The reason you’re seeing this Breville Smart Oven photo from Williams-Sonoma is because I had to buy a new one.

The other day when I was at the doctor’s office, the apartment complex had a very brief lapse in power. Just one to two minutes. But I guess there was a power surge and out went my Breville.

After a lot of calling around and Googling to find fixes, I finally figured out I wasn’t going to be able to fix it. I got a good three and a half years out of it, using it pretty much daily.

So I checked around for pricing. I’d purchased my first one from Williams-Sonoma here in town. They had a good price. I went in yesterday, opened a credit card and got an even better deal. 

So I suppose I just got my Christmas present! That and the eye glasses I so needed.

The woman who owns the restaurant where I get Chinese food was talking with me one day, and I told her about the Breville Smart Oven. 

She went to Williams-Sonoma and bought herself one. Says she loves it.

Not having a stove was about the only way I was going to be able to have a portable (though huge) washer that I ordered when I first moved in spring of 2014. And I haven’t regretted that decision. 

Summary From Williams-Sonoma Website…

Breville’s super-versatile counter top oven now includes a slow-cook feature, so you can simmer foods up to 10 hours at low temperatures – great for flavor-rich stews, chili and pot roasts. This Pro model also includes an automatic oven light, making it easier to check cooking progress.

  • Interior light turns on at end of cooking cycle and whenever light button is pressed.
  • 10 preset functions: toast, bagel, bake, roast, broil, pizza, cookies, reheat, warm, slow cook.
  • Slow-cook function with Hi and Lo settings; keeps food warm at end of cycle.
  • Optional convection fan cooks foods up to 30% faster.
  • Includes baking and broiling trays, plus a 13″ nonstick pizza pan.

Additional Information…

  • Element IQ® automatically adjusts power of heating elements for faster, more even cooking.
  • Adjustable temperature from 120°F to 450°F.
  • Brushed stainless-steel housing.
  • Magnetic auto-eject rack slides out when door is opened.
  • 25W halogen light bulb is user-replaceable; does not require you to send oven to manufacturer.
  • Two-hour timer with auto shutoff.
  • “Frozen food” button adds cooking time to defrost then cook frozen foods.
  • Temperature conversion button converts from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
  • Compact size saves counter space.
  • Easy-to-read digital display.
  • Nonstick interior.

Use…

  • Oven must be placed at least 4″ from adjacent walls for adequate air
    circulation. The exterior of the unit heats up while in use.
  • Caution should be exercised when using pans and dishes constructed
    of materials other than metal. If using ceramic or glass pans or dishes,
    it is important that they are oven safe to prevent cracking.
  • Avoid using utensils on the nonstick interior.

Care…

  • Removable crumb tray, broil rack, pizza pan, and baking pan are dishwasher safe.
  • Avoid using harsh detergents, abrasive cleansers or scouring pads.
  • Clean exterior and interior with damp cloth; do not touch or clean quartz heating elements.
  • Glass door may be cleaned with glass cleaner or a damp cloth; stubborn residue may be removed using a soft plastic scouring pad.
 

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18 Comments

  1. Have you checked your renters insurance policy to see if you can be reimbursed for the cost of the new oven? Considering it was a power surge, it may be covered. Worth looking into.

  2. Looks like a nice appliance but how is it different than a toaster oven? It looks like it has more settings but is there something else besides the convection function? I have a toaster oven that still works well but I'd like to get rid of my microwave and replace it with another oven as my wall oven is not very big and for holidays I always have more things to bake than I have oven space. Wonder if the Breville would be a good solution.

    Brenda, are you feeling any better? Hope you are and will continue to. Take care.

  3. I have the same oven. Have had it about a year and love it. The only time I turn on my regular oven is when I am using full-sized cookie sheets, extra large baking dishes, or when Tim makes a frozen pizza. I got mine on amazon. At the time, it was cheaper than at Williams-Sonoma.

  4. I am definitely going to look into these when my current toaster oven dies some day. I was tempted during a recent sale to buy one but I held out since my toaster oven is still fine. Good thing I did because I just had to replace my microwave, as a bag of popcorn went on fire and fried it! It's always something, isn't it?

  5. I read & enjoy your blog everyday. I'm just a blog reader, not a writer. I've wanted to ask, how much heat the outside of the Breville generates. My kitchen is small & enclosed. Thank you for any info. Shirley

  6. Brenda
    If the apartment complex will allow you to you can have an outlet wired and a little red button will spring when power goes out. I believe that will save anything you have plugged into that outlet when the power goes out/comes back on. I don't think this costs to much. Thank you for telling us about the wonderful new Breville Smart Oven.

    1. Isn't it a code violation not to have GFCI outlets in kitchens and bathrooms? If the apartment complex won't allow it, maybe consider buying a very good quality surge protector, remembering those too will also eventually need to be replaced. They wear out, simply by doing what they're designed to do. The replacement Breville looks awesome!

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