Bosch KGE49BI40 vs Siemens iQ500
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Bosch KGE49BI40vsSiemens IQ500

Bosch KGE49BI40

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A powerful and very economical to run 412L total capacity fridge freezer
97
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
93
Running Costs
£410 Over 10 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
Stainless Steel 301L 111L 700mm May 2014 A+++
Colour Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Release Date Energy Efficiency
Colour Stainless Steel
Fridge Net Capacity 301L
Freezer Net Capacity 111L
Width 700mm
Release Date May 2014
Energy Efficiency A+++
Siemens iQ500

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and fully featured 355L total capacity fridge freezer
88
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
3 Years Old
92
Running Costs
£420 Over 10 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
Silver 269L 86L 600mm Sep 2014 A+++
Colour Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Release Date Energy Efficiency
Colour Silver
Fridge Net Capacity 269L
Freezer Net Capacity 86L
Width 600mm
Release Date Sep 2014
Energy Efficiency A+++
Bosch KGE49BI40

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A powerful and very economical to run 412L total capacity fridge freezer
97
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
93
Running Costs
£410 Over 10 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
Stainless Steel 301L 111L 700mm May 2014 A+++
Colour Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Release Date Energy Efficiency
Colour Stainless Steel
Fridge Net Capacity 301L
Freezer Net Capacity 111L
Width 700mm
Release Date May 2014
Energy Efficiency A+++
Siemens iQ500

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and fully featured 355L total capacity fridge freezer
88
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
3 Years Old
92
Running Costs
£420 Over 10 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
Silver 269L 86L 600mm Sep 2014 A+++
Colour Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Release Date Energy Efficiency
Colour Silver
Fridge Net Capacity 269L
Freezer Net Capacity 86L
Width 600mm
Release Date Sep 2014
Energy Efficiency A+++

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Reasons For

Bosch KGE49BI40 Siemens iQ500
8 Reasons For
Larger Total Net Capacity
The Bosch KGE49BI40 is a 412L total net capacity fridge freezer. That's 57L larger than the Siemens iQ500 (355L).

This is the total usable (net) capacity of both the fridge & freezer, measured in litres.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the fridge & freezer at a time.

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3dB Quieter Noise Level
The Bosch KGE49BI40 has a noise level of 34dB, however the Siemens iQ500 is a 37dB noise level fridge freezer (3dB louder).

This is the noise level of the fridge-freezer, measured in decibels (dB).

Fewer dB means a quieter fridge-freezer, which means it is less likely to be distracting or annoying as it hums along in the background.

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11% Larger Fridge Net Capacity
The Bosch KGE49BI40 has a fridge net capacity of 301L. That's 32L larger than the Siemens iQ500 (269L).

This is the total usable (net) capacity of the fridge, measured in litres.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the fridge at a time.

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One More Fruit/vegetable Drawer
The Bosch KGE49BI40 has two fruit/vegetable drawers, however the Siemens iQ500 only has one fruit/vegetable drawer.

This denotes the amount of shelves and/or baskets in These are are special sections of the fridge especially designed for fresh fruit or vegetables.the fridge.

More vegetable drawers means that there is more space in the fridge dedicated to holding fresh fruit or vegetables.

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25L Larger Freezer Net Capacity
The Bosch KGE49BI40 is a 111L net freezer capacity fridge freezer. That's 25L larger than the Siemens iQ500 (86L).

This is the total usable (net) capacity of the freezer, measured in litres.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the freezer at a time.

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27h Longer Storage Time During Power Failure
The Bosch KGE49BI40 has a storage time during power failure of 44h, whereas the Siemens iQ500 is only a 17h storage time during power failure fridge freezer (27h shorter).

The length of time during which freezer compartment can store food without mains power connection.

A longer storage time means that there is less chance of your food being defrosted and ruined by an untimely power failure.

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Cheaper to Run by £9 Over Five Years
Over five years the Bosch KGE49BI40 only costs £411 to run however the Siemens iQ500 costs £421 to run (2% more).
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Better Brand
Bosch fridge freezers have an average rating of 83.8%, but Siemens has an average rating of 54.3%.
3 Reasons For
No Frost (fridge)
The Siemens iQ500 features No Frost (fridge), however the Bosch KGE49BI40 does not feature No Frost (fridge).

A 'No Frost' system reduces the humidity in the fridge, and automatically defrosts from time to time. This means there is little or no ice buildup inside the fridge.

A No Frost system means you don't have to waste time de-frosting the fridge, and it will keep at peak efficiency for longer.

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No Frost (freezer)
The Siemens iQ500 features No Frost (freezer), however the Bosch KGE49BI40 does not feature No Frost (freezer).

A 'No Frost' system reduces the humidity in the freezer, and automatically defrosts from time to time. This means there is little or no ice buildup inside the freezer.

A No Frost system means you don't have to waste time de-frosting the freezer, and it will keep at peak efficiency for longer.

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Bigger Freezing Capacity
Siemens iQ500 is 17kg/24h freezer capacity, but the Bosch KGE49BI40 is only a 15kg/24h freezer capacity fridge freezer (2kg/24h smaller).

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.

A larger freezing capacity means that a larger amount of food can be frozen in a shorter amount of time.

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Date Released

Bosch KGE49BI40 Siemens iQ500
45 months old 41 months old Best

Key Features

Total Net Capacity

This is the total usable (net) capacity of both the fridge & freezer, measured in litres.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the fridge & freezer at a time.

Noise Level

This is the noise level of the fridge-freezer, measured in decibels (dB).

Fewer dB means a quieter fridge-freezer, which means it is less likely to be distracting or annoying as it hums along in the background.

Fridge Net Capacity

This is the total usable (net) capacity of the fridge, measured in litres.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the fridge at a time.

Freezer Net Capacity

This is the total usable (net) capacity of the freezer, measured in litres.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the freezer at a time.

Storage Time During Power Failure

The length of time during which freezer compartment can store food without mains power connection.

A longer storage time means that there is less chance of your food being defrosted and ruined by an untimely power failure.

Freezing Capacity

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.

A larger freezing capacity means that a larger amount of food can be frozen in a shorter amount of time.

Width

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

Bosch KGE49BI40 Siemens iQ500

Running Costs Over 10 Years

Fridge freezer running costs calculated based on an average of 24 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the fridge freezer and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving fridge freezers.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these fridge freezers for 10 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Bosch KGE49BI40
Bosch
KGE49BI40
52 trees 2.0 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Siemens iQ500
Siemens
iQ500
54 trees 2.1 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Design Bosch KGE49BI40 Siemens iQ500
Compressor 1 1
Door Opening Angle 90° Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Performance Bosch KGE49BI40 Siemens iQ500
Total Net Capacity 412L
BEST
355L
Noise Level 34dB
BEST
37dB
Climate Class
T SN
SN (Subnormal) T (Tropical)
SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical) SN - T
N - T SN.T
SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical),SN - T SN ? T
 T
 SN
 SN (Subnormal)
 T (Tropical)
 SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical)
 SN - T
 N - T
 SN.T
 SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical),SN - T
 SN ? T
T SN
SN (Subnormal) T (Tropical)
SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical) SN - T
N - T SN.T
SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical),SN - T SN ? T
 T
 SN
 SN (Subnormal)
 T (Tropical)
 SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical)
 SN - T
 N - T
 SN.T
 SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical),SN - T
 SN ? T
Total Gross Capacity 422L Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Fridge Bosch KGE49BI40 Siemens iQ500
Fridge Net Capacity 301L
BEST
269L
Door Balconies 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Fruit/vegetable Drawer 2
BEST
1
Shelf/basket (fridge) 5 5
Lamp Type
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Fridge Gross Capacity 296L Unknown - Click to provide data
Fridge Door Balconies 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Freezer Bosch KGE49BI40 Siemens iQ500
Freezer Net Capacity 111L 86L
BEST
Storage Time During Power Failure 44h
BEST
17h
Shelf/basket 3 3
Freezing Capacity 15kg/24h 17kg/24h
BEST
Freezer Gross Capacity 118L Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Ergonomics Bosch KGE49BI40 Siemens iQ500
Cable Length 2.4m 2.4m
Cord Length 2.4m 2.4m
 
 
 
Power Bosch KGE49BI40 Siemens iQ500
Annual Energy Consumption 175kWh
BEST
179kWh
Energy Efficiency Class
A++
 A++
A++
 A++
Current 10A 10A
Connected Load 160W 160W
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Bosch KGE49BI40 Siemens iQ500
Width 700mm 600mm
Height 2,010mm 2,010mm
Depth 650mm 650mm
Weight 102kg
BEST
84kg

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