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Smeg FAB30LVE1 Fridge Freezer

293L 229L 600mm 1,688mm Apr 2013
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Energy efficiency class A++ helps to save up to 20% energy compared to class A. Maximum performance with minimum consumption is guaranteed. Forced distribution of cold air in the refrigerator... More
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Short

The heights of fridges of this age and type range from 770mm to 2,100mm. With a height of only 1,688 millimeter, the FAB30LVE1 is fairly short compared to most of the other similar spec fridge freezers that are a comparable age to the FAB30LVE1.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of fridge freezers of this spec and age is 34dB and the loudest is 48dB. The FAB30LVE1 has a quite quiet noise level (only 38 decibels) compared to most of the other comparable spec fridges that have been available for a similar time to the FAB30LVE1.

If you would consider a fridge with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Liebherr CBPesf 4043[plb_1911656_price] (38dB).

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Four Fridge Shelves Baskets

The Smeg FAB30LVE1 is a four fridge shelve basket fridge freezer. Most of the other comparable spec fridges that have been on the market for more than two years have between 2 and 10 fridge shelves baskets.

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Quite Low Connected Load

The Smeg FAB30LVE1 has one of the lower connected loads (only 100 Watts) amongst medium total net capacity fridges of this age. The lowest connected load of fridge freezers that have been available for around the same time as the FAB30LVE1 is -3W, the highest is 320W, and the average connected load is 130W.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Brand

Fridges built by Smeg generally have poor reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Small Net Freezer Capacity

The average net freezer capacity of fridge freezers of this spec and age is 83L, and the net freezer capacities range from 27L to 120L. With a net freezer capacity of only 64 liters, the Smeg FAB30LVE1 has a fairly small net freezer capacity compared to most of the other medium total net capacity fridges that have been available for around the same time as the FAB30LVE1.

If you would prefer a fridge freezer with a larger net freezer capacity then you might also want to consider the KG36NST31[pl_2358334_price] (66L), or the KG36NSB31[pl_2372650_price] (66L) both from Siemens or the Bosch KGN36SQ31[plb_2063268_price] (66L).

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Quite Short Storage Time During Power Failure

Medium total net capacity fridges that have been around for more than two years have storage times during power failure of between 4h and 46h, and the average storage time during power failure is 20h. With a storage time during power failure of only 15 hours, the FAB30LVE1 has one of the shorter storage times during power failure amongst fridges of this age.

If you would prefer a fridge with a longer storage time during power failure then you might also want to consider the Kenwood KFCD60B15[plb_2981213_price] (16h).

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Only One Freezer Shelve/basket

Most comparable spec fridges that came out more than two years ago have between one and four freezer shelves/baskets, including the FAB30LVE1 which has one freezer shelve/basket.

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Does Not Have a Super Cool Function

The FAB30LVE1 does not have a super cool function. Most of the other fridge freezers of a similar type and age to the FAB30LVE1 also do not have a super cool function.

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Does Not Have an Air Filter

Like most of the other medium total net capacity fridges that have been on the market for more than two years, the FAB30LVE1 does not have an air filter.

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Does Not Feature Ice Crushing

Like most of the other fridges of this spec and age, the Smeg FAB30LVE1 does not feature ice crushing.

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Does Not Have an Icemaker

The FAB30LVE1 does not have an icemaker. Most of the other similar spec fridge freezers that are a comparable age to the FAB30LVE1 also do not have an icemaker.

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Does Not Have an AntiBacteria Function

Most fridge freezers that are a similar age to the FAB30LVE1 do not have an AntiBacteria function. The Smeg FAB30LVE1 is no exception to this as it too does not have an AntiBacteria function.

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Does Not Have a Humidifier Function

Like most of the other fridges of this age and spec, the FAB30LVE1 does not have a humidifier function.

There are a number of other fridge freezers which also have a humidifier function that you might want to consider including the Siemens KG36VUL31[plb_2360295_price].

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Does Not Have a Water Dispenser

Most similar spec fridge freezers that are a comparable age to the FAB30LVE1 do not have a water dispenser. The Smeg FAB30LVE1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a water dispenser.

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Does Not Have a Water Filter

The Smeg FAB30LVE1 does not have a water filter, although it is worth noting that most of the other fridges that are a similar age to the FAB30LVE1 also do not have a water filter.

Alternative fridges which also have a water filter that you might want to look at include the Siemens KG36WXL30S[plb_2373670_price], or the Bosch KGW36XL30S[plb_2362515_price].

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Quite Small Freezer Capacity

The freezer capacity of the FAB30LVE1 of only 3 kilograms per 24 hours is one of the smallest amongst fridge freezers that came out around the same time as the FAB30LVE1. The average freezer capacity of similar spec fridge freezers that were released around the same time as the FAB30LVE1 is 8.6kg/24h.

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Very Small Total Gross Capacity

With a total gross capacity of only 295 liters, the FAB30LVE1 has one of the smaller total gross capacity amongst fridges of this age. The smallest total gross capacity of medium total net capacity fridges that are a similar age to the FAB30LVE1 is 280L and the largest is 410L.

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Only One Vegetable Drawer

The FAB30LVE1 is a one vegetable drawer fridge. Most of the other fridge freezers of this age and type have between one and two vegetable drawers.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Smeg FAB30LVE1

Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency rating of this medium total net capacity fridge freezer is A++, and the FAB30LVE1 has an average 24 year running cost of £499 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 482 medium total net capacity fridges that have been available for more than two years.

Average Net Fridge Capacity

With a net fridge capacity of 229 liters, the Smeg FAB30LVE1 has a pretty standard net fridge capacity compared to most of the other fridges of a similar age and spec to the FAB30LVE1.

If this medium total net capacity fridge freezer net fridge capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Haier CFE633CWE[plb_1985432_price] (230L).

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Smeg released the FAB30LVE1 over three years ago.

Specification

User Ratings
Design
Case Design
Colour
Door Hinge
Compressor
Shelve Material
Built-In Display
Control
Child Lock
Performance
Total Net Capacity
Noise Level
Water Dispenser
Maximum Operating Temperature
Minimum Operating Temperature
Climate Class
Total Gross Capacity
Ventilation
Fridge
Net Fridge Capacity
Bottle Rack
Egg Balcony
Door Balcony
Vegetable Drawer
Fridge Shelve Basket
Fridge Automatic Defrost Function
Fridge No Frost
Lamp
Fridge Interior Light
Freezer
Net Freezer Capacity
Storage Time During Power Failure
Ice Cube Tray
Fast Freeze Function
Freezer Shelve/basket
Freezer No Frost
Star Rating
Freezer Capacity
Freezer Position
Fresh Zone
Fresh Zone Compartment
Ergonomics
Middle Compartment
Display
Power
Electric Current
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Annual Energy Consumption
Connected Load
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Source
Weight & Dimensions
Width
Height
Depth
Depth (with Door Open)
Width (with Door Open)
Other Features
Form Factor
Defrost Function
Technical Details

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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.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fab30lve1, smeg fab30lve1
Barcodes 08017709173913

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