Refrigerators took many years to evolve from the big container-sized units to their current compact avatar that can fit into any kitchen quite easily. Today, the refrigerator has become a necessity rather than being a luxury which very few people could afford. The LG GL-B201AMLN is a compact 190L refrigerator from LG’s exhaustive line-up of refrigerators. It complies with LG’s strict performance and quality standards and is backed by LG’s quality assurance and excellent service network. The LG GL-B201AMLN is available at a price of Rs. 14,590/- in online stores. Let us take a closer look at this refrigerator through this review.
The LG GL-B201AMLN is a compact refrigerator standing at around 46” tall. It is made of strong ABS plastic and painted to a nice glossy finish. The Marine Lily is a deep blue colour which stands out more under the glossy finish. There is a floral design all over the door. The sides of the door curve back and appear to be flowing into the sides of the refrigerator. The ‘Ariana’ type handle is fitted inside a notch carved into the left side of the refrigerator door. It is painted the same colour as the rest of the refrigerator. It is bordered by a chrome accent which runs all around.
There is a lock situated below the handle which can lock the refrigerator if the occasion calls for it. At the back side, the cooling coils and the compressor are exposed. This allows for better air circulation around the compressor and helps hot air dissipate much faster while 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 14L.
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-B201AMLN stands on four rubber feet which give it stability and provide grounding. The design review of this one points it an efficient refrigerator which also looks beautiful.
The LG GL-B201AMLN carries a 5-Star BEE rating (2016) which makes it one of the most energy-efficient refrigerators available in the market. It features LG’s Reciprocatory Compressor which is one of the most advanced and energy-efficient compressors. It is designed to give the unmatched performance with great savings and super-silent operation. 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. 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, which in-turn eliminates the need of an external stabilizer. Strangely, there is no door-open alarm on the LG GL-B201AMLN which is a crucial omission, as an open door wastes a lot of electricity.
INSIDE THE BOX:
v LG GL-B201AMLN Refrigerator
v User Manual
v Warranty Card
v Keys for the built-in lock
Ø 5 Star BEE Rating (2016).
Ø Removable Anti-Bacterial Gasket.
Ø Stabilizer-free Operation.
Ø Reciprocatory Compressor.
Ø Smart Connect Technology.
Ø Moist Balance Crisper.
µ No door-open alarm.
The LG GL-B201AMLN is a compact refrigerator with a 190L capacity. Its Rotary Compressor comes with a 4-year warranty, which speaks volumes about its build-quality. Features like the ‘Moist Balance Crisper’ add to the utility of this refrigerator. This review clearly indicates that the LG GL-B201AMLN gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
[ Performance: 4 Stars.
[ Value for Money: 4 Stars.