Smeg is launching a 10-in-1 countertop oven – we're hailing it a hero for smaller households

This compact countertop appliance does it all and looks so chic whilst doing it

Picture of new cream 10-in-1 Smeg countertop oven on a kitchen worktop beside a kitchen sink
(Image credit: Smeg)

The geniuses at Smeg have been busy again, and this time they've created a new countertop oven that will rival air fryers everywhere in not only function but style too. 

When it comes to the latest appliance trends there are certain brands we look towards to lead the charge and Smeg is without a doubt one of them. 

After the recent release of the desirable Smeg portable induction hob, it's no secret that they aren't afraid to try something new with the appliances and keep raising the bar with their quality materials. 

This time, it's a 10-in-1 multifunction Smeg countertop oven which seems like it might just take the market by storm when it releases on the 18th of July. But what's so exciting about it and what can it do?  (What can't it do more like)...

New launch: Smeg Countertop Oven  

If you're guilty of not yet owning one of the best air fryers on the market then you'll be happy to hear that appliance experts at Smeg have crept onto the scene with their countertop oven. 

Retailing at £849.95, the Smeg 10-in-1 Multifunction countertop oven is here to offer more bang for your book whilst not sacrificing style. Let's be honest, bulky airfryers aren't exactly the easiest thing to style when organising your countertops, so an appliance that also looks good is always a win in our books. 

Aesthetic aside, what can this machine offer you in terms of cooking power and overall performance? Smeg says, "Capable of ten impressive foodie functions from steaming to grilling, this ever-so-cute culinary superstar will transform a kitchen without the worktop clutter of multiple appliances." Ideal to help keep counters clear in small kitchens.

Smeg mini oven

(Image credit: Smeg)

It uses less energy than other similar appliances but will deliver faster cooking times, which if you're trying to save on your electric bill will be music to your ears. Now we know this isn't truly the end for some of our favourite Ninja Air fryers, as they allow us to cook high quantities of food quickly. But Smeg's offering is ideal for those short on space.

This oven is made to function best for couples, smaller families, solo residents and even renters. Should you live in a smaller household, perhaps you're already wondering how to organise your small kitchen, then investing in energy-efficient compact appliances like this can make life much easier. 

Even if you're not big into cooking, the oven can offer you access to 33 built-in recipes, including meat and fish dishes, vegetable prep, desserts, bread and pizza. You simply have to input the weight of what is in the oven and the appliance does the rest by calculating what exact time and temperature it'll need to be cooked at. 

smeg mini oven open

(Image credit: Smeg)

So where does the 10-in-1 come from then? Well, that's the 10 various cooking settings you can use from either the traditional menu or the steam menu, that's right there's even a steam menu. 

The traditional menu comprises of the following: Baking, convection ideal for potatoes, grilling and gratin for that perfect bubbling dish, bottom meaning pizza bases or tarts will be crisped from the underneath, air frying, warming and defrosting. 

If you want to utilise the steam menu, there's pure steam which is a great alternative to boiling on the hob and it uses 100% steam to cook, or conventional steam ideal for meat roasting and finally grill steam which smeg recommends using with pork chops or sausages. 

All in all, there seems to be nothing this small yet mighty appliance can't do. And whilst the price tag is a little eye-watering, if you're looking for an easy-to-use intuitive appliance that will make dinner time stress-free then look no further. 

Other Smeg countertop appliances we love

If you're looking for something with a bit more colour why not check out the Our Place wonder oven, it comes in various pastel colours and preheats 75% faster than traditional ovens. Another perfect option for anyone looking for small kitchen storage ideas

Emily Smith
Digital lifestyle writer

Emily joined woman&home as a staff writer after finishing her MA in Magazine Journalism from City University in 2023. After writing various health and news content, she now specialises in lifestyle and home writing where she covers all things cleaning, interiors and homeowning.