Let’s get real—midnight snacks are an important part of the day. Especially in these sweltering summers, there’s nothing quite like making your way down the stairs to the fridge at midnight, and grabbing a cool, refreshing ice lolly or a frigid bottle of water. Your snacks, and you, deserve the best refrigerator out there.
So what brand (and model) should you go for?
What To Look For
Contrary to what you might think, choosing a refrigerator isn’t as easy as walking into an appliances store and picking out whichever one you think looks best – there are actually a lot of factors you should take into consideration.
Variables like capacity, star rating, and type of compressor are all things that you should keep an eye out for while buying a new refrigerator.
Capacity Is Key
There’s no point in buying a fridge that doesn’t comply with your house space and family needs. Make sure that you get a size that’s right for you.
Experts say that for a family of four, a 240-300 Ltr refrigerator should do. Keep in mind, though, that as your family and daily needs expand, so will your fridge size (and so will the price!).
Is Your New Fridge A Star?
Fridges come with star ratings that denote how energy-efficient they are. The rule of thumb here is that the higher the star rating, the higher the energy efficiency.
Also note the total units of electricity that your new model will use in a year. Chances are that electricity bills are a huge pain for you, so it’s best that you spend that precious money on an appliance that’s super energy-efficient.
Does Your Compressor Meet The Test?
A compressor is the basic mechanism on which your fridge works. The best refrigerators run on one of two kinds of compressors: normal or inverter.
A normal compressor runs at a constant speed, so even if there’s a cooling loss, it’ll run at the same speed and switch off once it reaches optimum cooling. Ever heard a ‘tick’ from your fridge? That’s your normal compressor telling you it’s done working. On the other hand, an inverter compressor starts at a low speed and boosts up whenever there’s a loss in cooling.
So What Do I Buy?
Out of all the refrigerators in India, LG refrigerators are mostly all certified, 4-star models. Not only do these consume the smallest amount of energy, they also come in sleek, modern designs that will add a pop of color to your kitchen.
When it comes to compressors, Samsung refrigerators are king. Most of their compressors can run on five different cycles, depending on levels of humidity and usage patterns.
Samsung, with their refrigerators, have said bye-bye to the conventional start-and-stop cycle. This allows for consistency in temperature and greater durability, and keeps that annoying sound your fridge makes to a minimum.
If you’re looking for a shiny new refrigerator, LG and Samsung are great brands to start with. Whatever brand you choose to go with, your properly-chosen fridge is likely to become your new favorite thing.