An attractive, high-performance wall oven from a trusted European brand.
- Has 10 cooking modes including warming and dehydrate
- Features a fast preheat cycle (8 to 12 minutes)
- Smeg products can be a little hard to find in the U.S.
EU directive UNI EN ISO 9001, EU directive UNI EN ISO 14001, EU directive OHSAS 18001 , EU directive RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), EU directive REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemical Substances)
Country of originDesigned in Italy. No information on location of manufacture for Smeg USA.
Volts: 240/208 Volts
Current at 240 Volts: 16.9A
Current at 208 Volts: 17.5A
Frequency: 60 Hz.
Watts: 3500 Watts
Broil element 3.5kW
Convection element with 1.3Kw per fan
Smeg products are a little hard to find in the U.S., which is a shame as this European company is known for its high-performance, energy-efficient, safe, and attractive kitchen appliances. Thankfully, Smeg USA offer the Smeg SOU330X1 Classic Aesthetic 30-Inch 4.34 cu, Stainless Steel Electric Multifunction Wall Oven.
This ergonomic, sleek, stainless steel multifunctional oven has 10 cooking modes (including Warming and Dehydrate) and a self-cleaning cycle, meaning that the oven is highly insulated. Indeed, while the temperature can reach a maximum of 554°F inside the oven, the Safe Cooler Door feature means that during the cleaning cycle the outer door glass becomes no hotter than 131°F. The concealed bake element makes for easy cleaning.
With precision even at the low temperature of 86°F, the Smeg SOU330X1 is an excellent wall oven for fans of sous vide cooking, as well as those who like to proof their bread in the oven prior to baking. Indeed, this model has a dedicated Proofing function.
The Smeg SOU330X1 also features a Fast Preheat Cycle (8 to 12 minutes), which helps save energy and time, and True European Double Convection, meaning that the oven has two vertically positioned fans, and a circular element, enabling much greater consistency of temperature throughout the oven and no flavor transfer when cooking multiple dishes at once. This feature also means that there’s no need to preheat the oven if your dish will take longer than 20 minutes to cook, and less energy is needed – your food cooks 10 percent faster than in a standard oven.
There are 6 possible rack positions, and the oven comes with a telescopic guide, grid insert for tray, grid top, enamel tray, and a meat probe. There’s a Pizza Function, Intensive Broil Function, and Circulaire Function, so you can meet all your cooking needs, whatever you’re making for dinner. There is also a Defrost System enabling quicker thawing of frozen food without the use of any heat.
Other attractive features of the Smeg SOU330X1 include finger-print proof stainless steel, high-quality control knobs and a touch panel and digital display. This model has a Sabbath mode, which can be activated to override the automated oven switch-off when door is open, and the Child Safety/Control Lock function to minimize the risk of accidents.
Where Smeg really shine, however, is in their safety, sustainability, and environmental policies. The Italian company strongly adheres to and aims to exceed European safety standards for eco-friendly manufacturing practices. The company’s headquarters has won awards for its environmentally-friendly design and policies, which include not building on more than 30-33% of the site, so as to foster habitat conservation (the company also planted more than 4,000 plants).
In addition, Smeg are very selective in all the components and materials that go into their products, choosing steel, glass, aluminum and brass, where possible, as these can be easily recycled.
Smeg also fully complies with the EU directives RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemical Substances), which lay out strict restrictions on the use of hazardous materials and substances such as lead, cadmium, mercury, chromium VI, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and regulate the handling of chemical substances to ensure that human health and the environment are protected to the fullest extent.
Smeg are also committed to choosing eco-compatible suppliers and use recyclable packaging, and also take steps to make their transport/haulage more environmentally friendly. They’re committed to further reducing water consumption, emissions, electricity, and packaging materials and have policies in place for improved waste management systems.
On top of all these great steps, Smeg produce kitchen appliances with high performance and low energy consumption top of mind. And, they have their own Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE) policy, which fully complies with UNI EN ISO 9001, UNI EN ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 standards. EU directive UNI EN ISO 14001 outlines the requirements for the adoption of an environmental management system, helping a company draft corporate policy on eco-sustainability and pollution, specifically looking at optimizing the use of energy and natural resources, and quality systems for waste disposal.
Basically, if you’re looking for the most eco-friendly wall oven, it’s hard to beat Smeg. And, if you’re looking for a wall oven and an induction cooktop, consider this fantastic package deal!
Smeg SOU330X1 vs. GE French Door Single Oven
Smeg SOU330X1 is one of the most eco-friendly wall ovens available, thanks to the company’s robust environmental policies. Marrying high performance with energy efficiency, this convection oven has almost the same capacity as the GE French Door Single Oven (4.34 vs 5 cu), very similar features, and is backed up by certifications for eco-friendly and household-safety EU directives ROHS and REACH, unlike its U.S. competition.