Best Refrigerators under 20,000 [India 2021] + Reviews + Guide

Refrigerators under INR 20000 are most sought-after range for fridges. Please keep in mind that these are ideal for small nuclear families.

You might be thinking about difference between this and our best refrigerators in India under 15,000. Here are the addons in this range when compared to lower price range.

  • Capacity++: Higher priced refrigerators will have higher capacity. But with higher capacity, power consumption also typically tends to be higher. (Therefore Energy rating can be an important factor to look at. If you want to know how much money each energy rating can save, please refer our buying guide for refrigerators.
  • Additional Features++: Higher priced models have more smart features such as smart airflow, bacteria blocking technology, deodorizer, better lamp and so on.

Now let’s dive in and view our top refrigerator reviews.

Best refrigerators under 20000

Capacity

Energy Rating

Warranty

Price

LG 190 L 4 Star Inverter Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator

190 litres

4 stars

1 year

Samsung 192 L 4 Star Inverter Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator

192 litres

4 stars

1 year

Godrej 190 L 5 Star Inverter Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator

190 litres

5 stars

1 year

Haier 220 L 3 Star Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator

220 litres

3 stars

1 year

Whirlpool 215 L 3 Star Inverter Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator with Moisture Lock-In Technology

215 litres

3 stars

1 year

Samsung 255 L 3 Star Inverter Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator

255 litres

3 stars

1 year

LG 190 L 3 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator

190 litres

3 stars

1 year

Godrej 231 L 1 Star Frost-Free Double Door Refrigerator

231 litres

1 star

1 year

Best Refrigerators Under 20,000

1. LG 190 L 4 Star Inverter Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator (GL-D201ASCY, Scarlet Charm)

We start this article with one of the most bankable brands in the current Indian market if you are looking for home appliance devices, LG.

Our first product is the LG GL-D201ASCY. This LG model is a good-sized single door refrigerator option and makes a great choice if you want to store a lot of items. It offers a total capacity of 190 litres that is at par with most other single door options.

This refrigerator shows remarkable efficiency when it comes to power consumption. This performance is possible because this product uses LG’s New Smart Inverter Compressor which is one of the most advanced and energy efficient compressor. A unique technology like this coupled with a 4-star energy rating, makes LG’s refrigerator quite economical as it results in decent savings in electricity.

LG’s refrigerators are some of the best that are available and come in various options, including single door.

  • Capacity: 190 Litre capacity is ideal for a family of 2-3 members
  • Cooling: Fluctuation free cooling with LG Direct Cool
  • Energy Consumption: It consumes low energy with 131 units per year
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor
  • Stabilizer: Stabilizer free operation (voltage range : 90V – 310V)
  • Door type: Single Door

Other details related to capacity and energy: Energy rating 4 Star – High Energy Efficiency

The fridge has

  • 3 shelves
  • A big Vegetable box
  • A shelf for everyday fresh items at the top
  • 2 big bottle racks to store big 2L bottles
  • 2 regular size racks to store small bottles and other items
  • 1 egg tray

the freezer has

  • 1 shelf to store frozen items

Special features:

  • Smart Inverter Compressor – gives unparalleled performance, great savings and super silent operation
  • Smart Connect – allows you to connect your refrigerator to home inverter in case of power cuts
  • MOIST ‘N’ FRESH – a unique lattice-patterned box cover which maintains internal moisture at the optimal level

Pros:

  • 4 BEE star rated product
  • Good capacity
  • Looks classy with Scarlet colour and bright graphics
  • Stabilizer Free Operation
  • Smart Inverter Compressor enables savings on electricity bills

Cons:

  • While opening the door, it produces little noise

2. Samsung 192 L 4 Star Inverter Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(RR20T182XR8/HL, Blooming Saffron Red, Base Stand with Drawer)

Samsung has been synonymous with quality products ever since it entered the Indian market. This applies to all its household appliances as well, especially refrigerators.

The Samsung RR20T182XR8/HL is quite similar to some other options listed in this article. This refrigerator comes with a total capacity of 192 litres which is what one would expect at this price range. With regards to power efficiency, this refrigerator is rated at 4 Star which justifies its price and its consumption of 130 units per year. This is possible because Samsung employs the Direct Cool technology which ensures economical cooling.

However, like all other refrigerators listed in this article, this model does not come with auto defrost which is something one may want to consider while choosing any of these refrigerators. One can trust Samsung as it guarantees the durability of its energy efficient Digital Inverter Compressor for trouble-free, longer-lasting refrigerator.

  • Capacity: 192 Litre capacity is ideal for a family of 2-3 members
  • Cooling: Fluctuation free cooling with Direct Cool
  • Energy Consumption: It consumes low energy with 130 units per year
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor
  • Stabilizer: Stabilizer free operation (voltage range : 100V – 300V)
  • Door type: Single Door

Other details related to capacity and energy: Energy rating 4 Star : High Energy Efficiency

The fridge has

  • 3 shelves
  • A big Vegetable box
  • A shelf for everyday fresh items at the top
  • 2 big bottle racks to store big 2L bottles
  • 2 regular size racks to store small bottles and other items
  • 1 egg tray

The freezer has

  • 1 shelf to store frozen items

Special features:

  • Digital Inverter Technology – automatically adjusts its speed in response to cooling demand
  • Stabilizer Free Operation – compressor operates even at 50°C eliminating the need for a separate stabilizer
  • Clear View Lamp – Clearly see inside with a safe and power efficient brighter lamp
  • Toughened Glass – designed and tested to withstand a huge weight of up to 175kg

Pros:

  • 4 BEE star rated product
  • Good capacity
  • Looks classy with Saffron colour and bright graphics
  • Stabilizer Free Operation
  • Smart Connect Inverter enables savings on electricity bills

Cons:

  • May need to manually defrost frequently

3. Godrej 190 L 5 Star Inverter Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator (RD 1905 PTDI 53 GL BL, Glass Blue, Base stand with drawer, Additional 1 Year Free Extended Warranty)

Godrej has been one of the most prominent brands in India for many years now. Godrej is known for producing high quality products and the same can be said about their refrigerators.

Here we have Godrej RD 1905 PTDI 53 GL BL which is again in the similar size range as the previous refrigerators. This model comes a total capacity of 190 litres which is reasonable for this price range and offers enough space to store food items. This refrigerator is the most power-efficient product option on this list. The reason behind this proclamation is that out of all the other refrigerators mentioned in this article, this Godrej refrigerator is the only one with a 5-star energy rating.

Added to that, the Advanced Inverter Technology in this Godrej refrigerator intelligently adjusts its operations resulting in noiseless operation and greater efficiency.

  • Capacity: 190 Litre capacity is ideal for a family of 2-3 members
  • Cooling: Fluctuation free cooling with Direct Cool
  • Energy Consumption: It consumes very low energy with 104 units per year
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor
  • Stabilizer: Stabilizer free operation (voltage range: 140V to 260 V )
  • Door type: Single Door

Other details related to capacity and energy: Energy rating 5 Star : High Energy Efficiency

The fridge has

  • 3 shelves
  • A big Vegetable box
  • A shelf for everyday fresh items at the top
  • 2 big bottle racks to store big 2L bottles
  • 2 regular size racks to store small bottles and other items
  • 1 egg tray

The freezer has

  • 1 shelf to store frozen items

Special features:

  • Staycool Technology – offers cooling retention for up to 24 hours
  • Advanced Inverter Technology – helps to keep the electricity bill low
  • 2.25 L AquaSpace – helps you to conveniently store large bottles of water and beverages.
  • Aroma Lock – comes with a carbon palladium deodorizer to remove foul smell

Pros:

  • 5 BEE star rated product
  • Good capacity
  • Looks stylish with Glass Blue colour and bright graphics
  • Stabilizer Free Operation
  • Advanced Inverter Technology enables savings on electricity bills

Cons:

  • The back of the fridge has exposed coils and may be unsafe for kids

4. Haier 220 L 3 Star Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator (HED-22TDS, Dazzle Steel)

Haier is a relatively new entrant in this segment but has produced some stunning appliances, nevertheless. It is known for producing unique and opulent refrigerators including the one we will review in this article.

We will now look at Haier’s HED-22TDS refrigerator. This refrigerator is an elegant and attractive option when the aesthetics are compared with other products in this list of top refrigerators. It offers a total capacity of 220 litres which more than the ones we have seen until now. However, due to the higher capacity and lower energy rating of 3-star, this refrigerator consumes a little more power than the earlier ones mentioned in this article.

But this Haier refrigerator makes up for this downside by promising a very speedy ice making time of one hour. This is the only fridge in this list to make the claim of producing ice quickly and this is possible because of the 1-hour Icing Technology that is used in this product.

  • Capacity: 220 Litre capacity is ideal for a family of 3-4 members
  • Cooling: Fluctuation free cooling with Direct Cool
  • Energy Consumption: It consumes low energy with 168 units per year
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor
  • Stabilizer: Stabilizer free operation (voltage range: 135V to 290V )
  • Door type: Single Door

Other details related to capacity and energy: Energy rating 3 Star

The fridge has

  • 3 shelves
  • A big Vegetable box
  • A shelf for everyday fresh items at the top
  • 2 big bottle racks to store big 2L bottles
  • 2 regular size racks to store small bottles and other items
  • 1 egg tray

The freezer has

  • 1 shelf to store frozen items

Special features:

  • 1-hour Icing Technology – ensures faster ice formation along with super-fast cooling.
  • Reciprocatory Compressor –  ideal for optimum cooling
  • PUF insulation – helps retain low temperatures efficiently for better cooling

Pros:

  • 3 BEE star rated product
  • Good capacity
  • Looks classy with Dazzle Steel finish
  • Stabilizer Free Operation
  • Super quick production of ice

Cons:

  • Need to manually empty defrost water collection tray

5. Whirlpool 215 L 3 Star Inverter Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator with Moisture Lock-In Technology (230 ICEMAGIC FRESH ROY 3S INV, Wine Azalea)

Whirlpool has been a famous name for electronics for over two decades now. The company has an impressive offering of household appliances that suit almost all the needs of an Indian family, especially the refrigerators.

The Whirpool 230 ICEMAGIC FRESH ROY 3S INV is one of the bigger size options that we will come across in this list and is similar in size to the previous one. This refrigerator offers 215 litres of gross capacity which is spacious to store all your items. Despite the use advanced technology, this product is quite affordable as compared to its counterparts. When we look at the power consumption, owing to the size and 3-star energy rating, this refrigerator consumes around 168 units per year.

However, the space in this product has been utilized very well and it gives you more shelves to store your food items. Also, the new Moisture Control System in this product maintains optimum moisture in your vegetables and keeps them fresh for longer duration.

  • Capacity: 215 Litre capacity is ideal for a family of 3-4 members
  • Cooling: Fluctuation free cooling with Direct Cool
  • Energy Consumption: It consumes low energy with 168 units per year
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor
  • Stabilizer: Stabilizer free operation (voltage range: 95V to 300V)
  • Door type: Single Door

Other details related to capacity and energy: Energy rating 3 Star

The fridge has

  • 4 shelves
  • A big Vegetable box
  • A shelf for everyday fresh items at the top
  • 3 big bottle racks to store big 2L bottles
  • 1 regular size rack to store small bottles and other items
  • 1 egg tray

The freezer has

  • 1 shelf to store frozen items

Special features:

  • Insulated Capillary Technology – flow of super cold gas leads to better compressor efficiency, faster cooling and longer retention
  • Laminar Airflow – Special cooling vents regulate airflow for uniform cooling
  • Microblock Technology –  prevents up to 99% bacterial growth leading to fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables.

Pros:

  • 3 BEE star rated product
  • Good capacity
  • Looks elegant with Wine colour and bright graphics
  • Stabilizer Free Operation
  • Auto-Connect to Home Inverter

Cons:

  • The back of the fridge has exposed coils and may be unsafe for kids

6. Samsung 255 L 3 Star Inverter Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(RR26T389YUT/HL, Pebble Blue, Base Stand with Drawer)

Samsung produces some of the best refrigerators in the market. Which is why we have brought in one more option from its single door series.

The next refrigerator on our list is the Samsung RR26T389YUT/HL. This model is a fairly big one for a single door refrigerator and is the highest capacity refrigerator mentioned in our article. With a total capacity of 255 litres, it makes this refrigerator a great choice for those looking to stock up on various food items as it offers ample space and well-placed shelves. This Samsung refrigerator, unfortunately, consumes the highest amount of power than the others featured in this list. This is due to the higher storage capacity and a 3-star energy rating.

This fridge ensures maximum utilization of this power my employing the Digital Inverter Technology which provides optimal cooling. To add, Samsung’s new range of refrigerators comes with a stylish design and edgy graphics making it the perfect choice for those who love elegance.

  • Capacity: 255 Litre capacity is ideal for a family of 5-6 members
  • Cooling: Fluctuation free cooling with Direct Cool
  • Energy Consumption: It consumes medium energy with 177 units per year
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor
  • Stabilizer: Stabilizer free operation (voltage range: 100V to 300V)
  • Door type: Single Door

Other details related to capacity and energy: Energy rating 3 Star

The fridge has

  • 5 shelves
  • A big Vegetable box
  • A shelf for everyday fresh items at the top
  • 2 big bottle racks to store big 2L bottles
  • 2 regular size racks to store small bottles and other items
  • 1 egg tray

The freezer has

  • 1 shelf to store frozen items

Special features:

  • Digital Inverter Technology – automatically adjusts its speed in response to cooling demand
  • Stabilizer Free Operation – compressor operates even at 50°C eliminating the need for a separate stabilizer
  • Clear View Lamp – Clearly see inside with a safe and power efficient brighter lamp
  • FreshMax – multi-utility door bin provides plenty of extra space to store fruits and vegetables

Pros:

  • 3 BEE star rated product
  • Good capacity
  • Looks elegant in Pebble Blue colour
  • Stabilizer Free Operation
  • A large-sized vegetable box

Cons:

  • May need to manually defrost frequently

7. LG 190 L 3 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator(GL-D201ASPX.ASPZEBN, Scarlet Plumeria, Base Stand with Drawer, Smart Inverter Compressor)

The popularity and affordability of LG refrigerators is what drove us to introduce one more option from its single door range of refrigerators.

Our final product in this article is the LG GL-D201ASPX.ASPZEBN. Here we again have a refrigerator with a size that is similar to others in this price range. It offers a total capacity of 190 litres that is comparable to most other single door options. Nonetheless, unlike the previous LG refrigerator, which is in the same size range, this one comes with a 3-star energy rating which makes it slightly less power-efficient.

Having said that, this product also utilizes the Smart Connect feature which connects the refrigerator to home inverter in case of power failure. Also, since this refrigerator uses LG’s patented Smart Inverter Compressor, it promises to give unmatched performance, great savings and super silent operation.

  • Capacity: 190 Litre capacity is ideal for a family of 2-3 members
  • Cooling: Fluctuation free cooling with LG Direct Cool
  • Energy Consumption: *not mentioned anywhere*
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor
  • Stabilizer: Stabilizer free operation (voltage range : 90V – 310V)
  • Door type: Single Door

Other details related to capacity and energy: Energy rating 3 Star : High Energy Efficiency

The fridge has

  • 3 shelves
  • A big Vegetable box
  • A shelf for everyday fresh items at the top
  • 2 big bottle racks to store big 2L bottles
  • 2 regular size racks to store small bottles and other items
  • 1 egg tray

The freezer has

  • 1 shelf to store frozen items

Special features:

  • Smart Inverter Compressor – gives unparalleled performance, great savings and super silent operation
  • It allows you to connect your refrigerator to home inverter in case of power cuts
  • MOIST ‘N’ FRESH – a unique lattice-patterned box cover which maintains internal moisture at the optimal level

Pros:

  • 3 BEE star rated product
  • Good capacity
  • Looks classy with Scarlet colour and bright floral graphics
  • Stabilizer Free Operation
  • Smart Inverter Compressor enables savings on electricity bills

Cons:

  • Compressor may be noisy

8.Godrej 231 L 1 Star Frost-Free Double Door Refrigerator (RF EON 245A 15 HF PS WN, Prism Wine)

Godrej is a reliable Indian brand that has been manufacturing refrigerators and other domestic appliances since 1897. They provide a wide variety of services and products catered articularly for the Indian market.

The Godrej RF EON 245A 15 HF PS WN is a double door frost free refrigerator that provides a moderate capacity of 231 litres. It has a beautiful wine coloured exterior with a triangular pattern and a glossy finish which can brighten up any boring kitchen space.

  • Capacity: This refrigerator gives a total capacity of 231 litres of which, the fresh food capacity is 163 litres. This is ideal for nuclear families or bachelors.
  • Cooling: Reciprocatory compressor that provides direct cooling with spacious air vents that ensure optimal cooling all throughout the refrigerator.
  • Energy Consumption: It consumes  a total of 272 kilowatt hour per year which is a bit higher than all the other options in this list.
  • 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:

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

The freezer has:

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

Special Features:

  • Aroma Lock– Refrigerators often have strong smells as a result of poor ventilation of air. With Godrej’s Aroma lock feature, your food can stay fresh and retain their original aroma as well as flavor for days. It also delays the process of decaying of food.
  • Anti-bacterial removal basket- Godrej offers an anti-bacterial gasket in this model to keep away germs and keep your food fresh for a prolonged period of time. This gasket is easily removable so that the user can clean and wash it and attach it again.

Pros:

  • Jumbo vegetable and fruit box
  • Maximum storage space with the help of wide shelves
  • Toughened glass shelves that can hold up to 150 kgs.
  • Frost free system

Cons:

  • A little less energy-efficient which is understandable considering the price point of it.

Best Refrigerators Under 20,000 – A Buying Guide

There are few things you must consider before you buy a refrigerator. There are many models out there with varying features and at this price point but it is important that you know how to choose the one that fits your needs and requirements. Let us look at some of the factors and learn more about them:

Capacity:

This is one of the most important factors that you pay attention to while buying any type of fridge. The capacity of a fridge will tell you how much food you can store in it. You should choose the capacity on the basis of how many members your family has as well as the frequency of cooking you do. You can get refrigerators offering several capacities in this price point. However, we can narrow it down to this range:

  • 190-250 litres- Suitable for 2-3 membered families.

Energy Rating:

This rating suggests how energy-efficient the refrigerator is. The refrigerators are rated in accordance to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency or BEE. Higher the BEE rating, more efficient in energy saving the fridge is. Fridges with a higher rating tend to be more expensive than fridges with lower rating.

However, refrigerators are an important investment and hence, it is better not to compromise with the quality. A 5-star rating indicates that it is excellent in energy efficiency and a 1-star rating indicates its very poor.

Defrost Technology:

Have you ever seen ice accumulated in the freezer? That is frost. And this is a direct cool frosting refrigerator. If you don’t see any ice in your freezer, then you are have a frost-free refrigerator.

Direct cool (manual defrost) refrigerators come with their own advantages and disadvantages.

Benefits of direct cool refrigerators:

  • Manual defrost freezers consume less electricity.
  • Price of manual defrost freezers is less.
  • Manual defrost does not cause ‘freezer burns’ because it retains moisture. Frost-free refrigerators can remove moisture from food that are not tightly wrapped.

Disadvantage:

  • Manual defrost is inconvenient

Inverter technology:

This allows the compressor to consistently work at varying speed levels instead of the conventional on and off positions. It analyzes the internal load on the refrigerator and automatically adjusts the temperature accordingly. This technology helps users save a lot of money by reducing the refrigerator’s electricity consumption.

Stabilizer:

Voltage fluctuation can really harm your refrigerator’s operations if you don’t connect it with a stabilizer. Many refrigerators currently have an in-built stabilizer present and offer a stabilizer-free operation under some voltage range which is usually 90v to 310v.

Warranty:

You should always check the warranty of the refrigerator before buying it. Usually, the company gives a warranty of 1 year on the product and 10 years on the compressor. There are some brands that give a 5-years warranty on the compressor as well.

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