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Breville BOV450XL vs Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Breville BOV450XL vs Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Toaster Oven. A comparison between two countertop digital toaster ovens, one small and one medium-sized.

Breville BOV450XL vs Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Toaster Oven


Price at publication
L15.74 x W14.17 x H8.86 inchesL18.98 x W15.59 x H10.78 inches
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)16.2 lbs (7.4 kg)
Control Type
LCD display + 1 control dial + 8 buttonsLCD display + 3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
120°F - 450°F150°F - 450°F
1 minute - 2 hours1 minute - 2 hours
Cooking Functions
Interior Dimensions
L11.49 x W11 x H6.69 inchesL12.60 x W12.20 x H9.25 inches
13.86 liters23.3 liters
Heating Elements
4 quartz4 nichrome
Convection Fan


Build Quality
Overall Design Scoring

The Breville BOV450XL has a good capacity for a small oven. However, while it has a high wattage and quartz heating elements, it lacks a convection system, so the fancy heating elements don’t improve performance much.

Not being designed to accommodate a convection system was probably why it didn’t come with any useful additional accessories like an air fryer basket. And as a kicker, the interior has a non-stick coating but is black and contains no internal lights, unlike the Panasonic NB-G110P-K.

The Toshiba Toaster Oven AC25CEW is light, sturdy, and boasts a good design that encompasses its accessories. Features that stand out for us are its many ventilation holes, sturdy stands, and lightweight structure.

Usability Comparison

User Control
Ease of Use
Overall Usability Scoring

The Breville BOV450XL is simple to use and to clean. Unfortunately, most of its unique features aren’t useful, including the toggles and cooking presets. Its smart heating algorithms as well as automatic preheat phase also didn’t add much to the test dishes we cooked. Cleaning it was an extremely easy task, though.

The Toshiba AC25CEW Toaster Oven isn’t difficult to use but it’s not particularly convenient either. The accessories show signs of attention to detail but not so much the user interaction.

Performance Test

Whole Roasted Chicken
Baked French Fries
Overall Performance Scoring

The Breville BOV450XL produced great toast and adequate results when roasting a whole chicken and baking french fries. However, it left a lot to be desired when we tried a pizza. We suspect this was due to the inconsistent heating of the oven.

Moreover, the fact that the oven didn’t have a convection system didn’t help in this regard. A model of the same brand that improved on this was the medium-sized Breville BOV845BSSUSC.

The Toshiba Toaster Oven AC25CEW did well in all of our performance tests, mainly thanks to its convection system. It also got plus points for the convenient accessories, putting it above many of the same-sized units, e.g., the Hamilton Beach 31127D.

We thought its results in toasting bread, roasting a whole chicken, and baking french fries could have been better with a higher power output though. Surprisingly, it was excellent at baking pizza despite its 1500 W of power.

Overall Scores

Overall Scoring

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
  • Highly affordable
  • Good value in terms of functionality and accessories
  • Lightweight but sturdy design
  • Easy-to-turn knobs
  • High-contrast digital display
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • No interior lighting
  • No convection fan
  • Inconsistent heating elements
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • Convection fan isn’t all-applicable
  • No internal lighting


Although the Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Toaster Oven was our best small unit, it just paled in comparison to the Toshiba AC25CEW-BS Toaster Oven—our best value unit. It doesn’t help the Breville that it has a higher price but a smaller size and less practical features than the Toshiba.

Interestingly, the Breville actually did better in toasting bread and baking french fries, both of which required the maxim 450°F, thanks to its higher power draw of 1800 W. However, the deciding differences lay in the Toshiba’s ability to excel at baking pizza thanks to the oven's nichrome heating elements and a convection system. Moreover, its rotisserie kit helped the Toshiba an extra edge in roasting whole chickens.

Both units have similar levels of build quality, but the Breville stands out slightly with its non-stick interior coating that makes cleaning easier than the Toshiba. They both have straightforward user control and not any note-worthy convenience features.

The Toshiba, overall, offers more value all aspects, including performance, design, and usability. Nonetheless, the Breville is still a decent unit that takes up little space in your kitchen.

Behind the Comparison

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Alan NguyenReviewer

Alan Nguyen is a writer and product reviewer at HealthyKitchen101. His major in English language teaching taught him to present concise information. In addition to his cooking hobby, he values the practical aspects of household appliances.

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Tuyet PhamProfessional Chef

Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef passionate about delicious and healthful foods. At HealthyKitchen101, she develops recipes and collaborates with our Research, Testing, and Review lab to evaluate the performance of cooking appliances. Her assessments add a strong authoritative voice to our product scoring process.

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Lap VoTest Lead

Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

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