Refrigerators are one of the most important electronic appliances in every household. Earlier, there were very few options available for refrigerators in the market. So, buying a refrigerator was an easy task. However, with the advancement in technology, refrigerators are now available in different style options, with a wide range of smart features, and buying one has become more confusing than ever before.
While choosing the right refrigerator for your home, you must consider several factors based on your preferences. Though there are various popular brands producing refrigerators, whirlpool refrigerators have become the industry leaders in terms of price, energy efficiency, stand-out features, and style options. Let us have a look at some of the most significant factors that you must consider while buying a refrigerator.
The first thing that you should consider is the amount of money you are willing to spend on your refrigerator. Since this is a long-term investment, you must decide your budget carefully. The price of a single-door whirlpool refrigerator generally ranges between INR 10,000 and INR 20,000. You can get a double-door refrigerator in the price range of INR 20,000 to INR 50,000 and side-by-side door refrigerators are available at a price above INR 50,000.
The next most important criterion is the capacity or the size of your fridge. This generally depends upon two factors – the number of members in your family and the size of your kitchen. Generally, the capacity of a fridge is measured in liters. If you are staying alone, then a 40–100-liter mini refrigerator will be sufficient. For a family of two adults and one child, a fridge of 150 to 200 liters is perfect. If there are two children, then you can go for the 250–350-liter refrigerator. The ideal capacity for a family with three adults and two kids is 250 to 500 liters.
In case there are four adults in your family, you will need a bigger one, having a capacity between 550 and 850 liters.
Depending on the style of the door, a refrigerator can be of six different types: mini, single door, double door, triple door, side-by-side, and French door.
A mini-refrigerator has a maximum capacity of 100 liters. These are ideal for bachelors, staying in hostels or rented rooms. These can also be used for office purposes. They can be used for keeping drinks, snacks, or other perishable items cool and fresh.
Single-door Whirlpool refrigerators are the most common ones, with only one door comprising the refrigerator as well as the freezer. These are ideal for a single person or a family with two members. The average capacity of a single-door whirlpool refrigerator is 150 to 250 liters. They are also the most economical ones.
They are larger in size, having a capacity between 250 to 500 liters. They have two doors, one above the other. In these refrigerators, the freezer is separated from the main fresh-food storage compartment. Double door refrigerators can be divided into two categories – top freezer and bottom freezer. One of the advantages of the bottom freezer is that the freezer in it is larger.
These fridges have three doors but are slimmer and taller in dimension. They have a capacity of 250 to 350 liters. The first door is for the freezer, the middle one is for storing the fresh food, and the bottom one is the vegetable drawer.
A side-by-side refrigerator is divided into two parts – the freezer is on the left and the food-storage compartment is on the right. They are available in sizes ranging from 550 to 850 liters. They are the most expensive refrigerators in the market and thus, are loaded with the most advanced features. The price of a whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator starts from INR 50,000.
A French door refrigerator perfectly combines style with practicality. They are divided into two parts – the freezer and the refrigerator compartment. Each part is further divided into two doors thus, there are a total of four doors.
The energy efficiency rating determines how much an electrical appliance is energy efficient. A refrigerator will be more energy efficient if its star rating is higher. A 1-star rating refrigerator will help you to save around INR 300 per year, a 2-star rating refrigerator can save you INR 800 a year, a 3-star rating refrigerator will offer INR 1200 in savings per year, a 4 and a 5-star rating refrigerator can save you around INR 1500 and INR 1800 per year respectively.
Every refrigerator comprises a compressor to maintain its temperature. Smaller refrigerators usually have general compressors. A general compressor starts at a higher speed and then continues at a constant speed till the optimum cooling is reached. On the other hand, medium and large refrigerators consist of inverter compressors that can run at varying speeds depending upon the amount of cooling that is needed. This results in greater energy efficiency.
After you have got an idea about the factors that you must look upon while buying a refrigerator, you can check the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store to get a better idea about the right Whirlpool refrigerator for your home. You can use filters to find the perfect refrigerator as per your requirements. You can choose from various attractive EMI schemes and can get your order delivered within 24 hours.