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  1. Bosch is definitely good. But LG is also pretty good in terms of build quality and wash performance. We have had LG front loaders 10 years plus old performing well. Not only our personal experience, but also user reviews are of this opinion. Of course being a mass produced commodity, there might be exceptions within a batch.

  2. Hi, I think it depends on the brand and of course the way you handle it. At my house, I have a Hawkins steel pressure cooker that I have been using for almost 7 years and never had to change even the washer. Similarly my in laws have pressure cookers that are 15+ years old which just had no complaints except occasional washer changing. They have steel and iron Kadai which are decades old. On the other hand, I have bought utensils from not so reliable brands which lasted less than even 2 years also. So, you can’t really say for sure…

  3. Yes, we agree with you. Considering value for money, Philips AC2887/20 (https://amzn.to/2NPK6HA) is better than AC 3256/20.
    For your living room which is pretty huge, and as you live in Delhi, you probably have to get 2 air purifiers for optimal results. Even Dyson Pure Cool Air Purifier (https://amzn.to/36G6awZ), which is one of the expensive air purifiers that work for large areas claim to be efficient for max. 600 Sq. ft area.

  4. BEE doesn’t provide rating for side by side refrigerators. If you are looking for an energy efficient side by side fridge, then its better to look for one with inverter compressor technology like the LG 687 l GC-B247SLUV.APZQEBN side by side refrigerator( https://amzn.to/35Yv4aC)

  5. Our analysis is based solely on checking the specs as we haven’t had an opportunity to take a look at WAK2426SIN directly. First of all, Bosch WA2426SIN( https://amzn.to/2qoivVG) has anti-tangle function which Bosch claims reduces tangling by around 50%. This option is not available in WAK24264IN (https://amzn.to/33J67hn).

    When you compare the sound level, WAK24264IN is a tad better as washing and spinning produces a max. of 49 and 65 dB respectively, while WAK2426SIN produces 55 and 73 dB for washing and spinning respectively. You also notice that WAK2426SIN doesn’t have extra rinse function. Otherwise, most of the features remain almost the same.

  6. Bosch WAK2426SIN and WAK24264IN have a few differences in terms of specs. The main difference you notice is that Bosch WAK2426SIN ( https://amzn.to/2qoivVG) has anti-tangle function instead of WAK24264IN’s ( https://amzn.to/33J67hn) extra-rinse feature. WAK24164IN is also comparatively a bit more silent ( only minimal difference).
    LG FHT1207SWL (https://amzn.to/2MUns0f) has fairly good reviews. My parents home has latest LG washing machine ( albeit not with steam clean functions) and we have found it fairly silent. Of course, it makes a bit of noise while spinning, which every washing machine makes. If its vibrating a lot, do check if its kept properly leveled on the surface. If its kept on an uneven surface, the vibration during spinning will be exaggerated. Also, ensure you don’t overload it.

  7. Hi, you could please take a look at V-Guard VG500 Stabilizer for 2 Ton AC ( https://amzn.to/2q74MCt)

  8. Mealthy 9 in 1 electric pressure cooker ( https://amzn.to/2OCMX8D) is more of an instant pot where you can cook food with minimal supervision. Pressure cooker, as you know is more hands on. You need to be around, count whistles and be on constant watch. Mealthy on the other hand is hands-ff. It is a lot more versatile, precise and easier to control. Also, its less messy and silent too.

  9. Well, that would depend on your requirements. If large space for vegetables is a priority, opt for Whirlpool proton. Samsung convertible refrigerator is all about flexibility to maximize fridge space as per your needs.
    Performance wise they are both good.

  10. Thanks. Glad to be of help.

  11. Meyer is one of the better brands you can choose for stainless steel cookware. Similarly, Lodge cast iron cookware are also highly rated. They are both US based brands. They are also safe and free of harmful contaminants.
    As for lead and cadmium, ideally, don’t buy decorated cookware that have ceramic as it has highly possibility of being contaminated with lead and cadmium. You could also read https://tamararubin.com/2015/12/ask-tamara-does-cast-iron-have-lead-are-cast-iron-pans-safe/ to know more.

    Rock Tawa claims that they manufacture their cookware from 70% pig iron from mines and not from melted scraps. Hence, they are not quite likely to be contaminated. https://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/food/on-the-plus-points-of-cast-iron-cookware/article22657816.ece

  12. The touch panel on the door can be used to set the temperature of freezer and fridge as well as to switch on the power cool/freeze function.

  13. Yes, tub is plastic. But drum is stainless steel. The drum is housed inside the tub. Take a look at the picture given in this review https://amzn.to/2zQd5o4 to understand the structure. Thanks.

  14. I believe the coil that you refer to are the condenser coil behind the refrigerator where heat exchange take place. While in air conditioners these coils are mostly made of copper, in refrigerators they are mostly made of Aluminium in a bid to reduce the price.

  15. Agree. It runs in idle mode. Samsung has put an asterisk under “Switch off” and mentions “Idle mode” in their website.

  16. Microtek EM4150+ 150V-280V Digital Display Voltage Stabilizer ( https://amzn.to/2DIWqW3) would be a good choice.

  17. Mealthy Multipot( https://amzn.to/2xq7TpI) is quite popular in the US and seems to be gaining popularity in India too. Though a tad pricey, it has numerous features making it totally worth it. Most user reviews seem quite positive about it. We shall do an in-depth review on it soon.

  18. Hi, Coway is quite popular brand in the US for air purifiers. While most air purifiers in the market are China made, they are from Korea. As the manufacturers claim it to be True Hepa, it should purify up to 99.97% of particles larger than 0.3 micron. Yes, as you said, they do seem to have longest filter life. While Coway HEPA filter has 8500 hours life, HEPA filters from most other brands have just about 3000 hours life. You can take a look at the models available here- https://amzn.to/2xs0KVJ
    We shall do an in-depth review of Coway air purifiers soon.

  19. Compressors of LG dual fridge comes with 10 year warranty. So it should last…

  20. V Guard VG400 ( https://amzn.to/2VKiXeY) is a budget friendly option which is of good quality and user rating.

  21. Overall reviews and user experience are fairly positive. The product quality is good. However, take care to thoroughly inspect the product at time of installation as cases of damage during transit are reported by many.

  22. It would be better if you contact Amazon to know how to resolve this matter.

  23. Hard anodising is basically a hard coating over aluminum that makes it non reactive and stable. As of now there are no proven studies stating any harmful effects of hard anodised aluminum cookware. Though many say it is scratch and peel proof, from my personal experience I have seen the coating wear off after a long period, post which it should be discarded.

    Actually cast iron is one of the best options for frying pans. As you said you don’t want to opt for it, you can also try carbon steel.

  24. Sorry, we are not exactly aware of its availability through CSD canteen.

  25. Thanks…

  26. Hi, Yes, cool wall and cool pad are pretty good and cooling lasts for around 12 hours in case of power cut. If you have frequent power failure in your home, then it is a highly recommended model. Whirlpool is also a good option as the insulated capillary technology and cool pad too helps retain cooling for 12 hours in case of power failure.

  27. Both Hitachi and Panasonic being Japanese brands are excellent when it comes to quality and performance. I have personal experience with Hitachi’s durability as the one we bought in the 80s lasted till about late 2000, though we had to repair it a few times.
    That being said, the major problem with these 2 brands nowadays is lack of proper after sales service. A lot of complaints regarding this are being heard. Their after sales network is not as extensive as other brands like LG or Samsung. So, we would suggest that you check whether there are after sales service centres close by to your home and check their responsiveness to complaints before you decide on buying either of the two.

  28. Hi, Both the types of compressors are from LG. Inverter linear compressor is the latest offering succeeding smart inverter compressor and is much superior in performance and durability. The main difference is that smart inverter compressor has four friction points and consumes more energy, while inverter linear compressor has just 1 friction point and consumes lesser energy. LC also maintains better temperature consistency at lower noise.

  29. I am not sure how you have deduced that Honeywell air purifier has 95% efficiency. Would appreciate if you can explain for our better understanding.
    One of the main factors that we have to understand while analysing air purifier performance is that we will have to rely on manufacturers declaration of HEPA grades as it is not possible to analyse the same without utilising advanced labs and technology.
    You can check the Honeywell website as well as their HEPA filter product details in https://amzn.to/2OBNXLk It clearly mentions that they use H11 grade HEPA filter which has 99% efficiency in absorbing pollutants larger than 0.3 micron ( PM 2.5)
    What you said is true, it doesn’t work for particles smaller than 0.3 micron, which is already mentioned in the article. It is also true that Honeywell doesn’t use True HEPA filter which has 99.97% efficiency in purifying pollutants larger than 0.3 micron ( https://www.blueair.com/us/blog/hepa-type-vs-true-hepa)

  30. If you are looking for digital inverter compressor, then Samsung or LG would be the better options. They are energy efficient, with minimal noise and high on performance.
    The best option would be LG 335 L GL-R372JPZN double door refrigerator( https://amzn.to/2OaTWXC or http://fkrt.it/JA6jSnuuuN ). It has all the features you have asked for. It has 4 star energy rating consuming just 213 units of electricity annually. Interiors are spacious and has vegetable box moisture control vent and a convertible box with temperature control vent too.
    The next best option would be Samsung RT34M5538S8/HL ( http://fkrt.it/J4X7gnuuuN or https://amzn.to/2OaU9Ko ) which is a 5 in 1 convertible refrigerator. It is less expensive compared to the former LG option. Energy efficiency is fairly good with 3 star rating. Though it doesn’t have a moisture control vent for the vegetable box, the deodorising filter helps retain freshness of fruits and vegetables long enough. Its overall performance is also good and is highly rated by consumers.

  31. The inverter compressor technology used in major brands are more or less the same. They run on variable speed depending on the ambient temperature and load to optimise energy consumption and overall performance.

    Talking about the two models you mentioned, they are both pretty good in terms of performance and features. If you are looking for something that quickly makes ice and chills water quickly, then Whirlpool (http://fkrt.it/uxt~kKNNNN) is a better choice as it is equipped with deep freeze technology. It is also better at retaining temperature inside the refrigerator for longer. So, if you face frequent power cuts, Whirlpool would be more apt for you.

    LG (https://amzn.to/2PNv2Ky) has pretty good cooling system. Its interiors are better with pull-out tray, convertible box that can be temperature controlled and crisper whose humidity can be adjusted to suit fruits or vegetables. So, if you are someone who stocks up on vegetables and fruits on weekly basis, and need a better organised space, then LG would be better for you.

  32. Out of the Samsung Convertible refrigerators, Samsung 253 L RT28M3424S8/HL ( https://amzn.to/2uDhlUU )with 4 star energy rating is a good choice. It is highly energy efficient ( consumes 195 unit electricity annually) and pretty good in performance too. However, take care to inspect the fridge thoroughly at the time of delivery as a few cases of damage during transit are reported.

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