This has been a challenge to find. We have been using small Black & Decker toaster ovens for many years as it was all that we could fit while also carrying the Force10 propane stove
. Because of the heat and moisture from the propane stove
, we tried to make everything with the little toaster oven
. The propane oven
was used for pizza and large oven dishes like lasagna that do not fit the little toaster oven.
Then in 2012 we also bought a motorhome. It had a Sharp convection oven / microwave combination oven. Results from that were mediocre but acceptable. We added a Breville 450XL mini smart oven which is a hit. Perfect in combination with the big oven but not enough oven to do it all.
We decided to test a Breville Smart Oven Pro which was the first convection oven for Breville. We’re still using that but it has some problems like noisy fan, not always hot enough for pizza, oven fries etc. so we kept on looking. We found some alternatives but they were either too expensive, too smart requiring wifi
etc. or both. Then Breville released the model 900 (Smart Oven Air) and they got a winner. The problem is finding it as neither Amazon nor eBay have it. We did find it at Bed
, Bath & Beyond for $400.-
There are still many reviews
reporting problems like shattered doors, noisy fans etc. but much less than the 800 model we have and think is still a good choice for bread, pizza, oven dishes. Time will tell how this one holds up.
Of particular interest for use aboard boats is that it has proofing mode (dough, yogurt etc.), dehydrate and air fry modes, besides bake, broil, roast, slow cook, toast, bagel and cookies.
We just received ours and hope to be testing it at anchor
in the Bahamas