Best oven brands: Smeg Ovens
Italian company Smeg has been making domestic appliances for more than 60 years, and has 16 major subsidiaries worldwide. The company’s UK branch, based in Oxfordshire, opened in 1989 and supplies a range of over 750 products across the UK. Smeg’s motto is ‘technology with style’, and this is reflected in its distinctively designed appliances.
Smeg offers single, double and compact ovens in a range of different colours and – to use the company’s terminology – ‘aesthetic lines’. To see how the models we’ve tested have fared check out the Which? oven reviews, where you can find information on these as well as all of our other oven brand test results.
The Which? verdict on Smeg ovens
Smeg ovens tend to perform well when it comes to grilling, spreading their heat across most of the grill pan and browning food evenly. They also distribute heat well, meaning that your food should be cooked uniformly. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they're always good for baking, as one of the areas in which Smeg ovens disappoint is the accuracy of their temperature control.
To find out if any Smeg models are among our built-in oven Best Buys, and to see the data in the table below, you’ll need to be a Which? member. However, anyone yet to sign up can trial Which? for £1 for instant access.
How much do Smeg ovens cost?
Smeg ovens vary greatly in price: we’ve tested those that cost below £500 to those that come in at £900. You’ll pay more for double ovens and modern features such as pyrolytic cleaning, and part of the cost with Smeg products also relates to the design and aesthetic.
- For purchasing help when it comes to ovens, see our built-in buying guide
- See how we come to our verdicts with our guide to how we test ovens
- If your kitchen can’t take a built-in, see our freestanding cooker reviews