Awesome Oven! - Cooktop needs some fixes
A keen cook's review, after using this stove for over two and a half years.
I can't fault the oven as it heats up quickly, bakes evenly and maintains temperature well. Concede, controls take a little time to master, and annoying that bump of oven control knob twice, even accidentally, will start the oven. I am able to put all of this aside because the oven itself is outstanding, compared to the Ilve I endured for 18 years beforehand.
The cooktop in terms of function and strength of burners is excellent.
There are however, two major flaws.
Purchased in December 2018 for $6,990.00.
- Portofino CPF9IP (Induction Hob)
7 thousand dollars for complexity
Bought this oven for my elderly mother cause my brother wanted the best and what a complicated system for simplily cooking something..don't be tricked by the oven dials it's electronically controled push twist push to start ..hold in for 5 seconds to totally reset start over.. just way too complex..Ive seen the oven still on after my mother finished cooking cause of the dials being in the upright position and small START symbol when off also same coloured symbols all white can confuse ...cooking stuff seems fine but mother is a little paranoid to use oven...save your money buy a oven that looks nice and performs in a straight forward way...
Purchased in August 2020.
$6,990 Kitchen Ornament
Bought this from Harvey Norman for $6990, I expected to be receiving something of good quality but I did not. A piece fell out while self cleaning. Self cleaning does not work it creates black dots inside the oven which are almost impossible to remove and now requires more cleaning then my old oven and one too burner does not work. Oven is less than 2 weeks old. SMEG Service has been poor, I have now been 4 days without the use of my oven and I have 6 people in my home. Don’t waste your money on poor quality and poor customer service.
Purchased in March 2020 at Harvey Norman for $6,990.00.
Questions & Answers
We are considering the Smeg Portofino with Gas Hob.
Is there one in Melbourne that is operational that we can see.
So far we only have read bad news about them. Is the carcass of commercial build ?
Thanks for your enquiry. Please contact our Collingwood showroom on 03 9094 1999 and they will be happy to assist you.
Hi there similarly I'm about to invest in this oven and would be keen to hear what your experience with the replacement oven is like please? Many thanks
Hi SSBB, I too would like to know how you are finding your replacement portofino Smeg.
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