Small but powerful, the Breville Compact Smart Oven has a reduced physical footprint without sacrificing quality or style. It boasts many of the same features as the larger Breville Smart Oven, but with dimensions of 16.5 x15.5 x10.25 inches it requires less counter space. A smaller oven means less time to heat up and less time to cook, perfect for preparing a meal in a hurry (or for cooks who like to create in the heat of the moment). This also translates into a cooler kitchen (particularly convenient in the hot summer months) and less energy consumed. It is also perfect for cooks that are preparing fewer servings of food, since it is more energy-efficient than cooking small portions in a huge wall oven. Every Breville product begins with a simple moment of brilliance. The Breville Smart Oven began with the simple fact that different foods require different methods of heating: some, like baked goods, need to be cooked evenly; others, like meats, need to be seared on top. Most toaster ovens fail to distribute heat in a consistent way throughout their interiors, let alone change heat distribution to suit the different foods being prepared. This is how the Breville Smart Oven stands apart: whatever the food, it adjusts its heat distribution for perfect results.