The Breville Smart Oven: A convection oven at it’s finest! {Review}


This little beauty has been a life saver for me.  It’s the Smart Oven by Breville Canada and I am smitten with this amazing kitchen appliance, priced at $369.99.  It toasts perfect toast, it broils, it slow cooks, it bakes, it roasts, toasts bagels, reheats and warms perfectly and it has a pizza feature.  I think in the Summer this will be wonderful too as it won’t make our apartment too hot as it increases cooking time by 30%.  I don’t use a microwave and this has replaced the “need” as my husband wants one, but I say no.  We’ve survived 15 years without one, but I understand the convenience.  To me, the Smart Oven is the better choice as it reheats quickly and nicely.  The frozen food defrosts button is fabulous too. It’s a reasonable size that fits on my counter. I am so glad as my kitchen is small.

Element IQ.  My Smart Oven is really smart!
Element IQ™ delivers the right power at the right time and when adjusted to taste, it even remembers.  Element IQ™ puts the power where it’s needed most for each of the 9 pre-set programs.  It’s the perfect convection oven.  

What I love and make in my Smart Oven:
We are in small place and as a family of five, that’s five mouths to feed.  This has saved me in so much time and has made cooking a lot of fun and quicker.  I seem to have used this a bit more than my regular oven, but this little Smart Oven is my back up.  I can bake a nice frittata and whip it up, I love not having to bend over and that it preheats quickly. I can pop my little cocotte’s and have individual meals for the kids if I really need peace and quiet from toddler fussiness.  I even baked a delicious melted brie and it was perfect.
Did I mention that the Smart Oven is easy to clean? IT IS!  I love the glass window and the backlight.  It comes with a nonstick pizza pan, an enamel broiler pan, and enamel baking pan.

I recently slow cooked in it, making a tasty Slow Cooker Broufado.  My little convection oven SLOW COOKS!  I have always preferred the taste of slow cooking in the oven compared to the usual counter top models slow cookers.  

The cookies come out evenly baked thanks to the Smart Oven Cookie Feature!
I can make quick little meals for the kids like mac n’ cheese’ and meatballs, here’s what the Smart Oven looks like inside:
SmartOvenReviewOh pizza!  It bakes perfect pizza.  You see the heating elements are on either side.  How did it turn out? Visit here.:
It also made perfect soufflé!  I think the best soufflé I ever made!  Although my learning curve was, I didn’t position on the right rack.  There’s three levels to choose from. First one being close to the top element for broiling, middle rack for cookies, pizza, toast and bagels and the bottom rack for roasting, slow cooking, bake, and reheat.

I am excited that I can cook twice as much with the help of my Smart Oven.  Perfect for all Holiday cooking and baking and for entertaining.  I can’t say enough good things about it.  If you have a foodie in your life gift them the Breville Smart Oven.  It is one of the best products I’ve reviewed from them.  All opinions are always my own!


  1. Caroline M. | 1st Mar 16

    I bought one about 3 weeks ago. I’ve been using it almost everyday, I’ve made a roast, warmed up meals, baked a cake. Everything turns out wonderful. Love it and so worth the money!

  2. Rosanne Robinson | 3rd May 16

    I would LOVE to have The Breville Smart Oven. It looks perfect for cooking dinner for my husband and myself on a daily basis.

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