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Smeg FAB28RNE Fridge Freezer

222L 26L 600mm 1,510mm Oct 2008
Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Release Date £505.25 Electricity cost over 10 years
Quite small freezer net capacity
Quite small total gross capacity

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Running Costs Are Average

The average 24 year running cost of the FAB28RNE is £506 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 622 comparable spec fridges that have been available for more than two years.


Released Over Eight Years Ago

Smeg released the FAB28RNE in October 2008.


Quite Small Freezer Net Capacity

The Smeg FAB28RNE has one of the smallest freezer net capacitioes (only 26 liters) amongst similar spec fridges of this age. Fridges of this age and type have freezer net capacitioes of between 26L and 160L.

If this fridge freezer net capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Neff KI2723F30G (£869) (35L).

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Quite Small Freezing Capacity

When compared to other fridges of a similar spec and age to this fridge freezer that we have assessed, the freezing capacity of the FAB28RNE of only 2 kilograms per 24 hours is one of the smallest. The smallest freezing capacity of medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that were released around the same time as this fridge is 2kg/24h and the biggest is 31kg/24h.

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Average Noise Level

At 40 decibels, the Smeg FAB28RNE has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other fridges that were launched around the same time as this fridge.

If you would consider a fridge with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Miele KFN 12823 SD-1 (£799.99) (40dB).

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Quite Small Total Gross Capacity

When compared to other fridge freezers of a comparable age and type to this fridge, the total gross capacity of the FAB28RNE of only 256 liters is one of the smallest. The average total gross capacity of comparable spec fridges that were released more than two years ago is 320L, and the total gross capacities range from 210L to 390L.

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222 Liters Fridge Net Capacity

This is a 222 liters net fridge capacity fridge.

Fridges with a larger fridge net capacity that might be worth looking at include the Siemens KG39NH90 (£649) (223L), or the LG GBF539NSQWB (£579.99) (223L).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers smeg 82859fab28rne, smeg fab28rne
Barcodes 06569878522983, 08017709110109

Smeg FAB28RNE Review Sources

To prepare this Smeg FAB28RNE review we compared this fridge freezer to 2,701 other models. For each fridge freezer that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 372,346 product attributes, 1,717 fridge freezer reviews and 1,590,800 historical fridge freezer prices from 108 fridge freezer retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this fridge freezer compared to the other models as well as any areas where this fridge freezer is lacking.

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