Breville BOV650XL Review – The Compact Smart Toaster Oven Reviewed

By Barbara | June 4, 2017

Does your old bulky space consuming oven has stopped meeting your needs?

Are you looking for a new modern oven?

Or are you looking for an easy to operate non-conventional oven?

Well, if those mentioned are the criteria you’ve been looking for your new gadget, then you will definitely love Breville BOV 650XL Compact 4-Slice Smart Oven with Element IQ.

Breville BOV650XL

BOV65XL Functions & Features

The BOV650XL is an 1800- watt 3/5- cubic foot 4- slice oven. It has a modern design which will definitely compliment the interior design of your kitchen. The best thing about it is that it is a smart appliance in a portable size.

The BOV650 features a backlit LCD screen; a time/ temp control dial; defrost button; and a temperature- conversion button for easy operation.

The Breville Compact Oven has a durable tempered-glass door which smoothly slides down when opening.

The rack comes out easily preventing you from getting burnt. The glass door is wide enough to allow easy viewing of your food inside the machine.

Preset Cooking Programs

This toaster oven has 8 preset programs –  Reheat, Roast, Broil, Toast, Bagel, Bake, Pizza, Cookies.

Dials and Buttons

  • Function Dial
  • Temperature & Time Dial
  • Temperature Conversion Button
  • Frozen Foods Defrost Button


The dimensions are as follows – 16-1/2in x 14-1/4in x10in.

What’s In The Box?

  • Oven
  • 10″ × 10″ enamel baking pan
  • 10″ × 10″ enamel broil rack

Pros and Cons


  • the door is very easy to open
  • the included trays are heavy and made of solid material, so they do not have a look and feel of cheap metal pans
  • you can pull out the crumb tray  – very handy for cleaning
  • the appliance shuts out automatically – Auto shut off function works great
  • the LCD panel changes background colors to let you know if the machine in use or not


  • price
  • high power – you have to learn how to use it, or you may burn your food
  • the crumb tray does not automatically slide out

Breville BOV650XL vs BOV800XL

What is the difference between Breville BOV650XL and BOV800XL?

The Breville BOV650 XL is a smaller version of the BOV800, ideal for small household and countertops. But has the same “smart” feature which allows you to bake small batches of cookies, a 12″ pizza, and bagels.

Also, you can toast 4 bread slices at a time, roast a chicken, or broil. And like the bigger BOV800XL model, BOV650 also has the Element IQ smart sensor technology which puts the power where it is needed.

Breville BOV650XL Reviews From Customers

Breville BOV650XL is a ‘smart oven’ in both name and usage. It contains features which were never thought of before, and it has been successful in gaining a large level of interest after its initial release.

One customer review even points out how this oven has been working perfectly for two years, which means durability is never an issue where the Breville BOV650XL is concerned. Backed up by Breville’s famous service in kitchenware, this amazing model is able to prepare almost all kinds of food; from sweets to savory to sour.

Keeping track of the food stored in the house and having them eaten at the right time is never a worry where this model is concerned. Common food, like toast and desserts, can be re-heated using multiple available features, cementing the term ‘smart oven’, by being a powerful device in all rights.

The controls are fully electronic and no specific complaints have been raised about the Breville BOV650XL’s structure. The lack of design flaws, with a LED screen, helps the everyday users get more from the oven.

The door is easy to open and the tray is made of strong metal that will never deform in excessive heat.

The strength of the Breville BOV650XL is exactly what causes its downfall, as customers have reported the overall power of the machine to be strong enough to burn food if close attention is not paid. Still, this flaw is more or less subverted by the existence of an auto-off function.

Similar Models

I suggest you also to check out Cuisinart TOB-195