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SMEG vs Bertazzoni 36 Inch Gas Range (Reviews/Ratings)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  May 01, 2012  |  3 Min. Read

Gas Cooking  |  Bertazzoni  |  SMEG

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I met Antonio Bertazzoni last week. His family owns SMEG. Huh? SMEG and Bertazzoni are competitors and cousins in the same Italian city. I shouldn't be confused. I split from my cousins, Yale Electric, 10 years ago (amicably, still love those guys).

Although my cousins and I compete only marginally in lighting, SMEG and Bertazzoni compete with very similar products. From a specification and aesthetic viewpoint, they are nearly identical...except in one area.

I chose to compare a 36 inch range. This size has been a nightmare for consumers caught between an awful looking product and the expense of a professional range.

SMEG C9GGXU vs Bertazzoni X366GGVX

smeg 36 inch range C9GGXU

 

bertazzoni 36 inch range X366GGVX

SMEG C9GGXU

  • AISI 304 stainless steel
  • Ergonomic control knobs
  • Storage compartment beneath the oven
  • 5” Polished stainless steel backsplash

Gas Oven

  • Gas Convection mode
  • Broil mode
  • Defrost mode
  • Air cooled triple glazed removable door
  • Halogen oven lights
  • Oven capacity: 4.1 Cu. Ft
  • Gas broil element: 19,000 BTU
  • Gas bake element: 18,000 BTU

Gas Rangetop

  • Heavy duty cast iron grates
  • Full width grates
  • Sealed burners
  • Automatic electronic ignition
  • Safety valves
  • LP Gas conversion kit included
  • 6 Gas burners:
    • Front right: 6,200 BTU rapid burner
    • Back right: 10,000 BTU rapid burner
    • Front center: 3,400 BTU burner
    • Back center: 15,000 = 3,000 (inner) + 12,000
    • (outer) BTU double inset super burner
    • Front left: 6,200 BTU burner
    • Back left: 3,400 BTU burner
  • Connected load (nominal power):120V- 100W
  • Amp supply required @ 120V: 1
  • Gas inlet location: back right lower
  • Accessories Included:
  • 2 Baking trays
  • 1 Broiler rack
  • 1 Wok ring
 

Bertazzoni X366GGVX

  •  The wide-format range has a cooktop with six burners including a triple-ring, high-efficiency burner with separately controlled flames.
  • The oven with gas broiler has a balanced air-flow fan to provide even heat distribution for single and multi-level roasting and baking. Triple-glass door minimises heat loss.
  • Matching range hood and backsplash available.
  • Products and packaging are 99% recyclable

Features

  • Safety device, one hand ignition
  • Convection
  • Storage compartment

Dimensions

  • Width - 36"
  • Height - 35 1/2" – 37 1/4"
  • Depth - 25 1/8"
  • Depth Side Panel - 24"
  • Oven Dimensions - 29 1/2"  x 14 1/8" x 18 1/8"
  • Oven Volume - 4.4 cubic feet

Burner Power (BTU)

  • Dual wok - 12000 + 3000
  • Rapid - 11000
  • Semi-rapid - 6500
  • Auxiliary - 3400
  • Simmer rate - 750

Oven Power (BTU)

  • Oven - 16000
  • Oven temperature°F - 275 – 500

How do you compare the exact same range? How about price...

SMEG C9GGXU ~ $2,599

Bertazzoni X36GGVX ~ $4,099

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WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST US?

A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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