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Smeg FAB30LVE1 Fridge Freezer

229L 64L 600mm 1,688mm Apr 2013
A++
Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Release Date £498.20 Electricity cost over 10 years
Quite quiet noise level
Quite small freezer net capacity
Does not have a child lock

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Energy

OK Running Costs

This fridge is rated A++ for energy efficiency. The FAB30LVE1 has an average 24 year running cost of £499 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 622 fridges of a comparable age and spec.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2013 when this medium fridge net capacity fridge freezer was released.


Freezer

Quite Small Freezer Net Capacity

The smallest freezer net capacity of similar spec fridge freezers that were launched more than two years ago is 26L, the largest is 160L, and the average freezer net capacity is 81L. With a freezer net capacity of only 64 liters, the FAB30LVE1 has one of the smaller freezer net capacitioes amongst fridges of this age.

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Quite Short Storage Time During Power Failure

The shortest storage time during power failure of medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that are a similar age to this fridge freezer is 3.5h, the longest is 46h, and the average storage time during power failure is 20h. The Smeg FAB30LVE1 has a quite short storage time during power failure (only 15 hours) compared to most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a longer storage time during power failure then you might want to consider the Bosch KGN34XL32G (16h).

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Has a Fast Freeze Function

The FAB30LVE1 has a fast freeze function. Most of the other fridges of a similar type and age to this fridge freezer also have a fast freeze function.

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Has an Ice Cube Tray

The FAB30LVE1 has an ice cube tray, as do most of the other fridge freezers that have been around for around the same time as this fridge.

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Only One Shelf/basket

The Smeg FAB30LVE1 is a one shelf/basket fridge freezer. Most of the other fridge freezers of this age and spec have between 1 and 34 shelves/baskets (freezer).

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Very Small Freezing Capacity

The average freezing capacity of comparable spec fridge freezers that came out around the same time as this fridge is 7.9kg/24h, and the freezing capacities range from 2kg/24h to 31kg/24h. With a freezing capacity of only 3 kilograms per 24 hours, the FAB30LVE1 has a quite small freezing 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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Performance

Average Total Net Capacity

At 293 liters, the Smeg FAB30LVE1 has a pretty typical total net capacity compared to most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been around for a similar time to this fridge.

If you are looking for 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

The average noise level of comparable spec fridge freezers that are a similar age to this fridge is 40dB. The FAB30LVE1 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 38 decibels) amongst similar spec fridges of this age.

Fridges with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Liebherr CBPesf 4043 (£1,154.95) (38dB).

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Only T (Tropical) Climate Class

This fridge has a SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical) climate class, which is typical of many fridge freezers of this type and age.

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Quite Small Total Gross Capacity

Medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been around for around the same time as this fridge have total gross capacities of between 210L and 390L. At only 295 liters, the Smeg FAB30LVE1 has a quite small total gross capacity compared to most of the other fridges of this age and type.

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Design

Does Not Have a Child Lock

The Smeg FAB30LVE1 does not have a child lock, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other fridge freezers of a similar spec and age to this fridge freezer also do not have a child lock.

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Fresh Zone

Does Not Have a Fresh Zone Compartment

The FAB30LVE1 does not have a fresh zone compartment, unlike most of the other fridges of a comparable type and age to this fridge which have a fresh zone compartment.

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Other Features

Has a Defrost Function

The FAB30LVE1 has a defrost function, as do most of the other fridges of this type and age.

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Fridge

Has an Automatic Defrost (fridge)

The Smeg FAB30LVE1 has an automatic defrost (fridge), as do most of the other fridges of this type and age.

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Four Door Balconies

The FAB30LVE1 is a four door balconies fridge.

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Four Shelves/baskets (fridge)

The FAB30LVE1 is a four shelf/basket (fridge) fridge.

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229 Liters Fridge Net Capacity

This is a 229 liters net fridge capacity fridge.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 229L net fridge capacity fridge freezers currently available including the Gorenje RF60309 which has better reviews.

If this fridge freezer fridge net capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Samsung RB31HSR2DSA (230L).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers smeg fab30lve1
Barcodes 08017709173913

Smeg FAB30LVE1 Review Sources

To prepare this Smeg FAB30LVE1 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 369,628 product attributes, 1,715 fridge freezer reviews and 1,605,700 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.

Other Fridge Freezers to Consider

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