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Best Refrigerators in India (Single & Double Door) in 2019 Review Reviews & Buyer's Guide

By on May 6, 2019 with 1,225 Comments  

Refrigerators or fridges 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. If you are looking for the best single or double door refrigerator/fridge in India in 2019, then you have landed at the right place.

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 Best Refrigerator/Fridge Brands and Best Models in Refrigerators. For the Buying Guide, click: here. To read about Latest Technologies in Refrigerators in India click here.

Best Refrigerator / Fridge in India in 2019

Here are a few handpicked ones:

1) Samsung RR20M1Y2XUT/HL 192 Lts – Best Single Door Fridge in 2019

The most commonly bought size range for single door refrigerators is between 180 and 200 lts. Typical budget that people have is about Rs 20000. When we searched for a model that satisfies these two criterions, is stylish, energy efficient and feature rich, Samsung RR20M1Y2XUT/HL came up as the best model. This BEE 5 star rated model is energy efficient and has Digital Inverter Compressor. The compressor provides it good control over temperature thus helping in keeping food fresh for a longer duration. The model also has Cooling Retention technology which can keep freezer cool for 9 hours during power cuts. The shelves are made of toughened glass which make them durable. It has auto close function and built in deodorizer to keep the smell inside the fridge good. It is a stabilizer free model just like most refrigerators available in market these days. On the whole a great buy.

Pros: Inverter compressor makes it energy efficient, reduces noise and also makes it compatible with Solar and power inverters in general.

Cons: As it is a direct cool model, it needs manual defrosting. Cooling retention technology just works on freezer and it would have been great if this model had a cool wall for the whole fridge.

Key Specs: 192 lts model (25 Freezer and 167 Fridge)

2) Whirlpool IF INV 305 ELT 292 Lts – Best Mid-Sized Double Door Fridge in 2019

Whirlpool’s range of models with Intellisense Inverter Compressor are quite popular these days. This BEE 4 star rated model is among some of the most energy efficient models in this size range in the market. This refrigerator has lot of sensors that optimise the performance of the refrigerator based on load, weather conditions and usage patterns. The inverter technology also provides it a stabiliser free operation and it can operate perfectly between 160-200V. The Whirlpool’s intellisence inverter technology cools faster and consumes less electricity. It also has micro block technology to prevent up to 99% bacterial growth. The fresh flow tower provides adequate cool air throughout the refrigerator. The active deo also keeps the air inside the refrigerator odour-free. On the whole it is a great refrigerator to keep food fresh for a long duration.

Pros: Inverter compressor makes it energy efficient, reduces noise and also makes it compatible with Solar and power inverters in general. Intellisense inverter compressor makes it fast in cooling and energy efficient too. Loaded with sensors for performance optimization.

Cons: Does not have the convertible feature that Samsung and LG fridges have. Does not provide individual temperature control for fridge and freezer.




Key Specs: 292 lts model

 

3) Whirlpool IF 515 3S – 500 Lts – Best Large Sized Double Door Fridge in 2019

This 500 lts Fridge model from Whirlpool is a great buy if you are looking for a bigger refrigerator for your house. It is a BEE 3 star rated model with Inverter Compressor. This refrigerator has lot of sensors that optimise the performance of the refrigerator based on load, weather conditions and usage patterns. The inverter technology also provides it a stabiliser free operation and it can operate perfectly between 160-200V. The Whirlpool’s intellisence inverter technology cools faster and consumes less electricity. This refrigerator has Whirlpool’s SealFresh Technology that keeps vegetables fresh for 12 days. One of the best feature of this model is the flexibility it provides for storage. It has Adapta Shelves that can be easily moved up or down to adjust for bigger utensils. It has twin seal crispers to store veggies with varied moisture content in different compartments. It has big space to store big containers. On the whole a great buy if you are looking for a big refrigerator.

Pros: Inverter compressor makes it energy efficient, reduces noise and also makes it compatible with Solar and power inverters in general. Intellisence inverter makes it fast in cooling and consumes less electricity. Good storage options.

Cons: No cool walls for power cuts. No convertible option for converting freezer to fridge. No individual temperature control for fridge and freezer.

Key Specs: 500 lts

 

4) Haier HRB-3404BS-R 320 Lts – Best Bottom Mount Freezer Fridge in 2019

Bottom Mount Freezer is a new in-thing in the refrigerator market. Having freezer at the bottom gives a lot of comfort in using a fridge as one does not have to bend down most of the time while using the refrigerator section. Haier is one brand that is aggressively bringing this feature to the customers. A premium Chinese brand, Haier has been gaining popularity in India and its products are certainly quite good and pocket friendly. If you are looking for a bottom mount freezer fridge then your choices are quite limited, but Haier HRB-3404BS-R is a great choice. This model has 360-degree air flow technology to keep every corner of the refrigerator cool. It also has a much bigger vegetable crisper to store a lot of vegetables. The 1-hour Icing Technology makes sure that you get ice as quickly as possible. It also has a cool pad to keep the fridge cool even during power cuts. Being bottom mounted, it has a big freezer and so it is good if you want more freezer space.

Pros: Being bottom mount freezer it significantly reduces your need to bend to pick things. BEE 3 star rating means that the fridge is decently energy efficient. Big freezer is good for people who want to have more freezer space.

Cons: Does not have inverter compressor so temperature management will not be as consistent. Also, the noise will be more than a model with inverter compressor.

Key Specs: 320 lts (86 freezer and 234 fridge).

5) LG GL-B201ASDX 190 Lts – Best Budget Refrigerator under 15000

This BEE 4 star rated single door model from LG is a great buy if you are tight on budget but still want to buy a good fridge. It is energy efficient and comes with an inverter technology compressor. It works on home and solar inverter giving you an option to easily run it during power cuts. It is a stabiliser free model that can work perfectly between 90-300V. The shelves inside are made of toughened glass which make them quite durable. On the whole a great model to buy if you are on a budget.

Pros: Inverter compressor makes it energy efficient, reduces noise and also makes it compatible with Solar and power inverters in general.

Cons: As it is a direct cool model, it needs manual defrosting. It does not have any cooling retention technology to keep it cool during power cuts.

Key Specs: 190 lts model

6) Samsung  RT28M3424S8/HL 253 Lts – Best Budget Double Door Fridge in 2019

This BEE 4 star rated refrigerator from Samsung is a great value for money refrigerator as it comes with great efficiency and is not very expensive. It has inverter technology compressor which makes it highly energy efficient and keeps the food fresh for long. It has a stabilizer free operation and it can work between 100-300V. It has power cool and power freeze options to quickly cool the freezer or the fridge. Inverter compressor also makes it easy to connect this fridge to a power inverter or solar inverter. This slightly trimmed down (in features) version of Samsung Frost Free refrigerator is a great buy in case you are slightly tight on budget but still want a good double door refrigerator.

Pros: Inverter compressor makes it energy efficient, reduces noise and also makes it compatible with Solar and power inverters in general.

Cons: It is not a convertible model which would have been better if you wanted more fridge space. Looks wise it is very basic.

Key Specs: 253 lts

7) LG GC-B247SLUV 687 lts – Best Side-By-Side Refrigerator in 2019

Side by Side refrigerators are not rated by BEE, but still if you want a model that is energy efficient then look for a model with inverter technology. Even within inverter technology, a model with linear inverter compressor from LG is quite energy efficient. This side by side model from LG has linear inverter compressor which makes it not only efficient but also very quite. This model from LG has multiple sensors to optimize the performance of the refrigerator. It also has separate evaporator for fridge and freezer giving more granular control. You can individually change the temperature of the fridge and freezer. This model is also a SMART model which can be controlled using a mobile phone using LG’s SMART ThinQ interface. It also has LG’s SMART Diagnosis feature where the fridge communicates itself with LG’s customer care in case of issues via your phone.  This helps in easy diagnosis of issues and quick fixes.

Pros: Linear Inverter compressor makes it energy efficient, reduces noise and also makes it compatible with Solar and power inverters in general. Large capacity and advanced technology.

Cons: Does not have water and ice dispenser if you are looking for one. Also does not have cooling retention during power cuts.

Key Specs: 661 lts

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Top Ten Single Door Refrigerators / Fridge in India in 2019

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  • Best Single Door Refrigerator less than 200 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • Godrej-RD EPRO 205 TAI 5.2
      • 190.00 lts
      • 119.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • Godrej-RD EPRO 205 TDI 5.2
      • 190.00 lts
      • 119.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRD-1955CKG-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 128.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRD-1955CRG-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 128.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRD-1955CSS-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 128.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRD-1955PKG-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 128.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRD-1955PMG-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 128.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRD-1955PMJ-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 128.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRD-1955PMM-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 128.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRD-1955PRG-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 128.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRD-1955PRJ-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 128.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRD-1955PRM-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 128.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Whirlpool-215 VITAMAGIC ROY 5S WINE DAHLIA
      • 200.00 lts
      • 133.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Whirlpool-215 VITAMAGIC ROY 5S WINE SCARLET SPRING
      • 200.00 lts
      • 133.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Samsung-RR20M1Y2XUT/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 130.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Samsung-RR20M1Z2XBS/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 130.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Samsung-RR20M2Y2XUT/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 130.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Samsung-RR20M2Z2XU7/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 130.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Samsung-RR20N182XB8/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 130.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-B201ASPY
      • 190.00 lts
      • 131.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-D201APZY
      • 190.00 lts
      • 131.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Whirlpool-200 IMPWCOOL PRM 5S SAPPHIRE EXOTICA
      • 185.00 lts
      • 130.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • VIDEOCON-REF VZ205
      • 190.00 lts
      • 136.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Haier-HRD-1954CBM-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Haier-HRD-1954CBR-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Haier-HRD-1954CBS-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Haier-HRD-1954CMM-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Haier-HRD-1954CPBS-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Haier-HRD-1954CRM-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Godrej-RD EDIVA 207 TDF 4.2
      • 192.00 lts
      • 151.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RR20M182YU3/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RR20N172YB8/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RR20N172YR8/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RR20N172YS8/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RR20N172YU8/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RR20N182YB8/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RR20N182YBS/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RR20N182YR8/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RR20N182YU8/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RR20N272YB8/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RR20N272YR8/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RR20N282YB8/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RR20N282YR8/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RR20N282YU8/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 162.00 units
  • Best Single Door Refrigerator between 200 lts and 300 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • Whirlpool-305 IMFRESH PRM 5S WINE MAGNOLIA
      • 280.00 lts
      • 148.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Whirlpool-260 IMFRESH ROY 5S WINE MAGNOLIA
      • 245.00 lts
      • 140.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • VIDEOCON-REF VZ255
      • 245.00 lts
      • 143.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Godrej-RD EPRO 225 TAI 5.2
      • 210.00 lts
      • 126.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Godrej-RD EPRO 225 TDI 5.2
      • 210.00 lts
      • 126.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • Godrej-RD EPRO 255 TAI 4.2
      • 240.00 lts
      • 146.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • Godrej-RD EPRO 255 TDI 4.2
      • 240.00 lts
      • 146.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-D241ABPY
      • 235.00 lts
      • 143.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-D241APGY
      • 235.00 lts
      • 143.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-D241APZY
      • 235.00 lts
      • 143.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-D241ARGY
      • 235.00 lts
      • 143.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-D241ASPY
      • 235.00 lts
      • 143.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Samsung-RR22N385XR8/HL
      • 215.00 lts
      • 133.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Samsung-RR22N385XU8/HL
      • 215.00 lts
      • 133.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Samsung-RR22M2Y2XS8/NL
      • 212.00 lts
      • 133.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Whirlpool-230 VITAMAGIC ROY 5S WINE DAHLIA
      • 215.00 lts
      • 137.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Whirlpool-230 VITAMAGIC ROY 5S WINE SCARLET SPRING
      • 215.00 lts
      • 137.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Liebherr-DB 2220
      • 220.00 lts
      • 141.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Liebherr-DB 2240
      • 220.00 lts
      • 141.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Liebherr-DR 2220
      • 220.00 lts
      • 141.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Liebherr-DR 2240
      • 220.00 lts
      • 141.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Liebherr-DSS 2220
      • 220.00 lts
      • 141.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Liebherr-DSS 2240
      • 220.00 lts
      • 141.00 units

Top Ten Double Door Refrigerators / Fridge in India in 2019

  • Best Double Door Refrigerator less than 300 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • Samsung-RT29JDRZFSA/TL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 159.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • Samsung-RT30M3425S8/HL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 159.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Whirlpool-IF INV 305 ELT CAVIAR BLACK (4S)
      • 292.00 lts
      • 184.69 units
    • Rank 2
    • Whirlpool-IF INV 305 ELT WINE ELECTRA (4S)
      • 292.00 lts
      • 184.69 units
    • Rank 3
    • Haier-HRF-2984PMG-E
      • 278.00 lts
      • 185.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Haier-HRF-2984PMJ-E
      • 278.00 lts
      • 185.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Haier-HRF-2984PRJ-E
      • 278.00 lts
      • 185.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Haier-HRB-2964PMG-E
      • 276.00 lts
      • 184.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Haier-HRB-2964PMJ-E
      • 276.00 lts
      • 184.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Haier-HRB-2964PRJ-E
      • 276.00 lts
      • 184.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • Haier-HRB-2764PMG-E
      • 256.00 lts
      • 180.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • Haier-HRB-2764PRJ-E
      • 256.00 lts
      • 180.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Haier-HRF-2784PMG-E
      • 258.00 lts
      • 182.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Haier-HRF-2784PMJ-E
      • 258.00 lts
      • 182.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Haier-HRF-2784PRJ-E
      • 258.00 lts
      • 182.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • LG-GL-T302RASN
      • 284.00 lts
      • 202.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • LG-GL-T302RBPN
      • 284.00 lts
      • 202.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • LG-GL-T302RHDN
      • 284.00 lts
      • 202.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • LG-GL-T302RHPN
      • 284.00 lts
      • 202.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • LG-GL-T302RPDN
      • 284.00 lts
      • 202.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • LG-GL-T302RSDN
      • 284.00 lts
      • 202.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • LG-GL-T302RSPN
      • 284.00 lts
      • 202.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Godrej-RT EON 290 SD 4.4
      • 290.00 lts
      • 208.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Whirlpool-IF INV 278 ELT CAVIAR BLACK (4S)
      • 265.00 lts
      • 190.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Whirlpool-IF INV 278 ELT WINE ELECTRA (4S)
      • 265.00 lts
      • 190.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT29JAMSEPZ/TL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 199.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT29JAMSERZ/TL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 199.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT29JAMSESZ/TL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 199.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT29JARYESA/TL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 199.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT29JARZEPX/TL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 199.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT29JARZESP/TL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 199.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT30M3744UT/HL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 199.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT30M3954R7/HL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 199.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT30M3954U7/HL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 199.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-C292RPZN
      • 260.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-I292RPZL
      • 260.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-T292RASN
      • 260.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-T292RBPN
      • 260.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-T292RHDN
      • 260.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-T292RHPN
      • 260.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-T292RSDN
      • 260.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-T292RSPN
      • 260.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
  • Best Double Door Refrigerator between 300 lts and 400 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • Samsung-RT36JDRZFSL/TL
      • 345.00 lts
      • 170.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • Samsung-RT37M3445S8/HL
      • 345.00 lts
      • 170.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Samsung-RT39M553ESL/TL
      • 394.00 lts
      • 221.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Samsung-RT39HAUDE1J/TL
      • 393.00 lts
      • 221.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Samsung-RT39HDAGESL/TL
      • 393.00 lts
      • 221.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Samsung-RT39HDJTESP/TL
      • 393.00 lts
      • 221.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Whirlpool-IF INV 375 ELT CAVIAR BLACK (4S)
      • 360.00 lts
      • 212.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-T402JBLN
      • 360.00 lts
      • 215.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-T402RTMN
      • 360.00 lts
      • 215.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-R402JPZN
      • 360.00 lts
      • 216.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-T402JASN
      • 360.00 lts
      • 216.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Whirlpool-IF INV 355 ELT CAVIAR BLACK (4S)
      • 340.00 lts
      • 207.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Whirlpool-IF INV 355 ELT WINE MAGNOLIA (4S)
      • 340.00 lts
      • 207.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Samsung-RT36JSMFEBZ/TL
      • 345.00 lts
      • 212.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Samsung-RT36JSMFESZ/TL
      • 345.00 lts
      • 212.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Samsung-RT36JSRFESL/TL
      • 345.00 lts
      • 212.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Samsung-RT36JSRYESA/TL
      • 345.00 lts
      • 212.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Samsung-RT36JSRZESP/TL
      • 345.00 lts
      • 212.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Samsung-RT37M3724SL/HL
      • 345.00 lts
      • 212.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Godrej-RT EON 350 SD 4.4
      • 350.00 lts
      • 219.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-T372JBLN
      • 335.00 lts
      • 212.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-T372RTMN
      • 335.00 lts
      • 212.00 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 1
    • LG-GL-T542GTMX
      • 495.00 lts
      • 243.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Samsung-RT49H567ESL/TL
      • 481.00 lts
      • 239.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Samsung-RT49M625ES8/TL
      • 478.00 lts
      • 239.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • LG-GL-T522GNSX
      • 470.00 lts
      • 236.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • LG-GL-T522GTMX
      • 470.00 lts
      • 236.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-T502FASN
      • 471.00 lts
      • 237.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-T502FBLN
      • 471.00 lts
      • 237.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Samsung-RT47M623ESL/TL
      • 465.00 lts
      • 236.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Samsung-RT47H537EUT/TL
      • 462.00 lts
      • 236.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Samsung-RT47H567ESL/TL
      • 462.00 lts
      • 236.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-T432FASN
      • 437.00 lts
      • 232.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-T432FBLN
      • 437.00 lts
      • 232.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT42HAUDE1J/TL
      • 415.00 lts
      • 224.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT42HDAGESL/TL
      • 415.00 lts
      • 224.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT42M553ES8/TL
      • 415.00 lts
      • 224.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT42M553ESL/TL
      • 415.00 lts
      • 224.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-I472QNSL
      • 420.00 lts
      • 230.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-I472QNSX
      • 420.00 lts
      • 230.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-I472QPZX
      • 420.00 lts
      • 230.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-I472QTMX
      • 420.00 lts
      • 230.00 units
  • Best Double Door Refrigerator greater than 500 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • Voltas Beko-RFF634IF
      • 610.00 lts
      • 255.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Voltas Beko-RBM743IF
      • 695.00 lts
      • 325.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Voltas Beko-RFF633IF
      • 610.00 lts
      • 310.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Samsung-RT65K7058BS/TL
      • 670.00 lts
      • 341.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • Samsung-RT61K7058SL/TL
      • 637.00 lts
      • 334.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Hitachi-R-V660PND3KX-(INX)
      • 601.00 lts
      • 334.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Hitachi-R-VG660PND3-(GGR)
      • 601.00 lts
      • 334.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Hitachi-R-VG660PND7 -(GGR) -V2.0
      • 601.00 lts
      • 334.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GR-H772HXHU
      • 603.00 lts
      • 335.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • IFB-RFFT545-EDNDES
      • 545.00 lts
      • 305.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • IFB-RFFT520-EDNDES
      • 520.00 lts
      • 293.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • LG-GR-H812HLHU
      • 630.00 lts
      • 358.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Samsung-RT56K6378SL/TL
      • 551.00 lts
      • 317.00 units

Top Ten BEE 3 Star Single Door Refrigerators / Fridge in India in 2019

  • Best BEE 3 Star Single Door Refrigerator less than 200 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • Godrej-RD EPRO 205 TDF 3.2
      • 190.00 lts
      • 175.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • LG-GL-B201RPZC
      • 190.00 lts
      • 180.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • LG-GL-B201RPZW
      • 190.00 lts
      • 180.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Haier-HRD-1953BMO-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 186.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Haier-HRD-1953BRO-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 186.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Haier-HRD-1953PMO-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 186.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Haier-HRD-1953PRO-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 186.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Haier-HRD-1953SKS-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 186.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Haier-HRD-1953SR-E
      • 195.00 lts
      • 186.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • LG-GL-B191KPOW
      • 188.00 lts
      • 180.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-B181RPRW
      • 185.00 lts
      • 180.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-B181RSOW
      • 185.00 lts
      • 180.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Samsung-RR20M172ZD2/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 189.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Samsung-RR20M172ZU2/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 189.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Samsung-RR20M182ZB2/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 189.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Samsung-RR20M282ZR2/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 189.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Samsung-RR20N1Y1ZSE/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 189.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Samsung-RR20N1Y2ZD3/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 189.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Samsung-RR20N1Y2ZS8/HL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 189.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Samsung-RR20N282ZS8/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 189.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Samsung-RR20N2Y1ZSE/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 189.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Samsung-RR20N2Y2ZB3/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 189.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Samsung-RR20N2Y2ZS8/NL
      • 192.00 lts
      • 189.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Whirlpool-215 IMPWCL ROY 3S ALPHA STEEL-E
      • 200.00 lts
      • 205.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Whirlpool-215 IMPWCOOL PRM 3S SAPPHIRE TITANIUM
      • 200.00 lts
      • 205.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Whirlpool-215 IMPWCOOL PRM 3S WINE Exotica
      • 200.00 lts
      • 205.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Whirlpool-215 IMPWCOOL PRM 3S WINE MAGNOLIA
      • 200.00 lts
      • 205.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Whirlpool-215 IMPWCOOL ROY 3S WINE MAGNOLIA
      • 200.00 lts
      • 205.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Whirlpool-215 VITAMAGIC PRO PRM 3S ALPHA STEEL
      • 200.00 lts
      • 205.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Whirlpool-215 VITAMAGIC PRO PRM 3S WINE ELECTRA
      • 200.00 lts
      • 205.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Whirlpool-215 VITAMAGIC PRO ROY 3S WINE DAHLIA
      • 200.00 lts
      • 205.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Whirlpool-215 VITAMAGIC PRO ROY 3S WINE ELECTRA
      • 200.00 lts
      • 205.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Intex-IRDG2053WB
      • 195.00 lts
      • 200.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • LG-GL-B201AASC
      • 190.00 lts
      • 197.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-B191KDSW
      • 188.00 lts
      • 197.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-B191KPRW
      • 188.00 lts
      • 197.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-B191KSOW
      • 188.00 lts
      • 197.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-D191KPOW
      • 188.00 lts
      • 197.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-D191KSOW
      • 188.00 lts
      • 197.00 units
  • Best BEE 3 Star Single Door Refrigerator between 200 lts and 300 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • Whirlpool-305 IMFRESH 3S INV PRM SAPPHIRE MAGNOLIA-E
      • 280.00 lts
      • 224.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • Whirlpool-305 IMFRESH PRM 3S Grey TITANIUM
      • 280.00 lts
      • 224.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • Whirlpool-305 IMFRESH PRM 3S SAPPHIRE Exotica
      • 280.00 lts
      • 224.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • Whirlpool-305 IMFRESH PRM 3S SAPPHIRE REGALIA
      • 280.00 lts
      • 224.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • Whirlpool-305 IMFRESH PRM 3S Wine Dior
      • 280.00 lts
      • 224.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Godrej-RD EPRO 255 TAF 3.2
      • 240.00 lts
      • 202.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Samsung-RR26N373ZBS/HL
      • 255.00 lts
      • 215.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Samsung-RR26N373ZR8/HL
      • 255.00 lts
      • 215.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Samsung-RR26N373ZU8/HL
      • 255.00 lts
      • 215.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Samsung-RR26N389ZBS/HL
      • 255.00 lts
      • 215.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Samsung-RR24M275ZR3/NL
      • 230.00 lts
      • 203.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Samsung-RR24M285ZR3/NL
      • 230.00 lts
      • 203.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Samsung-RR24M285ZU3/NL
      • 230.00 lts
      • 203.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Samsung-RR24M2Y2ZR3/NL
      • 230.00 lts
      • 203.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • Godrej-RD EPRO 225 TDF 3.2
      • 210.00 lts
      • 186.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • Whirlpool-260 IMFRESH PRM 3S Gold Exotica
      • 245.00 lts
      • 217.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • Whirlpool-260 IMFRESH PRM 3S WINE MAGNOLIA-E
      • 245.00 lts
      • 217.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • Whirlpool-260 IMFRESH ROY 3S Gold exotica
      • 245.00 lts
      • 217.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • Whirlpool-260 IMFRESH ROY 3S WINE MAGNOLIA-E
      • 245.00 lts
      • 217.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • VIDEOCON-REF VZ253
      • 245.00 lts
      • 224.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • MITASHI-MIRFDDG240V15
      • 240.00 lts
      • 220.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Samsung-RR22N383ZR2/HL
      • 215.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Samsung-RR22N3Y2ZR2/HL
      • 215.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Samsung-RR22N3Y2ZS8/HL
      • 215.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Samsung-RR22N3Y2ZU2/HL
      • 215.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RR22M272ZS8/NL
      • 212.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RR22M285ZR3/NL
      • 212.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RR22M285ZU3/NL
      • 212.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RR22M2Y2ZR2/NL
      • 212.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RR22M2Y2ZS8/NL
      • 212.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RR22M2Y2ZU2/NL
      • 212.00 lts
      • 198.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Godrej-RD ESX 236 TAF 3.2
      • 221.00 lts
      • 210.00 units

Top Ten BEE 3 Star Double Door Refrigerators / Fridge in India

  • Best BEE 3 Star Double Door Refrigerator less than 300 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • Haier-HRB-2963BS-E
      • 276.00 lts
      • 240.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • Haier-HRB-2963CKG-E
      • 276.00 lts
      • 240.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • Haier-HRB-2963CRG-E
      • 276.00 lts
      • 240.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • Haier-HRB-2963CRM-E
      • 276.00 lts
      • 240.00 units
    • Rank 1
    • Haier-HRB-2963CSS-E
      • 276.00 lts
      • 240.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRF-2983BS-E
      • 278.00 lts
      • 242.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRF-2983CKG-E
      • 278.00 lts
      • 242.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRF-2983CRG-E
      • 278.00 lts
      • 242.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRF-2983CRM-E
      • 278.00 lts
      • 242.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Haier-HRF-2983CSS-E
      • 278.00 lts
      • 242.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • LG-GL-T302RPDU
      • 284.00 lts
      • 248.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Whirlpool-IF 305 ELT Alpha Steel (3S)
      • 292.00 lts
      • 259.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Whirlpool-IF 305 ELT WINE MAGNOLIA (3S)
      • 292.00 lts
      • 259.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Whirlpool-NEO 305 PRM WINE MAGNOLIA (3S)
      • 292.00 lts
      • 259.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Whirlpool-NEO DF305 PRM COOL ILLUSIA STEEL (3S)
      • 292.00 lts
      • 259.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-C302KDSY
      • 284.00 lts
      • 253.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-C302KPZY
      • 284.00 lts
      • 253.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-C302RDSU
      • 284.00 lts
      • 253.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-C302RPZU
      • 284.00 lts
      • 253.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-T302RDSU
      • 284.00 lts
      • 253.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-T302RPOU
      • 284.00 lts
      • 253.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-T302RPZU
      • 284.00 lts
      • 253.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-T302RSDU
      • 284.00 lts
      • 253.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Godrej-RT EON 290 P 3.4
      • 290.00 lts
      • 261.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Godrej-RT EON 290 PC 3.4
      • 290.00 lts
      • 261.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Samsung-RT29JARMABX/TL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 248.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Samsung-RT29JSMSAPZ/TL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 248.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Samsung-RT29JSMSARZ/TL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 248.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Samsung-RT29JSMSASZ/TL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 248.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Samsung-RT30K3723S8/HL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 248.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Samsung-RT30K3753S9/HL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 248.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Samsung-RT30N3723S8/HL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 248.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Samsung-RT30N3753SL/HL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 248.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Samsung-RT30N3983B7/HL
      • 275.00 lts
      • 248.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • Bosch-KDN42VL30I
      • 297.00 lts
      • 270.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Haier-HRB-2763BS-E
      • 256.00 lts
      • 234.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Haier-HRB-2763CKG-E
      • 256.00 lts
      • 234.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Haier-HRB-2763CRG-E
      • 256.00 lts
      • 234.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Haier-HRB-2763CSS-E
      • 256.00 lts
      • 234.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Haier-HRF-2783BMS-E
      • 258.00 lts
      • 236.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Haier-HRF-2783BS-E
      • 258.00 lts
      • 236.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Haier-HRF-2783CKG-E
      • 258.00 lts
      • 236.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Haier-HRF-2783CMM-E
      • 258.00 lts
      • 236.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Haier-HRF-2783CRG-E
      • 258.00 lts
      • 236.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Haier-HRF-2783CRM-E
      • 258.00 lts
      • 236.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Haier-HRF-2783CSS-E
      • 258.00 lts
      • 236.00 units
  • Best BEE 3 Star Double Door Refrigerator between 300 lts and 400 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • Bosch-KDN43VU30I
      • 347.00 lts
      • 240.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • IFB-RFFT400-EDNDES
      • 400.00 lts
      • 277.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Samsung-RT39K5458SL/TL
      • 394.00 lts
      • 276.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Samsung-RT39M5538BS/TL
      • 394.00 lts
      • 276.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Samsung-RT39M5538S8/TL
      • 394.00 lts
      • 276.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Samsung-RT39M5538S9/TL
      • 394.00 lts
      • 276.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Samsung-RT39M5538UT/TL
      • 394.00 lts
      • 276.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • LG-GL-T402JPZU
      • 360.00 lts
      • 253.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GL-C402RPZU
      • 360.00 lts
      • 254.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • LG-GL-I402RPZY
      • 360.00 lts
      • 257.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • IFB-RFFT380-EDNDES
      • 380.00 lts
      • 272.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-T402RALU
      • 360.00 lts
      • 260.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-T402RCPU
      • 360.00 lts
      • 260.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-T402RPZU
      • 360.00 lts
      • 260.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • LG-GL-T372JPZU
      • 335.00 lts
      • 249.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-C372RDSU
      • 335.00 lts
      • 250.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • LG-GL-C372RPZU
      • 335.00 lts
      • 250.00 units
  • Best BEE 3 Star Double Door Refrigerator between 400 lts and 500 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • Whirlpool-IF 515 Alpha Steel (3S)
      • 500.00 lts
      • 285.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • IKEA-FROSTIG 331/92
      • 465.00 lts
      • 278.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Whirlpool-IF 480 ARGILE GOLD (3S)
      • 465.00 lts
      • 279.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Samsung-RT49K6758S9/TL
      • 476.00 lts
      • 295.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • Voltas Beko-RFF493IF
      • 470.00 lts
      • 292.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Whirlpool-IF 455 CAVIAR BLACK (3S)
      • 440.00 lts
      • 274.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • Whirlpool-NEO 455 ALPHA STEEL (3S)
      • 440.00 lts
      • 274.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • Samsung-RT49K6338BS/TL
      • 478.00 lts
      • 299.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GL-T502FPZU
      • 471.00 lts
      • 297.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT47K6238UT/TL
      • 465.00 lts
      • 296.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT47K6358SL/TL
      • 465.00 lts
      • 296.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Hitachi-R-V540PND3KX-(GGR)
      • 489.00 lts
      • 317.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Hitachi-R-V540PND3KX-(INX)
      • 489.00 lts
      • 317.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Hitachi-R-VG540PND3-(GGR)
      • 489.00 lts
      • 317.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Hitachi-R-VG540PND7 -(GGR) -V2.0
      • 489.00 lts
      • 317.00 units
  • Best BEE 3 Star Double Door Refrigerator greater than 500 lts (Click To Expand/Minimize)
    • Rank 1
    • Voltas Beko-RBM743IF
      • 695.00 lts
      • 325.00 units
    • Rank 2
    • Voltas Beko-RFF633IF
      • 610.00 lts
      • 310.00 units
    • Rank 3
    • Samsung-RT65K7058BS/TL
      • 670.00 lts
      • 341.00 units
    • Rank 4
    • Samsung-RT61K7058SL/TL
      • 637.00 lts
      • 334.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • Hitachi-R-V660PND3KX-(INX)
      • 601.00 lts
      • 334.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • Hitachi-R-VG660PND3-(GGR)
      • 601.00 lts
      • 334.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • Hitachi-R-VG660PND7 -(GGR) -V2.0
      • 601.00 lts
      • 334.00 units
    • Rank 5
    • LG-GR-H772HXHU
      • 603.00 lts
      • 335.00 units
    • Rank 6
    • IFB-RFFT545-EDNDES
      • 545.00 lts
      • 305.00 units
    • Rank 7
    • IFB-RFFT520-EDNDES
      • 520.00 lts
      • 293.00 units
    • Rank 8
    • LG-GR-H812HLHU
      • 630.00 lts
      • 358.00 units
    • Rank 9
    • Samsung-RT56K6378SL/TL
      • 551.00 lts
      • 317.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Hitachi-R-V610PND3KX-(INX)
      • 565.00 lts
      • 334.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Hitachi-R-VG610PND3-(GGR)
      • 565.00 lts
      • 334.00 units
    • Rank 10
    • Hitachi-R-VG610PND7 -(GGR) -V2.0
      • 565.00 lts
      • 334.00 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. in 2019

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Best Refrigerators / Fridge Brands in India in 2019

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

If you are looking for reviews of various brands, you can check our brand review section over here: Link. Or you can click on the specific brand name mentioned above.

Buying Guide:

Different types of refrigerators / fridge

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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About the Author:
Abhishek Jain is an Alumnus of IIT Bombay with almost 10 years of experience in corporate before starting Bijli Bachao in 2012. His passion for solving problems moved him towards Energy Sector and he is keen to learn about customer behavior towards Energy and find ways to influence the same towards Sustainability. .

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