Smeg A2 100cm Range Cookers
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Review of "Smeg A2 100cm Range Cookers"
It has been heavily used, my wife cooks for an old folks club in the village.The only problem in the 6+ years was the thermocouples were flakey. The gas would sometimes be hard to light and would occasionally go out. I had to regularly remove an clean the contacts under the thermocouples. The problem was that they got dirty after pans overboiled and the contacts failed to work. A quick clean and a rub with wet-and-dry sandpaper did the trick.
I don't have the thermocouple problem now as Smeg have redesigned then. They are now 2-wire, and don't depend on earthing contact under the seating.So what have I replaced after 6 years? One light bulb (the large oven) and the 6 thermocouples (total cost about £30).
It still looks like new.Last year we had a new kichen fitted. Everything was replaced except the Smeg. The kitchen fitters thought it was new. Its stainless steel body gleamed like new, and looked like it had just come off the production line (it was nearly 5 years old at the time).
I have seen many adverse comments about Smeg (mainly referring to style over substance). This has not been our view. It has done everything we expected of it.Our overall experience has been excellent. But this may be because i wouldn't let service technicians near it.
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Listed on Ciao since: 12/12/2002