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Smeg FAB30RVE1 Fridge Freezer

229L 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, and based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 24 year running cost of the FAB30RVE1 is £499, which makes it one of the cheaper to run fridges of this type and age.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This fridge has been on the market since April 2013.


Freezer

Quite Small Freezer Net Capacity

The average freezer net capacity of fridge freezers that have been available for around the same time as this fridge freezer is 81L. With a freezer net capacity of only 64 liters, the FAB30RVE1 has a quite small freezer net capacity compared to most of the other similar spec fridges that are a comparable age to this fridge freezer.

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Quite Short Storage Time During Power Failure

Across all the medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been around for around the same time as this fridge freezer the storage time during power failures range from 3.5h to 46h, and the average storage time during power failure is 20h. The FAB30RVE1 has a quite short storage time during power failure (only 15 hours) compared to most of the other fridge freezers of a similar age and spec to this fridge freezer.

If you want a longer storage time during power failure then you might want to consider the Bosch KGN36VW31 (£364.99) (16h), or the LG GBF539NSQWB (£579.99) (16h).

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Has an Ice Cube Tray

The FAB30RVE1 has an ice cube tray, as do most of the other medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers that have been available for around the same time as this fridge.

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Very Small Freezing Capacity

Across all the fridges of a similar type and age to this fridge freezer the freezing capacities range from 2kg/24h to 31kg/24h. The Smeg FAB30RVE1 has one of the smaller freezing capacities (only 3 kilograms per 24 hours) amongst medium fridge net capacity fridge freezers of this age.

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Performance

Average Total Net Capacity

The Smeg FAB30RVE1 has a fairly standard total net capacity (293 liters) compared to most of the other fridge freezers of this age and spec.

If this fridge total net capacity is too small for you 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 fridges that came out around the same time as this fridge freezer is 40dB. With a noise level of only 38 decibels, the Smeg FAB30RVE1 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst similar spec fridges of this age.

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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 fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Total Gross Capacity

The average total gross capacity of fridges of this age and spec is 320L, and the total gross capacities range from 210L to 390L. At only 296 liters, the Smeg FAB30RVE1 has a quite small total gross capacity compared to most of the other fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago.

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Other Features

Has a Thermostat

The Smeg FAB30RVE1 has a thermostat, as do most of the other comparable spec fridge freezers that were launched around the same time as this fridge freezer.

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Fresh Zone

Has a Fresh Zone Compartment

The FAB30RVE1 has a fresh zone compartment, as do most of the other fridges that came out around the same time as this fridge.

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Fridge

Two Vegetable Drawers

The FAB30RVE1 is a two vegetable drawer fridge. Most of the other fridge freezers of a comparable age and type to this fridge freezer have between one and five vegetable drawers.

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Has a Multi-Airflow System (fridge)

The FAB30RVE1 has a multi-Airflow system (fridge), 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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Has an Automatic Defrost (fridge)

The Smeg FAB30RVE1 has an automatic defrost (fridge), as do most of the other fridges of this spec and age.

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Only Three Shelves/baskets (fridge)

The FAB30RVE1 is a three shelf/basket (fridge) fridge freezer.

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229 Liters Fridge Net Capacity

This is a 229 liters net fridge capacity fridge freezer.

Fridges with a larger fridge net capacity that might be worth considering include the iQ500 KG36NAI32 (£859) (230L), or the iQ700 KG36NSB40 (£1,269) (230L) both from Siemens or the Haier CFE633CWE (£180) (230L).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers smeg fab30rve1
Barcodes 08017709173906

Smeg FAB30RVE1 Review Sources

To prepare this Smeg FAB30RVE1 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.

Other Fridge Freezers to Consider

Bosch has good fridge reviews
Fairly long storage time during power failure
Quite quiet noise level
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