Breville Smart Convection Toaster Oven Pro

Last updated date: June 4, 2021

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9.6

Breville Smart Convection Toaster Oven Pro

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We looked at the top Convection Toaster Ovens and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Convection Toaster Oven you should buy.

Update as September 30, 2020:
Checkout The Best Convection Toaster Oven for a detailed review of all the top convection toaster ovens.

Overall Take

Your food will cook in half the time when you go with this convection toaster oven. It features 10 pre-set cooking functions, including bagel, broil, pizza and roast. The large LCD screen is a plus, as you won't have any trouble reading the temperature settings or the countdown timer.


In our analysis of 37 expert reviews, the Breville Smart Convection Toaster Oven Pro placed 2nd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro with light and slow cook setting is the first oven with Element IQ that controls heating elements to suit whatever you are cooking with 10 preset functions. Slow Cook Function will automatically switch to Keep Warm for up to 2 hours and can be set at 'HI' 2-8 hours, or 'LO' for 4-10 hours. Key features comprise of a timer with auto shut-off and alert, temperature conversion & frozen food functions, a color changing LCD, and a magnetic auto-eject rack. Accessories included with your oven are a 12" x 12" enamel baking pan, a 12" x 12" enamel broiling rack, and a 13" non-stick pizza pan. The 0.8 cubic foot interior allows for a 6-slice toast capacity, and as a guide, can accommodate most 3.5 quart Dutch oven vessels with lid, and 5 quart vessels with foil lid. Voltage - 110-120 volts , Power - 1800 watts.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.7
4 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.4
2,387 user reviews

What experts liked

Lastly, cleaning the Breville Smart Oven Pro is pretty pain free, at least so far. I’ve had cheese drip all over the rack and bottom (crumb tray) and I’m happy to report it all wipes off quick and easy.
- Gadget Review
September 27, 2018 | Full review
This model was excellent in ease of use. How clear the controls are and how easy they are to set on the toaster oven.
- Consumer Reports
I love the Slow Cook function. It’s a feature that I’ve not seen in any other countertop ovens, and it will make your separate slow cooker appliance obsolete
- Steamy Kitchen
The design and styling is something that also stands out. Use of stainless steel and an LCD display give this a modern look that fits well into any type of kitchen.
- At Home Dad
January 2, 2019 | Full review

What experts didn't like

The limited broiling timer can be an annoyance, especially when you’re preheating the function and still prepping food.
- Gadget Review
September 27, 2018 | Full review
10 Preset functions is a lot and can be confusing. The level of detail may be too intimidating for some.
- Steamy Kitchen
This also happens to be one of the most expensive toaster ovens on the market. You get a lot of value for your money but this is not going to fit into everyone’s budget. Cord Could Be Longer
- At Home Dad
January 2, 2019 | Full review

Our Expert Consultant

Vicki Liston 
Home Improvement Expert

Vicki Liston writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.

Home improvement and all things DIY have been Liston’s passion since she bought her first house in 2007 and she started making video blogs in 2014. She’s performed hundreds of DIY projects, from small ones to major, wall-smashing renovations and can teach you how to make a trendy DIY barn door for cheap. The proceeds earned from “On The Fly…DIY” are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations. You can find her show on Prime Video.

An Overview On Convection Toaster Ovens

If you want a perfectly browned turkey on Thanksgiving or an evenly cooked ham on Christmas, a convection oven is what you need. Let’s look at how a convection oven works and the best applications for it in your cooking.

The difference between a traditional oven and a convection oven is the airflow cycling that the convection features. The hot air is blown around the food and vented out in a convection oven. This creates a perfectly dry heat that will crisp the outside without drying the inside of your food.

Like a traditional oven, a convection oven still hosts heating elements that produce the heat, so technically it has radiant heat and forced hot air as cooking sources. This system is very efficient, and you may find you need to adjust the temperature and cooking time of your recipes. It cooks faster and more evenly than a traditional oven.

“It’s precision cooking and yes, it makes a huge difference,” says our expert Vicki Liston, host of the award-winning home improvement show “On the Fly…DIY.”

“Have you ever cooked something in the oven, a microwave, or a traditional toaster oven and had the item cook unevenly? Or experienced ‘hot spots’? A convection oven solves these cooking irritations,” says Liston. “It preheats faster than a traditional oven and uses less power to run. In the summer months, it makes cooking much more bearable as it doesn’t heat up your entire house during operation.”

When you first start using a convection oven, it’s smart to pay close attention to the food while it’s cooking. There are certain foods such as breads and cakes that need time to rise that don’t do well in a convection oven. If you are cooking a recipe for the first time in the oven, try decreasing the temperature by 25 degrees from the suggested temperature. This will ensure thorough cooking without burning.

Another thing to remember when cooking with a convection oven is the type of pan you use for your food. Shallow dishes do best with convection because it increases the surface area that the heated air touches. Many baking dishes have been adapted for convection purposes but consider updating your bakeware for the best results.

Some convection ovens feature sensors and presets for different foods. The presets should be used as guidelines and can be reliable with some foods. Sensors are not always reliable but can help you gauge how long and what temperature to cook certain foods when you first start out. They should also be used as a guide. Another handy tool to have on hand when first starting out with a convection oven is a thermometer probe. This will come in particular use when cooking meat dishes. Remember to always keep an eye on food in a convection oven since it cooks much faster than a traditional oven.

There are all different styles of countertop convection ovens. From a drop-down door in the front, like the Breville Smart Convection Toaster Oven Pro, to a French-door opening like the Oster Convection Countertop & Toaster Oven you will find a style that works in your kitchen. The Toshiba Digital Convection Toaster Oven features stylish knobs for programming the settings. They are all designed with large digital displays so you can see exactly how long and what temperature you’ve set it to.

The Convection Toaster Oven Buying Guide

  • According to Liston, convection ovens are “ridiculously versatile.”
    “You could replace several kitchen appliances by getting one,” says Liston. “Many people consider the amount of counter space taken up to be a drawback. However, if you didn’t need an air fryer, a toaster, a microwave, a dehydrator, a slow cooker, and even a plate warmer, would you make the switch? In fact, it can save you space in the long run!
  • Adjust temperatures and times of recipes when first starting out with your oven.
  • Baked goods that need to rise will not do well in the convection oven.
  • Meats that need crispy exteriors will do great in the convection oven.
  • Remember to leave plenty of space around your convection oven for the best ventilation.