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5 Reasons For
One Smeg SF485 reviewer who purchased the Smeg SF485 thought it was reliable. A. Sharples said in their review on Amazon “One would expect such a good brand to be dependable” although they scored the product 3 stars.
Price Drop of £9.00
The SF485 has dropped in price by £9.00 in the last few days.
Electronic Integrated Clock
This oven has an Electronic integrated clock, which is typical of many ovens of this age and spec.
This oven has an Electronic timer, which is typical of many ovens of this age and type.
Very Small Current
The smallest current of big total oven(s) interior capacity ovens that are a similar age to the SF485 is 13A and the biggest is 30A. The Smeg SF485 has a fairly small current (only 13 ampere) compared to most of the other big total oven(s) interior capacity ovens that were released around the same time as the SF485.
5 Reasons Against
A Bit Expensive
One customer who reviewed the Smeg SF485 said that it was not cheap. Last year A. Sharples scored the Smeg SF485 60 out of 100 and mentioned “Smeg did agree to pay for the new circuit board, which is good, because it is almost as expensive as buying a new oven!”.
Does Not Feature Top and Bottom Heating
The Smeg SF485 does not feature top and bottom heating. Most of the other ovens that have been on the market for a similar time to the SF485 also do not feature top and bottom heating.
It is worth also looking at alternative ovens which also feature top and bottom heating including the Whirlpool AKZM 755[plb_1667933_price] which also has a higher rating.
Quite Low 1st Oven Power
The 1st oven powers of ovens that have been around for around the same time as the SF485 range from 3W to 12,000W, and the average 1st oven power is 3,300W. The 1st oven power of the Smeg SF485 of only 3 Watts is one of the lowest amongst ovens that have been available for a similar time to the SF485.
Quite Low Grill Power
The Smeg SF485 has one of the lower grill powers (only 1,800 Watt) amongst ovens of this age. Across all the ovens that have been on the market for a similar time to the SF485 the grill powers range from 1,100W to 3,100W, and the average grill power is 2,400W.
+2 More reasons against
Quite Low Total Oven Power
Ovens of this spec and age have total oven powers of between 40W and 12,000W, and the average total oven power is 3,500W. With a total oven power of only 3,000 Watts, the Smeg SF485 has one of the lower total oven powers amongst comparable spec ovens of this age.
2 Other reasons to consider the Smeg SF485
Released Over Two Years Ago
Smeg released the SF485 over two years ago.
One Number of Ovens
The Smeg SF485 is a one number of ovens oven which is average compared to the other 208 ovens of a comparable age and spec to the SF485 that we have assessed the number of number of ovenss of.
We compared all the other 1 number of ovens ovens to this oven and we think the EOB5450AAX[pl_1651442_price], and the EOC5651[pl_1651452_price] both from Electrolux or the Whirlpool AKZM 755[plb_1667933_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
One would expect such a good brand to be dependable. My new pyro-clean oven by Smeg, stopped working 3 montns after the guarantee ran out. The local dealer was mystified, it took them three vists... Read more…