Top 10 best refrigerators in India for your home

To stay healthy in these days, it is very important to have hygienic food everyday.

So do you think from the next morning you will make a routine of going to the market and buying fresh vegetables every day?

No, my dear friend, the world will not allow you to do this, especially when you are in a 9 to 5 job and you are completely exhausted when you get home.

So what should you do?

May be a refrigerator will help you!

Why not?

A refrigerator can store your vegetables throughout the week. Even it will control moisture to maintain its freshness.

So your problem is solved and you no longer need to go to the vegetable market everyday.

You just need to sit comfortably and enjoy fresh food for the entire week.

But buying a refrigerator is not an easy task. You have to do complete research to get a good one, which is not an overnight process.

So to save your time and effort, I have done extensive research on it and listed the top 10 best refrigerators in India for home use.

Let’s get into it.

“Before buying, I would strongly recommend reading our refrigerator  buying guide to get a clear idea”

1

LG 260 Litres 3-Star refrigerator(GL-I292RPZL)

LG 260 Litres 3-Star refrigerator
Our rating
5/5
Key features
  • 260L Capacity
  • 3-star ratings
  • Smart inverter technology
  • Smart diagnosis
  • Moisture control
  • Multi airflow vent
  • Stabilizer free (100V~320V)
  • Ecofriendly Refrigerant
  • Top led
  • 10-year warranty

LG is one of the largest consumer goods manufacturing companies in the world. There are lots of products in their portfolio ranging from LED tv, washing machine, air conditioner to refrigerator. Lg refrigerators are well known for their silent and seamless performance.

Among all refrigerators from Lg and other brands, we found the GL-I292RPZL model is the best refrigerator in India, in terms of performance, design, features, and value for money.

The refrigerator comes with a 260-liter capacity frost-free double door attachment that is much suitable for your entire family. It features smart inverter technology that maintains the specified temperature by controlling the compressor speed, resulting in reducing power consumption without hindering performance.

For this inverter technology the fridge can handle the voltage fluctuation from 100v to 290v, so there is no need to spend some extra bucks purchasing a stabilizer.

It has multi-port airflow vents followed by multi nozzle sprayer(Ice beam door), That circulates the air coming from the vent throughout the refrigerator, ensuring that it maintains the even temperature in each and every corner of the refrigerator.

Along with fridging, the refrigerator is also capable of balancing the moisture to maintain the freshness of the vegetable. For this There is a special lattice-type box cover that condenses and evaporates the excess moisture from the food and maintains the optimum humidity inside the box.

Except these features we found an innovative technology here that is the Smart diagnosis technology. 

If you face any problem, you need to call customer care and they will ask you to open and close the big door 5 times in 6 seconds to activate the Smart Diagnosis mode. After receiving the beep sound you just need to open the upper door and place your mobile on the top right corner, so that the customer representative can listen to the sound code produced by the refrigerator and, if possible, further guide you to fix the problem yourself or send their technician to fix that. Sounds cool, isn’t it!

Except this the elegant and premium modern design of this refrigerator will enhance the overall look of your kitchen.

Pros
  • Best value for money
  • Power-efficient
  • Stabilizer free operation
  • Smart diagnosis
  • 10 years warranty
Cons
  • Shelves are not removable or adjustable.
2

Samsung 244L 3 Star Inverter Frost Free Refrigerator

Samsung 244L 3 Star Inverter Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator
Our rating
5/5
Key features
  • 244L Capacity
  • 3 star ratings
  • Digital inverter technology
  • Moisture control
  • Multi airflow vent
  • Stabilizer free (100V~300V)
  • Curd Maestro
  • Door Alarm
  • Power cool
  • 10-year warranty

Samsung is another consumer goods manufacturing company in the world. Like LG, Samsung refrigerators are also very popular in India for their efficient performance and long-lasting.

Like the previous one, it has also inverter technology for constant, efficient, and silent performance.

There are multi-port air vents in almost every deck, which allows it to spread the cold air, each and every part of this refrigerator evenly.

Due to the presence of this inverter technology the fridge can itself handle voltage fluctuation from 100v to 300v. If the voltage goes beyond this range it automatically shuts down the compressor. So you do not require any external stabilizer to use this.

There is a moisture control vegetable drawer to maintain the idle humidity of the vegetable and prevent it from rotting or drying.

In this refrigerator, you can also make delicious yogurt and keep it for a long time without worrying about any weather conditions. For this, there is a dedicated draw that maintains passive temperature and humidity. Here you can freeze your curd for 7 days.

For instant cooling and ice-making, there is a rapid cooling option for this, which increases the compressor speed and cools quicker with the touch of a button. So you don’t need to wait long to drink cold water in painful heat.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Modern look
  • Power-efficient
  • Stabilizer free operation
  • Can make and preserve yogurt
  • 10 years warranty
Cons
  • Produce little noise after some month of use.
3

Whirlpool 190 L 2 Star Direct-Cool refrigerator

Whirlpool 190 L 2 Star Direct-Cool refrigerator
Our rating
4.3/5
Key features
  • 190L Capacity
  • 2-star ratings
  • Moisture control
  • Stabilizer free (130V~300V)
  • 10-year warranty

Whirlpool is primarily known for manufacturing refrigeration products. Whirlpool refrigerators are very popular in India for their great performance and affordable price. 

This is the best budget refrigerator on our list in India. If you want to buy a single door, budget-friendly refrigerator for your little family, this fridge would be the best choice for you.

Being such an affordable price, this refrigerator is also very energy efficient. It is rated 3 stars by BEE and consumes 168 units per year. It also has a built-in stabilizer that handles voltage fluctuation from 130v to 300v.

In this refrigerator food storing is never an issue as there are numerous shelves, draw, and racks for storing any type of food be it fruits, vegetables, cooked foods, large or small water bottles, Kanes, or eggs. Like others here you can also find a moisture control vegetable box to maintain optimum moisture in your vegetables and keep them always fresh.

Pros
  • Budget-friendly
  • Excellent cooling
  • Stabilizer free operation
  • 10 years warranty
Cons
  • Little noisy
  • Less features
4

Haier 195L 4 Star Refrigerator

Haier 195L 4 Star Refrigerator
Our rating
4.5/5
Key features
  • 195L Capacity
  • 4-star ratings
  • Moisture control
  • Antifungal gasket
  • Stabilizer free (135V~290V)
  • 10-year warranty

This is another stylish and affordable single-door refrigerator from a well-known  brand, Haier Like Whirlpool, Haier is also a leading manufacturer of refrigerators.

It is rated as 4 star by BEE and consumes only 151 units of electricity annually, which entitles it as the most power efficient affordable refrigerator in India.

Power fluctuation is the most common issue in India. Keeping this in mind almost all modern refrigerators have a built-in stabilizer function. So this refrigerator from Haier is also following this trend and works smoothly in voltage fluctuation between 135V to 290V.

The build quality of this refrigerator is excellent, it has toughened glass shelves, study vegetable box and strong racks plus the super smooth silk metallic design outer body looks gorgeous to the eye.

Pros
  • Budget-friendly
  • Power-efficient
  • Excellent cooling
  • Modern design
  • 10 years warranty
Cons
  • Can,t find any cons compared to price
5

Samsung 253L 2 Star Inverter Refrigerator

Samsung 253L 2 Star Inverter Refrigerator
Our rating
4.5/5
Key features
  • 253L Capacity
  • 2-star ratings
  • Moisture control vegetable box
  • Multy port air vent
  • Cool pack
  • Deodorizer
  • Stabilizer free (100V~300V)
  • 10-year warranty

For the 5th position again it goes to Samsung. With adequate performance and delicious pricing, Samsung is being loved by many Indians. 

This refrigerator is another variant of the previous model from Samsung. There is no difference in design except some features. As it also has inverter technology, the performance is very good with very little noise. But here the power consumption is little high since BEE has rated it as 2 stars with annual electricity consumption of 243 units.

In this fridge, you never run out of storage space because there are many shelves and racks to store a wide variety of foods, plus a large moisture control vegetable drawer to keep the vegetables always fresh.

Inside the deep fridge, there is a cool pack to tackle the power cut and keep the food frozen at below 0°C for 12hr, so you do not need to worry about a longer power cut.

This Samsung refrigerator features a deodorizing active carbon filter to eliminate bad smell from your fridge and retains the original odor and flavor of your food.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Modern design
  • Has deodorizer
  • Has cool pack for keep cool for a long time
  • 10 years warranty
Cons
  • Power consumption is little high but acceptable.
6

LG 190 L 4 Star Inverter Refrigerator

LG 190 L 4 Star Inverter Refrigerator
Our rating
4.2/5
Key features
  • 190L Capacity
  • 4-star ratings
  • Moisture control vegetable box
  • Base stand with drawer
  • Anti-bacterial gasket
  • Stabilizer free (90v~310v)
  • 10-year warranty

If you want to buy an inverter single door refrigerator for your home then this refrigerator is for you. Due to this inverter technology and 4 star rating by BEE this refrigerator only consumes 131 unit electricity per year.

With the addition to this great performance , this refrigerator is truly stabilizer free. It can handle the voltage fluctuation between 90V to 315V that means you will save 4 to 5 thousand rupees as the cost of an external stabilizer.

There are 4 shelves plus a moisture control vegetable box and a deep freezer, that ensures that you will never face any shortage of storing food. Except this you can even store onion, potato garlic etc inside the base stand drawer.

Pros
  • Excellent power efficiency
  • durable internal and external body
  • Has base drawer
  • True stabilizer free 
  • 10 years warranty
Cons
  • little pricy as compared to features
7

Haier 320 L 2 Star Inverter Refrigerator

Haier 320 L 2 Star Inverter Refrigerator
Our rating
4.2/5
Key features
  • 320L Capacity
  • 2-star ratings
  • Moisture control vegetable box
  • Twin inverter technology
  • Anti-bacterial gasket
  • Stabilizer free (135v~290v)
  • 10-year warranty

If you want to buy a double door inverter refrigerator for a large family then this refrigerator will give better value for money. With a big 86 liter freezer and 234-liter fresh food storage capacity, this refrigerator is gaining a lot of traction for large families.

One of the excellent features of this refrigerator is that it has twin inverter technology. This technology ensures that the compressor & fan can run at different speeds according to the load required by the fridge to give maximum efficiency.

It has a large moisture control vegetable box to keep your vegetable fresh for the entire week, which ensures that you do not need to waste your precious time buying fresh vegetables every day by going to the supermarket.

The compressor in this refrigerator is so powerful that it makes ice in an hour and the thicker insulating polyurethane rigid foam door will hold that ice for up to 5 hours in case of power failure.

Except this the sleek silver moon color design of this appliance will increase the overall look of your kitchen.

Pros
  • Excellent cooling
  • Modern silk body design
  • Less power consumption
  • Affordable large capacity refrigerator
  • Large vegetable box
  • 10 years warranty
Cons
  • Still require a stabilizer in unstable power supply areas
8

BPL 564 L Frost Free Side-by-Side Refrigerator

BPL 564 L Frost Free Side-by-Side Refrigerator
Our rating
4/5
Key features
  • 564L Capacity
  • Outer water dispenser
  • LED touch control panel
  • Quick freezer function
  • Multi airflow vent
  • Moisture control vegetable box
  • Stabilizer free (135v~290v)
  • 5-year warranty

BPL is well known for its budget. Most of their appliances are very affordable and value for money. So if you want a budget friendly side by side refrigerator then is the one which is best for you.

With a huge storage capacity of 520 liters and a super powerful compress, this refrigerator will satisfy all the needs of a large family of 6 to 10 people.

As BEE does not rate side-by-side refrigerators, the estimated power consumption per day here is 1.2 units, which is quite good for this price range.

It has multiple vegetable boxes and grids to store various types of food ingredients, plus multiple air ventilation helps spray cold air into all of these grids and boxes.

There is a control panel with glowing LED touch buttons to easily control the temperature of this refrigerator.

Pros
  • Most affordable budget friendly
  • Modern look
  • Water sispensor
  • LED touch control pannel
Cons
  • General compressor
  • Power consumption is little high
  • 5 year warranty
9

LG 687 L Frost Free Side-by-Side Refrigerator

LG 687 L Frost Free Side-by-Side Refrigerator
Our rating
4/5
Key features
  • 687L Capacity
  • Smart inverter technology
  • Smart Diagnosis
  • Convertable grids
  • Multi airflow vent
  • Moisture control vegetable box
  • 10-year warranty

If you want to buy an inverter super efficient side-by-side refrigerator then this refrigerator is perfectly suited for you. Having a massive storage capacity of 687 liters and a nature of lower energy consumption, that is, ~ 270 units per year, this refrigerator becomes the most adorable choice for a joint Indian family.

There are 8 shelves plus 2 deep freezer and 2 moisture control vegetable boxes to preserve various kinds of foods. Every block has an air ventilator to spread the cold air throughout the food plus it has an anti-bacterial deodorization to keep the food hygienic and inhibit its original odor and flavor. 

There are multiple sensors to control the compressor speed and maintain a constant speed. You can also change the temperature settings as per your requirement from the front display or its WiFI enabled app integration.

Pros
  • Excellent power efficiency
  • Modern look
  • Multiple sensors to manage the temperature
  • Hygienic fresh deodorizer
  • Can be controlled over wifi
Cons
  • Quite expensive
10

Samsung 324L 3 Star Inverter Refrigerator

Samsung 324L 3 Star Inverter Refrigerator
Our rating
3.8/5
Key features
  • 324L Capacity
  • 3 star ratings
  • Digital invertor
  • Stabilizer free (100V~300V)
  • LED disply
  • Multi airflow vent
  • Moisture control vegetable box
  • 10-year warranty

Here is another inverter refrigerator from Samsung’s RT model. The design of this RT model became so popular that it was also replicated by Higher and Whirlpool.

It comes with 324l storage capacity(88L deep freezer+236L fridge) which is best for a medium sized family with 4 to 5 family members.

The performance of this refrigerator is pretty good. It has a rapid cooling feature to make ice faster with the touch of a button located in the front control panel. The power consumption is also quite good, consumes only 209 units yearly as tested by BEE and has got a 3 star rating.

Like other RT models, it also has all the features such as, Recessed handles and hidden hinges, moisture control vegetable box, LED light, and movable ice maker.

Pros
  • Power efficiencient
  • Fast cooling
  • Modern look
  • LED display
Cons
  • Creates little noise

A comprehensive guide to choosing a perfect refrigerator for your home.

To choose a perfect refrigerator you should aware of types of refrigerators. Lets see each.

Types of Refrigerators

There are mainly two types of refrigerators. Direct cool and frost-free refrigerator

Direct Cool Refrigerator

Direct cool refrigerators are the simplest type of refrigerators where fans is not used. Generally fans are used to spread cold air inside the refrigerator, but here the natural convectional heat transfer system used to cool the refrigerator components, i.e. if one part of the refrigerator component gets cold, the other part also gets cold within the same compartment. For the same reason, the energy consumption is very low compared to the frost free refrigerator.

There are few single-door refrigerators that come under this technology. Recently, some of the direct cool refrigerators have featured digital auto defrost technology to avoid manual defrosting.

Advantages of direct cool refrigerator:

  1. Cools with natural convection process inside the electric refrigerator
  2. Highly energy efficient
  3. Durable
  4. Affordable

Cones

  • Slow cooling
  • Less features and storage capacity
  • Most of them has manual defrost system

Frost Free Refrigerator

These are the advanced type of refrigerators where you can get some advanced features and large storage area, that makes it very convenient to use. 

These consist of electric fans which help to circulate the cold air inside the refrigerator and cools faster. These types of refrigerators are purely insulated to maintain a constant temperature and retain it for a long time in case of power failure. Moreover, these come with a thermostat based auto defrost technology, so you do not need to defrost it manually on a regular basis.

Again frost-free refrigerators are following types.

Single Door Refrigerator

As the name suggests, Single Door Refrigerators have one door on the front. These are very small and considered as the entry level refrigerator. Such refrigerators contain a deep freezer chamber, a vegetable box and other storage areas. These are very affordable and best suited for couples or bachelers.

Double Door Refrigerator

These are quite bigger in size and have two doors up front, one is for freezer chamber and the other is for fridge. The storage capacity of these refrigerators ranges from 200 liters to 500 liter and best suited for medium-sized families. The existence of 2 separate doors ensures that one chamber would not suffer if we open another chamber frequently.

Again double door refrigerators are divided into two types.

Top-mounted and bottom mounted.

These two are classified based on the location of the freezer. If the freezer is located at the top, it is called the top-mounted refrigerator and if it is located on the button, it is called the bottom mounted refrigerator.

Top mounted refrigerators are more frequently used than its counterpart for its stability and better efficiency. But on the other hand you will have to bend too often to reach the fresh food compartment. So if you have a back pain problem and need to access the fridge compartment frequently, then you should avoid it and go for a button mounted refrigerator.

Although button mounted refrigerators are ideal for a person having back pain problems, it is slightly expensive and unstable. Since the top part will contain heavier food ingredients like fruits, vegetables, large water bottles, etc, the center of gravity of this refrigerator will lie on its upper part, which will create an improper balance.

Triple Door Refrigerator

These types of refrigerator have 3 vertical front door. Here you can find a separate compartment for crisper/vegetable chamber. This compartment has moisture control feature to maintain the freshness of vegetables.

This type of refrigerator is very suitable for vegetarians who need a large vegetable chamber and often need to access the vegetable box.

This separate door will ensure that the other compartment is not affected if you open the vegetable chamber frequently.

Side-By-Side Refrigerator

This type of refrigerator consists of 2 horizontal side by side front doors like a cupboard. This cupboard style design provides enough place to store a wide range of food ingredients.

These are best for joint families and range from 500l to 800 l. Some side by side refrigerators has a water dispenser feature which will let you fill your glasses with cold water without opening the door.

How to choose a perfect size refrigerator?

The size of the refrigerator is measured in liters. To find a perfect sized refrigerator for your home you need to consider your family size and kitchen size.

Follow the dimensions on the product specification page and check if it fits perfectly with the size of your kitchen. Make sure you have enough space to move your refrigerator door freely and also have an extra inch space around the refrigerator for ventilation.

Here is a size chart to choose a perfect sized refrigerator according to your family member.

Refrigerator size chart

Types of compressor

A Compressor plays an important role in cooling. While buying you should make sure that the compressor winding is pure copper or not. Again compressors are two types, traditional or constant speed compressor, and inverter or variable speed compressor. 

General compressor

In nermal compressor, a constant speed motor is used to rotate the compressor shaft. Refrigerators having this type of compressor are not efficient and quite noisy. This type of compressor will turn on and off repeatedly to manage cooling. Therefore this repeated repetition will not only consume more energy, but will also be harmful to your wiring system

Inverter compressor

Most modern refrigerators come with inverter type compressors. The motor of this type of compressor can rotate at different speeds. There is a sensor that senses the load and temperature inside the fridge and controls the speed of the compressor to maintain the operating temperature. This type of compressor is very efficient and silent which makes it ideal for many homemakers.

Some basic features to consider while buying a refrigerator.

Here is some basic feature that you should consider while choosing a good refrigerator.

Lets see one by one.

Convertible fridges

The freezer of some refrigerators can be converted to other fridge areas. This facility is very suitable for vegetarians who need more places to store vegetables or fresh food.

Adjustable shelving

In some refrigerators you can adjust the shelves vertically to store larger food containers or cakes. You can also remove it to store bigger items like a bucket or jar.

Cool pack

Power cuts are a major problem in many areas. So to keep cool for longer power cuts, some refrigerators feature cool packs. This cold pack acts as a cold reservoir that can keep the refrigerator cool for up to 12 hours.

Inbuilt Voltage stabiliser

Like power cut, voltage fluctuation is one of the major issues. Keeping this issue in mind, many manufacturers are providing a built-in stabilizer in most Modern refrigerators. You will be aware that every stabilizer operates in a voltage range. If you live in areas where the voltage is low, then you should opt for a refrigerator that can operate in a low voltage range. You can find this operating voltage range of any refrigerator on its specification. 

Deodoriser

Deodorisers remove unpleasant odor from your fridge and keep your food hygienic without hampering its original flavor and odor.

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