Refrigerators have shrunk down immensely over the years. From being big container-sized units to their present compact form, which can easily find a place in a modern kitchen, they have come a long way. They have evolved from being a luxury to becoming a necessity for the smooth functioning of a modern kitchen. The LG GL-B281BHAN is one such workhorse refrigerator from LG’s extensive line-up which has a capacity of 270L.
It complies with LG’s strict quality and performance standards and is backed by LG’s excellent service network and quality assurance. The LG GL-B281BHAN is available at a price of Rs. 23,500/- in online stores. In this review, we are going to take an in-depth look at the working of this refrigerator.
The LG GL-B281BHAN is a compact refrigerator. It stands at around 61” tall and packs in a 270L capacity inside itself. It is constructed out of strong ABS plastic and painted to a high gloss finish. The Hazel Aster is a deep brown colour which is further enhanced by the glossy finish and the floral design featured all over the door. The door panel is flat with the edges sloping into the sides of the refrigerator. The ‘Blaze’ type handle is painted the same colour as the body and is framed by thin chrome accents which make it stand out.
There is a lock situated below the handle, which can lock the refrigerator securely if the occasion calls for it. At the back of the LG GL-B281BHAN, the compressor lies exposed. This allows for better circulation of air around the compressor and helps it in maintaining an efficient operating temperature. On the inside, the temperature control knob sits beside the transparent freezer door. There are two trays in the refrigerator the chiller tray and the vegetable tray (vegetable crisper). The vegetable tray is deep and useful with a capacity of 21L.
There are three shelves made of toughened glass, which can be moved around inside making for flexible arrangement of the shelves. These shelves are able to handle a load of 175kg each as per LG’s claims. The top of the vegetable tray makes for the fourth shelf. There are three bottle racks and four utility racks built into the refrigerator door.
Additionally, there is also a ‘Beauty ‘n’ Care Box’ which can be used to store cosmetics or medicines. All the shelves, trays and racks inside are made of transparent plastic, which gives it a roomier look. The LG GL-B281BHAN stands on four rubber feet which provide it with stability and grounding. The design review of this refrigerator makes for some obvious conclusions about its form and factor.
The LG GL-B281BHAN carries a 5-Star BEE rating (2017) which is the highest rating that can be given and which makes this one of the most 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 compressors. It is designed to give an efficient 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. ‘Fastest in Ice Making’ can make ice 20% faster with a specially designed and patented ice tray. 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, there is no door-open alarm on the LG GL-B281BHAN which is a crucial omission, as an open door wastes a lot of electricity.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· LG GL-B281BHAN Refrigerator
· User Manual
· Warranty Card
· Keys for the built-in lock
ü 5 Star BEE Rating (2017).
ü Removable Anti-Bacterial Gasket.
ü Stabilizer-free Operation.
ü Energy-efficient Smart Inverter Compressor.
ü Fastest in Ice Making.
ü Moist Balance Crisper.
û No door-open alarm.
The LG GL-B281BHAN is a compact refrigerator with a big 270L capacity. Its Smart Inverter compressor carries a 10-year warranty, which clearly indicates its build-quality. Features like the ‘Fastest in Ice Making’ and the ‘Moist Balance Crisper’ add to the utility of this refrigerator. This review clearly points out that the LG GL-B281BHAN gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.