Fancy a retro-style Smeg kettle or toaster?Smeg launches new range of smaller appliances

28 April 2014

Retro brand Smeg has launched its first range of small kitchen appliances, all with its signature Italian 1950s-style designs.

The new range includes a retro-style kettle, blender, stand mixer and two different sized toasters in a variety of bold and pastel colours. But with prices from around £99 for a two-slice toaster to around £379 for the stand mixer, they are not a cheap option.

You can find the best kettles, blenders, stand mixers and toasters in your price range by visiting our reviews.

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Which? verdict on new Smeg range

The new Smeg range made its debut at Milan Design Week earlier this month and is so new it's not even been officially launched in the UK yet - that's due to happen at Grand Designs Live in May.

Smeg says its new appliances come after years of intensive research and feature the latest technology with 'a selection of pretty pastel shades and beautiful curves'.

Which? experts plan to try out some of the new products over the next few months. We also hope to send some of them to our labs for more rigorous lab testing.

Smeg stand mixer - from around £379

Smeg's stand mixer offers a 10 step variable speed control and includes a stainless steel wire whisk, aluminium flat beater, dough hook and a plastic bowl cover - very useful if you're mixing icing sugar. Optional extras include a pasta roller, spaghetti cutter and meat grinder. See how Which? tests stand mixers and visit our stand mixer reviews.

Smeg kettle - from around £89

The new Smeg kettle has an auto shut-off at 100°C, a removable and washable stainless steel limescale filter, a concealed heating element and anti-slip feet. Also in the range is a variable temperature kettle, with temperatures from 50-100c and a keep warm function, which will cost around £109. Find out more about how Which? tests kettles, and see which became Best Buys in our kettle reviews.

Smeg blender - from around £129

Smeg's jug blender has pre-set programmes for ice-crushing and smoothies, as well as a soft start function, safety lock, stainless steel double blade and anti-slip feet. Check out how Which? tests jug blenders, and which ones came out top in our jug blender reviews.

Smeg toaster - from around £99

Smeg's two-slice toaster boasts six browning levels, a bagel function and removable stainless steel crumb tray. There is also an optional sandwich rack and bun warmer. Smeg is also launching a four-slice toaster priced from around £129. See how Which? tests toasters and read all our toaster reviews.

Are Smeg's current appliances any good?

Smeg is perhaps best known for its fridge freezers, but it also makes other large appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers.

The new range of small appliances are designed to complement existing Smeg appliances in both design and colour.

But how well do Smeg's current appliances perform? Check out our guides to Smeg fridge freezers and Smeg dishwashers.

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