The refrigerator has evolved from a being a luxury to being a necessity in a modern kitchen. Also, it took many years of innovation and engineering to shrink the refrigerator down to its present avatar. The LG GL-D201AMHL is a 190L workhorse of a refrigerator from LG’s extensive line-up. It ticks all the boxes in LG’s stringent performance and quality standards checklist. It is backed by LG’s quality assurance and extensive service network. The LG GL-D201AMHL compact refrigerator packs in some useful features and is available at a price of Rs. 13,555/- in online stores. Let us take a closer look at this refrigerator through this review.
The LG GL-D201AMHL is a compact refrigerator standing around 46” tall. It is made of strong ABS plastic and painted with a high glossy finish. The Marine Heart is a deep blue colour which shines even deeper under that glossy finish. The refrigerator door features a floral design with subtle shading which gives a sleek, sophisticated look. The door is curved on both the edges and appears to flow into the sides of the refrigerator. The ‘Ariana’ type door handle is fitted inside a notch carved into the left side of the door. Below the handle sits the lock, which can be used to 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 and faster dissipation of hot air in order to maintain 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 16L. 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 materials which make it appear bigger than it actually is. The LG GL-D201AMHL stands on a base stand with a drawer which can be used to store non-refrigerable vegetables like onions and potatoes. The base stand also provides extra height to the refrigerator and gives it stability and grounding while hiding the rubber legs. The design review of this refrigerator points towards an efficient refrigerator which also looks beautiful with its deep colour and glossy finish.
The LG GL-D201AMHL carries a 4-Star BEE Rating which makes it one of the more energy-efficient refrigerators available in the market. It features LG’s super-advanced and energy-efficient Reciprocatory Compressor which is designed to give an 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, and thus eliminates the need of an external stabilizer. Strangely, there is no door-open alarm on the LG GL-D201AMHL which is a crucial omission, as an open door wastes a lot of electricity.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· LG GL-D201AMHL 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 Moist Balance Crisper.
ü Base Stand with Drawer.
û No door-open alarm.
The LG GL-D201AMHL is a compact refrigerator with a capacity of 190L, which is enough to fulfill the needs of a small family. The Reciprocatory Compressor comes with a 4-year warranty and shows LG’s confidence in its build quality and engineering.
Useful features like the ‘Moist Balance Crisper’ and ‘Fastest in Ice Making’ add more utility to this refrigerator. This review is a clear indicator of the stellar build quality and utility of the LG GL-D201AMHL 190L Refrigerator. It ends up gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.