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BREVILLE COUNTER TOP SMART TOASTER/CONVECTION OVEN

Just thought I'd tell everyone I bought the BOV800XL, tested it for a week, then brought it back to Taiwan. Everything works as advertised and I'm pretty impressed with it so far. Checked the temps with a combo probe/oven thermometer from Sur La Table and it runs about 15 F below the set temp. The "Element IQ" is pretty nice. It varies the amount of current passing through the heating elements so that it doesn't overshoot the set temperature.

Only sad thing is that some airport baggage handlers must have slammed the box pretty hard as 3 out of 5 of the quartz tubes covering the heating elements were broken on arrival. I wired them up with high quality stainless wire and tested it out. Seems to work as before. Just need to be careful not to drip stuff directly onto the exposed elements.

Mar 25, 2012
JoeBlow65 in Cookware

Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven ... opinions?

Guess nobody here has bought one. Oh well ...

Feb 22, 2012
JoeBlow65 in Cookware

Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven ... opinions?

Has anyone bought one of these? I'm planning to bring a countertop convection oven back to Taiwan with me on my next trip to the US. I won't have access to any warranty service, or any service at all. Can anyone comment on the performance and reliability? Only reviews I've found are mostly positive on the BB&Beyond website, and one on Amazon. Is this oven too new to have many reviews? How reliable in general are Calphalon Electrics?

http://store.calphalon.com/calphalon-...
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/produ...

I'm debating between the Calphalon XL and the Breville Smart Oven (BOV800XL), the latter seeming to suffer from a lot of reliability issues. But the responses I've gotten here on the Breville threads have been positive.

Decisions, decisions ...

Feb 19, 2012
JoeBlow65 in Cookware

Need new toaster/convection oven - Breville? Cuisinart? Something else

Thanks to all for your replies. Glad to hear most of you have had no (or minimal) problems with your Brevilles. I'll have a week in-country to try and break it before I take it overseas. Planning to buy from BB&Beyond with a 20% off coupon. A return should be no problem if something goes bad within the week.

Also looking at the Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven, but can't find too many objective reviews. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/produ...&

Feb 19, 2012
JoeBlow65 in Cookware

BOV800XL Breville Smart Oven

Thanks to all for your replies. Glad to hear most of you have had no (or minimal) problems with your Brevilles. I'll have a week in-country to try and break it before I take it overseas. Planning to buy from BB&Beyond with a 20% off coupon. A return should be no problem if something goes bad within the week.

Also looking at the Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven, but can't find many objective reviews. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/produ...&

Feb 19, 2012
JoeBlow65 in Cookware

BREVILLE COUNTER TOP SMART TOASTER/CONVECTION OVEN

Thanks to all for your replies. Glad to hear most of you have had no (or minimal) problems with your Brevilles. I'll have a week in-country to try and break it before I take it overseas. Planning to buy from BB&Beyond with a 20% off coupon. A return should be no problem if something goes bad within the week.

Also looking at the Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven, but can't find too many objective reviews. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/produ...&

Feb 19, 2012
JoeBlow65 in Cookware

BREVILLE COUNTER TOP SMART TOASTER/CONVECTION OVEN

Thanks for your reply! Great customer service is fine, but I'll be overseas and won't be able to access it. So I'm after a reliable product. Hard to find nowadays with everything MIC (made in you-know-where). You were lucky with it being just short of 1 year.

Feb 17, 2012
JoeBlow65 in Cookware

Need new toaster/convection oven - Breville? Cuisinart? Something else

So none of the people who are recommending the larger Breville Smart Oven have had any of the problems described in 1-star Amazon reviews? I'm thinking of taking one overseas and won't have any warranty coverage ...
http://www.amazon.com/Breville-BOV800...

Feb 16, 2012
JoeBlow65 in Cookware

BOV800XL Breville Smart Oven

Can anyone who's bought one of these in the past year or so comment on the reliability? Read a lot of complaints about low temps, LCD display problems, or total failures (mainly on Amazon).

Feb 16, 2012
JoeBlow65 in Cookware

BREVILLE COUNTER TOP SMART TOASTER/CONVECTION OVEN

I'm debating about whether to buy the larger "Smart Oven" and bring it back to Taiwan with me on my next trip to the US. Read a lot of complaints about low temps, early failures and LCD display problems, mostly on Amazon. I won't have access to any warranty service, or any service at all. It sounds like a great oven, but can anyone comment on the reliability of recently purchased models (say within the past year)?

Feb 16, 2012
JoeBlow65 in Cookware