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Technology – professional performance & impressive results


Portofino is Smeg’s most technologically advanced freestanding cooker to date, with cooking results, safety features and energy efficiency second to none.

At the heart of Portofino is the extra-large 126L Thermoseal oven cavity.  Thermoseal, Smeg’s revolutionary combination of technologies, is the result of decades of oven technology development.  In simple terms, Thermoseal provides a perfectly controlled cooking environment and is the science behind the superb, consistent cooking results achieved in a Smeg oven.

The Thermoseal cavity, engineered with optimum isothermic properties and rounded corners with smooth, uniform walls, produces the best energy performance of any 90cm oven on the market and has been awarded the European A+ energy rating.

Tangential cooling and venturi atmospheric balance also contribute to Thermoseal technology; ensuring perfectly consistent cooking results; juicier roasts, crisper pastry and impressively homogenous baking.

Further technological innovations include Portofino’s leading-edge triple fan technology and Dynamic Airflow which ensures perfectly consistent cooking – corner-to-corner, edge-to-edge – across all five cooking levels.  Maximum ventilation is courtesy of two large fans which distribute air around the outer perimeter of the cavity and a centre fan which creates a vertical vortex.  As a consequence of these technical innovations, Portofino’s pre-heat time is a rapid six minutes to reach 200⁰C.

With four powerful 40W halogen side lights, off-set for maximum illumination, there is no need to open the oven during cooking, even when cooking on multiple levels.


Portofino’s cooking prowess is outstanding with 16 cooking functions, electronic programming and 20 pre-programmed menus for set and forget cooking!  A large, intuitive LCD display means the functions and menus are easily accessible via a simple dial turn.  A rotisserie kit and optional fitted refractory gourmet cooking stone are further accoutrements for the cook who loves to entertain.

Among the safety features is the cool and soft-close door, which at 17Kg requires startlingly little effort to use and is always cool to the touch which is safe for children in a cooler, cleaner kitchen.

Cleaning is a dream with two pyrolytic self-cleaning functions, removable inner glass door and extra-smooth, durable Ever Clean enamel interior.

Available with gas or induction cooktop options, Portofino offers the ultimate versatility for stove-top cooking and being perfectly flat, is streamlined to sit flush with kitchen cabinetry.  Induction offers precise control – melt chocolate directly in a pan; and speed – bring a large pot of water to the boil almost instantaneously.  An ultra-rapid wok burner with double crown operated by a single knob and solid, heavy-duty cast iron easy glide trivets are two features of the gas cooktop, both providing a professional look and a professional approach to cooking.

Portofino by Smeg is the ultimate freestanding cooker for the entertainer, the professional chef, the family caterer and dinner party doyenne. And with exquisite Italian good looks, it’s for every lover of technology with style.

Click here to read about Portofino’s design and international design award achievements: GOOD DESIGN, iF DESIGN AWARD and RED DOT AWARD.

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