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Smeg FAB30LFR Fridge Freezer

£1,500.00
£1,115.00 £385.00 cheaper than 57 days ago
229L 64L 600mm 1,688mm Mar 2015
A++
Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Release Date £498.20 Electricity cost over 10 years
Poor product quality
Quite small freezer net capacity
Expensive
2 Reviews
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Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency classification of this fridge is A++, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the FAB30LF will cost £499 over 24 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 622 medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been available for more than two years.


Price

Price Has Gone Down by £385 (26%)

The price has dropped from £1,500 to £1,115 in the last 57 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 76% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 24% chance that the price will actually go back up.

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£10 Off Voucher Available

There is a The Gas Superstore voucher for £0 off available. For each product you purchase, you will receive a £10 Discount for every additional item purchase. The voucher expires on 13 Jan 2018.

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Expensive

We think this fridge freezer looks expensive compared to other fridge freezers that have been around for more than two years. The cheapeast fridge freezer of this spec and age that we found costs £90 and the most expensive costs £2,089.


Design

Poor Product Quality

One Smeg FAB30LF reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was not good quality. Simon Jones mentioned in his Smeg FAB30LF review in November “Very poor build quality”.

Robust

One Smeg FAB30LF reviewer said in their reviews that the Smeg FAB30LF was easy to damage or scratch. A few weeks ago Simon Jones said in his review on Amazon “Compartments on door are brittle and broke”.

Does Not Have a Child Lock

The FAB30LF does not have a child lock, although keep in mind that most of the other fridge freezers of this age and spec also do not have a child lock.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This fridge freezer was released in March 2015.


Freezer

Quite Small Freezer Net Capacity

With a freezer net capacity of only 64 liters, the Smeg FAB30LF has one of the smaller freezer net capacitioes amongst medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers of this age. The average freezer net capacity of similar spec fridge freezers that are a comparable age to this fridge is 81L.

There are a number of alternative 64L net freezer capacity fridge freezers currently available that you might want to consider including the Smeg FAB30RB1 (£899) which has better reviews.

Fridges with a larger freezer net capacity that might be worth considering include the FAB32RNN (£1,250) (75L and higher rated), the FAB32RNC (£1,099.99) (75L and higher rated), or the FAB32RN (£1,339) (75L and higher rated) all from Smeg.

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Quite Short Storage Time During Power Failure

Across all the fridge freezers of a comparable type and age to this fridge the storage time during power failures range from 3.5h to 46h, and the average storage time during power failure is 20h. With a storage time during power failure of only 15 hours, the Smeg FAB30LF has a quite short storage time during power failure compared to most of the other fridges of a comparable age and type to this fridge.

Other 15h storage time during power failure fridge freezers currently available that you might want to look at include because of its better review score, the Smeg FAB30RB1 (£899).

If you are looking for a longer storage time during power failure then you might want to consider the Smeg FAB32RN (£1,339) (18h and higher rated), the Neff KI2723F30G (£869) (22h and higher rated), or the Liebherr CBPESF 4013 (£1,219) (33h and higher rated).

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Has a Fast Freeze Function

The Smeg FAB30LF has a fast freeze function, as do most of the other fridge freezers of a comparable spec and age to this fridge freezer.

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Has an Ice Cube Tray

The FAB30LF has an ice cube tray. Most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been available for more than two years also have an ice cube tray.

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Only One Shelf/basket

Most fridge freezers of this age and type have between 1 and 34 shelves/baskets (freezer), including the Smeg FAB30LF which has one shelf/basket.

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Quite Small Freezer Gross Capacity

Fridge freezers of this type and age have freezer gross capacities of between 26L and 160L. At only 64 liters, the FAB30LF has a quite small freezer gross capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec fridge freezers that are a similar age to this fridge freezer.

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Quite Small Freezing Capacity

The smallest freezing capacity of similar spec fridges that are a comparable age to this fridge is 2kg/24h and the biggest is 31kg/24h. With a freezing capacity of only 3 kilograms per 24 hours, the Smeg FAB30LF has a quite small freezing capacity compared to most of the other fridges of a comparable type and age to this fridge freezer.

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Ergonomics

Does Not Have a Door Open Alarm

The Smeg FAB30LF does not have a door open alarm. Most of the other fridges of a similar age and spec to this fridge freezer do have a door open alarm.

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Other Features

Has a Thermostat

The FAB30LF has a thermostat. Most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been available for a similar time to this fridge also have a thermostat.

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Fresh Zone

Does Not Have a Fresh Zone Compartment

The Smeg FAB30LF does not have a fresh zone compartment, unlike most of the other fridge freezers of a similar type and age to this fridge freezer.

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Performance

Has an Icemaker

The Smeg FAB30LF has an icemaker, which is unusual. Most of the other fridge freezers that have been on the market for more than two years do not have an icemaker.

Alternative fridge freezers with an icemaker currently available which you might want to look at include the FAB32RF (£1,150), or the FAB32LF (£999) both from Smeg or the Siemens iQ700 KG36NSW31 (£1,159) which all of have better reviews.

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Only T (Tropical) Climate Class

This fridge has a SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical) climate class, which is typical of many medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Total Gross Capacity

The FAB30LF has a quite small total gross capacity (only 295 liters) compared to most of the other fridge freezers that have been available for a comparable time to this fridge. The total gross capacities of fridges of this age and spec range from 210L to 390L, and the average total gross capacity is 320L.

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Fridge

Has a Multi-Airflow System (fridge)

The FAB30LF has a multi-Airflow system (fridge). Most of the other fridge freezers of this type and age also have a multi-Airflow system (fridge).

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Has an Automatic Defrost (fridge)

The FAB30LF has an automatic defrost (fridge), as do most of the other fridge freezers of this age and spec.

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229 Liters Fridge Net Capacity

This is a 229 liters net fridge capacity fridge freezer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 229L net fridge capacity fridge freezers currently available including the Smeg FAB30RB1 (£899), or the Liebherr ICS 3214 which both of have better reviews.

If you want a fridge freezer with a larger fridge net capacity then you might want to consider the FAB32LF (£999) (231L and higher rated), or the FAB32LNC (£849) (231L and higher rated) both from Smeg or the Siemens iQ700 KG36NSW31 (£1,159) (230L and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 08017709132866, 08017709174446, 08017709174460, 08017709174484, 08017709174507, 08017709174521, 08017709174545, 08017709174569, 08017709174583, 08017709174606, 08017709174620, 08017709174644

Smeg FAB30LF Review Sources

To prepare this Smeg FAB30LF 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 372,298 product attributes, 1,717 fridge freezer reviews and 1,704,900 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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