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

By on May 6, 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.

Top Ten Energy Efficient Refrigerators in India

Best Refrigerator (Fridge) in India

Here are a few handpicked ones:

For more suggestions, check the list below.

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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
    • WHIRLPOOL-215 IMFRESH PRM 5S REGALIA
      • 200.00 lts
      • 133.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • WHIRLPOOL-215 IMFRESH ROY 5S REGALIA
      • 200.00 lts
      • 133.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • ELECTROLUX-EN205
      • 190.00 lts
      • 136.00 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 2
    • VIDEOCON-VZ205UTC
      • 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
    • LG-GL-B201ASDX
      • 190.00 lts
      • 164.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-B201AGHI
      • 190.00 lts
      • 177.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-D201APAI
      • 190.00 lts
      • 177.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-D201ASLI
      • 190.00 lts
      • 177.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • SAMSUNG-RR20M111ZSE/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 189.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-B201AHAW
      • 190.00 lts
      • 197.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-B201APAN
      • 190.00 lts
      • 197.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-B201ASAN
      • 190.00 lts
      • 197.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-B201ASAW
      • 190.00 lts
      • 197.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-B201ASLN
      • 190.00 lts
      • 197.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • WHIRLPOOL-200 GENIUS CLS 3S
      • 185.00 lts
      • 195.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • WHIRLPOOL-200 GENIUS CLS PLUS 3S
      • 185.00 lts
      • 195.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • WHIRLPOOL-200 ICEMAGIC POWERCOOL PRM 3S
      • 185.00 lts
      • 195.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • WHIRLPOOL-200 ICEMAGIC POWERCOOL PRM 3S FIESTA
      • 185.00 lts
      • 195.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • WHIRLPOOL-200 ICEMAGIC POWERCOOL PRM 3S TITANIUM
      • 185.00 lts
      • 195.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • SAMSUNG-RR19M1723RY/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 203.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • SAMSUNG-RR19M1723S8/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 203.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • SAMSUNG-RR19M1823RZ/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 203.00 units
  • Best Single Door Refrigerator between 200 lts and 300 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • ELECTROLUX-EN255
      • 245.00 lts
      • 143.00 units
    • 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 1
    • VIDEOCON-VZ255UTC
      • 245.00 lts
      • 143.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • LG-GL-B281BPZX
      • 270.00 lts
      • 174.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • ELECTROLUX-EN225
      • 215.00 lts
      • 139.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • VIDEOCON-VZ225LTC
      • 215.00 lts
      • 139.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • VIDEOCON-VZ225PT
      • 215.00 lts
      • 139.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • VIDEOCON-VZ225PTC
      • 215.00 lts
      • 139.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • VIDEOCON-VZ225USC
      • 215.00 lts
      • 139.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • VIDEOCON-VZ225UTC
      • 215.00 lts
      • 139.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • LG-GL-B281BHAI
      • 270.00 lts
      • 187.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-B241APOX
      • 235.00 lts
      • 169.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-D241ASDX
      • 235.00 lts
      • 169.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • HAIER-HRD-2204BS-R
      • 220.00 lts
      • 168.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • HAIER-HRD-2204CRD-R
      • 220.00 lts
      • 168.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • HAIER-HRD-2204PGD-R
      • 220.00 lts
      • 168.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • HAIER-HRD-2204PRD-R
      • 220.00 lts
      • 168.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • HAIER-HRD-2204PRL-R
      • 220.00 lts
      • 168.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • HAIER-HRD-2204PSL-R
      • 220.00 lts
      • 168.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • LG-GL-B241ASLI
      • 235.00 lts
      • 180.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-B281BSAN
      • 270.00 lts
      • 209.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • LG-GL-B221ASOX
      • 215.00 lts
      • 167.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • SAMSUNG-RR22M242YSE/NL
      • 212.00 lts
      • 166.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • SAMSUNG-RR22M274YU2/NL
      • 212.00 lts
      • 166.00 units

Best Double Door Refrigerators 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
      • 184.69 units
    • Rank 3
    • LG-GL-I302RTNL
      • 284.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • LG-GL-U302JSOL
      • 284.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • SAMSUNG-RT30K37547E/HL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 195.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • GODREJ-RT EON 290 SD 4.4
      • 290.00 lts
      • 208.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • WHIRLPOOL-NEO DF278 ROY PLUS 4S
      • 265.00 lts
      • 190.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-I292STNL
      • 260.00 lts
      • 194.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-U292JSOL
      • 260.00 lts
      • 194.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • SAMSUNG-RT28K3424S8/HL
      • 253.00 lts
      • 195.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • SAMSUNG-RT28K3924UZ/HL
      • 253.00 lts
      • 195.00 units
    • Rank 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
    • GODREJ-RT EON 241 SD 4.4
      • 241.00 lts
      • 201.00 units
  • Best Double Door Refrigerator between 300 lts and 400 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • WHIRLPOOL-PRO 375 ELT 4S
      • 360.00 lts
      • 212.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • LG-GL-U402JHSL
      • 360.00 lts
      • 216.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • SAMSUNG-RT37K37647E/HL
      • 345.00 lts
      • 212.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • GODREJ-RT EON 350 SD 4.4
      • 350.00 lts
      • 219.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-U372JHSL
      • 335.00 lts
      • 213.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • GODREJ-RT EON 331 SD 4.4
      • 331.00 lts
      • 215.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • SAMSUNG-RT34K37547E/HL
      • 321.00 lts
      • 209.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-I322RTNL
      • 308.00 lts
      • 203.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-U322JSOL
      • 308.00 lts
      • 203.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • GODREJ-RT EON 311 SD 4.4
      • 311.00 lts
      • 213.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • BOSCH-KDN43VR30I
      • 347.00 lts
      • 240.00 units
  • Best Double Door Refrigerator between 400 lts and 500 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • LG-GL-T542GNSL
      • 495.00 lts
      • 243.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • LG-GL-T522GNSL
      • 470.00 lts
      • 236.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • LG-GL-I472QPZL
      • 420.00 lts
      • 230.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • LG-GL-I452TAWL
      • 407.00 lts
      • 228.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-M542GDWL
      • 495.00 lts
      • 299.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-M542GNSL
      • 495.00 lts
      • 299.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-M522GDWL
      • 470.00 lts
      • 290.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-M522GNSL
      • 470.00 lts
      • 290.00 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-V720PND1KX-1 -(INX)
      • 655.00 lts
      • 357.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • HITACHI-R-V660PND3KX-(INX)
      • 601.00 lts
      • 339.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • HITACHI-R-VG660PND3-(GGR)
      • 601.00 lts
      • 339.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • SAMSUNG-RT56K6378SL/TL
      • 551.00 lts
      • 317.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • HITACHI-R-V610PND3KX-(INX)
      • 565.00 lts
      • 331.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • HITACHI-R-VG610PND3-(GGR)
      • 565.00 lts
      • 331.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • SAMSUNG-RT54K6558SL/TL
      • 523.00 lts
      • 311.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GR-M772HLHM
      • 606.00 lts
      • 415.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • LG-GN-M702HLHM
      • 546.00 lts
      • 400.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • LG-GN-M702HPHM
      • 546.00 lts
      • 400.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • BOSCH-KDN56XI30I
      • 507.00 lts
      • 376.00 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.

Here is a short video for tips to buy the best refrigerator in India

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

5

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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Hi Abhishek!

We are planning to buy double door refrigerator in 240-292l capacity. Height of the refrigerator should not exceed 60 inches. Can u please suggest best model to buy in the range of 20000-25000? Thanks in advance..

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You will have to go for 241 or 245 lts model if you have height restriction. You can look at these models from Whirlpool or Godrej:

Whirlpool NEO DF258 ROY 3S (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2orPOWh , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/ldcpLTuuuN )

Whirlpool NEO FR258 ROY 3S REGALIA (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2onqCvy , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/WCHvj!NNNN )

Whirlpool NEO IF258 ELT 3S (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/ldVXnTuuuN )

Godrej RT EON 241 P 3.4 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/WXHfZ!NNNN )

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Hi Abhishek,
Awesome forum you are maintaining.
I hv A small query.
I like to purchase a refrigerator in 400+ ltr category. Liked the model LG ,
GL T542GNSL ( 2016 MODEL) /
GL T542GNSX (2017) Model as you have mentioned in the list.
Strangely for same 2017 model the stores( i checked with 2 stores in kolkata ) are asking 5000 lesser price than 2016 model.
Are the specs are same or degraded ?
Also any overall users review for this particular model apart from electric consumption.

Please update...

Thnks

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sarit,

Looks like LG has discontinued GL-T542GNSX as the specs for the same are not available on LG site now. LG GL-T542GNSL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2p5IfSh , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/UgXGzTuuuN ) is being sold as the data is there on BEE, LG website as well as on ecommerce platforms. So you can go for LG GL-T542GNSL.

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Hi Abhishek,
We have Whirlpool ice magic 400 ltrs Refrigerator purchased in 2004, It is in excellent condition.... Now the problem is its' consumption is about 4-5 units per day.... I have checked it during the month of March..... Its consuming more units due to summer time? I have enquired with whirlpool abt the problem, they advised me to change the compressor, doing so it will consume less unit ? or shall I change the Refrigerator? What is the ideal power consumption of 400 ltrs Refrigerator?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

2004 is quite old and I think it is better if you change the refrigerator. Most modern refrigerators of this size would consume less than 1 unit a day.

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Hello abhishek
This is the second time i am referring to your website as i the first time was amazing and made me choose the right product.
I want to buy a stylish fridge with good features and longetivity
I would like to know the cheapest and the best side by side models and if there are not many under the range of 60k then please suggest a double door in the range of 40-47k
Thank you so much

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Aman,

In general Side by Side refrigerators are not rated on BEE ratings so we do not have much data to compare. But I found this good one from Haier on Flipkart: http://fkrt.it/RpG14!NNNN

Otherwise in Double Door you can look at:

LG GL-M472QPZL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oD77lv , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/Rsx2L!NNNN )
Samsung RT42K5468SL/TL (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/R8Lq~!NNNN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2pprgKm )

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haier hrf-618ss 565 l side by side refrigerator. Could you review this for me abhishek as the reviews on the net are confusing and i am getting this for 47k. So please tell me about its performance and durability.

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Aman, did you buy the Haier fridge? What is the approx power consumption ... I guess side by side doors will increase the power bill by much as they need to work harder for maintaining a larger freezer. BTW.. how are you getting it for 47K? I looked everywhere and it doesn't come cheaper than 52K (flipkart).

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Aman,

Haier is a leading chinese brands that is into electrical appliances. They have huge market share in China. And just like any other chinese brands in other segments (like OnePlus, Xiaomi, etc in phones or LeEco, etc in TVs) Haier has decent but cheaper products in Indian market. I checked the specs of the refrigerator and they look good. The energy consumption is less and they are giving a good warranty as well. It should work out good.

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Dear Sir,
My query is related to "Haier Refrigerator Model No. :- HRB-3404PGG-R" . Do This Model have invertor Technology. On Amazon India It shows DC invertor compressor. But Company website Shows non invertor Model. As per Haier customer care and seller its a invertor Model. But in the Manual I do not see any mention about Invertor Technology. Thanking You.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

I am not able to get the manual for this model and Haier website does say "No" for Inverter compressor. So I am not able to confirm the same. I would go by what the company website says.

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Samsung RT37K3993BZ or Rt34m3954r7 samsung, which one should I buy.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Samsung RT34M3954R7 is an old model and I am not getting the data for the same (Samsung only has a support page for the same now). I would say go for Samsung RT37K3993BZ/HL.

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Hi
Do we have a similar table for washing machines? It would really be helpful

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)
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Hi Abhishek
The electricity consumption value shown in above table is in which unit or is it the cost in rupees?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

The units are in killowatt hour the unit of electricity. It is not in rupees. The cost per kWh varies from state to state, and even varies with consumption (lower slabs are cheaper and higher slabs are expensive). And that is why it is difficult to give amount in rupees.

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Hi
I'm planning to purchase a frost free refrigerator for a vegetarian family of three. I have to plan a week's meals in advance so need good one to keep raw veggies fresh for a longer time.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

What is the size (volume) that you are looking for? Also what is your budget for this refrigerator?

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Hi Abhishek,

Thanks a lot Abhishek for wonderful details and classifications.
I need a small favor for selection of Refrigerator.

Let me give details on our usage first.
Currently we have Godrej 160Ltr Frost Free Double door refrigerator which is almost 15-16 yrs old.
We are vegetarian and major use of refrigerator is to store milk and vegetables. We don't stuff it with things. I mean, in peak time its not more than 70% filled. On an avg, its 30-40% filled.
Need of ice/chilled water is not much. We prefer to drink water at room temperature or bit low but not chilled.
Details of other seasonal usages:
Winter: Used only for 7-9 hours in night while some food, vegetables and milk is stored in it. Switched off for rest of the day time.
Rainy season: 10-12 hrs. Mostly for above mentioned used.
Summer: 15-20 hrs. For cold water, food and milk storage.

With above details it might look like there is no need for a refrigerator at all, but we need it.

What I am looking for is an energy efficient option. I checked for refrigerators with 5 star rating and inverter option but those are costly like 30k+. I can invest that too if the cost is recoverable in 3-5 yrs. I mean by saving on electricity.
Please suggest a value for money option well suited for above mentioned situation.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Mohite,

Firstly you need is 160 lts and usually frost free double door models are 250 lts + and you get single door models in less than 250 lts. So I do not think you should be looking at double door models. You can get single door models (good ones) in sub 20K.

Secondly, usually refrigerator is used to keep food fresh for long time, and it stays fresh only when it is consistently kept in cold temperature. So I am not sure how you are managing the freshness of food by switching off the refrigerator. Ideally that is not how it is supposed to be used. But if you are able to manage it, well and good (you are certainly saving electricity).

Thirdly, payback can be calculated only when you are comparing two models. So if one costs Rs 5000 more than the other, then you can compare the electricity savings and tell if you can save that or not. You have mentioned 5 star as the ones that you are looking at, what is the other star rating that you would be looking at?

Finally, to give you some insights into market research for double door refrigerators: You will hardly find models with 5 star rating in market (just a handful), then you will find slightly more models in BEE 4 star and then a lot of models in BEE 3 star. The thing is that manufacturers also know which one is more viable for the consumers. Based on the current tariffs across the country, BEE 3 star rated refrigerator is viable in most places where tariff is average or less than average. BEE 4 star rated refrigerator is good in case the electricity tariff is on a higher side in your city. BEE 5 star rated refrigerator is the best if you care for the environment and future generations. Now this is when a refrigerator is used for 365 days and all throughout.

The approach that we adopt at Bijli Bachao is that we try to suggest the most energy efficient option that fits in a person's budget. If we feel that the usage is more or tariff is more, then we do suggest to go for higher budget (if possible), but if not, then we just suggest the most efficient (from good brands) in the budget. If you can let me know your budget and the size requirement (because in 160 lts you would get single door), then I can suggest the most efficient options to you.

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Hi, we planning to buy a refrigerator in the range around Rs 50000. I am very much confused, please if you could give some suggestions for the same.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sanchit,

What is the size that you are looking at? You can get list of top most efficient models in your budget on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-single-and-double-door-refrigerators-in-india-under-50000.html

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Size between 400-460 is sufficient.
And I want to know the best refrigerator in the respect to all the specifications, features, design, efficiency.
Thanks for the reply

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sanchit,

I think Samsung RT42K5468SL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oQQAvA , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/WU6qA!NNNN ) would be the best choice as it is 415 lts, BEE 3 star rated and within your price range. And features wise it is convertible freezer fridge, cool pack (to keep freezer cool during power cuts), Power cool and power freeze for quick cooling, anti bacteria protection, etc. So it is quite good and energy efficient.

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Thank you for your suggestion..

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Hi Abhisek,
We are planning to buy refrigerator and washing machine. We are total 4 nos (2+2childs). Could you please suggest a good model in Both and also brand either LG or Samsung. Our budget is 30000 each. Kindly advise.

Thanks,
Vinay.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Vinay,

For the washing machine you can look at these:

LG FH096WDL24 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/oj8keTuuuN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oel3SL )

I would also suggest that you look at these in your budget:

Bosch WAK20165IN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2olAxVC , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/6nwnJ!NNNN )

IFB Senorita Aqua VX - 6.5 kg (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oegN5K , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/62vn3!NNNN )

For Refrigerators you can look at these:

Whirlpool NEO DF305 ROY PLUS 4S (if you are looking for 290 lts model)

LG GL-I292STNL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2oS6shc , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/oLVioTuuuN )

LG GL-U292JSOL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nXkmL8 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/oLprhTuuuN )

Samsung RT28K3424S8/HL

Samsung RT28K3924UZ/HL

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I am keen to buy Bosch KDN 30vr301.Is it a good option or should I go for Samsung RT34K3723.Kindly suggest.

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Thanks Abhisek ji
Anil

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Anil,

Both are BEE 3 star rated so from energy consumption point of view, there won't be much of a difference. Samsung model has Inverter Technology compressor whereas Bosch does not have it. But then Bosch is a brand known for its robust technology. I think it is a tricky choice. If you are keen on Bosch, then I would suggest that you go for it.

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Hi Abhishek,

Thank you for such a wonderful guide. I just got a LG GL-F282RSOL model. I couldn't find this model in your list. So any inputs from you over this?

Thanks,
Pavan.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Pavan,

GL-F282RSOL is not listed in BEE database. And that is the part of big challenge that I have. Manufacturers register some models with BEE which appear on it's database. They sell some of them but they sell some more that are not listed/registered with BEE. Ideally that should not happen, but then the checks and balances mechanisms at BEE are missing.

Now as per LG website, this is a BEE 4 star rated 255lts model. A similar model would have electricity consumption of 198 units per year. So it looks quite energy efficient. It has a large voltage range of 100-290V so you do not need any stabilizer for this. Technology wise it looks good. The reason it does not appear on this page is because it is not listed with BEE.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

It is a french bottom freezer model which are not rated by BEE on star rating. So it's electricity consumption data is not available. But it has inverter control, so it is highly likely that it would be energy efficient. It is also CFC/HFC free, so its refrigerant will also be green and energy efficient.

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Many thanks Abhishek. So helpful of you.

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Dear Abhishek,

We are family of two persons currently planning to purchase a good refrigerator. Our budget is upto 20000/- INR.

Recently we have been through one of our local Haier dealer, suggesting a model Haier HRD-2204PSL-R.

We are in state of confusion to take which brand is good to fill up our needs.

Irrespective of the brand, we are thinking about a fridge with long term durability, energy saving and efficient in cooling.

So, kindly suggest a model of any brand having 190-220 L for our needs.

Thank you

Aditya

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Aditya,

In general LG, Samsung and Whirlpool are the leading brands in refrigerators. They have the biggest marketshare and large presence across the country. The best model that I can find in your budget and efficient/durable is:

Whirlpool 215 IMFRESH ROY 5S REGALIA (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nNAxwI , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/73QKv!NNNN )

It is a 200 lts BEE 5 star rated model. Whirlpool as a brand is really good and the model is energy saving. It has 6th sense technology from whirlpool for efficient cooling.

The Haier model you have listed is also a BEE 4 star rated one. So it is also decently good energy efficient. A few other BEE 4 star rated models from LG and Samsung include:

LG GL-B201ASDX (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ndKReP )
Samsung RR22M242YSE/NL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nqwKE4 , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/73u37!NNNN )
Samsung RR22M274YU2/NL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nH7dbK , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/73LLv!NNNN )

Any of these models would be good & energy efficient.

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Hello Sir,
Need your valuable suggestion in buying 250-300 L single door refrigerator around under 20000
Priority:
1) single door
2) 5 BEE star rating
List me top 5 models or 3 models
Kindly advice the right models.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Sridhar,
Usually models in size range of 250-300 are double door models. You hardly get single door models in that size range. LG has recently introduced single door models with inverter technology in that size range. But then they are expensive (above Rs 20000). Also I could not find any double door models in that price as well.

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Hello Sir,
Need your valuable suggestion in buying 250-300 L single door refrigerator around under 18000
Priority:
1) single door
2) 5 BEE star rating

List me top 5 models or 3 models
Kindly advice the right models.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Sridhar,

Usually models in size range of 250-300 are double door models. You hardly get single door models in that size range. LG has recently introduced single door models with inverter technology in that size range. But then they are expensive (above Rs 20000). Also I could not find any double door models in that price as well.

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What is your opinion about this one by videocon VZ205PT, Silver Leaf Blue? is it CFC free?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

VZ205PT is one of the most energy efficient model in its segment. It will certainly be CFC free because CFCs have been phased out. Currently the refrigerants are HCFC (Hydrochloro fluro carbon), HFC (Hydro Fluro Carbon) and HC (Hydrocarbon). Of these HC are the best. R-600A is HC.

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Really interesting discussions Abhishek, I must congratulate you on this website and your patient answers. I am interested in a 180 to 190 single door refrigerator. could you recommend me one that has 5 star invertor technology and does not use fluorocarbons?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Bhanu,

Only LG and Samsung have inverter technology in single door. You can look at these models:

Samsung RR20K282ZR2 (BEE 5 star rated model)
Samsung RR20K282ZU2 (BEE 5 star rated model)
LG GL-B201ASDX (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ndKReP ) (this is BEE 4 star rated model from LG)

Most refrigerators these days use R-600A which is not a flurocarbon.

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Parita Contractor

Hello Sir,
We have done some research & now thinking to buy LG's 470 ltr double door refrigerator. Is there any other model which is better than this?
Between Samsung & LG we found LG's interior & the quality of acrylic is quite better than Samsung. Even overall we like LG more. I want to know our choice is good or not & what r the cons?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Parita,

LG GL-T522GNSL (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/hbHEkTuuuN ) is the best 470 lts model in the market. You may also look at LG GL-T542GNSL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2o10Z7l , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/hbTAHTuuuN ) if you want a bigger size. I do not see many cons over there as long as you are satisfied with interior arrangement of the fridge and the make of it.

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Hello Sir,
Need your valuable suggestion in buying 250-300 L single door refrigerator around under 20000
Priority:
1) single door
2) 5 BEE star rating
3) inverter technology
List me top 5 models or 3 models
Kindly advice the wright models.
thanks in advance

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Vijay,

LG is the only brand that has single door model of 250-300 L with inverter technology compressor. Usually beyond 250 lts there are many more double door models than single door models.

There is only one model from LG that fits your requirement and that is LG GL-B281BHAI (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nTF1TG ) and unfortunately that too is more than 20000.

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Thank you Abhisekhji for your advice. Can u pls suggest any durable and best model that without inverter technology with good BEE star keeping in mind low electric consumtion fact, within 15K.
Thanks again
rgds

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Joy,

As I mentioned in my previous message Whirlpool 215 IMFRESH PRM 5S REGALIA (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/KK4wXTuuuN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nF4Bfc ) is the best refrigerator that I could find in your budget.

You may also look at Videocon VZ225PTC (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/2iV~b!NNNN ) or Electrolux EN225 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/2i3nm!NNNN )

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Hello Sir,
Need your valuable suggestion in buying 180-190 L single door refrigerator around 15k.
Priority:
1) Durable
2) Energy efficient ( BEE star)
3) Low electricity consumption
4) Both model name with inverter technology compressor and without.
5) Cost-effective

Kindly advice the wright models.
thanks in advance

Regards,

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Joy,

It is difficult to get a single door refrigerator with inverter technology compressor in your budget. But I think this particular model would be really good for you and will fit in your budget:

Whirlpool 215 IMFRESH PRM 5S REGALIA (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/KK4wXTuuuN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nF4Bfc )

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hi abhishek
can u suggest any refrigerator of around 350 L - budget from 30 to 45k

need your suggestion asap - need to buy refri within 2-3 days

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi RG,

You can look at these models:

Samsung RT37K37647E/HL 345 lts (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/FwnL9TuuuN )

Whirlpool PRO 375 ELT 4S 360 lts (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2n5b0iJ )

LG GL-U402JHSL (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/XNxWn!NNNN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2myRkjD )

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Swapnil Mogarekar

Hello Abhishek,

I am confused between two models
1. Haier HRB-3403BS which has freezer ar bottom
2. Samsung Convertible RT24JSRZAUT/TL 253Ltr

Haier is good on aesthetic and convenience but I am not sure about its performance and electricity consumption. Can you please help me to choose one? Or suggest any similar model except whirlpool

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Swapnil,

I am not able to find specifications of Samsung Convertible RT24JSRZAUT/TL 253Ltr, so cannot comment. Haier HRB-3403BS would not be great on electricity consumption. What is your budget for this refrigerator?

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Swapnil Mogarekar

Below 24K

You can consider any Samsung Convertible fridge

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Swapnil,

Convertible Fridges are expensive. The cheapest I could find was Samsung RT28K3953PZ for 24890 on Flipkart (Link: http://fkrt.it/UglS8TuuuN ) .... all others are expensive.

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Hello Sir,
Will You Please provide Me with a list of the best double door refrigerator below 23000 INR..

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Here you go:

1) LG Gl-Q292STNM (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/H7uQ8TuuuN ,Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2m9CjFb )

2) SAMSUNG RT28K3023SE/HL

3) SAMSUNG RT28K3043S8/HL (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/HrID~TuuuN ,Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2n6jsPt )

4) SAMSUNG RT28K3043S8/NL (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/rzZZx!NNNN ,Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2n6nFTk )

5) WHIRLPOOL NEO DF258 ROY 3S (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/HrsA5TuuuN ,Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nlsfJs )

6) WHIRLPOOL NEO FR258 ROY 3S REGALIA (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/rzvDZ!NNNN ,Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2mOd8vs )

7) LG GL-Q282STNM (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/rzUyZ!NNNN ,Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2nlCJsh )

8) HAIER HRF-2674BS-R (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/rzIKO!NNNN )

9) HAIER HRF-2674CRI-R

10) HAIER HRF-2674PSG-R (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/rzrQy!NNNN )

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Dear Abhishek,

Please advice for the refrigerator. My requirement .
-Budget is 13,000 to 16,000.
-Direct cool
-Best 5 BEE rating valid till 31/12/2018

Kindly advice the model.

Regards,

Manoj

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at some of these:

LG GL-D201ASLI (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/Rt2nt!NNNN )
LG GL-B205KSLN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2mmEMPx )
LG GL-B205XSHZ (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2h1hgBw )
Whirlpool 205 ICEMAGIC POWERCOOL PRM 5S TTN or 215 IMFRESH ROY 5S REGALIA (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/hABv2TuuuN , Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2i0dSZ8 )
Panasonic NR-A221S (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/hZt6KTuuuN )

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Hello,

What are the major advantages of a multi-door over two-door refrigerators( if there are any)? And I would also like to know, which are the best models in three-door configuration available with a capacity between 300 to 400L?

Thank you.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Typically I have seen that multi door models either have big freezer, or separate section for the vegetables. So depending on your needs you can pick the one that offers what you need.

As there is no BEE ratings for multi door models, we do not have much data on energy efficiency, so my recommendations would just be based on some models that I have seen in the market.

Hitachi R-SG31BPND (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/M1Uw2!NNNN )
Hitachi R-SG37BPND (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/jGX7tTuuuN )
Whirlpool FP 313D PROTTON ROY (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/jGmVHTuuuN )

These models are good energy efficient models with separate bottom section for the veggies.

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Hello Abhishek Ji,
Can you please suggest me which refrigerator should I buy from the below mentioned and what would be your priority order for these refrigerators in regard of power consumption efficiency, looks, design, compressor, compartments and most importantly good after-sales service? I want to buy from any one of these-- LG, Samsung, Whirlpool. Please also mention the reasos why should I buy that so that I can analyse well. I live in a family of 4.

1) LG GL-U292JPOL/2016
2) SAMSUNG RT28K3953PZ
3) Whirlpool NEO IF278 ELT 3S (265 LTR)

Please reply. Thank you in advance.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Shantanu,

Below are the annual electricity consumption of these models:

LG GL-U292JPOL - 194 units
Samsung RT28K3953PZ - 243 units
Whirlpool NEO IF278 ELT 3S - 253 units

So the LG model would be most energy efficient. LG and Samsung will have inverter technology compressor which is better. Looks, design and compartments are personal choices and based on personal needs. So it will be difficult for me to comment on that. All 3 brands are good brands. I think LG model would be good.

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Thank you for your answer. But I have a doubt that whether the service of LG model good enough or not? Please also suggest me a refrigerator from these 3 brands within the range of 30000 which one you would like the most.
Thanks again.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Shantanu,

I cannot comment about the service as it is a local data point. Service levels vary from location to location. Your local users of the brands would be the best source of information for you on this.

You can get any of the models you mentioned earlier in a budget of 30K.

In LG you can look at:
GL-U292JSOL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2hSZOkJ , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/RnLN1!NNNN )
GL-I292STNL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2h1eiNt , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/R3uHF!NNNN )

In Whirlpool
NEO FR258 ROY 3S REGALIA or NEO IF258 ELT 3S (most 3 star rated models)

In Samsung
RT28K3924UZ or RT28K3424S8 (both BEE 4 star rated models) would be good.

The choice depends a lot on what you need. Samsung will have lesser sections in the fridge but more space to put bigger vessels. LG will have more sections. So you will actually have to look at a model that fits your needs.

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Thank you Abhisekh for your advice. Now please tell me one thing, whose body material is good and durable for those refrigerators which you've mentioned, including the front door, side walls and overall. Which one do you think has the best build?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Shantanu,

The body material is quite similar in all these top brands and differences are minor. I have personally experienced most of them and based on that I felt that my Whirlpool model was slightly better on durability (but this was an old model which I had earlier). But then whirlpool does not have inverter technology which is a huge energy saver and in general a better technology. Also whirlpool does not have interesting features like convertible refrigerators that give added benefits.

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Yes. Right. I have also heard that Samsung has great body materials but I am not confident about LG body type. So considering all factors, which one between these two should I choose? I am in great confusion. Please tell me. I need your advice.
1) Samsung RT28K3953PZ
2) LG GL-F282RSOL
Thanks in advance.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Shantanu,

I am sorry I cannot make a final decision for you, I think you will have to do it yourself. You can go and check both of them in store and decide for yourself.

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Hi ,
Can anybody suggest the best suited split door ref of more than 500 ltr capacity.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at these:

Samsung RT54K6558SL/TL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2hc5PMf , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/hZSj7TuuuN )
Samsung RT56K6378SL/TL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2i0e1fb , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/R3341!NNNN )
Hitachi R-VG610PND3 (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/hL3ZNTuuuN )

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Hello Abhishek,

Can you please suggest side by side and French door refrigerators which are energy efficient ,reasonable price and good features .

Thanks,
Sowjanya

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Sowjanya,

BEE does not measure side by side and french door refrigerators and manufacturers hardly publish any data for them as well. So I cannot tell you the right models. I am sorry.

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V V S RAJESH KAMIREDDY

Hi, Abhishek thanks for technical detailing.
Needed for 4 Members.
Priority:
A) Best in Purpose
B) After sales and service
C) Top or Bottom mount freezer
D) Prefered Your choice of brand or we are thinking of Hitachi, Bosch, Siemens
E) Mostly not interested in Godrej, Haier, Whirlpool..

Thank you in advance.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Rajesh,

We suggest going for BEE 3 star and up for refrigerators and within your brands of choice here are some models that I could find:

Bosch KDN30VR30I (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2hUlgs4 ) this is a 288 lts model, has inverter technology compressor and good on technology in general.

Hitachi R-H350PND4K (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2hbY6Ob , Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/hKFPoTuuuN ) this is a 318 lts model, also has inverter technology compressor and is good in technology.

I think about 300 lts is good for a family of 4. But if you think otherwise, let me know.

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hi what are newest models of lg/samsung in 300-400ltrs with best features.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Anu,

What features are you looking for?

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I planning to purchase LG 260 Ltr 3 Star GL-T292RPZM, Can u please suggest any other model nearer to the same feature, Dual Fridge Model, what is the electricity for this model

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Dinesh,

This model is currently not listed in BEE's database for refrigerators: https://beestarlabel.com/Home/Searchcompare

However a BEE 3 star rated 260 lts model from LG is rated at about 238 units per year.

You can look at similar models from Samsung:

Samsung RT30K3723S8
Samsung RT28K3953PZ
Samsung RT30K3753SP
Samsung RT30K3953RZ

These are 3 star rated convertible refrigerators from Samsung with electricity consumption about 243-248 units per year.

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Kindly suggest few energy efficient single door refrigerators under 25k

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

In LG you can get 3 options of 270 lts:

LG GL-B285BGSN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2hUpmAw )
LG GL-B285BSPN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2hbZFLX )
LG GL-B285BGPN (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2hUu0yi )

In Samsung there are 230 lts options:

Samsung RR23J2835SZ/TL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2hqGyKu )
Samsung RR23J2835PX/TL (Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2i9YWuV )

Or there is a 215 lts option in Whirlpool:

Whirlpool 230 IMFRESH ROY 5S (Flipkart Link: http://fkrt.it/RQ7ya!NNNN & Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2h1jzEP )

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Hello
I want to know about Samsung RT28K3022VJ and its annual electricity consumption..????

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

It is a BEE 2 star rated model with annual electricity consumption of about 303 units.

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Can you suggest best double door refrigerator < 25000

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at these BEE 4 star rated refrigerators:

LG GL-I302RTNL Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2eqn07i
LG GL-Q282STNL Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2f3Nihf
LG GL-I292STNL Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2f3BknI

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pls suggest between samsung RT28K3753BS Top Mount Freezer with Digital Inverter 253 L and RT28K3424S8 Top Mount Freezer with Digital Inverter 253 L here 1st one is convertible,3star rating and 2nd one is of 4star rating but not convertible

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Kuldeep,

You have found the 2 of the most efficient models from Samsung. The model RT28K3424S8 is BEE 4 star rated with rated annual electricity consumption of 195 units. RT28K3753BS is a BEE 3 star rated model with rated annual electricity consumption of 243 units. These numbers are in test conditions and we have observed that in real, it consumes about 20-30% more. So you can assume that you can save 60-65 units in a year. Now the good part with smart convertible refrigerator is that you can change the freezer to refrigerator and that can actually nullify the advantage the 4S rated refrigerator has. But that can happen only if you use the convertible feature and change it to refrigerator. Based on my personal experience, even if you have slightest of needs of ice then the freezer mostly remains in freezer mode (it happens in my family, it can be different in yours). And then you do not get the benefit of convertible freezer.

If you have needs of more space to store veggies and you do not need ice then you can safely go for convertible as you can save more electricity by keeping it on refrigerator mode and then it would be as efficient as the other model.

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thanks for the suggestion now i will go with samsung convertible refrigerator as in winters we don't use freezer and here electricity unit is 6 which is also very less .

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difference between RT28K3723UT Top Mount Freezer with Digital Inverter 253 L and RT28K3722UT Top Mount Freezer with Digital Inverter 253 L there is 500rs gap and i also want to know which one is latest model my budget is 25000 can anyone suggest samsung convertible model to me????

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