Refrigerators

Top 10 Best Refrigerators in India 2020 – Buyer’s Guide & Reviews!

Best Refrigerators in India: Is your food getting wasted due to a lack of proper storage facilities? Are you more interested in drinking cool drinks and eating ice cream? Are your family members asking for cooling water during the summer? Do guests visit your home regularly and you are facing problems in treating them with cool drinks?

You can fulfill all these requirements and also a lot more like this by just buying the best refrigerator. Refrigerator became a common good at home nowadays.

“REFRIGERATOR AT HOME REDUCES LOT OF FOOD WASTAGE AND FULFILS MANY BASIC NEEDS”

Best Refrigerators in India

Mainly refrigerators are purchased based on capacity which is measured in liters and the type of refrigerator doors such as single, double, or triple doors.

Capacity: It is the total internal space available inside the fridge. Ranges from 50 liters to 500 liters.

Suitable For Type Capacity Price Range
Bachelors Single Door Less than 200 liters 10,000 to 15,000
Couples Single Door 220 Liters 13,000 to 20,000
Small Families Double Door 250 to 300 Liters 20,000 to 25,000
Medium Families Double or Triple Door 280 to 350 Liters 25,000 to 35,000
Large Families French or side-by-side More than 350 Liters 45,000 to 1 lakh

Refrigerator types: Even though there are many types available in the market, the most preferred one is between the single-door or double-door refrigerators.

Single-door refrigerator: The storage space will be less. The deep fridge and the main space will be appeared by opening it. If your family size is small and seeking for low budget refrigerator then one can go for it.

Double-door refrigerator: The storage space will be more. The deep fridge is separated from the main space. If your family size is medium and seeking for medium budget refrigerator then one can go for it.

Triple-door or side-side door refrigerator: These types of refrigerators are for high class people as they cost so high. The storage space and capacity will be more.

Along with these types, there are many brands in the market providing extra features.

  • Curd making facility: Some refrigerators can make curd by just placing the milk in it. This option helps the working employees as they face problems in getting curd as and when they require.
  • Touch kind of display to operate: On the front door there will be a touch screen available to regulate the temperature inside of the refrigerator.
  • Eggs holder: Most of the refrigerators provide the eggs holder on the side door.
  • Vegetable storage: Generally the tub to store vegetables will be provided inside the fridge. Now an added feature is that the extra door is being placed below side and a separate place is provided for the vegetable tub. So one no need to open the whole fridge door.
  • Fridge stand: As it is the basic requirement to have the fridge placed in a bit higher position at home. Many brands providing the refrigerator with the stand available in default. Otherwise, the dust gets accumulated below the fridge and can damage it.

Best Double Door Refrigerators

1. LG 260 L 3 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator

LG 260 L 3 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator...
  • Important note : This product is 4-star rated as per 2019 BEE rating and 3-star rated as per 2020 BEE rating
  • Frost Free Refrigerator: Auto defrost function to prevent ice-build up
  • Capacity 260 L: Suitable for families with 2 to 3 members or bachelors
  • Energy Rating: 3 Star

LG is a popular name in consumer appliances in India. Almost every house in India has at least one LG product. Better known for its reliability, LG refrigerators have some of the best compressors in the industry. This refrigerator comes with delectable features. It indeed qualifies as one of the best refrigerators under Rs 25,000 in India today.

  • Refrigerator Capacity: 260 liters of large capacity. It can suffice a family with 5-6 people.
  • Freezer Type: It’s a Frost-free refrigerator.
  • Annual Power Consumption: Low.
  • It consumes only 194 units per year: This is amazing compared to its large capacity.
  • BEE Ratings: 4 stars.
  • Number of Doors: It is a double door refrigerator; means a separate freezer box and fridge.

Maintaining the moisture balance is critical for preserving the freshness of vegetables and fruits that you place inside the vegetable box. This refrigerator comes with an innovative lattice-pattern box cover to maintain the optimum level of moisture inside the fridge.

Besides, this refrigerator comes with adequate storage space to keep sufficient 2L water bottles in the racks.

Pros
  • Smart inverter compressor saves power
  • Compatible with home inverter system
  • Smart Diagnosis feature
  • Moisture balancing qualities
Cons
  • Some customers have reported unsatisfactory after-sales service

2. Samsung 244L 3 Star Inverter Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator

Samsung 253 L 4 Star ( 2019 ) Frost Free Double Door...
  • Frost Free, Double Door: Auto defrost to stop ice-build up, Multi Flow: Yes
  • Capacity 253 L: Suitable for families with 2-3 members ; Shelf Material: Tempered Glass 2EA ; Digital Inverter Compressor: Consumes lower electricity in comparison to a Normal compressor
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor
  • Energy Rating: 4 Star ; Door Finish: Stainless Steel ; Exterior Finish: High Gloss Finish

L.G and Samsung are each other’s competitors. They often make it difficult to choose the best among them. Both are good energy savers and cost-effective models. Both have almost the same features and an Inverter Compressor motor. While Samsung looks a bit more elegant with the recess door handle. The reason it comes 2nd on the list is because of its smaller capacity.

  • Refrigerator Capacity-: 253 liters of capacity. It is best for a family with 4-5 people.
  • Type of Freezer: It is a Frost-free refrigerator
  • Annual Power Consumption: Low. It consumes only 195 units per year
  • BEE Ratings: 3 stars. It saves both electricity and running costs.
  • No of Doors: Double door refrigerator with a separate freezer
Pros
  • Inverter Compressor motor saves running cost
  • Digital Display with 5 modes of temperature settings
  • Appealing looks with recess handle
  • Energy Efficient-4 Star BEE ratings
  • Smart Connect Inverter
  • Easy-slide shelves
Cons
  • No door lock
  • Small vegetable box

3. Whirlpool 265 L 3 Star Double Door Refrigerator

Whirlpool 265 L 3 Star Inverter Frost-Free Double Door...
  • Important note : This product is 4-star rated as per 2019 BEE rating and 3-star rated as per 2020 BEE rating
  • Frost-free refrigerator; 265 litres capacity
  • Energy Rating: 3 Star
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor

Whirlpool is a tough competitor to many LG and Samsung refrigerators in India. Not only does it have a favorable rating among the customers, but the cost-effectiveness of the product becomes a very good purchase influence as well. This appliance is by far one of the best 3 star inverter refrigerators you can find in India and we have many reasons to support this claim.

  • Refrigerator Capacity-: 265 liters of capacity. It is best for a family with 4-5 people.
  • Type of Freezer: It is a Frost-free refrigerator
  • Annual Power Consumption: Low. It consumes only 190 units per year
  • BEE Ratings: 3 stars. It saves both electricity and running costs.
  • No of Doors: Double door refrigerator with a separate freezer

The large capacity of 265L accommodates more than four family members in a busy Indian house and allows you to store as much as you want. However, space crunch is an issue that can arise with this double door refrigerator.

Pros
  • Convertible freezer helps you increase storage space for large family
  • Can be connected to home inverter in times of power-cuts
  • Does not create a lot of unnecessary noise
  • Comes with innovative technologies that keep food fresh for longer
Cons
  • Has a very low width
  • Odor-control feature does not work very well as per some customers

4. Whirlpool 245 L 2 Star Double Door Refrigerator

Whirlpool 245 L 2 Star ( 2019 ) Frost Free Double Door...
  • Important note : This product is 2-star rated as per 2019 BEE rating and 1-star rated as per 2020 BEE rating
  • Frost Free, Double Door: Auto defrost to stop ice-build up
  • Cacapity 245 L: Suitable for families with 2-3 members . Dimension (WxDxH) (cm) : 56 x 66.2 x 158.6
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor

This Whirlpool 245 L 2 Star double door refrigerator makes more space for your frozen delights. This ref has a capacity of 245 liters while its voltage reaches to 250 volts. It comes with the 6th Sense DeepFreeze Technology that provides deep freezing with circular airflow while consuming minimal energy. This Whirlpool refrigerator not only has an anti-odor feature but has a fresh flow air tower that keeps a long-lasting freshness. It also comes with a user manual for further instructions.

  • Refrigerator Capacity-: 245 liters of capacity. It is best for a family with 3-4 people.
  • Type of Freezer: It is a Frost-free refrigerator
  • Annual Power Consumption: Low. It consumes only 244 units per year
  • BEE Ratings: 2 stars. It saves both electricity and running costs.
  • No of Doors: Double door refrigerator with a separate freezer
Pros
  • Deep Freezing Technology
  • Microblock Technology
  • Stabilizer-Free Operation
  • NeoFresh Advantage keeps a long-lasting freshness
  • Auto Defrost
Cons
  • No light in the freezer

5. Haier 320 L 3 Star Double Door Refrigerator

Whirlpool 245 L 2 Star ( 2019 ) Frost Free Double Door...
  • Important note : This product is 2-star rated as per 2019 BEE rating and 1-star rated as per 2020 BEE rating
  • Frost Free, Double Door: Auto defrost to stop ice-build up
  • Cacapity 245 L: Suitable for families with 2-3 members . Dimension (WxDxH) (cm) : 56 x 66.2 x 158.6
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor

Bottom Mount Freezer is a new in-thing in the refrigerator market. Having a 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.

  • Refrigerator Capacity-: 320 liters of capacity. It is best for a family with 5-6 people.
  • Type of Freezer: It is a Frost-free refrigerator
  • Annual Power Consumption: Low. It consumes only 265 units per year
  • BEE Ratings: 3 stars. It saves both electricity and running costs.
  • No of Doors: Double door refrigerator with a separate freezer

If you are looking for a bottom mount freezer fridge then your choices are quite limited, but Haier HRB-3404CKG-E is a great choice. This model has 360-degree airflow 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
  • It does not have an inverter compressor so temperature management will not be as consistent.
  • Also, the noise will be more than a model with an inverter compressor.

Best Single Door Refrigerators

1. Godrej 210 L 5 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator

Godrej 210 L 5 Star ( 2019 ) Direct Cool Single Door...
  • Direct Cool, Single Door: Economical requires manual defrosting
  • Capacity 210 L: Suitable for families with 2-3 members
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor
  • Energy Rating: 5 Star

Godrej is an Indian company headquartered in Mumbai known for a wide range of popular home appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators.

The E Pro 205 is a 210L budget single door refrigerator from the Godrej stable with a durable chassis and excellent performance backing the solid build quality.

  • Refrigerator Capacity-: 210 liters of capacity. It is best for a family with 3-4 people.
  • Type of Freezer: It is a Direct-cool refrigerator
  • Annual Power Consumption: Low. It consumes only 136 units per year
  • BEE Ratings: 5 stars. It saves both electricity and running costs.
  • No of Doors: Single door refrigerator

The Godrej E Pro 205 has the same look and feel of many earlier Godrej refrigerator models we’ve seen in the past. The hard plastic polycarbonate chassis is tough and feels durable.

The vertically placed long door handle is very much comfortable to hold and aids in easy opening and closing of the refrigerator door.

Pros
  • Durable build quality
  • A double-layered freezer compartment
  • Separate drawer for vegetable storage
Cons
  • The rear section is left uncovered

2. Whirlpool 190 L 3 Star Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator

Whirlpool 190 L 3 Star Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator...
  • Direct Cool Refrigerator, 190 L
  • Upto 9 Hour Cooling Retention during Power Cuts
  • Spacious storage - Store upto 3 2L bottles in bottle rack
  • Insulated Capillary Technology & Laminar Airflow

Though this refrigerator is a single door Direct Cool refrigerator, it is one of the most aesthetically designed appliances in its category. It boasts of some of the fascinating features like a robust recessed handle, large crisper, a spacious freezer, and easy-to-use ice trays.

The adjustable pair of front legs enable you to elevate it slightly so that the water flows down the drainpipe smoothly during defrosting.

  • Refrigerator Capacity-: 190 liters of capacity. It is best for a family with 2-3 people.
  • Type of Freezer: It is a Direct-cool refrigerator
  • Annual Power Consumption: Low. It consumes only 168 units per year
  • BEE Ratings: 3 stars. It saves both electricity and running costs.
  • No of Doors: Single door refrigerator
Pros
  • Simple mechanism but with the maximum of efficiency
  • Stabilizer free operations
  • Excellent storage capacity despite its small size
  • Cooling retention capacity
Cons
  • Manual defrosting required
  • Not ideal for families having more than three members

3. LG 190 L 3 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator

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LG 190 L 3 Star Direct Cool Single Door...
  • Important note : This product is 4-star rated as per 2019 BEE rating and 3-star rated as per 2020 BEE rating
  • As per Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), there is 1 point energy rating drop in 2020 for refrigerators.
  • Direct-cool refrigerator; 190 litres
  • Energy Rating: 3 Star

Every L.G products are of high-quality. This particular model from L.G is one of the top-rated single door refrigerators in the market. It has 4.5-star ratings by more than 300 customers. It comes after Haier because it is more expensive and consumes more energy.

  • Refrigerator Capacity-: 190 liters of capacity. It is best for a family with 2-3 people.
  • Type of Freezer: It is a Direct-cool refrigerator
  • Annual Power Consumption: Low. It consumes only 165 units per year
  • BEE Ratings: 3 stars. It saves both electricity and running costs.
  • No of Doors: Single door refrigerator
Pros
  • Inverter Compressor Motor
  • 4 Star BEE ratings
  • Powerful in-built stabilizer
  • Base stand with a drawer
  • Smart connect to home inverter during power cuts
Cons
  • Poor quality base drawer
  • Vibrates and makes some noise

4. Samsung 192 L 3 Star Single Door Refrigerator

Samsung 192 L 3 Star Inverter Direct-Cool Single Door...
  • Direct-cool refrigerator; 192 litres capacity
  • Energy Rating: 3 Star
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor
  • Direct cool refrigerator: Economical and requires manual defrosting

This one is surely the most differently designed fridge on this list with this super-premium design. It has a purple and blue combination for its front and sides adding further to its design. While it supports quick ice making in its refrigerator, there is a tray underneath where you can keep things like butter and much more. Like many of the other mentions, this Samsung single-door fridge comes with a power-efficient compressor which also lasts you longer. Efficiency is guaranteed by its 5-star rating.

  • Refrigerator Capacity-: 192 liters of capacity. It is best for a family with 2-3 people.
  • Type of Freezer: It is an Inverter Direct-cool refrigerator
  • Annual Power Consumption: Low. It consumes only 162 units per year
  • BEE Ratings: 3 stars. It saves both electricity and running costs.
  • No of Doors: Inverter Single door refrigerator
Pros
  • The design is very elegant
  • Size is perfect up to a family of 4
  • This is 4 star fridge with 168 units to be consumed in a year which makes it energy efficient
  • The colour looks very descent
  • The price of the product is very attractive
Cons
  • For normal use no cons

How to Purchase the Best Refrigerators in India

Capacity: One can choose the capacity in liters they required based on the family size and usage.

  • For example, if family size is small then 50-150 liters will be enough. For medium family size, 200-350 liters and for combined and joint families, 400-500 liters.

Budget: As all the refrigerators provide the cooling effect, mainly it depends on the budget available with you. The cost varies based on the capacity (liters) and the type of the door.

  • The higher the capacity and having multiple doors, then the refrigerator costs more.
  • The lower the capacity and single door, then the cost will be less. The cost ranges from thousands to lakhs.

Power consumption based on star ratings: Anyway the power consumption of the refrigerators will be more compared to other things at your home like fan, light, and Television. Choosing the refrigerator with optimum power consumption can be done by checking the star ratings available on the product.

  • The more the star rating the less the power consumption is. For ex, the fridge with 1 star rating, the consumption is more and the one with 3-star rating, consumption will be less.

Precautions to take:

  • Make sure there is some space between the wall and the refrigerator placed at home. Otherwise, it gets damaged.
  • As it exerts more radiation place it in an open space.

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