Best Refrigerators under 30,000 [India 2021] + Reviews + Guide

You can find good quality fridges with decent features under INR 30,000. Best refrigerators in this price range have functionalities such as de-frost, inverter technology, large capacity (more than 250 L).

Refrigerators under 30,000 are typically double door refrigerators with lot of smart features such as app based control, extra cooling, convertible compartments for differential cooling, microbe-control technology and so on.

It’s no surprise that Samsung and LG are top brands as they are leader brands in our list of best refrigerators under INR 25,000 as well. We have covered most popular models with sleek look and decent features for you to consider. You can also take a look at best side-by-side refrigerators in India.

Best Fridges under INR 30,000

Capacity

Energy Rating

Warranty

Price

Samsung 253L 3 Star Inverter Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator

253 litres

3 star

1 year

Samsung 324 L 2 Star Inverter Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator

324 litres

2 star

1 year

LG 308 L 2 Star Inverter Frost-Free Double-Door Refrigerator

308 litres

2 star

1 year

LG 260 L 3 Star Inverter Linear Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator

260 litres

3 star

1 year

Whirlpool 300 L Frost Free Multi-Door Refrigerator

300 litres

1 star

1 year

Panasonic 307 L 3 Star 6-Stage Inverter Frost-Free Double Door Refrigerator

307 litres

3 stars

1 year

Best Refrigerators under 30,000

1. Samsung 253L 3 Star Inverter Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator (RT28T3743S8/HL, Elegant Inox, Convertible)

Samsung is known for bringing innovation in technology while keeping customer satisfaction in mind. This is why we are starting off this list with one of its refrigerators.

The Samsung RT28T3743S8/HL comes with many enhanced features such as all-round cooling, moisture control, ability to retain cooling even during power cuts and so on. It comes with 253 litres capacity while still being energy efficient with a BEE rating of 3 stars.

  • Capacity: The fresh food capacity is around 184 litres and the total capacity of the fridge is 253 litres.
  • Cooling: It is a frost-free refrigerator that contains an auto defrost function which prevents ice build-up in the freezer and provides efficient all around cooling.
  • Energy Consumption: If you consider the features of Samsung’s RT28T3743S8/HL, it has a low annual power consumption of 193 Kilowatt hours.
  • Warranty: The product has a 1 year warranty while the compressor of the fridge has 10 years warranty.
  • Stabilizer: It does not need any external stabilizer and can operate at a voltage range of 100V to 130V.
  • Physical Specs: Width is 55 cm, height is 154 cm, depth is 63 cm and weight is 46 kg.

The fridge has:

  • 2 shelves
  • 1 big fruits and vegetable box
  • 2 big bottle rack to store 2 litre bottles
  • 1 small regular rack
  • 1 egg tray
  • A fresh room

The freezer has:

  • 1 ice tray
  • 2 side racks to keep semi-frozen items
  • A shelf to keep frozen items.

Samsung RT28T3743S8/HL is a convertible refrigerator. Samsung convertible refrigerators are best in class. This is a 3-in-1 convertible refrigerator. By converting your freezer into regular fridge, you can get 88 Litres of extra space, which increase the cooling capacity by a decent 45%.

Special Features:

  • All-round Cooling– With multiple vents located at every shelf level inside the fridge, it provides an all-round cooling while maintaining a constant temperature in every corner of the fridge.
  • Cool Wall– This feature helps in keeping your food frozen for over 12 hours during power outages.
  • 3-in-1 convertible– This refrigerator allows you to completely control the temperature of the freezer as well as the fridge. And since, it is a convertible refrigerator, It also allows you to turn your freezer into a normal refrigerator for extra storage space.
  • Moist Fresh Zone– This preserves the moisture and freshness of all your fruits and vegetables.
  • Deodorizer– Keep your food’s original aroma and taste with the help of Samsung’s innovative activated carbon filters.

Pros

  • Movable ice maker
  • Toughened glass shelf
  • Easy slide shelf
  • Long-lasting digital inverter
  • Digital display

Cons

  • There is no light in the freezer which is a common thing in convertibles.

2. Samsung 324 L 2 Star Inverter Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(RT34M5538S8/HL, Elegant Inox, Convertible)

Here is yet another refrigerator from Samsung that aces the test of being a reliable and power-efficient refrigerator under INR 30,000.

The Samsung RT34M5538S8/HL stands second in this list because it offers the best capacity out of all the refrigerators mentioned in this article. It comes with a capacity of 324 litres which is more than enough for a 4-membered family. In accordance with the BEE guideline which made 2019 models drop 1 star in 2020, it has a 2-star rating.

  • Capacity: This refrigerator gives you a total capacity of 324 litres. Out of this, fresh food capacity is 228 litres, which is quite good.
  • Cooling: It has an automatic defrost system that prevents ice build-up and keeping the refrigerator frost-free.
  • Energy Consumption: It has a very low annual energy consumption of 162 Kilowatt-hours.
  • Warranty: The product itself has a 1 year warranty while the compressor of the fridge has 10 years warranty.
  • Stabilizer: It has a stabilizer-free operation from 100B to 300V range of fluctuations.
  • Physical Specs: Width is 60 cm, height is 163 cm, depth is 67 cm and weight is 56kg.

The fridge has:

  • 2 shelves
  • 1 fruits and vegetable box
  • 1 big bottle rack to store 2 litre bottles
  • 2 egg trays
  • 1 regular racks
  • 1 fresh room

The freezer has:

  • 1 ice tray with a dispenser
  • 2 side racks to keep semi-frozen foods such as desserts
  • A shelf to keep frozen items.

Samsung RT34M5538S8/HL is a 5-in-1 Convertible refrigerator. This is a high-end feature that gives you multiple options to convert the freezer to refrigerator by press of a button. These modes are Normal, Extra Shopping, Vacation, Seasonal, and Home Alone Mode. It also gives energy saving of around Rs 15,000.

Special Features:

  • Twin Cooling Plus– The air-flow in the fridge and the freezer is separated effectively. This prevents any intermixing of oudours between fridge and freezer. It is multipurpose technology that provides 70% humidity inside the refrigerator as compared to 30% in regular refrigerators
  • 5-in-1 Convertible refrigerator– You can customize how your fridge functions. Modes are – normal mode, only fridge working and freezer off, only freezer working and fridge off, extra space by turning the freezer into a normal fridge, and only the freezer running as a fridge.
  • Anti-Bacterial Protector: It uses Activated Carbon filter to constantly sterilize and and remove any bad odour from the air present inside. Also, anti-bacterial mesh present in this fridge eliminates bacteria.

Pros

  • 31% faster cooling as well as freezing on demand
  • 324 litre jumbo capacity
  • Energy-saving door alarm
  • Movable ice maker

Cons

  • Only one big shelf is available.

3. LG 308 L 2 Star Inverter Frost-Free Double-Door Refrigerator (GL-C322KDSY, Dazzle Steel)

When it comes to powerful cooling refrigerators, we can not miss LG. Refrigerators of this brand come with excellent cooling system and some of their models are quite affordable.

The LG GL-C322KDSY lives up to the characteristic of powerful cooling along with a very generous capacity of 308 litres. With its 2-star BEE rating, it is ideal for middle-sized families with 4 members.

  • Capacity: With a total capacity of 308 litres and a fresh food capacity of 209 litres, this refrigerator is suitable for every medium-sized family.
  • Cooling: Frost-free cooling system with automatic defrosting technology.
  • Energy Consumption: It consumes a total of 258 kilowatt-hour per year which is a medium amount of consumption at this price range.
  • Warranty: The product itself has a 1 year warranty while the compressor of the fridge has 10 years warranty.
  • Stabilizer: It has a stabilizer-free operation from 100V to 290V.
  • Physical Specs: Width is 58 cm, height is 167 cm, depth is 70 cm.

The fridge has:

  • 3 shelves
  • 1 fruits and vegetable box
  • 1 big bottle rack to store 2 litre bottles
  • 1 egg tray
  • 2 regular racks

The freezer has:

  • 1 shelf for frozen items
  • 1 ice tray with dispenser
  • 2 regular racks for semi-frozen items

LG GL-C322KDSY comes with Door Cooling+ technology. This technology evens the temperature in every corner and cools the refrigerator 35% faster than the regular cooling system. This lets the food remain fresh for longer duration.

Special Features:

  • Smart Inverter Compressor– It helps the fridge retain freshness and operates with less noise and with more energy-efficiency.
  • Door Cooling+ Two additional vents are placed on the either side of the door to ensure optimal cooling even when the door is opened and closed frequently.
  • Smart Diagnosis– With the help of an app, you can solve upto 86 problems that you might face with your refrigerator.
  • Jet Ice– A flow of cool air is continuously charged across the ice tray ensuring fast ice formation in just 80 minutes.

Pros

  • Lattice patterned vegetable box cover keeps veggies moist and fresh
  • Toughened glass shelves designed to withstand heavy weights
  • LED lighting gives more savings
  • 10 years warranty on compressor with super-silent operation
  • Anti-bacterial gasket

Cons

  • With no such notable cons in this model of LG refrigerator, this is a great choice for your home.

4. LG 260 L 3 Star Inverter Linear Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator (GL-T292RSPN, Scarlet Plumeria, Convertible)

We bring you yet another LG refrigerator in our list of best refrigerators under 30,000. This is a popular model of LG because of its decent energy rating and features such as its convertibility, hygiene fresh technology, linear cooling and so on.

The LG GL-T292RSPN is a double door frost-free refrigerator which provides a capacity for 260 litres that is common for most refrigerators at this price point. It has quite a few impressive features while also being efficient at saving energy with a BEE rating of 3 stars.

  • Capacity: This refrigerator comes with a total capacity of 260 litres, of which, the fresh food capacity is 185 litres. This is ideal for nuclear families or bachelors.
  • Cooling: Inverter linear compressor with a frost free system to prevent ice build up in the refrigerator. 
  • Energy Consumption: It consumes  a total of 198 kilowatt hour per year which is a lot lower than most fridges providing so many features.
  • Warranty: The product itself has a 1 year warranty while the compressor of the fridge has 10 years warranty.
  • Stabilizer: It can easily operate without a stabilizer and ensures consistent cooling even during voltage fluctuation.
  • Physical Specs: Width is 58 cm, height is 147 cm, depth is 70 cm.

The fridge has:

  • 3 shelves
  • 1 fruits and vegetable box
  • 1 big bottle rack to store 2 litre bottles
  • 1 egg tray
  • 1 regular shelf

The freezer has:

  • 1 shelf for frozen items
  • 1 ice tray with dispenser
  • 2 regular rack for semi-frozen food items

Its convertible feature can increase the usable capacity by 45%. It is also a Solar Smart refrigerator, which means that you can connect the fridge with solar panel. If you are environment conscious and are looking for a powerful refrigerator, then this can be a good choice for you.

Special Features:

  • Hygiene Fresh+ with Linear Cooling– Uniform Cooling throughout the fridge to retain freshness for as long as 14 days.
  • Inverter Linear Compressor– Provides a more specific and precise temperature control to reduce fluctuations inside the fridge. It also helps users save 51% more energy while operating with reduced noise.
  • Door Cooling– An innovative feature that improves cooling flow in the door area.
  • Dual fridge– More space by converting the freezer into a normal fridge.
  • Smart Diagnosis– Solve most of the problems with help of a simple app.

Pros

  • AutoSmart connect with the home inverter
  • Lattice covered box for more freshness
  • 20 years lifespan of compressor

Cons

  • Only one big rack is available

5. Whirlpool 300 L Frost Free Multi-Door Refrigerator(FP 313D Protton Roy, Steel Onyx)

Whirlpool is one of the most reliable brands out there that offers quality domestic appliances. They also manufacture and market a range of air conditioners, washing machines, water purifiers, among other important domestic appliances.

The Whirlpool FP 313D Protton Roy is a high-performance, uniquely designed three door refrigerator with extra storage space for fresh fruits and vegetables. The refrigerator has several key features that makes it one of the best choice for fridges under thirty thousand rupees. It has a good capacity of 300 liters and provides a large 32 liters capacity storage for fruits and vegetables.

  • Capacity: With a total capacity of 300 litres and a fresh food capacity of 223 litres, this refrigerator provides ample amount of storage for a  medium-sized family.
  • Cooling: Frost-free cooling system with automatic defrosting technology.
  • Energy Consumption: It consumes a total of 500 kilowatt-hour per year.
  • Warranty: The product itself has a 1 year warranty while the compressor of the fridge has 10 years warranty.
  • Stabilizer: It has a stabilizer-free operation.
  • Physical Specs: Width is 60 cm, height is 173 cm, depth is 68 cm and weight is 60 kg.

The fridge has:

  • 3 shelves
  • 1 deli zone with regulator
  • 1 big bottle rack to store 2 litre bottles
  • 1 regular rack

An extra door for vegetable and fruits

The freezer has:

  • 1 shelf for frozen items
  • 1 ice tray with dispenser
  • 2 regular racks for semi-frozen items

Whirlpool FP 313D Protton Roy is one of the few multi-door refrigerators that are quite sought-after. It comes with almost all high-end features of Whirlpool with an added benefit of additional space for fruits and vegetables. To accommodate this additional space, it is taller than double door refrigerators by 5 to 10% at 173 cm.

Special Features:

  • 3 door style– The refrigerator comes with three doors, an extra for storing fresh fruits and vegetables which prevents odour mixing and better cooling retention.
  • Zeolite Technology– This helps veggies stay fresh for a prolonged time and prevents excessive ripening of fruits.
  • Microblock technology– This prevents 99% of bacterial growth on your food.
  • Moisture Retention Technology– This technology retains moisture and freshness of the fridge’s contents by maintaining cold air flow around the compartment.
  • Air Booster– This ensures that every compartment of the fridge receives uniform cooling by promoting cold air circulation.

Pros

  • 32 litres storage of fruits and vegetables
  • Ice twister
  • Fruit crisper to prevent odour mixing
  • Toughened glass

Cons

  • The ice dispenser can be a little hard to work with.

6. Panasonic 307 L 3 Star 6-Stage Inverter Frost-Free Double Door Refrigerator (NR-MBG31VSS3, Shining Silver, Jumbo Vegetable Basket)

Established in 1918, Panasonic is a Japanese company that is adept in delivering high-quality home appliances to a worldwide market. Apart from providing energy-efficient refrigerators, they also manufacture impressive televisions, washing machines, smart phones, and much more.

The Panasonic NR-MBG31VSS3 is a double door refrigerator integrated with advanced technologies and a very aesthetically pleasing exterior. It provides a very generous capacity of 307 litres while being adequately energy efficient with a 3 star BEE rating. The refrigerator is inspired by Japanese cuisine which requires fresh ingredients.

  • Capacity: This refrigerator gives a total capacity of 307 litres of which, the fresh food capacity is 224 litres. This is ideal for medium-sized families.
  • Cooling: Inverter compressor ensures consistent cooling without any frost collection inside the refrigerator. 
  • Energy Consumption: It consumes  a total of 229 kilowatt hour per year which is moderately low.
  • Warranty: The product itself has a 1 year warranty while the compressor of the fridge has 10 years warranty.
  • Stabilizer: It can easily operate without a stabilizer and ensures consistent cooling even during voltage fluctuation.
  • Door type: It is a double door fridge.

The fridge has:

  • 2 shelves
  • 1 jumbo fruits and vegetable box
  • 1 fresh rom compartment
  • 1 big bottle rack to store 2 litre bottles
  • 2 regular racks

The freezer has:

  • 1 shelf for frozen items
  • 1 ice tray with dispenser
  • 1 regular rack for semi-frozen food items

Special Features:

  • AG Clean Technology– This filter technology prevents mold, bacterial growth and other harmful organisms to grow on your food, keeping it fresh and healthy.
  • Humidity Control– You can easily control the humidity with the help of a humidity control slider. This can depend on the amount of fruits and veggies you have stored.
  • Fresh Safe– This vegetable case stores fruits and vegetables at optimal conditions while retaining its freshness.
  • Surround Cooling Airflow– This ensures that every corner of the refrigerator has consistent cooling.

Pros

  • Jumbo vegetable and fruit box
  • Height adjustable shelves
  • Movable Ice Tray
  • Functional storage design

Cons

  • The cord of this model is a bit short.

Buying Guide for Best Refrigerator under 30,000

Refrigerators under this price range are double door refrigerators with inverter technology. On top of it, they come with many smart features. Below the key factors you need to look at before buying refrigerator under 30,000.

1. Capacity:

Capacity is an important criteria to look at. It is measured in litres and every refrigerator will have different refrigerator and freezer capacity. You can choose fridge and freezer capacity depending upon your requirement. For example, if you are a regular meat eater, then higher freezer capacity might be a good choice for you.

Almost all the refrigerators under 30,000  come with at least 250 L of capacity. This is good enough for a mid-sized Indian family.

2. Energy Rating:

BEE Star Rating With Saving Per Year

Energy rating is determined by BEE agency under Government of India and it is a mandatory requirement for all double door refrigerators to display their energy rating on the label. BEE rating ranges from 1 to 5. 5 being the  most energy efficient, while 1 being higher consumer of electricity.

3. Design:

Refrigerators under 30,000 come with eye-pleasing design on the outside, however, you should look for how user friendly the design is for you. For example, some refrigerator models come with bottom freezer which can be a smart choice if you don’t wish to use your freezer too often.

4. Freshness Features:

Have you noticed how in some of the refrigerators, grocery such as tomatoe or chillie get wrinkled skin? This is due to lack of moisture and it is a common problem in many lower priced refrigerators. On top of it, excess moisture can lead to your vegetables developing fungus. That’s why, it’s better to look for refrigerators that have moisture control feature.

5. Separate Temperature Control:

It’s better to have a refrigerator with separate temperature adjusting capability for refrigerator and freezer. Such type of refrigerator can be pricier but they give better performance as compared to single pane of control.

6. Vegetable Box / Crisper:

This is one of the most important sections in your refrigerator because it is responsible for keeping fruits and vegetables fresh. Things to look for in a crisper are:

  • It should be sufficiently large
  • More than one crisper should be preferred even though most of the refrigerators come with single crisper
  • It should come with moisture control technology

7. Other Smart Features:

  • Self Diagnosis: This feature helps in faster and easier diagnosis of any issue by connecting you’re your refrigerator with the phone.
  • Digital Display: Digital display are convenient to operate and you can control temperature and other settings from the panel.
  • Extra larger Crisper: Some refrigerators come with extra large crisper. It can be handy if you have a larger family.
  • Cool Pad: During power cuts, this special section inside the refrigerator can keep the produce cool for 8 to 12 hours.
  • Noise Control: With this feature, the refrigerator works with very low noise.
  • Microbe control: Some refrigerators come with germ-control technology to block growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Connected technology: High-end refrigerators come with smart technology that connects refrigerator with smart phones so that you can control temperatire and other settings from your phone.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which are the best brands for refrigerators under 30,000?

Top brands in this price range are Samsung, LG, Whirlpool, Panasonic, Haier. All these brands have variety of models under INR 30,000.

What is the ideal freezer to fridge ratio for double door refrigerators?

Ideal freezer to fridge ratio is between 30:70 to 20:80.

What is the benefit of buying refrigerator online?

There are lot regular discounts on ecommerce stores for refrigerators in India. You can avail these discounts during festival sale of Amazon, Flipkart and other large ecommerce platforms.

Can I buy a side-by-side refrigerator under 30,000?

No, side-by-side refrigerators are priced more than 30,000. You can buy double door and triple door refrigerators at this range.

What features am I missing in refrigerators under 30,000?

You will not get feature such as external water dispenser in this price range. They come in side-by-side refrigerators, which are priced more. You will also most likely not get more than 400 Litre of overall capacity at this price range.

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