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Should You Buy a Smeg Hob?

Updated 15 July 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Smeg Hob?

Smeg is well known for it's cookers, toasters, electric kettles and dishwashers.

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 4,200 user and expert reviews and 6 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 4,800 hobs.

Smeg are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular hobs. Their hobs start at $267 for the SER60S3 which has 4zone(s) burner / cooking zone, is a gas hob and a built-in hob and go up to $1,331 for the PV675CN which has 5zone(s) burner / cooking zone, is a gas hob and a built-in hob. The average price of a new Smeg hob is $695.

Smeg are recognised for their wide selection of premium 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. 8 best hob brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Smeg is the 8th best hob brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
671 reviews
#2
AEG
Germany
92%
92%
350 reviews
#3
Germany
89%
89%
486 reviews
#4
Cookology
82%
82%
136 reviews
#5
United States
81%
81%
49 reviews
#6
Italy
81%
81%
88 reviews
#7
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
81%
81%
256 reviews
#8
Italy
79%
79%
115 reviews
#9
South Korea
77%
77%
176 reviews
#10
CDA
United Kingdom
74%
74%
31 reviews
#11
Germany
74%
74%
0 reviews
#12
Brentwood
70%
70%
1 review
#13
Turkey
69%
69%
313 reviews
#14
Slovenia
69%
69%
6 reviews
#15
Sweden
67%
67%
2 reviews
#16
United States
65%
65%
356 reviews
#17
Italy
65%
65%
39 reviews
#18
64%
64%
91 reviews
#19
United Kingdom
64%
64%
223 reviews
#20
Blomberg
64%
64%
1 review
#21
United States
64%
64%
56 reviews
#22
Klarstein
63%
63%
0 reviews
#23
Cuisinart
63%
63%
0 reviews
#24
Germany
63%
63%
53 reviews
#25
SIA
62%
62%
7 reviews
#26
62%
62%
0 reviews
#27
Sharp
Japan
59%
59%
1 review
#28
Swan
58%
58%
0 reviews
#29
Zanker
58%
58%
0 reviews
#30
Ariete
55%
55%
0 reviews
#31
Unold
55%
55%
0 reviews
#32
Simfer
55%
55%
0 reviews
#33
Tefal
France
54%
54%
0 reviews
#34
JATA
54%
54%
0 reviews
#35
Essentials
United Kingdom
53%
53%
0 reviews
#36
Panasonic
Japan
53%
53%
0 reviews
#37
Cooke & Lewis
52%
52%
0 reviews
#38
Rangemaster
United Kingdom
52%
52%
0 reviews
#39
52%
52%
0 reviews
#40
Bauknecht
Germany
52%
52%
0 reviews
#41
Asko
52%
52%
0 reviews
#42
Campingaz
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 $695, Smeg hobs tend to be more expensive 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 8 Smeg hobs currently on the market in the United States.

No. Of Hobs
Average Price
$534
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $2,199
Price Distribution of All Hobs
No. Of Hobs
Average Price
$695
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,999
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 90% across all hob brands.

Purchasers of Smeg hobs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use and had nice 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 Whirlpool Bosch Hisense Stoves
Which? logo
2
1
1
Total
2
1
1

How Reliable Are Smeg Hobs?

We checked over 4,200 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

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

The hob itself scratches very easier mainly from the corners of from cast iron pan supports
ao.com
Installation simple except hob-to-worktop seal is awkward to get in place
johnlewis.com
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