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I bought a Smeg Fab 30 a few years ago as I loved its retro styling and ratio of freezer to fridge.
Unfortunately within 12 months we had to replace the glass shelving at £12 per shelf. Not ideal but we thought we were just unlucky. So imagine my delight when I needed to replace them again a year later. I contacted Smeg and the shelves now cost £48 per shelf. It is ludicrous to think that for the cost of the replacement shelves, I could buy a new fridge! I asked Smeg if there was any reason the shelves kept breaking and they asked me what I was putting on them!!! When I complained they did agree to send me out 2 shelves free of charge but actually only sent me one. I have since taped the shelves together using parcel tape as I refuse to continue purchasing new shelves.
Other problems are that the back of the fridge freezes, so items stick to it. Water also builds up on the bottom shelf and needs to be wiped down on a daily basis. Recently the door shelves have broken. I must stress that it has not been subjected to heavy use, we have no children and generally look after things and I of course expect normal wear and tear.
I would not recommend this product at all unless you are happy to keep replacing the shelving at £48 per shelf. It looks great but thats not enough to recommend it.
Please ensure you do plenty of research before you buy as I didnt. I depended on it being a luxury brand and presumed it would be of excellent quality. Read reviews from people who have owned the product for a year as if I had reviewed it straight after purchase I would have given it rave reviews.
Freezer Volume / Short name: Smeg FAB30