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Should You Buy a Smeg Fridge Freezer?

Matthew
Updated 27 October 2020
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should you buy a Smeg Fridge Freezer?

Smeg is well known for its cookers, toasters, dishwashers and electric kettles.

If you are wondering how Smeg fridge freezers compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 13,000 fridge freezers by objectively and impartially analysing over 37,000 user and expert reviews and 30+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

The average price of a new Smeg fridge freezer is $2,999.

Is Smeg the Best Fridge Freezer Brand?

So are Smeg fridge freezers any good? We give every fridge freezer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all fridge freezers we are able to impartially rank all the fridge freezer brands.

Smeg is ranked the No. 10 best fridge freezer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Smeg is the 10th best fridge freezer brand out there.

#1
Magic Chef
95%
95%
18 reviews
#2
AEG
Germany
89%
89%
40 reviews
#3
South Korea
87%
87%
840 reviews
#4
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
80%
80%
242 reviews
#5
Switzerland
71%
71%
126 reviews
#6
China
70%
70%
141 reviews
#7
United States
70%
70%
43 reviews
#8
Germany
63%
63%
187 reviews
#9
Poland
62%
62%
6 reviews
#10
Italy
61%
61%
101 reviews
#11
Grundig
Germany
60%
60%
126 reviews
#12
New Zealand
59%
59%
62 reviews
#13
Igenix
57%
57%
12 reviews
#14
Westinghouse
55%
55%
0 reviews
#15
Zanker
51%
51%
0 reviews
#16
Gaggenau
51%
51%
0 reviews
#17
KitchenAid
50%
50%
0 reviews
#18
GE
United States
49%
49%
0 reviews
#19
Viking
49%
49%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Smeg fridge freezers compare to the other fridge freezer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All fridge freezer Brands
Smeg Fridge Freezers

At an average purchase price of $2,999, Smeg fridge freezers tend to be more expensive than most other fridge freezer brands.

The average review score for a Smeg fridge freezer is 78%.

There's a smaller selection of Smeg fridge freezers available compared to other fridge freezer brands, with only 1 Smeg fridge freezer currently on the market in the US. Smeg also have worse reviews than the typical fridge freezer brand, with the average rating of a Smeg fridge freezer being 78%.

Whilst Smeg have a number of interesting features including Life Plus Drawer, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Smeg fridge freezer is $71 (based on a person typically using a fridge freezer for 24 hours per day), which makes them less efficient than most other fridge freezer brands.

No. Of Fridge Freezers
Average Price
$925
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $2,999
Price Distribution of All Fridge Freezers
No. Of Fridge Freezers
Average Price
$2,999
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $5,599
Price Distribution of Smeg Fridge Freezers

What Do the Smeg Fridge Freezer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Smeg fridge freezer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Smeg and then compared this to the other fridge freezer brands.

Smeg logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Smeg logo

User Reviews

5 stars
118
4 stars
36
3 stars
8
2 stars
5
1 star
13
Smeg has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its fridge freezers than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 86% of user reviews for Smeg fridge freezers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 90% respectively across all Fridge Freezer brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Smeg fridge freezers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other fridge freezer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung Hisense LG Bosch Grundig Smeg
Which? logo
100%
10 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
93%
4 reviews
87%
6 reviews
93%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
80%
1 review
72%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
84%
1 review
63%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
78%
1 review
74%
1 review
agdmaniak.pl logo
90%
1 review
gadgetshow.channel5.com logo
80%
1 review
smarthomemagazine.nl logo
80%
1 review
Average
88%
16 reviews
85%
7 reviews
89%
6 reviews
90%
5 reviews
78%
3 reviews
72%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have Smeg Fridge Freezers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Smeg fridge freezers. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular fridge freezer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning fridge freezers

Number of Awards Samsung Hisense LG Bosch Grundig Smeg
Which? logo
10
1
4
Trusted Reviews logo
2
2
2
1
reviewed.com logo
1
Total
13
2
3
4
1

How Reliable Are Smeg Fridge Freezers?

We checked over 37,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Smeg fridge freezers. over 80 of these reviews mention reliability of which 83% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Smeg fridge freezer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

83% of reviewers think Smeg fridge freezers are reliable.

So, most people think that Smeg fridge freezers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Smeg fridge freezers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

Very poor build quality
amazon.co.uk
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com
catch doesn't feel as strong build quality as you might expect with a fridge of this price
ao.com

Features to Look Out For On Smeg Fridge Freezers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Smeg fridge freezers that set them apart from the competition. These include Life Plus Drawer.

Smeg Life Plus Drawer

Smeg fridge freezers that feature Life Plus Drawer include the Smeg FAB32 ($0).

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