The energy efficiency classification of this fridge is A+++, and the KGN36SB40 is in the cheapest 12% of all 107 fridges of this spec and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the KGN36SB40 will cost £374 over 24 years to run.
Bosch Fridge Freezers Have Good Reviews
On average Bosch fridge freezers are rated 83%, which is in the top 31% of all fridge freezer brands that we have assessed.
Has an Air Filter
The Bosch KGN36SB40 has an air filter, unlike most of the other fridges of a comparable age and spec to the KGN36SB40 which do not have an air filter.
13 Reasons Against
Pricey Compared to Other Fridges of a Similar Spec and Age
We think this fridge looks expensive compared to other fridges of a similar spec and age. We checked 86 fridges of a similar spec and age and they range in price from £183 to £1,609.
Quite Small Net Freezer Capacity
The net freezer capacities of medium total net capacity fridge freezers that came out around the same time as the KGN36SB40 range from 35L to 120L, and the average net freezer capacity is 91L. The Bosch KGN36SB40 has one of the smaller net freezer capacities (only 66 liters) amongst medium total net capacity fridge freezers of this age.
Does Not Have a Super Cool Function
Like most of the other fridges that have been around for around the same time as the KGN36SB40, the KGN36SB40 does not have a super cool function.
Alternative fridges which also have a super cool function that you might also want to look at include the Liebherr CBNPef 3756.
Does Not Have a Humidifier Function
The KGN36SB40 does not have a humidifier function. Most of the other fridges of a comparable type and age to the KGN36SB40 also do not have a humidifier function.
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Does Not Have an AntiBacteria Function
The Bosch KGN36SB40 does not have an AntiBacteria function. Most of the other similar spec fridge freezers that were released more than a year ago also do not have an AntiBacteria function.
Does Not Feature Ice Crushing
The Bosch KGN36SB40 does not feature ice crushing, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec fridge freezers that have been available for more than a year also do not feature ice crushing.
Does Not Have a Water Filter
The Bosch KGN36SB40 does not have a water filter, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium total net capacity fridge freezers that are a comparable age to the KGN36SB40 also do not have a water filter.
Does Not Have a Water Dispenser
Like most of the other medium total net capacity fridge freezers that are a similar age to the KGN36SB40, the KGN36SB40 does not have a water dispenser.
Does Not Have an Icemaker
Most medium total net capacity fridge freezers that have been on the market for around the same time as the KGN36SB40 do not have an icemaker. The Bosch KGN36SB40 is no exception to this as it too does not have an icemaker.
Only Three Fridge Shelves Baskets
The KGN36SB40 is a three fridge shelve basket fridge freezer. Most of the other fridge freezers of this age and spec have between two and four fridge shelves baskets.
Only Three Door Balconies
The KGN36SB40 is a three door balcony fridge.
Quite High Connected Load
Across all the fridge freezers of a similar age and spec to the KGN36SB40 the connected loads range from 80W to 280W. With a connected load of 160 Watts, the KGN36SB40 has a quite high connected load compared to most of the other similar spec fridge freezers that have been around for a comparable time to the KGN36SB40.
The average weight of comparable spec fridge freezers that were launched around the same time as the KGN36SB40 is 72kg, and the weights range from 56kg to 110kg. The Bosch KGN36SB40 is one of the heaviest medium total net capacity fridge freezers that were released one year ago (106 kilograms) amongst medium total net capacity fridge freezers of this age.
7 Other reasons to consider the Bosch KGN36SB40
With a width of 600 millimeters, the Bosch KGN36SB40 has a relatively typical width compared to most of the other comparable spec fridges that have been available for around the same time as the KGN36SB40.
The KGN36SB40 has a relatively average storage time during power failure (17 hours) compared to most of the other fridge freezers of this age and spec.
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SN, SN (Subnormal), SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical), T, T (Tropical)
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, A++, A+++, A+++
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Total running cost over 10 years
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Running this fridge freezer over 10 years will generate 1.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 48 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
Previous and future annual running costs of the Bosch KGN36SB40 assuming future electricity price inflation of 0.0600% per year. Edit inflation assumptions