Looking for a versatile kitchen appliance that can do it all?
The Breville BMO870BSS Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave, Air Fryer, and Toaster Oven might just be the perfect addition to your countertop.
With its 3-in-1 functionality, Element iQ system, Fast Combi, and Smart Cook & Reheat functions, this appliance is designed to make cooking easier and faster than ever before.
But is it worth the investment?
In this review, I’ll take a closer look at the Breville BMO870BSS and share our thoughts on its features, performance, and overall value.
Whether you’re a busy home cook like me looking for a time-saving appliance or a foodie looking for a versatile cooking tool, keep reading my Breville BMO870BSS Combi Wave 3 in 1 oven review to find out if the Breville BMO870BSS is right for you.
Breville Combi Wave 3 in 1 Features
The Breville BMO870BSS Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave, Air Fryer, and Toaster Oven is a versatile and multifunctional appliance that combines the functionalities of three oven types – a microwave, an air fryer, and a toaster oven – in one unit. This means that it can perform a variety of cooking tasks, such as reheating leftovers, cooking frozen foods, baking, roasting, toasting, and even air frying, all with a single appliance.
What sets the Breville BMO870BSS apart from other toaster ovens is its advanced features, including the Element iQ system. It distributes heat evenly and intelligently adjusts the power of the heating elements to achieve the desired cooking results.
It also has a Fast Combi function, which combines microwave, convection, and grill cooking to cook food up to 50% faster than conventional ovens.
Additionally, it has a Smart Cook & Reheat function, which uses sensors to detect moisture and humidity levels in the food and automatically adjusts the cooking time and temperature for perfect results every time.
Another standout feature of the Breville BMO870BSS is its large 1.1 cubic feet interior capacity, which is spacious enough to cook a variety of dishes and accommodate larger food items.
It also has an easy-to-read LCD display, a variety of cooking presets, and a sleek, modern design that would look great in any kitchen.
Five Cooking Modes
The Breville BMO870BSS oven offers multiple cooking modes:
- Convection oven
- Microwave oven
- Fast Combi – cooks by combining convection oven, grill, and microwave functions to get the results as fast as possible
- From Frozen – cooks a perfect meal from frozen ingredients
- Food Menu – select the food from the list (see image below), and your Breville oven will do the rest
The Breville BMO870 has 19 smart presets built in. Some of the presets are Smart Cook, Smart Reheat, and Smart Defrost.
If you have read my guides about cooking frozen pizza in the toaster oven, you know it is possible if you know how to do it. The smart mode presets makes your job so much easier.
The oven beeps less and works quieter. It also features a soft close door that is 8% quieter than the previous model BMO735.
When you open the door, you can access a number of shortcuts to commonly used tasks like popping popcorn, softening butter, melting chocolate, and more.
Dials and Buttons
- 6 Function buttons:
- FAST COMBI
- FROM FROZEN
- FOOD MENU
- A BIT MORE™ button – press the button if the cooking is finished and you want to add finishing touches
- Instant +30/START button & TIME/Select dial – each press adds 30 second cooking time at full power
- ADJUST dial & STOP/CLEAR button – turn the dial to adjust the power level, weight & quantity that corresponds with the food type selected. Press once to pause without canceling the program. Press twice (or more if necessary) to clear the display.
- TURNTABLE OFF button – Press once to stop the turntable from rotating during cooking, and press it again to reactivate the turntable.
- Shortcuts panel:
- Sound – this button allows you to choose between the new or the traditional sound suite when using the microwave oven
- Mute – this button mutes the sound of the microwave
- Units – switches between grams and ounces, and from Fahrenheit (°F) to Celsius (°C)
- Child Lock – locks the interface of the oven
- Keep Warm – lets you keep the food at 160°F/70°C, from 5 minutes to 2 hours
- Favorite – saves your most used and favorite cook, reheat or defrost setting
- Microwave – 1200 W
- Convection – 1400 W
- Grill – 1100 W
- Quartz heating elements – 2 on top / 2 below
- 3 rack positions
- Settings – Smart Cook, Smart Defrost, Smart Reheat, Fast Combi, Cook From Frozen, Air Fry, Oven, Microwave, Grill, A Bit More™, Child Lock,+30 Instant Start, Turntable Off, Shortcuts Panel
- Exterior – 20-2/5in x 20-1/5in x 12-1/2in
- Interior – ND
- Net Weight – 25.6 lb / 11.6kg
- Oven Capacity 1.1 cu.ft / 32L
- Combi Crisp pan
- Pan legs
- more to come!
Breville The Combi Wave 3 in 1 Pros and Cons
- Versatile 3-in-1 functionality for cooking, air frying, and toasting.
- Element iQ system that distributes heat evenly and intelligently adjusts the power of the heating elements for perfect cooking results.
- Fast Combi function combines microwave, convection, and grill cooking to cook food up to 50% faster than conventional ovens.
- Smart Cook & Reheat function that uses sensors to detect moisture and humidity levels in the food and automatically adjusts the cooking time and temperature for perfect results.
- Large 1.1 cubic feet interior capacity that can accommodate larger food items.
- Easy-to-read LCD display and a variety of cooking presets
- Sleek, modern design that would look great in any kitchen, except the small one.
- Not the oven for the budget conscious – higher price point compared to some other toaster ovens on the market.
- Some users may find the buttons and settings to be a bit complicated at first.
- The appliance is larger and takes up more counter space than some other toaster ovens.
- Some users have reported issues with the air fryer function, particularly with the need to shake food during the cooking process.
- The appliance is relatively heavy and may be difficult to move around the kitchen.
Breville BMO870BSS Comparisons
Breville BMO870BSS vs BOV650XL
Here I will compare this oven with Breville BOV650XL.
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The Breville BMO870BSS Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave, Air Fryer, and Toaster Oven is a versatile and efficient kitchen appliance that offers a variety of features to make cooking faster and easier.
With its Element iQ system, Fast Combi and Smart Cook & Reheat functions, and large interior capacity, this appliance is ideal for busy home cooks who want to prepare delicious meals quickly and efficiently.
While it may be a bit pricey compared to some other toaster ovens on the market, I believe that the Breville BMO870BSS is a great investment for anyone who wants a multifunctional appliance that can do it all.
So, if you’re in the market for a new kitchen tool that can help simplify your cooking routine, I highly recommend giving the Breville BMO870BSS a try.