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Should You Buy a Smeg Hob?

Matthew
Updated 29 April 2020
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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 4,900 hobs.

Smeg are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular hobs. Their hobs start at $198 for the SER60S3 which has 4zone(s) burner / cooking zone, is a gas hob and a built-in hob and go up to $457 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 $326.

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%
672 reviews
#2
AEG
Germany
94%
94%
350 reviews
#3
Germany
90%
90%
487 reviews
#4
United States
86%
86%
49 reviews
#5
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
85%
85%
256 reviews
#6
Italy
82%
82%
88 reviews
#7
Cookology
80%
80%
136 reviews
#8
CDA
United Kingdom
79%
79%
31 reviews
#9
South Korea
75%
75%
176 reviews
#10
Brentwood
74%
74%
1 review
#11
Germany
73%
73%
14 reviews
#12
Slovenia
73%
73%
6 reviews
#13
United States
71%
71%
262 reviews
#14
Italy
71%
71%
116 reviews
#15
Germany
71%
71%
0 reviews
#16
Sweden
68%
68%
2 reviews
#17
65%
65%
1 review
#18
Turkey
65%
65%
314 reviews
#19
Blomberg
64%
64%
1 review
#20
Constructa
64%
64%
0 reviews
#21
Italy
64%
64%
41 reviews
#22
Cuisinart
59%
59%
0 reviews
#23
Tefal
France
55%
55%
0 reviews
#24
Orbegozo
54%
54%
0 reviews
#25
Klarstein
53%
53%
0 reviews
#26
Bauknecht
Germany
52%
52%
0 reviews
#27
Gaggenau
52%
52%
1 review
#28
Zanker
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 $326, 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 81%.

The average review score for a Smeg hob is 81%.

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
$393
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,649
Price Distribution of All Hobs
No. Of Hobs
Average Price
$326
$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
80
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 brands.

Over 81% of user reviews for Smeg hobs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% 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 received by 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 Beko Hisense
Which? logo
2
2
Total
2
2

How Reliable Are Smeg Hobs?

We checked over 4,100 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Smeg hobs. 10 of these reviews 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

the pan holders are very sturdy
johnlewis.com
Well made does what i need from a hob looks exspencive easy to clean
ao.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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