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Smeg FAB30RP1
Smeg FAB30RP1

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Smeg FAB30RP1 Fridge Freezer

229L 64L 600mm 1,688mm Mar 2013
A++
Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Release Date £498.20 Electricity cost over 10 years
Has a multi-airflow system
Quite small freezer net capacity
Does not have a child lock

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Has a Multi-Airflow System

The FAB30RP1 has a multi-airflow system. Most of the other fridges of a comparable age and spec to this fridge also have a multi-airflow system.

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Has a Defrost Function

The FAB30RP1 has a defrost function. Most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been around for more than two years also have a defrost function.

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Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of fridges of this spec and age is 5dB and the loudest is 50dB. The FAB30RP1 has a quite quiet noise level (only 38 decibels) compared to most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that are a comparable age to this fridge.

There are a number of other 38dB noise level fridge freezers currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Gorenje RF60309 (£499.99).

Fridge freezers with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Liebherr CBP 4013 (£1,029.00) (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 fridges of this age and type.

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Quite Small Total Gross Capacity

At only 295 liters, the FAB30RP1 has a quite small total gross capacity compared to most of the other fridges that are a similar age to this fridge freezer. Similar spec fridges that were released more than two years ago have total gross capacities of between 210L and 390L.

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Average Total Net Capacity

The Smeg FAB30RP1 has a fairly average total net capacity (293 liters) compared to most of the other fridge freezers that have been on the market for around the same time as this fridge freezer.

If you would prefer a fridge freezer with a larger total net capacity then you might want to look at the CU 3311 (£419.00) (294L), or the CUef 3311-20 (294L) both from Liebherr or the Siemens KI38VX22GB (£398.00) (294L).

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Fridge

Has an Automatic Defrost (fridge)

The FAB30RP1 has an automatic defrost (fridge). Most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that are a similar age to this fridge also have an automatic defrost (fridge).

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Four Door Balconies

Most medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that came out more than two years ago have between one and four door balconies, including the FAB30RP1 which has four door balconies.

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Four Shelves/baskets (fridge)

Most fridge freezers of a comparable spec and age to this fridge have between 2 and 10 shelves/baskets (fridge), including the FAB30RP1 which has four shelves/baskets (fridge).

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Freezer

Has a Fast Freeze Function

The FAB30RP1 has a fast freeze function, as do most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has an Ice Cube Tray

The Smeg FAB30RP1 has an ice cube tray, as do most of the other similar spec fridges that have been on the market for a comparable time to this fridge.

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Quite Small Freezer Net Capacity

Across all the fridges that have been on the market for more than two years the freezer net capacitioes range from 26L to 160L, and the average freezer net capacity is 81L. At only 64 liters, the FAB30RP1 has a quite small freezer net capacity compared to most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been available for a comparable time to this fridge.

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Quite Short Storage Time During Power Failure

The FAB30RP1 has a fairly short storage time during power failure (only 15 hours) compared to most of the other fridges of this age and type. The shortest storage time during power failure of fridge freezers that were launched around the same time as this fridge freezer is 3.5h, the longest is 46h, and the average storage time during power failure is 20h.

If you would prefer a fridge with a longer storage time during power failure then you might want to look at the Bosch KGN36VW31 (16h).

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Only One Shelf/basket

The Smeg FAB30RP1 is a one shelf/basket fridge freezer.

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Very Small Freezing Capacity

With a freezing capacity of only 3 kilograms per 24 hours, the Smeg FAB30RP1 has a quite small freezing capacity compared to most of the other similar spec fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago. The average freezing capacity of medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that were released around the same time as this fridge is 7.9kg/24h, and the freezing capacities range from 2kg/24h to 31kg/24h.

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Design

Has a Reversible Doors

The FAB30RP1 has a reversible doors, as do most of the other fridges of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Child Lock

The FAB30RP1 does not have a child lock, although keep in mind that most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that were launched around the same time as this fridge freezer also do not have a child lock.

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Fresh Zone

Does Not Have a Fresh Zone Compartment

The FAB30RP1 does not have a fresh zone compartment, unlike most of the other fridges of this type and age.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this fridge is A++, and the FAB30RP1 has an average running cost of £499 over 24 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 618 fridges of a comparable age and type.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This fridge freezer was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fab30rp1
Barcodes 08017709171759, 08017709177447

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