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Smeg FAB30LB1

Smeg FAB30LB1 Fridge Freezer

293L 229L 600mm 1,688mm May 2013
Total Net Capacity Net Fridge Capacity Width Height Release Date
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3 Reasons For

Short

The average height of fridges of this spec and age is 1,800mm. With a height of only 1,688 millimeter, the FAB30LB1 is quite short compared to most of the other medium total net capacity fridges that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of similar spec fridges that have been on the market for around the same time as the FAB30LB1 is 41dB, and the noise levels range from 34dB to 48dB. The Smeg FAB30LB1 has a quite quiet noise level (only 38 decibels) compared to most of the other fridge freezers of a similar type and age to the FAB30LB1.

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Quite Low Connected Load

The Smeg FAB30LB1 has a quite low connected load (only 100 Watts) compared to most of the other fridges that have been available for more than two years. The connected loads of medium total net capacity fridges that have been on the market for a similar time to the FAB30LB1 range from -3W to 320W, and the average connected load is 130W.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Brand

Fridges produced by Smeg have an average rating of 20 out of 100, which is in the bottom 10% of all fridge freezer brands that we have looked at.

Quite Small Net Freezer Capacity

The net freezer capacities of fridge freezers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FAB30LB1 range from 27L to 120L, and the average net freezer capacity is 83L. The FAB30LB1 has one of the smaller net freezer capacities (only 64 liters) amongst medium total net capacity fridges of this age.

If you want a fridge freezer with a larger net freezer capacity then you might also want to consider the KG36NSB31 (£975.72) (66L), or the KG36NST31 (£1,258.62) (66L) both from Siemens or the Bosch KGN36SQ31 (£1,108.14) (66L).

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Quite Short Storage Time During Power Failure

The Smeg FAB30LB1 has a quite short storage time during power failure (only 15 hours) compared to most of the other medium total net capacity fridges that were released more than two years ago. The storage times during power failure of fridge freezers that have been around for around the same time as the FAB30LB1 range from 4h to 46h, and the average storage time during power failure is 20h.

If this fridge storage time during power failure is too short for you then you might want to look at the Siemens KG36NXL32 (£608.75) (16h), the Bosch KGN36VW31 (£529.72) (16h), or the LG GBB539SWCWS (£599.00) (16h).

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Does Not Have an Air Filter

The FAB30LB1 does not have an air filter, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium total net capacity fridges that have been available for a similar time to the FAB30LB1 also do not have an air filter.

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Does Not Have a Super Cool Function

The Smeg FAB30LB1 does not have a super cool function, although this is within the context that most of the other medium total net capacity fridges that are a comparable age to the FAB30LB1 also do not have a super cool function.

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Does Not Have a Water Filter

Like most of the other comparable spec fridges that have been available for around the same time as the FAB30LB1, the FAB30LB1 does not have a water filter.

There are a number of alternative fridge freezers which also have a water filter which you might also want to consider including the Siemens KG36WXL30S (£675.53), or the Bosch KGW36XL30S (£764.49).

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Does Not Have a Water Dispenser

The FAB30LB1 does not have a water dispenser. Most of the other similar spec fridges that have been available for around the same time as the FAB30LB1 also do not have a water dispenser.

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Does Not Have an Icemaker

The FAB30LB1 does not have an icemaker. Most of the other similar spec fridge freezers that have been available for around the same time as the FAB30LB1 also do not have an icemaker.

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Does Not Feature Ice Crushing

Like most of the other medium total net capacity fridges that are a similar age to the FAB30LB1, the FAB30LB1 does not feature ice crushing.

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Does Not Have an AntiBacteria Function

The FAB30LB1 does not have an AntiBacteria function, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other fridge freezers of this age and spec also do not have an AntiBacteria function.

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Does Not Have a Humidifier Function

The Smeg FAB30LB1 does not have a humidifier function. Most of the other medium total net capacity fridges that are a comparable age to the FAB30LB1 also do not have a humidifier function.

We compared all the other fridges which also have a humidifier function to this fridge and we think the Siemens KG36VUL31 (£586.16) is also worth considering.

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Very Small Freezer Capacity

Fridge freezers of this spec and age have freezer capacities of between 2kg/24h and 17kg/24h. The FAB30LB1 has a fairly small freezer capacity (only 3 kilograms per 24 hours) compared to most of the other fridges that have been around for around the same time as the FAB30LB1.

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Very Small Total Gross Capacity

With a total gross capacity of only 296 liters, the FAB30LB1 has one of the smaller total gross capacity amongst similar spec fridges of this age. Across all the fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago the total gross capacity range from 280L to 410L, and the average total gross capacity is 330L.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Smeg FAB30LB1

Running Costs Are OK

This medium total net capacity fridge freezer has an efficiency rating of A++. The average running cost of the FAB30LB1 is £499 over 24 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 482 fridge freezers of this age and spec.

Average Net Fridge Capacity

The Smeg FAB30LB1 has a relatively standard net fridge capacity (229 liters) compared to most of the other fridge freezers of a comparable age and type to the FAB30LB1.

If you would prefer a larger net fridge capacity then you might want to look at the Haier CFE633CWE (£279.99) (230L).

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this fridge freezer was released.

Specification

Design
Case Design
Colour
Door Hinge
Built-In Display
Reversible Door
Performance
Total Net Capacity
Noise Level
Water Dispenser
Climate Class
Total Gross Capacity
Fridge
Net Fridge Capacity
Bottle Rack
Egg Balcony
Vegetable Drawer
Fridge Shelve Basket
Fridge Automatic Defrost Function
Fridge Interior Light
Freezer
Net Freezer Capacity
Storage Time During Power Failure
Star Rating
Freezer Capacity
Freezer Position
Fresh Zone
Fresh Zone Compartment
Power
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Annual Energy Consumption
Connected Load
Energy Efficiency Class
Weight & Dimensions
Width
Height
Depth
Depth (with Door Open)
Depth (without Handle)
Other Features
Form Factor
Defrost Function

Running Cost

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Total running cost over 10 years £498.20
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Energy Rating
2.5T
Running this fridge freezer over 10 years will generate 2.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
64
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 64 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers smeg fab30lb1
Barcodes 08017709173937, 08017709177669

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