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The very day it was installed by professional electricians, the screen froze and no switches would work. Turned off at mains to reset on advice from SMEG. Since then 3 more freezes and wouldn't turn off. Rang SMEG and warranty people came today 30/6/20 to inspect the oven and it froze on them,now making it 5 times in only 5 weeks. We now await a whole new control panel and hope it works.
SMEG DOSPA6395X - Double Pyrolitic oven
Had my Smeg Double Oven installed in March this year. Worked great until nearly finished cooking then main oven unresponsive. Nothing would work. Tried left control to exit function but unresponsive. Tried turning timer to zero unresponsive. In the end had to turn off oven at mains as oven controls froze. When I turned the oven back on worked fine. Over the next few uses had similar issues. Seems control board either has a loose connection or chip failure. If this keeps happening will be sending it back.
Plus: Beware of pyrolitic ...cleaning function. It is fantastic however inside enamel does not like it and after second clean has cracked at top of oven opening. Was really hoping this fault was sorted with this newer model as had the problem with the previous model after 3 pyro cleans. Has some great features but the main fantastic feature i.e. pyro cleaning doesn't work well as starts to disintegrate enamel on inside of oven. It's a good size and love preset recipes but comes with too many issues. Rachel
Purchased in March 2020 at Kitchen Things for A$3,600.00.
Will never purchase a SMEG again
I regret purchasing this expensive oven that will need to be replaced in just a few years. The finish on the oven door is of such a poor quality and the clear coating of the stainless steel is not made to laste. It started rusting in the first 12 months. I contacted the manufacturer who arranged for a replacement at the 18 month mark - but its already showing the same symptoms (replaced 9 months ago).
The locking mechanism that locks the door for the pyrolytic function has only ever worked once, and now i use a length of kitchen twine to keep the lock engaged so it can be cleaned.
The oven itself functions well and gets hot fast - so that's something.
Exploding smeg oven
Having worked for a number of months, I tried to use the pyrolytic. One hour in and the glass exploded. Sunday afternoon, nobody at smeg around to help & certainly no dinner for us ! Two hours of my weekend Also spent cleaning up. Glass, glass everywhere !! I have emailed smeg and just hope they will rectify this is some way. There is lots of glass and I’m still worried my dogs and kids will find some and step on it
Purchased for A$3,000.00.
Substantial issues with programs and controls
recurrent issues with inabilty to turn off main oven in double oven Smeg
and having computerised controls unresponsive;
necessitating turning off power at mains board;
thereafter computer controls seem to reset on repower.
this is absolutely unacceptable and has been reported repeatedly,
yet the product is remaining on the market WITHOUT CORRECTION.
I have had to rate it one star as the minimum rating,
whereas the computer controls are UNSAFE and a negative rating is valid!
Smeg DOSPA6395X exploding inner glass door
Has been a great oven until i tried the pyrolytic cleaning. 40 minutes into the operation, the inner glass door exploded, showering glass out the door, and spraying it around the kitchen. My toddler grand-daughter had been walking around the kitchen playing while i was cleaning, only 5 minutes earlier. So lucky!!
Purchased in July 2016.
Oven glass exploded when in cleaning mode
After 11 weeks with our new kitchen, we decided to use the pyrolytic clean while hosting a dinner party. Shortly after sitting down the oven exploded like a gunshot! Glass exploded and shot out across our house, over our guests and food! We were (and still are) in so much shock. There is no way I can recommend this product to anyone.
Not great, regretting the buy!
So disappointed. We had our new smeg oven installed in our new kitchen. We used it for the first time tonight. Terrible experience. After 1 1/2 hours it stopped working and the display screen is blank. Cannot turn it on. Only the light will work. Really!!! I haven’t contacted smeg yet as it just happened. I googled trouble shooting as there really isn’t anything in the manual. I came across this website. Wish I read these reviews before I purchased it. Fingers crossed it gets sorted quickly.
Great oven ... shame about the cash back promise!
A great oven and we're very happy with the appliance. It took a while to learn the controls but the results have been great and better than we expected. Sadly the offer of a cashback that has failed to materialise was a disappointment.
Purchased in June 2019.
It’s a lemon!
[ *UPDATE#2* From last update til present, there'd been 2 changeovers of oven units occurred. Nothing more could emphasize further about our disappointment, go figure... Hopefully this third Unit which only installed on 21 May would indeed be final and a charm! (One positive thing to mention i.e. E&S Trading at Blackburn is very helpful, we should have gone to them in the beginning when we encountered faults with the first oven unit, could have shortened the waiting times.)]
[ *UPDATE#1* 1 May Smeg’s service, Alantin, informed they’ll ...replace my existing faulty oven with a new unit. I hope the new unit would be a fault-free one that does serve its purpose as an oven, keeping my fingers crossed. Nonetheless, appreciate Smeg’s service office’s quick decision.] ========================================== Bought this oven from E&S Trading on 26 December 2018. It was delivered on 16 January 2019 but we only managed to have it installed on 1 February 2019 due to the long breaks. From then on till now, nearly 3 months, there have already been several breakdowns with the oven in relation to the following: 1. control knobs being totally unresponsive 2. Unable to power off the oven via control knobs 3. Have to power off by switching off from the Mains 4. Digital display screen freezes
May need a electronics degree to operate but will get used to it. Its a good one. cooks quick and reasonably even.
The design is great. not too many knobs to confuse whats already there. The size off the cooking space is reasonably generous. It has a very slick neat look about it. would recommend the brand and oven to others.
Scratched and damaged oven sold as new inside enamel sctrached SMEG didn’t want to replace!!! Beware
Have not used this oven hoping for a replacement or of to Fair Trading. The SMEG ladies are abrupt and appear not to give a hoot about the customer. The Smeg representive I spoke with was doing her best to make sure I didn’t receive a replacement oven. I am really disappointed in the customer service or lack of it smeg provide. Furthermore, I now question the quality of the product surely these obvious scratches and dents inside the oven should have been picked up by their inspection process prior to it being shipped off from the factory. Apparently based in Italy. Harvey Norman who I purchased the oven from have been excellent so far and I hope they can provide a new replacement oven.
Stylish, functional an reliable oven
Super oven that we use far more frequently than our previous (Westinghouse) one. Heats up quickly, cooks evenly and has great functions. Highly recommended addition for any kitchen. Yes, it is in the upper price range but you get what you pay for and I expect it will last for years.
Sleek looking oven
Loving this oven. Oven beeps when it's heated to required temperature. Has several different features for cooking. Has a grill and oven option at the same time also can be set to eco friendly heating. Has a timer setting. Easy to use, Easy to clean. It has a pyrolitic option so it's extremely easy to keep clean.
Exploding inner glass during pyrolytic clean
This oven cooks food well. I found the warm air released out above the top door some time to get used to. Tonight I decided for the first time to use the pyrolytic self clean function. I purchased the oven in February 2017. After reaching 30mins into the cycle I heard a pop and explosion. I was standing in close proximity to the oven by the kitchen sink. Clumps of glass and smaller shards were on the floor, bench tops and sitting above both doors to the oven. I quickly turned off the oven at the mains and could hear the glass inside the oven sh...attering and pop for another 5-10minutes. I had 3 children at home at the time and had only just moved away from the front of the oven minutes before the explosion. Considering the distance the glass was blown I am very lucky not to have been seriously injured. This was extremely dangerous and not an issue that I had been aware of. I paid a considerable amount of money for the pyrolytic option and being a new model I am surprised that this actually happened. I contacted SMEG immediately after this happened, I am still very alarmed.
Fan died on Feb 2017 .am disgusted need working oven . Paid a lit of money for this oven .now feel n
Very happy with performance .
Not happy with its staying power , did not last too long .expected it to performe for longer .
For the price I payed I expected it to last longer
Have not got price for repairs yet but am waiting for mechanic to come to estimate cost
Questions & Answers
Had our oven for just over 12 month and was cooking a roast and the oven kept tripping the main circuit breaker . Any idea what could be wrong
our oven would not shut off and had to manually trip it at power box. we have had a constant flow of problems with this machine and are awaiting a reply from SMEG. they tried switching out circuit boards but not compatiable with this heap. our machine was brand new and we kept a log of everytime it stuffed up. 14 times in 3 months. thank christ we have a backup cooking system. what a waste of money.
Dear Mandy and Fred, I am the National l Service Manager for Smeg and I would like to assist with this problem, could you please email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address, contact details and also if you can advise who serviced your appliance Fred. Once I have this information I will be in a position to ascertain what to do to fix these problems. Regards, Steve Cullen
How do you permanently turn off the child lock which we accidentally activated. It seems we can turn it off but not for more than a minute and then it's back on again.
Hi Cherie W.,
Thanks for your enquiry. Go to the settings menu and select the control lock and turn it off. Please refer to your instruction manual for further information.
Hope this helps
Howdoes control knob work on dospa6395x oven mine does not respond Norma
The control knob works by pushing in then releasing it then turn to the right or left. If this does not work please call Smeg service on 02 8667 4833 to arrange a service.
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