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Smeg CMSC 451

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Smeg CMSC 451. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the noise and performance. The design and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability and durability, and there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, design, performance, noise

durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Smeg CMSC 451 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: YargA (productreview.com.au)

Persistent problem.

 

I have all SMEG appliances in my kitchen; oven, microwave, washer/dryer and coffee machine. This is the second one I've bought as the first one had, what I thought was a one off problem, it stopped producing steam. The second one was not even 2 years...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Janice Menzies (productreview.com.au)

Terrible trouble with this machine

 

We made a decision to put all Smeg products into our new kitchen put in in late 2011 we purchased oven, induction cooktop, coffee michine dishwasher and microwave earlier that year but weren't installed until the kitchen builder was ready. My kitchen...

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: Peter D (productreview.com.au)

Same problem every time

 

This machine has been returned to the Smeg authorized dealer now four times.Machine won't product steam. Displays same message 'Heating please wait". You'd think after four attempts they get it fixed. NOw of course its out of warranty and Smeg don't...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Mark Frazer (productreview.com.au)

Buy a Bosch

 

Had machine 2years then broke down spending £1300 it should last longer there is only one coffee drinker in the house so not used a great lots so had to take out an insurance to get machine fixed (he comes out today) friend has Bosch one and not a...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: paul p (productreview.com.au)

Don't buy!

 

This machine started off well, but after 3 years it is having one problem after another. I've spent a few hundred to get it fixed by smeg and it still isn't working. Customer service is slow and inefficient. This shouldn't happen considering how...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: David (productreview.com.au)

Has been great until now

 

Machine worked fine for the first 3 years. It is now experiencing the same fault as reviewer Danny. When trying to start steam function a "Heating Up Please Wait" message appears. I am an Electrician so would repair myself but cannot find any technical...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: danny (productreview.com.au)

smeg coffee machine

 

years warranty on parts. For the price it costs it should last at least 5 years. I'm very disappointed with the machine especially because its an inbuilt and I can;t get rid of it but I have to repair it and I believe that it is going to cost a lot....

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Caz (productreview.com.au)

Great machine & looks beautiful!

 

We've had this machine now for around 6 months. When we first turned the machine on, it had a faulty water pump & we had to wait approx one month before a repairman could come down from the gold Coast to fix it as we live in Lismore & no one here fixes...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: donR (productreview.com.au)

Smeg coffee machine, Linear design

 

We have the linear version of this machine which looks great and makes great coffee. I believe that underneath it is a Delongi. Have been using it for just over a year without fault and it was a demo machine. It is really easy to use with adjustable...

Ease of use, great coffee, adjustable, looks great.

Does not have water plumbing option

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: nik00 (productreview.com.au)

Good option

 

We were deciding on whether to go with Miele or Smeg appliances. Got a big discount on Smeg since we were buying other integrated appliances to match. Looks great when combined with an oven or other appliances and warming drawer. Needs to be descaled...

makes excellent coffee. Heaps of programs to choose from and easy to change them. great design

coffee delivery level sometimes inconsistant

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Case design:Built-in
Colour of product:Black / Black, Stainless Steel / Black, White / Stainless steel / White
Control type:Buttons / Buttons, Rotary
Cordless:N
Display Type:LCD
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel / Stainless steel
Number of spouts:1
Product Type:Espresso machine
Reservoir for brewed coffee:Cup
Steam pipe: Yes

Ergonomics

Built-in light: Yes
Indication light: Yes
Removable Drip Tray: Yes
Removable water tank: Yes

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):595 x 361 x 455
Power requirements:13 A
Type:Coffee / Coffee/Espresso

Performance

Adjustable coffee strength:Y
Adjustable grinder settings:Y / Yes
Adjustable temperature:Y
Built-in grinder:Y / Yes
Capacity in cups:2
Cappuccino making:Y / Yes
Coffee beans capacity:220
Coffee input type:Coffee beans, Coffee pod / Coffee beans, Ground coffee / Ground coffee
Coffee maker type:Fully-auto
Coffee making:Y / Yes
Espresso making: Yes
Hot water system:Y / Yes
Maximum operating pressure:15
Milk tank:No / Y / Yes
Number of temperature settings:3
Self-cleaning:Y
Types of drink:Cappuccino, Coffee / Cappuccino, Espresso, Hot water
Water tank capacity:1.8 / 1.80

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Auto power off:Y / Yes
Connected load:1350
Power:1350

Technical Details

Number of cups:2
Types of drink:Cappuccino, Coffee, Hot water

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:36.1 / 361
Height :45.5 / 455
Installation compartment depth:36.1 / 50
Installation compartment height:36.8 / 45
Installation compartment width:52.7 / 56
Width:59.5 / 595