LG GC B247SLUV 687 L Side by Side Refrigerator Review
LG has a brand reputation of selling durable refrigerators which are superior in terms of performance and efficiency. Their side by side refrigerator LG GC B247SLUV also keeps up with expectation and have been garnering rave reviews from users and critics alike.
It has a well-organized space, is moderately priced and has a classy appearance and sophisticated features making it one of the best budget friendly side by side refrigerators in India. Of course, there are refrigerators like Haier HRF 618 SS and BPL BRS564H, but none of them have the space, superior cooling, energy efficiency and features of LG GC-B247SLUV. For these reasons, we have shortlisted LG GC B247SLUV in our list of best side by side refrigerators in India.
In this review of LG GC B247SLUV side by side refrigerator, we shall discuss about its features, performance, cooling, design and energy efficiency.
If you would like to know how Haier HRF 618SS fares, you can read our review here.
With shiny steel finish, elegant LED control panel and sleek design, LG GC-B247SLUV is definitely a stylish addition to any kitchen.
Using the LED digital display, you can adjust the fridge and freezer temperature and activate express freezing and child lock mode too. Thanks to the slim design, the refrigerator fits perfectly in a modular kitchen.
Now, let us talk about the interiors. As you know, in side by side refrigerators, the narrow-left section is the freezer and the wider right section is the fridge.
The two bright LED lights along the side panel provides ample lighting throughout the fridge and freezer section.
The fridge section is quite wide and can comfortably fit platters and other wide utensils used in a typical Indian kitchen. As the shelves are made of toughened glass, you can even keep heavy utensils without worrying about the weight.
There are three door shelves and an enclosed dairy zone in the fridge section. Only the lower most rack can be used to keep 2 litre bottles. The two middle racks can be used for keeping jars, canisters, sauce and smaller bottles. As the dairy zone is enclosed, you needn’t worry about temperature variance inside it even if you frequently open the door.
Inside the freezer, there are two separate enclosure where you can keep fish and meat without fear of cross contamination or odour mixing. There is also a twist ice tray in the freezer. However, note that this model doesn’t have chilled water or ice dispenser.
A noteworthy aspect is that the door shelves are positioned in such a way that you can pull out the vegetable box and meat box by opening the doors at 90 degree—and aspect which makes the refrigerator suitable for modular kitchen and corner positions.
Talking about the drawbacks, the exteriors are a bit susceptible to scratches. So, take care during installation and do a thorough check at the time of delivery to ensure that there are no scratches or dents on the delivered product.
Next, only the top shelf in the fridge is height adjustable. Rest of the shelves are not height adjustable.
The important aspects that determine the freshness of food stored in refrigerator are maintenance of optimal level of humidity and consistently cool temperature. LG GC B247SLUV has some really great features that take care of both.
For maintaining uniform cooling throughout the compartments and a consistently low temperature, there are multiple air vents located at the rear of the refrigerator. Irrespective of whether the food is kept in the top or bottom shelf, its temperature is found to be equally cold after a few hours.
The refrigerator also has multi-digital sensor which works in conjunction with the inverter linear compressor to detect the ambient temperature as well as food load and adjust the internal temperature accordingly. Thus, a consistently cool temperature is maintained throughout the fridge at all times.
To preserve the freshness of fruits and vegetables, there are separate fresh zone and a moisture balanced crisper.
Excess humidity could lead to rotting of veggies, while low level of humidity could lead to drying out of veggies. Thanks to the moisture controlled crisper with vent to let out moisture when humidity is high and take in moisture when humidity is less, you can be rest assured that fruits and vegetables will stay fresh inside the crisper for 10-15 days comfortably.
Side by side refrigerators do not get energy efficiency rating from BEE. We were unable to find the unit energy consumption of LG GC-B247SLUV provided by the manufacturers either.
However, as per the manufacturer, the compressor which LG uses is fairly energy efficient clocking up to 32% energy savings compared to other fridges in this segment.
The inverter linear compressor used by LG GC-B247SLUV has a single friction point compared to four friction points in regular compressors.
The multi-digital sensors detect any change in ambient temperature or food load and signals the inverter linear compressor to adjust the fan speed accordingly. So, when an optimal low temperature is achieved, the compressor runs at a low speed to maintain the temperature. On the other hand, when internal temperature increases due to frequent opening of door, the compressor speed is cranked up to lower the internal temperature. As per manufacturers, this helps reduce the overall energy consumption by around 32% and noise level by 25%.
Features & Performance
We have so far discussed about the cooling efficiency, energy consumption and core functions of the refrigerator, now let us take a look at the rest of the features that make LG GC-B247SLUV truly smart and worth every penny.
LG GC-B247SLUV comes with express freezing technology which chills beverages and makes ice rapidly at the press of a button. The sen20sors inside the refrigerator detects when the temperature have reached a pre-determined level to switch off the express freeze mode automatically.
Another smart feature is the refrigerator’s Wi-Fi connectivity and ability to control the settings remotely using Smart Thinq app. So, if in case you forget to set the fridge to vacation mode before leaving home, you can do so using the mobile app. Other modes are- Away, Home, Vacation, Pleasant and Sleep. You can also activate express freezing and adjust the temperature of fridge and freezer through the app.
As with all LG refrigerators, LG GC-B247SLUV also has smart diagnosis system that facilitates direct communication between the appliance and customer care to help diagnose the problem and speed up the repair.
The fridge also has deodorizer, door alarm that beeps when door is kept open for more than a minute and child lock to keep away children from reaching snacks, sweets and other goodies.
Overall, LG GC-B247SLUV s a perfect budget friendly choice for joint families who extensively use refrigerators and need a large freezer space for storing frozen produces. The advanced cooling features, large well-organized space and features like Wi-Fi connectivity, door alarm, deodorizer and express cooling technology makes it a smart choice that is absolutely worth every penny spent. For all these reasons, this refrigerator finds a spot in our list of 10 best refrigerators in India too.