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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Smeg CMSC45NE. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the noise and performance. The design and usability also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the reliability and durability.

usability, design, performance, noise

durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Smeg CMSC45NE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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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

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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 (

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 (

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

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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

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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 (

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

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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 (

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 (

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


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
Display Type:LCD
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel / Stainless steel
Number of spouts:1 / 3
Product Type:Espresso machine
Reservoir for brewed coffee:Cup
Steam pipe: Yes


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


Adjustable coffee strength:Y
Adjustable grinder settings:Y / Yes
Adjustable temperature:Y
Built-in grinder:Y / Yes
Calc-clean function:Y
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
Standby function:Y
Tea making:Y
Types of drink:Cappuccino, Coffee / Cappuccino, Espresso, Hot water
Water tank capacity:1.8 / 1.80


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