Since 1948, Smeg has been famous for creating high-quality, durable appliances for the kitchen, and Appliances Connection is proud to add the new lineup of Smeg compact retro refrigerators to its offerings. For more than 25 years, homeowners have loved Smeg retro design refrigerators, and with the new Smeg mini fridges we offer, they can provide a 1950s aesthetic to even more kitchens than before.
Why Buy a Smeg Retro Refrigerator?
Smeg compact retro refrigerators bring high-end Italian construction to American kitchens, and the 50s Retro Style Series extend this principle to a space as narrow as 22 in. wide. If you love the aesthetic of decades past, you'll love these fridges' curved corners and their shiny chrome details. Moreover, the series comes in a huge selection of colors, from dramatic jet black to bright cherry red, and even pistachio green. But with these fridges, you will still get all the benefits of modern technology.
For instance, Smeg's advanced insulation technology increases the amount of space available inside the cavity, as well as the total efficiency of the unit. The refrigerants that these appliances use are eco-friendly, with no CFCs involved. Most of them are even ENERGY STAR® certified. These Smeg mini fridges also utilize ultra-bright LED lighting and automatic defrosting, giving you all the amenities that you should expect from a modern appliance.
Our Expert Pick: Smeg FAB10URRD3
This freestanding compact retro refrigerator is one of our favorites, and its bright red color will only be one of the elements that makes it stand out in your kitchen. At just 22 in. wide, it can fit into a narrow cavity, and it has a total capacity of 4.3 cu. ft., including the full-width freezer compartment. It has an adjustable glass shelf and two adjustable door shelves, as well as a crisper drawer so you can easily adjust the environment inside different areas of the unit.
Are Retro Refrigerators a Good Investment?
There are a lot of reasons that a Smeg 50s retro-style refrigerator can be a good investment in your home. If you want to maintain a hyper-modern aesthetic in your kitchen, you will want to look at the other options that Appliances Connection has to offer. However, if you want to add the aesthetic of yesteryear to your kitchen, a retro refrigerator is a great first step.
Consumer Reports indicates that having a remodeled kitchen can increase the sale price of your home by up to 7%. More than that, a brightly colored retro refrigerator and its smooth curves will stand out in the memory of potential buyers (especially if it comes from a high-end brand like Smeg).
Unlike an antique fridge, a retro refrigerator complies with modern-day regulations regarding efficient operation and eco-friendly materials. With a retro fridge, you can get open door alarms, automatic defrosting, and LED lighting, none of which were actually available in the 1950s.
That said, a retro-style refrigerator may not be the right choice for your home if you are looking for a French door or side-by-side unit, as these refrigerators are nearly all fridge-only, top-freezer, or bottom-freezer. With the ever-changing market, however, you never know what brands like Smeg will have in store in the future.
Where can I buy a retro refrigerator?
Appliances Connection has one of the widest selections of retro-style refrigerators in the United States. With an abundance of sizes, colors, and manufacturers to choose from, you'll be sure to find a retro design refrigerator that fits your needs!
How efficient are retro refrigerators?
Retro refrigerators are made with all the technology you should expect from a modern fridge. Many of them are even ENERGY STAR® compliant, enhancing their efficiency and power even further.