Smeg Buying Guides |Choosing the best range cooker
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Choosing the right Cooker

The kitchen is the heart of the home and cooking is at the heart of what we do here at Smeg. A passion for cooking deserves an outstanding cooker that enables you to create great dishes whilst adding character and style to your home.

Smeg's collection of range cookers are award winning, recognised for Which Best Buys and Red Dot Design awards, thanks to Smeg’s solid build quality, design and technology.

Regardless of whether you’re conducting a full kitchen redesign or replacing an old cooker, let us simplify the buying process by steering you through the various ranges, features and technologies available from Smeg.

Fuel type

All Smeg Cookers feature at least one electric oven cavity where heat is easily controlled, especially in an oven which utilises our Circulaire technology. It also allows for multi-function cooking whereby users can use a combination of heat from the top and the bottom, the grill and the fan. 

The hob choice is next. Some cooking enthusiasts prefer the visual element to cooking with gas and the instant heat is perfect for intense Asian cooking. However, induction technology is now one of the most popular choices, due to the instant heat, low controllable simmer and cool to touch glass. Ceramic hob options are also available as well as mixed fuel in the 120cm Portofino cookers.

Space, size and fit

Selecting a cooker that will fit comfortably in your kitchen is also a factor to consider. Whether freestanding or built-in, we have models ranging from a small 35-litre capacity to an ample 115 litres, many of which have finished side panels for complete flexibility if installed away from furniture. If you have limited space, then a 60cm Concert Cooker like the SUK62MX8 will fit snugly into your kitchen units. However, if you have more space available to play with, then a large centre piece cooker such as the impressive 150cm Opera Cooker (the largest in the industry) might be preferable.

Cavity layout

The size of your cooker will begin to narrow your cavity layout options however it is worth giving layout some consideration. For example, Smeg's 90cm cookers are available not only in various aesthetics but also with a single, dual or triple cavity layout. For those who like the flexibility of a separate grill, the stainless steel SY93 cooker is a good choice, allowing ultimate versatility with three spacious cavities to choose from. However, if you would rather two more spacious cavities, then the dual cavity SY92PX9 cooker might be a better option. Across the collections, Smeg provides a wide selection of options with anything from one to four cavities available, allowing you to choose the perfect layout for your cooking needs

Style

Italian style and design detail is at the heart of Smeg’s ethos, therefore it comes as no surprise that our range cooker collections are available in a wide choice of finishes and styles – industrial, traditional or bright. Spanning 13 colours, from pastel green to bright yellow, stainless steel and gloss black, there’s a Smeg range cooker to suit your kitchen.

If you’re looking for a contemporary design, one of the sleek models in the Symphony range is worth considering, such as the SY93BL in a striking black. If a traditional kitchen is more your taste, the iconic ‘Victoria’ range (inspired by Smeg’s original 1948 ‘Elisabeth’ collection) is guaranteed to add heart and soul to the room. Particularly popular is the TR93 model, featuring a 68 litre main oven, grill and a 9-levelled side oven, perfect for cooking multiple dishes at once.

Cleaning preferences

Buying a beautiful appliance is important but keeping it looking that way shouldn’t be difficult and with Smeg it doesn’t need to be.

The entire collection of Smeg range cookers have been designed and built to ensure cleaning is as quick and simple as possible. Easy clean enamel features in every cavity making it difficult for dirt to stick however when it does, labour-saving technologies such as pyrolytic and vapor clean are available across the range. Some models, such as the 110cm TR4110AZ Victoria cooker, include vapor clean, a preset programme which heats a small amount of water within the cavity to soften grease dirt, making it far quicker to remove. Other models, such as the 90cm SY92IPX9 Symphony cooker, the pyrolytic function heats the interior cavity to 500⁰C, turning grime to ash which is then easily wiped away with a damp cloth. As part of the programme the oven door is locked for safety and the glass is quadruple glazed making it touchable and cool on the outside for total peace of mind. 

Completing the look

Hoods and splashbacks

Each range cooker on offer at Smeg can be completed with a complementing hood and splashback. Splashbacks are a cost effective alternative to tiles and improve hygiene as there is no grout line to collect dirt and grease. When it comes to a choosing a hood, Smeg supply various types and aesthetics to match the cooker. Whether it’s a chimney, integrated, island or retro 50s style you require, there’s one to complement your Cooker.

Additional extras

If you are a keen cook or budding baker there are a number of additional accessories available to enhance your cooking experience. For example, there are Teppanyaki Grill Plates especially designed for cooking exotic dishes that many have never explored and a  special pizza stone accessory can be placed in the base of the oven, enabling users to make authentic stone baked pizzas in a matter of minutes