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Smeg FAB30LP1 Fridge Freezer

231L 64L 600mm 1,680mm Apr 2013
A++
Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Release Date £498.20 Electricity cost over 10 years
Running costs are low
Two vegetable drawers
Quite small freezer net capacity

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Energy

Running Costs Are Low

This fridge is rated A++ for energy efficiency. The FAB30LP1 is one of the more economic to run medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago that we have looked at for 24 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 24 year running cost of the FAB30LP1 is £499.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium fridge net capacity fridge freezer has been on the market since April 2013.


Freezer

Quite Small Freezer Net Capacity

The freezer net capacitioes of medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been on the market for more than two years range from 26L to 160L, and the average freezer net capacity is 81L. With a freezer net capacity of only 64 liters, the Smeg FAB30LP1 has a quite small freezer net capacity compared to most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Storage Time During Power Failure

Across all the fridges of a similar age and spec to this fridge the storage time during power failures range from 3.5h to 46h. At only 15 hours, the FAB30LP1 has a quite short storage time during power failure compared to most of the other comparable spec fridges that have been on the market for a similar time to this fridge.

If this fridge storage time during power failure is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Bosch KGN36VW31 (£364.99) (16h), or the LG GBF539NSQWB (£579.99) (16h).

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Has an Ice Cube Tray

The FAB30LP1 has an ice cube tray. Most of the other fridge freezers of a comparable age and spec to this fridge also have an ice cube tray.

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Very Small Freezing Capacity

The freezing capacities of fridges that were launched around the same time as this fridge range from 2kg/24h to 31kg/24h. With a freezing capacity of only 3 kilograms per 24 hours, the FAB30LP1 has one of the smaller freezing capacities amongst medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers of this age.

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Performance

Average Total Net Capacity

With a total net capacity of 293 liters, the FAB30LP1 has a pretty average total net capacity compared to most of the other fridges of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a fridge freezer with a larger total net capacity then you might want to consider the CUef 3311-20 (£650.77) (294L), or the CU 3311 (£419) (294L) both from Liebherr or the Siemens KI38VX22GB (£398) (294L).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 38 decibels, the FAB30LP1 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other similar spec fridges that have been available for more than two years. Medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago have noise levels of between 5dB and 50dB.

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Only T (Tropical) Climate Class

This fridge freezer has a SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical) climate class, which is the most frequently found climate class on fridges of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Small Total Gross Capacity

The total gross capacities of medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that are a comparable age to this fridge range from 210L to 390L. At only 295 liters, the Smeg FAB30LP1 has a quite small total gross capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec fridge freezers that were released around the same time as this fridge.

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Other Features

Has a Thermostat

The FAB30LP1 has a thermostat, as do most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been available for more than two years.

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Fresh Zone

Has a Fresh Zone Compartment

The FAB30LP1 has a fresh zone compartment. Most of the other fridge freezers of this type and age also have a fresh zone compartment.

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Fridge

Two Vegetable Drawers

The FAB30LP1 is a two vegetable drawer fridge freezer.

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Has a Multi-Airflow System (fridge)

The Smeg FAB30LP1 has a multi-Airflow system (fridge). Most of the other fridges that are a comparable age to this fridge freezer also have a multi-Airflow system (fridge).

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Has an Automatic Defrost (fridge)

The FAB30LP1 has an automatic defrost (fridge), as do most of the other fridge freezers of this age and spec.

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Only Three Shelves/baskets (fridge)

Most medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been available for more than two years have between 2 and 10 shelves/baskets (fridge), including the Smeg FAB30LP1 which has three shelves/baskets (fridge).

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231 Liters Fridge Net Capacity

This is a 231 liters net fridge capacity fridge freezer.

If this fridge fridge net capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Baumatic BRCIF5050 (£410) (232L).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers smeg fab30lp1
Barcodes 08017709172909, 08017709177546

Smeg FAB30LP1 Review Sources

To prepare this Smeg FAB30LP1 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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