Scouting a suitable refrigerator is not as easy as it may sound. one has to consider the quality, the brand value, the technology used, energy efficiency, value adds, value fro money perposition and the warranty period before we head out and choose the next refrigerator for our home. We have been tapping the refrigerator segment a lot lately under different price categories which can all be located in our Refrigerator section. While we agree that not a lot of people buy refrigerators online, but to help in your buying decision here are the top 5 refrigerators in the side-by-side category available via both online and offline channels.
Haier HRF 618 SS Frost-free Side-by-Side – Rs 48,589
Haier gradually captured the consumer electronics market in India with its promising products in home appliances category. The Chinese multinational company has managed to gain the trust of Indian consumers. Talking about the side-by-side refrigerators, Haier has probably the cheapest offering in this category. Priced at around Rs 50,000, the Haier HRF 618 SS Side-by-Side refrigerator is currently available for Rs 48,589 on Amazon India. This particular model is a frost-free refrigerator with a capacity of 565 L and comes with 5 shelves (which are built out of toughened glass) on board with 3 door bins in. There is can rack, an egg tray, two refrigerator drawers, and two bottle racks. In the freezer compartment, we get 5 shelves again along with 2 drawers and 4 door bins. The temperature inside can be controlled digitally and we also get features like Express Freezing and Moisture Control. We also get a cooling refrigerant (R-600a) and the insulation is done through polyurethane foam. Lastly, for the warranty, Haier is giving in 1 Year for the whole product while 11 years for the compressor.
LG GC-B247SLUV (Frost-Free, Side-by-Side) – Rs 70,990
Moving up in terms of price, we have another decent offering from LG which is one of the renowned brands when it comes to home appliances or consumer electronics. While we had had options from LG in the budget category or single-door category, for the side-by-side category, we chose LG’s GC-B247SLUV which is a 687 L capacity refrigerator with built-in stabiliser and inverter linear compressor. There are 4 shelves in the refrigerator compartment along with an egg tray on the side. Apart from this, we get Multi Digital Sensors, Smart Diagnosis, Refrigerator Interior Light: LED and Freezer Interior Light: LED. This refrigerator is also frost-free. For the dimensions, this refrigerator is 179 x 73.8 x 91.2 cm and weighs 93 Kgs. Regarding the price, this refrigerator can be purchased for Rs 70,990 on Flipkart and we expect it to retail for a similar price in offline stores. Coming to warranty, we get 1 year of warranty on refrigerator and 10 years on compressor. However, note that this will not cover Cabinet and Mainliners, Doors, Shelves, Aesthetic components, Bulbs, Plastic and other parts of the refrigerator. Also, you can also avail free installation and demo based on from where you buy this product.
Samsung 585 L Frost Free Side by Side Refrigerator (RS21HZLMR1/XT) – Rs 120,199
Leaving smartphones aside, Samsung has also been pretty solid in the home appliances category and that for a fair amount of time now. Samsung continues to be one of the top brands known for their after sale service. This particular model comes with 585 L of capacity with a digital inverter compressor. For the convenience, we get features like door alarm, deodorizer, water & ice dispenser. Jumping inside, we get 5 shelves in the refrigerator compartment with 4 door bins, an egg tray, and 2 refrigerator drawers. In the freezer compartment, we get 4 shelves, 2 drawers and 3 door bins and a twist ice maker inside which can come in really handy in emergency situations. Apart from this, we also get twin cooling system technology and 4 door pockets. Coming in with 585 L of capacity, this refrigerator measures at 178.9 x 73.4 cm and weighs at 108 Kgs. the refrigerator is currently available for purchase on Flipkart at Rs 120,199 and for the warranty we get 10 years of protection on the compressor and 1 year of protection on the whole product.
Videocon 618 L VPP60ZPS-FSC Side-by-side refrigerator – Rs 54,290
Coming back to another variant on the cheaper side of this list is Videocon VPP60ZPS-FSC. The refrigerator is priced at Rs 54,290 on Amazon India and should retail for a similar price in the offline market as well. Talking about the specifications we get a C-type bar handle in this one (Full Length) and the refrigerator measures at 179 x 73 x 89.5 cm. On the inside, we get a wine rack, a dairy compartment with a bunch of toughened glass shelves. While the gross capacity stands at 618 L, the capacity of the freezer compartment is at 241 L while the refrigerator compartment comes at 377 L. For energy efficiency we have a built-in Digital Inverter and the refrigerator is also frost-free. Apart from this, this refrigerator comes with six sensors that help in detecting the conditions and maintaining the temperature of the refrigerator in a proper manner. Also, Videocon claims that even though this refrigerator comes with a large capacity, it also implements less noise keeping its surroundings quite quiet and peaceful. Videocon also banks heavily on the energy efficiency capabilities of this product. Lastly, for the warranty, we get 1 year protection for the whole product and 5 years for the compressor.
Godrej RS EON 603 SM Side by Side Door Refrigerator – Rs 74,199
Godrej has been one of the oldest players in Home Appliances and still hold a premium position in the mind of Indian consumers. Apart from reliability, Godrej is also known to offer best in class for a relatively less price. For the specifications, this model comes with 603 L of capacity and offers a bunch of interesting features such as temperature control, stabiliser free operation, triple twist ice maker, LED freezer lamp etc. Apart from this, we get 6 shelves, a removable anti-bacteria gasket, an egg cum ice tray, 2 doors, 4 bottle shelves which are built out of toughened glass. On the outside, we have a Digital LED and Chrome metal and glass finish for a premium look. Additional features include humidity controller, moist balance crisper, deodorizer, intelligent inverter compressor, intelligent self-diagnostics, Dual fan system and a ton of other efficiency features. For the dimensions, this refrigerator measures at 180.2 x 77.8 x 91.5 cm. For the warranty, we get 1-year protection for the product and 10 years protection for the compressor. Currently, this Godrej Side-by-Side refrigerator is available for Rs 74,199 on Amazon India and should retail for a similar price tag at various offline stores as well. Along with the refrigerator, we get a user manual, warranty card, a power cord and few attachments. Godrej is also giving away free installation and demo of the product.