Rs. 30000 is a pretty good budget to buy a decent refrigerator for a 3-4-member Indian family. You get to buy a good refrigerator with all necessary features, high energy efficiency, good cooling and overall satisfactory performance.
So, here we bring to you some of the top picks within this budget considering user reviews, features, energy efficiency and performance.
Best Refrigerator Under Rs. 30000
Haier Bottom Mounted 320 L frost free refrigerator is a great choice for families with members who have back pain as the bottom mounted design reduces the need to bend for taking out veggies. Thanks to the large vegetable box design, vegetarian families too will be happy with it.
The refrigerator comes with a DC inverter compressor that is said to have longer life and lesser maintenance. With 3-star energy rating, it consumes about 265 units of electricity yearly. The cooling is fairly uniform in all compartments thanks to the 360-degree air-flow system.
Other user-friendly features include 1 hour icing technology, cooling pad that retains cooling in freezer for up to 10 hours; stabilizer free operation for voltage fluctuations between 130-290 Volts.
Check out detailed review of Haier HRB3404BS-R/HRB-3404BS-E here.
Whirlpool NEO DF305 has a tall, sleek design that consumes minimum width.
It has 3 height adjustable shelves plus a rack for dairy products. In addition, there is an enclosed box on the door in which you can keep medicines and beauty products without fear of it getting contaminated.
The refrigerator consumes about 260 units of electricity yearly and comes with a 3-star energy rating. It can also run stabilizer free between 130-300 Volt fluctuations.
In order to ensure prolonged freshness of refrigerated items, the Whirlpool refrigerator comes with features like flexi-vents with anti-bacterial filters that ensures uniform cooling and inhibits bacterial growth. The dedourizer ensures freshness and prevents odour mixing.
The vegetable box is fairly large and can hold 7 days’ worth vegetables/fruits for a 3-4-member family. The presence of microblock, humidity controller ensures that the veggies don’t get spoiled. In addition, the freshonizer reduces oxidation process thus prolonging the ripening process.
Overall, the refrigerator is perfect for 3-5 member families who consume a lot of vegetables and fruits, as its features helps prolong life and freshness of the produces.
Compared to the former two entries, LG GL-I292RPZL has a lower capacity. However, its top performance and highly positive user review makes it one of the best refrigerators under Rs. 30000/-
With well-designed interiors, stylish exteriors and multiple user-friendly functions and highly satisfactory performance, LG-GLI292RPZL is perfect for 3-5 member Indian families. The ice beam cooling technology and multi air flow cooling ensures uniform cooling throughout all compartments. So now, you won’t have to keep pushing vulnerable foods towards the back of the fridge for prolonging its freshness.
The refrigerator has 3 hardened glass shelves. Unfortunately, other than the top shelf, the rest are not height adjustable- This in fact is one of the major drawbacks of the refrigerator.
The refrigerator has 4-star energy rating and can work stabilizer free between 100-290 Volts. The smart inverter compressor maximizes life of the refrigerator and ensures minimal maintenance too by reducing wear and tear. Being solar smart, it can run on solar energy too.
The vegetable box has lattice lid and moisture control vent that ensures optimal humidity, thus prolonging the life and freshness of the stored vegetables.
Check out detailed review of LG GL-I292RPZL here.
FP 263D with 240 L capacity is part of Whirlpool Protton series which has separate doors for freezer, refrigerator and vegetable box respectively. This design is pretty convenient, energy efficient and also helps maintain the optimal temperature for each zone. The air booster system used in it also prevents odour mixing between the three sections.
In order to maximize the freshness of fruits and vegetables, cold air flows around the compartment without coming in direct contact with fruits and vegetables. This not only helps in efficient cooling, but also retains humidity without causing any spoilage. A drawback however is that when you keep warm vegetables/fruits bought right away from street vendors, the warm temperature condenses the cold air causing droplet formation. If you don’t take care to store vegetables properly, this could lead to excess moisture and spoilage of vegetables.
The fridge interiors (the middle section) has 3 height adjustable shelves, a quick chill section for keeping dairy, an enclosed box on the door side for keeping medicine and beauty products without contamination.
User reviews are of the opinion that the refrigerator is pretty energy efficient. As it is a 3-door refrigerator, BEE doesn’t provide energy rating. The stabilizer free operations help run the refrigerator without any damage even if voltage fluctuates between 130-300 V.
Overall, the refrigerator is perfect for families with 2-4 members. Those who stock up on vegetables and fruits on weekly basis especially will love this refrigerator thanks to the large vegetable box.
Read detailed review of Whirlpool Protton 3 door refrigerator here.
Haier HRF-3554BS-E with 3 star energy rating consuming 270 units electricity annually is similar to Whirlpool NEO DF305 in design- tall and sleek with minimal width.
The refrigerator has a gross capacity of 335 L, making it apt for 4-6 member families. Just like all Haier refrigerators, it has 1 hour icing technology, cooling pad that retains cooling in freezer for 10 hours in case of power failure and 360-degree airflow that ensures uniform cooling throughout all compartments.
The interiors are pretty spacious. The top chilled enclosure is especially for keeping dairy products like milk, curd paneer etc. Beneath, there are 3 height adjustable hardened glass shelves. The vegetable box is proportionally large and has a moisture control vent. The door shelves have bottle guards that are tall enough so that large 2 L bottles don’t fall off. The refrigerator has an LED lamp at the rear that provides illumination in all nook and corner.
Overall, the features, specifications and performance and above satisfactory, making it perfect for a medium sized Indian family with 4-6 members.
If a convertible refrigerator is what you have in your mind, then worry not. Within a budget of Rs. 30000, you can buy a Samsung Convertible refrigerator with 253 L capacity—apt for families with 2-4 members. The net capacity of the freezer is 53L and that of fridge is 181 L.
The refrigerator has control panel on the freezer door which can be used to adjust the temperature of freezer and fridge individually. Thus, depending on your family’s requirements, you can run it in normal mode, vacation mode, mini-fridge mode or convert the freezer to fridge too.
The interiors of the refrigerator are well-organized. The ice maker in the freezer is movable, hence allowing you to make enough space for accommodating all frozen foods.
Inside the fridge, there is an enclosed area to keep dairy produces. Below this, there is a sliding shelf where you can keep food that you need complete access to take out like boxes of cake or large pots. Underneath, there are two more hardened glass shelves, and a proportionally large vegetable box where you can keep sufficient vegetables for a week for a 2-4 member family. The doors also have special racks for eggs and racks with bottle guards that prevent large water bottle from falling.
With 4 star energy rating, the refrigerator consumes 195 units of electricity annually. The refrigerator also runs stabilizer free when voltage fluctuates between 130-300 Volts.
It also has features like child lock, door alarm, power freeze and power cool for quick freezing and cooling respectively.
You can read more about Samsung Convertible refrigerator review here.