Whirlpool Protton 3 Door Refrigerator Review India Models

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Whirlpool is the first brand to introduce 3 door refrigerator that separates vegetable section from the rest of the refrigerator. It has been a fairly successful model since its launch.

In this review, let us take a look at the features, design, functionality in terms of keeping food fresh and energy efficiency.

Models-

The following are the best selling models of Whirlpool Protton 3D series. Other than capacity difference, the features remain more or less the same in all the models.

Whirlpool FP263D Royal Protton- 240 L
Price: Amazon | Flipkart

Whirlpool FP283D Protton Roy- 260 L
Price: Amazon | Flipkart

Whirlpool FP 313D Protton Roy- 300 L
Price: Amazon | Flipkart

Whirlpool FP 343D Protton Roy- 330 L
Price: Amazon | Flipkart

What makes Whirlpool Protton 3 Door Refrigerator Different?
Whirlpool Protton 3 Door Refrigerator Review India

As the name suggests, Whirlpool Protton has three doors—one for the freezer, one for the refrigerator and one for the vegetable box. Whirlpool Protton has the largest vegetable box in the segment and the separate doors help prevent mixing of odour between the three zones.

Who is it for?

The main point of difference between Whirlpool Protton and other models is the separate large vegetable box. It is equipped with a freshness booster and its air boost system maintains just the right temperature to keep the vegetables fresher for longer.

From this, it is pretty much clear that the company has launched this product keeping in mind vegetarian families who usually stock up to a week’s vegetable in a go—especially urban families who go on weekly grocery shopping.

Durability

Whirlpool Protton 3 Door Refrigerator Review India

Overall, there are hardly any complaints about Whirlpool Protton 3D in terms of durability. It was on my recent trip to my native that I saw my aunt has this model and when asked for a feedback, she is pretty happy. She bought it five years back and there hasn’t been any complaints so far.

Also check our review on Samsung Convertible Refrigerator if you would like to consider a pretty versatile refrigerator in a similar price range. 

Keeping Food Fresher for Longer

The main selling point that Whirlpool claims about the Protton series is its ability to keep food fresher for longer. Around 80% of online reviews are positive in this aspect as well as overall product satisfaction.

Whirlpool Protton 3 Door Refrigerator Review India

In order to maintain the food’s freshness, the refrigerator employs air booster system that controls cold air circulation in each compartment. This way, each compartment receives the right cooling it needs. In the vegetable box, the cold air is circulated around the compartment without being directly in contact with the food. Thus, it is able to keep the vegetables cool, retain moisture and natural freshness.

The downside to this system of cold air flowing around the compartment is that when vegetables in room temperature or warmer temperature (bought from street vendors) are kept in the vegetable box, a layer of condensation is formed.  The condensed droplets don’t really get blown dry as the air is circulated around the compartment. So, you may have to take care not to keep vegetables bought from street vendors directly in to the refrigerator or you could wrap the vegetables in brown paper to absorb the excess moisture.

The next useful feature that helps preserve the vegetables for longer is the presence of an additive- Micro-block in the vegetable compartment. This anti-microbial additive kills up to 99.9% of microbes and hence preserves food and prevents any sort of contamination.

Energy Efficiency

You may see a sticker with 5 stars on the Whirlpool Protton refrigerator. This is NOT the BEE rating for energy efficiency. BEE rates only single and double door refrigerators for energy efficiency. Triple door refrigerators don’t come under their purview. Hence, the Whirpool Protton 3D series don’t have BEE energy rating.

Whirlpool Protton 3 Door Refrigerator Review India

The manufacturers however claim that the refrigerator takes less energy than a CFL. User reviews suggest that the refrigerator is pretty energy efficient and consumes less than 1 unit electricity per day.

The refrigerator has an in-built stabiliser that operates even when voltage fluctuates between 130-300 Volts. Even so, if the power fluctuates drastically in your area, it is better to have a separate stabiliser for long life.

Design

Whirlpool Protton 3 Door Series refrigerator is recipient of numerous design awards.

Even so, practically, there are a few areas where it seems a bit lacking.

Whirlpool Protton 3 Door Refrigerator Review India

The vegetable tray cannot be pulled out completely. Hence, it is a bit difficult to clean the vegetable tray thoroughly. Also, there doesn’t seem to be any vent to release the excess moisture build up in the vegetable tray.

Yet another point is the lack of lighting in the freezer and vegetable compartment.

The refrigerator is designed to be tall and slim. This makes the refrigerator lower on width, which could be good or bad depending on your personal circumstances.

Flaws, But Not Deal Breakers

The bottle guards are not tall like the Samsung Convertible Refrigerators. So, 2 litre bottles could fall if you close the refrigerator door quickly.

Next, the freezer doesn’t have a cool pad to retain the cooling in case of power failure.

Finally, there are a few complaints about the refrigerator getting damaged in transit. So, thoroughly check the refrigerator at the time of delivery or installation and ensure that there are no damages.

Models-

The following are the best selling models of Whirlpool Protton 3D series. Other than capacity difference, the features remain more or less the same in all the models.

Whirlpool FP263D Royal Protton- 240 L
Price: Amazon | Flipkart

Whirlpool FP283D Protton Roy- 260 L
Price: Amazon | Flipkart

Whirlpool FP 313D Protton Roy- 300 L
Price: Amazon | Flipkart

Whirlpool FP 343D Protton Roy- 330 L
Price: Amazon | Flipkart

Verdict

Overall, though there are a few flaws, Whirlpool Protton 3D refrigerator is a great choice for families who consume a lot of vegetables. It has a number of features to help keep the vegetables and other food fresh for long and prevent odour mixing between the different foods.

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