The humble refrigerator was once considered as a luxurious indulgence which only some rich could afford. From there it has evolved into being a necessity for running a modern kitchen. Also, it took many years of innovation and miniaturization to shrink the refrigerator down to its present avatar. The LG GL-D201AMLN is a compact workhorse of a refrigerator from LG’s extensive line-up.
It complies with LG’s stringent performance and quality standards and is backed by LG’s quality assurance and extensive service network. The LG GL-D201AMLN packs in some nifty features and is available at a price of Rs. 15,800/- in online stores. Let us take a closer look at this refrigerator through this review.
The LG GL-D201AMLN is a compact refrigerator which stands around 46” tall. It is constructed of strong ABS plastic and painted to a high gloss finish. The Marine Lily colour is a deep blue colour which shines deeper under that glossy finish. The refrigerator door features a floral design which gives a sleek, artistic 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 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 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 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 plastic which makes it appear bigger than it actually is.
The LG GL-D201AMLN 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 makes it be an efficient refrigerator which also looks beautiful on account of its colour and glossy finish.
FEATURES & PERFORMANCE:
The LG GL-D201AMLN carries a 5-Star BEE rating which is the highest that can be awarded and which makes it one of the most energy-efficient refrigerators available in the market. It features LG’s super-advanced and energy-efficient Reciprocatory Compressor. It 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, which in-turn eliminates the need of an external stabilizer. Strangely, there is no door-open alarm on the LG GL-D201AMLN which is a crucial omission, as an open door wastes a lot of electricity.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· LG GL-D201AMLN Refrigerator
· User Manual
· Warranty Card
· Keys for the built-in lock
ü 5 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-D201AMLN is a compact refrigerator with a capacity of 190L. The Reciprocatory Compressor which it runs on comes with a 4-year warranty and just 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 build quality and usefulness of the LG GL-D201AMLN. It ends up giving excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.