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Breville Smart Oven question?

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josephnl Apr 27, 2009 11:23 PM

I have been looking at the Breville Smart Oven in my local Willams-Sonoma, and am intrigued by this seemingly wonderful appliance. I have other Breville appliances (toaster & blender) and am very impressed by their high quality and design. The only space in my kitchen for the Smart Oven, would be on a countertop where overhanging cabinets would allow only about 6" of clearance above the oven. Although I have used a small toaster oven in this same area with no problem, I am concerned that this 1800 watt oven will throw off too much heat to make this location appropriate. Does anyone have this oven...and what do you think?

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    barb2007 RE: josephnl Apr 28, 2009 03:13 PM

    I have the Breville Smart Oven and I love it. I have it on a kitchen counter. The distance between the overhanging cabinets and the oven is approximately 6 and 1/2 inches. I have not experienced a problem with the heat. I also have a 2 slice die cast smart breville toaster and it is the best toaster I have ever owned. The oven makes toast but I like to use the toaster. I bought the oven in February at Williams-Sonoma.

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      josephnl RE: barb2007 Apr 28, 2009 03:16 PM

      Interesting...I too have the die cast smart Breville toaster which I also love. But...if I buy the Smart Oven, is there any real need for the toaster (other than it's a kick to use)? Does the oven do toast as well as the toaster does?

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        barb2007 RE: josephnl Apr 28, 2009 03:27 PM

        There really is not a need for the toaster. The oven does a fine job - you can do more than 2 slices of toast at a time but I love the toaster. My daughter wanted me to give her the toaster but I decided to keep it and bought her a Breville toaster. She loves it.

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