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Best Double Door Refrigerator 2019 (A MUST READ)

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Double door refrigerators are the most commonly used refrigerators in India. Not only because they are cheaper but they also take up lesser room, are lighter and provide ample space for a family of 3-4.

But how do you pick the best double door refrigerator?  One that is easy to use, durable maintains coolness more effectively and is energy efficient.

Well, this buying guide should help you do just that. From brands like Samsung, Haier, LG, etc. here are few double refrigerators you do not want to miss out on in 2019 (so you get your money’s worth).

Best Double Door Fridge in India

Haier HRB-3404BS-E: The fridge solves the problem of constant bending to grab food, vegetables, etc. by placing the fridge at the top. It also has a 2x larger vegetable crisper and can make ice in just one hour. Plus, its 320L capacity makes it the ideal fridge for a family of 3-4.

LG GL-I292RPZL: Need something more energy efficient than the Haier? The inverter compressor gives this fridge a 4-star BEE rating. Plus, it is also more durable and silent. Not to forget, its cooling is top-notch, it has a smart diagnosis for easy troubleshooting and runs on a home inverter at the power of 2 CFL bulbs.

A Budget Double Door Fridge

Whirlpool Neo FR 258 CLS Plus 2S: If you are looking for slightly cheaper double door fridge that is ideal for a couple, this Whirlpool fridge is just what you need. It is equipped with technologies that aim to keep the food fresh longer, the fridge odor free and kill 99.99% of all harmful germs.

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Top 3 Double Door Fridges in India


In-Depth Double Door Fridge Reviews

#1: LG GL-I292RPZL

There’s a reason LG is one of the most popular Refrigerator brands and for good reason. Their fridges are durable and some of the most energy efficient and here’s why.

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  • Frost-free double-door refrigerator; 260 litres capacity
  • Energy Rating: 4 Star

Energy Efficiency at its best

The LG Refrigerator has 4-Star Rating from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) which makes it one of the most energy efficient fridges in India.

And one of the main reason for that rating its inverter compressor. So how does that help save big on electricity?

Well, unlike traditional compressor, these compressors are smart enough to adjust cooling based on the load and the temperature outside.

That means it draws less energy during less load or during winters. On the other hand, your old fridge will continue to turn on/off even with the slightest change in temperature drawing more power each time.

Plus, these compressors have lesser moving parts which make the fridges very silent and less likely to break down (oh yeah, this bad boy will last you for years to come).

Cooling

Hate it when your food goes stale in a day or the veggies and fruits lose their freshness early? Not anymore.

All thanks to multiple vents all over the fridge and circulate cold air with such efficiency the little door opening hardly has any impact on the cooling.

It also helps eliminate any kind of odor so you get vegetables that both look and smell like you just got them from the market.

Even the doors have vents so you will find your water bottles, beer cans, etc. also cooling faster than most refrigerators.

The freezer is just as efficient and will give you all the ice cubes you need to throw a party or enjoy a game of cricket with friends within an hour.

Plus, taking the ice requires mere seconds with the Double Twist System as all the ice pops out into the container below.

Lastly, the crisper is perfect for all your broccoli, capsicums, and other leafy veggies as it maintains humidity by condensing all the evaporated moisture onto the lattice (you like your capsicums red and your kale green, the crisper ensures get just that).

Smart Diagnosis

Unlike any other refrigerator, LG fridges come with a special smart diagnosis system. Here LG gives the power to troubleshoot your fridge right in your hands.

Just place your smartphone close the fridge and it will automatically detect problems and give you solutions (say goodbye to long hours of waiting for the engineer to show up).

Auto Smart Connect

You do not have to worry about your fridge and the food inside even if you tend to get long power cuts in your locality as the fridge runs on a home inverter.

But won’t that take up all the inverter juice? What if I told you the fridge can run at the power of two CFL bulbs?

Yes, it automatically gets connected and adjusts the temperature at minimal power so you can run the fridge nonstop without worrying about your food getting spoiled.

Other Feature

Stabilizer free operation saves you tons of money and ensures your new fridge will be able to withstand all the fluctuations in the world.

Oh, does the idea of running the fridge at zero electricity cost intrigue you? Then you will be happy to know it can even run on solar power (so get to hop onto the eco-friendly bandwagon too).

An LED makes the fridge clearly viewable at any point of the day and yes, being an LED runs on minimal electricity.

All 3 shelves are made using toughened glass so even if you happen to keep heavy utensils on them, they’ll brave it like a soldier.

Specs

  • Capacity: 260L
  • BEE Star Rating: 4-star
  • Number of Shelves: 3
  • Frost Free: Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 58.5 x 147.5 x 70.3cm
  • Weight: 65kgs (Approx)
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 9 years on compressor

Drawbacks

One small drawback of this refrigerator is that like most double doors it requires a lot of bending unlike the Haier fridge mentioned below.

Also, it isn’t the best looking fridge but then were you here for the looks? I guess not.

And lastly, the solar panel needs to be bought separately which adds to the overall purchase cost but will save you money and the environment as well in the long run.

Pros

  • Inverter compressor is very energy efficient, silent and durable due to a lesser number of parts
  • It has a 4-star BEE rating
  • The multiple vents on the inside and door keep the temperature at desired levels
  • Twist Ice trays give you ice in seconds
  • Keeping moisture levels right for your leafy greens etc. is the lattice crisper
  • Smart diagnosis helps determine and solve any problem without the engineer
  • It can run on a home inverter at the power of 2 CLF bulbs
  • Making the shelves highly durable is their toughened glass build
  • It is a frost free fridge and comes with an in-built stabilizer
  • LED is also energy efficient and pretty bright

Cons

  • It has a boring design unless you like it traditional
  • Requires a lot of bending to check the fridge or the crisper

Verdict

If you look at the bigger picture, you will realize that none of the drawbacks are real dealbreakers and thus this is hands down the best pick for most homes in India.


#2: Haier HRB-3404BS-R/HRB-3404BS-E

Haier has revolutionized the way a fridge is usually designed and used with its bottom-mounted range of fridges and here’s why these are must in every home.

Haier 320 L 3 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(HRB-3404BS-R/HRB-3404BS-E, Brushline silver,...
  • Frost Free, Double Door: Auto defrost to stop ice-build up
  • Capacity 320 L: Suitable for families with 3-4 members
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor

No more back-breaking

If you like me are constantly at the fridge hoping for food to magically appear I am sure you also find all the bending and back-breaking to be quite annoying and tiring.

Now, image your old parents or grandparents with backaches and weak knees having to that in order to grab anything out of the fridge. Troubling, isn’t it?

Well, with this fridge around, bending will reduce by 90% for you and your family members as the fridge compartment is placed on the top.

This makes it easier to grab stuff and get a look of the things inside the fridge without having to bend all the time (like they say, Jhukna mat).

Cooling

The 360-degree cooling technology bounces the cold air coming from the vents to maintain a constant temperature throughout to keep your food and ingredients fresh for longer.

It maintains the high cooling standards for its freezer as well and can give you ice in just 60-minutes by dropping the temperature to as low as -5-degrees (cold water or whiskey on the rocks, you will always have ice on the go).

And with the twin twist ice trays, you no longer need bang or hit the tray to get ice cubes to pop out. A simple twist and drop down into the collection box which can be easily pulled out.

The 86L freezer, 230L fridge, multiple containers, and bottle guards, there is ample room for all food, bottle, raw meat, beer bottle, etc. that a family for 3-4 will need.

And if you have large utensils and pots to put in, the shelves can be removed. Since they are made with toughened glass, they never crumble under the weight either.

For all your fresh vegetables and fruits that need precise levels of humidity, there is the Crisper (again, at the top so it does not require bending).

The crisper is 2x larger than most double door fridges so you can store more food and still enjoy items just as fresh even 2-3 days later. Plus, you won’t have to run to the supermarket every other day.

Other Features

The top LED light gives you a good view of everything inside the fridge even the dark without consuming too much power (helpful if hunger often strikes you at 2:00 am).

Also, to ensure the fridge functions at optimal levels and defrosts in time you have to do nothing at all as it has an in-built auto defrost system 😉 .

You do not need to spend on a stabilizer even if you live in an area with constant power cuts as it is in-built.

This increases the durability of the motor so your fridge gives you uninterrupted cooling for years.

Lastly, whether you have contemporary, modern or a traditional style kitchen, with its brushed silver finish, it blends in well with all styles and yet has an eye-grabbing finish sure to earn you a few compliments.

Specs

  • Fridge Size: 234L
  • Freezer Size: 86L
  • BEE Star Rating: 3-star
  • Number of Shelves: 4
  • Frost Free: Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 59.5 x 160 x 64.1cm
  • Weight: 69kgs
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor

Drawbacks

On the downside, the fridge only has a 3-star BEE rating. While that means it is more energy efficient than a 2-star or non-rated fridge, I would have preferred a 4-star BEE Rated model (because who doesn’t like a saving few extra bucks, right?).

Pros 

  • The 320L capacity is ideal for a family of 3-4
  • There are also bottle guards and an egg tray to cool other everyday essentials
  • Reduces bending by 90% as the rarely used freezer is placed at the bottom
  • Gives you ice in just 60-minutes
  • It has a bigger vegetable crisper reducing your trips the vegetable market
  • The 360-degree cooling technology bounces the cold air around to maintain the temperature
  • With the twist ice trays, you can have the ice out in seconds
  • All the shelves are removable and made with toughened glass for excellent durability
  • The fridge defrosts automatically
  • It comes with an in-built stabilizer so power cuts do not cause a malfunction
  • The LED light is bright and works on minimal power
  • The brushed silver finish means it is stylish and blends into any kitchen

 Cons

  • A 4-star fridge would have been more energy efficient

Verdict 

Yup, it could have been more energy efficient but considering its innovative design, excellent cooling, and automatic defroster, it is only a small sacrifice.

And if you have grandparents at home, why not make their life easier, right? (and that is what makes this one worth every rupee).


#3: Whirlpool Neo FR 258 CLS Plus 2S (Budget Pick)

For anyone looking for a double door fridge on a lower budget, the Whirlpool Neo FR 258 CLS Plus 2S offers the best bang for the money and that is not just because it is cheap.

Whirlpool 245 L 2 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(Neo FR 258 CLS Plus 2S, Wine Regalia)
  • Frost Free, Double Door: Auto defrost to stop ice-build up
  • Capacity 245 L: Suitable for families with 2-3 members
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor

Cooling

One of the best features of this double door refrigerator is MicroBlock Technology. It is a special additive that does exactly what the name suggests, blocks out microbes.

Yup, it can kill up to 99.99% of bacteria and contaminants. This does not just increase the longevity of food but also reduces the need to clean the fridge regularly.

Furthermore, adding to the freshness of the ingredients is Freshonizer Technology.

This reduces oxidation of the ingredients so you can maintain your fruits and vegetables likes peas, bananas, etc. longer without having to freeze them.

The FreshFlow Air tower that has multiple vents transfers cool air from top to bottom in every corner of the fridge so the fridge can maintain temperature quite consistently.

And at the bottom of the tower is the Active Deo vent which serves as a deodorant and keeps the fridge smelling fresh (very helpful if you tend to store a lot of cakes and chocolates in the fridge).

All of these features enable the crisper at the bottom to store all the vegetables while maintaining their freshness for about 6-7 days as it has the right moisture levels and smell.

This means you can easily store a week’s worth of vegetables and fruits, in turn, saving you tons of time and effort.

Freezer

Just like the top picks, even this fridge comes with a twist and drop ice trays that make getting ice out a breeze.

And whether it is the fridge or the freezer compartments, in case of power cuts, the fridge can maintain the coolness for hours.

That is because it has a special chilling gel stored in the tower that is released in case of power cuts (so you can still enjoy ice and cold water).

Also, both the freezer and fridge compartment have lots of room on the doors as well along with an egg compartment.

Other Features

This fridge just like the other also has an in-built stabilizer to protect the motor of any harm during fluctuations.

Its 245L capacity gives a family of 2-3 enough freezer and fridge space to store all their leftovers, fresh ingredients, freeze meat, ice, etc.

Design and Build

If you would like to throw in some shade into your kitchen, this definitely the fridge you need. Its red abstract finish makes it an attention seeker.

Plus, it easily fits into even the smallest of kitchens as it is one of the most compact double door fridges you will find in India.

All shelves are made from toughened glass and thus will easily last you the entirety of the fridge’s life if used right and can take a whole a lot of weight.

Specs

  • Capacity: 245L
  • BEE Star Rating: 2-star
  • Number of Shelves: 3
  • Frost Free: Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 56 x 149.2 x 66.2cm
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor

Drawbacks

Firstly, it is not a very energy efficient fridge and only has a 2-Star BEE Rating compared to the 3 or 4-star rating of the other fridges on the list.

Also, it is slightly noisier as it does not feature an inverter compressor but nothing that will keep you up and night.

Pros

  • It is one of the most cost-effective double door fridges in India
  • MicroBlock Technology kills about 99.99% of all contaminants
  • Freshonizer Technology keeps fresh ingredients from getting oxidized so it lasts longer
  • The Fresh Cool Tower helps maintain coolness efficiently with multiple vents all along its length
  • Active Deo at the bottom of the tower keeps out all kinds of odor
  • The crisper can keep vegetables and fruits fresh for about 6-7 days
  • Twist and drop ice trays means you can get ice in just seconds
  • The Chilling Gel helps the fridge remain cool in case of power cust
  • Protecting the compressor during those power cuts and fluctuations is the in-built stabilizer
  • There are bottle guards and an egg compartment
  • It has an attractive design and a compact build which make it perfect for a small kitchen
  • Toughened glass shelves are very durable

Cons

  • Noisier than other fridges
  • It has a 2-star BEE Rating and thus not every energy efficient
  • It required you to bend in order to reach the crisper

Verdict

Well, clearly this Whirlpool fridge lacks quite a lot of the fancy frills the other fridges on the list have to offer but for anyone on a slightly lower budget, it has all the space and features that are needed for basic usage in a small kitchen.

Conclusion

As I mentioned above, double door fridges are some of the most common fridges in mainly because they are cheaper than side by side refrigerators and offer more storage than a single door fridge. Not to forget, most of the single door fridges are not frost-free either.

And with this buyer’s guide, we are sure you will be able to find a double door fridge that suits both your budget and your family size.

A fridge from the very best brands in India like LG, Samsung, Whirpool, and Haier (the one which does not even require bending).

In case you have any questions regarding these fridges or other models you have been looking at, hit us with them in the comment section below.


 

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