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Top Ten Refrigerators in India by electricity consumption and size in 2017 - Buying Guide

By on August 10, 2017

Refrigerators are one of the few appliances, apart from televisions, which have become omnipresent today. Almost in every urban household you might find a refrigerator standing in a corner of the house. It would not be an exaggeration if it is said that refrigerators have become an integral part of urban lives today. It performs a myriad of functions and contribute largely towards making our lives more comfortable. So it is needless to say that one must do a lot of research before going ahead with buying a refrigerator in order to buy a product which is best suited to one’s needs.


In this post we will try to provide you some tips to buy a new Refrigerator. But before that, we will provide you the information that you came here to look for: The Top Brands and Top Models in Refrigerators. For the Buying Guide, click: here.

Best Refrigerators Brands in India

  • LG
  • Samsung
  • Whirlpool

These are the most popular brands for refrigerators in India. These brands always compete for top most energy efficient model as well. Among the Indian brands Godrej is quite popular. If you are looking for bigger sized models then Hitachi and Panasonic also have some good models.

Best Refrigerator (Fridge) in India

Here are a few handpicked ones:

For more suggestions, check the list below.

Click on the category button below to choose a category.

Best Single Door Refrigerators (Fridge) in India

Click here to check double door models.

  • Best Single Door Refrigerator less than 200 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • SAMSUNG-RR20M1Z2XBS/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 130.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • SAMSUNG-RR20M1Z2XR7/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 130.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • SAMSUNG-RR20M2Z2XR7/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 130.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • VIDEOCON-VZ205LTC
      • 190.00 lts
      • 136.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • VIDEOCON-VZ205PT
      • 190.00 lts
      • 136.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • VIDEOCON-VZ205PTC
      • 190.00 lts
      • 136.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • HAIER-HRD-1954BR-R
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • HAIER-HRD-1954BS-R
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • HAIER-HRD-1954CBD-R
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • HAIER-HRD-1954CGD-R
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • HAIER-HRD-1954CRD-R
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • HAIER-HRD-1954PBD-R
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • HAIER-HRD-1954PBS-R
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • HAIER-HRD-1954PRD-R
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • HAIER-HRD-1954PRL-R
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • HAIER-HRD-1954PSL-R
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • GODREJ-RD EDGE DIVA 192 PDS 4.2
      • 192.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • SAMSUNG-RR20M172YD2/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • SAMSUNG-RR20M182YR3/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • SAMSUNG-RR20M272YD2/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • SAMSUNG-RR20M272YR3/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-B201ASDX
      • 190.00 lts
      • 164.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • GODREJ-RD EDGE PRO 190 PD 4.2
      • 190.00 lts
      • 166.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • GODREJ-RD EDGE DIGI 192 PD 4.2
      • 192.00 lts
      • 170.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • GODREJ-RD EDGE PRO 190 CT 4.2
      • 190.00 lts
      • 169.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-B201AGHI
      • 190.00 lts
      • 177.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-D201APAI
      • 190.00 lts
      • 177.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-D201ASLI
      • 190.00 lts
      • 177.00 units
  • Best Single Door Refrigerator between 200 lts and 300 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • VIDEOCON-VZ255LTC
      • 245.00 lts
      • 143.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • VIDEOCON-VZ255PT
      • 245.00 lts
      • 143.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • VIDEOCON-VZ255PTC
      • 245.00 lts
      • 143.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • VIDEOCON-VZ255USC
      • 245.00 lts
      • 143.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • GODREJ-RD EDGE PRO 210 PDS INV 5.2
      • 210.00 lts
      • 123.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • SAMSUNG-RR22M2Y2XS8/NL
      • 212.00 lts
      • 133.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • LG-GL-B281BPZX
      • 270.00 lts
      • 174.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • VIDEOCON-VZ225LTC
      • 215.00 lts
      • 139.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • VIDEOCON-VZ225PT
      • 215.00 lts
      • 139.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • VIDEOCON-VZ225PTC
      • 215.00 lts
      • 139.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • VIDEOCON-VZ225USC
      • 215.00 lts
      • 139.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-B281BHAI
      • 270.00 lts
      • 187.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • GODREJ-RD EDGE SX 221 CT INV 4.2
      • 221.00 lts
      • 156.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-B241APOX
      • 235.00 lts
      • 169.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-D241ASDX
      • 235.00 lts
      • 169.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • SAMSUNG-RR24M274YB2/NL
      • 230.00 lts
      • 169.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • SAMSUNG-RR24M274YR2/NL
      • 230.00 lts
      • 169.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • SAMSUNG-RR24M289YR2/NL
      • 230.00 lts
      • 169.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • HAIER-HRD-2204BS-R
      • 220.00 lts
      • 168.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • HAIER-HRD-2204CGD-R
      • 220.00 lts
      • 168.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • HAIER-HRD-2204CRD-R
      • 220.00 lts
      • 168.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • HAIER-HRD-2204PBD-R
      • 220.00 lts
      • 168.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • HAIER-HRD-2204PGD-R
      • 220.00 lts
      • 168.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • HAIER-HRD-2204PRD-R
      • 220.00 lts
      • 168.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • HAIER-HRD-2204PRL-R
      • 220.00 lts
      • 168.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • HAIER-HRD-2204PSL-R
      • 220.00 lts
      • 168.00 units

Best Double Door Refrigerators (Fridge) in India

  • Best Double Door Refrigerator less than 300 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • SAMSUNG-RT30M3425S8/HL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 159.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • WHIRLPOOL-NEO DF305 ROY PLUS 4S
      • 292.00 lts
      • 185.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • LG-GL-T302RPZX
      • 284.00 lts
      • 202.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • GODREJ-RT EON 290 SD 4.4
      • 290.00 lts
      • 208.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • WHIRLPOOL-NEO DF278 ROY PLUS 4S
      • 265.00 lts
      • 190.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • SAMSUNG-RT30M3954R7/HL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 199.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-T292RPZX
      • 260.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • SAMSUNG-RT28K3424S8/HL
      • 253.00 lts
      • 195.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • SAMSUNG-RT28K3924UZ/HL
      • 253.00 lts
      • 195.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • SAMSUNG-RT28M3954U3/HL
      • 253.00 lts
      • 195.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-F282RPZX
      • 255.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-Q282STNL
      • 255.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • GODREJ-RT EON 261 SD 4.4
      • 261.00 lts
      • 204.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • BOSCH-KDN30VR30I
      • 288.00 lts
      • 226.00 units
  • Best Double Door Refrigerator between 300 lts and 400 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • SAMSUNG-RT37M3445S8/HL
      • 345.00 lts
      • 170.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • WHIRLPOOL-PRO 375 ELT 4S
      • 360.00 lts
      • 212.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • LG-GL-T402ETMX
      • 360.00 lts
      • 215.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • LG-GL-U402JPZX
      • 360.00 lts
      • 216.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • SAMSUNG-RT37M3724SL/HL
      • 345.00 lts
      • 212.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • GODREJ-RT EON 350 SD 4.4
      • 350.00 lts
      • 219.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • LG-GL-T372ETMX
      • 335.00 lts
      • 212.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-U372JPZX
      • 335.00 lts
      • 213.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • GODREJ-RT EON 331 SD 4.4
      • 331.00 lts
      • 215.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • SAMSUNG-RT34M3954R7/HL
      • 321.00 lts
      • 209.00 units
  • Best Double Door Refrigerator between 400 lts and 500 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • LG-GL-T542GNSX
      • 495.00 lts
      • 243.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • SAMSUNG-RT49M625ES8/TL
      • 478.00 lts
      • 239.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • LG-GL-T522GNSX
      • 470.00 lts
      • 236.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • SAMSUNG-RT42M553ES8/TL
      • 415.00 lts
      • 224.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-I472QPZX
      • 420.00 lts
      • 230.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-I452TAWL
      • 407.00 lts
      • 228.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • SAMSUNG-RT49K6758S9/TL
      • 476.00 lts
      • 295.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • SAMSUNG-RT49K6338BS/TL
      • 478.00 lts
      • 299.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • PANASONIC-NR-BX468VSX1
      • 450.00 lts
      • 282.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • SAMSUNG-RT47K6358SL/TL
      • 465.00 lts
      • 296.00 units
  • Best Double Door Refrigerator greater than 500 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • SAMSUNG-RT65K7058BS/TL
      • 670.00 lts
      • 341.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • SAMSUNG-RT61K7058SL/TL
      • 637.00 lts
      • 334.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • HITACHI-R-V910PND1KX-1(INX)
      • 736.00 lts
      • 393.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • HITACHI-R-V720PND1KX-1 -(INX)
      • 655.00 lts
      • 357.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • HITACHI-R-V660PND3KX-(INX)
      • 601.00 lts
      • 339.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • HITACHI-R-VG660PND3-(GGR)
      • 601.00 lts
      • 339.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • SAMSUNG-RT56K6378SL/TL
      • 551.00 lts
      • 317.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • HITACHI-R-V610PND3KX-(INX)
      • 565.00 lts
      • 331.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • HITACHI-R-VG610PND3-(GGR)
      • 565.00 lts
      • 331.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • SAMSUNG-RT54K6558SL/TL
      • 523.00 lts
      • 311.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • PANASONIC-NR-BY608X
      • 602.00 lts
      • 377.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GR-M772HLHM
      • 606.00 lts
      • 415.00 units

The basis of this ranking:

  • The basis of this ranking is the data from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). BEE data contains yearly electricity consumption of a refrigerator and this information is self reported by the manufacturers. This list does not include our perception of various brands.
  • The list below contains only the top ten ranked refrigerators.
  • Please note Direct Cool refrigerators are single door refrigerators and Frost Free refrigerators are multi door refrigerators.

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Buying Guide:

Different types of refrigerators

The basic function of all the refrigerators remains the same. It contains a refrigerant which absorbs the heat from the articles kept inside and transfers it to the surroundings (this is why it is advisable to keep a refrigerator at least 6 inches away from any obstruction).

Refrigerators can be broadly classified into these categories:

  1. Direct Cool Refrigerators – Also called as Single door refrigerator, as these have only one door on them. The freezer is inside the refrigerator. One thing which is attributed to this kind of refrigerators is that they tend to form frost in the freezer in a matter of a few days on continuous use (depends on the usage). In a single door refrigerator, the refrigerant passes near the freezer first to maximise the cooling in the freezer. These refrigerators are available in the capacity only upto 300 Litres and not more than that. So if you are looking to buy a refrigerator with more capacity, single door refrigerators are not for you.
  1. Frost-free refrigerator – As the name suggests, they prevent the formation of frost in the freezer consequently providing convenience of not switching of the refrigerator to remove ice, hence the name ‘frost-free’. They have a small pre-installed heating element which prevents the formation of frost in the freezer. However, this heating element also consumes electricity thus increasing the electricity consumption of the refrigerator. The minimum capacity in this type of refrigerators is 240 Litres. Frost free refrigerators can be further divided into the following types:
    • Top mount refrigerator – In this, the freezer is on the top and the fridge is beneath it. It is very common in household now-a-days. It is popularly known as Double Door Refrigerator.
    • Bottom top refrigerator – Its again a double door refrigerator in which the freezer is below the fridge. It is gaining grounds as the user does not need to bend to put or take out articles in/from the fridge. As the refrigerator is used more often than the freezer in a household, this offers a good alternative to the existing refrigerators. These refrigerators consume more energy than Top mount refrigerator.
    • Multi-door refrigerator – There are more than two doors in a multi-door refrigerator. There are different doors/drawers to access different sections of the same refrigerator. Needless to say, its electricity consumption is higher too.
    • Side by side refrigerator – Side by side refrigerators offer ever more space and flexibility. It usually is double door, one door provides access to the freezer and the other to the fridge. There are some models in this category that have attached water dispenser or ice dispenser wherein one can directly obtain chilled water or ice without opening the door of the refrigerator. Since they provide an altogether separate space of the size equal to the fridge itself, it is needless to say that the electricity consumption is higher, and so is the cost of buying it. The water and ice dispensers may further add to electricity consumption as it may provide some space for leakage of air inside the refrigerator.

In addition to the types mentioned above, there are some technologies which are being introduced in the refrigerators now-a-days:

  • Inverter Technology is the most promising technology available in market these days. This technology not only improves energy efficiency (electricity consumption), but it also keeps temperature more consistent thereby keeping food fresh for long. It saves 20-40% of electricity as compared to regular compressors. To know more about Inverter Technology Refrigerators, click this link: Refrigerators with Inverter technology can help save electricity
  • There are some models of refrigerators in which you are provided with an option to convert the freezer to the refrigerator if and when you have more requirement of storage space in the refrigerator.
  • There is one path-breaking technology which has been doing rounds in the refrigerators lately. It concerns keeping the contents of the refrigerator cool even during a power cut. There are a few variants available in the market depending on the brand concerned. For instance, LG Durachill has a feature of ensuring the coolness of the contents of the freezer for 2 hours during power cut. Another variant, LG Power Cut Evercool is a step further. It keeps the contents of the fridge as well as the freezer cool for 7 hours during power cuts. The prices of these variants are higher than the regular ones.

The green angle

For all the environment-enthusiasts out there, refrigerator manufacturers now-a-days are coming with the eco-friendly variants. The only harm a refrigerator can cause to the environment is through the refrigerant. CFC is the most common refrigerant used now-a-days and it contributes to the greenhouse emission. However R-134 or R600A are viable and eco-friendly alternatives to this. A detailed description of the types of refrigerants can be found in “Comparison of various refrigerants (R-410A, R-22, R-290, R-134A) used for Air Conditioners and Refrigerators”.

Always look for BEE star rating

Bureau of Energy efficiency rates various brands and models of refrigerators on their efficient use of electricity. So always look for star rating. To know more about the BEE star rating program check our link:

Please note that currently BEE star rating is available only for Single Door (Direct Cool) and Double Door (Frost Free) type of models. It is not available for multi door, side-by-side and bottom freezer models. In case you are looking for refrigerator of such type, then the best way to ensure that it is energy efficient is to look for models with inverter technology.

A few important things you should keep in mind

  • The inverter technology, which is available in air conditioners, is also available in refrigerators. It optimises the electricity consumption of the refrigerator by regulating the power supply to the compressor. These are the most electricity-efficient models available in the market both in single door as well as double door.
  • Your eating habits also have an impact on the decision of the right refrigerator for you and your family. Refrigerators today are available also according to the fridge to freezer ratio. (usually 70:30 or 80:20). So if you are a vegetarian, then it is advisable to go for 80:20 model as you would need more space for storing veggies. If you are a non-vegetarian 70:30 model is recommended.
  • People have a tendency of stuffing the refrigerator disregarding the fact that this increases the electricity consumption of the refrigerator. So it is advisable to store only those articles which might perish otherwise. Avoid buying oversized refrigerators and using refrigerator as an almirah.

How size effects electricity consumption

With increasing prosperity demands of the families in India are increasing and with increasing demand, the size of refrigerators is also increasing. But increased size increases the electricity consumption of the refrigerator as well. It is observed (based on BEE data) that with every liter increase in the volume the electricity consumption of refrigerators increase by 0.5-1 units (in the same star rating band). So a 5 star 350 liters refrigerator may consume about 50-100 units per year more than a 5 star 250 liters model. Thus it is very important to pick refrigerator of right size while buying. Also refrigerators are most efficient when they are full (not over loaded). With empty refrigerators you pay more for what you use.

Other factors that impact electricity consumption

Defrost Mode: A direct cool refrigerator that needs manual defrost consumes lesser electricity than auto defrost or frost free refrigerator. A frost-free consumes 30-50% more electricity for same volume and star rating. But a frost-free gives a lot more convenience.

Ice Makers: Many new side-by-side models have ice makers that increase the electricity consumption by 10-15% as the ice dispenser creates a low insulation area, which increases electricity consumption.

More features more electricity consumption: Modern day refrigerators are loaded with features like moisture control, etc. Every feature adds to the electricity consumption (unless it is a feature designed for electricity saving). So choose the features that are helpful for your daily use. Do not just buy a loaded refrigerator just for having a feel of every feature. As every feature comes for extra cost: upfront for buying and on going for use.

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Hi Abhi....
We are total 3 member in d family. I m planning to buy a double door refrigerator.
In ur video I found many good information but I m confused between Hitachi and Samsungg. Till now I haven't decided d model. Discussion are on at Company.
Plz suggest d Brand and model also in 300 to 350 Ltrs.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Both Hitachi and Samsung are good. Samsung has a bigger market share and thus larger service network. Although if you are in a big city, you will easily get service from Hitachi as well. But Samsung is a very safe bet.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

What is your budget for this fridge?

4

Hi Abhishek,
I find really informative site, lot of genuine comment. Can you help with your recommendation for Samsung RT42M553ES8/TL model. have heart RT series has issues with cooling & samsung service is not that great. please suggest

5
Abhishek Jain (Mod)

If you are not confident about this model online then you can try purchasing it offline. Going to a store and checking it is the best way to make sure that you are buying something genuine. Also you can always take it back to the store if it does not work well for you.

6

Thanks Abhishek for suggestion. I tried so. Seems this model is no more available offline. strangely it is available on both flipkart & amozon. but hardly any feedback. :( , what is your call ?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rohit,

Difficult for me to take a call. I will leave it on you to take a call.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rohit,

All the frost free (double door) models from Samsung start with RT. There is no separate RT series. And Samsung Frost Free or Double Door models are quite good. I personally own one and I have not seen cooling issues with it. As for service, it varies from place to place because it depends a lot on the humans who are providing the service. And not every human performs the best. So I would suggest that you gather some local feedback on the service. My guess is that you are looking at the only review that is there for this model on Amazon where the individual has complained about cooling and service. Specifications wise this model looks really good and I do not see any issue with it.

9

Hi Abhishek,

Thanks for maintaining this page. I'm planning to buy single door fridge and confused between Godrej and Samsung. We have used Godrej earlier and there was no issues. But, Samsung has inverter model technology. So, please suggest between Samsung and Godrej.

Samsung Model: RR22M287YU3/N
Godrej Model: RD EDGE PRO 210 CT 3.2

Please suggest.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Rajesh,

Between the two models you have selected, Samsung RR22M287YU3/NL is certainly better because it is a BEE 4 star rated refrigerator as compared to the Godrej model which is BEE 3 star. Electricity consumption of the Samsung model will be less. Also there are many other benefits of inverter technology: 1) Temperature inside the fridge is more consistent which keeps veggies fresh longer. 2) It's startup current is quite less, so it can be very easily connected to UPS/Inverter and it is also a less load on your electricity supply. So in general Inverter technology is better so I would suggest you to go for Samsung model.

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Hi Abhishek,

Read your answers to the various questioners. Great job indeed.

My 350L LG model purchased in 2004 has conked off and looking for a new fridge.
We are 5 member vegetarian family.
Can you please suggest energy efficient double door fridge model <25K?

Regards
Mahesh Eswaran

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Eswaran,

Gettig a good efficient 300-350 lts model in a budget of 25K is difficult. If you can extend your budget to 30K, then you will get some good models.

13

Hi Abhishek,

First of all, thanks for providing such detailed insight about the refrigerator.

I am looking for an economical refrigerator with less than 200 ltr. You have mentioned about the LG, SAMSUNG and Whirlpool as popular brand. However, I found HAIER-HRD-1954BS-R is a very balanced product for me as it is cheap compared to LG/SAMSUNG/Whirlpool with same features. It also provide 1 year warranty on comprehensive; 9 years warranty on compressor.

I stay in a village of West Bengal where the tariff cost is around INR 6/- per unit. Therefore, the product HAIER HRD-1703SR-R/HRD-1703SR-E, Burgundy Red may be good choice.

HRD-1703SR-R/HRD-1703SR-E, Burgundy Red : Amazon Price 10,490/- Claimed electricity consumption - 208 Unit
HRD-1703SMS-R/E Moon Silver : flipkart price 10,500/-
HRD-1954BS-R/HRD-1954BS-E, Brushed Silver : Amazon price 12,398/- Claimed electricity consumption - 151Unit

The Haier refrigerators are comparatively cheaper with same star rating. How those would be reliable in compared to LG/Whirlpool/Samsung?
Are the claimed power consumptions true? Are they included in BEE database?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Shankar,

I do not think Haier is bad when compared to LG/Whirlpool/Samsung. These brands may sell more but on quality, Haier is not too bad. And yes they are there in BEE database. You can check these models (that are listed in BEE database as BEE 4 star):

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
HAIERHRD-1954BR-R http://fkrt.it/tan7M!NNNN
HAIERHRD-1954BS-Rhttp://amzn.to/2exkUb4http://fkrt.it/t!RGE!NNNN
HAIERHRD-1954CBD-R http://fkrt.it/gT6qvTuuuN
HAIERHRD-1954CGD-R http://fkrt.it/tSLDE!NNNN
HAIERHRD-1954CRD-R http://fkrt.it/tdaWI!NNNN
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HI abishek,
Am looking for fridge capacity of 500 ltrs or more, budget is not a issue. Main criteria is more refrigerant space and should be fancy too.
Plus suggest me

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Are you looking for a side by side refrigerator or top freezer model? A convertible top freezer model will give you more refrigerator space, but side by side will look more fancy. Also do let me know an approx budget because without it, it is extremely difficult to suggest anything.

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Hi Abhishek

I am looking for a new double door refrigerator in 250 to 300 lts with price range of around Rs. 25 K. I need small freezer and large space to keep cooked items and vegetables / fruits. We are vegetarians and a small family of 3. Please suggest some best models. Thanks and regards

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Vani,

I would suggest you to go for a Smart Convertible or Dual Fridge model where you can convert freezer to fidge and vice versa depending on your needs. If you need ice, you can convert it to freezer. But if you do not need ice, you can convert that to fridge and store vegetables and fruits. Also for that I think you will have to increase you budget to about 27K. You can check these models from Samsung:

Samsung RT28M3743BS
Samsung RT28M3743UT
Samsung RT28M3983B3
Samsung RT28M3983D3
Samsung RT28M3983R3
Samsung RT28M3954U3 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2xFmQSR )
Samsung RT28M3954R3 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2iDLoJs )

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Dear Abhishek,
i was looking for 250 to 300 liters refrigerator. After some research i have decided to go with whirlpool or LG. My doubt is, suppose i have two refrigerator with same star rating, how shall i decide which one is better? Only difference is the type of compressor they have. but since energy rating is same do i consider that both will draw same amount of power? which is best between NEO IF 305 ELT 3S or GL-I302RPZL. Thanks in advance.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Ravi,

Firstly LG GL-I302RPZL is not listed in BEE database so I am not able to find its exact electricity consumption, but LG website states it as BEE 4 star. And if it is a BEE 4 star rated 284 lts model from LG then it would consume about 202 units in a year. Whirlpool NEO IF 305 ELT 3S on the other hand is a BEE 3 star rated model from Whirlpool. Its power consumption is 259 units in a year. A BEE 4 star rated model from Whirlpool NEO DF305 ROY PLUS 4S would be more efficient as it consumes about 185 units a year.

You will have to look at several things while deciding for a good refrigerator. Inverter technology is great at maintaining right temperature to keep food fresh for long. But Whirlpool also has 6th sense sensor technology which tries to achieve the same with a regular compressor. Although I still feel that inverter technology would be better. After that you need to look at other features like space arrangement (for bottles, vegetables, etc), convertible (dual fridge) technology for getting extra fridge space, fast ice feature in case you need ice quickly at times, better air flow system (which would be good in both these brands).

Both LG and Whirlpool are leading brands and are great in terms of technology. So it is not that the difference between the brands would be great so that you can easily single out one of them. You will also have to look at how good their service is in your area. Your local contacts can help you get better idea on that.

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Dear Abhishek .Kindly guide me to select a model.My budget is 25k.
Which brand are the best Pls let me know with there models numbers.Presently using 190 ltrs Single door Whirlpool model. Interested to go for 2 door .Must be a Energy saving model .How much litres will do if double door
Pls let me know on what basis single or double door is differentiate (use,value,performance)

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Abhilash,

The main difference between single and double door is that you do not have to manually defrost (remove ice from freezer) in double door. In case of single door you will have to manually remove ice from the freezer. Otherwise there is not much difference in performance. The other benefit that I can see of double door is that these days there are many models that have convertible freezer. So you can convert freezer to fridge which is usefull if you store more vegetables.

Energy efficiency wise Single door consumes less electricity in general. But then if you need less than 250 lts size then single door is best and if you need more than 250 lts, then double door is better. You can get more than 250 lts in a budget of 25K. Let me know what you need and I can suggest you models accordingly.

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MY need can be said like this
@ home 3 person ,We are both vegetarian and non vegetarian in days.But mostly prefers vegetarian .I need a fridge that keeps the vegetable and other cooked food items fresh & Hygiene for a day.
I prefer 3 or 4 star rating
My first choice is looking 2 door
Do we really need Stabiliser for fridges now a days ??.pls explain
Kindly share some models number and company make.
I prefer Whirlpool since last 11 years i am using this company.
What type of warranty are there in now a days fridge..

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Abhilash,

You can look at these refrigerators:

BrandModelVolumeStar RatingAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
LGGL-Q282STNL2554http://amzn.to/2vZbyt9http://fkrt.it/xwpWz!NNNN
LGGL-T292RPZY2603http://amzn.to/2vZw1Oxhttp://fkrt.it/xu5TW!NNNN
SAMSUNGRT28K3043S8/HL2533http://amzn.to/2wzviWDhttp://fkrt.it/kBHk0TuuuN
SAMSUNGRT28K3083S9/HL2513http://amzn.to/2xnPMyHhttp://fkrt.it/x0!UL!NNNN
SAMSUNGRT28K3343U2/HL2533http://amzn.to/2vkiSxwhttp://fkrt.it/x0Ewf!NNNN
WHIRLPOOLNEO FR258 ROY 3S REGALIA2453http://amzn.to/2onqCvyhttp://fkrt.it/xw87n!NNNN
WHIRLPOOLNEO IF258 ELT 3S2453 http://fkrt.it/xwWom!NNNN
WHIRLPOOLNEO DF258 ROY 3S2453http://amzn.to/2x8jatqhttp://fkrt.it/kVLmqTuuuN

Most modern refrigerators do NOT need stabilizer. The ones listed above do not need a stabilizer.

As for warranty, most brands give 10 years warranty on the compressor and 1 year on the rest of the product.

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Dear Abhishek ji
Still i am confused..
1-Pls let me know any models available with in 25k with 5 star rating.in double door (any brand,model number)
2- Best single door 5 star rating models.??
As i told you earlier i am looking for energy efficiency models.
Above 2 star models are ok or only 5 star will have good efficiency

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Abhilash,

Here is my response:

1) There are hardly few BEE 5 star rated double door models as they do not have a good ROI (Return on Investment). And you will not get the BEE 5 star rated ones in your budget of 25K (and that is the reason they are not having a good ROI). BEE 3 star rated models are having good ROI in most cities. In cities that have high electricity tariff (like Mumbai, etc), BEE 4 star rated ones are better. I gave you a list of 4 and 3 star rated models and not 2 star as you have mentioned in your message.

2) If you want single door, then you can look at these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
GODREJRD EDGE PRO 210 PDS INV 5.2 http://fkrt.it/Ec!E0!NNNN
SAMSUNGRR20M1Z2XBS/HLhttp://amzn.to/2wGQZVqhttp://fkrt.it/E7wu9!NNNN
SAMSUNGRR22M2Y2XS8/NLhttp://amzn.to/2vxy5uZhttp://fkrt.it/9laQuTuuuN
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Thank you Abhishek ji for your support.
One last thing What is your opinion regarding Whirlpool In Single door .
Pls let me know is Whirlpool is the best buy or any other ..
Thanks in advance for the great support and advice

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Abhilash,

In terms of popularity LG and Samsung lead in Refrigerators followed by Whirlpool. So Whirlpool is among top 3 brands. Godrej would be next which is an Indian brand. Haier is also doing good these days. So, Whirlpool is certainly a great buy. I cannot say that one is best, because every brand has their own pros and cons. I can just give some market data and perspective. If you have a preference for Whirlpool (because of past experience), then you MUST go with Whirlpool because it is a great brand. Whirlpool is good in single door as well.

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Hi, I am looking to buy Bosch 454L model KDN53XI301. The BEE star rating is only 2, however it is an inverter model. Should I go for it as I have mixed reviews about Bosch refrigerators. I hear that recently many are buying Bosch refrigerators and there are no issues, however, I see only mixed reviews online.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Jay,

Inverter Technology makes a model likely to be an energy efficient model, but does not guarantee that the model will be energy efficient. That is because compressor is only one of the components in a refrigerator and the whole design has to be energy efficient.

Bosch is a good brand and has great german technology, but in this case I would not suggest you to go for a BEE 2 star rated refrigerator. We usually recommend BEE 3 star and above for refrigerators. BEE 3 star rated is most ideal value for money in most cases. In case the tariff is high (like in cities like Mumbai), then BEE 4 star rated ones become more value for money.

You will not have issues in the refrigerator because it is BEE 2 star. But then in terms of electricity consumption, it will not be very efficient.

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Thank you so much for your prompt reply. Appreciate the bijli bachao awareness and the efforts.

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Hi Abishek, I plan to buy Whirlpool 283D Proton 3 Door Refrigerator, is it advisable to buy that model, they say it consumes only power watt of a 20 Watt CFL bulb, if so what will be power consumption for a year and how about compressor and its Warranty. Kindly Reply. Thanks Prasanna

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Firstly, watt is just a rate of electricity consumption. Trying to identify power consumption with just watt is similar to finding out distance traveled just by knowing speed. I cannot tell how much distance a car travels just by knowing that it is running at 100 km/hr.

Now 20 Watts in 24 hours consumes 20 x 24 = 480 Wh or 0.48 kWh or 0.48 units. And in 365 days it will consume 365 x 0.48 = 175.2 kWh or 175.2 units. But all depends on how many hours do you run the 20 watt CFL bulb.

Otherwise Whirlpool is a great brand and the model you have chosen is good. It is not rated on BEE parameters, so I cannot tell you the electricity consumption, but in general whirlpool models are quite efficient. Their 6th sense sensor technology optimizes power consumption by optimally keeping temperatures optimized in various zones of the fridge. Temperature optimization also helps keeping food fresh for long. It also has several technologies like Moisture retention, Microblock (to block bacterial growth) to keep food fresh. Compressor in the refrigerator is regular compressor (not inverter technology).

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Hi Abhishek,
I am looking for a double door, approx 290-330 ltr capacity and budget 25-35K refrigerator. As I am vegetarian looking for a large vegetable tray and smaller freezer. I liked the Whirlpool it's capacity was smaller than Samsung yet it looked bigger. Maybe because Samsung has a huge freezer. But. I thin k Whirlpool doesn't have an inverter technology.

Please suggest which would be a value for money model out of below 3. Please feel free to suggest others too.
Samsung 321 L 3 Star Frost-free Refrigerator (RT34K3753S9/HL , Refined Inox)
LG 308 L 3 Star Frost-Free Double Door Refrigerator (GL-I322RPZY, Shiny Steel)
LG 308 L 4 Star Frost-Free Double Door Refrigerator (GL-I322RPZL, Shinny Steel)

thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Prachi,

Firstly I would like to say that Inverter Technology models are most likely energy efficient, but that does not mean that non inverter models are not energy efficient. In fact Whirlpool has many BEE 4 star rated models that do not have inverter technology. But in general inverter technology is better in long term and it also has much better handling of temperature. But I would NOT say that the Whirpool models that are BEE 4 star rated are bad just because they do not have inverter technology. There are pros and cons of everything.

Now coming to freezer/fridge ratio, I think the best models are the convertible technology models where you have dual evaporator and thus you can individually manage temperature of fridge and freezer and so you can converter a freezer to fridge by decreasing its temperature. It gives extra space just in case you need more fridge space and you can convert it to freezer in case you need ice. LG and Samsung have such models.

Now brands do not provide specifications of freezer to fridge ratio, nor do the mention the dimensions of individual sections, so it will be very difficult for me to suggest you the one that has smaller freezer. But I can confidently say that the convertible ones are great (as I myself use one).

Among the 3 you have listed, I think Samsung convertible model would be good. In LG you can look at LG GL-T322RPZX (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2wfIgZW , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/080UV!NNNN ) which is a Dual Fridge model (Convertible). Godrej also has inverter technology models so you can also check Godrej RT EON 290 SD 4.4 which claims to have a large vegetable tray. But Godrej model is not convertible. And it is also a BEE 4 star rated model.

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Thanks, Abhishek. I am going with Samsung convertible model as suggested.

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Hi Abhishek,

I have shortlisted following 321 ltr models in Samsung.
RT34M3743/BS/HL/2017
RT34K3943S8/HL/2017
RT34K3953S9.
Pls let me know which model should I go for. Your rank wise preference.
Request your response urgently as i need to finalize today.
Thanks.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Vikas,

RT34K3953S9 is old model and Samsung has moved it in support mode on their website. Which means they are not actively marketing it right now. The other two models are exactly the same with the difference just in the handle. One has recess handle the other has a metallic bar handle. Rest all the things are exactly the same. You can go for any one of the 2017 models (the 1st two you have listed).

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Thanks Abhishek for your quick support.
Hope both these shortlisted models are ok.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Yes they are.

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I want to purchase Samsung RT30K3753S9 3star how much time does it take to get converted from fridge to freezer or freezer to fridge and power consumption

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Chethan,

The time to convert will depend on the temperature that you have kept the freezer at and the temperature you plan to keep the fridge at. Samsung gives multiple temperature options for both fridge and freezer. There is no heater to quickly heat the freezer to the fridge temperature. If your freezer at -23 degrees and fridge at 7 degrees, it will take some time (depending on the heat in your kitchen) to come from -23 to 7 degrees.

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Awesome wealth of inputs on this forum. Can you help me decide on an upgrade version. I currently use a Samsung single door 190L. I need a double door for larger freezer space being a non-vegetarian. But I would like to continue with the same fresh food space as in 190L. Preferable budget is 30K but that is not really a constraint. Willing to pay more for better. Currently considering Samsung 275L, 253L, Whirlpool FP463D, etc. I would prefer Inverter model for consistent temperature. Is it really worth paying more for 5 star? Thanks in advance.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Ramesh,

Choice of star rating depends a lot on your electricity costs. At current electricity costs in most places in India, BEE 5 star rated models do not have a good ROI. If you are in a place like Mumbai, B'lore, Hyd, etc where tariffs are high at last slabs and your electricity consumption (overall) is on a higher side, then BEE 4 star rated refrigerators make a great sense. Otherwise BEE 3 star rated refrigerators provide a good ROI in almost all places in the country. I would not suggest going for lower than 3 star.

If you want to go for a model with Inverter Technology then Samsung would be a better choice. Whirlpool models do not have inverter technology. Also if you want 190 lts space for fridge, then 275 lts would be better because 253 lts model have about 180 lts for refrigerator and 50-55 lts for freezer. So 275 lts will have what you want. Here are some models that you can look at:

BrandModelStar RatingAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
SAMSUNGRT30K3723S8/HL3http://amzn.to/2wSa4zMhttp://fkrt.it/c!Nqo!NNNN
SAMSUNGRT30K3753S9/HL3http://amzn.to/2vshoVahttp://fkrt.it/fT5WkTuuuN
SAMSUNGRT30M3954R7/HL4http://amzn.to/2vsgZBShttp://fkrt.it/cmile!NNNN
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Thanks a lot for your clarification. I think 253L should be ok for me too since the 190L model also gave only 180L space. Is there any other difference between 253L and 275L other than just the space difference?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Depending on the model, the features may differ. So you will have to look for what you want (in features). The price will also differ based on the features. You can look at these models:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
SAMSUNGRT28K3043S8/HLhttp://amzn.to/2vAzYZChttp://fkrt.it/aMMi2TuuuN
SAMSUNGRT28K3343D2/HLhttp://amzn.to/2w2ntcihttp://fkrt.it/aMZF!TuuuN
SAMSUNGRT28K3343R2/HLhttp://amzn.to/2vwRQ9rhttp://fkrt.it/aWHFlTuuuN
SAMSUNGRT28K3343U2/HLhttp://amzn.to/2wWmBCmhttp://fkrt.it/a7amSTuuuN
SAMSUNGRT28K3723UT/HLhttp://amzn.to/2w2pqpchttp://fkrt.it/Oj!6D!NNNN
SAMSUNGRT28K3753BS/HLhttp://amzn.to/2wWjDhphttp://fkrt.it/ONI4G!NNNN
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Hi Abhishek, for convenience and practicality we are considering a bottom mount freezer.Pls share your review of Panasonic vs Haier in 300-350L capacity.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I think Haier has better and more energy efficient options. Look for those with inverter technology compressor. You can look at these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
HAIERHRB-3404BS-Rhttp://amzn.to/2vONQBVhttp://fkrt.it/kZPYkTuuuN
HAIERHRB-3404CRL-Rhttp://amzn.to/2tc0oBn 
HAIERHRB-3404PCG-R http://fkrt.it/k8VsHTuuuN
HAIERHRB-3404PKG-R http://fkrt.it/x378e!NNNN
HAIERHRB-3404PRL-R http://fkrt.it/k8cEDTuuuN
HAIERHRB-3404PSG-R http://fkrt.it/xizQo!NNNN
HAIERHRB-3404PSS-R http://fkrt.it/kZ7rwTuuuN
HAIERHRB-3654PKG-R http://fkrt.it/x3!vS!NNNN
HAIERHRB-3654PSG-R http://fkrt.it/x3l4c!NNNN
HAIERHRB-3654PSS-R http://fkrt.it/x3Rgo!NNNN
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Hi. I was actually looking for a new refrigerator but I'm not sure whether I should buy double door or side-by-side. Can you please guide me through it. I choiced Hair hrf 618ss side by side frost free refrigerator but I do not know about its energy consumption. My budget is 50k. I wouldn't mind a double door but I fancy a side by side door. So can you pls tell me the best economic n energy efficient options for both. Capacity 500 lt +/- 50 lt
Thank you.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Shilpa,

Side by Side refrigerators are not rated by BEE and manufacturers usually do not publish energy consumption data unless it is made mandatory by the government. All I can say is that if the side-by-side refrigerator is a inverter technology refrigerator, then there is a high probability that it would have less electricity consumption. But then those models would also be expensive and I do not thing you will be able to get one in your budget.

I am also not able to find any energy efficient refrigerator of about 500 lts in a budget of 50K. The cheapest I could find is LG GL-T522GNSX (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/4BpoJTuuuN ) ... which is a good energy efficient refrigerator.

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Hi,

I am planning to buy new refrigerator, below are my requirements :

1. 4 members
2. Vegetarians
3. Budget <25000
4. Which brand and model is better
5. Comparatively less power consumption and less maintenance
6. How many liters, pls sugest ???
7. Things I keep : Fruits, vegetables, milk, curd, bakery items, bakery items, water, fruit juices .....

Thank you ...

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Any model about 250-270 lts with BEE 3 star rating would be good for you. You can check these models (sorted based on electricity consumption):

BrandModelGross VolumeAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
LGGL-T292RPZY260http://amzn.to/2vdXHOZhttp://fkrt.it/K3bH9TuuuN
HAIERHRF-2904BS-R270http://amzn.to/2hBbH2mhttp://fkrt.it/npxa~!NNNN
HAIERHRF-2904PKG-R270 http://fkrt.it/nJ8E5!NNNN
LGGL-I292RPZY260 http://fkrt.it/KnVtyTuuuN
WHIRLPOOLNEO FR278 ROY PLUS 3S REGALIA265http://amzn.to/2vHAIyQhttp://fkrt.it/KY!!OTuuuN
WHIRLPOOLNEO IF278 ELT 3S265 http://fkrt.it/K2ZygTuuuN
SAMSUNGRT28K3043S8/HL253http://amzn.to/2hBc6BUhttp://fkrt.it/njmXn!NNNN
SAMSUNGRT28K3343U2/HL253http://amzn.to/2veirGmhttp://fkrt.it/K2!arTuuuN
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Hi Abhishek,
I am looking to buy refrigerator in 275 to 325 ltr capacity. Price around 20 to 25K. Is freezer down model is good ?
Pls suggest good models in regular freezer up .
Also Pls suggest good models in regular down also .
Which is better ?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Vikas,

Both are good. However, choice depends on your preference. In general it is better to go for a model with inverter technology compressor. However, that does not mean that others are bad. But the models with inverter technology compressor will be expensive (above 29K). Even the non inverter ones that are good would cost about 26-27K.

The freezer down models are not rated by BEE so energy consumption data for them is not available. But Freezer up models are rated by BEE, so I can easily suggest some based on energy consumption and features.

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Hi Abhishek,

Thank you updating this information, I don't have any question but thought to thank you for answering people's doubt.

Stay healthy happy and blessed.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Thanks. I am glad that you found the information useful.

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Hello sir, I recently bought a new refrigerator, Haier 1954BS-R, which is also listed in your article. It claims to have 151 units yearly consumption. The back sticker says Rated Input Power is 90 watts. If I do the math of 90x24, it is 2+ units a day. Then how come BEE rating says 151 annual units?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Ravi,

The major portion of the electricity consumption is for the compressor. And compressor does not remain on always. There is a thermostat which shuts of the compressor when the temperature set has been attained. So the calculation does not work like how you have mentioned. It will depend a lot on the load on the refrigerator and the thermostat setting. Compressor will go on and off.

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Okay, so it is just like the AC. Thank you, I get it. Had a follow up question. The refrigerator that I bought says it should be defrosted every 3 days. I can see the ice buildup in there in just that many days. Is it truly important to defrost it every 3 days? If not, how often should it be defrosted? Thank you.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Yes, working of AC and refrigerator is the same. It is just that AC operates on a big room and refrigerator operates on a small space.

Ice accumulation can reduce the cooling efficiency of the refrigerator. So it is better that it is removed regularly. If the refrigerator has 3 days mentioned on it, then it will be better if it is done every 3 days.

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I am looking for a >500 litre Refrigerator capacity. What is your opinion on Bosch Series 4 and Side-by-Side Refirgerator ?

Also, could you please suggest a refrigerator which has features similar or near to this one but is economical -
http://www.jci-hitachi.in/productdetail/Made-In-Japan-MIJ

Thanks !

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Bosch as a brand is a good brand and really good in their technology. However, they do not rank very high in terms of energy efficiency in refrigerators. The best they have is a BEE 3 star rated refrigerator. By the way I could not find a model with volume greater than 500 in series 4. Series 6 has more than 500 lts models. But most of them are BEE 2 star. I would suggest at least BEE 3 star rating for refrigerators.

The Hitachi model you have selected is a 6 door model. I have not seen a model similar to that in any of the brands. Hitachi is the only one. So if you want something similar then you will have to go for that only.

Side by Side models are good if: 1) they have inverter technology compressor 2) Better not to have a ice/water dispenser. Ice/Water dispenser are useful but then they are source of leakage of heat and can cause higher electricity consumption. They are not rated by BEE and manufacturers do not provide much information on their electricity consumption. LG, Samsung, Hitachi, Panasonic, Bosch (Series 6), Haier have inverter technology compressor in their models. LG and Samsung are market leaders in refrigerators along with Whirlpool. They have large service network and they are most popular brands. Hitachi, Panasonic and Bosch are also really good in technology. Hitachi performs better on energy efficiency as well in general.

Another important thing to look for is: different evaporator for fidge and freezer. Usually side by side refrigerator should have that. It helps in controlling temperature of fridge and freezer separately. In many such models you can convert freezer to fridge if needed. However, if you are going for side by side model then I assume your requirement of freezer is high because side by side models have big freezer compartment. If it is not then it will be better to go for top mounted model with temperature control of the freezer.

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Well i owned bosch after 1 year there compressor gave up due to small fluctuation and well there service is pathetic. They only claim to be good but are not so better go with LG samsung

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Hello there,
We r a family of 7 and wanna buy a new fridge with a 450 ltr to 550 ltr capacity.
I m confused between Haier, Hitachi and LG.
Suggest me with the proper model and benefits.
Thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Paras,

Firstly, in our data collection, we only take those models that are registered with BEE (bureau or energy efficiency a government of India body) as our source. We then try to find if the models registered are being sold by the brand or not. Also I would only suggest models with BEE 3 star rating and above for energy efficiency (saving electricity).

Now none of the Haier models registered with BEE with BEE 3 star rating and above and size between 450 and 550 lts are being sold by Haier in market. So I would eliminate Haier from the choices.

Between LG and Hitachi, both the brands are good, Hitachi is considered as premium in (refrigeration and air conditioning) and their models are expensive. They are great on technology, but are expensive. Also you need to make sure that their service is good in your area. Both these brands use inverter technology compressor which is good for energy efficiency, keeping food fresh for long time (better temperature management) and in general better electricals. LG in general is more value for money brand (for most appliances). They have a larger service network as well, but again you will have to gather some local feedback to see how their service is in your area. But in LG you can get a BEE 4 star model and Hitachi are only BEE 3 star ones. So electricity saving would be better in LG.

Then finally you will have to look at your own requirements and space management inside the fridge. You will have to make sure that the kind of things you want to keep can fit in the fridge. Here are some models you can look at:

BrandModelStar RatingAmazon LinkFlipkart link
LGGL-T522GNSX4 http://fkrt.it/tEulq!NNNN
LGGL-T542GNSX4http://amzn.to/2thPurihttp://fkrt.it/tWTAj!NNNN
HITACHIR-V540PND3KX-(INX)3  
HITACHIR-VG540PND3 (GGR)3 
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Seems samsung hasn't bothered with putting out many bottom freezer models. My three criteria for a fridge are 1. Bottom freezer, 2. 86cm wide slot for it to fit in, 3. Inverter. And with that all LG, samsung models are out :(
I am left with two models from hitachi, one bosch(non inverter) and a panasonic(that you have already added to your recommended list) NR-BY608X. The model you listed is the latest 2017 updated version too that i don't seem to be able to get much information on. So when it comes down to that panasonic model versus the hitachi(R-WB550PND2) which do you recommend based on service etc? Thanks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

But please note, service may vary from place to place and a general perception may not be very helpful. Check with people around you (in your city) who have used Hitachi in the past to get better feedback.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Arvind,

In general I have not heard great feedback on Hitachi's service. Panasonic is actually better. So I would say Panasonic would eb a better choice. Which model are you not getting information on?

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Hi Abhishek,
Thank you for the fast response. The model i was trying to get information on is the Panasonic NR-BY608X.
If u visit the panasonic india page for that model(http://www.panasonic.com/in/consumer/home-appliances/refrigerators/frost-free/nr-by608x.html) it explains that it is replacing the NR-BY602 model. That model i have seen in use and i agree that Panasonic is definitely the brand to recommend. Having said that Hitachi is pretty solid too and i have heard good things. But for available space the panasonic is definitely larger. And having pioneered inverter technology I'm happy to go with Panasonic. But i don't see the 2017 model mentioned above listed on amazon and i cant find reviews either.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

608 is not listed on amazon. Sometime it takes time for a model to come on Amazon. Mostly likely you can get this model in Vijay Sales or any other electronic store. I can see it on Vijay Sales website. However, difficult to get user reviews as the model is new.

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I forgot to mention I'm shopping from Bangalore. Don't think Vijay sales has a store here. But i found a dealer(Modern World) that says they have the newer model available and on display. Was one of the four recommended dealers by Panasonic. Will go check it out in person. From the looks of it, this is the improved version of the 602. Thanks again for the replies. They carry Hitachi too so I will get to compare. Will post after I see them in person.

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SAMSUNG-RT30M3425S8/HL = 275.00 lts = 159.00 units
THAT 159 units is "per year consumption" or "per month consumption"

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

159 units per year.

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Whirlpool has a 3 door refrigerator - Whirlpool 240 L Frost Free Triple Door Refrigerator  (240L FP 263D PROTTON). it claims it uses less power than a CFL equivalent of 60 Watts. it has mixed reviews on mouthshut / amazon / Flipcart. Have you researched this fridge from usability/durability of internal parts & compressor/ structural engineering etc ? Pl. share findings, specifically how does its power consumption compare with a BEE 4 star / 5 star. Could you also suggest any other brand / model in that spec area, would like to buy one in the next 7/10 days. Whirlpool also advises one to change filters (deodizer / freshness) every six months; that's an additional cost. can one manage (with out affecting the expected performance of clean and fresh veggies /fruits) with out changing filters? Thanks.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Sanjay,

60 watts if used for 24 hours would consume 60 x 24 = 1440 Wh or 1.44 units. 1.44 units for 365 days would be 1.44 x 365 = 525.6 units which is a lot for 240 lts refrigerator. A CFL equivalent of 60 watts regular bulb would be 15 Watts (if that is what they mean). With 15 watts the annual consumption comes to 131 units. I doubt it would be 131 units because the most efficient models of this size consume about 190 units a year. So the data is confusing.

We have not researched this fridge from usability/durability of internal parts & engineering.

Filters usually require periodic changes and it would be better to do as the manufacturer recommends.

You can look at these double door models:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
GODREJRT EON 241 SD 4.4  
LGGL-I292STNLhttp://amzn.to/2t4OvNzhttp://fkrt.it/4LCTMTuuuN
LGGL-Q282STNL http://fkrt.it/4LFAATuuuN
LGGL-U292JSOLhttp://amzn.to/2t4VqGJhttp://fkrt.it/Q2w4c!NNNN
SAMSUNGRT28K3424S8/HL  
SAMSUNGRT28K3924UZ/HL 
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can you please discuss the types of refrigerator inverter? Also, can sudden fluctuation of energy (due to strong thunder/lighthning) can it break the inverter? Thank you

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

What type of refrigerator inverter do you want to know about? Lightning on the wire can be very dangerous and in fact fluctuation of energy due to lightning can damage any appliance and no amount of protection can help it. Only smaller surges due to regular fluctuations can be protected using a surge protector.

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hello..thanks for ur valuable infos.Plz guide me too.I want to buy a refrigerator within 22000 for a family with 2/3 members. We r non vegetarian but more than a freezer we need more shelf room. plz suggest some models. shud i go for godrej or LG? I heard godrej is no 1 in cooling. andLG is energy efficient.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Satarupa,

Any of these would be really good for you:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
LGGl-Q292STNMhttp://amzn.to/2tQhe73http://fkrt.it/FWgMXTuuuN
SAMSUNGRT28K3023SE/HL  
HAIERHRF-2674CRI-R  
HAIERHRF-2674PSS-R http://fkrt.it/Xl8Wz!NNNN
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Hello Abhishek Sir, i want to purchase a fridge for 7 member, budget 20000 to 22000 , i am confused between single & double door as well as features also. Can you please suggest me the best options.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I think double door models would be good. You can check these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
LGGl-Q292STNMhttp://amzn.to/2tQhe73http://fkrt.it/FWgMXTuuuN
SAMSUNGRT28K3023SE/HL  
HAIERHRF-2674CRI-R  
HAIERHRF-2674PSS-R http://fkrt.it/Xl8Wz!NNNN
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List me Top 3 brand with 200 to 300 litres with BEE 5 STAR RATING & under the budget of 25000

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Are you looking for single door or double door? There are very few models in BEE 5 star in double door as per 2017 ratings of BEE. Also beyond 250 lts, you will mostly get double door.

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Hi Abhishek,

Want to buy a Fridge for two. can you please advise some good options in double door. budget 20000 rs. should be electricity economical

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at any of these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
LGGl-Q292STNMhttp://amzn.to/2sJdTq9http://fkrt.it/ns6MB!NNNN
SAMSUNGRT28K3023SE/HL  
WHIRLPOOLNEO DF258 ROY 3Shttp://amzn.to/2sYp8gChttp://fkrt.it/npHVU!NNNN
HAIERHRF-2674BS-R http://fkrt.it/KvhMdTuuuN
HAIERHRF-2674CRI-R  
HAIERHRF-2674PSS-R http://fkrt.it/nssKp!NNNN
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Okay fine thank u n wat r d options for around 15k?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at Whilrpool 215 IMFRESH PRM 5S REGALIA (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2sHY4A3 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/Y7vCO!NNNN ) ... If you want more options then you can check this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-single-and-double-door-refrigerators-in-india-under-15000.html

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Hi
I am planning to buy a new refrigerator for a family of 4 people around 10k budget but i dont have any knowledge regarding brands, types and price so pls prefer which one to buy...and also i want to know the prices after GST(july 1st) and present.
Thank you

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sunil,

10K would be quite less for a refrigerator. At best you will get BEE 2 or 3 star rated Direct Cool refrigerators. If you can extend it by 5-10K then you can get lot more better options.

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Hello Abhishek,
How are you?I hope you are doing good.
I need your advice for buying Refrigerator.
Requirement-:
A)person in family -3 adult & 2 children (one is 9 years & other is 2 years old ) how much capacity do you suggest
B)Smart Inverter compressor Technology with excellent star rating ( mandatory requirement)
c) Less feature
Budget - 25 ,000/- to 36 000/- ( mandatory requirement)
I have checked for below model, please do suggest which on is good
1) LG 270 ltr GL-281BHAI Rs 25900/- (Smart inverter compressor tech, 5 Star )
2) SAMSUNG 275 ltr. RT30M3424558/HL RS 36000/- (Smart inverter compressor tech, 5 Star )
3) Or You can suggest any best option.I want to buy before 28 june.
Thank you.Keep posting.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Gourav,

Size depends on your usage of the refrigerator. I have a family of similar size and I have a 320 lts model. However, if you go for a higher size model, then in the same budget you cannot get higher star rated model. You can get BEE 5 star rated models in 275 lts, but then if you go for a bigger size then at best you will get BEE 3 or 4 star rated models. If you want BEE 5 star rated models then Samsung RT30M3425S8/HL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2o1sH3K , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/y8870!NNNN ) would be a great choice.

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Hi Abhishek usually I read your articles it is very useful but I found no articles about juicer mixer and grinders let me know which which is the best juicer mixer and grinder for a medium family

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I am glad that you find the research useful. As of now we have not done research on Mixer Grinders. The other appliances keep us overwhelmed (with all the research and Q&As). Mixer Grinders are in our to do list and hopefully we will cover them soon.

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HI Abhishek
We have currently 346 Panasonic5* double door refrigerator . However we need higher /double capacity fridge with following requirement , can you suggest good model in side by side design .
Side by side design , Inverter technology , No French door , Capacity more than 700 Liters, water dispenser and Ice dispenser is NOT required , Showcase door NOT required . Budget below 100K . We have seen , Samsung 767 liters http://www.samsung.com/in/refrigerators/side-by-side-rs62k6007s8tl/ & http://www.samsung.com/in/refrigerators/food-showcase-rh80j81323m/ . However price of 868 liters on higher side. Can you suggest any other company's side by side models . Is any model having 80/20 ratio for fridge /freezer rather than 60/40 ratio in side by side design.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I think the models you have selected from Samsung would be your best choice. Most brands do not have side by side models of that size. In general brands hardly have model with capacity more than 700 lts.

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Hi Abhishek, I have gone through your article, video and questions from the fellow friends which were very helpful. I am planning to buy a 2 door refrigerator with capacity of between 250-300. I have shortlisted 2 models but confused to make the final decision among those, this is where I would need your expert advice.
The 2 shortlisted models are
Samsung 275 L 3 Star Frost-free Refrigerator (RT30K3723S8 , Elegant Inox) - http://www.amazon.in/Samsung-Frost-free-Refrigerator-RT30K3723S8-Elegant/dp/B01EHYF52W/ref=pd_sbs_265_11?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=6EKGDSHHW0TARTV4EF6ZWhirlpool 292 L Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator (NEO DF305 PRM ALPHA STEEL(3S), Alpha Steel, 2017) 3star model - http://www.amazon.in/Whirlpool-NEO-IF305-ALPHA-STEEL/dp/B01LXAMFA4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497113448&sr=8-1&keywords=whirlpool+292+l+frost+free+double+door+refrigeratorthe confusion is that though whirlpool comes with the traditional compressor but has good energy efficiency whereas Samsung comes with the latest technology of inverter based compressor but has energy efficiency slightly(248) better than whirlpool (259). whirlpool has more capacity(292 litres) as compared to Samsung(275) and is cheaper.
Overall which one has better features and which one should I prefer?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Yash,

Whirlpool is energy efficient but I still feel Samsung has better technology. Inverter Technology certainly helps in keeping temperature consistent. Secondly the samsung model is a convertible refrigerator which means it has dual fan. So there is a different evaporator for fridge and freezer. Which means you have control to set temperature of fridge and freezer separately. Which is another great advantage. And if you have power cuts then inverter technology can easily connect to a power inverter as well. So I think Samsung inverter tech refrigerator is better.

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Dear Abhishek, I had been using Kelvinator 200 Ltrs for over 20 yrs, with no problems what so ever. Then I switched to LG Double Door. After 10 yrs the compressor and cooling fan have given up. Cost of replacement, Rs 8000/- Firstly, should I go in for repairs or buy a new fridge ? Secondly, which brand has more long lasting compressor ? Choice is double door with inverter tech, 300 - 350 Ltrs. Can consider Hitachi, Panasonic, etc, too, provided after sale service is good. Like to avoid Chinese ( all products) as I consider it hostile country. Sorry for the bias, but am a die hard fauji. Request suggest latest suitable models. Many Thanks. Col S J Singh

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Col Singh,

These days most brands are giving 10 years warranty on the compressor (mostly for inverter tech compressor). So that should not be a big problem. In terms of efficiency, Hitachi has better models, so you can look at these:

Hitachi R-H350PND4K (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/NLCerTuuuN )
Hitachi R-SG31BPND (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rid8Fz , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/NKJ9ZTuuuN )

If you want more energy efficient ones then you can look at these from LG and Samsung:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
LGGL-I322RTNL http://fkrt.it/NK6ygTuuuN
LGGL-U322JSOLhttp://amzn.to/2riil0khttp://fkrt.it/uM2K4!NNNN
LGGL-U372JHSLhttp://amzn.to/2skOin7http://fkrt.it/un3WW!NNNN
SAMSUNGRT34K37547E/HL http://fkrt.it/NKzhyTuuuN
SAMSUNGRT37K37647E/HL http://fkrt.it/undq8!NNNN

Modern refrigerators are much more electricity saving that the ones you purchased 10 years back.

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Hi,
I am planning to buy a refrigerator with inverter technology with capacity more than 500 Liters. I am interested in Side by Side or French Door model. Please suggest the best models.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at any of these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
SamsungRS21HUTPN1/XThttp://amzn.to/2scO7cChttp://fkrt.it/6IOqk!NNNN
SamsungRS552NRUA7Ehttp://amzn.to/2scOFPIhttp://fkrt.it/6mOnE!NNNN
LGGC-B207GLQVhttp://amzn.to/2s6c5qOhttp://fkrt.it/oSKIhTuuuN
HitachiR-WB550PND2http://amzn.to/2qygXmAhttp://fkrt.it/oSPWCTuuuN
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Thank you for the prompt reply. Are the above Samsung models old as I couldn't find the Samsung models on their website ? How is Samsung RS58K6417SL / RS51K5460SL / RS51K56H02A / Hitachi R-W720FPND1X ?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Vedant,

They are available on Samsung website:

Samsung RS21HUTPN1 : http://www.samsung.com/in/consumer/home-appliances/refrigerators/side-by-side/RS21HUTPN1/XTL/

Samsung RS552NRUA7E : http://www.samsung.com/in/refrigerators/side-by-side-rs552nrua7e/

The models you have listed are also good ones but there is more positive user feedback for the ones I listed. Samsung in general uses Twin Cooling which gives you an option to control temperature of the compartment independently. Because each compartment has different evaporator, there is no mixing of air from both the compartments keeping the odors separate. Also it gives lot of flexibility in altering the temperatures of each compartment individually as well. However, as these models are not rated by BEE, we do not have energy consumption data of these models. Nor do manufacturers provide the same. So even though in some cases they have mentioned that sensor help optimize energy consumption. We do not have the real test data to check the claim.

I think Samsung would be a better choice. The models you have selected are good ones.

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Thanks a lot for the response ! I will check the models and will let you know before finalising it.

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Deepak Vijayvergiy

Hi,
I have a 250+ liters (<300 l) LC refrigerator, currently its connected to 15 A socket. Our society has a DG backup, which provides backup to all of our 5 Amp plug-points.
My understanding from some research suggests that refrigerator can work with 5A without any issues? Is that correct? Can I connect refrigerator to 5 A socket, so that during power-cuts, my fridge can get be UP.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Is it an old refrigerator or new one. Still it should easily work in less than 5Amp. But the newer ones certainly can work in less than 5 Amp.

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Deepak Vijayvergiy

Thanks Abhishek.
Its 5 yrs old LG refrigerator.

Thanks
Deepak

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

It should still work on 5 Amp plug.

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Thanks again.

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Hi Abhishek,

I am planing to buy refrigerator of 470-500 ltrs capacity, I am confused between Panasonic NRBX468VSX1 and LG GLT533GNSX. can you please suggest. I am open for more suggestion.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Among the bottom freezer models I think Panasonic NRBX468VSX1 would be a great choice. Hitachi also has a few models. You can also check Hitachi R-WB480PND2 (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rTDwns , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/20vyl!NNNN )

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Sheila sukumar

Hi Abhishek,
We live in Bangalore where there is a lot of power fluctuation and power cuts. We are looking to go in for 500+ liter refrigerator. What would be your suggestions. We initially wanted to go in for a Bosch, but as you mentioned it may be too power consuming. Can you please suggest what you think might be the best option in terms of keeping the unit safe in all the fluctuation.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Shiela,

In general there are not too many high efficiency models in 500+ litre range. But still you can look at these that are decently efficient:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
HITACHIR-V610PND3KX-(INX) http://fkrt.it/Kx4TyTuuuN
HITACHIR-VG610PND3-(GGR) http://fkrt.it/n9~BW!NNNN
SAMSUNGRT54K6558SL/TLhttp://amzn.to/2rC5X8Khttp://fkrt.it/KEJ5qTuuuN
SAMSUNGRT56K6378SL/TLhttp://amzn.to/2pVtoNNhttp://fkrt.it/KEjz0TuuuN

Most refrigerators these days do not get damaged at low voltage. But yes the inverter technology ones can get damaged due to surges. Surges are sudden increase in voltage. You can protect inverter tech refrigerator by going for a surge protector. Or a voltage stabilizer with surge protection feature. You can go for something like Solatek FridgeGuard: Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2qBf9MI to protect from surges.

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Hi Abhishek.. We are looking to buy a large refrigerator and confused between double door and side by side doors. Our budget is close 50-55K. The SBS fridge that falls into this price band is a Haier HRF 618SS (which is a 2015 model and does not run on inverter technology.. possibly doesn't even have an in built stabilizer). Besides these, we are concerned about the power consumption of a SBS and Haier brand dependency.
For double door, we've explored LG (GL-T522GNSL) and Samsung (RT42HDAGESL) both of which are 4 star rated and run on inverter technology too.

The only reason we are still bending towards SBS is aesthetics :)

Please recommend what should we do.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Vivek,

SBS models are not rated on BEE ratings, so unfortunately their energy consumption data is not available to make a judgement on them. Also in 50-55 K you will get the entry level SBS models. The better ones with inverter technology compressors (with some hope that they will be energy efficient) would be expensive. So I think going for double door model is wiser.

In general for aesthetics I feel that the Samsung models look better so Samsung RT42HDAGESL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rtEiXe , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/OPLgW!NNNN ) would look better. But then LG GL-T522GNSL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rtjeQA , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/a~0DjTuuuN ) would have more volume, better features as it is a Dual Fridge model. If aesthetics is not really high on priority then I think LG model looks better. You may also check LG GL-I472QPZL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2qyKQVd ) which is also a BEE 4 star rated model, but smaller in size and would be comparable to Samsung RT42HDAGESL.

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Hi Abhishek,

I would like to begin by thanking you for your helpful webpage. I am planning to buy a 470 or 495 ltr model. I am confused as to what the difference is between LG GL-M542GNSL and LG GL-T 542 GNSL . Please help. Many thanks!

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

The main difference is that LG GL-T542GNSL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2pxuyi4 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/VvtOWTuuuN ) is a dual fridge model where the freezer can be converted to fridge if needed. This saves electricity and gives extra space in case you do not use freezer.

LG GL-M542GNSL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2qg91cG ) is a basic model and does not have dual fridge feature.

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Hi Abhishek,

Thank you for your prompt response. Ca you please suggest which brand (LG, Samsung or Whirlpool) and model I should go for in 470/495 litre capacity?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at any of these:

BrandModelVolumeStar RatingAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
LGGL-T542GNSL4954http://amzn.to/2qI6qtohttp://fkrt.it/v80sp!NNNN
LGGL-T522GNSL4704 http://fkrt.it/vsnyq!NNNN
LGGL-M542GDWL4953  
LGGL-M542GNSL4953  
SAMSUNGRT49K6338BS/TL4783 http://fkrt.it/8bIjbTuuuN
SAMSUNGRT49K6758S9/TL4763http://amzn.to/2qj6wq7http://fkrt.it/vpPuY!NNNN
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I have heard by dealer that convertible model on LG gives lot of sensor problem and also when the power goes off goes back to default which is top compartment freezer even though whole fridge was set to fridge.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I am not sure about it. I personally use a Samsung convertible model at my place and it works great. However, we do not have any power problems in Mumbai.

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Many thanks, Abhishek!

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Hi,
I would like to know buying Haier fridge is good decision or not?
I saw haier fridge back side covered completely and no grill/electricals/etc seen outside. Is it good ?

am planning to opt for modem mentioned above best single door haier fridge. My main concern in lifetime and power

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Haier is a premium Chinese brand. It is not bad at all. In fact it is quite good. It is cheap (just like most chinese products are fro most other brands), but Haier is not very cheap. And it is good. So I would say it is not at all a bad decision to go for Haier.

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HI,
I want to purchase 250ltr to 300ltr refrigerator, kindly, suggest me which is the best and no. 1 brand and which is the best, for all purpuse like saving bijli, ice etc., double door model in it.
pls. reply me fast on my mail.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at these models:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
WHIRLPOOLNEO DF305 ROY PLUS 4S http://fkrt.it/T40KlTuuuN
GODREJRT EON 290 SD 4.4  
LGGL-I302RTNL http://fkrt.it/T4XSQTuuuN
LGGL-U302JSOL http://fkrt.it/!yOti!NNNN
SAMSUNGRT30K37547E/HLhttp://amzn.to/2o1uiGwhttp://fkrt.it/!QnMV!NNNN
WHIRLPOOLNEO DF278 ROY PLUS 4S http://fkrt.it/TPsp!TuuuN
GODREJRT EON 261 SD 4.4  
LGGL-I292STNLhttp://amzn.to/2p9lUpRhttp://fkrt.it/!qZuJ!NNNN
LGGL-U292JSOLhttp://amzn.to/2qPoVYMhttp://fkrt.it/!beuM!NNNN
LGGL-Q282STNL http://fkrt.it/TDRKcTuuuN
SAMSUNGRT28K3424S8/HL  
SAMSUNGRT28K3924UZ/HL 

LG and Samsung are the most popular brands followed by Whirpool.

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Hi Abhishek,

I am planning to buy Whirlpool refrigerator (Whirlpool 215 Imfresh ROY 5S Direct-cool Single-door Refrigerator (200 Ltrs, 5 Star Rating, Grey Titanium). But they are saying like 5star is not available in this model in 2017, whereas 5star is available for 2016 model. Is that true? can you clarify?

Thanks - Srini

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Srini,

From the data that I have (from BEE and Whirlpool), this model is still a BEE 5 star rated model in 2017.

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Star rating based comparison table is now showing

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

We removed the brand ranking based on star rating because it was not providing much value. However, model ranking based on star rating is given above on this page.

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Hi Abhishek,
Thanks for the info. Can you suggest me the best double door refrigerator with capacity around 300ltr with best power savings and good service in hyderabad

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at any of these:

BrandModelAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
GODREJRT EON 290 SD 4.4  
GODREJRT EON 311 SD 4.4  
LGGL-I302RTNL http://fkrt.it/PteRSTuuuN
LGGL-I322RTNL http://fkrt.it/~h3Va!NNNN
LGGL-U302JSOL http://fkrt.it/~hiaI!NNNN
LGGL-U322JSOLhttp://amzn.to/2p4sYPRhttp://fkrt.it/PRcIoTuuuN
WHIRLPOOLNEO DF305 ROY PLUS 4S http://fkrt.it/~hkaA!NNNN
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Thanks for the info Abhishek Ji, my brother considering BOSCH refrigerator KDN30VR30I. But I haven't heard about Bosch refrigerators any where. Can you throw some light on BOSCH refrigerators and the specified model. Is it best to buy that. Thanks in advance for the help being provided.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Bosch is a great german company with really good technology. However, their energy efficiency levels are not as good as several other brands. However, KDN30VR30I is a BEE 3 star rated model, so I would say that this is the most energy efficient from Bosch. Feature wise they are good and the reviews are also quite good (check amazon: http://amzn.to/2pvOcJX ). You can certainly go for this model.

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Good morning Abhiskek, i intend to buy a double door refrigerator having latest technology (2017 model). Can you advise which are the best invertor technology refrigerator with a capaciity between 285 ltr to 325 ltr. What is your opinion about samsung RT34M3444UT 321 litre or LG GLI302RPZLPZ Steel finising refrigerator or LG GL-1322RPOL. kindly advise me THREE models in order to take a correct decision to buy a refrigerator with good features and power saving. Your valuable support is highly appreciated.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I think Samsung is the most feature rich brand with quite interesting features in the refrigerator. Samsung RT34M3444UT is a good model. You may also look at Samsung RT34K37547E/HL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2qhDR5l , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/BuvOfTuuuN ). Whirlpool is also good in terms of features. It may not have inverter technology but then it is more energy efficient that inverter technology refrigerators. You can check Whirlpool NEO DF305 ROY PLUS 4S (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/wBFGp!NNNN ) ..... In LG you can check LG GL-U322JSOL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2qhpNZA , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/Bw3pzTuuuN ) .....LG GL-1322RPOL is also similar.

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