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Breville BOV450XL vs Instant Omni Plus 18L Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Breville BOV450XL vs Instant Omni Plus 18L Toaster Oven. A comparison between two smart countertop toaster ovens, one is small and the other is large.

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Breville BOV450XL

Instant Omni Plus 18L

Breville BOV450XL vs Instant Omni Plus 18L Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%Usability Instant Omni Plus 18LBreville BOV450XL8.58.29.38.46.56.86.46.2
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The Breville BOV450XL and the Instant Omni Plus 18L are two of the best toaster ovens on our list. By comparing them, we can more clearly see the strength and weaknesses of their respective size categories.

Performance-wise, the Instant excelled at almost every test except for making toast where its convection fan wasn’t deployed. Even with the same power rating of 1800 W and four quartz heating elements, the Breville didn’t perform as well in baking pizza, french fries, and roasting a whole chicken. Moreover, we suspected the Breville’s smart heating algorithms may have caused inconsistencies in the elements.

Despite both being smart toaster ovens, the Breville’s unique features aren’t really useful besides the temperature conversion button. The status bar, automatic reminders, toggles, and presets make the Instant a lot more convenient than its competitor.

Both ovens have a sturdy build with a slide-out crumb tray and tray-level indicators on the glass door. However, the Instant shows more investment in the design department with its touchscreen and interior light. In addition to the basic baking rack and pan, it comes with an air fryer basket and rotisserie kit to cover more cooking methods.

In the end, the winner in this match is the Instant Omni Plus 18L — our current pick for the best smart toaster oven. Although the Breville BOV450XL lost, it’s still our current choice for the best small-sized toaster oven.

Pros & Cons

  • Unique feature buttons
  • Non-stick interior
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Sturdy construction
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • Informative and eye-catching package
  • Smart Programs and cooking status bar
  • Electrical safety feature for the door
  • Convenient slide-out crumb tray
  • Safeguards for all heating elements
  • Complimentary app with detailed instructions and numerous recipes
  • Helpful toggles
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • No interior lighting
  • No convection fan
  • Inconsistent heating elements
  • Touchscreen digital displays need more contrast
  • The master-control knob can be confusing

Key Specs

Dimensions
L15.74 x W14.17 x H8.86 inches
L16.54 x W15.75 x H13.90 inches
Weight
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
25.4 lbs (11.5 kg)
Control Type
LCD display + 1 control dial + 8 buttons
black LCD digital touchscreen + one master-control knob
Temperature
120°F - 450°F
150°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 2 hours
1 - 60 minutes
Cooking Functions
8
8

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$154.13
$233.55

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.8
8.2

Toast

7.8
7.5
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
On the left: Level 3; In the middle: Level 4; On the right: Level 5
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
The top and bottom of the best four pieces of toast from the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven.
On the left are the top and bottom of four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch.
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
On the left: Level 1; In the middle: Level 2; On the right: Level 3
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
The top and bottom of the best four pieces of toast from the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
On the left are the top and bottom of four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch.
Function
Toast
Toast
Number of Slices
4
4
Toast Level
4/7
2/5
Cooking Time
3m
5m 25s
Second Batch
2m 36s
4m 1s
Convection
No
No

Pizza

5.5
8.6
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
Two slices of oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top of one another.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with melty cheese, meat, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
The cross-section of a toaster oven baked pizza slice showing the crust. In the background is a pizza inside a baking tray.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with melty cheese, meat, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
Function
 Bake
Bake
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
10m 30s
3m 50s
Convection
No
High

Whole Roasted Chicken

6.6
8.4
A whole roasted chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 168°F and 171°F.
Seven pieces of a carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on an enamel baking pan.
The chicken thigh is slightly pink near the bone. In the white background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a baking pan.
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted rotisserie chicken using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 178°F and 190°F.
Seven pieces of a carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on an enamel baking pan.
The close-up of a pulled-apart roasted chicken thigh. In the background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a tray.
Function
Bake
Roast
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
1h 5m
50 minutes
Convection
No
Yes

Baked French Fries

6.5
9.3
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven on an enamel baking pan on a white background.
Six pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries on an enamel baking pan.
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
Pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using a toaster oven inside an air fryer basket on a grey background.
Ten pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries inside an air fryer basket.
Function
Bake
Air Fry
Temperature
400°F.
400°F.
Cooking Time
25 m
15m
Convection
No
High

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.4
9.3

In the Box

An oven rack, 5 pieces of document, the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven, a box, and an enamel baking pan.
An oven rack, air fryer basket, rotisserie kit, lifter, the Instant Omni Plus 18L, user manual, box, and enamel baking pan.

Exterior

6.0
9.5
A closed front of the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background
A closed front of the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background
The front of a closed stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has holes.
The back and left sides of the Breville BOV450XL Toaster Oven have holes. The back has a power cord and two buffers.
The top of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven on a grey background.
On a grey background, the bottom of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven has four stands and holes.
View from the top onto a slide-out crumb tray of the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven on a grey background.
A closed front of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has ventilation holes.
The back and left sides of the Instant Omni Plus 18L have air ventilation holes. The back has a power cord and two buffers.
The top of the stainless steel Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a grey background.
On a grey background, the bottom of the stainless steel Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven has two stands.
Weight
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
25.4 lbs (11.5 kg)
Length
15.7" (40.0 cm)
16.5" (42.0 cm)
Width
14.2" (36.0 cm)
15.8" (40.0 cm)
Height
8.9" (22.5 cm)
13.9" (35.3 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Silver
Silver
Door Handle
cool-touch
cool-touch
Tray Indicators
Yes
Yes
Crumb Tray
Slide-out
Yes

Control Panel

The Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven’s control panel has an LCD, 1 cooking functions’ control dial, and 8 buttons
The black touchscreen LCD of the Instant Omni Plus 18L Air Fryer Toaster Oven has 15 features and a master-control knob.
Type
 LCD display + 1 control dial + 8 buttons
black LCD digital touchscreen + one master-control knob
Temperature
120°F - 450°F
150°F - 450°F
Timer
1 minute - 2 hours
1 - 60 minutes
Indicator Light
No
Yes
Status Bar
No
No
Light Toggle
No
Yes
Convection Toggle
No
Yes
Rotation Toggle
No
Yes
Automatic Preheat
Yes
Yes
Audio Cues
No
Yes

Cooking Functions

Interior

4.0
9.5
The Breville BOV450XL ’s cooking chamber is black and has 4 quartz heating elements with guards and 2 guide rails.
The Breville BOV450XL ’s cooking chamber is black and has 4 quartz heating elements with guards and 2 guide rails.
The cooking chamber’s right wall of the Breville BOV450XL has 2 guide rails.
The Instant Omni Plus 18L’s cooking chamber has 2 bottom heating elements, 3 guide rails, a rotisserie socket and bracket.
The Instant Omni Plus 18L’s cooking chamber has 2 bottom heating elements, 3 guide rails, a rotisserie socket and bracket.
The 2 bottom quartz heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven have guards.
The cooking chamber ceiling of the Instant Omni Plus 18L Toaster Oven has two quartz and one swirl nichrome heating element.
The cooking chamber’s right wall of the Instant Omni Plus 18L has four guide rails, a rotisserie socket, and a shining light.
Heating Elements
4 quartz
4 quartz and 1 nichrome
Convection Fan
No
Yes
Lighting
No
Yes
Tray Levels
3
4
Rotisserie
No
Yes
Safety Hook
No
No

Power Cord

A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven.
A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Length
40.9" (104.0 cm)
2.8 ft (0.9 m)
Type
3-prong plug
3-prong plug
Power
1800 W
1800 W
Rated Output
110 V - 120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven on a grey background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a grey background.
Length
11.5" (29.2 cm)
12.4" (31.5 cm)
Width
10.3" (26.3 cm)
11.4" (29.0 cm)
Height
0.3" (0.7 cm)
0.9" (2.4 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

8.0
9.0
The front of an opened stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven with a baking rack and a baking pan.
The front of an opened Instant Omni Plus 18L with a rack, a baking pan, an air fryer basket, a lifter, and a rotisserie kit.
The front of an opened Instant Omni Plus 18L with a rack, a baking pan, an air fryer basket, a lifter, and a rotisserie kit.
An oxidized slide-out crumb tray of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven on a grey background.

Capacity

An opened front of the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
An opened front of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
11.5" (29.2 cm)
13.8" (35.0 cm)
Width
11.0" (27.9 cm)
12.6" (32.0 cm)
Height
6.7" (17.0 cm)
8.7" (22.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.2
8.4

User Control

8.0
9.9

Ease of Use

4.0
8.0

Cleanability

9.0
7.0
Grease on the back of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven’s glass door.
Grease on the back of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven’s glass door.
Brushing the upper heating element’s guards of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven’s glass door.
Grease and chicken skin stuck on the enamel baking pan of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven.
The cleaned enamel baking pan of the stainless steel Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven.
Grease on the slide-out crumb tray inside the cooking chamber of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Grease on the slide-out crumb tray inside the cooking chamber of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
The cleaned cooking chamber floor and 2 bottom heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
Brushing the stained upper quartz heating elements of the Instant Omni Plus 18L 10-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven.

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