Breville Smart Oven™ Air Review

Breville Smart Oven™ Air

This Breville Smart Oven™ Air review post is in partnership with Breville Canada. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own

The Breville Smart Oven™ Air has taken over my kitchen. This post is long overdue but due to the sheer amount of times we use this countertop oven a day I couldn’t keep it clean enough or keep me focused enough to write this. I’m carving out the time to share why I think each household (and trailer, cottage, dorm, or any living space really) should have one. 

When my husband and I moved in together the first thing to go was his toaster oven. I seriously despised the way it ate up counter space for something that couldn’t even make us a meal. I vowed to never let any countertop oven take up the valuable real estate in my kitchen ever again. We bought the fancy induction range with dual ovens and I thought it was going to be my happily ever after. 

Over the years I have started to dread using my oven though. I use it to store my baking ware and turkey roasting pan. Turning it on meant unloading its contents onto my counters and that’s a nuisance. Since the Smart Oven™ Air came into our life I have simply not bothered to use our own big oven once. The brushed stainless steel Breville unit has shown me that even though it’s small in size it can easily cook meals for the 6 of us, even more, when we’re entertaining. 

Breville Smart Oven™ Air

Breville Smart Oven™ Air

As a big family unit that really likes to eat, I had some reservations about whether we would actually be able to fit our meals into the 1 ft³ interior space. First of all this Smart Oven™ Air with Element IQ® can roast a 14 lb turkey, 12 cup muffin tray or evenly toast 9 slices of bread. It does a big job in a small space and colour me impressed, it even did it faster. 

Breville Smart Oven™ Air

That would probably be the super convection capabilities that offer a 2-speed fan (regular and super) cooking experience, delivering more volume of air moving around making air frying, dehydrating and roasting in record time. 

Out of the box, the oven comes with a 13″ pizza pan, 2 oven racks, 9″x13″ broil rack and enamel roasting pan and mesh basket rack for dehydrating and air frying. Opening it up is what I imagine Christmas feels like for a kid who just got exactly what they asked for.  

Breville Smart Oven™ Air

The first thing we tackled was french fries with the air fry function to see if they could indeed be cooked to crispy perfection without the extra oil. I have been pushing for an air fryer for a couple of years and glad we held out as I prefer fewer appliances that can do more, especially ones who are high quality I can trust like the Breville brand. I have not tried out the dehydrate function but Fast Slow Pro with ease. Something else that impressed me was the proof setting. There is nothing like having freshly baked bread at home, am I right?

Breville Smart Oven™ Air

Although the oven comes with 13 pre-programmed settings like Toast 9 slices, Bagel, Broil, Bake, Roast, Warm, Pizza, Proof, Airfry, Reheat, Cookies, Slow Cook, Dehydrate you are also free to adjust the time, temperature and settings as you see fit. You can easily see where you need to place the racks to get optimal cooking results and I quickly realize that the 1800 watts of power provided more precise cooking but also that my recipes for my big oven had to be adjusted about 20º down to get the same results. 

Breville Smart Oven™ Air

You can pull out the bottom tray to clean the crumbs and I usually bring it to the sink to give it a good clean down. I have found that if I get the oven hot I can use a damp cloth while wearing an oven glove to clean the inside. I am not saying this is the safest way to do it but it is the easiest in my opinion. 

Breville Smart Oven™ Air

Mostly I am impressed with the consistent results I have been getting with the Smart Oven™ Air. The Element IQ®  works 6 independent quartz heating elements that adjust automatically for each setting. I never thought with a family as big as ours we could make dinners easily but thanks to the Smart Oven™ Air and our trust Fast Slow Pro we seem to have ditched traditional cooking methods and instead went stronger, faster and honestly, more delicious. Head on over to the website to find out more.

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Make sure you check out our review of the Breville Boss to Go and the Precision Brewer as well!


This Breville Smart Oven™ Air review post is in partnership with Breville Canada. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Treen Goodwin
    May 11, 2018 / 7:40 am

    I would love to add this to my kitchen , such a great product and i so love you can cook a 14 lb turkey it it , thanks for the great review 🙂

  2. kristen visser
    May 11, 2018 / 8:14 am

    This is what I need!!! Hubby actually has one he uses at his new job and he text me to say we have to get one 🙂 oh the things i can make 🙂

  3. ivy pluchinsky
    May 11, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    I really want one of these so bad!

  4. Lynda Cook
    May 12, 2018 / 10:29 am

    I would love to own one of these baby’s, they are so awesome and a whole lot better then heating up the large oven!!

  5. Clair Palmer
    May 12, 2018 / 11:31 am

    so cool, I love that it’s so small but could do so much, and could take outside so you dont heat the house, or take camping for the trailer

  6. kathy downey
    May 17, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    I love this Company Breville,that have such good quality products and I would love to own this oven!

  7. May 30, 2018 / 5:14 am

    Hey, Aneta! Nice article you put up here! Can you tell me what is the difference between a smart oven air and an air fryer? I`m having an air fryer and I`m super satisfied with it, but wondering to buy a smart oven too?

  8. May 30, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    I’ve never tried a dedicated air fryer but this does an amazing job with its air fry function. The perfect amount of crispiness but no extra oil. If you do opt to buy this I am certain you will end up selling your airfryer 🙂

  9. Calvin
    May 30, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    We only have one breville product in our household, must admit it’s well made. This looks like a nice compact oven.

  10. Sarah
    June 8, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    I won one of these around Christmas and it had gotten a ton of use in our home too! So easy to use, easy to clean and the air fryer function is one of my favourites of the many offered. I can’t wait to experiment with the dehydrating function! 🙂

  11. Debbie White Beattie
    June 12, 2018 / 3:41 am

    I want this oven so bad because it would replace most of my appliances and free up my countertop space.

  12. Erin N
    June 16, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    I want one of these so badly! They look so cool. Thank you for the review 🙂

  13. kathy downey
    June 19, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    Those goodies you have baking look so good,great review

  14. Leanne
    June 22, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    I would love to try a power air fryer . So much healthier and I heard it tastes just as good .

  15. rx3210
    October 14, 2018 / 6:03 am

    it seems Breville decided that Europe do not deserve this technology.

  16. kathy downey
    December 13, 2019 / 11:23 am

    I have this on my wishlist,maybe someone will surprise me with one this holiday season !