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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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

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