It took many years for the refrigerator to evolve from being a luxury to being a necessity for smooth running of a modern kitchen. It also took many years of engineering and innovation to shrink the refrigerator down to its present compact avatar. The LG GL-D201ASHL is a 190L compact refrigerator from LG’s wide range of refrigerators.
It complies with LG’s strict performance and quality standards and is backed by LG’s assurance and excellent service network. The LG GL-D201ASHL packs in some nifty features and is available at a price of Rs. 14,700/- in India. Let us take an in-depth look at this refrigerator through this review.
The LG GL-D201ASHL is a compact refrigerator standing around 46” tall. It is constructed out of strong ABS plastic and painted with a high glossy finish. The Scarlet Heart is a deep red 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-D201ASHL 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 review of this refrigerator’s design points towards an efficient refrigerator which also looks beautiful with its deep colour and glossy finish.
The LG GL-D201ASHL carries a 4-Star BEE Rating which makes it one of the more energy-efficient refrigerators available in the market. It features LG’s advanced and energy-efficient Reciprocatory Compressor which is designed to give the unparalleled performance with big savings and super-silent operation. The Moist Balance Crisper ensues 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-D201ASHL which is a crucial omission, as an open door wastes a lot of electricity.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· LG GL-D201ASHL 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-D201ASHL is a compact refrigerator with a 190L capacity, which is enough to fulfil 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 amazing build quality and utility of the LG GL-D201ASHL which gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.