Updated 12 Oct 2016

Smeg

SA37X

Snapshot: The Smeg SA37X is a standard microwave with 10 power levels, auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

SA37X
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$649

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Test results

Overall score
70
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking broccoli.
  • Good at defrosting mince.
  • Very good at defrosting chicken.

But

  • Just OK at reheating quiche.
  • Very difficult to see through the door.
  • Stainless-steel exterior takes extra effort to clean.
  • Expensive.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Cooking performance (70%)
The cooking performance score is based on defrosting, cooking and reheating.

Ease of use (30%)
The ease of use score assesses ease of using controls, ease of cleaning, and visibility through the door during cooking.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$649

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
7.7
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
5.2

Specifications

Capacity (L)
34
Wattage
1000
External WxHxD (cm)
56 x 34 x 47
Useable internal WxHxD (cm)
37 x 23 x 40
Useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
35
Number of power levels
10
Running costs ($/year)
$19
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$9

Features

Sensor cook
×
Sensor reheat
×
Auto cook
Auto reheat
Yes
Grill
×
Quick start
Adjust time during cooking
Delayed start
×
Multi-stage cooking
Standalone timer
Stainless steel exterior
Inverter
×

More Info

Notes
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Availability
-

Reliability

We received information on 2897 microwaves in our 2016 appliance reliability survey.

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