Breville Countertop Microwave - 1.2 Cu. Ft. (BMO850BSS1BCA1) - Brushed Stainless - Only at Best Buy
- 12.4" glass turntable is able to easily fit large dishes
- Midsize microwave with 1.2 cu. ft. of capacity and 1200W of power reheats meals quickly and efficiently
- Power smoothing inverter automatically adjusts the power intensity for even cooking results
- Sensor iQ technology measures the humidity released from food to automatically calculate the cooking time
- Smart cook, smart reheat, and smart defrost functions ensure even, great results
- Shortcuts and 15 one-touch auto settings allow you to instantly access frequently used tasks
- Soft-close door, Breville sound suite, and mute function reduce clangs, beeps, and bumps for quieter operation
- Child lock ensures safety and prevents children from accessing the appliance
- Sleek stainless steel interior is easy to clean
- Microwave Oven
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Of the 715 reviewers who responded, 633 would recommend this product.
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- Highly recommend- January 1, 2021
This is everything it says in the advertising and more. It air fry’s perfectly. We have tried several of the other functions and they all work great. The pan is very easy to clean and I would highly recommend this 3 in 1. You won’t be disappointed!Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Beautiful and Efficient for a Busy Kitchen- October 29, 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Breville “the Smooth Wave” 1.2 Cu. Ft. Microwave is an excellent addition to our kitchen. This unit is truly one of those appliances which a lot of thought went into the design of the usability. All of the controls and the presets are intuitive. I only looked at the manual for the initial setup. This Microwave is the largest I have owned, yet it still fits nicely on my counter below the cabinets. Having the primary controls on the front with a secondary set of presets buttons just inside the door is a new approach for me. At first, I was put off by the buttons inside the door. However, after using this Microwave for a couple of weeks, I now like the placement of these buttons. The digital display is large enough to see the status from across the room, and I appreciate that it changes color based on the status. This unit is also the first Microwave I’ve owned that allows me to turn off the alert when cooking is done, which my family appreciates since I’m the first one up in the morning. Along with being able to turn off the alert, this unit is the quietest Microwave I have ever owned. The fan is quieter, and even the opening and closing of the door is quieter. The presets allow for additional settings once selected. For example, when selecting the Pizza preset, I then can choose how many slices I’m reheating. The popcorn preset works perfectly without overcooking. The melt butter and melt chocolate presets are helpful for food preparation. The noteworthy feature I like is the Smart Reheat option, which automatically detects the amount of moisture released and sets the perfect time. The spinning carousel is the fastest I have seen. I believe this contributes to better heat distribution during cooking. Overall, I am very impressed with this Microwave. It is well designed, it looks good, has a lot of power (1250 watts), is quiet, easy to use, and has the right set of presets for someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen. I highly recommend this excellent Microwave for any home, and I think it would also perform well for any commercial kitchen.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Breville Combi Wave - Cooking Perfection- November 5, 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Breville Combi Wave - Cooking Perfection My wife loves to cook for family, friends, and especially for our Grand Kids. So, when I had an opportunity to review the Breville Combi Wave™ 3 in 1 1.1 Cu. Ft. Convection Microwave in exchange for the actual product, I was delighted. My better-half is fantastic at planning meals and 'goodies' ahead for family and friends. But, our six Grand Kids present a unique challenge to her culinary skills, and last minute preparation. They pop-in often unannounced, and, are always hungry. They know Grandma can rustle up some sort of 'Snack-Plate' quickly to keep their tummies happy. In the past her snacks have been mostly cold items out of the fridge, and, or, food-stuffs heated quickly in our ancient microwave. When I first received this unit I was impressed with its build and design. The whole cabinet is made of metal, brushed stainless steel at the front of the unit and polished SS in the interior of the cooking oven. It easily fits on my kitchen counter top, however it requires a minimum of 8 inches of clearance from the top of the unit for proper heat dissipation (see pic). Grandma immediately fell in love with this Breville Combi after reading the included Instruction Book and going over the recipes for this unit on-line. She made me pack-up our toaster, convection oven for 'Good Will', and toss our old microwave in the recycle bin. She said the six cooking food functions with their various settings enabled her the assorted options to quickly cook most anything for our family, guests, and Grand Kids, resulting in healthy cooking too. WooHoo! The majority of time it is just me and Grandma, so the 1.1 cu ft multi-purpose oven is our ideal size. Bottom Line – Why should you buy this Breville Combi Wave for over Four Hundred Dollars? ** Multi-Function Cooking – This Breville Combi actually replaces, my old microwave, smallish air fryer, and convection-toaster oven. It saves much needed counter space in my kitchen. It also keeps us from using our large (5 cu ft), energy consuming, freestanding, convection oven. And, because it has 'Fast Combi' we can combine microwave, convection cooking, and oven grilling into one cooking process, which cooks foods to CRISPY perfection. When the Grand Kids show up out of the Wild-Blue-Yonder, Grandma can now quickly cook frozen burgers or sliders just like the kids want them with added cheese or garnishes. YUM! ** Intuitive Controls – At first I was overwhelmed by the myriad of cooking controls and numerous options. However, after two weeks of using this baby several times a day. It is an easy learning curve if it is used often. The generous 2 ½ by 3 ½ inch digital display screen is easy to read and very comprehensive. The bright whitish/bluish tinted background, contrasted by the deep blue lettering on the digital display screen is amazing. There are six cooking function buttons on the front of this unit. We can cook almost anything from frozen to refrigerated with these comprehensive cooking functions. Or, just simply use this baby as a microwave with numerous features over conventional units. I personally love the 'AirFry' button feature. Whatever I put in this Breville, Fries, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Broccoli, etc. it cooks it to a Crispy-Perfection. Yahoo! ** Shortcuts Panel – On the inside of the front door panel is the most fascinating vertical list of icon, touch-controls. They are simple, but effective. I can set the clock, use the 'child-lock', set unit measure from Celsius to Fahrenheit degrees, and program the 'Favorites' functions, which I use the most on this Combi Oven. I can cook popcorn, melt chocolate, and butter from these touch icons. I can also set the volume of the 'beep' after any function is completed, change the sounds, and Mute them also. And, I can utilize the 'Grill' feature, or, just keep my cooked food on 'Warm'. How cool is that? ** Smart Cook, Reheat, & Defrost – This is one Smart Microwave. Under the 'Food Menu' settings I can choose to cook, reheat, or defrost my selection. Under cook I can choose from popcorn, hard or soft veggies, rice, bacon, cake, cookies, butter, chocolate, pizza, nuggets, fries, chicken, meat, and, or fish. What is fascinating is that I can adjust my cooking to Quantity, and, or Weight. WoW! ** Healthy & Delicious Food – Fast Combi and Air Frying gives us sumptuous foods without the heavy, cholesterol, fatty oils, and greasy tastes. So glad that the crispy, air-fry food tastes so great without the added cooking oils. ** Plus Features – Rotating, glass round turntable. Super-Quiet operation. Half-way through any cooking time-cycle, the digital display will prompt me when to 'Turn-Over' the food in the combi crisper, or microwave dishes. Love It! Great Feature! ** Clean-Up – After each use of the Breville Combi Wave Oven, the manufacturer suggests to wipe down the interior of the oven with a clean, damp cloth. Avoid harsh chemical cleaners. Always use a dampened cloth first. ** TIPS – Use microwave cooking dishes and covers for more even cooking and results that are more more true to the suggested cooking times. Microwave plate and dish covers contain splatter and make clean-up a 'breeze'. Microwave-safe cookware is OK for reheating leftovers, etc, but, not for cooking in the recipes. If what you are attempting to microwave is very dry and has little moisture – hand sprinkle water droplets on the food items for more efficient cooking results. Use trivets or oven-safe pots and bowls to elevate your food items so that the 'Oven' convection cooking function can circulate hot air under your cooking dish and all around for complete cooking. ** Summary – This Breville Combi Wave 1.1 Convection Microwave is actually a multi-purpose cooking appliance, all-in-one. It microwaves, cooks food as in a convection oven, air-fries without conventional oils for healthier cooking, and grills with top, conventional heating elements. What more do you need? I love this Breville unit because Grandma loves it, and uses it to make many gastronomical feasts. It would make a outstanding gift to your 'Special-Someone', family member, or friend. It is a great gift to yourself, believe me, you won't be disappointed.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Versatile, Intelligent, Powerful!- November 4, 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Breville Combi Wave 3 in 1 is a wonderful addition to any kitchen. This stainless steel beauty is compact but contains a very sophisticated and powerful combination of microwave, convection oven and air fryer capabilities. Breville was founded in Sydney, Australia in 1932. It began as an electronics manufacturer then sold that unit in 1955 and focused on small appliances exclusively. Today it produces a premium array of counter-top ovens, coffee machines, grinders, juicers, cookers, food processors, blenders, toasters, griddles, mixers and microwaves (among others!) Breville’s stated goal is to create products which deliver innovation based upon consumer insights, empowering their ability to create more impressive results in home kitchens, more easily than they thought possible. The Combi Wave 3 in 1 certainly achieves that goal in every respect. Here is a summary of the key features of this superb appliance: • Model: Breville Combi Wave 3 in 1 (Model BMO870BSS1BUC1) • Color: Brushed stainless steel • Oven capacity 1.1 cubic feet • Includes full instructions, a set of recipes is available at Breville.com/Inspiration • Input power: 1200 watt microwave, 1400 watt convection, 1100 watt grill • Microwave output: 1100 watt, 2450 MHz • Power smoothing inverter technology to evenly control microwave function • 19 built-in smart presets • Primary function buttons: fast combination, cook from frozen, air-fry, convection oven, microwave, food menu • Major control dials: Time select (Start), Temperature adjustment (Stop/Clear) • Additional buttons: “A bit more” (adds additional time after the cycle ends), Turntable off • One touch auto settings (inside door): favorite, child lock, units, set clock, grill, keep warm, melt chocolate, soften butter, popcorn, sound settings • Food menu: popcorn, hard vegetables, soft vegetables, rice, bacon, cake, cookies, soften butter, melt chocolate, pizza, nuggets, fries, chicken, meat, fish • Element IQ automatically switches between oven functions during food preparation tasks • Soft close door is 80% quieter, microwave function is 50% quieter than conventional units • 11.5 inch diameter x 2 inch high round crisper pan with three foldable legs • 9.75 inch diameter round wire rack with three silicone tipped feet • 12.4 inch diameter glass turntable • Dimensions: 20.4 inches wide, 20.2 inches deep, 12.5 inches tall • Weight: 25.6 pounds • 120v, cord length: 44 inches • One year warranty on parts and labor Like all Breville appliances, the Combi Wave 3 in 1 is beautifully designed and the quality of construction is very evident. It features a full, but very intuitive LCD display and control panel set into a stainless panel, augmented by six buttons, two large dials and two smaller buttons. Open the door and there is a column of one touch buttons to initiate common tasks, such as making popcorn, softening butter, keep warm, etc.) Putting these one touch buttons behind the door simplifies the appearance of the main controls – just another example of fine engineering by Breville. The LCD display panel is large and contains all of the information needed during any cooking task. When no cooking program is active it just shows the time and the backlight is off. Open the door or touch any button and the screen brightens, moves into the default microwave mode, showing the power level and the cooking time (with 30 seconds as the initial time.) If your task just requires a microwave oven you are ready to go. In microwave mode you will notice that this oven is much quieter, both in operation and when closing the door. The soft close functions like a fine automobile’s door, quietly and securely closing by itself in the last few inches. If you are annoyed by the slam of a typical microwave’s door, this will thrill you. When operating, the microwave is noticeably quieter. I assume this is due to the inverter technology which varies the microwave output as needed and also due to a much quieter fan. Inverter s allow the microwave to function are varying power levels, compared to conventional coils and transformers which require the microwave to run at 100% power, switching on and off during the cook time to attempt to achieve a similar result. But the varying power level of the inverter distributes the microwave energy more consistently, cooking food more evenly and greatly improving defrosting efforts (burned edges are typically eliminated.) While Breville calls this a 3 in 1 oven it really could be considered a 4 in 1 oven. It can serve as a microwave (which heats food internally by using microwave radiation to excite water molocules), convection oven (which heats air and blows it around your food item to cook it by convection), air fryer (which also uses hot air but at a greater velocity) and a grill (which uses a heating element above the food tgo cook with radient energy.). The Breville Element IQ processor combines all four of these functions in a sequence and for the time as required to most effectively complete your cooking task. To access the primary functions of the Breville you can just touch the appropriate button for microwave, grill, convection oven or air fryer, enter the time and temperature desired and start the process. However, Breville has also cleverly programmed the preparation of many food items. If you touch the Food Menu button a list of fifteen items appears and selecting any of these will initiate the internal program. You will be advised on whether to use the included pan, its legs (folded or unfolded) and/or the wire rack. A preheating cycle may be initiated and there may also be instructions on any actions required (e.g., stirring in the mid-point of the preparation). While the cooking is underway icons will appear on the LCD screen indicating which functions (microwave, convection, air fryer, grill) are currently being used. So how well does it work? Just great! I have already used many of these food preparation programs to make a variety of items (beef roulade, mixed (russet and sweet) potato French fries, a pear/apple strudel, Atlantic salmon, hamburgers with grilled onions, eggplant parmesan and pizza.) In most cases I found that the pre-programmed settings did an excellent job of properly cooking the item. (See photos!) In some cases I needed to use the handy “a bit more” button to add time to the process but that was effortless. I did try the “from frozen” process for my salmon entrée and it worked well but I had to add quite a bit of time to bring the internal temperature of the salmon up to a correct level. To make pizza I would recommend using the wire rack and the convection oven feature rather than the crisper pan suggested by the food menu. The Breville Combi Wave 3 in 1 scores very well when you examine any of its basic features. As a microwave oven it is superb. The quiet operation alone sets it apart from its competitors but the inverter technology also gives very fine control over the power output which makes tasks like defrosting much more effective. Another great option is the ability to turn off the rotation of the turntable. This latter feature is essential if you need to use a rectangular pan for a specific cooking task. I had some reservations about how good the results of the air fryer feature might be. But the ease with which I made delicious French fries swallowed those qualms as fast as the fries disappeared when I placed them into a serving bowl. I used the air fryer function on some other sliced vegetables and also achieved great results. The convection baking feature was outstanding in both baking and protein (meat and fish) preparation. The pear/apple strudel had a nice browned crust with a juicy fruit filling. The meat and fish entrees were suitably seared on the exterior and the interiors were fully cooked but still moist and tender. While you can use the grill function as a stand-alone cooking element, it does not seem as powerful as the broiling element of most counter-top ovens. I did grill with it but its best use is to add browning in conjunction with the convection or microwave functions. There are really only three negatives I can note about this Breville oven. First, it would be nice to have the actual oven temperature displayed on the LCD panel. The device preheats in most cooking programs but you never know what the actual temperature is, just the programmed temperature. Some might like a wired temperature probe to use during operations but I prefer to just use a chef’s thermometer to test meat or fish, so I think probes are unnecessary. Second, the internal light is rather dim and it is a bit hard to actually see the food being cooked. Finally, I would like to see Breville include a recipe book or even just a nice set of recipe cards. They do provide a number of suggested recipes on their website but I think they should print those up and include them in the box. Alternatively, they could mail them to new owners upon registration. But these are relatively minor issues. I find it hard to criticize such a great appliance and only offer them as suggestions in case Breville reads these reviews. When you add up the superb individual functions of the Breville Combi Wave 3 in 1, the multiplied power of these functions through the Element IQ programming, the ease of preparation afforded by the food menu/one touch buttons and the elegant design and other advanced technology features of this appliance, the Breville Combi Wave 3 in 1 has certainly earned a full five stars and my very enthusiastic recommendation!Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Super nice looking and a great cooking companion- October 28, 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Over the past couple of years, we have amassed several new kitchen appliances. We are slaves to trends in our house and have three crockpots, two air fryers, and two electric griddles. It’s a mess. So, when I saw the Combi Wave 3-in-1 as an option to replace my gigantic microwave and have a better option for air frying, I took the leap. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first. I thought there was no way that this ‘microwave’ could make crispy food items in the same way that our air fryer could. And it couldn’t possibly bake a cake…could it? Getting the Combi Wave set-up isn’t a lengthy process, but understanding everything it does, is. For basic functions, you simply select the mode you want the device to cook with — for example, if you want to use the microwave, press the microwave button. After selecting the mode, you turn the top dial to indicate the length of time you want something to cook and then you press ‘start’. If you need to adjust the temperature or cooking power you turn the bottom dial. That pretty much covers the ‘basic’ functions of the Combi Wave. To be honest, I still haven’t covered all of the advanced settings on the cooker yet. I do, however, keep the manual close at hand so that I can refer to it often. As a microwave, the Combi Wave does a great job. Since we’ve had it we’ve used it for some smaller cooking jobs like warming up leftovers and cups of coffee. My grandmother has been very happy with how well it reheats her coffee and also loved how evenly it seems to reheat food. The most surprising feature of this device is the Air Fryer mode. We have used it to make chicken quesadillas many times. We have been shocked at how well it heats the food inside the tortilla shell and how toasted the outside of the shell was. Finally, I used the convection oven to bake some potatoes. It takes approximately the same amount of time to cook them in the Combi Wave as it does in the standard oven, but it’s much more convenient when you need to use the oven for something else. It’s been a remarkable kitchen appliance to add to our collection. The look of the Combi Wave is top-notch. It has a stainless steel finish and looks professional. The door has a soft-close feature that makes the door softly latch closed. The device is quite powerful and has a lot of customizable cooking options if you are willing to take the time to figure it out. Even though there is a steep initial investment, this does combine several kitchen appliances into one. I can recommend this to all types of users, but be prepared to study a lot to get the most out of it.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.