Very average dishwasher
The functionality of this dishwasher is pretty good but unfortunately that's about it.
Firstly the contents don't dry properly so i'm having to unpack and leave them on the bench to dry once the cycle has finished. I've had to raise the top shelf because the plates didn't fit on the bottom. Because of this i've also had to remove the cutlery draw therefore that's now useless to me. I've had to remove the plastic holders on the bottom draw (i think they're for wine glasses?) because they didn't allow plates to sit properly.
The top draw where cups and mugs sit isn't that wide so in most cases the mug/cup falls over.
The clip to open the door is so stiff i've had to screw the dishwasher to the right side of the cupboard because the whole dishwasher would come out every time i'd open the door. Unfortunately because the left and top are stone i'm unable to screw those sides so now every time i open the door half the dishwasher comes out and the other half stays in which is now starting to damage my cabinet. I tried reducing the tension on the clip which locks the door but if you reduce it too much the sensor doesn't recognise the door being closed and therefore doesn't allow me to operate the dishwasher.
This is the 3rd dishwasher I've owned, the most expensive, and definitely the one i dislike the most. Very disappointed especially because i've just fitted out 90% of my new kitchen with Smeg appliances.
Will reserve judgement - not happy with a number of things
Had this unit installed this week. But can't say I'm over the moon. Dishes don't dry adequately (cutlery at top very wettest and middle draw any plastic particularly wet like they haven't been on a cycle that dries! The door is also very tight to open and noisy to close and does not lie completely horizontal when opened fully. Is enough to clear the bottom drawer, but just doesn't feel right, as it springs up very slightly. Has any else experienced these issues, or could it be related to installation? Have only used it a couple of times on auto setting. All lamps on showing dry is included in the washes...?
It’s a good dishwasher with useful settings. The size allows a lot to fit in quite easily, the cutlery holder sits in the dishwasher well. The dishwasher does a really good job of cleaning and drying the dishes. It’s pretty quiet while washing. I always use the “eco” wash option for dishes and it does a really good job.
Manual drying still
Dissappointed in the European Appliance
I have used & owned several cheaper brands that worked better overall. $1400 worth of dissappointment! Plastics, top of cups and glasses and even cuttlery still wet 15 mins after the end of a 2.31min cycle that is supposed to dry. Have videos and pics to show how wet. Plates and cups dont fit very well - average size. This would be acceptable overall if I didn't have to dry most things by hand after a cycle.... paid top dollar and feel very dissappointed after saving a long time for a supposed top model! :(
Don't buy a Smeg
Cleans dishes well enough but does not dry at all due to all the plastic components.
Had to take the utensils tray out as it is not deep enough. The door doesn't close properly if top draw does not line up exactly with the top spray head connection. I bought a Smeg because I thought it had a good name, the only thing good about a a Smeg is the name. I've had a lot of dishwashers in my life and this is the worst. People save your money and buy anything but a Smeg, I just hope it dies quickly and I can buy something else.
THE SMEG is beautiful and a great machine. Very quiet and dishes are always very clean. No problems. Adjustable racks and we always use it on auto.seems to be the best setting. The shorter setting does leave some things wet, like Tupperware plastic etc. But this is normal. Happy i paid more for the italian job
Nothing fits or gets clean
Unfortunately plates don’t fit, nor do chopping boards, cups don’t balance or fit on top level, tall glasses don’t fit at all, the cutlery tray literally falls out of the machine if you use it and if you do use it barely any cutlery fits and allows you to slide the tray closed.
It also doesn’t clean well and bakes on food that was previously only something that needed wiping. Also comes with crap instructions on how to operate or understand the controls.. never again
After our old dishwasher an Asko died we looked for a replacement.Two dishwashers would fit into the space provided an Asko and a SMEG , Decided on the SMEG and I am super pleased we did. It washes dishes superbly clean (much better than the ASKO ) while being quiet in use. The controls are easy to use and in ECO mode uses very little water. Strongly recommend this product to you Fred T
Hard working and quiet
Has a number of cleaning settings including heat control which cleans dishes very well. Especially like the economy option which reduces cleaning time. Nice stylish design which looks nice in your kitchen. Would recommend arranging for installment.
I have to add though that larger dinner plates don’t fit easily into the machine so you would need to compensate for this. Overall I would recommend.
not a miele
We had a Miele where everything worked perfectly until it broke down :( We decided to go for SMEG but we now found out that it do not hold out plates (normal size) and glasses easily. the adjustments are just not right. Also to top drawer is very rough to operate but most of all the door is very stiff to operate.
3 months and everything is very good.
A quiet, efficient machine.
Nice looking washer, easy to clean with no sticking out bits.
Buttons require firmer pressure for a little longer than I have encountered before. I actually like that.
Decided to go Smeg as all appliances in a rental we owned (14) years were totally trouble free.
Did not work properly
Had this machine less than two months, Eco Cycle did not work properly from day one ,then it stopped working all together, Waiting for a new door now for several weeks. Not impressed, the whole machine should have been replaced o r money refunded! . Smeg and good guys need to really pick up there game
Smeg wgatccan I say . Beautiful looking stainless steel easy to clean washes everything to perfection I really like the cutlery drawer it’s great and easy to use and cleans must better that other dishwashers. The smeg dishwasher is so quiet I have to put my ear against the door to check it’s on
I have only had this dishwasher a few weeks, but it is awesome. It is super quiet, the loudest part of the cycle is the water filling. It cleans superbly using regular tablets; no need for the fancy more expensive ones. Dishes come out clean and sparkling. At first, I found it a little difficult to load, so I removed some of the gadgets in the drawers and it is a lot easier now. It comes with a cutlery drawer and a basket. We use the dishwasher drawer because it allows more space on the bottom shelf and my cutlery drawer is right next to the dishwasher for ease of transfer.
Purchased as part of a kitchen package. It doesn't dry the dishes unless you put it on eco. Cutlery rack is a waste of space so have removed it. Push buttons are hard to operate or press, not sure if this is a fault. It's too small (low) for my opening, my previous Bosch dishwasher fitted perfectly. Pellet of soap sometimes does not dissolve. I like the LED lighting. Smeg products are nowhere near as good as they used to be,. $1740 overrated product from Harvey Norman
Average but does the job
This particular dishwasher is very basic. It has only three time delay options (three, six or nine hour) increments. The dishwasher is particularly average when washing dishes as not always you get a good clean and very rarely you see your dishes dry (even after using the most power hungry setting) it is not as quite as an Asko. In addition their has been numerous occasions where the pellet of soap has not dissolved during the wash therefore another wash is required. Our thoughts... save your money and get something else.
So far so good....
No issues with cleaning dishes so far after a couple loads.
Pretty quiet operation, though not exactly silent.
Button lock feature to stop my toddler from mucking around with it is great, though I'm guessing a lot of dishwashers may have this.
Got it from for $1199 (RRP $1600+).
Pleased with this dishwasher
Our Smeg Dishwasher seems to be working well. Have had it since July. This model is stainless steel with digital display buttons on the front panel. There a many programs to choose from including Rapid 27 mins, Eco, Delicate, Ultra Clean, Strong & Fast which has a washing duration of 55 mins. Dishes come out clean. There are removable inner parts in this dishwasher, so if you want to remove the upper cutlery drawer, you can do so. A versatile dishwasher which seems to do the job.