Updated 17 Sep 2015

Smeg

C9GMXA

Snapshot: The Smeg C9GMXA HSB738356A is a freestanding electric oven with gas cooktop. How did it perform in our test kitchen?

C9GMXA
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2599

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Test results

Overall score
75
Oven performance
?/10
Cooktop performance
?/10
Oven ease of use
?/10
Cooktop ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Oven performance is very good.
  • Cooktop performance is very good.
  • Oven and cooktop are OK to use.
  • Very good burner layout.
  • Oven shelves roll out smoothly and have stoppers.
  • Has storage compartment.
  • Good visibility through door.
  • Oven floor can be removed for easier cleaning.
  • Door can be removed for easy cleaning.
  • Moulded shelf supports are easy to wipe over.
  • Comes with a small pot trivet.
  • Comes with a rotisserie spear.
  • Has flame-failure protection (the flame automatically re-ignites).

But

  • A small child could reach the cooktop and oven controls.
  • Controls are small and hard-edged (so can be uncomfortable to use).
  • Controls have no temperature markings.
  • No separate grill tray.
  • No shield in front of grill element.
  • No catalytic liners or pyrolytic self-cleaning.
  • Grill element can’t be lowered for easy cleaning.
  • Burner surround is aluminium and stains easily.
  • Digital display is small.
  • No rapid heat, fan-assisted baking, half grill, or warm function.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Oven performance (25%)
  • Cooktop performance (25%)
  • Oven ease of use (25%)
  • Cooktop ease of use (25%)

Key data

Cooking test results (/10)

Pizza
7.5
Roast chicken
9.0
Scones
9.5
Meringues
8.5
Toast
10.0
White sauce
9.0
Rice
6.5
Melting chocolate
10.0
Stir-frying
8.0

Model

Avg price
$2599
Cooktop type
Gas

Specifications

Internal useable volume (L)
104
External HxWxD (cm)
(783-ns) x 898 x 600
Internal HxWxD (cm)
308 x 770 x 438
Width (cm)
90
Oven running costs ($/yr)
$54
Oven shelves/trays
2/2
Catalytic liner
×
Pyrolytic self-cleaning
×
Telescopic runners
no
Storage compartment
Cooktop surface
Stainless steel
Dual elements
n/a
Cooktop residual heat indicator
n/a

Functions

Conventional bake
Fan-forced baking
Fan-assisted baking
×
Bottom element + fan

Features

Grill
Half grill
×
Fan grill
Rapid heat
×
Warm
×
Defrost

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
Model discontinued but available from Kitchen Things.