Smeg Drip Filter Coffee Maker in Chic 50’s Retro Colors

Distinctive retro styling available in a range of pastel colors sets the Smeg Drip filter coffee maker apart from the rest. Colors like pink and pastel blue and green or cream, stylish red or black or simply classic stainless steel.


There’s no doubt it’s a coffee maker to be noticed and make a statement in a stylish kitchen. But that’s what Smeg is known for. Design that’s not just functional but is art, original and elegant.


The 1950’s aesthetic is paired with modern technology detail.

Smeg Drip Filter Coffee Machine, Red, 10 cup


Red Smeg coffee maker with distinctive rounded 50’s retro style

About the product

The detail in design is matched with the functionality that’s expected from high-end products.


Like the automatic brewing function, for instance. It’s so easy to plan ahead to wake up to the smell of freshly brewing coffee in the morning to kick start your day. Add water and coffee grounds ahead of time and program the machine’s auto start feature. Set and forget.

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The LED screen is easy to read and displays time and options. Setting are changed simply by using buttons on the front of the machine and the lever at near the base.


Clock, water hardness, audible signals, aroma intensity can all be programmed. Your chosen settings save, so need only be done once until you want to update them.


Intensity of the aroma you prefer can be set to light or intense. Your choice is indicated in the LED display with either 1 or 2 coffee beans. Likewise, adjust water hardness according to your taste preference.


The subtle changes that make a difference to taste can be altered with the push of a button.


This manufacturer video shows the ease of operating Smeg’s drip filter machine.

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The coffee maker has a 10 cup water capacity which is set as default. To save time when you don’t need 10 cups you can opt for the 4 cup setting. (Note: the 10 cup water capacity made roughly 6 large cups.)


Program the sound alarm to alert you when the brew is ready. (This is an optional feature and can be turned off.)

Keep warm mode

After brewing the 10 cup brew, the warming plate keeps the pot of coffee warm for 60 minutes.


(Note: The ‘keep warm’ function doesn’t operate automatically when the 1-4 cup setting is selected.)

Smeg excels at providing styling elements for your kitchen. The pink coffee maker, red, pastels in blue, green or cream make strong statements. Or express your style with black or stainless steel.

Filter options

The filter is reusable so you don’t have to buy filter papers. Paper filters can be used, if preferred, and fit well in the filter holder. Using a paper filter will absorb more of the oily substances found in coffee beans (diterpenes).*


Most coffee aficionados say the oils contribute to the aromatic, full-flavor taste. However you might prefer the oily substances from coffee beans be removed. Especially if consuming large quantities of coffee a day. ie Drinking between 5 to 8 cups of coffee daily where there can be a health benefit. You can read more at


Smeg is a respected brand with a reputation for quality. There is a ‘peace of mind’ 1 year limited manufacturer warranty.

What should be noted


How to clean Smeg drip filter coffee maker

Using a soft damp cloth wipe exterior and wash carafe by hand.


Filter and filter holder are diswasher safe.


Before first use

Remove stickers. Wash and dry thoroughly and run the descaler.


Descaling light indicator and alarm

Keep the Smeg coffee machine in perfect working order with this alert. You’ll know when the machine needs descaling to keep it performing at its best.

Did you know: A cup of water is 8 fluid ounces, but a coffee cup pot may ranges between 4 and 5 ounces depending on the manufacturer. A 12-cup capacity coffee maker might actually be 60-ounces of liquid, or roughly 7 cups of coffee.

In our opinion

This is a product that will be purchased with the design aesthetic in mind. Functionally the product works well and is basically a very chic drip filter coffee machine. It delivers what’s promised and is priced to reflect the styling and attention to detail.


The price tag fits the unique design and choice of gorgeous color options that can be used to co-ordinate design features in the kitchen. What’s not to love about that color range?

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About Smeg

Smeg has a reputation for creating award-winning designs that reflect luxury in their styling. The aesthetics of their product line reflects art and elegance and you could say their Northern Italian origins.


The brand enjoys high demand due to its prestigious reputation for combining style with functional, quality products. The high price of appliances reflects the high regard distinctive styling is held.


Smeg was created in Northern Italy by Vittorio Bertazzoni in 1948. Initially specializing in metalwork and enamel products they began manufacturing white goods in 1956.


The home appliances range includes ovens, cooktops, rangehoods, Sommerlier wine drawers and dishwashers with the small appliances line expanding in 2014 to include coffee machines, stand mixers and kettles and toasters.


It was pleasing to learn about the companies ongoing commitment to adopting policies in line with environmental sustainability.


Emphasis on environmental considerations and social impacts means attention to material choices, steel, glass, aluminium and brass, all which can be easily recycled. And a commitment to going further than just complying with industry bodies of the EU when it comes to handling chemical substances and health and environment protection.

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