Over the years, refrigerators have evolved to become an important and inseparable part of the modern kitchen. From a luxury to a necessity, the refrigerator has come a long way to become a regular household appliance which is indispensable for the daily functioning of a household. The LG GL-B201AHAN is a 190L refrigerator from LG which is a regular workhorse and a reliable appliance.
It is a compact single-door refrigerator that meets LG’s strict quality and performance standards. It is also backed by LG’s excellent service network and quality assurance. The LG GL-B201AHAN is available at a price of Rs. 14,900/- in online stores. Let us take an in-depth look at this refrigerator through this review.
The LG GL-B201AHAN is a compact single-door refrigerator with a capacity of 190L made of strong ABS plastic and painted to a high gloss finish. The Hazel Aster is a deep brown colour which is made even deeper by the high gloss finish. The door features a painted floral design all over. The door has its edges curved back in a smooth flow which makes it look like it is a part of the rest of the refrigerator. The ‘Ariana’ type handle sits in a notch carved out of the refrigerator door on the left side. It is painted the same colour as the rest of the body is and it is framed by chrome accents. Below the handle, there is a built-in lock which locks the door securely when the occasion calls for it.
At the back of the LG GL-B201AHAN, the cooling coils and the compressor are exposed. This allows for better air circulation around the compressor and helps it in maintaining an efficient temperature around it. Inside the refrigerator, the temperature control knob sits beside the transparent freezer door. There are two shelves in the refrigerator which are made of toughened glass having a load-bearing capacity of 175kg each, as per LG’s internal testing standards. The top of the vegetable tray makes up for a third shelf. There are two trays in the refrigerator; the chiller tray and the vegetable tray.
The vegetable tray is deep and has an ample capacity of 14L. There are three utility racks and two bottle racks built into the door. All the trays, shelves and racks included in the refrigerator are transparent which gives an airy feeling inside the refrigerator even when it is full. The LG GL-B201AHAN stands on four rubber feet which provide it with stability and grounding. The review of the design makes it stand out as a clever combination of form and factor which work together to give an optimum performance.
The LG GL-B201AHAN is certified with a 5-star BEE rating (2016) which is the highest rating that can be given to any appliance making this refrigerator one of the most energy-efficient ones available in the market. It is powered by an energy-efficient reciprocatory compressor which saves electricity with reduced consumption. It features ‘Fastest in Ice Making’ which makes ice 20% faster, with a specially designed and patented ice tray, without putting extra load on the compressor. The Moist Balance Crisper ensures that the vegetables stored do not become dry 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 and saves electricity. The energy-efficient compressor can operate at voltages as far apart as 135V and 290V, which means the refrigerator is protected from voltage fluctuations, which eliminates the need of an external stabilizer, thus ensuring stabilizer-free operation. Strangely, there is no door-open alarm on the LG GL-B201AHAN which is a crucial omission, as an open door wastes a lot of electricity.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· LG GL-B201AHAN Refrigerator
· User Manual
· Warranty Card
· Keys for the built-in lock
ü 5 Star BEE Rating.
ü Removable Anti-Bacterial Gasket.
ü Stabilizer-free Operation.
ü Energy-efficient Reciprocatory Compressor.
ü Fastest Ice Making.
ü Moist Balance Crisper.
û No door-open alarm.
The LG GL-B201AHAN has a 190L capacity which is sufficient to satisfy the needs of a small family. The reciprocatory compressor carries a 4-year warranty. Features like the Fastest Ice Making and the Moist Balance Crisper add more utility to the refrigerator. This review makes it clear that the LG-GL201AHAN is a reliable refrigerator which gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.