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Smeg FC381MNE

74

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Smeg FC381MNE

£746.99
Smeg FC381MNE
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A good spec but 3 year old 357L total capacity fridge freezer, with OK running costs but representing only moderate value for money
Beige 285L 72L 595mm Jun 2015 A+
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Smeg fc381mne Freestanding Beige 285L 72L Fridge and Freezer – Freestanding, Last Fridge Freezer, A + +, Beige, LED, 4 *)
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Smeg FC381MNE Review

Released 3 years ago and with very good features, we have ranked the Smeg FC381MNE number 677 in medium fridge freezers.
68
Value for Money
Good
75
Features
Good Features
79
Age
2 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£760 Over 10 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

Hisense 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 fridge freezers 2018.
Whilst this fridge freezer has an energy efficiency classification of A+++, its running costs of £760 over 10 years are in the most expensive 19% of all 2,540 fridge freezers that we have compared it to. View all energy saving fridge freezers.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Larger than average fridge net capacity
Bigger than average freezing capacity
Smaller than average freezer net capacity
Louder than average noise level

Smeg FC381MNE In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Smeg Fridge Freezers Have Very Good Reviews

On average Smeg fridge freezers have very good ratings.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

Whilst this Smeg fridge freezer has an energy efficiency classification of A+++, the FC381MNE has an average 10 year running cost of £760 based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 19% of all 2,540 fridge freezers.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This fridge freezer has been on the market since June 2015.

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Features

Larger Than Average 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 FC381MNE's fridge net capacity of 285L is larger than average when compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the largest 18% of all fridge freezers when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Freezer Net Capacity

The Smeg FC381MNE's freezer net capacity of only 72L is in the smallest 34% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature. The smallest freezer net capacity of fridge freezers is 4L, the largest is 520L, and the average freezer net capacity is 88L.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

Across all the fridge freezers the noise levels range from 32dB to 48dB, and the average noise level is 40dB. The FC381MNE's noise level of 44dB is in the loudest 6% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Storage Time During Power Failure

The storage time during power failures of fridge freezers range from 4h to 51h, and the average storage time during power failure is 18h. The Smeg FC381MNE's storage time during power failure of only 13h is shorter than average when compared to most other fridge freezers. It is shorter than 79% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Freezing Capacity

Across all the fridge freezers the freezing capacities range from 1kg/24h to 72kg/24h, and the average freezing capacity is 7.5kg/24h. The freezing capacity of the FC381MNE of 10kg/24h is bigger than average when compared to most other fridge freezers. It is bigger than 67% of all fridge freezers when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Fresh Zone Compartment

The FC381MNE has a fresh zone compartment, which is unusual. 70% of fridge freezers do not have a fresh zone compartment.

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Two Fruit/vegetable Drawers

Most fridge freezers have between one and five fruit/vegetable drawers, including the FC381MNE which has two fruit/vegetable drawers.

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Larger Than Average Total Gross Capacity

The FC381MNE's total gross capacity of 368L is larger than average when compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the largest 28% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature. Across all the fridge freezers the total gross capacities range from 43L to 2,600L, and the average total gross capacity is 340L.

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Not Energy Star Certified

The FC381MNE is not Energy Star certified, although it is worth noting that 73% of fridge freezers are also not Energy Star certified.

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Features No Frost (fridge)

The FC381MNE features No Frost (fridge), which is unusual. 71% of fridge freezers do not feature No Frost (fridge).

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Has a Multi-Airflow System (fridge)

The Smeg FC381MNE has a multi-Airflow system (fridge). 76% of fridge freezers do not have a multi-Airflow system (fridge).

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Larger Than Average Total Net Capacity

The Smeg FC381MNE's total net capacity of 357L is larger than 79% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature. The smallest total net capacity of fridge freezers is 15L, the largest is 790L, and the average total net capacity is 310L.

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Does Not Have a Child Lock

The FC381MNE does not have a child lock. 88% of fridge freezers also do not have a child lock.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

smeg fc381mne

Barcodes:

08017709198640

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