Best Refrigerators in India (December 2019)

by | Dec 6, 2019

It’s summer and we are thirsty.

After a long tiring day, when you reach home you would be craving for a glass of cold water, aren’t you?

And you need a good fridge for exactly that.

In the hunt for the best refrigerators in India, we came across certain models that we honestly think is worth taking a look at and are best at what they do.

Here is the best six refrigerators that you can purchase in the Indian market at present:

Take a pause and start reading!

Best Refrigerators in India

1. Samsung RR20RBest Single Door Refrigerator
2. LG GL-C292SASXBest Double Door Refrigerator
3. Hitachi R-WB550Best Side by Side Refrigerator
4. Whirlpool FP 313D Best Triple Door Refrigerator
5. Godrej GF 236 Best Value for Money Refrigerator
6. Haeir HRF-2783BSBest Convertible Refrigerator
7. Whirlpool 205 IMPHonorable Mention

1. Samsung RR20R

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Best Single Door Refrigerator
  • Excellent inverter compressor
  • Suited for stylish kitchen interiors
  • 5-star energy efficiency rating

Samsung is one of the least expected players in the single door budget refrigerator market in India. However, with the RR20R we’ve one serious contender for the top spot.

The Samsung RR20R is an elegantly designed 192 L single door refrigerator which comes with a perfect 5-star energy efficiency rating.

Design and Build Quality

The design and build quality of this Samsung refrigerator is top-notch.

Made using high-quality polycarbonate plastic, the Samsung RR20R comes with a glossy finish with attractive graphics decals on top.

The long vertical long handle is easy to hold and open the refrigerator door without any problems.

For improving the aesthetic beauty of this single door refrigerator, Samsung has enclosed the bottom part with a plastic shell.

The materials used for the construction of this Samsung double door refrigerator is of high quality and will stand the test of time easily.

5-star BEE Energy Efficiency Rating

Bureau of Energy Efficiency has given a five-star energy efficiency rating for this single door refrigerator.

The digital inverter compressor operates silently and is highly energy efficient.

It works automatically based on the load inside and helps to maintain an optimal temperature inside keeping the contents fresh for a long time.

You don’t have to be afraid of the shocking electricity bills anymore as these 5-star rated appliances are rated to use bare minimum energy while in operation and almost zero energy while being idle.

Hardware Features

The shelves on this Samsung single door refrigerator is made of toughened glass and can hold the weight of even the heaviest vegetables with relative ease.

The cooling retention capability of this refrigerator is commendable.

Thanks to the excellent insulation, this fridge can keep the contents inside cool up to 9 hours, in case of a power outage.

Miscellaneous

Samsung provides a year’s worth of comprehensive warranty with this device plus an additional 10-year warranty on its digital inverter compressor.

Verdict

The Samsung RR20R has an elegant design that is very attractive to look.

The inverter compressor inside has been proved to be efficient in the past with various models and the same shine with this product in terms of performance.

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Excellent cooling retention
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Efficient digital inverter
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Closed backside

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 Specifications

Capacity192 Litre
Star Rating5 star
Built in StabilizerYes
Compressor TypeDigital Inverter

2. LG GL-C292SASX

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Best Double Door Refrigerator
  • Smart diagnosis
  • Inverter linear compressor
  • Stabilizer free operation

LG is one of the key players in the Indian home appliance market. Maybe because India does have one of the fastest rising middle classes on the planet right now.

The GL-C292SASX refrigerator from LG is a double door unit which comes with a plethora of features with an asking price under Rs.25,000.

Design and Build Quality

The LG GL-C292SASX is a double door refrigerator with dimensions 585 x 1475 x 703 mm being the width, height and depth measures respectively.

It comes with a capacity of 260 litres which is enough for a family of 4-5 members.

The handlebar is coated with a textured finish anti-stain material feels nice to hold and it does provide a tactile gripped feel.

The recessed backdrop of the handlebar along with the minimal fit and finish of this refrigerator makes it the best candidate for any type of home decor.

The rear side of this refrigerator is covered with a plate covering the coils for better aesthetics and from a safety standpoint.

4-star BEE Energy Efficiency Rating

Being a 4-star energy rated unit, this fridge consumes less power when compared with the traditional energy-hungry models that existed in the past, which is safe to say more of a myth these days.

The type of compressor employed in this model from LG is a smart linear inverter type compressor which is very energy efficient than a rotary or reciprocal type compressor.

Since there are no noticeable moving parts inside this compressor, the operation is very silent.

The smart inverter compressor determines the load inside the refrigerator automatically and adjusts the power required thereby making a huge margin in power savings.

Hardware Features

LG has provided multiple vents throughout the refrigerator to have a uniform cooling all around the storage case with balanced temperature levels.

The crisper which is used to store fresh vegetables come with a lattice-type cover which balances the moisture content inside and keeps the vegetables fresh for a longer duration.

Unlike other refrigerators in its segment, the LG GL-C292SASX comes equipped with a top-mounted LED light strip which not only saves energy but also provides a uniform light spread inside the refrigerator.

The 2L bottle storage unit will let you place water and other beverages in an enclosed section to prevent the bottles from flipping over while opening and closing the door.

Furthermore, toughened glass shelves provide enough space for keeping vegetables and other perishables and is easier to access.

Smart Features

The Smart Connect feature on this refrigerator will connect the unit to run off from an inverter (if connected) automatically in case the power goes down.

Also, Solar smart technology enables this fridge to runoff from a solar grid directly.

The fluctuating DC from the solar grid is converted to fixed DC voltage by the built-in inverter on this fridge.

The Smart diagnosis lets you scan the refrigerator for malfunctions automatically.

If any defect is detected, it will transfer the data to your phone and you can then call the customer care and pinpoint the problem.

Verdict

The LG GL-C292SASX is a very capable double door refrigerator that is loaded with smart features that will make your life much easier.

With the 4-star BEE energy efficiency rating, this refrigerator from LG won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

The smart inverter type compressor is silent in its operation.

With a few moving parts inside, there is very little maintenance for the motor which is the single most important component of the refrigerator.

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Solar smart technology

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Faster, uniform cooling

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Large water storage tray

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Smaller egg tray

 Specifications

Capacity260 Litre
Star Rating4 Star
Built in StabilizerYes
Compressor TypeSmart inverter

3. Hitachi WB550

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Best Side by Side Refrigerator
  • The external ice and water dispenser
  • Large vegetable storage compartment
  • Stabilizer free operation

Hitachi is a Japanese conglomerate with business spread over a broad spectrum of areas ranging from home appliances to financial services to automotive systems.

The Hitachi WB550 is a premium side by side refrigerator available in the Indian market for under a budget of Rs.100,000.

Design and Build Quality

This refrigerator is made using a mix of high-quality plastic and polycarbonate materials.

The design is fairly modern and will suit your home decor with pleasant aesthetic beauty.

The integrated central door handles are large and easy to grasp your hands on. The opening and closing of the doors are easy and quick.

The Hitachi WB550 comes with exterior water and ice dispenser that can be used without really opening the door.

Performance

Hitachi has equipped this side by side refrigerator with an inverter compressor for maximum efficiency.

Inverter compressors are known for their energy efficiency, low noise operation and less maintenance.

Assisting the powerful inverter compressor inside are two cooling fans for the refrigerator compartment and one for the bottom freezer section to aid uniform cooling.

Hitachi has introduced an eco-mode in this side by side refrigerator which is intended to save energy while you and your family are on a long trip.

It helps you keep the contents inside fresh without any major spike in electricity consumption.

Quick cooling and ice-making options are available as well. The freezer of this refrigerator can be cooled up to -17 degrees and the refrigerator compartment can have a temperature range of 1-7 degrees.

Miscellaneous

The Hitachi WB550 comes with height adjustable compartments inside.

This helps immensely when you have more quantity of certain stuff to store in the refrigerator on special occasions such as milk.

The double-layered freezer has a drawer-type construction for easy access.

The upper layer of the freezer has the ice cooling setup and the lower layer can be used for freezing pastries or ice creams.

The touch screen controller in the front of this refrigerator displays the current temperature and mode of operation.

The touch capacitive buttons light up when you press to activate these functions such as quick cooling and child lock mode.

Verdict

The Hitachi WB550 is a great asset for a large family having 7-8 members.

This 638-litre side by side refrigerator comes loaded with features and is backed by an energy-efficient, low maintenance inverter type compressor.

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Touch screen controls

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Spacious interior

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Excellent build quality

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No inbuilt stabilizer

 Specifications

Capacity586 Litre
Star Rating
Built in StabilizerNo
Compressor TypeInverter compressor

4. Whirlpool FP 313D

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Triple Door Refrigerator
  • Suited for joint families
  • Best for storing non-veg items
  • Power-efficient operation

Whirlpool is one of the best refrigerator brands in India.

The FP 313D is a triple door refrigerator from Whirlpool which has a capacity of 300 litres with separate zones for keeping contents without being intermixed with each other.

The separate zoning also helps in reducing the odour from mixing.

Design and Build Quality

The design of this refrigerator is one of its standout features.

Having won many design awards around the globe, this fridge is one of the better-looking models out there in the market.

This unit measures 601 x 1874 x 717 mm and is suitable for large families.

The three-door formats help you keep the vegetables, fruits and beverages in separate compartments making them easily accessible.

Active Fresh Technology

The Whirlpool FP 313D has a patented sixth-sense Active fresh technology that keeps the moisture level in check thereby keeping the farm produce fresh.

The micro blocks technology which compartmentalizes the entire fridge with anti-microbial additive coating prevents bacterial growth inside.

There is also the zeolite technology built-in, which absorbs the methane gas from the fruits and prevents them from excessive ripening.

5-star Energy Efficiency

Five-star rating for a home appliance is synonymous with power efficiency.

This refrigerator from Whirlpool comes with a 5-star rating that reduces the electricity bill considerably.

Miscellaneous Features

The air boost technology in the Whirlpool FP 313D pushes cool air from every corner to have a balanced temperature distribution all around.

The rotary compressor that runs the unit is very efficient and maintenance-free.

As a matter of trust, the company have provided a 1-year warranty on the refrigerator and an additional 10-year warranty on the compressor itself.

Frost-Free Operation

Frost-free cooling technology ensures that the freezer remains unclogged with ice.

There is no need for manual defrosting as in the case of a direct cool refrigerator and this saves a lot of time.

This unit also comes with a built-in stabilizer which protects the refrigerator from abnormal voltage fluctuations.

Verdict

The Whirlpool FP 313D is the best refrigerator for you if you live in an extended family and have enough space to accommodate the product.

Having three layers means, you can set separate compartments for each type of food and the most common problem in refrigerators, odour mixing won’t happen.

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Ample 300-litre storage space
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Triple door helps to prevent odour mixing

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Easily accessible

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Antimicrobial additive coating

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Rotary compressor is less efficient compared to inverter compressor

 Specifications

Capacity300 Litre
Star Rating5 Star
Built in StabilizerYes
Compressor TypeRotary

5. Godrej GF236

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Best Value for Money Refrigerator
  • Built-in deodorizer
  • Stabilizer free operation
  • Suited for a family of 2-3 members

Godrej is a popular brand in the Indian white goods market since time immemorial.

With the years of legacy behind, Godrej does have some great products in the market and the Godrej RT GF36 is one among them.

The Godrej RT GF36 is a relatively small 236L double door refrigerator which offers an exciting blend of energy-efficient 2-star BEE rated operation as well as an aesthetically pleasing design.

Automatic Temperature Control

This refrigerator packs an intelligent sensor-based operation that monitors the temperature, frost accumulation, the frequency of door opening etc and automatically performs frost removal which improves the overall cooling efficiency of the fridge.

Easy Ice Disposal

The ice trays on this double door refrigerator facilitate the twisted mode operation for easy disposal of ice cubes.

It only takes a twist of a knob to transfer these cubes into the glass thereby eliminating the need for tray removal.

Hardware Features

The spacious 2.5L bottle shelf on this double door fridge lets you keep all your bottles inside the cabinet leaving none outside.

The strong metal retainer keeps the bottles in place without tipping over even if the door is slammed hard.

Antibacterial Properties

Godrej’s antibacterial technology ensures that there’s no microbial growth inside the fridge.

The silver ions in the air duct and the microbe-resistant coated gasket keeps the food and vegetables inside fresh and clean.

There are a few polythene bag holders inside the cabinet compartment to suspend the bags that you buy directly inside the fridge. This saves a lot of time in arranging the stuff kept inside.

Miscellaneous

Godrej provides 1-year overall warranty on this product plus an additional 10-year on the compressor.

Verdict

Considering the capacity, energy efficiency and the features, the Godrej RT GF36 is one of the best double door refrigerators available in the market.

The body is well built and durable that will last for years in operation without any worries. Rust free coating leaves no worries about the corrosion attack as well.

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Thick insulation for better cooling

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Brighter LED lamp

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Large capacity bottle storage tray

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No cool pad

 Specifications

Capacity236 Litre
Star Rating2 Star
Built in StabilizerYes
Compressor TypeReciprocatory

6. Haier HRF-2783BS

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Best Convertible Refrigerator
  • Swift convertible refrigerator
  • Toughened glass shelves
  • Suited for a family of 3-4 members

Haier is in the news for setting up their manufacturing plant in India under the Make in India initiative.

Currently, the company sources products for the Indian market from China.

That said, the HRF-2783BS is Haier’s premium budget segment double door refrigerator offering to the Indian market.

The Haier HRF-2783BS comes with a capacity of 258L, suitable for a family of three to four members.

Design and Build Quality

The minimal design and the steel/silver finish give the fridge a sleek and stylish look that will match the aesthetics of kitchens quite easily.

The one thing that makes this double door refrigerator stand out from the rest is the convertible feature.

The freezer, if in need of extra storage can be converted to the fridge mode or vice versa in under 50 minutes. This feature lets you have the convenience of two machines at once.

Hardware Features

Haier’s turbo icing technology lets you have the cubes you wanted in just under 50 minutes.

The moveable ice tray lets you place it anywhere in the refrigerator making extra room for keeping other items such as bottles or fresh juices.

This refrigerator features a door lock that can be activated to keep your child from opening and closing the door unnecessarily and eating junk food on the way.

Miscellaneous

Spacious interiors and movable trays make this refrigerator easy to clean. Every nook and corners of this fridge are easily accessible.

The rubber gasket around the cabin can be unmounted easily and cleaned for preventing anti-microbial growth as well.

Haier India provides a 1-year overall warranty on this product as well as an extra 10-year on the compressor in case of any unforeseen mishaps.

Verdict

The Haier HRF-2783BS is a convertible double door refrigerator that gives you the convenience of switching the freezer position according to your requirements.

If you have a lot of beverages to store, switching the freezer to the bottom would give it a lot of storage space and if-else the vice versa.

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Powerful reciprocatory compressor

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Energy savings up to 35%

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Turbo icing technology

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Very tall form factor

 Specifications

Capacity258 Litre
Star Rating5 star3 star
Built in StabilizerYes
Compressor TypeReciprocatory

7. Whirlpool 205 IMP PRM 5S

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Honorable Mention
  • Excellent cooling retention
  • Energy-efficient refrigerator
  • Elegant and sleek design

Whirlpool is a legendary home appliance brand based out of the US as we all might know.

The WDE 205 IMP PRM 5S is an entry-level refrigerator from Whirlpool with a 190-litre capacity which suits a family consisting of 2-3 members conveniently.

Design and Build Quality

This refrigerator measure comes with a 190-litre capacity in a single door configuration.

The size of this Whirlpool refrigerator is compact enough to be placed in a small to medium-sized kitchen easily.

The recessed pocket handle on this budget single door refrigerator adds a flair of appealing aesthetics to the unit.

There is a lock-in case you want no one to open the door which is particularly useful when you are away from your home for days.

Hardware Features

The freezer in this refrigerator is placed on the top. There’s no need to bend down to pick ice cubes for chilled beverages.

The large crisper helps you store all your vegetables in the refrigerator itself.

The defrosting in this refrigerator is of the direct cool type which consumes less energy compared to the frost-free units in the market.

Rotary compressor and 5-star BEE rating

This fridge has been given the 5-star energy efficiency rating by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency Standards.

The rotary type inverter compressor employed in this refrigerator has very low maintenance costs throughout its operation.

The compressor on this product comes with 10 years of warranty, disposing of any worries that you may have about the durability.

This energy-efficient refrigerator offers offline cooling retention up to 9 hours even when the power is off.

Miscellaneous

This refrigerator employs insulated capillary technology that conceals the refrigerant flow path with proper insulation leading to enhanced compressor efficiency.

This product comes with a built-in stabilizer as well to protect it from sudden voltage surges and fluctuations.

Verdict

In search single door refrigerator that won’t burn a hole in your pocket when it comes to power consumption? You’ve hit the jackpot.

With the chrome-plated handle and the overall pleasing design and the powerful inverter compressor inside, this refrigerator will an asset to your kitchen for sure.

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Uniform cooling performance

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Large vegetable crisper

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Easy to clean the anti-bacterial gasket

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Noisy at times

 Specifications

Capacity190 Litre
Star Rating5 Star
Built in StabilizerYes
Compressor TypeRotary

The list of the best refrigerators in India never ends here.

We hope this post has given you a slight idea about the categorization in the refrigerator markets as a whole.

The models we included here are what we found interesting from the bunch.

If your product is right in here, bingo!

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How To Choose A Refrigerator: The Complete Buying Guide

Money can buy everything.

Or does it?

Buying the best product with the money in hand is the real challenge.

There are thousands of refrigerators in the market and you’re pampered with choices.

Refrigerators and air-conditioners are the two appliances which face huge demand during the dry months here in India.

In this section, we will detail the things you’ve to keep in mind while purchasing a refrigerator.

What?

Refrigerators are machines for cooling your consumables/fresh produce/beverages at a temperature lesser than the one you’ve in your room for a longer duration.

Why?

The hot and humid climate outside will make them stale very fast.

Perishables like vegetables have to kept at a lower temperature to keep fresh.

Also having cold water/beverage does quench your thirst in the hot climate.

How?

Interested in knowing how a refrigerator works?

Let’s break it down for you in simple words below :

  • The main component of a refrigerator apart from all the hardware stuff is the refrigerant. It’s what does the magic of cooling.
  • The compressor compresses the gaseous refrigerant to a high-pressure gas.
  • This high-pressure gas flows through the coils and when it comes in contact with the room temperature, converts to a cool high-pressure liquid state.
  • This high-pressure refrigerant flows inside the refrigerator absorbing the heat inside and cooling down the interiors.
  • The hot refrigerant then loses the pressure and cools down as it flows down to the evaporator where it is again converted into low-pressure gaseous form. This cycle repeats as in a loop.

Now that’s over let’s see what factors should you consider while selecting a refrigerator from the market.

1) Price

Having a budget in mind will definitely help you.

But having only a budget in mind will always hurt you.

Refrigerators come in a variety of sizes and prices. So having a rough idea of how much you can spend is beneficial.

As with every appliance out there, the price of refrigerators vary according to the capacity, features as well as the brand.

Single door refrigerators are the cheapest type of refrigerators available in the market.

For eg., the Haier HRD-1813BMS, a 181 L single door refrigerator costs only Rs.10,999 in India.

Double door and side by side refrigerators are the expensive ones in the lot.

There are refrigerators with prices tags upwards of a Lakh.

If you want, it is an entirely different story.

In general, the prices range from Rs.10,000 to Rs.90,000.

2) Dimensions

Buying a very large refrigerator to a house having a space crunch is not a very good idea.

Before zeroing in on the model, finalize a space for placing the fridge in your home.

This will save a lot of trouble afterwards.

Side-by-side refrigerators take up a lot of space.

So unless you have a very big kitchen or a hall with enough floor space, never think of owning one.

Double door refrigerators too take up space, but not as much.

Single door refrigerators are the most compact type of refrigerators in the market.

3) Features

Features play a large part in determining the price of a product.

It’s an obvious fact that pricier the product is, more will be the features too.

Double door and side by side refrigerators come feature packed which we will discuss a bit later.

Expensive refrigerators will give you choices like having a water/ice dispenser outside the fridge.

Is it necessary?

Well, it’s subjective.

But certain features like having toughened glass shelves, manual temperature control etc are very much desirable no matter what the budget is.

Let’s now see what are the options available in the market for a prospective buyer in case of a refrigerator.

Categorizing broadly on cooling type employed in these appliances, refrigerators are of two type :

1. Direct Cool Refrigerators

2. Frost Free Refrigerators

1) Direct cool refrigerators

Direct cool refrigerators make use of natural convection for defrosting the freezer compartment.

The main drawback of this system is that there will be ice accumulation inside the freezer.

This will require frequent manual defrosting.

Almost all single door refrigerators are the direct cool type.

A few of budget double door refrigerators also comes with direct cool technology.

Since there is no additional circuitry or hardware required, the direct cool refrigerators are cheaper and energy efficient than the frost free type.

2) Frost free refrigerators

Frost free technology is the latest trend in refrigerators.

It involves a heating element inside the freezer that will trigger once it detects an ice build up.

It automatically defrosts the freezer without any manual intervention.

However since the heating element draws power, these refrigerators consume more electricity and are expensive than the direct cool refrigerators.

4) Types 

Based on the form factor and the number of doors present, refrigerators are classified in to:

i) Single Door Refrigerator
ii) Double Door Refrigerator
iii) Side by Side Refrigerator

i) Single Door Refrigerators

These are the most affordable type of refrigerators available in the market.

If you are looking for a compact and affordable refrigerator, the chances are that these refrigerators will pique your interest.

This type of refrigerators comes with a single door with freezer placed at the top.

Almost all the single door refrigerators are of a direct cool type.

They consume less power as well. These refrigerators come with a capacity less than 300 L.

If you’re a bachelor or if your family consists of less than three members, a single door refrigerator is sufficient.

 ii) Double Door Refrigerators

Double door refrigerators as the name suggests has two doors.

One for the freezer compartment and other for the regular cooler section.

The capacity of a double door refrigerator varies from 250-700 L.

Compared to single door fridges, these devices will have more advanced features.

Double door refrigerators come with both direct cool as well as frost free technology.

So you must be careful while purchasing.

Unlike the single door refrigerators, you get a choice, and when you have one choose the better over the other.

iii) Side by Side Refrigerators

Side by side refrigerators is the most expensive type of refrigerators in the market.

The capacity of these refrigerators varies from 500 – 900 L.

These refrigerators have a shelf like a door with two open ends.

Some of the expensive side by side models may come with ice/water dispenser on the outside for easy access.

Based on the position of the freezer, refrigerators are classified into two as follows:

a) Top Mounted Freezer Refrigerators
b) Bottom Mounted Freezer Refrigerators

a) Top Mounted Freezer Refrigerators

Most of the refrigerators fall under this category.

The freezers in these refrigerators are placed on top.

On an energy efficiency standpoint, this is the best it can get.

If you prefer to have chilled beverages and ice cubes at a stretch, this would be the best bet.

b) Bottom Mounted Refrigerators

These are relatively new entrants to the market.

The freezer in these type of refrigerators is placed on the bottom and the normal cooling zone at the top.

If you consume a lot of fresh produce than frozen goods, this type of refrigerators may be the best.

5) Compressor

Compressors are one of the single most important components in a refrigeration system.

Mainly, there are two types of compressors in use among the refrigerators sold in the market. They are :

a) Rotary compressor
b) Reciprocating compressor

a) Rotary compressor

Rotary compressors have rotating rollers to compress the refrigerant inside the coils.

They are silent and produce less heat compared to the reciprocating compressors.

The main downside of a rotary compressor is that it consumes more energy.

b) Reciprocating compressor

Reciprocating compressors employ pistons instead of rollers.

These pistons are very efficient and have minimal maintenance.

The drawback of these compressors is that it’s noisy.

Other than the two above mentioned compressors, there is a new technology in the market – inverter compressors.

This technology lets the compressor run in the background without shutting down completely.

6) Advantages of an inverter compressor

– Less wear and tear

– Energy efficient

– High cooling efficiency

Summarizing, if there is a refrigerator with an inverter compressor is available within your budget, always go for it.

Apart from this, there are certainly other things that you must take into account while purchasing a refrigerator in India.

Let’s talk about them as well.

7) Star rating ( Energy efficiency )

Bureau of Energy Efficiency has a star rating for indicating the energy efficiency of the home appliances sold in India.

Having a 5-star means the maximum efficiency.

Although the initial cost for these 5-star products is high, on the long term they save you enough money to offset that.

We don’t force you to buy a 5-star product, but it is necessary to have a look at the energy efficiency and couple it with the features you require.

This will definitely have monetary benefits.

8) Built-in stabilizer

Power fluctuations are a normal scenario in India at present.

As these appliances are highly sensitive even to the minor variations in voltage, the chance of getting damaged during one is high.

Make sure you buy a refrigerator with built-in stabilizer. If not, buy a separate stabilizer.

Most of the double door and side by side refrigerators come with built-in stabilizer. But making sure it has is your duty.

9) Cool-pad

This feature is kind of an optional choice.

Usually found in expensive refrigerators, some of the double door refrigerators come with it.

What it does is that, during long power outages, these cool pads retain the cool temperature inside the fridge, keeping the contents inside fresh.