Poor build quality
We bought this microwave in 2012. Within a few months of purchase we had an issue with the door not being recognised as closed therefore the microwave wouldn't start until the door was opened and closed a few times. We have a burnt door from when the metal turntable jumped its footing and hit the door, sparking whilst the microwave was in operation. Recently the light sometimes doesn't work whilst the door is open or the unit is in operation. On the other hand we were fairly happy with the heating and cooking.
Very noisy, lacks power
We purchased this microwave oven to complement the remainder of the appliaces in our kitchen. Unfortunately it has never been up to our expectations, but we have persevered with it for the past 2 1/2 years. What a pity, as it has now developed a problem with the micro switch in the door, that intermittently will not allow the motor to start.
This machine (by the way) was the second one. The first one had a totally twisted cabinet, which we returned to “The Good Guys”, who told us that we would have to wait at least two weeks for a replacement.
So all-in-all, not a very good result.
I think we will not be buying another of these, even though it is going to mean that all of our appliances will not be the same make.
Wife is not happy with newly purchased smeg microwave
Bought this microwave as part of our complete kitchen renovation. Smeg 6 burner gas cooktop, smeg underbench electric oven and the smeg sa384x microwave. Nothing but trouble with the microwave turntable constantly coming off the centre drive device preventing it turning. Once even coming off during its cycle and arcing on the door luckily we quickly turned it off. We constantly have to stand and watch while in use to make sure of its correct operation.My wife has rang to complain and has been told she would need to take it into a service centre for assessment. This is unacceptable from a smeg. Very happy with all other items purchased so far but microwave is terrible as the design of its turntable is atrocious.
Need earplugs to use it
Just took delivery of this microwave. Very disappointed. The side panel rattles like a proverbial freight train at full speed. When in use you need to stand there and hold the panel to prevent the noise. I had been very happy with a SMEG cooktop so thought the microwave would be just as good. Obviously not.
worst mircowave ever
I have the same problem with this mircowave,when it was brand new it was bad enough that it didn't heat food through properly but now I can't believe this but it's rusted. The rust is on the door and it's not small. It produces large amounts of condensation/moisture when used. i can not even make popcorns for the kids as this will not heat up and i have wasted so many.
Worst microwave ever, its rusted on the inside.
This microwave is the worst microwave I have ever used/owned. When it was brand new it was bad enough that it didn't heat food through properly but now I can't believe this but it's rusted on the inside. The rust is on the door and it's not small. It produces large amounts of condensation/moisture when used. I really thought Smeg was a good brand but after this I will avoid the brand in all products.
Lasted 13 years, not too many problems.
The controls aren't so easy and it wasn't the biggest microwave, but it served me well for 13 years.
The only glitch was that the internal light seemed to stop working.
Today, it no longer heats anything. The turntable still works but the items come out cold. Not sure if its worth repairing now.
Bought this microwave in Oct 2014, turntable wouldn't work after just two months, exchanged it for another, now after less than a year it doesn't heat at all, on any cycle. Microwave, combi, grill, all dead. Doesn't exactly instill confidence. It is a shame because I bought it along with a Smeg upright cooker which works beautifully. Will just cut my losses and buy another brand.
I brought this microwave from Appliances online in December 2014. It had its first service call after 3 weeks as the turntable would only work intermittently. At 4 weeks old it had its second service call with the same thing happening and again and a new motor was put in. I also advised the repairer that it heats unevenly. I was told see how you go!!! As of today (at 4 months old) I have just requested another service call as it turns itself on and off and is now overheating. It still cooks unevenly. It takes rice 14 minutes to cook and burns popcorn. I would not recommend this microwave and now are disputing getting a refund to purchase another brand. Please read all reviews before you buy this product. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND!!
This microwave is not as good as my 5yr old LG.It has a lack of power. This is my second one- thankfully Bing Lee replaced the first as it kept over heating and cutting out. The cooking is also uneven as some of the vegies are under cooked while others are cooked.
Dial to set time is quick and easy
Questions & Answers
Why won't smeg microwave cook microwave popcorn? I had an old Panasonic, we moved into a new house with all built in smeg appliances. I had to resort to plugging in my old microwave to cook microwave popcorn. Also when I try to melt small amounts of butter in a microwave safe bowl, it sparks in one corner. Everytime.
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