I want to start this blog entry saying, I love my Breville Countertop Convection Oven. I had bought this as a Christmas present for my boyfriend because he wanted a really good toaster oven. Needless to say he loves it.
There are so many uses that this oven can be used for. Such as, Toasting your morning bread or bagel, Baking, Making a small roast, Broiling, Even making fresh baked pizza or cookies. Granted you can do most if not all of these things in a regular oven but toasting the bread and bagels in a large oven can be time consuming and a hassle. However, Say you were making dinner or a meal either for a large family or a dinner party and your oven is being taken up by a turkey or ham, having this convection oven does come in handy. I ran into that issue myself on Easter. The ham I had bought took up most of the room in my regular oven and I had sweet potatoes that I wanted to bake as a side. Then I remembered that our toaster oven has a bake feature! I was able to get the potatoes done the same time as the ham.
I also recently used it to broil some salmon for dinner because in the oven I was baking some gem potatoes. The salmon came out perfectly cooked and everything was perfectly timed. In the photo there is a designated rack height for broiling but the recipe I was following instructed I have the fish 5 inches away from the heat source, hence it being on the wrong level. I have yet to make cookies or pizza in it just yet but this Breville Countertop Oven does include a 13 inch non-stick pizza pan, 12 inch square enamel baking pan and a 12 inch square enamel broil rack. It also has a easy to clean pull out crumb tray!
It also comes with a one year warranty from Breville with normal use and proper care. I have had no issues with the oven at all but it is nice to know that the warranty exists. So, all in all this oven was a great investment!