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#121 pbear

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:39 AM

Does anyone know if Breville makes a commercial version of this oven.  We are opening a place soon and would love to have a few of these.  

 

Not to my knowledge, but perhaps a commercial countertop convection oven will suit your needs.  Cadco makes several, including the Roberta and the Lisa, which take 1/4 and 1/2 pans, respectively.  The former runs about $600, the latter about $900.  (Links for illustrative purposes only; if you pursue this, you should of course shop around.)  Or, if you're looking for something priced more like the Breville, Webstaurant offers Adcraft 1/4 sheet and 1/2 sheet ovens for $280 and $499, respectively.  No idea about the quality, though, whereas I've known several folks who used and loved their Cadcos.

 

And weinoo's oven looks really awesome.  Just be aware it costs more than $15,000.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:40 PM

Glad to have found this forum, and would like to ask re the large Smart Oven:

 
1. To have BB&B apply a 20 percent off coupon to Breville, is it a matter of being lucky with the manager you speak to? Or is the exclusion ignored more than enforced?
 
2. Not sure how widespread the problem with a burnt-out LCD is, but I've seen a number of posts in various forums saying it died just after the warranty expired. For an extra measure of protection, would it be a good idea to use a surge suppressor that could control small and large voltage spikes?


#123 rotuts

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:00 PM

just get it at BB$B.

 

keep your receipt

 

you can take it back when ever you like for a full refund.

 

Walk Tall to the Check out Counter.

 

done


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#124 Shel_B

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:03 PM

My experience is that it is ignored more than enforced.  I recently bought a Breville at the local BB&B and got the 20% discount.  I've gotten 20% off without the coupon ... 3B seems to be very accommodating with the discount.


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#125 Carole

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 06:20 PM

My breville died about a year after the warranty ended. Brought it back to BBB with the receipt (yay, I found it) and they just gave me a new one.

Edit: yea, with the 20% coupon.

Edited by Carole, 08 January 2014 - 06:21 PM.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:07 PM

Powerdog, I think a surge protector is an excellent idea! I can't tell ya how many landline phones I went thru, since every time we have a thunderstorm, we have a power surge! I don't know where you are, but I'm in south Florida, and thunderstorms are a fact of life all spring and summer!
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#127 JTravel

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:46 PM

The naan experiment was a partial success....the tiles were OK, could have been hotter.  Lots of fussy slapping of bread on tiles in very hot oven.  Didn't  get burned but risk always there.

In the end, I went to the fry pan and that was easier and better.  Bread from both was excellent and reheated/toasted later it was the best flatbread I have ever made.

 

Corn bread today, recipe not my favorite but it did OK in BSO.  But done several minutes before time given in recipe so lucky I was watching.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:01 AM

Does BBB require the box, styrofoam, etc. when you return something?



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:44 PM

"Does BBB require the box, Styrofoam, etc. when you return something?"

 

My experience has been that that's not the case.  I returned a pot that I had damaged and was given a new one, no questions asked.  I had no box, no receipt, nor any proof of purchase.  A couple of years later, a guest damaged the replacement pot.  Same situation ... got a new pot.

 

ETA second incident


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#130 rotuts

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:55 PM

count yourself lucky.  did they scan your credit card?  if you know the CC you used it will show up when that card is scanned.

 

if its much much longer so it does not apprear, then they like to look at the box to see the BB$B sticker then give you a gift card for the store as a credit.

 

nothing is lost by trying.  they do not re-sell the returned items, so the box might not be that important.

 

it also helps to go when BB$B is not packed.  less stress then for the staff.  the staff for me has always been helpful. 


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#131 gfweb

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:13 PM

 

 

I use Paul Prudhomme's cornbread recipe (cutting back on the sugar) and it, too, works fine in my large Breville. I also noted that it takes less time than in my conventional oven, even when I cut back on the temperature by 10 or 20 degrees F.

 

I have noticed the same thing and took a lot of temperatures of both ovens. In my case the BSO was accurate and my oven was low frequently.


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#132 HungryC

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:23 PM

Okay, I finally broke down and bought one.  My new BlueStar range has a huge oven that takes a looonggg time to preheat, and my decade-old Black n Decker $40 TO finally gave up the ghost.  Its temporary replacement ($60) was a hunk'a'junk, so I freecycled it to the office.  Enter the Breville:  even toasting, nice baking, big enough for a quarter sheet pan.  It heats up to temp in a jif, and it produces even enough heat to bake muffins, cornbread, etc.

 

Count me as a fan.....


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:33 AM

Recently got the midsize 650XL version of this to replace a dead el-cheapo toaster oven.  Does anyone else have this model?  It's only got two elements on the ceiling, and thus 900W for "high" broil.  This is pretty wimpy, it seems--wimpier than my cheap toaster ovens.  I was trying to broil asparagus and wound up with baked asparagus with no browning at all.  Same with some saikyo-miso marinated salmon.

 

Toasting and baking are nice, but I love using my toaster oven as a mini boiler/salamander, and this is a bit disappointing.



#134 rotuts

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:39 AM

I had this. I took it back to BB&B and exchanged it for the BV-XL

 

Im very happy w the XL.  the mid sized, not so much


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:44 AM

Recently got the midsize 650XL version of this to replace a dead el-cheapo toaster oven.  Does anyone else have this model?  It's only got two elements on the ceiling, and thus 900W for "high" broil.  This is pretty wimpy, it seems--wimpier than my cheap toaster ovens.  I was trying to broil asparagus and wound up with baked asparagus with no browning at all.  Same with some saikyo-miso marinated salmon.

 

Toasting and baking are nice, but I love using my toaster oven as a mini boiler/salamander, and this is a bit disappointing.

 

I have the mini oven, and it too has "only" two top elements.  However, broiling has not been an issue.  The key, perhaps, is to place the rack at the proper height for the task - there are markers that show you where to place the rack.  Have you properly placed your rack?  It's easy to overlook that step.


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#136 emannths

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 10:16 AM

I have the mini oven, and it too has "only" two top elements.  However, broiling has not been an issue.  The key, perhaps, is to place the rack at the proper height for the task - there are markers that show you where to place the rack.  Have you properly placed your rack?  It's easy to overlook that step.

I've definitely been using the rack at the topmost level.  I kinda want to buy another, move the bottom elements to the top, and short out the thermal fuse.

 

Unfortunately the 800 will be too large for our kitchen.



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:37 AM

Does either the large- or medium-sized oven have a light inside?  Couldn't find anything about that.


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#138 gfweb

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:00 AM

No.

 

The sole deficiency


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#139 MSRadell

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:32 AM

Somebody that has the XL please give me an estimate of about how long it takes to use up to 350°.  We have a Cuisinart "Brick Oven" and it takes forever to heat up to this temperature, other than that we love it.  Before we take the plunge and by the Breville I want to know if it solves that problem.

 

Thanks for your help!


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#140 rotuts

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:40 AM

4:03 min   Room Temp: 65 degrees.



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:03 AM

4:03 min   Room Temp: 65 degrees.


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#142 MSRadell

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:19 AM

4:03 min   Room Temp: 65 degrees.

 

Thanks for the quick answer!  That's considerably faster than our Cuisinart!


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#143 rotuts

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:30 AM

Ill have to dig out my oven thermometer and check.  i believe AnnaN

 

Ill have to look in my Manual.  its somewhere.  maybe there is a DL 

 

Im also interested in the Automatic Turbo oven temp adjustment.

 

thanks  AnnaN !



#144 rotuts

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:43 AM

here is the manual:

 

http://www.brevilleu...L_IB_H11_FA.pdf

 

I couldn't find the bits AnnaN was talking about.  im sure they are there.

 

pp.  ??

 

proves for me reading the manual just gets me a Head Ache.