Breville BOV845BSS Smart Toaster Oven with Element IQ Review

Breville BOV845BSS Smart Toaster Oven with Element IQ Review

The Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ is a stainless steel beauty supplied with high powered Quartz Elements at 1800W. Equipped with sophisticated Element IQ, it can move the heat to where and when it’s needed, achieving good heat distribution and fast cooking.

Unlike traditional toaster ovens, this smart 1800 watt countertop oven does the thinking for you. It automatically adjusts the independent heating elements to ensure an exact cooking process. It comes with 10 menu function presets that suggest the ideal temperature and time, and even remembers them for the next use.

Measuring at 15.8″ x 18.5″ x 11″, this 22 pounds smart oven comes with an interior oven light to easily monitor your cooking progress. It also features a slow cook function designed for long cooking times at lower temperatures to tenderize and develop the more complex flavors.

Being one of the only smart ovens that allows for slow cooking of up to 10 hours, it switches itself to “keep warm” function when it’s done to make sure your food is ready to serve when you are. It comes with a convection option that speeds up cooking time as much as 30%.


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Features of Breville BOV845BSS Smart Toaster Oven


The Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro with light and slow cook settings is the very first oven with Element IQ that controls heating elements to suit whatever you are cooking. The “keep warm” functions will be switched on automatically after slow cook, and can be set to ‘HI’ for 2-8 hours or ‘LO’ for 4-10hours.

Being one of the only toaster ovens that feature a magnetic eject tray, it’s no wonder the Breville BOV845BSS achieves a highly respectable 4.8 stars out of 5 in Amazon, with over 500 raving customer reviews.

prosHigh powered 1800W Elements

The 5 Quartz elements are controlled by Element IQ to distribute to where it’s needed to most. This will prevent uneven cooking or under-cooked food, especially for larger items such as whole chicken.

prosSlow Cook Function

While most toaster ovens are limited to only 60 minutes to 120 minutes timer, the Breville BOV845BSS is equipped with 10 hours slow cook function to tenderize meat.

prosBright Interior Light

A 25W G9 halogen bulb is used to light up the interior when necessary, for easier monitoring of cooking progress. The bulb is replaceable when necessary.

prosUse of Convection Fan

The inclusion of a convection fan makes sure the heat is distributed more evenly, and speed up the cooking process for as much as 30%.

prosRange of Included Accessories

A wide range of accessories are included in the purchase of the oven, which includes a 12″ x 12″ enamel baking pan, a 12″ x 12″ enamel broiling rack, and a 13″ non-stick pizza pan.


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To cater to the larger families, Breville BOV845BSS has a large interior that can fit up to 6 slices of toasts at once. Coupled with Element IQ and convection technology, the toaster oven ensures even an all-around even heating and cooking.

prosAn all-rounder

The smart toaster oven toasts evenly, makes delicious cookies, bakes perfect pizza, and roasts succulent meat. We’ve thrown all sorts of tasks at it and it never fails.

prosExceptional Build Quality

As with most products of Breville, the BOV845BSS has a stainless steel body and sufficient sturdiness to ensure durability. This is one of the more impressively built toaster ovens we have seen in a while.

prosBig Inside Dimensions

The interior of the smart oven measures at 0.8 cubic foot, which is enough to insert upper and lower trays with space to spare. The back panel is slightly bulged out to accept 12″ pizzas.

prosOptional Second Rack

Optional racks can be purchased and used at the same time to cut cooking time in half. There are 2 slots to place racks, with sufficient space in between to accommodate 2″ baking pans.


What Could be Better?


consHigh Price Point

However, coming with all the bells and whistles, the Breville BOV845BSS resides the higher end of the price brackets. If you are looking for a basic toaster oven, this smart toaster oven may not fit the bill.


The Bottom Line


Being one of the household names, Breville definitely does a good job designing home appliances and especially toaster ovens. The Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ is designed to take up the limited space on your countertop but at the same time excels at toasting, baking, broiling and heating food at a very affordable price tag.


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