Fridges buying recommendations? Refrigerator is an integral part of any Indian kitchen as it keeps fruits, vegetables and other food ingredients fresh for at least one or 2 weeks. Popular brands that provide best refrigerator in India are – LG, Samsung, Haier, Whirlpool, BPL and Godrej. Price range of a refrigerator varies from Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 1 Lakh+ based on capacity, type, and other factors. Being a long term investment, we recommend considering 3 key points – Type, Capacity, and power consumption while purchasing a refrigerator.
Whirlpool 200 L 3 Star Direct Cool Refrigerator. With 200litre capacity, this refrigerator from Whirlpool also has just 3 star energy rating like Samsung, while Haier and LG has four star rating which implies lower energy consumption. It is available in different colours, namely Grey Titanium, Steel Regalia, Wine Exotica, Wine Titanium and Wine Exotica. On the positive side, Whirlpool 200 L Direct Cool Refrigerator has some unique features that none other brands offer. Thanks to the insulated capillary technology which surrounds the refrigerant from compressor with super cool gas, the refrigerator is able to maintain its cooling for up to 12 hours (Haier retains cooling for 10 hours while LG retains cooling for just 9 hours). This technology also makes Whirlpool refrigerators fastest in ice making and chills water two times faster than other refrigerators in this segment.
This BEE 4 star rated refrigerator from Samsung is a great value for money refrigerator as it comes with great efficiency and is not very expensive. It has inverter technology compressor which makes it highly energy-efficient and keeps the food fresh for long. It has a stabilizer free operation and it can work between 100-300V. It has power cool and power freeze options to quickly cool the freezer or the fridge. Inverter compressor also makes it easy to connect this fridge to a power inverter or solar inverter. This slightly trimmed-down (in features) version of Samsung Frost Free refrigerator is a great buy in case you are slightly tight on budget but still want a good double door refrigerator. See extra details at Best refrigerators in India.
Fridge trick : Cool things off before you put them into the fridge. Maybe you cooked a big batch of food on Sunday so you could assemble no-cook meals throughout the rest of the week? Good for you — that was smart. But before you put that hot food in the fridge, consider letting it cool on the countertop for a little bit. When you put something hot in the fridge, the appliance has to work extra hard to cool it down (and to regulate the other contents in there). Just be sure to avoid letting your food enter the “danger zone“: Food enters a danger zone between temperatures of 40°F and 140°F, so never leave food out at room temperature for longer than two hours. And only one hour if it is a hot day!
Store together or always separate? The rule of thumb is to store like with like: meat with meat and fish with fish; veg and fruit in separate veg drawers (mixing the two often results in the ethylene the fruit produces spoiling the veg); herbs and green leaves away from the icy-cold back of the fridge (to which they’ll inevitably stick, thereby making a mess of both your fridge and your salad plans.) Adjust your shelves, and stack wisely: use flat long containers (juice carton-length) to make use of the full depth of your fridge; use lidded containers that can stack in order of height; put tall things behind short ones (so nothing is hidden); and position duplicates (bottles of beer, say) one directly behind the other. Glass is best for visibility, hygiene and sustainability: get containers with lids that shut tight. Label anything opened or decanted with the date of purchase: washi tape is undeniably good-looking, but any plain tape you can write on works too. Find a few extra details at https://homeliness.in/best-refrigerators-in-india/.