description so I won't go into detail here. Suffice it to say that I'm using this device almost daily - and am very happy with it!

    BTW - some of you may have noticed some green grass behind the oven in the picture. I put my over in the garage - as my wife is sensitive to the smells - and this makes it much more bearable for her!

    Sep 12, 2020 07:25
  • Review by Marvlus, 10 out of 10
    This oven does the job very well

    I am so pleased with this oven. I just purchased a home that has a gas range, and as I've never used gas, I opt for this do everything oven.

    I toast my bagels in the morning, cook frozen pizza for lunch, I've made cookies and roasted a whole chicken! It took me awhile to write this review because, although I knew it had so much potential I wasn't able to quickly master it

    So besides the oven you get several different accessories, like a pizza tray, basket (think fries or wings) a shallow roasting pan and more. You can either set your own time and temp or use the presets to cook your food. I will say about the presets, watch your food because it sets both the time and temp but you can always adjust either. Also try not to put you bake rack into the top slot or you'll wind up burning your food.

    I like all the options. I can manually turn on the light to see my food, set the temp to 'F' or 'C', there's just nothing that i can gripe about...wait one thing. The top of the oven close to the door gets extremely hot! Other than that I'm good. My next meal, lasagna.

    Oct 08, 2020 21:59
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 10 out of 10
    Heats up quickly, browns and crisps food evenly

    The Breville Smart Oven Air is the first countertop oven that I’ve tried that also includes a dedicated air frying mode. While I already own both an air fryer and a rotisserie/convection toaster oven, my hope was that the Breville Air would replace both if it performed as well as, or better, than either.

    Out of the box, I noticed that the Breville Air is more compact than my current toaster oven by at least an inch and a half for all outer dimensions, however, the interior was just as roomy, allowing me to fit in a 13.25” x 9.5” baking pan, 5 Qt Dutch oven, or 12” cast iron chef pan. This is great because it gives me a little more counter space to work with, however, this space-savings comes at the expense of a rotisserie function. While I love making homemade rotisserie whole chicken, I’ve found that I can get just as delicious results from a basket air fryer as long as I flip it over halfway through cooking.

    With the Breville Air, I was able to achieve similar results using the ‘Roast’ function with convection on the included roasting rack and pan. Just select the time and temperature using the dials and pop your food in after the oven beeps to indicate preheating has completed, which usually takes about 8-10 minutes. Note though that the timer will start counting down immediately after preheating has finished, whether or not you’re around to put the food in the oven right away. You can, however, adjust the cook time up or down at any point during preheating or cooking. When the timer runs out, the oven will automatically shut off the heating elements. I cooked a 5 lb chicken for 1 hr and 15 minutes without turning or flipping, and the chicken came out evenly browned on all sides with crisp skin thanks to the even circulation of hot air from the convection function; there weren’t any hot zones that caused any one area to brown more quickly.

    It also does great with frozen fried foods such as tater tots and French fries. Using the included mesh basket tray in air fry mode, I got perfectly crisp on the outside, tender on the inside results. I like that you can toggle between frozen and fresh, so that the oven will adjust to the optimal settings to cook the food. While the capacity of the basket isn’t huge (2-3 cups), since you have to place items to be air fried in a single layer without crowding them, I did like that I didn’t have to open the oven to stir/shake the basket halfway through, like you would in a traditional air fryer. I also thought it was clever to use magnets built into the door so that the wire rack and basket rack “auto-eject” about 3 inches when used in the middle position and the door is opened. Just note that when closing the oven door, the racks may jump out about a quarter inch when the magnets get close to them.

    The thing that makes this oven “smart” is the Element IQ System that adjusts power to the top and bottom quartz heating elements to deliver precision heating and optimal temperature where it’s needed for the mode that you’re using. But it’s not “smart” in the sense that it’s WiFi/internet or even Bluetooth connected, so don’t expect to be able to control this appliance from your smartphone or AI voice assistant. It also doesn't detect the done-ness of your food or adjust time or temp. The sensors just help it maintain a consistent temperature throughout cooking. The 'super convection' function is what gets you the extra dry and crispy fried texture and is used in air fry mode, but if you prefer a softer crunch, you can always use ‘bake’ mode with regular convection selected. The only drawback to the mesh basket is that cleaning can be harder if food sticks to it or drips onto the crumb tray below, like mozzarella sticks that melt out of their breading or sticky, glazed bbq buffalo wings, so I'd recommend using the roasting tray for those.

    There’s a keep ‘warm’ mode that allows you to hold your cooked foods at a safe temperature of 160°F to prevent bacterial growth and a ‘reheat’ mode that will warm up foods slowly without browning or drying them out. Other than that, I think the other features like broil, bake, toast are pretty standard for a convection oven, though note that the broil mode lets you push the temperature a bit higher to 500°F on the ‘Hi’ setting (400°F and 300°F for the ‘Med’ and ‘Lo’ settings respectively). All modes have a range of time and temperature selections except for toast and bagel where you select darkness level and quantity instead.

    I did find that turning the time adjustment knob for longer cook times can be tedious, since for times under 1 hour, the increments are 1 minute, and after 1 hour the increments are 5 minutes, but it takes a while and a lot of turning, for example, to get to 8 hours if you’re using 'Slow Cook' mode. Also, the temperature knob has inconsistent increments, usually 10° F but sometimes 5°F at inexplicable intervals. Both knobs suffer from the same sensitivity problem where sometimes if you turn the dial to increase or decrease the time or temp, at the end when you stop turning, the setting my jump back one step, for example, when increasing the temp to 350°F, if you stop when that number appears on the screen, it sometimes goes back to 340°F when you let go of the knob.

    You do have to wipe down the inside with a soft, damp sponge after every use if you really want to keep it clean (after it has cooled down, of course), but I like that the crumb tray is easily removed and cleaned. The manual indicates all the included accessories should be hand-washed though. Other than that, I appreciate that the LCD panel is nice and bright so it’s easy to read, even at night. It also changes color from blue to orange so you know when the heating elements are on or if it’s just in standby. All in all, I think the Breville Smart Oven Air cooks my food with great results and better evenness and temperature control than my previous small appliances. It preheats quickly, is versatile, and lets me avoid using the big oven when I don’t need the extra space. Best of all, it combines the functionality of two appliances that I have without sacrificing counter space or performance, so now I have more room on my countertop and only one thing to clean.

    Sep 09, 2020 17:11
  • Review by Maclemoor, 10 out of 10
    All in one

    This oven does it all. Literally a plug and play. Make sure you have plenty of counter space, this ain’t small. Easy to clean. Air fry and warm are my most used. I hardly ever use my microwave now. Not too loud and is efficient.

    Sep 02, 2020 13:38
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    Ninja DT201 Foodi 10-in-1 XL Pro Air Fry Oven, Dehydrate, Reheat - Stainless Steel
    Description

    Meet the Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Oven, the extra-large toaster oven and air fry oven with True Surround Convection. You get up to 10X the convection power of a traditional full-size convection oven, so you can make quick family meals on 2 levels, no rotating required. Plus, it features 10 cooking functions: Air Fry, Whole Roast, Air Roast, Bake, Dehydrate, Pizza, Broil, Toast, Bagel, and Reheat.

    9 Features
  • True Surround Convection™ Oven: Up to 10X the convection power vs. a traditional full-size convection oven for faster, crispier, and juicy results
  • Ultimate Versatility: Air Fry, Air Roast, Bake, Whole Roast, Broil, Toast, Bagel, Dehydrate, Reheat, and Pizza, all in one powerful 1800-watt appliance
  • Quick Family Meals: 90-second oven preheat time and up to 30% faster cooking than a traditional full-size convection oven
  • Extra-Large Countertop Oven Capacity: 2-level even cooking, no rotating required—fit a 5-lb chicken and a sheet pan of vegetables, 2 12-in pizzas, or a 12-lb turkey
  • Air Fryer Healthy Meals: Up to 75% less fat when using the Air Fry function vs. traditional deep frying* (*tested against hand-cut, deep-fried French fries)
  • Digital Display Handle: The optimal oven rack positions will illuminate based on the selected function. When the door is open, display settings freeze in order to prevent any accidental changes to the cook cycle.
  • Crispier Results: Up to 30% crispier results vs. a traditional convection oven
  • Perfect Countertop Oven for Baking: Up to 50% more even baking results vs. a leading countertop oven
  • Easy Meals for Large Groups: Make 2 sheet pan meals at once for entertaining or weekly meal prep
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by pauldar, 10 out of 10
    Ninja Foodi 10 In 1 XL Is The Future Of All Ovens

    The manufacturers of conventional ovens better take notice. Large, countertop, multi-functional ovens, like the Ninja Foodi XL Pro Air Oven, featuring healthier cooking technology, are here to stay. I have a high end Frigidaire Gallery Series Range I purchased from Best Buy several years ago. It is a free-standing convection range with double ovens and numerous features. It is great to cook for large family get togethers because of its 6 cubic foot capacity and all the various food dishes I can cook at one time. However, that only happens once a year. And, after using the Ninja® Foodi™ 10-in-1 XL Pro Countertop Oven I am beginning to think my existing range will eventually go by the way of the rotary-dial-telephone. Oh My!

    I was excited to have the opportunity to furnish an honest review of the Ninja® Foodi™ 10-in-1 XL Pro Countertop Oven in exchange for the actual product because I was ignorant about healthier cooking with Air Frying. This Ninja Foodi boasted that its convection power was up to ten times more powerful and effective over conventional ovens (like mine) for speedier, more tender, and crispy results. And, after cooking some of the recepies in the included 15 Recepie Booklet I am super-impressed (see pics)!

    So, I weighed the advantages of this Ninja Foodi compared to my high-end, conventional range with two ovens:

    * TASTE – At the end of the day this is what drives any cooking process. Sumptuous and delicious meats and veggies were cooked faster in the Ninja Foodi, which allowed the meats, especially, to retain their mouth-watering juices in less cooking time compared to my conventional oven (see chicken & roast pics). The longer meats are cooking in the oven, the dryer they get – Ninja Foodi wins this hands down. Veggies are crispier and crunchy when cooked properly in my Ninja Foodi (see attached pics). Again, my conventional ovens dry them out more, which makes it difficult to make a fair comparison. The quality of cooked foods using my Ninja is so much more tastier and healthier for me and my family, too. Yoohoo!

    * CONVENIENCE & TIME SAVING - Since I have to heat and cook in my six cubic foot oven it takes much longer to have my dishes ready. However, this Ninja Foodi is just over a cubic foot, and two trays of food can easily be cooked quickly and more evenly with the same amount of preparation saving me valuable time. WooHoo! The Ninja folks state that this XL Pro Oven is ten times more powerful in convection cooking then my conventional ovens. WoW! I can cook a five pound pot roast in the Ninja Foodi in approximately an hour, over cooking for three and a half hours in my conventional oven. I am convinced this is a superior way to cook my meals, and, when finished the tender, juicy meat melts in my mouth (see pot roast pic). What's not to like?

    * USER FRIENDLY LED CONTROLS – My conventional range ovens have Touch Controls, but do not indicate the placement levels of the oven racks for various cooking and baking functions. It is more 'Trial & Error'. However, the Ninja Foodi has bright, intuitive, LED, Touch Controls, which feature and indicate the four separate cooking levels to optimize each of the ten cooking functions. How cool is that? The control settings revert back to the last settings I used. I can stop the cooking process any time to check my food, and the time and temperature settings will pick up where they were stopped. There are four separate Convection Fan settings (Maximum, High, Medium, and Low), which automatically match the food function I choose. There is also an Oven Light Button, which comes ON automatically when unit is 'Started'. The LED timer counts down from the cooking function I so choose. What is amazing about the engineering of this Ninja is that the number of heating elements and air flow velocity is designed to absolutely match the cooking function I select. Outstanding!

    * BUILD & DESIGN – This Ninja Countertop XL Pro Air Oven is constructed of durable, polished, Stainless Steel. The front door swings down to open, and is made of shatter proof tempered glass for safety. All of the LED, intuitive Touch Controls are in the front of the pull-down handle for convenience and simplicity. Heat dissipation vents are at the top of both sides and at the back of this unit. Factory advises one inch, minimum clearance from these heat vents to work effectively. This unit features a three-foot heavy electrical cord for safety, and weighs 33.3 pounds. Extension cords are not recommended. On my countertop this Ninja uses a compact footprint (product dimensions 17.09" L x 20.22" W x 13.34" H). It is smaller then my Microwave and fits easily and neatly under my top cabinets. It looks classy on my countertop, and I will be using it every day. Love It!

    * ENERGY SAVINGS – My larger conventional oven consumes 4,000 watts of electrical power. This Ninja Foodi XL Pro Oven consumes 1,800 watts. Considering my Ninja cooks approximately three times faster then my conventional ovens, I am saving money. Yippee! However, one word of caution. This Ninja countertop oven does require a separate, and, or dedicated circuit because of its ampacity at 120V. It cannot share power with another Kitchen appliance at the same time.

    * TEN COOKING FUNCTIONS - The Ninja Foodi XL Pro Oven features ten cooking functions as against either of my conventional ovens, which can only bake, broil, and cook with a convection fan that has to power a six cubic foot oven space. The Ten Cooking Functions: Air Fry, Whole Roast, Air Roast, Bake, Dehydrate, Pizza, Broil, Toast, Bagel, and Reheat. One of my favorite settings is actually, Reheat. It allows me to quickly reheat left-overs using both the top and bottom heating elements. My microwave only heats the top of my left-overs, and it seems that my re-heated foods do not stay hot for very long. Please refer back to the Owners Guide for more detailed information and illustrations concerning each of the ten cooking functions. It is not a difficult 'Learning-Curve'. These intuitive controls also allow me to individualize my time and temperature settings at any time during the cooking processes.

    * IMPORTANT POINTS:

    - Use cooking oils made for high heat and a high smoke point for general cooking.

    - For roasting meats, and, or vegetables simultaneously – Press Level 2 Button.

    - For easier cleanup – Use Parchment Paper or Aluminum Foil in bottom sheet pan. Aluminum Foil works best.

    - The Air-Fry Basket can be sprayed or lightly brushed with cooking oil for nonstick cleanup.

    - Never leave unit unattended while cooking.

    - Oven Door is made of tempered glass for safety. But, avoid scratching or nicking.

    - Oven Door and Oven Surfaces are HOT. Use protective gloves, and, or mits.

    - Provide adequate air ventilation (one inch) all around when placing on countertop.

    - Factory recommends Hand-Washing of all racks, pans, air basket, and roast tray for longevity.

    - One Year Limited Warranty.

    * CARE & MAINTENANCE – For every day use wipe down the interior and glass door with just a damp sponge. If stains persist wipe down unit's interior with luke, warm, soapy water . The exterior SS finish and Control Panel in Door Handle can be cleaned with a non-abrasive, damp sponge or cloth. A deep cleaning regimen is outlined in the Owner's Guide.

    * INCLUDED ACCESSORIES – Air Fry Basket (SS), Non-Stick Coated Roast Tray, Crumb Tray, Two Wire Racks (SS), and Two Non-Stick Sheet Pans. Hand Washing is recommended of these accessories to prolong their useful life. There are extra Ninja accessories available at the Ninja Product Website. I ordered another Air Fry Basket to expand my Air Frying capabilities. Also included in this package is a detailed and informative Owner's Guide, an insert for Rack Usage, and Two-Level Cooking, Tips & Tricks, and a 15 Recipie Book with charts for generalized cooking of meats and veggies.

    * HEALTHIER COOKING – So, I have found out that Air Frying, Air Roasting, and Whole Roasting is not only quicker, tastier, and juicier, but also healthier too. YooPeDoo! Eliminating 75% of cooking oils and fats does not take away from any flavor. However, it does cut down on approximately 70% of unneeded calories. Amazing! After using this Ninja Foodi XL Pro Oven, daily, for almost two weeks I feel confident this is HEALTHIER COOKING, and, the new wave of the future. After cooking various meats and vegetables using the Air Fry, Whole Roast, Air Roast, etc.- I am not going back to my conventional ovens. . . .

    I highly recommend this Ninja Countertop XL Pro Air Oven. It is the 'Vanguard' of future ovens. Ten desirable functions over my expensive, three-function, conventional ovens – No Brainer. It is quick, saving me time and money, but more importantly my foods are tastier, juicer, and healthier too.

    Oct 05, 2020 21:44
  • Review by brinasay7, 10 out of 10
    Ninja Foodi is EXCELLENT!

    This thing does it all! From baking a cake to making beef jerky this machine has so many different cooking options! It's a slightly bigger machine than I had originally thought but it is PERFECT nonetheless. I am able to cook meats on the bottom rack and veggies above for dinner and everything comes out great! This oven is used in place of our oven for the time being (our landlord needs to replace the existing stove top oven). So whether using it as a supplemental cooking method or your main appliance, this thing is awesome!!!! The one thing I will say is that the power symbol and pause symbols both rubbed off not too long after purchasing it so if that could be adjusted, that would be the only con to it for me.

    May 12, 2021 08:57
  • Review by Txstatesal, 10 out of 10
    air-Frying Heaven!

    I am in absolute awe of this Ninja Oven! It has so much dynamic functions I don’t know where to start.

    To not overwhelm I’ll try and be concise. It does what it is supposed to. I expected it to work as an oven but to also fry food. This was my first venture into the air fryer realm and I’m glad I waited!

    My first journey in air frying was crab cakes. I have never made a crab cake in my life by the way. It was fluffy, crisp, and warm. I had this weird fear that air fryers wouldn’t cool to the core but it sure does.

    My apologies I don’t know what convection is but I sure as heck feel like it does that well.

    The oven itself comes with many pre-sets like pizza slice reheating function. I love that one! I’ve used it like 5 times already.

    Clean up happens in a jiffy because I lay foil on the rack so I can just roll it up and toss it in the trash.

    Do not hesitate to scoop this oven up if you’ve been thinking about it. It is worthy of your counter space and I am really enjoying not having to heat the whole kitchen up with turning on the stove.

    Oct 13, 2020 00:38
  • Review by HappyCook, 10 out of 10
    Quick and Easy

    Great oven. I don't even use my conventional oven anymore. Things get done quick, preheat takes less than a minute. Only criticism is the paint for the icon on the power and start/stop button wore off after about 2 days from only regular use.

    Mar 26, 2021 18:56
  • Review by BestBuyConsumer, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    This thing is awesome. I haven’t used my oven since I got it. It does EVERYTHING. It’s my favorite kitchen thing I’ve ever had. I absolutely love it and use it all the time.

    Jun 16, 2021 15:44
  • Review by SimpleLiving, 10 out of 10
    Surprising countertop oven

    I got a say that this Ninja Air Oven has me surprised. It combines ten cooking functions, all in one unit. The unit is large enough to cook a lot of food, and it is excellent for many usages. It comes with an illustrated cookbook, a full owner’s guide, cleaning instruction, and a quick start guide that give you brief information on the ten types of functions. The informational materials have plenty of charts, instructions, illustrations for using the oven with different functions, such as the type of food, amount, cook time, how to prep, and the temperature setting. The control panel is easy to use, and it lets you know which rack level to use for the specified cooking function. Compare to my last countertop oven; the Ninja unit does not release that much heat the outside surface. The light in the oven automatically turns on for a couple of seconds when starting to cook and can be controlled manually. The unit heats up very quickly, which significantly reduces the preheating time. The fan in the over has some low sounds, but it is not annoying. The entire unit is perfectly design and function perfectly. I use a lot the air roasting function to cook chicken, and the skin comes out nice and crispy and the meat juicy and perfectly cooked. It dehydrates food more than my dedicated dehydration machine. The baking function works great, all my cakes come out perfectly cooked on the inside, and the crust evenly browned. Overall, I am delighted with this countertop air oven; it reduces cooking time, food gets cooked very well, has man functions, is large enough, and easy to use.

    Oct 02, 2020 04:21
  • Review by Yan88, 6 out of 10
    Do not recommended

    In Baking function, temperature not accurate.

    In air fry, have to use long time to air fry foods.

    Oven is not easy to clean, even though I use tough grease cleaners.

    I don’t recommend it.

    Feb 12, 2021 12:42
  • Review by Charlie, 10 out of 10
    Best small appliance

    The best small appliance we had bought. Easy to maneuver, the oven is great and big enough to make a chicken and lasagna. The air fryer is great they are crisp.

    Dec 04, 2020 16:17
  • 9.4score
    KitchenAid - Digital Countertop Oven with Air Fry - Black Matte
    Description

    The KitchenAid® Digital Countertop Oven with Air Fry was designed to offer endless healthy and fresh possibilities. With the No-Flip Air Fry Basket and 360° Air Fry System it's easy to make everything from french fries to delicate fish and so much more. And, this countertop oven features the smallest footprint* and fits a 9x13-inch baking pan** to easily accommodate a sheet cake, full one-pan dinner, or up to 2 full size chickens (3.4 lbs each). The same possibilities as a full size oven with quality results in a convenient countertop size. *compared to leading countertop oven brands. **included.

    6 Features
  • No Flip, Perfect Air Fry Creations: The No-Flip Air Fry Basket helps make air frying easy without the need to flip ingredients halfway through the recipe.
  • Even-Heat™ Convection Technology: The top and bottom heating element design and convection fan ensure the inside of the oven is heated to, and stays at the right temperature.
  • Large Capacity to Create: From a sheet cake to full one-pan dinner (9x13” baking pan included), or up to 2 full size chickens (3.4 lbs each).
  • 9 Essential Cooking Techniques: From proofing and dehydration, to toasting and air frying, now you can create anything you can imagine.
  • Fast Preheat: Ready to bake in under 4 minutes.
  • Model KCO124 includes: (1) Air fry basket, (1) 9x13-inch baking pan with grill rack, (1) Removable metal drip and crumb tray, (1) Removable metal rack
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by jago, 8 out of 10
    Easy to use and many features, check it out!

    The KitchenAid Digital countertop over with Air Fry is a multipurpose appliance that packs a lot into the compact design. The styling of this oven has some nice touches, such as the shiny chrome handle and the glossy black face with matte black outer finish. Included in the box are everything that you need to get started. An air fry basket, 9x13” baking pan, grill rack (designed for the pan), metal drip and crumb tray, and another metal rack. There are 9 different cooking modes that this device has as well, they are: Dehydrate, Proof, Bagel, Toast, Air Fry, Bake, Broil, Reheat, and Keep Warm. Obviously, some of those modes are just a slight variation of another, but it is nice to have a dedicated mode for some of these. I am not sure how much I will use them all, such as Proof or Dehydrate, but perhaps you will. This is extremely easy to use, you have the mode button and then you have the temp/time button. At first I was confused as to how to set the cooking time (who reads the instructions these days), but I quickly figured out that the dial on the right is multifunctional and press will toggle between temp and time. I only had the chance to cook my beloved Chicken wings that we usually use our 5.2qt standard air fryer and to cook 24 wings it takes two batches. I was able to fit 21 large Costco size chicken wings (fully thawed) in the no-flip basket. Just set the dial to air fry mode, temp 450 and 28 minutes. I probably should have cooked them a little longer since this batch did not come out very crispy. But using an air fryer does take some trial and error I have found. You can usually dial that in after a few attempts. Not a big deal at all to me. I was happy to replace our old toaster oven with this nice-looking appliance and I hope for many happy years with this. Clean up was also easy as I let my dishwasher to the heavy lifting. I did rinse off the drip pan first though. You should check out the KitchenAid Digital Countertop oven for yourself and you will not be disappointed.

    Sep 22, 2020 20:46
  • Review by Ohanaman, 10 out of 10
    Don't pass this one up!

    THE BREAKDOWN:

    If you haven’t had a chance to use and air fryer or even a countertop oven don’t miss out on this one. I own a basket style air fryer and an oven all in one air fryer similar to this one and this one hits all the marks.

    This thing was easy to unpack and get started. It had 9 pre-set cooking functions to choose from. It has a dehydrate, proof, bagel, toast, air fry, bake, broil, reheat and keep warm. It is large enough to use a 9 X 13 pan which is also included along with an no flip air fry basket. One great thing to mention that comes with this product is the drip pan. This thing is a life saver, easy to put in and easy to take out and clean.

    I have a family of 4 and I was able to create meals to feed the whole family quickly and easy. I especially love making crispy fries in 22 minutes! For those quick nights you can throw in chicken nuggets and fries at the same time and air fry them in under 30 min. For weekend big breakfast prep I can toast 9 pieces of toast at time.

    One of the major advantages of using this countertop oven is that you don’t have to heat up your kitchen by using your electric or gas oven. The top and sides to do get very warm when using for extended periods of time. The last awesome thing I want to mention about this product is that it is very quiet, you can barely hear this running. I had another air fryer that is very loud, so this countertop oven is a blessing on the ears! One thing that I particularly don’t like about this oven is that it is big and bulky to set on my countertop. It is very pleasing to eye, but it is large and it doesn’t flip up like the other countertop oven that I own.

    Overall, I found this countertop oven to be very nice, works well and is pleasing to eye.

    PRO’s:

    -Beautiful stainless/black look

    -9 Pre-Set Cooking functions

    -Very quiet while running

    -Can accommodate 9 X 13 pan

    -Doesn’t heat up your whole kitchen

    CON’s:

    - Large and bulky

    - Wish this product could flip up to save space

    SUMMARY:

    Overall, I feel that this product worked very well, and I would recommend this to a friend if they are in the market for device like this. You won’t be disappointed if you pick this one up.

    Sep 15, 2020 10:23
  • Review by Samrio, 10 out of 10
    Easy to use and Air Fryer Feature is GREAT!

    This is my first countertop oven, and the bonus of having an Air Fryer basket was intriguing; having used one very frequently over the last year.

    The open box experience was a bit frustrating, with many things taped to each other, but once you get past the odd pull of the many pieces of cardboard, the manuals, the included accessories, and the tape you’re ready to go!

    Once unpacked, you’ll find a drip pan, which slides into the bottom and is easily removed for cleaning! After a light cleaning of the included air fry basket, and the included bake pan/rack, I was ready to make my first meal!

    Being that this is a convection style heating oven, be prepared for a short “pre-heat” cycle similar to other similar appliances. The buttons and dials on the front of the oven are pretty straightforward, and if you’re not sure what temps or times to set, the included reference material will be extremely helpful.

    One of the staples in my house, especially when I have my younger nieces and nephews over, is chicken nuggets! For my first entree, I used the air fryer basket that comes included with the oven. It slides into the top most rack, just make sure to follow the instructions and use some oil to prevent sticking. In my case, I took the basket over my sink and sprayed some oil from a can. Following the included reference packet, I set the appropriate turn dial to “Air Fry”, set the temp and time using the dial, then hit “Start.” The pre-heat cycle took a few minutes, so keep that in mind if you’re ever trying to make a super quick meal. In this case, at the higher temp, it took about 3-4 minutes to pre-heat, but your time may vary.

    Compared to a more traditional air fryer, you can actually see inside to get a sense of how well the meal is being cooked. This resulted in fewer door openings, and less movement needed for the chicken to cook properly. In 10 minutes, it was done, and it was PERFECT! No burnt pieces, no dry ones either, just perfect! Clean up was a breeze! Simply pulled out the drip pan, and easily wiped away any residual oil that did drip down. The basket was also easy to clean, compared to my traditional air fryer, and was ready for another bake in just a few minutes.

    For my next great cook off, I opted to make some bagels! After reading the manual, I set my shade to 3, as I like mine a little softer, and within a short few minutes, it was ready. There wasn’t any pre-heating on this one, you could just see the inside heating elements on. The bagel was made fairly well, and so I opted to make another half at the 4 shade setting, and it came out even better. Toast was just as easy to make, and does a much better job that my traditional toaster.

    So far, I’ve used the oven to make some blackened chicken tenders, fish fillets, and some french fries. All while either following the included reference materials for temps/time, or the instructions on the packaging with all of them coming out perfect.

    Overall, I’m really happy with the oven and my family is already using it more frequently than my other cooking appliances. If you’re in the market for a convection oven, with the added feature of air frying, this is the one for you! I’ve already eliminated my previous air fryer, put away my toaster, and I’m well on my way to becoming a bagel lover again.

    Sep 16, 2020 10:50
  • Review by RICHARD, 10 out of 10
    KITCHENAID

    It's great. Best frozen fries I've ever made. Good at everything else too.

    Oct 01, 2021 16:37
  • Review by Jali, 10 out of 10
    Quality

    Another great kitchenaid product. Love that its a dehydrator, oven and air fryer all in one. Its nice to bake something without having to use the big oven and having it cause more heat in our house on hot So Cal days.

    Aug 29, 2021 10:35
  • Review by KCE8, 10 out of 10
    Great Combo

    Love this thing ! Use it more than my oven now, has wonderful heat up time and ample space for most things. Got it on sale and paid barely $100 for this unit. I have been wanting an air fryer but don’t like “single use” appliances so waited and looked for a while and am very happy I found this one.

    Dec 07, 2020 11:41
  • Review by LaughsAlot, 10 out of 10
    Yes it for everything

    We love it! You can cook everything in it. So many choices...even proofing! Not a small appliance...bigger than a bread box! Gotta love the air fryer!

    Jan 01, 2021 20:49
  • Review by JerryZ, 10 out of 10
    Select one of nine (9) presets; fits a 9"x 13" pan

    Select one of nine (9) presets; bake, broil, make a pizza, toast, warm and rewarm, roast, make cookies and even defrost (frozen). Large enough to bake a 9" x 13" sheet cake pan. I think I will by a pizza stone to fit and prepare a few of my favorites.

    Its great not having to heat the whole kitchen using the gas oven when this big enough for most meals convection oven does the trick.

    Comes with a drip pan and cooling rack. The oven's top, like many do, has a ribbed top used for placing your cooking pan or basket onto. The included wire basket worked great for cooking and browning my breaded fish fillets. Warm up time was amazingly quick. Gentle beep tells you the oven is at temperature. The same beep lets you know the timer is done and the unit turns off.

    With the different available settings, you can make a cake, bake coolies with an oven you know will hold a constant and ACCURATE TEMPERATURE. No guessing required, just set and forget.

    The fan on the convection setting is so quiet!. Luckily the display reminds you its running.

    The quick user guide spells out he functions pretty well. But, read the manual as there a re a few great tips worth knowing.

    Speaking of use, its easy to clean too. The crumb pan is simple to remove, wash and reinstall. The temperature and timer dial is a delight to use. Large easy to read digits om=n the display.

    Sep 12, 2020 17:31
  • 9.4score
    Breville - the Smart Oven Air Fryer - Black Truffle
    Description

    The Smart Oven Air Fryer powered by our Element iQ system delivers maximum performance and versatility. Smart algorithms replicate the ideal cooking environment for air fry and 10 additional cooking techniques. Higher temperatures and super convection speeds up cooking time with great crispness.

    9 Features
  • DEDICATED AIR FRY SETTING: Why buy a stand alone air fryer when the Smart Oven Air Fryer can turn out guilt-free french fries, chicken wings, family favorites and so much more. Higher temperatures combined with super convection (maximized air flow) deliver delicious, crispy golden air fried foods.
  • ELEMENT IQ SYSTEM: Smart algorithms steers power to where and when it’s needed to create the ideal cooking environment, for a range of different cooking techniques. With sensing and digital PID temperature control it eliminates cold spots for precise and even cooking.
  • SUPER VERSATILE: 11 cooking functions to guide you to perfection: Toast 6 slices, Bagel, Broil, Bake, Roast, Warm, Pizza, Air Fry, Reheat, Cookies and Slow Cook for long cook times, at low temperatures.
  • DUAL SPEED CONVECTION: Convection can reduce cooking time by up to 30%. It speeds the cooking process by raising hotter air and sinking colder, less dense air for quicker heating. Super Convection delivers extreme air flow, ideal for Air Fry.
  • LCD DISPLAY: LCD display to easily access the built in smart functionality, choose from 11 smart cooking functions. The LCD also indicates when pre-heat has completed and automatically begins to count down on the cooking time for perfect results.
  • INTERIOR OVEN LIGHT: Integrated oven light automatically turns on at the end of the cooking cycle to help you see inside. It an be turned on at any time to see your progress. Replaceable componentry like your regular large oven.
  • CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS: Brushed Stainless Steel
  • CAPACITY: 0.8 cu ft. 6-Slice Toaster, 13'' Pizza, Roast a whole chicken, 9 cup muffin tray
  • SETTINGS: 11 Preset Functions: Toast, Bagel, Bake, Roast, Broil, Pizza, Cookies, Air Fry, Reheat, Warm and Slow Cook
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MarkusKong, 8 out of 10
    Amazing Small Kitchen Appliance w/ One Small Gripe

    Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer

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    Are you tired of having different kitchen appliances all over your kitchen? Taking up unnecessary space and having them only be beneficial for just one task? Well… If you are an individual that loves to cook or knows someone that loves to cook and want to make their time in the kitchen more efficient yet enjoyable; look no further… I present to you the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer. This thing of beauty is constructed of brushed stainless steel and this specific model comes in the color of black truffle. The appearance of this 11 in 1 smart cooking kitchen appliance looks fantastic and premium in my kitchen. Not to mention this kitchen appliance also has an LCD display which gives it an extra “wow” factor. Still not amused? What about an integrated oven light that automatically turns on when your food is done cooking? Or perhaps you want to turn it on randomly to check on your food? Breville has you covered and on top of that the integrated oven light can be replaced just like your regular large oven.

    Looks aren’t everything though here ladies and gentlemen. As mentioned, the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer comes with 11 preset functions: Toast, Bagel, Bake, Roast, Broil, Pizza, Cookies, Air Fry, Warm and Slow Cook! It doesn’t stop there though… The Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer also has a nice range of temperature that you can select from between 120 degrees and 500 degrees fahrenheit. What this means is that with low temperatures you can slow cook or if you prefer you can crank the temperature up and air fry or broil whatever it is you’re cooking. On top of that, you are also equipped with super convection so that the hot air circulates around your food so that it lessens your cooking time and air frys (crisps) your food perfectly. What I thoroughly enjoy is the “smart” feature that Breville implemented into this kitchen appliance. With the Element IQ System built into the unit; it has sensing capabilities to measure temperatures so that it eliminates cold spots which means it leaves your food cooked perfectly inside and out. I had the opportunity to cook everything from frozen cornish hens, frozen dino nuggets, frozen french fries, frozen fish sticks, frozen garlic bread, frozen pizza down to fresh chicken breast, fresh steaks, fresh chicken wings, potatoes, brussel sprouts, bagels, toast, muffins, and cookies. Okay fine… my wife did the muffins and cookies; I’m not a baker. I didn’t once have any problems cooking any of my dishes/food. All the functions did what they were designed to do and my kids loved their frozen foods nice and crispy without the added oil. You’re probably wondering… what about cleaning it? Breville has you covered here for the most part because they’ve made it so that the interior is non-stick! The accessories that came included (except the air frying basket) are all easy to clean. All you need is a little bit of dish soap and an ordinary dish sponge and you’re good to go. My only gripe that I have personally is with the air frying basket. Although it serves its purpose the cleaning can be extremely difficult. Because of the design/material of the basket; whatever sponge you’re using to clean it is going to basically shred when rubbed against the basket. Seeing as how this oven is marketed as a “Smart Oven Air Fryer”; I personally would’ve liked to see a better/easier to use and clean air frying basket. It seems as if Breville knew this too because on the basket it even says to not cook anything that “drips” knowing that the cleaning of the basket is going to be a pain. Perhaps Breville could’ve made it so that the air frying basket is also nonstick and include it with a suspended drip pan beneath it (this way food you’re air frying gets proper air circulation)? I do enjoy that the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer isn’t overly huge; it’s about the same size as my microwave. When it comes down to it my kids can eat healthier, cooking is easier for me and my wife can do her baking. The benefits definitely outweigh the one gripe I have.

    I have to say I am still impressed even with the minor setback I have with the design of the air frying basket. Breville has made a kitchen appliance that is versatile and stunning all at the same time. If you’re currently considering replacing a good amount of appliances in your kitchen (including your stand alone air fryer); give the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer an opportunity to amaze you. This thing of beauty can look the part and do what it needs to do… 11 things in 1 that is. I have replaced a good amount of my kitchen appliances and now only have the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer assisting me with all my cooking needs.

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    *****Quick Features & Specs*****

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    DEDICATED AIR FRY SETTING: Why buy a stand alone air fryer when the Smart Oven Air Fryer can turn out guilt-free french fries, chicken wings, family favorites and so much more. Higher temperatures combined with super convection deliver delicious, crispy golden air fried foods.

    ELEMENT IQ SYSTEM: Smart algorithms steers power to where and when it’s needed to create the ideal cooking environment, for a range of different cooking techniques. With sensing and digital PID temperature control it eliminates cold spots for precise and even cooking.

    SUPER VERSATILE: 11 cooking functions to guide you to perfection: Toast 6 slices, Bagel, Broil, Bake, Roast, Warm, Pizza, Air Fry, Reheat, Cookies and Slow Cook for long cook times, at low temperatures.

    DUAL SPEED CONVECTION: Convection can reduce cooking time by up to 30%. It speeds the cooking process by raising hotter air and sinking colder, less dense air for quicker heating. Super Convection delivers extreme air flow, ideal for Air Fry.

    LCD DISPLAY: LCD display to easily access the built in smart functionality, choose from 11 smart cooking functions. The LCD also indicates when pre-heat has completed and automatically begins to count down on the cooking time for perfect results.

    INTERIOR OVEN LIGHT: Integrated oven light automatically turns on at the end of the cooking cycle to help you see inside. It can be turned on at any time to see your progress. Replaceable componentry like your regular large oven.

    CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS: Brushed Stainless Steel

    CAPACITY: 0.8 cu ft. 6-Slice Toaster, 13'' Pizza, Roast a whole chicken, 9 cup muffin tray

    SETTINGS: 11 Preset Functions: Toast, Bagel, Bake, Roast, Broil, Pizza, Cookies, Air Fry, Reheat, Warm and Slow Cook

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    *****What's in the box*****

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    Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer

    Air Fry Basket

    Enamel Roasting Pan

    13' inch Non-stick Pizza Pan

    Wire Rack

    Broiling Rack

    Instruction Booklet

    Recipe Cards

    Aug 31, 2020 18:36
  • Review by TheStigenator, 10 out of 10
    The All-in-One Wonder Solution

    There are many words that can be said about the Breville Smart Oven with Air Fryer, “Brilliant” would be the first that comes to mind. Never have I run into a single device that can do so much in so little space and time.

    Design:

    The 0.8 cubic feet of the interior is cavernous even if it looks small from the outside. It's big enough to do a 12” pizza or a medium-sized whole turkey or two chickens. The classic toaster oven look hides the 11 function cooking settings, which includes an “air fry” mode and a slow cooker mode. The rest of the functions include toast, bagel, pizza, cookies, bake, roast, broil, reheat, and warm. The easy to use controls include three (3) dials, 4 function buttons, and a start/cancel button.

    What's in the box: The Smart Oven comes with 5 accessories that are critical to its use, including a 13” pizza pan, wire rack, broiler rack, an 11x13” roasting pan, and the air fry basket. The box also includes a crumb tray for your bread crumbs. Additional accessories available include a pizza stone, pizza crisper pan, and a bamboo serving tray.

    Usability: I was highly thrilled to try the air fryer mode, and this was the function I was most excited about and it did not disappoint. I am an ardent air fryer fanatic, but the smaller air fryers do not let you do complex foods. The Breville Smart Oven does, and if you have a secondary air fryer basket, technically, you could double the air frying capability.

    The cooking Ability of the Breville Smart Oven is very good. It heats up quickly, holds temperature and whatever is put in there comes out very well. I tried Crispy Korean Wings in the air fryer mode and was not disappointed. I later tried the same crisping technique with chicken legs and found them even better than I imagined. 25 minutes at 350F was plenty to crisp the outside by air frying, and yet keep the inside moist… it was just perfect. All it needed was to drizzle on the sauce. I also baked a whole-wheat pizza with the included pizza tray and used the pizza mode. It came out just perfect for the crust is crisp, and the center chewy. Perfection!

    Toasting bread, baking cookies are something most ovens do a good job at, and the Breville smart oven is no slouch when it comes to browning toast to perfection. It can handle 6 white bread slices, but since I use a thicker multi-grain, It can do 4 slices comfortably.

    Neat Features that must be mentioned is the auto oven light that turns on at the beginning of the cooking cycle, but also turns on automatically 30 seconds before the cooking completes. If you need the light on, there is a button-up front to manually turn it on and off. I also liked the F/C button to convert between the two temperature values. The convection button allows you to control the speed of the fan, while in air fry mode, this fan is at super high speed, but there is a slower airflow speed that can be manually turned on. Likewise, the Frozen button adjusts timings to compensate for what would be frozen food in the oven. The Breville oven is the first one that I have seen that will reach 500F, not that one needs to use that high temperature on an everyday basis, but it is useful to use it for broiling meats/pies to add color.

    Overall my experience with the Breville Smart Oven was very positive. I am glad we got this one, as it is perfect for my home office. I find I use the toast, reheat, and air fry modes the most,

    Pros:

    * 11 cooking modes, including a very workable air fryer mode

    * Stainless Steel with Black front, very sleek and good looks

    * Consistent temperature for cooking and easy to set timer

    * Easy to clean, non-stick interior.

    Cons:

    None so far…

    Sep 06, 2020 05:47
  • Review by camdenk, 10 out of 10
    A versatile countertop machine.

    Summary

    - Airfrying capability means one less machine in your kitchen

    - Beautiful styling and quality

    - Easy to understand menus and great performance

    If you are in an apartment like me, countertop space is at a premium so you want to very selective about what appliances you leave out. Over the past week of testing and using the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer I believe that it's versatility and performance is definitely worth the space.

    The machine that I got is a beautiful matte black color called "Black Truffle". All the knobs and other trim is complemented with brushed stainless and chrome. There is an easy to remove crumb tray camouflaged in the same trim. Included for the inside is standard rack, air fry tray, a pan with inset rack, and a pizza pan. The middle tier rack is used for most everyday functions and there is a magnet that automatically pulls out the tray. There are other classic Breville features such as the looped power plug for easy removable and light blue led screen which displays the menus. On the machine there are 3 knobs: function, temp, and time. The 5 buttons for start/stop, temperature mode F/C, light, convection, and frozen.

    Operation is very easy - there are 11 different functions you can choose from each with a very human-centric menu.

    - Making toast? How toasted and how many slices?

    - Making Pizza? What size? Frozen or Fresh?

    It's this kind of simplicity that makes using the machine a dream to use. And the machine produces great food too. Bread and bagels comes out with the perfect amount of toasted. Broiling quickly melts cheese for a sandwich. Baking small batch cookies can be done in a breeze. Frozen french fries and nuggets airfry for a delicious wonderful crispiness. I tried one of the included recipes for airfried Korean BBQ wings and they came out amazing!

    Overall, this is a wonderful oven made better with the addition of the airfrying capability which creates a versatile machine worthy of your countertop space!

    Sep 08, 2020 16:01
  • Review by Techuser, 10 out of 10
    Do I need another small appliances ?

    This is definitely a must buy for someone who doesn’t have a toaster or oven or air fryer. Maybe a college student or someone moving into an apartment or a couple who is getting married they should have this on their wedding registry.

    For the past few days I have toasted, baked and air fried multiple things. Each time it came out perfect. There is a “cookie” function which we tried. It came out soft a chewy in the middle with a crispy crust on the outside. Frozen pizza cooked evenly with no issue. But I have to say the best function is the air fryer. Sweet potato fries came out perfect. It’s a must try.

    I guess the question is do I need another small appliances. I would say yes. This would make a perfect birthday or Christmas gift. Plus a lot of us are staying home right now. Why not take up cooking ?

    Aug 31, 2020 18:17
  • Review by TechMatcher, 10 out of 10
    Awesome kitchen Appliance

    I'm kinda got into cooking lately, so it should come as no surprise that I've had a chance to test out a few different multi-function air frying devices. To date - this Breville Smart Oven is my favorite!

    It appears there was quite a bit of thought and research put into making this new Breville appliance. I've noticed even heating, a wide assortment of pre-programmed setting that even include the diameter of the pizza! Nice work Breville.

    So far, I've made Pizza, Panko Shrimp, French Fried, and today will be cookies. All have turned out GREAT! See the picture of the pizza. I will say that no matter what device you are using, you need to double check the preset programs times. For instance, I pull my pizza out 2-3 minutes before the timer is set for - otherwise I think it would have burned it. Each device and each pizza is different.

    Overall - there are many features included - you can read about it on the item description so I won't go into detail here. Suffice it to say that I'm using this device almost daily - and am very happy with it!

    BTW - some of you may have noticed some green grass behind the oven in the picture. I put my over in the garage - as my wife is sensitive to the smells - and this makes it much more bearable for her!

    Sep 12, 2020 07:25
  • Review by Marvlus, 10 out of 10
    This oven does the job very well

    I am so pleased with this oven. I just purchased a home that has a gas range, and as I've never used gas, I opt for this do everything oven.

    I toast my bagels in the morning, cook frozen pizza for lunch, I've made cookies and roasted a whole chicken! It took me awhile to write this review because, although I knew it had so much potential I wasn't able to quickly master it

    So besides the oven you get several different accessories, like a pizza tray, basket (think fries or wings) a shallow roasting pan and more. You can either set your own time and temp or use the presets to cook your food. I will say about the presets, watch your food because it sets both the time and temp but you can always adjust either. Also try not to put you bake rack into the top slot or you'll wind up burning your food.

    I like all the options. I can manually turn on the light to see my food, set the temp to 'F' or 'C', there's just nothing that i can gripe about...wait one thing. The top of the oven close to the door gets extremely hot! Other than that I'm good. My next meal, lasagna.

    Oct 08, 2020 21:59
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 10 out of 10
    Heats up quickly, browns and crisps food evenly

    The Breville Smart Oven Air is the first countertop oven that I’ve tried that also includes a dedicated air frying mode. While I already own both an air fryer and a rotisserie/convection toaster oven, my hope was that the Breville Air would replace both if it performed as well as, or better, than either.

    Out of the box, I noticed that the Breville Air is more compact than my current toaster oven by at least an inch and a half for all outer dimensions, however, the interior was just as roomy, allowing me to fit in a 13.25” x 9.5” baking pan, 5 Qt Dutch oven, or 12” cast iron chef pan. This is great because it gives me a little more counter space to work with, however, this space-savings comes at the expense of a rotisserie function. While I love making homemade rotisserie whole chicken, I’ve found that I can get just as delicious results from a basket air fryer as long as I flip it over halfway through cooking.

    With the Breville Air, I was able to achieve similar results using the ‘Roast’ function with convection on the included roasting rack and pan. Just select the time and temperature using the dials and pop your food in after the oven beeps to indicate preheating has completed, which usually takes about 8-10 minutes. Note though that the timer will start counting down immediately after preheating has finished, whether or not you’re around to put the food in the oven right away. You can, however, adjust the cook time up or down at any point during preheating or cooking. When the timer runs out, the oven will automatically shut off the heating elements. I cooked a 5 lb chicken for 1 hr and 15 minutes without turning or flipping, and the chicken came out evenly browned on all sides with crisp skin thanks to the even circulation of hot air from the convection function; there weren’t any hot zones that caused any one area to brown more quickly.

    It also does great with frozen fried foods such as tater tots and French fries. Using the included mesh basket tray in air fry mode, I got perfectly crisp on the outside, tender on the inside results. I like that you can toggle between frozen and fresh, so that the oven will adjust to the optimal settings to cook the food. While the capacity of the basket isn’t huge (2-3 cups), since you have to place items to be air fried in a single layer without crowding them, I did like that I didn’t have to open the oven to stir/shake the basket halfway through, like you would in a traditional air fryer. I also thought it was clever to use magnets built into the door so that the wire rack and basket rack “auto-eject” about 3 inches when used in the middle position and the door is opened. Just note that when closing the oven door, the racks may jump out about a quarter inch when the magnets get close to them.

    The thing that makes this oven “smart” is the Element IQ System that adjusts power to the top and bottom quartz heating elements to deliver precision heating and optimal temperature where it’s needed for the mode that you’re using. But it’s not “smart” in the sense that it’s WiFi/internet or even Bluetooth connected, so don’t expect to be able to control this appliance from your smartphone or AI voice assistant. It also doesn't detect the done-ness of your food or adjust time or temp. The sensors just help it maintain a consistent temperature throughout cooking. The 'super convection' function is what gets you the extra dry and crispy fried texture and is used in air fry mode, but if you prefer a softer crunch, you can always use ‘bake’ mode with regular convection selected. The only drawback to the mesh basket is that cleaning can be harder if food sticks to it or drips onto the crumb tray below, like mozzarella sticks that melt out of their breading or sticky, glazed bbq buffalo wings, so I'd recommend using the roasting tray for those.

    There’s a keep ‘warm’ mode that allows you to hold your cooked foods at a safe temperature of 160°F to prevent bacterial growth and a ‘reheat’ mode that will warm up foods slowly without browning or drying them out. Other than that, I think the other features like broil, bake, toast are pretty standard for a convection oven, though note that the broil mode lets you push the temperature a bit higher to 500°F on the ‘Hi’ setting (400°F and 300°F for the ‘Med’ and ‘Lo’ settings respectively). All modes have a range of time and temperature selections except for toast and bagel where you select darkness level and quantity instead.

    I did find that turning the time adjustment knob for longer cook times can be tedious, since for times under 1 hour, the increments are 1 minute, and after 1 hour the increments are 5 minutes, but it takes a while and a lot of turning, for example, to get to 8 hours if you’re using 'Slow Cook' mode. Also, the temperature knob has inconsistent increments, usually 10° F but sometimes 5°F at inexplicable intervals. Both knobs suffer from the same sensitivity problem where sometimes if you turn the dial to increase or decrease the time or temp, at the end when you stop turning, the setting my jump back one step, for example, when increasing the temp to 350°F, if you stop when that number appears on the screen, it sometimes goes back to 340°F when you let go of the knob.

    You do have to wipe down the inside with a soft, damp sponge after every use if you really want to keep it clean (after it has cooled down, of course), but I like that the crumb tray is easily removed and cleaned. The manual indicates all the included accessories should be hand-washed though. Other than that, I appreciate that the LCD panel is nice and bright so it’s easy to read, even at night. It also changes color from blue to orange so you know when the heating elements are on or if it’s just in standby. All in all, I think the Breville Smart Oven Air cooks my food with great results and better evenness and temperature control than my previous small appliances. It preheats quickly, is versatile, and lets me avoid using the big oven when I don’t need the extra space. Best of all, it combines the functionality of two appliances that I have without sacrificing counter space or performance, so now I have more room on my countertop and only one thing to clean.

    Sep 09, 2020 17:11
  • Review by Maclemoor, 10 out of 10
    All in one

    This oven does it all. Literally a plug and play. Make sure you have plenty of counter space, this ain’t small. Easy to clean. Air fry and warm are my most used. I hardly ever use my microwave now. Not too loud and is efficient.

    Sep 02, 2020 13:38
  • 9.4score
    the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer - Brushed Stainless Steel
    Description

    The Smart Oven Air Fryer powered by our Element iQ system delivers maximum performance and versatility. Smart algorithms replicate the ideal cooking environment for air fry and 10 additional cooking techniques. Higher temperatures and super convection speeds up cooking time with great crispness.

    5 Features
  • DEDICATED AIR FRY SETTING: Why buy a stand alone air fryer when the Smart Oven Air Fryer can turn out guilt-free french fries, chicken wings, family favorites and so much more. Higher temperatures combined with super convection (maximized air flow) deliver delicious, crispy golden air fried foods.
  • ELEMENT IQ SYSTEM: Smart algorithms steers power to where and when it’s needed to create the ideal cooking environment, for a range of different cooking techniques. With sensing and digital PID temperature control it eliminates cold spots for precise and even cooking.
  • SUPER VERSATILE: 11 cooking functions to guide you to perfection: Toast 6 slices, Bagel, Broil, Bake, Roast, Warm, Pizza, Air Fry, Reheat, Cookies and Slow Cook for long cook times, at low temperatures.
  • DUAL SPEED CONVECTION: Convection can reduce cooking time by up to 30%. It speeds the cooking process by raising hotter air and sinking colder, less dense air for quicker heating. Super Convection delivers extreme air flow, ideal for Air Fry.
  • LCD DISPLAY: LCD display to easily access the built in smart functionality, choose from 11 smart cooking functions. The LCD also indicates when pre-heat has completed and automatically begins to count down on the cooking time for perfect results.
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  • Review by MarkusKong, 8 out of 10
    Amazing Small Kitchen Appliance w/ One Small Gripe

    Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer

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    *****Review*****

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    Are you tired of having different kitchen appliances all over your kitchen? Taking up unnecessary space and having them only be beneficial for just one task? Well… If you are an individual that loves to cook or knows someone that loves to cook and want to make their time in the kitchen more efficient yet enjoyable; look no further… I present to you the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer. This thing of beauty is constructed of brushed stainless steel and this specific model comes in the color of black truffle. The appearance of this 11 in 1 smart cooking kitchen appliance looks fantastic and premium in my kitchen. Not to mention this kitchen appliance also has an LCD display which gives it an extra “wow” factor. Still not amused? What about an integrated oven light that automatically turns on when your food is done cooking? Or perhaps you want to turn it on randomly to check on your food? Breville has you covered and on top of that the integrated oven light can be replaced just like your regular large oven.

    Looks aren’t everything though here ladies and gentlemen. As mentioned, the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer comes with 11 preset functions: Toast, Bagel, Bake, Roast, Broil, Pizza, Cookies, Air Fry, Warm and Slow Cook! It doesn’t stop there though… The Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer also has a nice range of temperature that you can select from between 120 degrees and 500 degrees fahrenheit. What this means is that with low temperatures you can slow cook or if you prefer you can crank the temperature up and air fry or broil whatever it is you’re cooking. On top of that, you are also equipped with super convection so that the hot air circulates around your food so that it lessens your cooking time and air frys (crisps) your food perfectly. What I thoroughly enjoy is the “smart” feature that Breville implemented into this kitchen appliance. With the Element IQ System built into the unit; it has sensing capabilities to measure temperatures so that it eliminates cold spots which means it leaves your food cooked perfectly inside and out. I had the opportunity to cook everything from frozen cornish hens, frozen dino nuggets, frozen french fries, frozen fish sticks, frozen garlic bread, frozen pizza down to fresh chicken breast, fresh steaks, fresh chicken wings, potatoes, brussel sprouts, bagels, toast, muffins, and cookies. Okay fine… my wife did the muffins and cookies; I’m not a baker. I didn’t once have any problems cooking any of my dishes/food. All the functions did what they were designed to do and my kids loved their frozen foods nice and crispy without the added oil. You’re probably wondering… what about cleaning it? Breville has you covered here for the most part because they’ve made it so that the interior is non-stick! The accessories that came included (except the air frying basket) are all easy to clean. All you need is a little bit of dish soap and an ordinary dish sponge and you’re good to go. My only gripe that I have personally is with the air frying basket. Although it serves its purpose the cleaning can be extremely difficult. Because of the design/material of the basket; whatever sponge you’re using to clean it is going to basically shred when rubbed against the basket. Seeing as how this oven is marketed as a “Smart Oven Air Fryer”; I personally would’ve liked to see a better/easier to use and clean air frying basket. It seems as if Breville knew this too because on the basket it even says to not cook anything that “drips” knowing that the cleaning of the basket is going to be a pain. Perhaps Breville could’ve made it so that the air frying basket is also nonstick and include it with a suspended drip pan beneath it (this way food you’re air frying gets proper air circulation)? I do enjoy that the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer isn’t overly huge; it’s about the same size as my microwave. When it comes down to it my kids can eat healthier, cooking is easier for me and my wife can do her baking. The benefits definitely outweigh the one gripe I have.

    I have to say I am still impressed even with the minor setback I have with the design of the air frying basket. Breville has made a kitchen appliance that is versatile and stunning all at the same time. If you’re currently considering replacing a good amount of appliances in your kitchen (including your stand alone air fryer); give the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer an opportunity to amaze you. This thing of beauty can look the part and do what it needs to do… 11 things in 1 that is. I have replaced a good amount of my kitchen appliances and now only have the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer assisting me with all my cooking needs.

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    *****Quick Features & Specs*****

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    DEDICATED AIR FRY SETTING: Why buy a stand alone air fryer when the Smart Oven Air Fryer can turn out guilt-free french fries, chicken wings, family favorites and so much more. Higher temperatures combined with super convection deliver delicious, crispy golden air fried foods.

    ELEMENT IQ SYSTEM: Smart algorithms steers power to where and when it’s needed to create the ideal cooking environment, for a range of different cooking techniques. With sensing and digital PID temperature control it eliminates cold spots for precise and even cooking.

    SUPER VERSATILE: 11 cooking functions to guide you to perfection: Toast 6 slices, Bagel, Broil, Bake, Roast, Warm, Pizza, Air Fry, Reheat, Cookies and Slow Cook for long cook times, at low temperatures.

    DUAL SPEED CONVECTION: Convection can reduce cooking time by up to 30%. It speeds the cooking process by raising hotter air and sinking colder, less dense air for quicker heating. Super Convection delivers extreme air flow, ideal for Air Fry.

    LCD DISPLAY: LCD display to easily access the built in smart functionality, choose from 11 smart cooking functions. The LCD also indicates when pre-heat has completed and automatically begins to count down on the cooking time for perfect results.

    INTERIOR OVEN LIGHT: Integrated oven light automatically turns on at the end of the cooking cycle to help you see inside. It can be turned on at any time to see your progress. Replaceable componentry like your regular large oven.

    CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS: Brushed Stainless Steel

    CAPACITY: 0.8 cu ft. 6-Slice Toaster, 13'' Pizza, Roast a whole chicken, 9 cup muffin tray

    SETTINGS: 11 Preset Functions: Toast, Bagel, Bake, Roast, Broil, Pizza, Cookies, Air Fry, Reheat, Warm and Slow Cook

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    *****What's in the box*****

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    Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer

    Air Fry Basket

    Enamel Roasting Pan

    13' inch Non-stick Pizza Pan

    Wire Rack

    Broiling Rack

    Instruction Booklet

    Recipe Cards

    Aug 31, 2020 18:36
  • Review by TheStigenator, 10 out of 10
    The All-in-One Wonder Solution

    There are many words that can be said about the Breville Smart Oven with Air Fryer, “Brilliant” would be the first that comes to mind. Never have I run into a single device that can do so much in so little space and time.

    Design:

    The 0.8 cubic feet of the interior is cavernous even if it looks small from the outside. It's big enough to do a 12” pizza or a medium-sized whole turkey or two chickens. The classic toaster oven look hides the 11 function cooking settings, which includes an “air fry” mode and a slow cooker mode. The rest of the functions include toast, bagel, pizza, cookies, bake, roast, broil, reheat, and warm. The easy to use controls include three (3) dials, 4 function buttons, and a start/cancel button.

    What's in the box: The Smart Oven comes with 5 accessories that are critical to its use, including a 13” pizza pan, wire rack, broiler rack, an 11x13” roasting pan, and the air fry basket. The box also includes a crumb tray for your bread crumbs. Additional accessories available include a pizza stone, pizza crisper pan, and a bamboo serving tray.

    Usability: I was highly thrilled to try the air fryer mode, and this was the function I was most excited about and it did not disappoint. I am an ardent air fryer fanatic, but the smaller air fryers do not let you do complex foods. The Breville Smart Oven does, and if you have a secondary air fryer basket, technically, you could double the air frying capability.

    The cooking Ability of the Breville Smart Oven is very good. It heats up quickly, holds temperature and whatever is put in there comes out very well. I tried Crispy Korean Wings in the air fryer mode and was not disappointed. I later tried the same crisping technique with chicken legs and found them even better than I imagined. 25 minutes at 350F was plenty to crisp the outside by air frying, and yet keep the inside moist… it was just perfect. All it needed was to drizzle on the sauce. I also baked a whole-wheat pizza with the included pizza tray and used the pizza mode. It came out just perfect for the crust is crisp, and the center chewy. Perfection!

    Toasting bread, baking cookies are something most ovens do a good job at, and the Breville smart oven is no slouch when it comes to browning toast to perfection. It can handle 6 white bread slices, but since I use a thicker multi-grain, It can do 4 slices comfortably.

    Neat Features that must be mentioned is the auto oven light that turns on at the beginning of the cooking cycle, but also turns on automatically 30 seconds before the cooking completes. If you need the light on, there is a button-up front to manually turn it on and off. I also liked the F/C button to convert between the two temperature values. The convection button allows you to control the speed of the fan, while in air fry mode, this fan is at super high speed, but there is a slower airflow speed that can be manually turned on. Likewise, the Frozen button adjusts timings to compensate for what would be frozen food in the oven. The Breville oven is the first one that I have seen that will reach 500F, not that one needs to use that high temperature on an everyday basis, but it is useful to use it for broiling meats/pies to add color.

    Overall my experience with the Breville Smart Oven was very positive. I am glad we got this one, as it is perfect for my home office. I find I use the toast, reheat, and air fry modes the most,

    Pros:

    * 11 cooking modes, including a very workable air fryer mode

    * Stainless Steel with Black front, very sleek and good looks

    * Consistent temperature for cooking and easy to set timer

    * Easy to clean, non-stick interior.

    Cons:

    None so far…

    Sep 06, 2020 05:47
  • Review by camdenk, 10 out of 10
    A versatile countertop machine.

    Summary

    - Airfrying capability means one less machine in your kitchen

    - Beautiful styling and quality

    - Easy to understand menus and great performance

    If you are in an apartment like me, countertop space is at a premium so you want to very selective about what appliances you leave out. Over the past week of testing and using the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer I believe that it's versatility and performance is definitely worth the space.

    The machine that I got is a beautiful matte black color called "Black Truffle". All the knobs and other trim is complemented with brushed stainless and chrome. There is an easy to remove crumb tray camouflaged in the same trim. Included for the inside is standard rack, air fry tray, a pan with inset rack, and a pizza pan. The middle tier rack is used for most everyday functions and there is a magnet that automatically pulls out the tray. There are other classic Breville features such as the looped power plug for easy removable and light blue led screen which displays the menus. On the machine there are 3 knobs: function, temp, and time. The 5 buttons for start/stop, temperature mode F/C, light, convection, and frozen.

    Operation is very easy - there are 11 different functions you can choose from each with a very human-centric menu.

    - Making toast? How toasted and how many slices?

    - Making Pizza? What size? Frozen or Fresh?

    It's this kind of simplicity that makes using the machine a dream to use. And the machine produces great food too. Bread and bagels comes out with the perfect amount of toasted. Broiling quickly melts cheese for a sandwich. Baking small batch cookies can be done in a breeze. Frozen french fries and nuggets airfry for a delicious wonderful crispiness. I tried one of the included recipes for airfried Korean BBQ wings and they came out amazing!

    Overall, this is a wonderful oven made better with the addition of the airfrying capability which creates a versatile machine worthy of your countertop space!

    Sep 08, 2020 16:01
  • Review by Techuser, 10 out of 10
    Do I need another small appliances ?

    This is definitely a must buy for someone who doesn’t have a toaster or oven or air fryer. Maybe a college student or someone moving into an apartment or a couple who is getting married they should have this on their wedding registry.

    For the past few days I have toasted, baked and air fried multiple things. Each time it came out perfect. There is a “cookie” function which we tried. It came out soft a chewy in the middle with a crispy crust on the outside. Frozen pizza cooked evenly with no issue. But I have to say the best function is the air fryer. Sweet potato fries came out perfect. It’s a must try.

    I guess the question is do I need another small appliances. I would say yes. This would make a perfect birthday or Christmas gift. Plus a lot of us are staying home right now. Why not take up cooking ?

    Aug 31, 2020 18:17
  • Review by TechMatcher, 10 out of 10
    Awesome kitchen Appliance

    I'm kinda got into cooking lately, so it should come as no surprise that I've had a chance to test out a few different multi-function air frying devices. To date - this Breville Smart Oven is my favorite!

    It appears there was quite a bit of thought and research put into making this new Breville appliance. I've noticed even heating, a wide assortment of pre-programmed setting that even include the diameter of the pizza! Nice work Breville.

    So far, I've made Pizza, Panko Shrimp, French Fried, and today will be cookies. All have turned out GREAT! See the picture of the pizza. I will say that no matter what device you are using, you need to double check the preset programs times. For instance, I pull my pizza out 2-3 minutes before the timer is set for - otherwise I think it would have burned it. Each device and each pizza is different.

    Overall - there are many features included - you can read about it on the item description so I won't go into detail here. Suffice it to say that I'm using this device almost daily - and am very happy with it!

    BTW - some of you may have noticed some green grass behind the oven in the picture. I put my over in the garage - as my wife is sensitive to the smells - and this makes it much more bearable for her!

    Sep 12, 2020 07:25
  • Review by Marvlus, 10 out of 10
    This oven does the job very well

    I am so pleased with this oven. I just purchased a home that has a gas range, and as I've never used gas, I opt for this do everything oven.

    I toast my bagels in the morning, cook frozen pizza for lunch, I've made cookies and roasted a whole chicken! It took me awhile to write this review because, although I knew it had so much potential I wasn't able to quickly master it

    So besides the oven you get several different accessories, like a pizza tray, basket (think fries or wings) a shallow roasting pan and more. You can either set your own time and temp or use the presets to cook your food. I will say about the presets, watch your food because it sets both the time and temp but you can always adjust either. Also try not to put you bake rack into the top slot or you'll wind up burning your food.

    I like all the options. I can manually turn on the light to see my food, set the temp to 'F' or 'C', there's just nothing that i can gripe about...wait one thing. The top of the oven close to the door gets extremely hot! Other than that I'm good. My next meal, lasagna.

    Oct 08, 2020 21:59
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 10 out of 10
    Heats up quickly, browns and crisps food evenly

    The Breville Smart Oven Air is the first countertop oven that I’ve tried that also includes a dedicated air frying mode. While I already own both an air fryer and a rotisserie/convection toaster oven, my hope was that the Breville Air would replace both if it performed as well as, or better, than either.

    Out of the box, I noticed that the Breville Air is more compact than my current toaster oven by at least an inch and a half for all outer dimensions, however, the interior was just as roomy, allowing me to fit in a 13.25” x 9.5” baking pan, 5 Qt Dutch oven, or 12” cast iron chef pan. This is great because it gives me a little more counter space to work with, however, this space-savings comes at the expense of a rotisserie function. While I love making homemade rotisserie whole chicken, I’ve found that I can get just as delicious results from a basket air fryer as long as I flip it over halfway through cooking.

    With the Breville Air, I was able to achieve similar results using the ‘Roast’ function with convection on the included roasting rack and pan. Just select the time and temperature using the dials and pop your food in after the oven beeps to indicate preheating has completed, which usually takes about 8-10 minutes. Note though that the timer will start counting down immediately after preheating has finished, whether or not you’re around to put the food in the oven right away. You can, however, adjust the cook time up or down at any point during preheating or cooking. When the timer runs out, the oven will automatically shut off the heating elements. I cooked a 5 lb chicken for 1 hr and 15 minutes without turning or flipping, and the chicken came out evenly browned on all sides with crisp skin thanks to the even circulation of hot air from the convection function; there weren’t any hot zones that caused any one area to brown more quickly.

    It also does great with frozen fried foods such as tater tots and French fries. Using the included mesh basket tray in air fry mode, I got perfectly crisp on the outside, tender on the inside results. I like that you can toggle between frozen and fresh, so that the oven will adjust to the optimal settings to cook the food. While the capacity of the basket isn’t huge (2-3 cups), since you have to place items to be air fried in a single layer without crowding them, I did like that I didn’t have to open the oven to stir/shake the basket halfway through, like you would in a traditional air fryer. I also thought it was clever to use magnets built into the door so that the wire rack and basket rack “auto-eject” about 3 inches when used in the middle position and the door is opened. Just note that when closing the oven door, the racks may jump out about a quarter inch when the magnets get close to them.

    The thing that makes this oven “smart” is the Element IQ System that adjusts power to the top and bottom quartz heating elements to deliver precision heating and optimal temperature where it’s needed for the mode that you’re using. But it’s not “smart” in the sense that it’s WiFi/internet or even Bluetooth connected, so don’t expect to be able to control this appliance from your smartphone or AI voice assistant. It also doesn't detect the done-ness of your food or adjust time or temp. The sensors just help it maintain a consistent temperature throughout cooking. The 'super convection' function is what gets you the extra dry and crispy fried texture and is used in air fry mode, but if you prefer a softer crunch, you can always use ‘bake’ mode with regular convection selected. The only drawback to the mesh basket is that cleaning can be harder if food sticks to it or drips onto the crumb tray below, like mozzarella sticks that melt out of their breading or sticky, glazed bbq buffalo wings, so I'd recommend using the roasting tray for those.

    There’s a keep ‘warm’ mode that allows you to hold your cooked foods at a safe temperature of 160°F to prevent bacterial growth and a ‘reheat’ mode that will warm up foods slowly without browning or drying them out. Other than that, I think the other features like broil, bake, toast are pretty standard for a convection oven, though note that the broil mode lets you push the temperature a bit higher to 500°F on the ‘Hi’ setting (400°F and 300°F for the ‘Med’ and ‘Lo’ settings respectively). All modes have a range of time and temperature selections except for toast and bagel where you select darkness level and quantity instead.

    I did find that turning the time adjustment knob for longer cook times can be tedious, since for times under 1 hour, the increments are 1 minute, and after 1 hour the increments are 5 minutes, but it takes a while and a lot of turning, for example, to get to 8 hours if you’re using 'Slow Cook' mode. Also, the temperature knob has inconsistent increments, usually 10° F but sometimes 5°F at inexplicable intervals. Both knobs suffer from the same sensitivity problem where sometimes if you turn the dial to increase or decrease the time or temp, at the end when you stop turning, the setting my jump back one step, for example, when increasing the temp to 350°F, if you stop when that number appears on the screen, it sometimes goes back to 340°F when you let go of the knob.

    You do have to wipe down the inside with a soft, damp sponge after every use if you really want to keep it clean (after it has cooled down, of course), but I like that the crumb tray is easily removed and cleaned. The manual indicates all the included accessories should be hand-washed though. Other than that, I appreciate that the LCD panel is nice and bright so it’s easy to read, even at night. It also changes color from blue to orange so you know when the heating elements are on or if it’s just in standby. All in all, I think the Breville Smart Oven Air cooks my food with great results and better evenness and temperature control than my previous small appliances. It preheats quickly, is versatile, and lets me avoid using the big oven when I don’t need the extra space. Best of all, it combines the functionality of two appliances that I have without sacrificing counter space or performance, so now I have more room on my countertop and only one thing to clean.

    Sep 09, 2020 17:11
  • Review by Maclemoor, 10 out of 10
    All in one

    This oven does it all. Literally a plug and play. Make sure you have plenty of counter space, this ain’t small. Easy to clean. Air fry and warm are my most used. I hardly ever use my microwave now. Not too loud and is efficient.

    Sep 02, 2020 13:38
  • 9.4score