In many home appliances you buy today, a key consideration is the capacity of the item. For instance, certain appliances such as refrigerators are bought depending on their capacity. If you are buying a refrigerator — say a Godrej refrigerator for a large family, you would likely choose a large model like the 470 L Godrej Refrigerator (RT EON VESTA 485MD13.4). The capacity of a refrigerator is measured in litres, and large refrigerators range anywhere from 400 – 500 L. If you have a large family of 5 members or more, then it’s wise to buy a refrigerator of more than 400 L capacity. These days, most Indian consumers are savvy enough to buy large refrigerators as they know that family sizes grow in the future. Apart from this, large refrigerators ensure that you have enough space in case you have guests over, or if people stay over at your place. Brands like Whirlpool, Samsung, Godrej, Hitachi, Bosch and LG sell some of the best large capacity refrigerators in India, not to mention the recent offerings by Haier and Hisense. Here’s a run-through of the top seven refrigerators that are ideal for large families.
Whirlpool 500 L Intellifresh Refrigerator (Intellifresh INV CNV 515 35)
Whirlpool manufactures some of the best refrigerators, and this 500 L Intellifresh model (Intellifresh INV CNV 515 35) is an exquisite model with a 3-star energy rating, and works on an inverter compressor. A convertible refrigerator that lets you turn the freezer into a refrigerator compartment, this model provides optimal cooling, lowering the temperature of every part of the refrigerator interior uniformly, with carefully placed vents for door cooling. In auto mode, you can set your fridge to work according to the fridge load and ambient temperature outside. This makes the fridge more energy-efficient as well. With an actual freezer capacity of 113 L and a fridge space of 382 L, this refrigerator suffices for a 5-6 member household.
Samsung 676 L Side by Side Refrigerator (RS74R5101SL)
Refrigerators with capacities of more than 600 L, like this 676 L side by side Samsung model (RS74R5101SL) are perfect for 6-8 member households. The refrigerator comes with an inverter compressor, cooling every corner of the refrigerator. The fridge can function in seven modes depending on your requirement, and rapid cooling lets food remain fresh. With a deodorizing filter for odour removal, you get food with fresh aromas. This fridge also has a water dispenser, which proves convenient. The digital control panel is user-friendly, a positive compared to refrigerators that do not come with these panels.
Haier 565 L Side by Side Refrigerator (HRF-619SS)
This 565 L model (HRF-619SS) is offered by Haier as a compact side by side fridge. Running on dual inverter technology, this refrigerator is energy-efficient and performs optimally. Furthermore, the freezer space constitutes around 34% of the total capacity, enabling large families to store food for longer periods.
Godrej 470 L Frost Free Refrigerator (R T EON VESTA 485MD13.4)
From brands like Godrej, you may not get large refrigerators as you do with other brands, but this Godrej refrigerator model (R T EON VESTA 485MD13.4) comes with a decent capacity of 470 L. Built for a medium to large-sized family, it is compact, yet offers you sufficient space. More affordable than its counterparts, it’s a hot-seller among larger fridge models. With its Nutrifresh Inverter Compressor, food stays fresh for longer periods. Furthermore, the Fresh Shield Crisper lets vegetables and fruits remain moist, keeping freshness locked in. With its 3-star energy rating and 360-degree cooling, this fridge is a fantastic purchase.
LG 687 L Refrigerator (GC-B247SLUV.APZQEBN)
This LG model (GC-B247SLUV.APZQEBN) is a large fridge that caters to a family of up to 8 members. With a freezer capacity of 422 L and a fridge capacity of 265 L, this model is fit for long-term freezer storage. While it is a side by side model, it’s still quite compact. Without a water dispenser, the fridge offers other features like multi-airflow cooling, which ensures that the food stays optimally fresh. LG fridges work with apps like the LG ThinQ, and have smart diagnostic features that help you with troubleshooting.
Bosch 559 L Refrigerator (Series 6 KGN 56LB41I)
As refrigerators go, Bosch has a proven track record of durability and efficient functionality. This sleek black Bosch model (Series 6 KGN 56LB41I) comes with two doors with the freezer at the bottom, offering easy use if the fridge is accessed often. With its 2-star energy rating, you are assured of the refrigerator’s energy-efficient operation, while it comes with advanced inverter compressor technology. With super cool and super freeze modes, you can cool down items or freeze them according to your requirement.
Hisense 507 L Refrigerator (RQ561N4ASN)
With four doors, this Hisense model (RQ561N4ASN) comes with a 507 L capacity, and accommodates a water dispenser. With dual cooling systems — one for the fridge and the other for freezer sections (below), you get efficient cooling all-round. Furthermore, the electronic water dispenser gives you chilled water anytime you need to quench your thirst. The wider space in the interior gives you more room for storage, with convenient door storage as well.
You can now shop for your favourite refrigerator model at the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store. By using your Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card, you can purchase big-ticket items at no-cost EMIs, and pay for the appliance later in the form of monthly instalments.