Best Refrigerators Above 400 litres for Large Joint Families in India

Best Refrigerators Above 400 litres for Large Joint Families in India

Bigger the family—the larger the refrigerator you will need. But merely a large refrigerator might result in a lot of food wastage. What a joint family really needs is a refrigerator with sophisticated food preservation technology so that cooked food, as well as fresh, produces last longer.

Which are The Best Refrigerators Above 400 Litres?

For a family with more than 6 members, ideally, you would need a refrigerator with at least 400 litres capacity. You can choose either a double door refrigerator or a side by side refrigerator depending on your needs. Let us see how to choose the one best apt for you.

A double door refrigerator has more fridge space and less freezer space. Many Indian families don’t stock extensively on frozen food and hence, it is a better option for them. However, if you are a non-vegetarian joint family and stock on fish and meat on weekly basis, then you might find a double door refrigerator lacks enough freezer space for your needs. For such families, a side-by-side refrigerator is better.

Roughly speaking, side-by-side refrigerators have a fridge to freezer ratio of 60:40 and double door refrigerators have in the range of 70:30 to 75:25.

 Now, let us take a look at the top picks.

 Best Refrigerators Above 400 Litres For Indian Joint Families

Samsung 415L 3 Star Inverter Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator (RT42M553ES8/TL, Elegant Inox, Convertible)

Samsung 415 L 3 Star Inverter Frost Free Refrigerator For Indian Joint Family

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Suitable for: Vegetarian families with 5-8 members.

 The refrigerator has a total net capacity of 384 litres, with the freezer taking up 89 litre and the fridge 295-litre space. Being a convertible refrigerator gives Samsung RT42M553ES8/TL has an added advantage as families can make use of the flexibility of space and use it as per your requirement. You can convert the freezer to fridge, put the freezer on idle, keep just the freezer on or switch off the fridge to convert it to a mini-fridge.

The refrigerator uses a digital inverter compressor that self-adjusts the speed to 7 different levels as per the ambient temperature and load. This reduces wear and tear, minimizes noise and energy consumption for higher durability. Owing to this innovative compressor and the use of LED lighting inside the fridge, the refrigerator has 3-star energy rating and consumes just 258 units of electricity annually.

Now, let us take a look at features that help retain food freshness.

In order to prolong the life of fresh produces, the refrigerator employs twin plus technology which essentially means there are two different fans for the freezer and fridge. This not only prevents odour mixing but also helps maintain 70% humidity in the fridge ( compared to 30% in conventional fridges) which helps keep fresh produces retain longer life. The cool air from the compressor is passed through an activated carbon filter to sterilize and deodorize the air and the anti-bacterial mesh eliminates the bacteria too.

Thereby, food is not contaminated and the air inside is sterile enough to inhibit the growth of mold, fungus, bacteria. Moreover, the cool pack maintains the cooling inside the freezer for up to 12 hours in case of power failure.

Talking about the interiors, the freezer has a movable ice tray; while the fridge has an enclosed dairy space, 4 height adjustable shelves and a large vegetable box.

Other noteworthy feature of the refrigerator is the power cool and power freeze function which can be controlled from the external LED panel. Power cool quickly chills food and drinks while Power freeze helps you make ice faster.  It also has a door alarm and solar connect feature that helps you connect the refrigerator directly to the power source from the solar panel.

Key Specifications-

Gross Capacity: 415 litre

Fridge Capacity: 295 litre

Freezer Capacity: 89 litre

Energy Rating:  3 star

Energy Consumption: 258 units

Compressor Type: Digital Inverter Compressor

Customer Rating: 4.1/5

Dimensions: 65.6 x 148 x 148 cm

Warranty: 1 year on product and 10 years on compressor

LG 420 L 3 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator(GL-I472QPZX.DPZZEBN, Shiny Steel, Inverter Compressor)

LG 420 L 3 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator for Large family

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Suitable for: Vegetarian families with 5-7 members.

 The LG GL-I472QPZX.DPZZEBN is suitable mainly for vegetarian families with 5-7 members. The refrigerator has a net capacity of 388 L and consumes around 230 units of electricity annually, thus earning for itself a 3-star energy rating. The refrigerator works stabilizer free from 100-290 Volts and is solar smart too.

As with most LG refrigerators, this model also uses a smart inverter compressor that adjusts the fan speed according to load and ambient temperature, thereby enhancing the efficiency in terms of energy consumption, noise and overall durability.

LG employs some really innovative technology to maintain food at perfect temperature and humidity. The ice beam door cooling system circulates air from the rear side of the refrigerator to ensure even cooling throughout all nook and corner. In order to extend the life of fresh produces, the vegetable box has a moist balance feature which is essentially a cover with a lattice grid that lets extra humidity condense on it thereby preventing puddling of moisture on the vegetables. This maintains vegetables at perfect humidity and inhibits mould and fungus growth. In addition, the convertible box on top of the moisture balance crisper comes with a slider using which you can adjust the humidity to suit fruits and vegetables separately. The deodorizer additionally helps sterilize the air inside the refrigerator.

Talking about the interiors, a noteworthy aspect is the presence of top LED light in the freezer—not something you find in most double door refrigerators. Inside the fridge, there are two tower LED lights on the rear side that provides uniform lighting throughout all compartments. The interiors also feature a pull-out tray and a dairy corner on the door shelf.

Other than these, the refrigerator has a door alarm that beeps when the door is opened for more than 2 minutes, and also feature a smart diagnosis function—that expedites the repair process by facilitating direct communication between the refrigerator and the customer care department.

Key Specifications-

Gross Capacity: 420 litre

Energy Rating:  3 star

Energy Consumption: 230 units

Compressor Type: Digital Inverter Compressor

Customer Rating: 4.3/5

Dimensions: 73.4 x 83.5 x 178.7 cm

Warranty: 1 year on product and 10 years on compressor

You can also check our article of the best refrigerators in India and opt for higher capacity versions of the models.

 

 

 

LG 687 L Frost Free Side-by-Side Refrigerator(GC-B247SLUV.APZQEBN, Platinum Silver, Inverter Compressor)

LG 687 L Frost Free Side By Side Refrigerator in India for  Joint Family (Inverter Compressor)

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Suitable for: Non- Veg families with 6 to 12 members

 LG GC-B247SLUV.APZQEBN is yet another high performing option that features in our list of the best side by side refrigerator. With features like inverter linear compressor, smart diagnosis, connectivity with SmartThiq app, express cooling and freezing, the refrigerator has features that you typically see in higher-end models in this segment, albeit, the cold water dispenser is missing.

The refrigerator uses an intelligent system to reduce temperature variance and thereby ensure consistent cooling within the fridge and freezer. The multiple digital sensors work round the clock to detect any rise in temperature or load. Once detected, it sends a message to the inverter linear compressor to adjust its speed and bring the temperature down. Once brought down, the compressor slows down and runs at the optimal speed just for maintaining the right temperature. This not only optimizes cooling but also reduces noise, power consumption and wear and tear.

Using the external LED panel, you can adjust the temperature of the freezer and fridge, deploy express cooling and express freezing and choose from different modes like Away, Home, Vacation, Pleasant and Sleep.  Using the SmartThinq app, you can do all these functions remotely, provided your refrigerator is connected to the home wi-fi.

Other features include door alarm, smart diagnosis, child lock, presence of deodorizer, dairy corner, moisture control crisper boxes and separate enclosed space for keeping fish and meat.

Read more detailed review here.

Key Specifications-

Gross Capacity: 687 litre

Fridge Capacity: 422 litre

Freezer Capacity: 265 litre

Compressor Type: Inverter Linear Compressor

Customer Rating: 4.3/5

Dimensions: 91.2 x 73.8 x 179 cm

Warranty: 1 year on product and 10 years on compressor

LG 668 L Frost Free Side-by-Side Refrigerator(GC-X247CSAV.ANSQEBN, Noble Steel, Inverter Compressor)LG 668 L Frost Free Side By Side Refrigerator for Joint Family  (Inverter Compressor)

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 Suitable for: Non- Veg families with 6 to 12 members

 Out of the options listed here, LG GC-X247CSAV.ANSQEBN is the most sophisticated and luxurious in terms of design, features and performance. Of course, it comes with a matching price tag.

The most distinguishing feature of this refrigerator is the door-in-door which gives easy access to your favourite food and beverages. Upon knocking twice on the door, the LED light illuminates giving you a view of what is inside the refrigerator. In addition to providing easy access, this innovative feature reduces loss of cold air by up to 41%— increasing the operational efficiency of the refrigerator as a whole.

In addition to the door-in-door feature, the refrigerator has in-built water and ice ( cubed and crushed) dispenser on the door. The best part is that the dispenser doesn’t have any plumbing requirement—so the system doesn’t require constant maintenance. All you have to do is clean the tank on a regular basis.

Above the dispenser, you can find the touch panel with which you can adjust the temperature of the fridge, freezer, express freeze, lock/unlock and change the mode of the refrigerator. You can do all these functions remotely using the Smart ThinQ app too if your refrigerator is connected to the home Wi-Fi.

Now, let us talk about the functioning. As with all LG side by side refrigerators, this model too uses a combination of 8 digital sensors, Linear Inverter Compressor and Multi-air flow system to ensure consistent cooling throughout all the refrigerator. The sensor detects when there is a variation in temperature due to an extra load of change in ambient temperature. Then, the compressor adjusts the speed to bring the temperature back to the lower level. The cold air is circulated through multiple vents to ensure that all compartments are cooled uniformly. As per LG, this system reduces temperature variance by 0.5 degree Celsius, saves energy by 32% and reduces noise by 25%.

Talking about the interiors, the refrigerator has a 4 bottle wine rack, utility box, BPA free zone, fresh balancer vegetable box with humidity control slider and an enclosed freezing zone that prevents odour mixing and cross-contamination. The Hygiene Fresh+ air filter eliminates bad odour and bacteria too.

Overall, it is one of the best highly rated side by side refrigerators available in India.

Key Specifications-

Gross Capacity:  688 litres

Water Dispenser: Yes

Compressor Type: Linear Inverter Compressor

Customer Rating: 4.1/5

Dimensions: 92 x 74 x 179 cm

Warranty: 1 Year on Product + 10 Year On Compressor

Haier HRF 619SS Frost-free Side-by-Side Refrigerator (565 Ltrs, Grey)

Best Refrigerator Above 400 Litres Indian Joint Family
Haier 565 L Frost Free Side By Side Refrigerator In India

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Suitable for: Veg and Non- Veg families with 6 to 10 members

 Haier HRF 619 SS is one of the best options for veg and non-veg joint families While the fridge has a gross capacity of 347L, the freezer has 218L gross capacity.

While the previous Haier 618SS side by side refrigerator used a reciprocatory compressor, the new Haier 619SS uses a twin inverter compressor. This has resulted in greater energy saving too with less than 1 unit of electricity consumption per day.

Using the external LED panel, you can adjust the temperature of the fridge and freezer separately. In addition, you can employ super cool and super freeze function and holiday mode to maintain the complete unit at 17 degree Celsius—just enough consuming low power, yet not generating any bad odour.

The design of Haier HRF 619 SS is perfect for a modular kitchen as the vegetable boxes can be pulled out completely by opening the doors at 90 degrees. Moreover, the appliance has a width of just 65.5 cm, making it apt for a modular kitchen.
The interiors are also fairly organized with enclosed meat and vegetable boxes that prevent odour mixing and cross-contamination. A drawback you may notice is that it doesn’t have a twist ice tray.

Key Specifications-

Gross Capacity: 565 litre

Fridge Capacity: 347 litre

Freezer Capacity: 218 litre

Compressor Type: Twin Inverter Compressor

Customer Rating: 4.4/5

Dimensions: 65.5 x 90.8 x 179 cm

Warranty: 1 year on product and 10 years on compressor

You can read our detailed review of Haier HRF 618 Side by Side Refrigerator here.

Samsung 700 L with Inverter Side-by-Side Refrigerator (RS72R5011SL/TL, EZ Clean Steel)

Samsung 700 L with Inverter side by side refrigerator  In India

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If you are looking for a large refrigerator for a joint family, then this option from Samsung could be an excellent option. It has stable and consistent cooling throughout the compartments and the pricing is quite competitive too.

The refrigerator is powered by a Digital Inverter Compressor that runs at 7 levels of speed for optimal cooling and minimal energy consumption. It is quite durable too.

Talking about the space, on the left, you have the freezer with a 269-litre capacity and on the right, the fridge has a 431-litre capacity. The space is massive and sufficient for up to 8-10 members or even more depending on your food habits.

Coming to the interiors, the top shelf is height-adjustable. But others aren’t. You get two crispers so that fruits and vegetables can be kept separate to prolong their freshness. The freezer too has a similar design. The only addition is a moveable icebox.

The touch panel control is quite sophisticated in its appeal. It is on the right flank of the refrigerator’s interiors and not on the door like in other models. You can adjust the fridge and freezer temperature and invoke functions like power cool, power freeze and vacation mode.

The refrigerator works stabilizer free in the range of 100-300 V also.

User reviews are quite positive and most people are awe over the humongous size of the refrigerator. There are no complaints about the product. If at all anything, the after-sales service may be a bit slow at certain places.

Key Specifications-

Gross Capacity: 700 litre

Fridge Capacity: 432 litre

Freezer Capacity: 269 litre

Compressor Type: Digital Inverter Compressor

Customer Rating: 4.4/5

Dimensions: 71.6 x 91.2 x 178 cm

Warranty: 1 year on product and 10 years on compressor


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Parvathy Pothan

Parvathy Pothan is the founder-editor of Smart Home Guide. She has been featured in All Recipes, The Hindustan Times, Mid-Day, The Print and other leading publications. She completed her graduation in Business Management from EHSAL European University College of Brussels. Following a brief stint at her family business dealing in home maintenance, furnishing fabrics and interior designing, she ventured out to start her own publishing business where she and her team strives to educate consumers and help them make an informed decision for buying home and kitchen appliances.

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One Reply to “Best Refrigerators Above 400 litres for Large Joint Families in India”

  1. never buy a LG invertor micro processor fridge. very very very very difficult to get service. so long it does not develop problem it is ok. Once problem starts LG technicians wont be able to solve it . I am having 440 Lg double door frost free fridge paying approx 65k.

    twice the compressor failed and of course they replaced free but it took lot of waiting for me to get the service man from LG.

    my suggestion is go for local indian companies and go for not so ultra function fridge. LG is not good in customer service matters.

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