Refrigerators have evolved over the years from being really big container-sized units to their present compact avatar that can fit into a modern kitchen quite easily. They are no longer the luxury they once were considered. Rather, they have become a necessity without which a modern kitchen cannot function. The LG GL-B201ADSW is a compact 190L refrigerator from LG’s extensive line-up of built-for-work refrigerators.
It complies with LG’s stringent quality and performance standards and is backed by LG’s quality assurance and excellent service network. The LG GL-B201ADSW is available at a price of Rs. 15,290/- in online stores. Through this review, we are going to take an in-depth look at this refrigerator to check on its claims.
The LG GL-B201ADSW is a compact refrigerator standing at around 61” tall. It is made out of strong ABS plastic and painted to a high gloss finish. The Dazzle Steel colour is a light Gray colour which, along with a highly glossy finish, looks like it is made of actual steel. This illusion is further verified by the design. There are no graphics on the door. It is one big expanse of plain colour. The ‘Ariana’ type handle is fitted inside a notch carved out of the door on the left side. It is painted to match the rest of the body’s colour. It is bordered by a chrome accent which runs all around the handle. This arrangement of the handle enhances the look of the refrigerator. The lock is situated below the handle, just outside the notch.
The refrigerator can be locked securely whenever the situation demands it to be locked. At the back of the LG GL-B201ADSW, the cooling coils and the compressor lie exposed. This allows for better air circulation around the coils and the compressor and helps in maintaining an efficient operating temperature. Inside the refrigerator, the temperature control knob sites besides the transparent freezer door. There are two trays in the refrigerator the chiller tray and the vegetable tray. The vegetable tray is sufficiently deep and has a capacity of 9.6L There are two shelves made of toughened glass and which, according to LG, can withstand up to 175kg load each.
These shelves are flexible and can be arranged as required. The top of the vegetable tray makes up the third shelf. There are two bottle racks built into the door along with three utility racks. All the trays, shelves and racks in the refrigerator are made of transparent plastic which makes it look roomier than it actually is. The LG GL-B201ADSW stands on four rubber feet which give it stability and provide grounding. The design review of this one makes it an efficient refrigerator which manages to look modern in spite of having a retro vibe.
The LG GL-B201ADSW carries a 3-Star BEE rating (2017) which makes it one of the more energy-efficient refrigerators available in the market. It features LG’s New Smart Inverter Compressor which is one of the most advanced and energy-efficient compressor yet. It is designed to give unmatched performance with great savings and super-silent operation. The ‘Smart Connect’ technology makes it possible to connect the refrigerator to an inverter, which keeps it running even during power-cuts.
The Moist Balance Crisper ensues that the stored vegetables do not become dry up due to lack of moisture. It condenses the evaporated moisture from stored food on the lattice, maintaining the correct balance of moisture in the box, thereby ensuring that they remain fresh for a longer period of time. Internal cooling temperature can be adjusted with a rotary knob. The removable anti-bacterial gasket makes a tight seal, which maintains the internal temperature at optimum levels while saving electricity.
The energy-efficient compressor can operate at voltages as far apart as 100V to 290V, which ensures that the refrigerator is protected from voltage fluctuations, which in-turn eliminates the need of an external stabilizer. Strangely, there is no door-open alarm on the LG GL-B201ADSW which is a crucial omission, as an open door wastes a lot of electricity.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· LG GL-B201ADSW Refrigerator
· User Manual
· Warranty Card
· Keys for the built-in lock
ü 3 Star BEE Rating (2017).
ü Removable Anti-Bacterial Gasket.
ü Stabilizer-free Operation.
ü Energy-efficient Smart Inverter Compressor.
ü Smart Connect Technology.
ü Moist Balance Crisper.
û No door-open alarm.
The LG GL-B201ADSW is a compact refrigerator with a 190L capacity. Its Smart Inverter compressor carries a 10-year warranty, which speaks volumes about its build-quality. Features like the ‘Smart Connect’ technology and the ‘Moist Balance Crisper’ add to the allure of this refrigerator. This review clearly indicates that the LG GL-B201ADSW gives excellent price for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.