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Should You Buy a Smeg Hob?

Updated 12 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Smeg Hob?

Smeg is well known for its cookers, toasters, fridge freezers and electric kettles.

If you are thinking about buying a Smeg hob then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of hob brands is compiled by analysing over 4,100 user and expert reviews and 8 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 4,800 hobs.

Smeg are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular hobs. Their hobs start at $264 for the SER60S3 which has 4zone(s) burner / cooking zone, is a gas hob and a built-in hob and go up to $488 for the SE2664CX2 which has 4zone(s) burner / cooking zone, is a zone induction hob hob and a built-in hob. The average price of a new Smeg hob is $375.

Smeg are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular hobs.

Is Smeg the Best Hob Brand?

So are Smeg hobs any good? We give every hob a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all hobs we are able to impartially rank all the hob brands.

Smeg is ranked the No. 14 best hob brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Smeg is the 14th best hob brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
671 reviews
#2
AEG
Germany
91%
91%
350 reviews
#3
Germany
87%
87%
487 reviews
#4
United States
83%
83%
49 reviews
#5
Cookology
81%
81%
136 reviews
#6
Italy
80%
80%
88 reviews
#7
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
80%
80%
256 reviews
#8
South Korea
77%
77%
176 reviews
#9
CDA
United Kingdom
76%
76%
31 reviews
#10
Germany
74%
74%
0 reviews
#11
Brentwood
73%
73%
1 review
#12
Germany
71%
71%
14 reviews
#13
Slovenia
70%
70%
6 reviews
#14
Italy
70%
70%
115 reviews
#15
Sweden
68%
68%
2 reviews
#16
Constructa
65%
65%
0 reviews
#17
United States
65%
65%
264 reviews
#18
65%
65%
1 review
#19
Turkey
64%
64%
313 reviews
#20
United Kingdom
64%
64%
223 reviews
#21
Blomberg
64%
64%
1 review
#22
Italy
64%
64%
40 reviews
#23
United States
64%
64%
56 reviews
#24
Cuisinart
63%
63%
0 reviews
#25
SIA
62%
62%
7 reviews
#26
Zanker
59%
59%
0 reviews
#27
Klarstein
57%
57%
0 reviews
#28
Rangemaster
United Kingdom
57%
57%
0 reviews
#29
Simfer
55%
55%
0 reviews
#30
Tefal
France
55%
55%
0 reviews
#31
Orbegozo
54%
54%
0 reviews
#32
JATA
53%
53%
0 reviews
#33
Cooke & Lewis
52%
52%
0 reviews
#34
Bauknecht
Germany
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Smeg hobs compare to the other hob brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All hob Brands
Smeg Hobs

At an average purchase price of $375, Smeg hobs tend to be cheaper than most other hob brands. Smeg also have better reviews than the typical hob brand, with the average rating of a Smeg hob being 80%.

The average review score for a Smeg hob is 80%.

There's a smaller selection of Smeg hobs available compared to other hob brands, with only 2 Smeg hobs currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Hobs
Average Price
$496
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $2,199
Price Distribution of All Hobs
No. Of Hobs
Average Price
$375
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,049
Price Distribution of Smeg Hobs

What Do the Smeg Hob Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Smeg hob to work out the average distribution of reviews for Smeg and then compared this to the other hob brands.

5 stars
79
4 stars
14
3 stars
8
2 stars
5
1 star
9
Smeg has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its hobs than most other hob brands.

Over 81% of user reviews for Smeg hobs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% across all hob brands.

Purchasers of Smeg hobs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use and had good technical features.

How Many Industry Awards Have Smeg Hobs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Smeg hobs. The table below shows the number of awards given to the most popular hob brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Number of Awards Neff Bosch Whirlpool AEG Blomberg
Which? logo
2
2
1
1
Total
2
2
1
1

How Reliable Are Smeg Hobs?

We checked over 4,100 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Smeg hobs. 10 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 77% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Smeg hob owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

77% of reviewers think Smeg hobs are reliable.

So, most people think that Smeg hobs are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Smeg hobs that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

very well made my only complaint regarding it is the oven only has 1 shelf
ao.com
It seems well made
johnlewis.com

NOT RELIABLE

have found it scratches easier than expected
ao.com
Installation simple except hob-to-worktop seal is awkward to get in place
johnlewis.com
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