Updated 25 Oct 2017

Smeg

FS9606XS

Snapshot: The Smeg FS9606XS is a freestanding electric stove with a 101L internal volume and gas cooktop. But what’s its cooking like?

FS9606XS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$3899

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Test results

Overall score
76
Oven performance
?/10
Cooktop performance
?/10
Oven ease of use
?/10
Cooktop ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Oven performance is excellent.
  • Cooktop performance is very good.
  • Grill performance is excellent.
  • Oven and cooktop are OK to use.
  • Cooktop layout is very good (wok burner in centre, simmer burner at front).
  • Grill element has a shield.
  • Has vapour clean function to remove light soiling.
  • Has a storage compartment.

But

  • No shield in front of grill element.
  • Oven shelves roll out loosely (though has stoppers to prevent being pulled all the way out).
  • No telescopic runners.
  • Only OK visibility through oven door.
  • Stainless steel and reflective glass exterior can show smudges.
  • Grill element can't be lowered for easy cleaning.
  • Controls at front (so can be reached by children).

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
8.5
Roast chicken
10.0
Scones
8.5
Meringues
8.5
Toast
10.0
White sauce
9.0
Rice
7.0
Melting chocolate
10.0
Stir-frying
9.5

Model

Avg price
$3899
Cooktop type
Gas

Specifications

Internal useable volume (L)
101
External HxWxD (cm)
885-915 x 900 x 600
Internal HxWxD (cm)
330 x 730 x 420
Width (cm)
90
Oven running costs ($/yr)
$37
Oven shelves/trays
1/2
Storage compartment
Pyrolytic self-cleaning
×
Catalytic liner
No
Telescopic runners
No
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
-