Smeg are expanding their retro range due to the extremely popular retro fridge and fridge freezer range, primarily the FAB28 fridge. New products include a 70cm wide fridge freezer, a new washing machine and dishwashers.
As usual with the FAB retro range there are a variety of colour options available and we managed to get some photos of the new machines as follows.
shown above is the new 70cm wide fridge freezer, the FA40 which is available in either cream or silver (with a left or right hand hinge).
The lower refrigerator section has a fresh food capacity of 283 litres net and the freezer compartment situated above has a separate door and a 76 litre net capacity.
The FAB40 is frost free and is the first Smeg refrigerator to be introduced to the UK with an A+ energy rating.
Nevt up is the dishwasher, the DF6FAB, is designed to complement the exisiting range of the Smeg FAB refrigerators, with its retro look 50's styling.
The DF6FAB is available in eight colours complete with an internal cutlery basket that co-ordinates with the external casing. It is a AAA rated appliance, with 14 place settings and a choice of 10 wash programmes.
Our apologies for the quality of the photograph but this was the first shot we saw of this washing machine that was grabbed from paper.
Finally and perhaps the most interesting addition is that of the retro washing machine. I haveto say I wondereed how you'd make a machine look reminiscent of a 1950's machine without looking like some old clunky Hoover or Hotpoint thing of yesteryear but Smeg seemed to have managed it. Okay, so putting a door on the front is perhaps cheating a bit, but it's still pretty smart if you like that sort of thing.
The machine is a A rated, has a 1600rpm spin and a 5Kg load capacity. It is electronically controlled of course and has fifteen program options. You can have one in pink, as shown, or cream.
Trouble is, if you buy the fridge, the washing machine and the dishwasher they all look the same which, for me at least, would detract massively from the uniqueness of the machine. When you see a FAB28 fridge in a kitchen it stands out and you can't help but look at it and I'm just not so sure you would acieve that same effect if there were several machines all the same style.
Oh well, at least it's not just another boring white box.