This review will take you through the finer details of the Smeg CC92 MX9 Cucina range cooker. As we run through the article we will point out the features and details of the different areas of the cooker highlighting which ones you will need to look at to make a good choice when it comes to buying a range cooker. You will also see links to the Amazon website where you will be able to click through and look for the best price if this range cooker is for you.
The Smeg CC92MX9 Cucina Review
The Italian appliance manufacturer are experts at bring beautiful well designed appliances to you your home that not only give you great performance but style and elegance to the kitchen. We all aspire to own high end brands and have a stylish home but often budget can be a issue that stops us in our tracks. This cooker gives you everything, it has the Smeg brand as well as the style and performance at a fantastic price coming in at under one thousand pounds. Its not often that you can add a dual fuel, double oven range cooker from a major brand for this budget. The CC92MX9 is the replacement for the Smeg CC92MX8 range cooker.
Kitchens are the most expensive rooms in the house with many costly appliances and units that make up a room that the family spend a lot of time in. We all have a budget and there are compromises we have to make when we need to build style and practicality. By doing your home work and understanding the details of the appliances you require for family life it is surprising what you can find for your money and the Smeg CC92MX9 Dual Fuel Range Cooker is fantastic value.
The Smeg Brand
This brand oozes quality and tells people a lot about you and your home. It shows that you like good quality products and have a good eye for style. If you like to entertain and have guests then it is nice to have a home that you feel proud of. This brand lines up with many others to show that you have worked hard for what you have got and take pride in your surroundings. This is not only a practical tool for the kitchen but a statement for visitors to your home.
Fitting Into Compact Kitchens
This 90cm wide range cooker will fit nicely into more compact kitchens and tight spaces. A lot of modern houses have smaller kitchens that need to hold many appliances and a wide cooker will not fit. This cooker offers you the ability to have most of the flexibility of a range cooker in a smaller space.
Now we will look through the key feature of this range cooker going through each part and pointing out the bits that matter. A lot of appliances seem similar when you look at an overview but when you dig a bit deeper they vary a lot.
This is an important bit if the cooker as it is the bit you will use a lot. It’s not every day that you will require both ovens for a basic family meal but most days you will need to use the main over to roast a joint or make a pizza or even just heat something through.
The main oven comes with seven built in cooking functions that allow you flexibility with your cooking, these functions include a basic conventional function, a fan oven setting and a circulaire element with fan for the best results for all types of oven cooking. The main oven has a good capacity coming in at 79 litres which should be more than ample for the average family and remember you have the auxiliary oven too for extra large meals. The oven has a built in grill that can be used for closed door grilling which is handy when you are working around the cooker. The inside of the oven is finished off with an easy to clean enamel which helps to keep the cooker hygienic and keep the cleaning to a minimum which is important with a busy family schedule and it also has a vapour clean system to keep on top of the cleaning. This oven offers plenty of power to its user with a 0.85kw conventional oven and a forced air convection oven setting of 0.99kw which will cope with all family requirements plus it has an air cooling system to manage the heat. To help keep track of the different foods that are being cooked the main oven has a digital electronic programmable clock, very handy with large meals.
All in all this is a great well made oven which does all of the important functions well and will suit family life with ease.
The auxiliary oven is one that will not be used all of the time but when it is needed it has to be up to the job and flexible to cook different dishes. As this cooker is only 90cm wide it has a slightly smaller 39 litre capacity second oven to cope with large meals. When you think about the reality of the meals you cook this will probably be big enough for ninety percent of families. Like the main oven it has the easy clean enamel for ease of cleaning and as it will not be used as much this is pretty helpful. The oven has a built in grill that has variable settings and closed door grilling for maximum flexibility between the ovens. In terms of settings this oven has four functions for different types of cooking including an upper and a lower element. The power for this oven is a capable 0.74kw with an air cooling system.
This is a great addition to the main oven offering maximum flexibility in oven cooking and grilling helping you cook large meals that all end up on the plate at the same time!
The hob is a well presented and practical gas hob offering plenty of space to cook using multiple pans and even a bit of storage for putting stuff down that comes out of the oven. Looks wise it is finished off with enamel pan stands that are hard wearing for constant use. The five burners all run on gas giving you ultimate control over the heat. The hobs come with varying power to suit small and large pans from a 1.00kw hob through to the most powerful Wok burner at 3.5kw for rapid cooking. All of the hobs have a safety gas valve and automatic ignitions for ease of use and can also be converted to LPG for those of us that are using alternative energy sources.
This hob set up gives the average family everything it needs with a good capacity and a wide range of powers to cope with some large meals.
There are a few options available with the Smeg CC92MX9 Dual Fuel Range Cooker.
For family Pizza nights there are a couple of very handy additions to help bake the perfect pizza. A pizza stone is available to get the heat correct and it comes with handles, there is also a pizza shovel that enables you to get the pizzas in and out of the oven without a disaster!
To help keep the area around the cooker clean there is a stainless steel splash back available which offers an easy clean surface and also adds to the stylish look of the cooker.
To assist with certain types of cooking there is a wok stand available and a teppanyaki grill plate to cook some really unusual dishes.
The options available cover most of the needs in addition to the cookers features itself.
There are a good number of accessories that come with the oven to make sure that you are ready to cook as soon as the cooker is installed. There is nothing worse than having something installed then you realise you need to buy more accessories to use it! In the main oven there is an extra deep tray shelf, a chrome shelf and a grill mesh which covers most uses. In the auxiliary oven you will find a roasting pan that double as as a grill pan with a grill mesh and a chrome shelf. Unless you are cooking something really unusual these should cover most bases.
To Sum It Up
We think that this is brilliant value for a range cooker that will suit the majority of families out there. It has plenty of capacity in the ovens and hob and enough features to cope with some pretty large and complex meals. The looks are great and it all comes in for a great budget. If you are a budding chef then you may want to move up the Smeg range a bit. The customer reviews fantastic with many happy owners. Highly recommended!