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Smeg FAB30RB1 Fridge Freezer

£899.00
229L 64L 600mm 1,688mm May 2013
A++
Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Release Date £498.20 Electricity cost over 10 years
Has an automatic defrost (fridge)
Quite quiet noise level
Quite small freezer net capacity
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Energy

OK Running Costs

This fridge is rated A++ for energy efficiency. The FAB30RB1 is typical compared to the other 622 fridge freezers of this type and age that we have looked at for 24 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 24 year running cost of the FAB30RB1 is £499.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This fridge has been on the market since May 2013.


Freezer

Quite Small Freezer Net Capacity

With a freezer net capacity of only 64 liters, the Smeg FAB30RB1 has a quite small freezer net capacity compared to most of the other fridge freezers of a similar spec and age to this fridge freezer. The freezer net capacitioes of medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that are a comparable age to this fridge range from 26L to 160L.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 64L net freezer capacity fridges currently available including cheaper fridges such as the Smeg FAB30RR1 (£749).

If you want a larger freezer net capacity then you might want to look at the Neff KG711 (71L and cheaper).

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Quite Short Storage Time During Power Failure

The storage time during power failures of fridges of this type and age range from 3.5h to 46h. The FAB30RB1 has a quite short storage time during power failure (only 15 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 15h storage time during power failure fridges currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper fridge freezers such as the Smeg FAB30RR1 (£749), or the De Dietrich DRC1027J (£749).

If this fridge storage time during power failure is too short for you then you might want to look at the Bosch KGN34XL30G (£725) (16h and cheaper), or the Neff KG711 (16h and cheaper).

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Has a Fast Freeze Function

The FAB30RB1 has a fast freeze function. Most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that are a comparable age to this fridge also have a fast freeze function.

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Has an Ice Cube Tray

The FAB30RB1 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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Quite Small Freezer Gross Capacity

Medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that are a similar age to this fridge freezer have freezer gross capacities of between 26L and 160L, and the average freezer gross capacity is 92L. With a freezer gross capacity of only 64 liters, the FAB30RB1 has a quite small freezer gross capacity compared to most of the other fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Freezing Capacity

At only 3 kilograms per 24 hours, the Smeg FAB30RB1 has a quite small freezing capacity compared to most of the other similar spec fridges that came out more than two years ago. The smallest freezing capacity of fridges of this type and age is 2kg/24h and the biggest is 31kg/24h.

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Only Two Shelves/baskets (freezer)

Most medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been on the market for around the same time as this fridge freezer have between 1 and 34 shelves/baskets (freezer), including the FAB30RB1 which has two shelves/baskets (freezer).

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Performance

Average Total Net Capacity

At 293 liters, the Smeg FAB30RB1 has a fairly typical total net capacity compared to most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that are a comparable age to this fridge.

We compared all the other 293L total net capacity fridge freezers to this fridge and we think the Smeg FAB30RR1 (£749) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this Smeg fridge total net capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Siemens KG36EAW43 (£759.67) (302L and cheaper), or the Bosch KGE36DI40 (£866.55) (302L and cheaper).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 38 decibels, the FAB30RB1 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been on the market for around the same time as this fridge. Across all the fridge freezers that have been on the market for a similar time to this fridge freezer the noise levels range from 5dB to 50dB, and the average noise level is 40dB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 38dB noise level fridge freezers currently available including cheaper fridge freezers such as the CR325APNF (£693), or the CR325PNFZ (£799.99) both from Smeg.

If you are not concerned about having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Liebherr CBP 4013 (38dB).

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Only T (Tropical) Climate Class

This fridge freezer has a SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical) climate class, which is typical of many medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Total Gross Capacity

Across all the comparable spec fridges that have been available for more than two years the total gross capacities range from 210L to 390L, and the average total gross capacity is 320L. With a total gross capacity of only 295 liters, the FAB30RB1 has one of the smaller total gross capacities amongst medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers of this age.

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Fresh Zone

Has a Fresh Zone Compartment

The Smeg FAB30RB1 has a fresh zone compartment. Most of the other fridges of this age and spec also have a fresh zone compartment.

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Fridge

Has an Automatic Defrost (fridge)

The Smeg FAB30RB1 has an automatic defrost (fridge). Most of the other fridges that have been on the market for more than two years also have an automatic defrost (fridge).

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Four Door Balconies

The FAB30RB1 is a four door balconies fridge freezer.

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Four Shelves/baskets (fridge)

The FAB30RB1 is a four shelf/basket (fridge) fridge freezer. Most of the other fridge freezers that have been on the market for around the same time as this fridge have between 2 and 10 shelves/baskets (fridge).

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Only One Vegetable Drawer

The FAB30RB1 is a one vegetable drawer fridge. Most of the other fridge freezers of a comparable type and age to this fridge have between one and five vegetable drawers.

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229 Liters Fridge Net Capacity

This is a 229 liters net fridge capacity fridge freezer.

We compared all the other 229L net fridge capacity fridge freezers to this fridge and we think the Smeg FAB30RR1 (£749) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Fridge freezers with a larger fridge net capacity that might be worth considering include the Siemens iQ500 KG36NAI32 (£499) (230L and cheaper), or the Liebherr CNPesf 3513 (£782) (231L and cheaper).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers smeg fab30rb1
Barcodes 08017709173920

Smeg FAB30RB1 Review Sources

To prepare this Smeg FAB30RB1 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 372,302 product attributes, 1,730 fridge freezer reviews and 1,721,200 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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