Smart ovens are the next big step in efficiency and space-saving, doing the job of a regular oven while taking up much less space. Here, we will be discussing and reviewing the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer’s features and its Pro model.
First, we will take a look at the features that both models have. As advertised, both have the ability to roast, air fry, and dehydrate. Its super convection technology allows the reduction of cooking time by up to 30%. Of course, there are also settings for the convection, allowing you to switch to a higher fan speed. Super convection increases the volume of airflow to eliminate cold spots for even cooking, assisted by sensing and digital PID. Both also have an LCD display and user-friendly interface, which is more valuable than you may think! There is nothing worse than purchasing a fancy piece of tech and then not being able to understand its controls.
It has a non-stick interior, so all you would have to do was use a bit of liquid cleaner to clean it.
The differences between the two are not terribly stark, yet the price difference will have you shocked. The Pro is 30% cheaper than the original, with the same quality and only marginally less functionality.
While the original model has six quartz elements and smart algorithms to control power where and when needed, the Pro has five quartz elements, still with smart algorithms. Not much difference there! The most notable comparisons are between their functions and capacities.
In terms of functions, the Pro has 10, while the original has 13. Not too large a gap? Well, that depends entirely on your needs and preferences. Most people may not need 13 functions, while chefs, bakers, and foodies would need that many and possibly more! Some functions include toast slices, bagel, broiling, baking, roasting, warm pizza, air frying, reheating cookies, slow cook, and dehydrating.
When it comes to capacity, we will have a look at the Pro first. It comes in at a whopping 18.5 x 15.7 x 11.1 inches, equivalent to approximately 52.8 Litres! It can fit a 9 cup muffin tray, as well as a 4.4 quart Dutch Oven.
The original has an astounding capacity of 21.5 x 17.16 x 12.7 inches, equivalent to approximately 76.8 Litres, an absolute beast of a machine, yet still more space efficient than a regular oven! It can fit a 12 cup muffin tray, a 14 pound turkey, or a 5 quart Dutch Oven.
The Pro comes with many utensils in the box, including an oven rack, an enamel baking pan, an enamel broiling rack, and a 13 inch pizza pan. The original has included in its box two oven racks, a broiling rack, an enamel roasting pan, a mesh basket rack, and a 13 inch pizza pan as well.
At first glance, you might think the original is better purely because it has more functions and space and comes with more extras. However, as it usually does, this all comes down to preference and relative need. Do you need a space-saving machine that will function as an oven while having automated functions to also save you time, but you do not necessarily need to cook five star meals in it? Then the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro is perfect for you. If you have the same needs except that you want to go further in terms of cooking or baking, then the original is the way to go.
Setting functionality aside, pricing is a factor for most people when shopping for something and comparing models. The Pro is insanely affordable considering its capability, despite being less efficient than the original, making it perfect for anyone on a budget who is still after quality.
It can bake, air fry, cook, and roast better than most other smart ovens and similar appliances.
Should I buy it?
After gathering ratings by scraping six different platforms, we have found that the original model has an average customer rating of 4.5, while the Pro has an average customer rating of 4.55. There is not much difference in satisfaction, and overall, the satisfaction rate is high. The Breville brand is known for its quality, and these ratings prove that.
Our opinion is that you should absolutely purchase the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro, without a doubt. And if you have the budget, the original model would be no mistake either.
Social media’s opinion
Of course, you do not have to take my word for everything! We have done our research as well, and we have compiled the data into just a few sentences for you.
Across customer ratings and reviews, very few have negative comments. The most obvious issue is that it does not air fry as well as a standalone air fryer would, while the other functions are reported to be fantastic!
As for the Pro, much of the same is said. No complaints were made regarding its lesser capability and smaller capacity, proving that shopping for your own preferences is what will bring you satisfaction, rather than going all out and getting something that is far more expensive and has more features than you know what to do with.
Budget and necessity are everything when it comes to shopping around for the perfect, affordable product. Both of these models offer everything you need from a smart oven while having excellent guarantees and quality assurance. Nothing could stop us from recommending either one of these models, the choice depending entirely on your own preferences and wallet.
Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer
Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro