The Breville Countertop Toaster Oven has a particular component that makes it stand out among the other toaster ovens on the market. It is called ‘Element IQ’, and in this article I will explain how its innovative technology makes a difference, and why so many people are now raving about their Breville Countertop Toaster Oven.
When Breville were researching the countertop toaster oven market before creating their own product, they found that there were many toaster ovens that could do a number of tasks. Their kitchen department tested countless recipes on various different brands of toaster oven – one was very good at baking cakes, one was the best for cheese soufflés, one was excellent at baking pizzas, one was the best choice for baking bread… they were all extremely good at making toast!
However none of them could do everything – well. So Breville came up with a special system that could be programmed for whatever dish you wanted to cook. The system they created is their innovative Element IQ. They call their countertop toaster oven a ‘Smart’ oven, and with the Element IQ it certainly is smart! It takes all the guesswork out of temperature and timing, and makes sure you turn out perfect meals every time.
With Element IQ you program in your dish – e.g. pizza, roast, cupcakes, cookies, bread, casserole, toast – and the oven knows what the temperature should be, how long it should cook, and whether or not to use the convection mode. It also knows which heating elements should be used, and where – above the dish, below the dish, or both above and below.
This can make a world of difference between a pizza with a crisp or soggy base, between an evenly raised cake and one with a split down the middle, or between an evenly cooked roasted joint to one that is charred on the outside and rare inside. The Element IQ system also ensures that the temperature remains constant throughout the cooking time.
There are other intelligent design features in the Breville Smart Oven – including the clever way that magnets in the door automatically pull out the shelf, and the non-stick interior that makes cleaning a piece of cake.
It has an easy-to-read back-lit control panel, and the timer automatically turns off the oven at the end of the cooking cycle. This is an important safety feature, as many other ovens just tell you that the time is up, but don’t turn the oven off.
IQ stands for the Latin phrase “Idem Quod”, meaning Intelligence Quotient. The Element IQ certainly adds an intelligence quotient to the operation of the Breville Countertop Toaster Oven. The Smart Oven is smart and adaptable for every type of kitchen, every style of cooking, and all levels of cooking abilities.