Hotpoint FZA36 vs Smeg VR105AP1

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Hotpoint FZA36
Smeg VR105AP1

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
No Frost system Edit
The Hotpoint FZA36 has a no Frost system, however the Smeg VR105AP1 does not have a no Frost system. Read more

The fridge or freezer automatically defrosts.

25% larger freezing capacity Edit
The Hotpoint FZA36 is an 8kg/24h freezing capacity freezer. That's 2kg/24h larger than the Smeg VR105AP1 (6kg/24h). Read more

The freezing power is the weight of fresh food that the freezer can freeze from room temperature down to mentioned temperature in 24 hours. It is usually measured in kilograms/24 hours.

28% higher freezer net capacity Edit
Hotpoint FZA36 is 73L net capacity. That's 20L higher than the Smeg VR105AP1 (53L). Read more

The usable storage space of the freezer.

Cheaper by £141
The Hotpoint FZA36 costs £224.00, whereas the Smeg VR105AP1 is £365.00.
20 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Hotpoint FZA36 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Smeg VR105AP1 has a rating of "A+".
3 Reasons For
A lot lower noise level Edit
The Smeg VR105AP1 has a noise level of 39dB, however the Hotpoint FZA36 is a 49dB noise level freezer (10dB higher).
3% cheaper to run
Over five years the Smeg VR105AP1 is £14.10 cheaper to run than the Hotpoint FZA36. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Smeg VR105AP1 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Hotpoint FZA36 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Higher noise level Edit
The Hotpoint FZA36 has a noise level of 49dB, but the Smeg VR105AP1 is a 39dB noise level freezer (10dB lower).
Higher running costs over five years by £14.10
The Hotpoint FZA36 costs £430.05 to run which is £14.10 more to run than the Smeg VR105AP1 over five years. Show assumptions.
6 Reasons Against
Does not have a no Frost system Edit
The Smeg VR105AP1 does not have a no Frost system, however the Hotpoint FZA36 has a no Frost system. Read more

The fridge or freezer automatically defrosts.

Smaller freezing capacity Edit
The Smeg VR105AP1 is a 6kg/24h freezing capacity freezer. That's 2kg/24h smaller than the Hotpoint FZA36 (6kg/24h). Read more

The freezing power is the weight of fresh food that the freezer can freeze from room temperature down to mentioned temperature in 24 hours. It is usually measured in kilograms/24 hours.

38% lower freezer net capacity Edit
The Smeg VR105AP1 has a freezer net capacity of 53L. That's 20L lower than the Hotpoint FZA36 (53L). Read more

The usable storage space of the freezer.

More expensive by £141
The Smeg VR105AP1 is £141 more expensive than the Hotpoint FZA36.
Less retailers
The Smeg VR105AP1 is only stocked by 2 stores, whereas the Hotpoint FZA36 is stocked by 22 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this freezer remaining in stock.
Older by eleven months
The Smeg VR105AP1 is eleven months older than the Hotpoint FZA36.

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Date Released

23 months Ago 34 months Ago

Running Costs Over 10 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 430.05
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 430.05
Purchase price £ 224.00
Total cost of ownership £ 654.05
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 415.95
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 415.95
Purchase price £ 365.00
Total cost of ownership £ 780.95
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

2.1T
Running this freezer over 10 years will generate 2.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
55
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
2.1T
Running this freezer over 10 years will generate 2.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
53
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Design

Case Design
 Freestanding
 Freestanding
Type
 Upright
 Upright
Freezer Number of Shelves/baskets
3 3
Reversible Doors
 Reversible doors
 Reversible doors
Door Hinge
 Left
 Left

Performance

Ice Cube Tray
 Ice cube tray
Unknown - Click to provide data
Fast Freeze Function
 Fast freeze function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Level
49dB 39dB
BEST
Defrost Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Defrost function
No Frost System
 No Frost system
BEST
 No Frost system
Climate Class
 T
 T
Star Rating
 4*
 4*
Storage Time During Power Failure
Unknown - Click to provide data 15h
Freezing Capacity
8kg/24h
BEST
6kg/24h
Freezer Gross Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 71L
Freezer Net Capacity
73L
BEST
53L

Power

Annual Energy Consumption
183kWh 177kWh
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+

Weight & Dimensions

Width
590mm 540mm
Height
850mm 676mm
Depth
620mm 545mm
Package Height
900mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth
700mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
670mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Installation Compartment Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 680mm
Installation Compartment Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 550mm
Installation Compartment Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 560mm
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