Giveaways and Reviews

Introducing The Breville Combi-Wave

Now more than ever, families are finding new and innovative ways to make staying at home work for them, in a way that meets their needs and functionality, but that can also make life seem as normal as possible. Right now, in July 2020 here in Saskatchewan, restaurants are open and life is somewhat back to normal – for now – with cautious optimism and understanding that the potential for things to change quickly exists.

We’ve had the new Breville Combi Wave 3 in 1 in our household for several months now and have been able to use it and test out it’s versatility with everyone home, restaurants closed, and a hankering for our favourite meals and snacks. So what exactly *is* the Combi Wave? As Breville describes it, The Breville Combi Wave 3 in 1 is an innovative multi-tasker that integrates three popular counter top appliances – the microwave, the convection oven, and the air fryer – all into one machine.

So, you’ve got 3 appliances in 1, which is the basic and most efficient summary of the product but there’s so much more within. The functionality of the product helps make the $599 suggested retail price a little more palatable. Check it out:

Air fry for guilty-free family favourites such as French fries, and chicken wings. Higher temperatures combined with super convection (maximized air flow) deliver delicious, crispy golden air fried foods.

Element iQ® technology moves the power around the microwave to deliver precise cooking temperatures in the right place at the right time for perfect results

Fast Combi uses a combination of microwave and convection power to deliver more evenly cooked food in less time

The Frozen function is designed to perfectly cook different types of meat, from frozen to a perfectly cooked result by using microwave and convection power in different cooking stages.

Smart presets offer a selection of the most commonly used food types in cook, reheat and defrost modes.Time and power levels are automatically determined for optimum results.

Newly engineered and patented Soft Close door system.

Quieter operation is achieved via its 4thGeneration Inverter and optimised cooling fan and air flow system. Custom quiet ring tones designed for pleasant interaction.

Using the Combi Wave as a microwave was easy, and I suppose this function just makes it an easier way to integrate the product into your kitchen if you’re in need of space. A microwave does one thing: why give it a prized spot on your counter-top if you can find a product that microwaves food and has other functions as well – it makes sense.

So, my interest was in how the Breville Combi Wave would work as a convection oven and air fryer, and we had the most success and fun these past few months using the air fryer function – yes likely due to the fact that restaurants were closed and we were craving fried food!

Naturally, air fryer chicken wings were at the top of the list and we picked two family favorites to make in the Combi Wave – Buffalo Ranch and Lemon Pepper.

Next, we made home made egg rolls which were so good (our neighbor made them first in her more commonly known air fryer that I won’t share the name of here because they don’t send me products like Breville does, what can I say?) I liked them more than the chicken wings, and more than many restaurants, even. The reason being that I could customize what protein I used in them (we opted for ground pork the first time, chicken the second time) and of course, they’re not deep fried! All that was needed to achieve the crispy texture was a bit of oil sprayed on each roll before it went in the Combi Wave.

The Breville Combi Wave 3 in 1 can be found of course at, and depending on store openings in your area, you can also find it in store wherever Breville products are sold.

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Breville Canada. I received product and/or compensation in exchange for this post.


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  • Love the versatility of the compact Breville Combi-Wave, it would replace several appliances! Thanks very much for the great review, I’ve put it on my Wish List!

  • I’ve wanted this amazing appliance for quite a while because it would replace 3 of my appliances with 1.

  • I have the Breville Smart oven and it is SO versatile. This sounds like it would be the perfect accompaniment.

  • I like how versatile this oven is. I love fried foods and this would make them a bit healthier.

  • I love that it can airfry like that. I often bake egg rolls with a little oil on top, but this would be miles better.

  • I would love this, I do have an air fryer but this 3 in 1 you can do so many more things in it

  • I would love to own this oven, I have 3 air fryers now, the actifry, the phillips and the oven type one but a small one, and the oven type one is my favourite and I use it almost everyday, but would love to upgrade to one of these!

  • I like that it doesn’t take up a lot of space and yet offers so many functions. Perfect for summer use.

  • This would be great on my counter don’t have much space and sounds like it cooks a variety of foods.

  • Thanks for your review. Knowing you’ve used it for several months, I trust that you have enough experience with it to give a well-researched review.

  • I really like that it is multi- functional and would replace several of my appliances. I would like to try the air fryer feature. The wings and egg rolls that you made look so delicious.

  • This sounds amazing! I have no extra counter space for an air fryer and would really like one but I could replace my microwave with this baby!

  • I am totally impressed!! this really helps with not having so many different appliances on your counter doing one thing rather than having one that does many things.

  • This appliance interests me a lot. It would be a great addition to any kitchen – I love how many different options there are.

  • This sounds like an awesome machine! We have an air fryer but it’s older. This sounds like a great replacement

  • Sounds amazing. The food looks delicious. Love to have one to save much needed space in my kitchen.

  • This looks like a great addition to our kitchen especially for when I’m just cooking for my husband and !. I know he’d love to try those wings

  • Love that it is a microwave, convection oven, and air fryer all in one appliance! Would really save space and be so useful in my kitchen!

  • Super impressed with how many functions the Combi wave has! I could really see this being incredibly useful in my own home

  • This is on my list for when our microwave needs replacing. We had a T-fal airfryer for a while but I hated how much space it took in my cupboard and the work it took to dig it out any time I wanted to airfry things made me use it infrequently. However, my family has a lot of favourite recipes that need things airfried so I love the idea of a combination microwave/air fryer//convection oven!