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Smeg FAB50B

A 5 year old White 362L fridge with passable features and one of the biggest fridge net capacities around
White 362L 107L 796mm Apr 2012
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Smeg FAB50B Review

With average features,
55
Average Features
25
5 Years Old
19
£985 Over 24 Years
Overall Score
35
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 36?

LG fridge freezers have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better fridge freezers are available. View the latest fridges 2017.
Whilst this fridge freezer has an energy efficiency classification of A+||A++|A+++, its running costs of £985 over 24 years are in the most expensive 5% of all 2,219 fridge freezers that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large fridge net capacity
T climate class
Quite short storage time during power failure
Quite loud noise level

Smeg FAB50B In-Depth Analysis

Features

Fairly Large Fridge Net Capacity

The smallest fridge net capacity of fridge freezers is 16L, the largest is 1,200L, and the average fridge net capacity is 230L. The Smeg FAB50B's fridge net capacity of 362L is in the largest 6% of all fridge freezers when sorted 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 the most frequently found climate class on fridge freezers.

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Has a Fresh Zone Compartment

The Smeg FAB50B has a fresh zone compartment, unlike 71% of fridge freezers which do not have a fresh zone compartment.

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Has a Multi-Airflow System (fridge)

The Smeg FAB50B has a multi-Airflow system (fridge), unlike 81% of fridges which do not have a multi-Airflow system (fridge).

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Features No Frost (freezer)

The Smeg FAB50B features No Frost (freezer). 74% of fridges do not feature No Frost (freezer).

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Has a Thermostat

The Smeg FAB50B has a thermostat. 75% of fridges do not have a thermostat.

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Features No Frost (fridge)

The Smeg FAB50B features No Frost (fridge), unlike 76% of fridge freezers which do not feature No Frost (fridge).

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Quite Short Storage Time During Power Failure

Across all the fridge freezers the storage time during power failures range from 3.5h to 46h, and the average storage time during power failure is 19h. The Smeg FAB50B's storage time during power failure of only 8h is in the shortest 2% of all fridges when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Large Total Gross Capacity

Across all the fridge freezers the total gross capacities range from 6.1L to 840L, and the average total gross capacity is 340L. The total gross capacity of the Smeg FAB50B of 484L is in the largest 10% of all fridge freezers when sorted by this feature.

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Very Large Total Net Capacity

The total net capacity of the Smeg FAB50B of 469L is fairly large compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the largest 5% of all fridges when ordered by this feature. Across all the fridge freezers the total net capacities range from 42L to 620L, and the average total net capacity is 300L.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise level of the Smeg FAB50B of 43dB is fairly loud compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the loudest 11% of all fridge freezers when ordered by this feature. The quietest noise level of fridge freezers is 5dB, the loudest is 47dB, and the average noise level is 40dB.

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Has a Multi-Airflow System

The Smeg FAB50B has a multi-airflow system, unlike 91% of fridge freezers which do not have a multi-airflow system.

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Quite Large Freezer Net Capacity

The Smeg FAB50B's freezer net capacity of 107L is in the largest 18% of all fridge freezers when sorted by this feature. Across all the fridge freezers the freezer net capacitioes range from 11L to 520L, and the average freezer net capacity is 89L.

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Has a No Frost System

The Smeg FAB50B has a No Frost system. 86% of fridges do not have a No Frost system.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This fridge freezer has been on the market since April 2012.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

Whilst the energy efficiency classification of this fridge is A+||A++|A+++, based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 24 year running cost of the FAB50B is £985, which makes it one of the more expensive to run fridge freezers.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers smeg fab50bscolour, smeg fab50bcolour
Barcodes 08017709160425

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