Refrigerators are one of the most under-appreciated appliances in any household. They are taken for granted until they stop working. Only then do people realize its importance in daily life. But that won’t be an issue with the Kelvinator KA242PMX 235L refrigerator. The Kelvinator refrigerators are not a smart refrigerator.
It does not connect to the internet, nor can it interact with other household appliances. What it does is provide the reliable cooling solution for the kitchen backed by Kelvinator’s years of experience and stability. It does its job without creating any fuss about it. It is a typical two-door refrigerator with a capacity of 235L. It is available at a price of Rs. 17,669/- in online stores.
The Kelvinator KA242PMX is a two-door refrigerator and belongs to the Nutricool plus series from Kelvinator. The body is made from ABS plastic and is painted with a PCM, High Gloss Finish. The maroon colour appears almost brown. The entire front fascia, except for a vertical strip on the left side is decorated with a squares pattern which looks like the pixels on a display. The handles on both the doors are finished in silver making them stand out against the dark background. At the back, the cooling coils are concealed behind a plastic backing. At the bottom, the compressor lies exposed but neatly packed for better accessibility and airflow to the compressor.
On the inside, the independent freezer features ‘Manual Twist and Release’ ice-cube trays. There is one small wire shelf in the freezer and one plastic rack in the freezer door. In the main body of the refrigerator, there are two adjustable shelves made of toughened glass, with the top of the vegetable drawer forming the third one. There are two trays made of transparent plastic, two bottle racks, one utility rack and one egg-tray. None of the tracks, except the eggs tray, are adjustable. Both the doors of the refrigerator can be locked using the provided lock. The Kelvinator KA242PMX stands on four rubber feet which give it stability and grounding. The refrigerator weighs in at 47kg.
The Kelvinator KA242PMX is certified with 2 Star BEE Rating (2016) for energy savings up to 30%. It is powered by a Reciprocatory compressor coupled with Natural Convection Air Flow system. Express cooling is not supported. There is a manual knob for adjusting and maintaining the cooling temperature. The thick Puf insulation and the removable anti-bacterial gasket ensure a tight seal thereby increasing the cooling and energy efficiency.
The refrigerator comes with a built-in deodorizer which helps in curtailing smelly situations inside. The door-open alarm is missing in action here. It should have been included as an open refrigerator door wastes energy and increases electricity consumption. The rest of the features work as advertised. The power consumption of the Kelvinator KA242PMX is 315 kWh and it features a built-in stabilizer to protect the refrigerator from voltage fluctuations.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Kelvinator KA242PMX Refrigerator
· User Manual
· Warranty Card
· Keys for the built-in lock
ü 2 Star BEE Rating 2016; energy efficient.
ü Thick Puf Insulation.
ü Removable Anti-bacterial Gasket.
ü Built-in voltage stabilizer.
ü Reciprocatory Compressor.
ü Flexible tray configuration.
û No door-open alarm.
The Kelvinator KA242PMX has a big 235 Ltr capacity and it will serve the needs of a medium-sized family quite well. Being a two-door refrigerator, it is still quite compact and features an attractive design. It will make for a useful addition to any kitchen. The user-friendly features like the manual twist ice-cube trays add utility and ease of use to this appliance. At its price, it is an excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.