Product Type: Smeg freezer
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Member Name: carlz2001uk
Advantages: A+ energy consumption, chrome wine rack, 2 year guarantee, looks amazing!
Disadvantages: Small freezer, price
Aside from just looking pretty, the Smeg is a top notch electrical product and does its job exceptionally well. With an Energy efficiency rating of A+, in terms of electrical consumption you don't get any better (a mere 292 kw/h per year - around £42 at current energy prices).
The 330 litres capacity make a fairly average size, although it took some getting used to for us as our previous fridge freezer had a combined capacity of over 500 litres. For a family of four this isn't (if I'm honest) a big enough capacity, however we have a small storage freezer in the garage which allows me to put any food in it that cannot fit in the Smeg. With the split going in favour of the fridge, the freezer holds a pretty small 100 litres.
Apologies for making so many comparisons to the American style fridge freezers, but I always found storing bottles took up so much room in the fridge doors with various juices, waters and milks to suit all of our preferences, and the lack of a rack inside the main body of the fridge often saw bottles of wine laden over yoghurts etc! In my spangly new Smeg, my precious bottles of wine now have their very own home, in a chrome wine rack no less!
Holding three glass shelves inside which can be adjusted to your own needs, there is plenty of space for fresh food for us as a family of four. I shop weekly for fresh items anyway so I find it stops me buying stuff I don't need. Last Christmas we were on holiday so didn't need to worry about the extra storage for the Christmas period when we all inevitably go and fill our fridges with as much food as we possibly can. I am slightly concerned about where it will all go this Christmas, but I have 8 months to worry about that one!
The automatic defrost should allow that you don't have to switch it off and defrost the whole thing.
The freezer has two drawers, which adequately fit our peas, etc in and a shelf wide enough that will fit a pizza box in.
With its oversized polished handles and its retro look, this fridge freezer is so much more than that, and rather than try and blend into your kitchen as so many fridges do, this one screams look at me, look at me!
Priced at around £1,300 this beauty is most definitely worth it. Comes with a two year manufacturer guarantee.
Pastel Blue, Blue, Black, Orange, Cream, Red, Pink, Pastel Green, Lime Green, Silver. We opted for the Red as a lot of our kitchen accessories are red, however it really was a struggle to decide, they are all so nice (except the orange!!). I don't know any other manufacturer of fridge freezers that offer such a choice of colours.
Depth 660 mm
Width 600 mm
Height 1790 mm
Summary: 4 stars
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