Refrigerators have evolved from being a luxury item that only the rich few could afford to now be a necessity that is irreplaceable in the kitchen. It also took many years for the refrigerator to shrink down to its current compact avatar. The LG GL-B201ASHP is a compact 190L workhorse refrigerator from LG’s extensive line-up of 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-B201ASHP is available at a price of Rs. 13,990/- in online stores. Let us take an in-depth look at this refrigerator through its review.
The LG GL-B201ASHP is a compact refrigerator standing at around 46” tall. It is made of strong ABS plastic and painted to a high gloss finish. The Scarlet Heart is a deep red colour which shines under the glossy finish. The door features a floral design over its entire length which gives it an elegant look. 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 the handle.
The lock is 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 which allows for better air circulation around the compressor and helps hot air dissipate much faster for 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 amply deep with a capacity of 14L.
There are two shelves made of toughened glass and which can withstand loads up to 175kg load each, as per LG’s testing standards. These shelves are flexible and can be moved around 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 appear bigger than it actually is. The LG GL-B201ASHP stands on four rubber feet which give it stability and provide grounding. The design review of this refrigerator makes it be an efficient refrigerator which also looks beautiful on account of its colour and glossy finish.
The LG GL-B201ASHP is certified with a 4-Star BEE Rating which makes it one of the more 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 helps in maintaining the internal temperature at optimum operational levels while saving electricity. The energy-efficient compressor can operate at voltages as low as 135V to as high as 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-B201ASHP which is a crucial omission, as an open door wastes a lot of electricity.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· LG GL-B201ASHP Refrigerator
· User Manual
· Warranty Card
· Keys for the built-in lock
ü 4 Star BEE Rating (2016).
ü Removable Anti-Bacterial Gasket.
ü Stabilizer-free Operation.
ü Reciprocatory Compressor.
ü Power Cut EverCool Technology.
ü Moist Balance Crisper.
û No door-open alarm.
The LG GL-B201ASHP is a compact refrigerator with a 190L capacity. Its Reciprocatory Compressor comes with a 4-year warranty, which speaks volumes about its build-quality. Features like the ‘Moist Balance Crisper’ and ‘Power Cut EverCool’ add to the utility of this refrigerator. This review clearly indicates that the LG GL-B201ASHP gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.