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Smeg FAB30RB1

A cheap to run White 229L fridge with fine features
White 229L 64L 600mm May 2013
Colour Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Release Date

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Smeg FAB30RB1 Review

With low running costs but mediocre features,
44
Average Features
34
4 Years Old
79
£499 Over 24 Years
Overall Score
37
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 37?

LG fridge freezers have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better fridges are available. View the latest fridges 2017.
This fridge freezer has an energy efficiency rating of A++||A++|A+++|A++, and its running costs of £499 over 24 years are typical compared to the other 2,219 fridge freezers that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
T climate class
Quite small freezer gross capacity
Quite small freezer net capacity

Smeg FAB30RB1 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Average Fridge Net Capacity

The fridge net capacity of the FAB30RB1 of 229L is pretty average compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the largest 64% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Small Freezer Gross Capacity

The freezer gross capacity of the FAB30RB1 of only 64L is quite small compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the smallest 14% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature. The freezer gross capacities of fridge freezers range from 11L to 520L, and the average freezer gross capacity is 100L.

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Quite Small Freezer Net Capacity

The Smeg FAB30RB1's freezer net capacity of only 64L is fairly small compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the smallest 21% of all fridges when sorted by this feature. The average freezer net capacity of all fridge freezers is 89L, with the smallest being 11L and the largest being 520L.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of fridge freezers range from 5dB to 47dB, and the average noise level is 40dB. The noise level of the Smeg FAB30RB1 of only 38dB is quite quiet compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the quietest 15% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature.

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T Climate Class

This fridge has T|SN|SN (Subnormal)|T (Tropical)|SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical)|SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical) and SN - T climate classes, which is typical of many fridge freezers.

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Average Total Net Capacity

The total net capacity of the Smeg FAB30RB1 of 293L is relatively standard compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the largest 45% of all fridge freezers when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Fresh Zone Compartment

The FAB30RB1 has a fresh zone compartment. 71% of fridge freezers do not have a fresh zone compartment.

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Average Storage Time During Power Failure

The storage time during power failure of the FAB30RB1 of 15h is pretty standard compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the longest 27% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Freezing Capacity

The freezing capacity of the FAB30RB1 of only 3kg/24h is in the smallest 14% of all fridge freezers when ordered by this feature. Across all the fridge freezers the freezing capacities range from 0.7kg/24h to 130kg/24h, and the average freezing capacity is 8kg/24h.

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Only Two Shelves/baskets (freezer)

The FAB30RB1 is a two shelf/basket fridge freezer. Most of the other fridges have between 1 and 34 shelves/baskets (freezer).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Smeg fridge freezer was released in May 2013.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

This fridge has an energy efficiency rating of A++||A++|A+++|A++, and the FAB30RB1 is typical compared to the other 2,219 fridge freezers that we have looked at for running costs. Based on passable energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the FAB30RB1 will cost £499 over 24 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers retro50sfab30rb1drzwiprawostronne, smeg fab30rb1
Barcodes 08017709173920
50% bigger freezing capacity
Three shelves/baskets (freezer)
22L larger freezer net capacity
44% higher running costs over five years
Bigger freezing capacity
Three shelves/baskets (freezer)
Moderately larger freezer net capacity
Only three shelves/baskets (fridge)

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