People are always asking me what my preference in ovens is, and it’s hard to give a definitive answer because oven technology is constantly changing. For small apartments or second ovens, I recommend the Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL for its even baking. The smaller Breville Compact Smart Oven BOV650XL is not convection, but is also reported to be perfectly even. For larger ovens, consider the following common wisdom that I have noted over the years:
It is not safe to assume that the oven recommended by a friend will be exactly the same as one now being manufactured, even if it has the same model number.