Breville Smart Oven, BOV800XL : The Breville Smart Oven lets you control the power with its innovative Elements IQ technology. Turn it up or down with the ease of a dimmer switch to distribute heat evenly and cook to perfection. Simply adjust to taste and this brilliant appliance delivers the right power at the right time. Broil function activates top three heating elements to the top only to melt and brown. Toast function activates top two and bottom two heating elements to seal and crisp. Bake function uses top two and bottom two heating elements with the convection fan turned on to ensure the item is cooked right through. Product Features Distributes 1,800 watts of power among five quartz elements where it's needed most. Blue backlit LCD screen. Intuitive dial controls. 9 customizable presets. Stores settings in memory. Smartly designed rack auto-ejects halfway when the oven door is opened. Sturdy stainless-steel body has a top that doubles as a warming tray. Retractable crumb tray makes cleanup easy. Includes 13" Dia. nonstick pizza pan, 12" Sq. baking pan and 12" Sq. stainless-steel baking rack.
I purchased this oven to replace my worn out DeLonghi convection oven The Breville is a bit larger, but fits nicely on my kitchen cart. It bakes like a dream, in fact, I have had to decrease my cooking time on everything, thus far. The interior is easy to keep clean- wiping down the enamel after broiling is sufficient to keep it in good shape, and the removable crumb tray does not allow any debris to accumulate beneath the oven. 1 dinner plate will fit on top of the oven which allows one to have a warm serving tray for presentation.The toaster is more finicky - somewhat of a disappointment, which is why I give this only a 4 star rating. Overall, the usual Breville quality is evident in not only the oven, but the trays and pans which accompany it.
Wusthof Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku : Similar to a butcher knife, the Japanese-style santoku knife is a multipurpose gem for slicing, cubing, or dicing. Available in 5" or 7", the distinctive hollow-ground edge that alternates scallops on both sides of the blade, and yields a smooth, clean cut. About Wusthof Classic: Precision-forged blades of Wusthof's own high-carbon, stain-resistant steel alloy, for a lasting edge that is easy to resharpen. Distinctive bolster prevents your hand from slipping onto the blade. Handle is a virtually indestructible composite, buffed by hand for a smooth finish and triple-riveted to the full tang for optimum strength and balance. Dishwasher safe, but hand-washing is recommended. Made in Solingen, Germany.