Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro Review

Breville BOV900BSS PRO is smart countertop air fryer oven with approximate interior volume of 30 quarts. Because of large interior size you can do things you cannot do with smaller models like roasting a 11-lb (or even slightly bigger) turkey.

Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven is equipped with 6 independent quartz elements whereas more affordable models typically have only 4 heating elements. Breville BOV900BSS has temperature range of 80 to 480°F.


Cooking with Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro

Breville BOV900BSS PRO has 13 cooking functions (Toast, Bagel, Broil, Bake, Roast, Warm, Pizza, Proof, Air Fry, Reheat, Cookies, Slow Cook and Dehydrate) and 2 convection speeds (regular and super). With so many cooking functions it’s more versatile than a lot of less expensive models.

The temperatures are accurate but because its interior is larger than most countertop ovens it can take a bit longer to heat up.

As far as cooking goes Breville BOV900BSS performs quite well. It has Element IQ® (regulates power around the oven for more precise temperatures and better results) and PID Temperature Control (helps to maintain precise and constant temperatures) features which does seem to work as this model cooks better than less expensive models.

Roasted chicken or turkey comes out amazing. With “Proof” function you can properly rise the dough for perfect baking results. Baking cookies or cake yields great results. You can dehydrate fruit for healthy and highly nutritious snacks. There are some things that you can complain about though.

Breville BOV900BSS oasts slower than a toaster but it does toast very evenly. Even though the end result is good you would still likely prefer to use a regular toaster just because of speed and convenience.

Air Fry mode works fairly well but not as well as on a good dedicated air fryer – the food doesn’t come out just as crispy. Spraying small amounts of oil does help making food crispier so that’s something you could try if you don’t find results crispy enough initially.

Overall Breville BOV900BSS cooks really well and even though in some areas it could perform a bit better it does perform better than less expensive models.


Noise

With two convection speeds the noise this oven produces varies. On regular convection speed you can hear the fan but it’s not too bad. On Super speed it’s a bit loud.


Accessories

Breville BOV900BSS PRO air fryer oven comes with 13-inch pizza pan, two oven racks, 9×13-inch broil rack with enamel toasting pan and mesh basket rack (for dehydrating and air frying).

There are also other Breville accessories compatible with model than you can purchase separately like air fry/dehydrate basket, pizza stone and pizza crisper pan.


Features

Breville BOV900BSS has a lot of features that most countertop ovens don’t including previously mentioned Element iQ® System and PID Temperature Control.

Breville BOV900BSS has interior oven light that turns on automatically when finishes cooking or you open the door. Light can be replaced if it burns out (120V Type G9 oven bulb with UV filter – 25W max). Timer pauses when you open door too. Beeping volume can be adjusted or turned off completely. You can setup rotate reminder if neccessary.

Breville BOV900BSS also has magnetic auto-eject rack – wire rack will be halfway ejected when you open the door if you have placed the wire rack on third or fourth rack position.


Clean up

If you do not clean the interior each time after you cook then you are not going to have a good time when you eventualy decide to.

Manual very clearly states you shouldn’t use any abrasive cleaners, metal scouring pads or metal utensils. Instead you can use warm soapy water with a soft sponge which is not very effective against burnt-on grease.

The difficulty of clean up is probably the worst thing about this countertop oven. Sure, you can do a sloppy job of doing it, but if you decide to get it properly cleaned you might have a very hard time.


Possible Issues

Majority of consumer feedback about this model is positive however as with any product there have been some consumers that have had issues.

Some had issue with glass door exploding, others reported this model only working for 1-4 years before failing. There are also a lot of reports that don’t mention such issues so perhaps those who complained got unlucky, got defective units or earlier iterations of the model (sometimes products are improved if some issues arise with early production models).

Another thing to note is that exterior can get quite warm or even hot to touch. This is quite common for countertop ovens though so that’s something to expect if you decide to buy one.


Verdict

Breville BOV900BSS is a good countertop oven if you plan to do a bit more serious cooking for a family or want an oven that’s very versatile. For some basic cooking with smaller batches perhaps a less expensive countertop oven will do just fine even though results with Breville BOV900BSS PRO will be better. On the opposite, if you are also interested in more expensive models then June Smart Oven is worth checking out. At the end of the day it’s your decision what to buy based on price, features and performance.




Breville BOV900BSS Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro Specifications:

  • Voltage: 110-120 Volts
  • Power: 1800W
  • Temperature range: 80 to 480°F
  • Cooking functions: 13
    • Toast
    • Bagel
    • Broil
    • Bake
    • Roast
    • Warm
    • Pizza
    • Proof
    • Air Fry
    • Reheat
    • Cookies
    • Slow Cook
    • Dehydrate
  • Approximate interior volume: 30 quarts
  • Exterior dimensions (W x D x H): 21.5” x 17.5” x 12.7” inches
  • Construction material: Brushed Stainless Steel
  • Accessories:
    • 1 x 13-inch Pizza Pan
    • 2 x Oven Rack
    • 1 x 9 x13 inch Broil Rack with Enamel Roasting Pan
    • 1 x Mesh basket rack

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