Comparing Convection Ovens: Breville BOV800XL vs. Calphalon Electric Extra Large Digital Convection Oven
By Brittany Rowland
The Breville BOV800XL and the Calphalon Electric Extra Large Digital Convection Oven are top-rated models on the market. They are comparable in price: the Breville model is $249, compared to the $200 Calphalon model.
As for capacity, the two models are evenly matched with a vast 13-inch capacity. That’s enough space for a large pizza or six slices of toast. Comparing the two convection ovens comes down to features. The Breville BOV800XL boasts Element IQ technology that senses where and when heat is needed; the result is evenly cooked food with no hot spots or burnt edges. While the Calphalon oven does not have this feature, it still has effective baking, broiling, and toasting capabilities.
Another nice feature of the Breville oven is the slide-out rack that makes it easier to pull out the food without burning your hands. The Calphalon oven boasts a crumb tray that is accessible from the front, which makes cleaning duties easier.
Ultimately, both ovens are attractive and effective models. The advanced technology of the Breville BOV800XL gives it a slight edge, but it’s up to you to decide whether it’s worth the additional $50.
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