I have posted two previous reviews of this TRA4110BL cooker ... we purchased ours in 2015 for just under $7000.00, all of the front panels have been replaced (as a goodwill gesture out of warranty), the grill and oven door seals have now been replaced twice. It is impossible to keep clean if the manufacturer's instructions are followed. Some of the design flaws are not immediately apparent and take time to manifest themselves. As an example the clock display failed outside the warranty period, this is an expensive and difficult repair and the r...epair man who replaced all the front panels on our cooker (due to corrosion and thin enamel) advised me not to bother. He was of the opinion that power fluctuations caused the display failure and that most of the Smeg clocks end up like that. So using the timer function for the oven is not possible and this is something of an inconvenience to busy people. This week the thermostat on the main oven appears to be failing - everything is overcooked - again not a simple, straight forward repair. The cooker seems to have been designed for appearance, not functionality or maintenance. The cooker is installed in a brick lined recess over a wooden floor and our house is old. It is impossible to adjust the cooker level in situ and a very lengthy and difficult process to set the level correctly by moving the cooker in and out of the recess. I will have to custom make some self adjusting levelling devices - probably about 30 hours of my time will be required for this. The levelling set pins are too long and are not high tensile, accordingly they are prone to bending (adding high tensile steel would have added less than $2 to the manufacturing cost). The cooktop functions well, though using brushed aluminium for the burner surrounds was not the best design decision. In the past I have bought and enjoyed many Smeg products (fridges, dishwashers, ovens etc.) but I am questioning that brand loyalty now. Regarding the TRA4110BL, I regret that purchasing decision, I am unlikely to buy another Smeg cooker and I would advise others to consider their purchase very cafrefully.
Purchased at Harvey Norman for $6,900.00.
Not Very happy
I bought this oven and it been in my house for 3 months now i can't use it smells bad every time i turn it on and one side of the oven doesn't turn on such a shame as it is such i good looking oven.
Purchased in March 2019.
- TRA4110BL (Black)
Looks Great, Cost an arm and a leg, Terrible purchase, what a rip off!
No problems with the stove top part of this oven however the other problems started pretty much from day one:
The light in the left hand oven never worked, called Smeg and they said they check the bulb (which isn't covered under warranty) to be honest I never bothered even checking the bulb as that oven only gets occasional use. It was just disappointing the have this not working from the get go. More importantly parts of the display of the clock stopped working within the first two years, at first it wasn't too bad and clock still functioned p...
Purchased in November 2013 at Harvey Norman for $6,900.00.
- TRA4110P (Panna)
Free Standing Cooker clock never worked!!
Fell madly in love with the shiny black free standing oven. Looks great and when it works, it's super. Thing is is that the clock has always been dicky and thus the right hand oven never really been used, and now after 4yrs the left hand oven has packed in. Out of warranty I know but to find out that the clock will cost over $400 and the part for the left hand oven an additional $100 + is a real kick in the guts. This was a top of the range oven being over $6000 and to have to spend all this additional money is ludicrous. For a clock!!! I am now regretting being wooed by it's great looks and I'm deeply, deeply disappointed!! Apologies if I'm on the wrong 'product' forum :(
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Bought this oven for our new home (gas cooktop and electric ovens) and I have been so disappointed with it. I am a pretty good cook and have made some amazing dishes in my old oven but this one seems to run too hot and has a tendency to burn if you don’t watch it carefully. This Christmas I cooked my cake that I make every year and after turning the temp down to 125 instead of 160 it was overcooked in under 2hrs and it should have taken 2.5 to 3 hrs. If I hadn’t paid $6500 I would pull it out and buy another brand. Its also disappointing that there are no markers for the in between temps for the ovens.
I need to replace the oven seal for the auxiliary oven/griller and can’t find the part. Also had the same issue others have written about with the clock on the oven. Stopped working after 2 years and cost to repair ridiculous.
The cost of a replacement clock is ludicrous and a difficult repair given the design, the Smeg representative said that they all do that because the Australian power system fluctuates so much ... I was in the IEEE for nearly 20 years and that comment is absolutely incorrect. I suspect that the problem is moisture build-up - if it was power fluctuations the thing would not work at all ... Our grill seal is saggy and needs replacing ... I complained publicly about the rust problem and they replaced all the doors at the front of the cooker ... here's the email of the people who have supplied parts to me in Perth firstname.lastname@example.org - I was told never to use spray and wipe on the enamel .... it is impossible to keep clean with hot water only, especially if you actually cook food (as opposed to reheating stuff). Overall I would say that I am disappointed in the cooker, it looks the part but the build quality is average and the design could be much improved e.g. being able to turn half the grill to save energy. We have an old wood burning Stanley Stove and the enamel on that is much better quality than our Smeg cooker - it is rust free too :) I think that AEG are a better brand but I would do a lot more research before committing to buy.
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|Category||Freestanding Ovens||Freestanding Ovens|
|Features||Cooling Fan||Cooling Fan|
|Dimensions||920 x 1110 x 600 mm||920 x 1110 x 600 mm|
|Max Temperature||260 °C||260 °C|
|Number of Burners/Zones||5||5|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black||Cream|
|Release date||June 2013||June 2013|
- GTIN13: 8017709171605 and 8017709171612
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