The refrigerator has evolved from a being a luxury to a being an inseparable part of any modern kitchen. Starting out big with sizes as large as a transport container, they have now reached their present compact form factor and have found a place in kitchens around the world. The LG GL-B201AMHL is a workhorse of a refrigerator from LG’s extensive single-door line-up. It has a capacity of 190L and a compact form factor.
It complies with LG’s strict quality and performance parameters and is backed by LG’s excellent service network and quality assurance. The LG GL-B201AMHL is available at a price of Rs. 15,900/- in online stores. This review will help us to take a closer look at this refrigerator.
The LG GL-B201AMHL is a compact refrigerator standing around 46” tall, with a capacity of 190L. It is made of strong ABS plastic and painted to a high gloss finish. The Marine Heart is a deep blue colour which looks beautiful under the glossy finish. It features a floral design on the door, which enhances its looks further. The edges of the door curve back and flow into the refrigerator body giving it a sleek look. The ‘Ariana’ type handle is fitted into a notch cut in the left side of the door.
It is painted in the same blue colour as the refrigerator door and is framed with chrome accents. The lock located below the handle can lock the door securely if needed. At the back of the LG GL-B201AMHL, the compressor is exposed for better air circulation, which helps it to maintain an efficient operating temperature. Inside, the temperature control knob is located beside the transparent freezer door. There are two trays inside the refrigerator; the chiller tray and the vegetable tray (also known as vegetable crisper). The vegetable tray has an ample capacity of 14L. There are two shelves made of toughened glass which is capable of handling loads up to 175kg each, as per LG’s internal testing figures.
The top of the vegetable tray makes for the third shelf. There are two bottle racks and three utility racks built into the refrigerator door. All the shelves, trays and racks inside are made of transparent plastic, which gives it a roomier look. The LG GL-B201AMHL stands on four rubber feet which provide it with stability and grounding. The design review of this refrigerator makes some useful observations about its form and factor facilitating more utility inside it.
The LG GL-B201AMHL is certified with a 4-star BEE rating (2016) which makes it one of the more energy-efficient refrigerators available in the market today. It features a reciprocatory compressor which is efficient and saves on energy while delivering an optimum cooling performance. The Moist Balance Crisper ensures 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. ‘Fastest in Ice Making’ makes ice 20% faster with a specially designed and patented ice tray.
The ice trays also do double duty as egg trays whenever needed. 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 135V to 290V, which ensures that the refrigerator is protected from voltage fluctuations, ensuring stabilizer-free operation. Strangely, the door-open alarm is missing on the LG GL-B201AMHL which is a crucial omission, as an open door wastes a lot of electricity.
INSIDE THE BOX:
[ LG GL-B201AMHL Refrigerator
[ User Manual
[ Warranty Card
[ Keys for the built-in lock
þ 4 Star BEE Rating (2016).
þ Removable Anti-Bacterial Gasket.
þ Stabilizer-free Operation.
þ Energy-efficient Smart Inverter Compressor.
þ Fastest in Ice Making.
þ Moist Balance Crisper.
ý No door-open alarm.
The LG GL-B201AMHL is a compact refrigerator with a 190L capacity. The reciprocatory compressor powering this refrigerator is extremely energy-efficient and comes with a 5-year warranty. Convenience features like ‘Fastest in Ice Making’ and ‘Moist Balance Crisper’ add more utility. The Utility has been the theme of this review. The LG GL-B201AMHL is packed with small but useful features which add up to give big returns through savings. This refrigerator gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.