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Shel_B

Toaster Ovens

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the Delta T is 10 degrees F not 5. its 5 on the Cels. setting.

it also remembers your 'custom' settings. this seems to be a feature for each type of cooking.

it remembers you custom Cookie settings.

now I just have to find an extra rack somewhere.


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The extra rack might screw up the fancy heat flow they talk about.

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you might think the fan would take care of that. but Im guessing the extra rack is going to be hard to find.

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The cutting board accessory has heatproof feet and is good for the top on the BSO.

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in thinking more about these smart overns:

my old dumb GE TO did stelar service for 30 + years. it gave up the ghost a while back. shame.

the mid-breville is really nothing too special. at $ 180 ( - 20 % at BB&B only = $ 154 ) its a bit pricey for what it does.

the cheaper TO's at BB&B ( also - 20 % ) might do the same things a lot cheaper. cant really say.

you enter a different zone completely with the B Big Boy : $ 250 ( - 20 % BB&B $ 199 ) its not much bigger etc

still not cheap, but seems well worth it should you start to bake with it and not just do toast etc.

it holds my favorite pyrex oblong pan I use exclusively for Meat Loaf.

I cant say what 'internal' clean up is going to be like for roasting, but I can live with that I think.


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. So we tossed it after a year or so, and got that Oster ..

DW and I bought the Oster a few months ago. As a counter-top convection oven we like it. HOWEVER, after less than a week we pulled out the toaster and put it back on the counter. Setting the time for toast on the Oster is very hard to do accurately and repeatably. We are fortunate to have just enough room for both.

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Is it possible to braise vegetables in the small- and medium-sized Brevilles? I hadn't thought about it before, but it's fall, and Molly Stevens' book made it from the book shelf to the dining table ...


 ... Shel

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Totally possible. Since you usually cook for one or two, a lowish saucepan (with a lid) would be most versatile, but even a foil pouch on a cookie sheet will work.

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Ive lined the pan that comes with the TO with parchment paper for an easier clean up and that seems to work fine.

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Ive lined the pan that comes with the TO with parchment paper for an easier clean up and that seems to work fine.

It's good to have stainless steel interior. You can use "Easy Off" to dissolve toughest burnt on built-ups.

You cannot do that with aluminum interior.

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my new BV BigBoy says this in the manual:

"""""

NOTE:

Do not use abrasive cleansers,

metal scouring pads or metal

utensils on any of the interior or

exterior surfaces of the oven,

including the crumb tray.

Do not use abrasive cleansers,

metal scouring pads or metal

utensils to clean any of the

1. The walls on the inside of the oven

feature a non-stick coating for easy

cleaning. To clean any spattering that

may occur while cooking, wipe the

walls with a soft, damp sponge.

A non-abrasive liquid cleanser or mild

spray solution may be used to avoid

build-up of stains. Apply the cleanser to

the sponge, not the oven surface, before

cleaning. Avoid touching the quartz

heating elements.

""""
if you use your TO for baking/roasting/broiling what has your experience been with clean up?
thanks

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Totally possible. Since you usually cook for one or two, a lowish saucepan (with a lid) would be most versatile, but even a foil pouch on a cookie sheet will work.

Pouch + cookie sheet = Great Idea. Thanks!

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"----The walls on the inside of the oven feature a non-stick coating for easy cleaning.----"

I am a little superstitious.

A lot of the cooking in an electric oven is done by infrared radiation, therefore I like very shiny reflective surfaces. I think it gives better and more even cooking.

On a different note:

Some toaster ovens can get very hot on the top. Make sure your cabinet above is not too close.

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interesting point

the sides of the BV XL are black, but the top/bottom are shiny

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I have several Breville appliances and get periodic emails one arrived today so I went to the website as my juicer needs a new jug (I managed to break it - my own fault).

And then I went meandering through some other pages.

Check this page for "accessories" for the large oven - there is a wire rack for $12.99.


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thanks i found this also and have ordered one. BV is the cheapest parts site ive found

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my new BV BigBoy says this in the manual:

"""""

NOTE:

Do not use abrasive cleansers,

metal scouring pads or metal

utensils on any of the interior or

exterior surfaces of the oven,

including the crumb tray.

Do not use abrasive cleansers,

metal scouring pads or metal

utensils to clean any of the

1. The walls on the inside of the oven

feature a non-stick coating for easy

cleaning. To clean any spattering that

may occur while cooking, wipe the

walls with a soft, damp sponge.

A non-abrasive liquid cleanser or mild

spray solution may be used to avoid

build-up of stains. Apply the cleanser to

the sponge, not the oven surface, before

cleaning. Avoid touching the quartz

heating elements.

""""

if you use your TO for baking/roasting/broiling what has your experience been with clean up?

thanks

I have never done more than clean the crumb tray, the door window and wipe down the outside. Anything more is overkill IMHO. YMMV.


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Problems with the Breville Ovens: I went down to the local BB&B and had a good look at the Breville ovens, then I went home and examined my counter space. It looks like I can handle even the biggest oven, and that's good news.

However, I've been reading lots of reviews about these ovens, and there seems to be a large number of people complaining about a short life span, with numerous people complaining that the ovens lasted less than two years. It seems the mid-size oven has had the most complaints, although I didn't count 'em.

In addition, there have been a number of reviewers complaining that the oven temps are way off - sometimes by as much as 100-degrees. Plus, many people have complained about poor customer service from Breville.

To an extent, these things don't bother me very much because, if I do have a problem with the oven I purchase, BB&B will stand by it. But what if Breville changes their models, or discontinues the model I've purchased? However, the idea that I'd be paying a premium price and still having to deal with a mediocre product annoys the hell out of me. It's a PITA to pack one of these puppies and drag it back to BB&B. I want to be happy with my oven ... I like good quality and things that work as they are supposed to.

So, who has had problems with their Breville ovens, and what problems did you have? Has anyone owned one of these things for a few years and not had any problems?


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I am coming up to the 2-year mark with mine and have not experienced a single problem. I use it almost daily.


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I am coming up to the 2-year mark with mine and have not experienced a single problem. I use it almost daily.

Which model do you have? What do you use the oven for? Thanks!


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I am coming up to the 2-year mark with mine and have not experienced a single problem. I use it almost daily.

Which model do you have? What do you use the oven for? Thanks!

I have the BOV800XL. I toast, roast vegetables, re-heat pizza, egg rolls, etc., broil, bake. I don't braise in it because it has a safety feature that shuts it off after 2 hours. I have baked bread both free-form and in loaf pans. Aside from braisind, the only other thing it won't do, because of its small size, is a high-heat/no heat beef roast.


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after i udgreaded to the BV-XL ive taken a few trips to BB&B to eye-ball various (smaller) pans and racks that would fit into the XL

I just use the BB's pans and take them one isle over into the XL.

Ive looked over the two smaller BV's and i think with those you are indeed paying a substantial premium for them compared to others sold at BB&B

I cant address the expected life-span of the XL, but Im enjoying mine quite a bit., unexpectedly so. it just fits a lot more pans and does a lot more than smaller TO's

it even fits where I thought it would not.

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