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    Which is the Best Refrigerator to buy?


    Looking for the best Refrigerator to buy? Our technical experts are here to help you pick one.

    I'm planning to buy a new refrigerator this January however I need the best brand of refrigerator that cause less electricity and less hassle of defrosting. We are spending a lot of money because our refrigerator is not a smart saver. Also most of the people in the house are aged. So, I need a kind of refrigerator with auto-defrost feature.
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  • As you want to buy a refrigerator which is having auto-defrosting capabilities, you should buy a double door refrigerator which is nowadays coming with Frost-free refrigerator or has auto defrosting capabilities. To get an energy efficient refrigerator, you should buy a refrigerator with more energy start rating (at least 4 stars rating) which is explained later.

    Other than this, if you want to buy a refrigerator, you should consider the following points:

    1. Decide the size of the refrigerator in terms of cooling volume like 180 litre or 210 litre etc.

    2. Chose the refrigerator with more than 3-star rating which gives you more energy efficiency. Star rating is given by BEE by calculating the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER).
      Higher the EER, higher the star rating given and more energy efficiency. EER is the ratio of cooling capacity in BTU/hour per W of work input to the cooling device such as the refrigerator or air conditioning.

    3. Do not choose the refrigerator because it is cheap but choose it with the latest technology of compressor which can sustain the variable loads. You can choose the inverter technology for the compressor if the company provides.

    4. The condenser or the part of the refrigerator which is exposed to the atmosphere should be of anti-stain technology to have a long service life. This is the most important factor in deciding the refrigerator.

    5. Try to have all latest functionalities in the refrigerator you are buying. This will save you cost at the long-run .

    Paresh Gujarati,
    Ph.D.-Mechanical
    NIT-Surat (SVNIT)


  • There are some fridges as per your requirement available in the market. Few suggestion as below;

    Samsung 446L Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator.
    Whirlpool Neo DF278 PRM Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator.
    Samsung RT28M3424S8/HL Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator.
    Godrej 261L 3 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator.
    Whirlpool FP 263D Protton Roy Frost Free Triple Door Refrigerator.
    Samsung RR22M272ZS8 Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator.

    The above fridges (with code given) price ranges between INR 15k - 25K. They have features like Frost Free and Double Door that would suit you. You may get some offer this time and possibly best deal around.


    Regards,

  • Thanks for all your responses. I went to the mall yesterday and was able to buy Samsung 446L Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator. I had chosen this brand because for me it was great and could save energy on it. I also consider our elders in the house who will be using it. So, I really appreciate your responses and dedication answering the questions which I had asked. I did it not only for the sake of asking but I did it because I really needed refrigerator this January.


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