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Should You Buy a Smeg Fridge Freezer?

Updated 19 September 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Smeg Fridge Freezer?

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

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 34,000 user and expert reviews and 30+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

The average price of a new Smeg fridge freezer is $1,941.

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. 21 best fridge freezer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Smeg is the 21st best fridge freezer brand out there.

#1
Magic Chef
95%
95%
57 reviews
#2
Germany
93%
93%
293 reviews
#3
Germany
89%
89%
1,283 reviews
#4
Germany
86%
86%
169 reviews
#5
AEG
Germany
86%
86%
123 reviews
#6
South Korea
84%
84%
2,040 reviews
#7
Italy
82%
82%
297 reviews
#8
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
81%
81%
207 reviews
#9
United States
78%
78%
485 reviews
#10
Slovenia
76%
76%
67 reviews
#11
Grundig
Germany
75%
75%
507 reviews
#12
75%
75%
93 reviews
#13
Igenix
74%
74%
12 reviews
#14
Switzerland
72%
72%
201 reviews
#15
Poland
72%
72%
6 reviews
#16
China
70%
70%
169 reviews
#17
United States
70%
70%
57 reviews
#18
New Zealand
69%
69%
88 reviews
#19
White Knight
68%
68%
40 reviews
#20
Turkey
65%
65%
7,126 reviews
#21
Italy
64%
64%
163 reviews
#22
United States
63%
63%
1,343 reviews
#23
CDA
United Kingdom
63%
63%
3 reviews
#24
GE
United States
59%
59%
0 reviews
#25
Statesman
55%
55%
0 reviews
#26
Gaggenau
55%
55%
0 reviews
#27
KitchenAid
54%
54%
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 $1,941, Smeg fridge freezers tend to be more expensive than most other fridge freezer brands.

The average review score for a Smeg fridge freezer is 77%.

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 77%.

Whilst Smeg have a number of interesting features including Flexible Storage, 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 $68 (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
$716
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,499
Price Distribution of All Fridge Freezers
No. Of Fridge Freezers
Average Price
$1,941
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $9,499
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
96
4 stars
36
3 stars
9
2 stars
7
1 star
12
Smeg has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its fridge freezers than most other fridge freezer brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 83% of user reviews for Smeg fridge freezers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 91% respectively across all Fridge Freezer brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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 Beko Smeg
Trusted Reviews logo
93%
4 reviews
87%
6 reviews
93%
3 reviews
90%
2 reviews
Which? logo
100%
9 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
4 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
84%
1 review
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
78%
1 review
74%
1 review
agdmaniak.pl logo
90%
1 review
gadgetshow.channel5.com logo
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
72%
1 review
smarthomemagazine.nl logo
80%
1 review
Average
88%
15 reviews
85%
7 reviews
89%
6 reviews
90%
5 reviews
80%
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 given to 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 Beko Smeg
Which? logo
9
1
4
Trusted Reviews logo
2
2
2
2
reviewed.com logo
1
Total
12
2
3
4
2

How Reliable Are Smeg Fridge Freezers?

We checked over 34,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Smeg fridge freezers. 10 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 76% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Smeg fridge freezer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

76% 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

The build quality is superb
ao.com
Excellent Build Quality
currys.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

3rd party delivery which is not up to scratch
johnlewis.com
Very poor build quality
Amazon
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 Flexible Storage.

Smeg Flexible Storage

Flexible storage means the fridge-freezer has a section that can function either as a fridge or a freezer, dependant on your needs.

Smeg fridge freezers that feature Flexible Storage include the Smeg FQ60XPE ($2,004).

What is the Best Mid-Range Smeg Fridge Freezer?

Smeg FQ60XPE

$2,004.23
Ideal Kit
Smeg FQ60XPE
Buy Now
Smeg FQ60XPE
385L
FRIDGE
157L
FREEZER
40dB
NOISE LEVEL
13kg/24h
FREEZER
CAPACITY
15h
STORAGE TIME
610L
TOTAL
$951
OVER 10 YEARS
A+

A great mid range choice, priced at $2,004.23 is the Smeg FQ60XPE, which has a Kagoo Score of 73.

Features We Love:
Large freezer capacity (157L - 8.5 bags of shopping)
Large fridge capacity (385L - 21 bags of shopping)
Icemaker
Multi-Airflow system (fridge)
Door open alarm

A fridge net capacity and classic 610L total capacity fridge freezer, with moderate running costs and freezer net capacity. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has brilliant features but has bad technical guidance and it's noisy.

94
Reviews
16 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
65
Running Costs
$950 Over 10 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Smeg FQ60XPE has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 90%, based on 16 reviews.

PRODUCT REVIEW:  SMEG FQ60XP STAINLESS STEEL FRIDGE FREEZER
PRODUCT REVIEW: SMEG FQ60XP STAINLESS STEEL FRIDGE FREEZER

The Smeg FQ60XPE is 920mm wide, 1,820mm tall, 720mm deep and weighs 119kg.

Smeg FQ60XPE front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the FQ60XPE in the US is $2,004.23 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Smeg Fridge Freezer?
Is Smeg the Best Fridge Freezer Brand?
What Do the Smeg Fridge Freezer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Smeg Fridge Freezers Received?
How Reliable Are Smeg Fridge Freezers?
Features to Look Out For On Smeg Fridge Freezers
Smeg Flexible Storage
What is the Best Mid-Range Smeg Fridge Freezer?

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