Conclusion: "Finally, a toaster oven that really works! This is in fact, THE BEST toaster oven I have ever owned. Toasts to perfection and has never disappointed me on any of its other features. Great job Breville!
Summary: I bought it mainly for toast and am finding it a bit hard to get the right level for toasting and it takes a long time. The few things I've baked are less tasty ( either over cooked or dried out ) than my regular oven. It's all getting used to , I guess. Does it take special cooking pans ? I haven't read that but I cooked two individual scalloped potatoes in two different dishes. One was a little dry but the other burned on top before the potatoes were cooked.
Conclusion: "I owned a toaster oven for 20+ years and was looking to replace it. After thorough years of research due to ($250) - my research, kept bringing me back to the Breville Smart Oven. I have owned the Smart Oven for almost a year now, and I LOVE IT. I have baked in it, toasted, made a pizza, etc. Everything comes out just right and evenly cooked. Couldn't be happier. The design, features, and complete look are amazing. It looks so sleek on my counter.
Conclusion: "i've only had this oven for a month, but can report that it's well made and performs well, too. i use it mostly for toasting, and it does a very nice job, though at the highest setting it struggles to toast 3 english muffins (6 halves). The one complaint i have is the legibility of the liquid crystal display. It is nearly illegible unless you're looking directly at it, which being low and on the counter you're usually not.
Summary: So far I have been extremely happy with this toaster oven. The controls are easy to learn and it heats very evenly. Best of all is the fact that the bottom of the oven is a tray that slides right out from the front, so I can keep it free of crumbs and droplets without any hassle.
Conclusion: "I bought this oven to replace the use of my stove top oven, because every time I use my stove top oven, it heats up the entire house. That is not good in the summer and is a complete waste of energy. Additionally, it doesn't make sense to use a large stove top oven when cooking small items, so I thought I would give the Breville a try. I have had the Breville for one year now and have a long track record with using this oven to cook many items on a daily basis.
Summary: This is the greatest oven! I bought one for myself a couple of years ago and we bought this one for my husband's sister. She also loves it! It can do so much. I love it mostly because I can cook most anything in it and I don't have to heat up the kitchen with my range oven. It's great for holiday cooking when having to use 2 oven temperatures. I can't say enough good things about it.