So far so good
Having endured sub-standard products from LG, Sharp & Panasonic over the past 10 years we decided upon a Smeg (a la Red Dwarf) which supposedly offered a grill function at a reasonable price from Harvey Nicks. After 8 months it is still working fine although as reported by Carmel the grill function is very weak and practically inoperable.
Importantly there is no paint smell or hot spots after several minutes usage. We use the unit several times a day sometimes for lengthy periods, so, let's see how we go.
Not the best microwave on the market
The microwave function of the oven is average but do not purchase this microwave for the grilling function as it only has the capacity to grill cheese on toast and not much else. It takes a very long time to grill and the result is not the best.
Purchased in March 2019.
Small Rust Spots Already Forming
Purchased this microwave together with accompanying trim kit approximately six weeks ago. Both items are now showing signs of small rust stains all over them. Now I admit that I have cleaned both items with mild soapy water and buffed clean as recommended by the manufacturer and then given them a quick wipe over with a stainless steel wipe so as to restore there shine. I would find it quite unreasonable that this simple process could cause this amount of damage in such a short period of time. Such a shame as products where part of a kitchen ren...ovation and now should I wish to replace I will need to organise the cabinet maker to return to remove for me in fear of damaging surrounding cabinets at my expense. I have other stainless steel appliances throughout the house that I maintain with the same cleaning process and have never had a problem like the one outlined above.
Display stopped working
Microwave heats well, but the display intermittently stops working for long periods and then randomly works again. We are unable to use the microwave during these periods as we cannot see what the settings are. All we can use is the 30 sec burst. Very frustrating.
Purchased in July 2019 for A$350.00.
Haven't tested it yet. Was not happy with previous Smeg (It exploded) but it matches my oven so am giving this newer model a chance. It's pretty stingy of the company to have provided a cord which is shorter than the previous Smeg microwave. I had to purchase a new extension cord for it to reach the same power point.
Questions & Answers
I only have a cabinet to house the microwave...should I return it?
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