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Post# 397986   9/9/2018 at 09:53 (344 days old) by Josh1998 (Colorado )        

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Smeg appliances are really hot right now. Am I the only one who thinks they are ass ugly? Smeg kitchen appliances are the ugliest I think I've seen. But smeg stuff is crazy expensive. I wouldn't even want one. What does everyone else think?

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Post# 397988 , Reply# 1   9/9/2018 at 10:35 (344 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I looked at them

In Williams Sonoma...MADE IN CHINA....NOPE!

Post# 397995 , Reply# 2   9/9/2018 at 16:28 (344 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        

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Even the name is ugly ... SMEG.


Post# 397997 , Reply# 3   9/9/2018 at 19:00 (344 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        

The name is a slang term for something else! Ainít sayin anything more! Google it!

Post# 397998 , Reply# 4   9/9/2018 at 19:01 (344 days old) by Josh1998 (Colorado )        

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Lol I know. Every time I hear it I think of smegma.😂 I find vintage kitchen appliances so much prettier. I don't even think they make chrome toasters anymore. Just plastic or tacky stainless steel. Our toaster is super cheap plastic crap that's dying. When it does I'm replacing it with a vintage chrome toaster.

Post# 398018 , Reply# 5   9/10/2018 at 02:44 (344 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

SMEG-if its Chinese----NO THANKS!!!For a mixer--buy the US Kitchen Aid,or the British made Kenwoods.Another thought mentioned many times here-buy VINTAGE!!!They are getting harder to find-they show up at thrift,swap shops and yard sales.

Post# 398040 , Reply# 6   9/10/2018 at 11:52 (343 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Sounds like somebody in Shanghai didn't do enough research into the name and its meaning in other languages. Kind of like when GM tried to market the Chevy Nova in Latin America without bothering to figure out that Nova could translate into Spanish at 'no go'.

Post# 398071 , Reply# 7   9/11/2018 at 09:31 (342 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I have

About every Kitchen Aid made from 1919 up until 1980, missing 2 I think, also I have a bunch of Kenwood Chefs from the 60s up to the 80s, they are all by far better than ANY new mixer!

Post# 398075 , Reply# 8   9/11/2018 at 10:58 (342 days old) by Josh1998 (Colorado )        

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My BF's grandma has a kenwood chef. I definitely want one of those because I need a good mixer. But even the used ones on ebay are expensive and then shipping is expensive because they are heavy. Something else on my want list. Lol.

Post# 398080 , Reply# 9   9/11/2018 at 16:52 (342 days old) by bisonian (Where the buffalo roamed! (Ocala, FL))        
About SMEG

The company itself is NOT Chinese. It's Italian. And the name is an acronym.

From Wikipedia:

Smeg is an Italian manufacturer of upmarket domestic appliances. Vittorio Bertazzoni founded the company in 1948 in the town of Guastalla, Reggio Emilia, Italy. The name is an acronym for Smalterie Metallurgiche Emiliane Guastalla ("Emilian metallurgical enamel works of Guastalla"

Incidentally, the "Nova/No Go" story has been disproved:

www.snopes.com/fact-check...


Post# 398088 , Reply# 10   9/11/2018 at 19:25 (342 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Re Italian

That was the reason I looked at them at Williams Sonoma, on the bottom of the blender it does say, Made in China.


Post# 398362 , Reply# 11   9/17/2018 at 09:17 (336 days old) by pinkge (Indianapolis,Indiana)        
Smeg...

I looked at them in Williams Sonoma and I like the retro look.I would buy it.Let's face it; what isn't made in China or has China parts in our product's.I saw this product when I was visiting Italy,they have been around for a while.

Post# 398364 , Reply# 12   9/17/2018 at 10:53 (336 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I am using

A late 50s Kenwood Chef and a 53 General Mills mixer right now, and a 54 portable Oster, a Osterizer blender from 55, and on and on, I really have no use for anything new.

Post# 398365 , Reply# 13   9/17/2018 at 12:03 (336 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        
@kenkart

You're right. When there are tons of decent used appliances that can be had for pennies, it makes little sense to consider buying anything new like mixers, coffee pots, toasters, etc. Granted, some folks have to find that "made in china" matching stainless steel shell covered plastic toaster to match the dishwasher they already have :)



Post# 398383 , Reply# 14   9/17/2018 at 22:26 (336 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
LOL,,

I have a brushed chrome KitchenAid 3 C and a 4 C not too many of them, people say, oh I love your new mixer,,,I say which one , the 57 model or the 60 model...LOL

Post# 398403 , Reply# 15   9/18/2018 at 03:55 (336 days old) by gregvacs28 (Minnesota)        
Inspiring colors?

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It's not much, but they do offer refrigerators in Sherwood green, pastel blue, and a pastel pink. I don't know that I would buy one of their round cornered frigs but it's inspiring to see them in non-typical colors. The name though....

Post# 398578 , Reply# 16   9/22/2018 at 09:38 (331 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        
Am I the only one who watches 'Red Dwarf'?

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Every time I see that name, I can't help but think of the British sci-fi show 'Red Dwarf', in which the characters are constantly calling each other 'smeg head'.

Post# 411444 , Reply# 17   7/12/2019 at 11:03 by AmanaDeluxe (Currently trapped in Houston. Detroit is my home. )        

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Um, no. Just no.
Named after crotch cheese, Smeg products are all just poor, modern, stylized versions of the real 40s & 50s designs, all in matchy-matchy colors, made to keep the hipsters cool until their next desperate grasp at the newest fashion trend.
All of my small appliances were purchased at Goodwills and Salvation Armies- percolators, toasters, blenders, etc., most for less than $10ea.
Itís all the real deal, 60-100yrs old, and every piece is still functioning like new as my daily drivers. I donít even have to push my toast down twice. Itís perfect every time.
Letís see how a 2019 Smeg toaster is doing 2099. 😏


Post# 411446 , Reply# 18   7/12/2019 at 11:11 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I saw the whole line at Williams Sonoma

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I think I'll pass. They seem to be in 'retro mode'.
If I want 'retro', I can go to the Sunbeam mixmaster (have 2), Dormeyer (2). I even found, in the 'basement' IN THE BOX.... a Sunbeam TOASTMASTER YIKES !!!!!!!


Post# 411462 , Reply# 19   7/12/2019 at 21:30 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I looked at the Smeg stuff

Most of it LOOKS nice until you see the made in China in tiny letters! I will stick to my old stuff I made a pound cake today with a late 50s Dormeyer Silver Star and truthfully wouldn't trade it for any new mixer.


Post# 411845 , Reply# 20   7/21/2019 at 13:19 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
It's so nice to own things,like appliances that

weren't designed to expire after so many uses. Assuming that humans are still around in 50-100 years from now, I wouldn't doubt some of these 50's-60's appliances are still running just fine. Hoping there are still some who even care.




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