Single-purpose kitchen appliances are fun and all, but if something’s going to be an integral part of your kitchen, versatile function is of paramount importance. That versatility is front and center with the Breville Smart Oven Air, which is arguably the most feature-packed countertop oven we’ve seen yet.
Equipped with 13 preset functions, the darn thing can do everything most modern convection ovens do, such as toast, broil, bake, roast, and warm. Unlike most ovens, though, this thing can also dehydrate, slow cook, and even air-fry (you know, frying with very little oil), allowing it to take the place of a whole lot of single-purpose appliances in your kitchen countertop.
The Breville Smart Oven Air comes with the outfit’s patented Element IQ technology, which gives it the ability to recognize when it needs to add or subtract heat and power, allowing it to cook at an even temperature every single time. A two-speed fan allows better control of the convection function, giving it access to a greater volume of air to enable as much as 30 percent faster cooking. It comes with a capacity of 1 cubic foot, allowing it to accommodate a 14-pound turkey, a 12-cup muffin tray, and up to nine slices of bread in one go.
Features include a backlit LCD, large dials for easy control, and a pull-out crumb tray. Each unit includes a 13-inch pizza pan, a 13 x 9 inch enamel baking pan, a roasting rack, two oven racks, and a mesh basket.
Available now, the Breville Smart Oven Air is priced at $399.95.