7 Best Refrigerators(Single/Double/Triple Door) In India |Detailed Buying Guide

The refrigerator a.k.a the fridge in an Indian household is the most needed electrical appliance. Unlike the early days when they were unaffordable to buy.

FACT
The refrigerator spends approximately 9% of total electricity in a common Indian household.

Buying a refrigerator is a restless task for any individual since there exist thousands of refrigerators of varying features like size, capacity, lifetime value, and latest technology.

I will guide you about the best option available depending on the above-mentioned features but first, check out my best refrigerator recommendations.

Best Selling Refrigerators 2020

Whirlpool-190-L-Direct-Cool-Single-Door-3-Star-Refrigerator-Solid-Blue

Whirlpool 190 L Direct Cool Single Door 3 Star Refrigerator (Solid Blue, WDE 205 CLS 3S Blue – E)

Samsung-192-L-Direct-Cool-Single-Door-5-Star-Refrigerator-with-Base-Drawer-Saffron-Blue

Samsung 192 L Direct Cool Single Door 5 Star Refrigerator with Base Drawer (Saffron Blue, RR20R182XU8/HL)

Samsung-253-L-Frost-Free-Double-Door-4-Star-Refrigerator-Elegant-Inox

Samsung 253 L Frost Free Double Door 4 Star Refrigerator (Elegant Inox, RT28M3424S8/HL)

Haier-320-L-Frost-Free-Double-Door-Bottom-Mount-3-Star-Refrigerator-Brushline-Silver

Haier 320 L Frost Free Double Door Bottom Mount 3 Star Refrigerator (Brushline Silver, HRB-3404BS-R/E)

Samsung-324-L-Frost-Free-Double-Door-3-Star-Convertible-Refrigerator-Elegant-Inox

Samsung 324 L Frost Free Double Door 3 Star Convertible Refrigerator (Elegant Inox, RT34M5538S8/HL)

Whirlpool-240-L-Frost-Free-Triple-Door-Refrigerator-Alpha-Steel

Whirlpool 240 L Frost Free Triple Door Refrigerator (Alpha Steel, FP 263D PROTON ROY (N))

LG-687-L-Frost-Free-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator-Shiny-SteelPlatinum-Silver

LG 687 L Frost Free Side by Side Refrigerator (Shiny Steel/Platinum Silver3, GC-B247SLUV)

ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE

Here we have mentioned and explained different aspects which should be considered while choosing the refrigerator. Also, we have picked the best ones at each point.

So now you can pick according to a specific type, features like size, capacity, compressor, defrosting type and energy ratings which interests you the most.

Best Refrigerator Brand To Consider

  1. L.G.
  2. Samsung
  3. Bosch
  4. Whirlpool
  5. Godrej
  6. Mitashi
  7. Haier
  8. BPL

1.Types of refrigerator

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Single Door Refrigerator/Fridge

PRICE RANGE: 8,300-21,400

There is a single door for both the fridge and the freezer. Big bottles of beverages and juices cannot fit easily as space on shelves is less.

Though a single door refrigerator consumes less power, they are very economical and ideal for a family of four to five people. 

In this ice in the freezer is cleaned manually.

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

Whirlpool 190 L 3 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(WDE 205 Roy 3S, Wine Fiesta, Base Stand with Drawer)

Haier-195L-4Star-Direct-Cool-Single-Door-Refrigerator

Haier 195 L 4 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(HED-20FDS, Brushed silver/Dazzle Steel)

Samsung-212L-3Star-Direct-Cool-Single-Door-Refrigerator

Samsung 212 L 3 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(RR22M272ZS8, Elegant Inox, Inverter Compressor)

Double Door Refrigerator/Fridge

PRICE RANGE: 11,850-75,950

There is a two-door separation that separates the fridge and freezer in a horizontal manner. It has a number of shelves and can accommodate big bottles of beverages and juices.

This type can support a huge family of 7-8 members but it consumes more power and hence is more expensive. Some double door fridge has a convertible feature.

Convertible allows the freezer to be converted to another fridge section when necessary.

Bottom freezer and Freezer on top are two types of Double Door Refrigerator.

New auto clean technology incorporated in this refrigerator keeps cleaning the ice automatically so they are known as frost-free refrigerators.

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Whirlpool-245L-2Star-Frost-Free-Double-Door-Refrigerator

Whirlpool 245 L 2 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(Neo FR258 CLS Plus, Galaxy Steel)

Samsung-253-L-2-Star-Frost-Free-Double-Door-Refrigerator

Samsung 253 L 2 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(RT28N3722UT/HL, Pebble Blue, Convertible, Inverter Compressor)

Samsung-324-L-3-Star-Inverter-Frost-Free-Double-Door-Refrigerator-Elegant-Inox-Convertible

Samsung 324 L 3 Star Inverter Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(RT34M5538S8/HL, Elegant Inox, Convertible)

LG-260L-4Star-Frost-Free-Double-Door-Refrigerator

LG 260 L 4 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(GL-I292RPZL.APZZEBN, Shiny Steel, Inverter Compressor)

Triple Door Refrigerator/Fridge

PRICE RANGE: 25,000-65,000

Having all the features of a double door capacity refrigerator, this fridge is suitable ideal for a family with 4-5 members. 

This refrigerator outranks a double door fridge as it has ample sections and separate space for vegetables. Few models have ice dispenser.

The triple door fridge does not have a star rating for energy-saving and they are supplied by whirlpool in India.

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Whirlpool-240L-Frost-Free-Multi-Door-Refrigerator-Protton-Roy-Alpha-Steel

Whirlpool 240 L Frost Free Multi-Door Refrigerator(FP 263D Protton Roy, Alpha Steel)

Whirlpool-260-L-Frost-Free-Multi-Door-Refrigerator-Protton-Roy-Mirror-White

Whirlpool 260 L Frost Free Multi-Door Refrigerator(FP 283D Protton Roy, Mirror White)

Bottom Freezer Refrigerator/Fridge

PRICE RANGE: 19,990-45,500

This is a regular double door refrigerator except this is upside down meaning it has the freezer door at the bottom and the refrigerator is on the top.

The major disadvantage of this refrigerator is that freezer being at the bottom you have to bend every time you want something frozen.

The advantage being refrigerator(most-used section) is at the top is easily accessible to you and the freezer opens like a drawer giving you more space to arrange things. 

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Haier-320L-3Star-Frost-Free-Double-Door-Refrigerator-Brushline-silver-Bottom-Freezer

Haier 320 L 3 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(Brushline Silver, Bottom Freezer)

Haier-276L-3Star-Frost-Free-Double-Door-Refrigerator-silver-Convertible-Bottom-Freezer

Haier 276 L 3 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(Dazzle Steel/Brushline silver, Convertible, Bottom Freezer)

Side-By-Side Refrigerator/Fridge

PRICE RANGE: 41,950-2,73,200

They have a structural opening like a wardrobe/almirah with an added advantage of more shelves on both the inside of door openings. These are also known as the french door fridge.

It requires a huge space in the house wherever it is placed. But it provides enormous space for members of the family to store their favorite food items.

These are equipped with a multi-flow technology, multi-digital temperature sensor and vacation mode feature which works best when you are away from home.

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LG-687-L-Frost-Free-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator

LG 687 L Frost Free Side-by-Side Refrigerator(GC-B247SLUV.APZQEBN, Platinum Silver, Inverter Compressor)

LG-679L-Frost-Free-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator

LG 679 L Frost Free Side-by-Side Refrigerator(GC-B247KQDV.ADSQEBN, Graphite Steel, Inverter Compressor)

Samsung-604L-Inverter-Frost-Free-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator-Shiny-River-Pattern

Samsung 604 L Inverter Frost-Free Side-by-Side Refrigerator (RS55K52A01J/TL, Shiny River Pattern)

BPL-564L-Frost-Free-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator-Silver

BPL 564 L Frost Free Side-by-Side Refrigerator(BRS564H, Silver)

Door-In-Door Refrigerator/Fridge

PRICE RANGE: 1,39,999-3,40,000

Best known for delivering their best performance and meeting your expectations every day, these refrigerators have the latest inbuilt technology which maintains hygiene and freshness.

Express freezing helps to freeze eatables faster and smart thinQ control all your home appliances from anywhere.

Not recommended for Indian households*

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LG-668L-Frost-Free-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator

LG 668 L Frost Free Side-by-Side InstaView Door-in-Door Refrigerator(GC-X247CSAV.ANSQEBN, Noble Steel, Inverter Compressor)

LG-687L-Instaview-Door-in-Door-Refrigerator

LG 687 L Instaview Door-in-Door Side-by-Side Refrigerator (Noble Steel, Inverter Compressor, GC-Q247CSBV)

Mini Refrigerator/Fridge

PRICE RANGE: 8,350-11,490

As the name suggests these are small-sized refrigerator popular among startup offices and bachelors living in rented flats.

In India, antifungal and gas-masked technology in mini refrigerators provide protection from germs.

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Mitashi-100L-2Star-Direct-Cool-Single-Door-Refrigerator

Mitashi 100 L 2 Star Direct-Cool Single-Door Refrigerator (MiRFSDM2S100v120, Silver)

Godrej-99L-1Star-Direct-Cool-Single-Door-Refrigerator

Godrej 99L 1 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator (RD CHAMP 114 WRF 1.2 WIN RED, Wine Red)

Haier-52L-3Star-Direct-Cool-Single-Door-Refrigerator

Haier 52 L 3 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(HR-62VS, Silver)

LG-45-L-Direct-cool-Single-Door-Refrigerator-Super-White

LG 45 L Direct-cool Single Door Refrigerator (GL-051SSW, Super White)

2. Capacity And Family Size

Mini Refrigerator/Fridge

Their capacity ranges from 40-100L. 

These are compact in size hence portable and can be used as bedroom refrigerator. Also, they are economical so popular among bachelors.

Most suitable for bachelors and corporate freshers who may shift in the near future.

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  1. LG 45 L Direct-cool Single Door Refrigerator(GL-051SSW, Super White)
  2. Haier 52 L 3 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(HR-62VS, Silver)
  3. Godrej 99L 1 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator (RD CHAMP 114 WRF 1.2 WIN RED, Wine Red)

Single Door Refrigerator/Fridge

Capacity ranges from 150-250L

These are economical and have enough freezer space to store edibles. A number of models have a digital Auto defrost mechanism. Good for couples and small families.

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  1. Haier 170 L 3 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(HRD-1703SR-R/HRD-1703SR-E, Burgundy Red)
  2. Whirlpool 190 L 3 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(WDE 205 CLS 3S BLUE-E, Blue)
  3. Haier 195 L 4 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(HED-20FDS, Brushed silver/Dazzle Steel)
  4. Samsung 212 L 3 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(RR22M272ZS8, Elegant Inox, Inverter Compressor)
  5. Haier 220 L 4 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator (HRD-2204PMG-E, Mirror Glass)

Double Door Refrigerator/Fridge

Capacity ranges from 240-500L.

This is an energy-efficient refrigerator with power saver technology but needs a larger space area.

Shelves are made of toughened glass to bear the load of heavy edibles. It uses Frost free technology and is suitable for a family of 4-5 members.

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  1. Samsung 253 L 2 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(RT28M3022S8, Elegant Inox, Inverter Compressor)
  2. LG 260 L 4 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(GL-I292RPZL.APZZEBN, Shiny Steel, Inverter Compressor)
  3. Haier 320 L 3 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(HRB-3404BS-R/HRB-3404BS-E, Brushline silver, Bottom Freezer)
  4. LG 420 L 4 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(GL-I472QPZX.DPZZEBN, Shiny Steel, Inverter Compressor)

Triple Door Refrigerator/Fridge

Capacity ranges from 240-350L.

Having all the features of a double door capacity refrigerator, this fridge is suitable ideal for a family having 4-5 members. 

The triple door does not mean that it is large in size or is suitable for large families. Families using double doors can use a triple door fridge too depending on their needs.

A triple door fridge of the same capacity as that of a double door fridge is expensive because the triple door has more space.

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  1. Whirlpool 240L Frost Free Multi-Door Refrigerator(FP 263D Protton Roy, Alpha Steel)
  2. Whirlpool 240 L Frost-Free Multi-Door Refrigerator(FP 263D Protton Roy, Caviar Black)
  3. Whirlpools 260 L Frost Free Multi-Door Refrigerator(FP 283D Protton Roy, Mirror White)
  4. Whirlpool 300 L Frost Free Multi-Door Refrigerator(FP 313D PROTON ROY ALPHA STEEL(N), Alpha Steel)

3. Compressor

Inverter compressor

This technology helps in saving electricity while extending the life of the compressor.

It lowers capacity and temperature falls below the set temperature. In addition, compressor functions at maximum capacity when cooling is required thus help in saving approximately 20-30% of electricity.

Life span is much better and the noise emitted is much lower than the general compressor.

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  1. LG 190 L 4 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(GL-D201ABPX, Blue Plumeria, Base Stand with Drawer, Smart Inverter Compressor)
  2. Whirlpools 200 L 4 Star Inverter Direct-Cool Single-Door Refrigerator (215 IMPC ROY 4S INV WINE IRIS-E, Wine)
  3. LG 260 L 4 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(GL-I292RPZL.APZZEBN, Shiny Steel, Inverter Compressor) 
  4. Samsung 324 L 3 Star Inverter Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(RT34M5538S8/HL, Elegant Inox, Convertible)
  5. Samsung 415 L 4 Star Inverter Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(RT42M553ES8/TL, Elegant Inox, Convertible)
  6. LG 420 L 4 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(GL-I472QPZX.DPZZEBN, Shiny Steel, Inverter Compressor)
  7. Bosch 655 L Frost Free Side-by-Side Refrigerator(KAN92LB35I, Black, Inverter Compressor)

4. Defrosting Type

Direct cool

They are based on the general principle of natural cooling and preserve food for a lesser period of time as compared to frost-free refrigerators 

Defrosting is manually done periodically and energy savings are high. On the other hand, food preservation is ⅗.

Frost-free

Electrical fans are used to keep stored food fresh. Moreover, they do not need to be manually defrosted because no ice builds up in the fridge.

With lower Energy savings food preservation is at the maximum.

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  1. LG 190 L 4 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(GL-B201ASDX.ASDZEBN, Scarlet Dazzle, Smart Inverter Compressor)
  2. `Whirlpool 200 L 4 Star Inverter Direct-Cool Single-Door Refrigerator (215 IMPC ROY 4S INV WINE IRIS-E, Wine)
  3. Whirlpools 260 L Frost Free Multi-Door Refrigerator(FP 283D Protton Roy, Mirror White)
  4. Whirlpool 265 L 3 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(Neo SP 278 PRM 3S, Wine Regalia)
  5. Haier 320 L 3 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(HRB-3404BS-R/HRB-3404BS-E, Brushline silver, Bottom Freezer)

5. Energy rating

Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) indicates energy consumption levels. Saving indicated by energy rating may differ depending upon the brand you are choosing.

How to calculate EER?.

EER = (output cooling energy in BTU/input electrical energy in Wh). This gets complicated. So, below is an image showing how much money different energy ratings will save. It’s obvious the greater the better.

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  1. LG 190 L 4 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(GL-D201ASPX.ASPZEBN, Scarlet Plumeria, Base Stand with Drawer, Smart Inverter Compressor)
  2. LG 190 L 5 Star Inverter Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator (GL-B201ASPY, Scarlet Plumeria)
  3. Samsung 192 L 2 Star Direct-Cool Single-door Refrigerator (RR19R2412SE/NL, Elective Silver)
  4. LG 215 L 5 Star Inverter Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator (GL-D221ABGY, Blue Glow)
  5. Samsung 253 L 2 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(RT28N3722UT/HL, Pebble Blue, Convertible, Inverter Compressor)
  6. Haier 258 L 3 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(HEF-25TGS, Grey Steel/Moon Silver, Convertible)
  7. LG 260 L 4 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(GL-I292RPZL.APZZEBN, Shiny Steel, Inverter Compressor)
  8. Haier 320 L 3 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(HRB-3404BS-R/HRB-3404BS-E, Brushline silver, Bottom Freezer)

Check Out: Top 5 brand of the refrigerator – The best of all brands

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I hope you read the entire article without missing out on the details I have shared and choose one for yourself.

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