Amazon is offering the Breville Mini Smart Oven with Element IQ (BOV450XL) for $99.99 shipped. That’s $50 under the regular price, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best we can find. It is the very best-selling toaster oven on Amazon and carries a 4+ star rating from over 1,400 customers. More details below.
We also spotted the larger Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven for $199.99 shipped at Amazon. That’s the best price we can find and matching the lowest we have tracked on Amazon in years. This model has a 4+ star rating from over 4,000 customers.
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- 4 Quartz 1800 Watt Elements with Element IQ
- Function dial with 8 pre-set cooking functions
- This is not an under the cabinet toaster oven
- 4-Slice capacity, 11″ pizza, 3 rack positions
- pull-out crumb tray and auto shut off
- Powder coated steel housing
- Non-stick interior cavity coating.
- External Dimensions: 15.5” (L) x 14” (W) x 8.75” (H)
- Internal cooking area 11” (L) x 10” (W) x 4” (H)
The Mini Smart Oven is equipped with Element IQ cooking technology, which adjusts the power of four individual quartz heating elements to cook food more evenly and quickly. This sophisticated heating system distributes heat throughout the oven when and where it is needed, to guarantee more efficient cooking. Eight different menu options allow users to choose the best setting for the food they are cooking. In addition to dynamically distributing heat to different areas, the Mini Smart Oven can adjust the wattage of its heating elements for even more cooking flexibility. Most ovens have elements with fixed wattage that can only switch between ON and OFF, but Element IQ functions much like a dimmer on a light switch, increasing or decreasing element power with a simple turn of the knob.
For example, toast needs to be cooked evenly on both sides without drying out the inside, so the Mini Smart Oven uses high radiated heat from above and below (1800W distributed between the four elements) to crisp the outside quickly.
On the other hand, baking needs more gentle, even heat that will cook the inside of the baked goods without toughening the outer crust, so the Mini Smart Oven uses 1500W distributed over the top and bottom elements.
Each of eight functions (bake, broil, roast, cookies, reheat, pizza, bagel, and toast) is preset with recommended settings, taking the guesswork out of cooking. However, each can be customized according to recipe, volume of food, or personal taste. Customized settings will remain in the memory of the oven until changed or until the oven is unplugged from the wall outlet, streamlining your cooking process.