Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air Silver Review

Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air

9.5

Size/Capacity

9.5/10

Brand

9.5/10

Functionality

9.5/10

Performance

9.5/10

Appearance

9.5/10

Price

9.5/10

Pros

  • Large Capacity
  • Multi-functional
  • Durable
  • Smart Easy to Use Programmable Controls
  • Fast

Cons

  • New cooling fan on control panel a bit noisy
  • Heavy for a countertop unit

Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air

Love your multi-function cookers as much as I do? Then you will love the Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air with Element IQ® and Super Convection. It is a countertop oven that can bake, broil, roast, air-fry, dehydrate, slow cook, proof, toast bread, toast bagels, make pizza, warm, and reheat. Save space on your countertop with an all-in-one oven. To find out what I think of this small kitchen appliance, read my detailed and unbiased review below.

 

 

 

Name:  Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air
Price: Hover your mouse over the image below for price
Manufacturer:  Breville Group Company / *Jarden in Europe and U.K.
CEO: Jim Clayton
Overall Rank:   95 out of 100

Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air – Overview

The Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air is a countertop oven that does everything that your main oven can and more. Can your oven air-fry, dehydrate or slow-cook? The Breville Smart Oven can.

It is big enough to cook a 14lb turkey but does it more efficiently. Yet it is small enough to fit under almost any kitchen cupboard.

Its predecessor the Smart Oven Pro came with 10 pre-set modes. The Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air has 13. Each of the pre-set modes can be changed to meet your personal taste and once changed will remain in memory for next time.

And now you can cook healthier without guilt. The Air Fry mode can deep fry foods like french fries and onion rings with almost no oil.

You will love how the brushed stainless steel finish matches your kitchen decor. I found the large, attractive LCD display easy to read and the controls easy to use.

Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air – Features

Size/Capacity

The interior capacity of the Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air is a full 1 cubic foot (28.3 L). This allows you to cook a 14lb (6.35kg) turkey, 9 slices of toast, and fits a 12-cup muffin tray, a 5.5-qt Dutch oven, or a 13″ x 9″ quarter sheet pan.

It comes complete with a 13″ non-stick pizza pan, 2 heavy-duty oven racks, broil rack, air-fry/dehydrating basket, and 13″ x 9″ enamel roasting pan. So, you don’t have to go out and buy a whole bunch of new accessories just to get started.

Brand

Breville is a well-known and well-respected Australian manufacturer of small kitchen appliances. They have over 50 years of experience in this field. They are now owned by Jarden in Europe. But, the Australian Breville Group continues to make products with offices in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, and New Zealand.

This is a trusted brand for good reason with excellent products backed up by good customer support. When a product is found to have a design flaw or weakness, the company quickly upgrades it to fix the issue and will replace any defective products without question.

For example, the controls on early units of the Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air experienced failure to due overheating. Breville added a cooling fan for the control panel to keep them cool. All Smart Oven Air units now have the new fan installed. And then Breville increased the warranty to 2-years.

Functionality

The Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air is equipped with Element IQ®. This directs the heat from 6 independent quartz cooking elements to the right place at the right time for perfect results every time.

A 2-speed fan provides Super Convection. Super moves more air than regular speed, thus achieving faster and more even roasting, air frying, and dehydrating.

Advanced PID (a technical acronym for a highly accurate method) control ensures precise and stable temperatures. Only this kind of precision control can provide the low-temperature environment needed to “Proof” yeast doughs.

There are 13 pre-programmed settings including:

  • Toast
  • Bagel
  • Broil
  • Bake
  • Roast
  • Warm
  • Pizza
  • Proof
  • Air-Fry
  • Reheat
  • Cookies
  • Slow Cook
  • Dehydrate

Each pre-set program setting can be manually adjusted to suit your particular needs and taste.

For example, adjust “Toast” for the number of slices of bread, up to 9, and for darker or lighter. Also, for succeeding batches the time auto-adjusts to account for the already hot oven so each batch comes out the same doneness.

All customizations are retained in memory for the next time you use that program until you change it again or reset it to factory setting.

And if you want to cook healthier meals for you and your family, choose the Air-Fry mode. Fry your favorite french fries, onion rings, or other deep fried food with as little as a teaspoon of oil. Yet, get the same crispy outside and tender inside that you love.

The Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air also has a Phase Cook function to program back-to-back cooking functions. Choose two from Broil, Bake, Roast, Warm, and Pizza. When the first cooking phase completes, the second one automatically starts.

Performance

1800 watts of power, 2 fan speeds, and PID temperature control ensure that the Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air cooks anything that you can fit into its generous size interior.

The 13 pre-set programs give you one-touch convenience with the versatility of fully adjustable and remembered manual re-programming.

The Smart Oven Air has an automatic door sensor and a magnetic auto-eject rack.

If you open the door during cooking, the timer pauses and the light turns on. When you close the door the timer resumes and the light remains on for 30 seconds. If the door is open for more than 10 minutes during cooking the heaters will turn off.

When installed in position 3 or 4, the wire rack will automatically eject halfway out of the oven when the door is opened. This allows you to easily remove your food.

Another handy feature is “Rotate Remind” that sounds and flashes an alarm to remind you to switch the position of food in the oven when cooking on multiple racks. This is to ensure the most even, consistent results.

Appearance

It’s a good thing that the Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air is so attractive. It is heavy enough that you won’t want to move it around all the time. And you won’t want to because you will want to show it off to all your friends and guests whenever you can.

Leave it in a prominent place on your countertop for beauty, functionality, and versatility. This is going to become a treasured part of your kitchen for years to come.

Price

The price of the Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air has recently dropped by a considerable amount. Although it may still seem quite high for a countertop oven, consider the multi-functionality, reliability, and durability. You are replacing many other small kitchen appliances with this one beautiful, smart device. The combined cost of all of these will be much more than the cost of the Smart Oven Air.

Specifications

Interior Capacity:  1.0 cubic-foot (28.3 L)
Finish: Silver
Body Material: Brushed Stainless Steel
Power:  1800 Watts
Pre-Set Functions: 13
Min. Low Temperature: 80ºF (26.7ºC)
Max. High Temperature: 480ºF (548.9ºC)
Voltage: 110VAC, 60 Hz.
Dimensions: 17.2″ (43.7 cm)L x 21.4″ (54.4 cm)W x 12.8″ (32.5 cm)H
Weight: 38.9  lbs (17.6 kg)

Cooking With The Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air

You can cook anything in the Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air that you can cook in a conventional oven and much more. Here are some of the recipes available online from Breville:

  • Air Fried Zucchini Fries with Herbed Yogurt Dip
  • Dehydrated Pineapple on Hummingbird Cupcakes
  • Beef Jerky
  • Chocolate Chip, Pecan & Oatmeal CookiesBreville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air Review - Air Fried Spring Rolls
  • Air Fried Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
  • Dehydrated Honey-Rosemary Roasted Activated Almonds
  • Roast Turkey
  • Italian Style Pizza
  • Lasagna
  • Air Fried Korean Chicken Wings
  • Dehydrated Bananas with Coconut
  • Broiled Miso Salmon
  • Deep Dish Apple Pie

Customer Comments

 

Fakespot detected over 80% high-quality reviews and gave the Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air Amazon reviews a Grade B rating.

Who Is the Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air For?

The Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air is for anyone that wants a multi-functional countertop appliance that is large and versatile.

Maybe you have a small kitchen without enough space for a conventional oven, not to mention a half dozen other small appliances like a slow cooker, air fryer, pizza oven, etc.

Or maybe you want to add functionality to your kitchen cooking lineup for extra large parties and get-togethers but don’t want to renovate to add a wall oven.

The Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air is sure to become your new best friend in the kitchen taking care of a multitude of tasks once relegated to many other appliances. And will do so for many years.

However, maybe this isn’t what you are looking for. That’s OK, try some of my other posts to see if they have what you want. For example:

Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air – My Final Opinion

So, if you are looking for a large, well-built countertop oven with a huge variety of functional features from a well-trusted brand, I give the Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air a 95 out of 100 and highly recommended buy.


Would you care to share your experience with your Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air? I’d love to hear from you. Please leave your comments or questions in the comment box below.

 

2 Replies to “Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air Silver Review”

  1. HI Ed –
    Thanks for your review on the Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air. I am a big fan of smart ovens. I love its power saving feature of no pre-heating necessary that I almost retired my full sized oven. The only thing I have not tried on my smart oven is when I cook my pprme rib.
    My smart oven is not as smart as this Breville product 🙂
    Mine does not air fry, dehydrate, slow cook and proof notsure what proofing is). So I will definitely lok into this product because it has healthy cooking options that our family needs. It is still quite pricey though.
    Wonderful review!! Thanks!
    Gigi

    1. Hi Louie,

      Thank-you for visiting my site and leaving your comment. The Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air is indeed a great appliance with total capability of replacing your full sized oven and a number of other appliances.

      Yes, the price seems high at first, until you consider all the appliances that it can replace. Not only your oven, but a slow cooker, air-fryer, dehydrator, and oh yes, a proofing oven:) Proofing is allowing yeast dough to rise in a controlled low-temperature environment. The better temperature and humidity control provided, the more consistent the result.

      Hope this helped.

      Ed

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