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Overall Score

Smeg FAB30LO1

An economical to run Orange 229L fridge with satisfactory features
Orange 229L 64L 600mm May 2013
Colour Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Release Date

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Smeg FAB30LO1 Review

With low running costs but average features, we have scored the Smeg FAB30LO1 as follows for Summary.
51
Average Features
34
4 Years Old
79
£499 Over 24 Years
Overall Score
39
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

LG fridges have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better fridge freezers are available. View the latest fridge freezers 2017.
This fridge freezer has an energy efficiency classification of A++||A++|A+++|A++, and its running costs of £499 over 24 years are typical compared to the other 2,236 fridge freezers that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Has a fresh zone compartment
Quite small freezer net capacity
Very small freezing capacity

Smeg FAB30LO1 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Average Fridge Net Capacity

The fridge net capacity of the Smeg FAB30LO1 of 229L is fairly average compared to most other fridges. It is in the largest 63% of all fridges when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Small Freezer Net Capacity

The FAB30LO1's freezer net capacity of only 64L is quite small compared to most other fridges. It is in the smallest 21% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature. Fridges have freezer net capacitioes of between 11L and 520L, and the average freezer net capacity is 89L.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of fridges is 5dB, the loudest is 47dB, and the average noise level is 40dB. The Smeg FAB30LO1's noise level of only 38dB is fairly quiet compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the quietest 12% of all fridges when ordered by this feature.

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Average Storage Time During Power Failure

The FAB30LO1's storage time during power failure of 15h is fairly average compared to most other fridges. It is in the longest 26% of all fridge freezers when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Freezing Capacity

The freezing capacity of the FAB30LO1 of only 3kg/24h is in the smallest 13% of all fridges when ordered by this feature. Fridges have freezing capacities of between 0.7kg/24h and 130kg/24h, and the average freezing capacity is 8kg/24h.

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Only Two Shelves/baskets (freezer)

The Smeg FAB30LO1 is a two shelf/basket fridge freezer.

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Has a Fresh Zone Compartment

The Smeg FAB30LO1 has a fresh zone compartment, which is unusual. 71% of fridge freezers do not have a fresh zone compartment.

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Has a Multi-Airflow System (fridge)

The FAB30LO1 has a multi-Airflow system (fridge), which is unusual. 81% of fridges do not have a multi-Airflow system (fridge).

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T Climate Class

This fridge freezer has T|SN|SN (Subnormal)|T (Tropical)|SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical)|SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical) and SN - T climate classes, which is the most frequently found climate class on fridge freezers.

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Average Total Net Capacity

The FAB30LO1's total net capacity of 293L is fairly standard compared to most other fridges. It is in the largest 45% of all fridges when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This fridge was released in May 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This fridge is rated A++||A++|A+++|A++ for energy efficiency, and the FAB30LO1 is typical compared to the other 2,236 fridges that we have looked at for 24 year running costs. Based on satisfactory energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 24 year running cost of the FAB30LO1 is £499.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers retro50sfab30lo1drzwilewostronne, smeg fab30lo1
Barcodes 08017709173838
Three fruit/vegetable drawers
Three shelves/baskets (freezer)
A lot larger freezer net capacity
More expensive to run over five years by 34%
A lot bigger freezing capacity
One more shelf/basket
26% larger freezer net capacity
£220.90 more expensive to run over five years
Longer storage time during power failure
Cheaper to run by £192.70
Three shelves/baskets (freezer)
12% smaller fridge net capacity

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