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Bosch KGE36AL42
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Bosch KGE36AL42 Fridge Freezer

304L 215L 600mm 1,860mm May 2014
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Running Costs Are Very Low

This fridge is rated A+++ for energy efficiency, and based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 24 year running cost of the KGE36AL42 is £351, which makes it one of the cheapest to run fridges of a comparable age and spec.

Bosch Has Good Fridge Freezer Reviews

On average Bosch fridges are rated 84 out of 100, which is in the top 31% of all fridge freezer manufacturers that we have assessed.

Very Long Storage Time During Power Failure

When compared to other medium total net capacity fridges that came out around the same time as the KGE36AL42, the Bosch KGE36AL42's storage time during power failure of 35 hours is one of the longest. Across all the fridges of this spec and age the storage times during power failure range from 4h to 46h, and the average storage time during power failure is 20h.

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Three Vegetable Drawers

The KGE36AL42 has more vegetable drawers than most of the fridges of this age and type. Most of the fridge freezers that have been around for around the same time as the KGE36AL42 only have between one and two vegetable drawers, however this fridge has three vegetable drawers.

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Four Freezer Shelves/baskets

Most fridge freezers of a comparable spec and age to the KGE36AL42 have between one and four freezer shelves/baskets, including the KGE36AL42 which has four freezer shelves/baskets.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of fridges of this spec and age range from 34dB to 48dB, and the average noise level is 41dB. With a noise level of only 38 decibels, the KGE36AL42 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst fridge freezers of this age.

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Fairly Big Freezer Capacity

The smallest freezer capacity of fridge freezers of this age and spec is 2kg/24h and the biggest is 17kg/24h. At 14 kilograms per 24 hours, the Bosch KGE36AL42 has a fairly big freezer capacity compared to most of the other similar spec fridge freezers that are a comparable age to the KGE36AL42.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Air Filter

The KGE36AL42 does not have an air filter. Most of the other fridges of a comparable type and age to the KGE36AL42 also do not have an air filter.

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Does Not Have a Super Cool Function

The KGE36AL42 does not have a super cool function, although it is worth noting that most of the other fridge freezers of this age and spec also do not have a super cool function.

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Does Not Have a Water Filter

Most fridges that have been available for a comparable time to the KGE36AL42 do not have a water filter. The KGE36AL42 is no exception to this as it too does not have a water filter.

There are a number of other fridges which also have a water filter that you might also want to look at including the Siemens KG36WXL30S (£675.53), or the Bosch KGW36XL30S (£764.49).

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Does Not Have a Water Dispenser

The KGE36AL42 does not have a water dispenser, although this is within the context that most of the other fridges of this spec and age also do not have a water dispenser.

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Does Not Have an Icemaker

Most similar spec fridge freezers that were launched around the same time as the KGE36AL42 do not have an icemaker. The KGE36AL42 is no exception to this as it too does not have an icemaker.

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Does Not Feature Ice Crushing

The Bosch KGE36AL42 does not feature ice crushing. Most of the other fridges that have been available for around the same time as the KGE36AL42 also do not feature ice crushing.

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Does Not Have an AntiBacteria Function

The KGE36AL42 does not have an AntiBacteria function. Most of the other comparable spec fridge freezers that have been on the market for around the same time as the KGE36AL42 also do not have an AntiBacteria function.

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Does Not Have a Humidifier Function

The KGE36AL42 does not have a humidifier function, although keep in mind that most of the other fridge freezers that came out around the same time as the KGE36AL42 also do not have a humidifier function.

It is worth also looking at other fridge freezers which also have a humidifier function including the Siemens KG36VUL31 (£586.16).

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Heavy

With a weight of 79 kilograms, the Bosch KGE36AL42 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other fridge freezers that have been around for around the same time as the KGE36AL42. Fridges that are a similar age to the KGE36AL42 have weights of between 53kg and 180kg.

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Fairly High Connected Load

The average connected load of fridge freezers that were launched around the same time as the KGE36AL42 is 130W. The KGE36AL42 has one of the higher connected loads (160 Watts) amongst fridge freezers of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Bosch KGE36AL42

Average Width

At 600 millimeters, the KGE36AL42 has a fairly standard width compared to most of the other similar spec fridges that have been on the market for around the same time as the KGE36AL42.

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Average Height

The KGE36AL42 has a pretty typical height (1,860 millimeter) compared to most of the other fridges of a comparable age and type to the KGE36AL42.

Fridges with a taller height that might also be worth looking at include the Siemens KG36EAI42 (£1,088.52) (1,860mm).

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Average Net Fridge Capacity

At 215 liters, the KGE36AL42 has a fairly average net fridge capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec fridge freezers that are a similar age to the KGE36AL42.

If this fridge net fridge capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Siemens KG36NSB31 (£975.72) (219L).

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Bosch fridge has been on the market for over two years.

Average Depth

At 650 millimeters, the KGE36AL42 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other medium total net capacity fridges that are a comparable age to the KGE36AL42.

Other fridges with a deeper depth that you might want to look at include the KGV36VH32S (£529.99) (650mm), or the Combin (£446.99) (650mm) both from Bosch.

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Average Net Freezer Capacity

At 89 liters, the KGE36AL42 has a pretty standard net freezer capacity compared to most of the other fridge freezers of a comparable spec and age to the KGE36AL42.

Fridge freezers with a larger net freezer capacity that might be worth considering include the KGC 15531 (£527.98) (90L), or the KGC 15533 (£631.34) (90L) both from Amica.

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Specification

Design
Case Design
Colour
Door Hinge
Door Assembly
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Housing Material
Display
Built-In Display
Child Lock
Reversible Door
Performance
Total Net Capacity
Noise Level
Climate Class
Total Gross Capacity
Fridge
Net Fridge Capacity
Bottle Rack
Egg Balcony
Vegetable Drawer
Fridge Shelve Basket
Fridge Automatic Defrost Function
Fridge No Frost
Lamp
Fridge Interior Light
Fridge Gross Capacity
Freezer
Net Freezer Capacity
Storage Time During Power Failure
Ice Cube Tray
Freezer Shelve/basket
Freezer No Frost
Star Rating
Freezer Capacity
Gross Freezer Capacity
Freezer Position
Ergonomics
Adjustable Foot
Power
Electric Current
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Annual Energy Consumption
Connected Load
Energy Efficiency Class
Weight & Dimensions
Width
Height
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Depth (with Door Open)

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Total running cost over 10 years £350.15
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Energy Rating
1.7T
Running this fridge freezer over 10 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 45 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kge36al42
Barcodes 04242002792972

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