There are many different ways to cook hamburgers, but one overlooked method is to use a toaster oven. This is extremely useful on bad weather days when using a charcoal grill is not an option. Countertop ovens are so ideal because they have compact interiors that really concentrate the heat and help produce an evenly cooked burger. We have a Breville BOV800XL in our kitchen and the cheeseburgers that come out of this “Smart” oven really surprised us. We tried it one time as an experiment, but the results were so good that this is our go to method of cooking a juicy burger on a rainy or snowy day.
We studied the latest counterop oven ratings and have found the Breville ranked as one of the top toaster oven brands that you can buy. The BOV800XL has a host of features that make it a wonderful addition to any kitchen. We have used this on many occasions for more than just hamburgers, and toast, with exceptional results. This is why we love to recommend it whenever we get the chance. Here is our mini-review of this Breville toaster oven.
Features of the BOV800XL
1800 Watts of Power
This model toaster oven sure does bring the heat. Its powered by 1800 watts of pure cooking energy and equipped with plenty of heating abilities that speeds your cooking time by more than 30%. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to use the maximum power output; it’s not fixed, and it recognizes that different foods require different power output.
Automatic Heat Control
The BOV800XL is engineered to do the thinking for you. It is equipped with Element IQ cooking technology that controls which of the five elements will be used during the cooking process. This allows it to cook your food more evenly and very quickly. This heating system is able to distribute heat throughout the oven thereby guaranteeing more efficient cooking.
Nine Cook Settings
This oven features nine different menu options that allow you to choose the best setting for the food that you are cooking by suggesting the ideal temperature and time. This means that it delivers the right power at the right time. Although each of these nine functions is set with recommended settings you can customize them according to your recipe, the volume of food, or your personal taste. This means you can bake, toast, roast, boil, warm and even make your cookies according to your own recipe requirements.
Quartz Heating Elements
The Element IQ technology on this oven adjusts the power of five quartz heating elements (three rods at the top and two at the bottom) thereby ensuring an exact cooking process. The quartz elements respond quickly to heat and temperature changes than any other metal, which results in more even heating and cooking.
The Breville BOV800XL has digital controls, and all the digital options are visible on the LCD display. This is something that really helps the oven stand out from others on the market.
On the front of the oven you will find a combination of dials. Unlike other models, the dials on Breville smart oven are easy to turn, and their functions are clearly marked. You can use the dial to make your choices on the digital display. For instance, if you turn the Function dial, you will select from the display what you want to cook, for example, pizza. The temperature dial lets you select your food convenient temperature.
This model has a patented magnetic auto eject rack. You will find the magnetic system on the oven door that causes the rack to come out of the oven any time you open. So, the faster you pull the door, the further you will find the rack ejecting from the inside. The difference between this model auto-eject system with the other that has the same is that most of their rack comes out only an inch or two, but this model comes out half way.
- Cooks evenly and very quickly
- Has a large cooking capacity
- Very simple to use or clean
- Comes with 9 presets
- Very durable
- Shuts off automatically when it’s not in use.
- The accessories aren’t dishwasher safe and aren’t of the same high quality as the oven itself.
- You need extra space for the oven
- Short warranty period (1 year)
Reviewers from different online stores who have used this model are generally happy with its ability to bake, roast, broil, reheat, warm and toast food evenly. Across the board this Breville oven seems to be a real hit with owners. Its sleek looks coupled with its impressive cooking performance have made this a must have for just about every kitchen.
If you are looking for a high-end toaster oven that can perform different tasks with large oven capacity, then you should consider investing in this model. The price may seem high but considering the features on this oven, you may find yourself saving money in the long run. So when it is cold, wet, and dreary outside, do not fret. You can cook yourself up some surprisingly fantastic burgers in one of these handy toaster ovens.