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Smeg range cooker anyone?

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kittylester Tue 21-Mar-23 17:18:45

We have had a Rangemaster range cooker for nearly 20 years and have been very satisfied with it but it needs replacing and we are thinking of having the equivalent Smeg - mainly because there is a colour we like and there isn't in Rangemaster.

Has anyone got one? Are you pleased with it?

GrannyGravy13 Tue 21-Mar-23 17:28:18

One of our AS’s has the duel fuel double Smeg range (electric oven gas hobs) he loves it and wouldn’t go back to a RangeMaster.

We have a RangeMaster and like you will probably consider replacing with a smeg when the time comes.

kittylester Tue 21-Mar-23 17:35:45

Oh, that's good to know. Thank you, GG.

We are being really brave and going for an induction hob too.

3dognight Tue 21-Mar-23 17:51:08

My Smeg cooker is fine, but the cream paintwork started to chip within a couple of years. That’s the only problem with it, a poor finish.

MawtheMerrier Tue 21-Mar-23 18:02:09

I think that’s what mine is , cream and looks good but I would cheerfully swap it for two ovens side by side with a wide induction hob (6”plates”) on top.
Not going to happen though. The slow oven is great for overnight cooking and the small top left oven/grill useful but how I coped with three children and professional cooking on bog standard cookers, then bought this when the girls had all grown up and left home is anybody’s guess!

Norah Tue 21-Mar-23 18:23:13

My husband wanted a Smeg cooker, dual fuel, 6 gas burners - so we have one. Don't ask why, we've also a Bertazzoni induction hob, I love it most.

Smeg and induction, you'd have perfection, to me.

Grammaretto Tue 21-Mar-23 18:28:47

I bought a dual fuel Smeg last year when my wonderful Rayburn died.
I am still getting used to it .what I like is I don't have to kneel on the floor to reach the oven.
I haven't found a way to simmer on the gas hob
I cannot read the knobs and have to use a torch and magnifier and still don't know what the dials mean.
Good luck is all I'm saying. grin

mumofmadboys Tue 21-Mar-23 18:46:49

I am amazed anyone needs six rings. I use a three layer steamer and rarely use 3 rings

kittylester Tue 21-Mar-23 18:48:36

This one only has 5 'rings'!

mumofmadboys Tue 21-Mar-23 18:50:53

I think some of you must do infinitely more complicated meals than me!
Sounds great Kitty!

kittylester Tue 21-Mar-23 18:51:27

Maw, I wonder that but I do (occasionally) cook for 20.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 21-Mar-23 19:12:17


*Maw*, I wonder that but I do (occasionally) cook for 20.

That’s one of the joys of having a big family 🤣

Also the reason all apart from one AC has a range cooker (the other would if they had the space)

Visgir1 Tue 21-Mar-23 19:36:27

I have had 2 Smeg 5 burner ovens duel fule.
The burners are x2 the same size, the other 3 range from dinky to really big. I use all of them depending what I'm cooking.
Mine is in stainless steel always been pleased with them.

MawtheMerrier Tue 21-Mar-23 20:32:52


*Maw*, I wonder that but I do (occasionally) cook for 20.

I USED to cook for even more'- dont ask me how!
My range has 4 ovens, 1 of which can also grill and 6 gas burners plus a wok burner (even bigger ring)
It does come into its own at big family do's.
Which colour are you getting?

kittylester Tue 21-Mar-23 21:02:56

Cream. That was the breaking point with the rangemaster - the cream was horrid but the Smeg was a much better colour.

MawtheMerrier Tue 21-Mar-23 21:14:31

It is ( or was when we got ours ) quite a buttery yellow cream. It will affect the colour of your units.
I wanted a rustic look- which I think it provides.

kittylester Tue 21-Mar-23 21:25:00

We saw one of each in the showroom today. DH had been adamant that he wanted brass knobs (!!!) but I think I've changed his mind.

Norah Tue 21-Mar-23 22:06:50

You'll love an induction hob, I'm completely pleased.

Apart from loving to cook we have a larger family - in the kitchen together but not bumping into each other is nice.