16Smeg Retro 50's Style FAB32 Series

Smeg Retro 50's Style FAB32 Series

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16Smeg Retro 50's Style FAB32 Series
2.9

23 reviews

PositivevsNegative
43% · 1013 · 57%

Build Quality
3.2
Value for Money
2.9
Ease of Use
3.2
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.4
Noise Level
3.2
Internal Layout
3.4

Reviews

23 reviews
Fergus
Fergus4 posts
  FAB32RRDNA1

5 year warranty

3.5yrs old Refrigerant gas leak.
The Warranty should cover and SMEG have been real professional so far.
Will update as this progresses.

Update- we received a brand new fridge from SMEG.
I can’t fault their warranty, and they were easy to deal with. Show details

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spider
spiderSydney Surrounds, NSW12 posts
  FAB32LPB3AU

Smeg customer service is the BEST!

Yes, things do go wrong with Smeg's beautiful retro fridges, but when that happens, Smeg's customer service kicks in. I just received my replacement fridge today and couldn't be happier. The new styling is just gorgeous and there was absolutely no fuss about replacing the old fridge when it developed a gas leak. Thank you so much Smeg. This is why I keep buying your products. Show details ·  1
peter s.
peter s.Perth, WA
  FAB32RRDNA1

Great product

My Smeg fridge become faulty just out of warranty can not be repaired. Contacting Smeg and they replaced to new, great after service, happy customer Show details
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daniel w.
daniel w.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC4 posts
  FAB32RBLNA1

Great fridge no complaints

Had a couple of issues with water build up in the bottom of fridge but found out it was due to my laziness and not cleaning out the drain hole so no issues since doing this,love this fridge Show details
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hjj
hjjGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC6 posts
  FAB32LPB3AU

worst piece of crap anyone could buy

plastics do not last
vegies last about two days
overpriced and very basic for your money
rubber seal fails
water buildup inside/bottom
never again would i purchase a smeg product. tried to contact them after 8 months and no reply, someone will call you back, nothing. it is now just a beer fridge. Show details
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Smeg
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Dear hjj, Could you please email service@smeg.com.au with your name, address and contact number and mark it to the attention of Lesley. Once she has this information, she will be in direct contact with you.
Regards
Smeg

Rose
Rose
  Retro 50's Style FAB32 Series
Bex
Bex8 posts
  FAB32RCRNA1
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Hannah
HannahSouth East Queensland, QLD
  FAB32RSVNA1

Can recommend Majestic Fridge instead

Cute fridge, but it misbehaves.

Our Smeg has a major condensation problem, it freezes food in the fridge compartment and grows colonies of mould in the door seals (which we have had to replace at considerable cost and effort). The temperature does not regulate properly and the freezer constantly needs defrosting. Inside the door the plastic compartments crack and outside the surface is beginning to rust and warp.

If you're looking for a better option, my mum bought a spacious, well-designed retro-look fridge called the Majestic Fridge for a much more reasonable price and it works perfectly. Plus, it's an Aussie-owned company!

Far better than the Smeg, which weeps internally and piddles on the floor at night.

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bellysmelly
bellysmellyAU79 posts
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spider
spiderSydney Surrounds, NSW12 posts
  FAB32RPGNA1

Great service by Smeg

I had many ongoing problems with my Smeg retro fridge. I loved it but couldn't live with the constant flooding, defrosting, food spoilage, broken plastic pieces and seal. Smeg completely fixed this with absolutely excellent customer service. I couldn't be happier and really thank them for this. Show details
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Sharin I.
Sharin I.Launceston, TAS2 posts
  FAB32RBLNA1

Looks fab

This fridge looks fantastic but is on the small side and has no features for the price point, in saying that we do love the look and it matches our other smeg appliances so we were willing to sacrifice space and features. Show details
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Chris
ChrisGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  FAB32RWHNA1
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Sharon
Sharon
  Retro 50's Style FAB32 Series

Don't waste your money

Stunning fridge freezer but very disappointed in quality and function. The internal doors in the freezer broke within the first year. I have had constant issues with temperature control despite following all recommendations. Both fridge and freezer seals split within the first two years. The internal light failed in year one and I have never been able to get the compartment opened to replace it. Very frustrated. Now have been told that to replace door seals, new doors are needed at $1700 and $800 AUD each. Would rather buy a new fridge freezer and turn this lovely looking SMEG into a cupboard. Good on the eyes but nothing else. I really stretched myself to buy this and have had buyers remorse ever since. Show details
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Kara
KaraSydney5 posts
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Susan
SusanSydney Surrounds, NSW8 posts
  FAB32RSVNA1

What a stylish product

The best of the best. Stylish, easy and a focal point. Has lost of storage for food and wine of cause. The cool room storage departments are spacious and the crispers both drawer are spacious as well. Love the colour selections and it also reminds me of the older times, . Whitch

gives a nice feel.

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Questions & Answers

bellysmelly
bellysmelly · Retro 50's Style FAB32 Series

Hello, I see from one of your responses that you have recently launched an updated FAB32. If I place an order for a fridge now, will I get one from old stock still on hand or a new one? How will I be able to tell?

Smeg
Smeg   DM   

Hi bellysmelly, The new models are a series 3. This is referenced in the model number.
Hope this helps
Regards
Smeg

bellysmelly
bellysmelly  

Hi, thanks for replying but no, it doesn’t really help. Your website model numbers all start with FAB32 and end with NA1, with the central letters denoting the colour and the hinge location. Where exactly is the series 3 (or 2) indicated?
Cheers,
Bel

bellysmelly
bellysmelly  

Hi, thanks for replying but no, it doesn’t really help. Your website model numbers all start with FAB32 and end with NA1, with the central letters denoting the colour and the hinge location. Where exactly is the series 3 (or 2) indicated?
Cheers,
Bel

Pixie P.
Pixie P. · Retro 50's Style FAB32 Series

Does anyone know where I can buy new door inserts? Mine have all broken or cracked, (2 were broken on delivery!) And I keep getting the run around from the local stockists. Thanks

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Marco B.
Marco B. · Retro 50's Style FAB32 Series

I am considering purchasing this fridge on the basis of its dimensions and appearance but am concerned about reviews slamming its build quality and life expectancy, do the shelves and seals break as stated, will I have to replace parts at great expense during the first ten years of its working life?

Smeg
Smeg   DM   

Dear Marco B., Thanks for your enquiry. We have just launched a new FAB32 with greatly improved features. If you would like to know more, please email info@smeg.com.au and we will send you a product spec sheet.
Regards
Smeg

Marco B.
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Details

Compare all Smeg Retro 50's Style FAB32 Series listings
CategoryBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators
Price (RRP) $3,650$3,650$3,650$3,650
Dimensions 1926 x 600 x 720 mm1926 x 600 x 720 mm1926 x 600 x 720 mm1926 x 600 x 720 mm
Energy Rating3.5 star(s)3.5 star(s)3.5 star(s)3.5 star(s)
Household Size 1-2 people1-2 people1-2 people1-2 people
FeaturesFrost Free and Wine RackFrost Free and Wine RackFrost Free and Wine RackFrost Free and Wine Rack
Handle Type ExternalExternalExternalExternal
Smart Fridge NoNoNoNo
Shelf MaterialGlassGlassGlassGlass
Number of Shelves3333
Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1111
Door Hinge RightRightRightRight
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishCreamSilverDark BluePink
Capacity
Total Capacity 304 L304 L304 L304 L
Fridge Capacity 229 L229 L229 L229 L
Freezer Capacity 75 L75 L75 L75 L
Release date
  • MPN: 19233, 19242, 19243, 19244, 19245, 19246, FAB32LBENA1, FAB32LBLNA1, FAB32LLINA1, FAB32LORNA1, FAB32LPBNA1, FAB32LPGNA1, FAB32LPKNA1, FAB32LRDNA1 and FAB32LWHNA1
  • GTIN13: 8017709116002, 8017709116026, 8017709116057, 8017709116064, 8017709116071, 8017709116088, 8017709116095, 8017709116101, 8017709116118, 8017709116132, 8017709116149, 8017709116156, 8017709116163, 8017709116170, 8017709116194 and 8017709116200

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