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#91 Shel_B

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:46 AM

I tried it online today, and it definitely doesn't work (the 20% off).  

 

When you bought the toaster oven in person, rotuts, I don't think Breville was yet being excluded from the offer.

 

The 20% off coupons are not for on-line purchases, as you discovered. I posted an email from BB&B about how those coupons work, and how you can, under certain circumstances, use them for on-line purchases, but their on-line use is quite limited.

http://forums.egulle...ns#entry1935781

 

As for Breville being excluded from the 20% coupon, we bought a Breville toaster oven on Saturday and got the 20% discount.


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:01 PM

 

The 20% off coupons are not for on-line purchases, as you discovered. I posted an email from BB&B about how those coupons work, and how you can, under certain circumstances, use them for on-line purchases, but their on-line use is quite limited.

http://forums.egulle...ns#entry1935781

 

As for Breville being excluded from the 20% coupon, we bought a Breville toaster oven on Saturday and got the 20% discount.

 

If you subscribe to their email newsletters you do receive "coupons" for 20% on-line discounts.

 

Shel, once you have used you new Breville let us know what you think of it.


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#93 Shel_B

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:17 PM

 

If you subscribe to their email newsletters you do receive "coupons" for 20% on-line discounts.

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Shel, once you have used you new Breville let us know what you think of it.

 

 

I subscribe to their email newsletters and have yet to receive any coupon or offer for 20% on-line discounts.

 

I'll probably get around to using it for the first time tomorrow or Wednesday.  I'll see if I can get creative, and do something more interesting than making toast ... at minimum I'll knock off some potatoes or try roasting some vegetables.


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#94 Porthos

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:57 PM

We bought a low-end Oster convection oven earlier this year and did NOT like it for toast so our old toaster sits next to it. I absolutely love it for roast veggies, however.


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#95 rotuts

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:42 PM

Exactly Right.

 

lets see what 

 

 

Shel_B

 

thinks about toast in the BV.

 

( no worries.  there are solutions )



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:12 PM

Maybe I should just try doing the purchase in-store with a coupon and see what happens!  


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:49 AM

Regarding the BB&B "on line" 20% off, I get them in my email inbox all the time.  Don't know why I would and someone else wouldn't.

 

I'd suggest to anyone that wants them and isn't getting them that, assuming you're signed up for their newsletter, you should go to the "preferences" page and be sure you're signed up to receive promotional emails.

 

And, how about messaging?  I just now got a text from BB&B offering 20% off one item, either in-store or online.


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#98 NEPolarbear

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:08 PM

Have had the large Breville for a couple of years and it's great.

Use the broiler for my French onion soup.

Have also roasted a 4lb chicken in my 10 inch cast iron skillet.

 

Also this is my first post....just signed up.


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#99 Shel_B

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:28 AM

Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven Review, such as it is ...

 

Tuesday I purchased a standard-shaped loaf of very good quality (http://acmebread.com/bread/whole_wheat) whole wheat bread, and Wednesday morning I made three slices of toast in the Breville.  I was minimally disappointed as the top of the bread was nice and crispy, just the way I like it, but the bottom seemed somewhat insipid and nowhere near as crispy.  I’m not obsessive about my toast, so it was OK enough to eat and enjoy, but the next time I made toast I flipped the slices about half way through, and tried to get an even toast and crispness on each side.  That helped a bit, and now my toast is nice and evenly toasted on both sides.

 

In addition, all the slices were charred at the top of the slice, where the knife entered the loaf at the crust.  I don’t understand that.

 

Last night I baked three potatoes and the results were just about perfect.  What impressed me was how quickly the oven preheated.  I suspect that the Breville will save some electricity $$ over time, just on potatoes alone.  I’ll know just how much after the Kill-A-Watt gets here, although it’s not much of an issue.  My electric bill over the past three months has averaged about $5.00/month, so from a cost standpoint it’s not very important.  However, I do like to conserve, and enjoy the challenge of reducing electric usage as much as possible.  My best month was $4.56, and I’d love to get down to below $4.00 – just to see if it can be done.

 

The rack doesn’t slide out when the door is opened.  I knew that was the case before we got the oven, but I didn’t realize that it would annoy me so even though the workaround is simple and easy.

 

Size wise, it’s just about perfect.  The Breville’s footprint is small enough that it fits comfortably in several places in the kitchen, and I may choose to move it around a bit to see what works best for me.  How nice to have options.

 

Well, that’s all for this review.  Maybe there will be more comments when I’ve used it more, and for different things.


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#100 rotuts

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:41 AM

what you say about the toast is interesting.

 

having used the mid-BV frist then moving up to the BV-XL  id say these are Oven-Toasters

 

they are ovens first which in my case is a good thing

 

regular thickness bread was dry and baked-like

 

i solved this by cutting the slices extra thick  which made a big difference

 

and its true:  not having the tray come out when you open the door is pretty annoying, believe it or not.

 

trays only come out on the XL for some reason and do so with a magnet in the door.

 

and not on all shelf positions.  which might make sense on the lower one which is used for baking.

 

do your shelves slide out too far when you pull them and land on the counter?

 

that's up next.


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#101 Shel_B

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:49 AM

what you say about the toast is interesting.

regular thickness bread was dry and baked-like

 

and its true:  not having the tray come out when you open the door is pretty annoying, believe it or not.

do your shelves slide out too far when you pull them and land on the counter?

 

 

 

I cut slices thin and thick, toasted them a fair amount and per the instructions.  Never had dry and baked toast.  Maybe it's the choice of bread.  Shelf has never ended up on the counter.  Can't imagine why yours does.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:23 AM

This thread is bound to cost me some money as I try and finalize all of my appliances in and out of the kitchen.  I already have a Dualit 2 Slice toaster that I adore, and from what I have read, the Breville won't toast at that caliber...that being said, I am more interested in the non-toast options for the Breville -- It seems like everyone who bought the BOV800XL (the big boy) has been really happy with it. I have 2 questions -- how hot does this unit get (top and sides) and also, I already have a "smaller" oven on my range (small side oven on a Bluestar) -- is this going to be redundant, or do you think it will, in fact compliment that oven -- I use that oven for my main re-heating, but it takes a bit to come to temp.  

 

I ask about the temp, because I am curious if it is possible to secure it inside of a cabinet -- sounds unlikely, I know.


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#103 rotuts

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:14 AM

no way:  inside a cabinet

 

the sides and top get warm, not red hot.

 

my XL is under a cabinet but there is at least 10 1/2 " clearance 

 

the XL will do one 13 x 9 tray of brownies if you use the aluminum 'toss away' pans which I re-use lining them w parchment paper.

 

if your smaller over does 2 trays of brownies of 'brownie equivalents' you wont need the BV

 

who can stand only one tray of 'brownies?'

 

FD:  my gas oven is not working and needs an Amazon 14 $$ part   the repair place wants 170 + to do this

 

I might do it myself in the spring.


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