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Breville The Smart Oven Pro $299 @ JB Hi-Fi


Good deal there, thought the RRP was $429


The Smart Oven™ Pro with Element iQ® is for the cook who desires a countertop oven that slow cooks tender casseroles, bakes the perfect pizza, toasts evenly and roasts succulent meat. The convection setting reduces cooking time by up to 30%.

Key Features

Smart Element IQ® System
There’s heat, and there’s smart heat. Element iQ transfers heat intelligently across 5 quartz elements for precise and stable heat just where and when you want it for perfect results, every time. Super fast 2400W preheat gets your meals on the table more quickly.

Convection Powered
You’re not a Pro without an inbuilt fan that circulates the hot air within your oven. Convection speeds the cooking process by raising hotter air and sinking colder, less dense air for quicker heating. But you knew that.

Slow Cook Function
Some days you want to take your time to tenderise and develop complex flavours. That’s why we have a slow cook function, designed for long cook times at low temperatures. You can slow cook for up to 10 hours before the setting automatically turns to keep warm. Your food’s ready when you say it’s ready.

10 Cooking Functions
10 cooking functions to guide you to perfection: Toast 6 slices, Crumpet, Bake, Roast, Grill, Pizza, Cookies, Reheat, Warm, Slow Cook.

Interior Oven Light
Integrated oven light automatically turns on when you open the door and at the end of the cooking cycle to help you see inside. Auto shut off and independently controlled button. Replacable componentry like your regular large oven.

LCD Display
LCD Display to more easily access the built in smart functionality, choose from 10 cooking functions. Integrated oven light automatically turns on at the end of cooking cycle or can be switched at the touch of a button.

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  • +14


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  • +1

    these little toasters seem to be very popular in the US, wonder why they're not THAT common here

    • -1

      Because they can't toast bread.

      • There's a toast function on them?

      • +10

        I toast bread with this all the time Sir

      • +3

        I use them for toast as well. Perfect ovens for smaller meals.

        • +1

          Australians tend to like big things. Houses/land, big gadgets, big cowboy hat etc

          • +2

            @aerona: Big gas/electric bills?

            They are very efficient in terms of using less space to heat compared to a standard oven.

          • +2

            @aerona: Sounds more like America

      • +2

        Breville seem to have a tendency to make them larger and with more functions for the US market.
        The price here is fairly exhorbitant despite their "quartz" elements that are superior to the normal airfryer ones.
        Also perhaps most people are happy to pay far less for a cheap air fryer oven to do the same basic thing.
        I would love one, but not at these prices.
        The "Flash" cooker ovens by Panasonic are in a similiar boat.
        If you go into Subway stores and see the commercial oven that toasts the bread with the ingredients on it in such a short time, that is like a commercial version of the Panasonic "Flash" oven.

        • wish they brought the flash oven into australia, toasted cheese sandwiches from turning oven on to toasted in 2 mins.

        • Does breville have 'flash' functionality like Panasonic?
          Keen to find oven that has similar function like in subway!

        • Good airfryers aren't cheap.
          And yes, I'm talking about Philips Turbostar models which are the best and comparable in price to this.

      • I threw out my toaster when I got one of these. It's more consistant and quicker to toast more slices.

    • +3

      people don't like square pizza

      • It makes round pizzas!

        • How hot does it get? Key to the best base/crust is going hotter than most home ovens can reach

    • +3

      Because they are slightly different to their US counterpart, a lot of Aussie buyers complained about it hasn't got the bread proofing function unlike the US same model. I bought a cheaper version of it from Target, only cost $249 and so far are very happy with that, yes it is not as fast (this one requires preheating) and not as good in doing pork belly with crackling skin in comparison to the drawer type but it is much more versatile with its larger size and function. The cheaper version I bought from Target only has 8 functions including rotisserie but this more expensive model doesn't have it although it has 10 functions.

      • hasn't got the bread proofing function unlike the US same model

        That really sucks. Can you get the temperature low enough to proof manually?

        • +1

          50 is the min setting. Never tested actual temp myself.

    • +1

      I have had this for years and it's fantastic.
      The only neg is that the heat rods dim on one corner.

    • +2

      Same as drip coffee. I've heard old tales that it's because their houses aren't equipped with high enough wattage to make kettles boil fast enough and they get too impatient waiting for slower boil times. Perhaps, full size ovens "take too long" to heat up too (despite being on a higher powered circuit)? haha, I'm kidding… mostly

      • Lower power usage for smaller meals. Faster heat up because of the smaller area. More popular in smaller dwellings - with over 300mil people, there is a much larger market within the required demographic. But there are a variety of similar ovens (even fr breville) with more features, such as a steam function for bread and other cooking needs.

      • +4

        I work in electrical engineering design. The general US domestic power system is a low-powered joke, pathetically so

        Electric kettles are rare there because of this.

    • +1

      in the USA they have a larger model which for some reason breville has decided not to make available in australia.

      I own the Australian version which is smaller than the USA version and they are great when you don't want to heat up the big kitchen oven e.g make nachos, heat up pizza and grill the top oven fries, etc.

      it's a good alternative if you have an older built in oven but want some multi function features and fast heat up times.

  • +4

    Please note, this isn't the airfryer version.

    • Is the air fryer version better?

      • +3
        • Mmmm. Going to hold out for this one. Don't know until when.

          Also, 'Awaiting Stock'

      • I love the air fryer version! Works great.

        • +1

          Why is the airfryer better? It's it literally just the extra airfryer mode? Doesn't seem terribly useful to be honest since everything will just drip on the heating elements…

          I do love this oven in general though, I'm just on the fence on why I should consider the air fryer version

    • oh yeah ! I thought it was the smart oven when I post my previous comment. Thanks for pointing that out. :)

  • So it's a toaster oven, wrapped in fancy marketing blurb?

    • +8

      They can be used as a proper convection oven.
      I bought one 7-8 years ago when I was renting and the oven in the rental was basically useless..

      Can cook a roast lamb in this thing easily.. I now use it as a supplementary oven for roast veggies when I'm cooking for a family feast

    • No. It's a benchtop oven.

  • where is the cable located, back or bottom

    • Back

      • only reason is my current oven is on the bottom and whoever the genius designed it didn't account for the strain it has on the cable.

  • +8

    I have had one for several years and love it. I use it for everything, faster to heat up and do my roasting or baking. Got rid of the wall oven.

    • Same here, I use it for everything and hardly need the big kitchen oven anymore. I’ve had my Smart Oven (older model) for 9 years and it’s still going strong.

  • +9

    best thing i purchased approx 3 years ago as its the most used appliance in our house.

    Until I idiotically tried cleaning it with oven cleaner … 10 minutes later its pretty much destroyed the metal parts and left a foul chemical smell thats hard to rid of. Family wasnt too impressed.

    • +6

      If only there was a great offer on a new one available somewhere… ;)

    • That sounds sensible to me… What am i missing here?

  • It's big enough for pizza?

    • +2

      Depends on the size of the pizza - it comes with a 13" pizza tray, so anything that size or smaller should be fine

    • +1

      Yep, easily fits any WW/Coles/Aldi frozen or fridge'd pizza.

  • +8

    I'd rather spend a bit more and go for the Cuisinart Combo Steam & Convection Oven @ $320


    The CSO-300 Steam Oven is truly a unique oven that incorporates all the functions of a professional steam oven in a countertop footprint. Its a countertop convection oven with full steaming capability. Steam heat cuts cooking time by as much as 40%! Choose from 9 single & combination functions. Steam or poach any type of vegetable, fish, poultry or rice or use steam in combination with both Broil or Bake functions to create roasts that are beautifully browned on the outside, yet moist & juicy on the inside.

    Been using one for the last 5 years and hasn't skipped a beat.

    We make everything in it including Pizzas, Roasts and Toast!

    ALso available Myer - https://www.myer.com.au/p/cuisinart-cso300nxa-steam-convecti...

    What's unique is the Steamer so you can steam veggies and meat - it has a Bake and Steam function that steams your chicken first and then grills it to make it crunchy after steaming, leaving the chicken juicy but with a nice golden brown roast.

    I am even considering buying a spare in case it goes off the market - they are getting harder to find now.

  • Are they heavy? Could you move it around or does it just sit in one spot?Could it be used for camping?

    • +1

      Define heavy?

    • Not heavy, larger than a lot of small ovens but higher quality. If you go caravn, a small will do, keep your breville at home

    • +1

      Packaged Weight (kg) 10
      Doubt its designed to be lugged around or bench pressed though

    • The average camper would be unlikely to have enough power to keep this oven going

    • Its weighs like a microwave, i have mine stack on top our microwave to save bench space. No issues.

  • That's a HOT offer!!! ?!?! :)

  • +4

    These are brilliant but have a design fault with the fans - they either stop working or sound like harley davidson after a while. Look around the net you'll see hundreds of complaints.
    They don't carry fans as spare parts and the fans can't be serviced. I went through hell trying to get warranty.
    Google this… Breville Smart Oven fan replacement

    • +1

      Yep, I'm one of those victims, great when it works (for abt 2yrs), piece of junk when the fan gave out. If you are after longevity I would avoid.

    • +1

      I had the same problem. I wanted to use the breville 2 year replacement guarantee so I called them. They told me to go through the retailer. I said the model was discontinued and the new ones more expensive so I’d rather go through you and use the replacement warranty.

      Then you realise the warranty ain’t worth shit when they say stiff shit and close the case.

      Thanks Breville. Amazing service.

    • Yep, had one failed, got the Cuisinart instead. Much, much better machine.

    • is yours 845 model or 850?

  • +2

    Thanks OP! Just got one with the free salt and pepper shakers too!

    • +1

      No worries, :) i thought it was a good deal when they give pepper shakers when you buy the oven. Need more upvotes

  • Not sure if I have the same model, but it looks the same…bought one about 3 years ago…the fan died on 18th month and was fully replaced under warranty…now, 15 mths later, the new unit constantly gives an error beep on prolonged heating…bad luck or product quality issues?

  • +8

    I'm still waiting for their Combi Wave (mirowave, air fryer, oven in one) to come out locally, which has already launched in the US.

    Bizarre that an Australian company would not release their products here first.

    • $750 is quite steep, I would assume they are not releasing maybe they estimated the market where the price is critical, I have seen some microwaves combined the function of a small oven, but nowhere near good as a traditional oven. Kudos for those can afford it though

    • Jack of all trades is usually master of none.

    • I want me a Combi Wave!

  • +1

    I have been keeping an eye on these for months as we do a big family Sunday roast every week and the oven in our new rental isn't as large as our old one.

    Any reviews from people who have this? I mostly want to use it as a back up to do the roast veggies and get crispy roast potatoes. Does this get hot enough and crisp well? I'm reluctant to pay $200 more for the air fryer version as it's not a function we'd use often, but I've never had one before so don't know how much difference it would make.

    • Go for it, i had an older model for 6 years now I think the newer model does have a bulb in the oven, but structurally the same. I would recommend it to pay 300 for the oven and give 2 shakers, because when i bought it from tgg, i didn't have the shakers, good gesture from them.in terms of potatoes, you need the right tray to do the job. You can boil potato and pan fry it, it is better than in oven, but for roast vegetables and chickens I have tried it before it does its job for the price

      • Bit the bullet and bought one. I doubt they'll get much cheaper than $299. Fingers crossed my roast veggies turn out good!

        • Yeah, at least for awhile, I paid this price for these as well, I didn't get the bonus shakers. They are worth $20 to me. Having this oven is trial and error, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

    • +1

      I got one for exactly that - wanting to roast different components separately.

      It works brilliantly. Ended up being my day-to-day oven, with the wall oven only coming out when you need multiple racks going at the same time.

    • +2

      I recommend this x100.

      No need for a big oven if you are a smaller family or don't need to use a massive oven all the time.

  • what does this have over a $100 air fryer? you can cook a mean roast in an air fryer

    • Size, presumably.

    • It can bake, toast, grill as a normal convection oven can and has fan forced. Air fryers are different i.e. one can't toast or put a Roasting pan with veg around it in an Airfryer as they usually have baskets. Both have their uses but different things. I have one of these stacked on top of a Microwave so saves benchtop space.

  • Does anyone know the max temperature of it? If it can heat around 300 degrees, would be great for pizza

  • Waiting for the Combi Wave!

  • +3

    Also on Amazon for $299 if you want Free Express Delivery for Prime Members.

  • +1

    $294.50 at Officeworks………or were but no stock???

  • Breville the Smart Oven Air Fryer - Thats the one I want :(

  • RRP is actually $369.99 not $429.

  • +1

    Any experienced cooks could comment about this Breville verus the Cusinart?. Performance wise.