LG Convertible Refrigerator Review

LG convertible refrigerator is one of the popular choices among nuclear families in India. 

It is an ideal choice for those who often need extra fridge space as the freezer can be converted to a fridge in record time. It also has excellent cooling and features to preserve vegetables for longer.

With fairly good durability, excellent features and performance, it is available at quite a competitive pricing too.

In this review, we talk about its features, design, performance, pros and cons. We also give below their top-selling variants to help you choose the one right for your needs.

Variants

LG convertible refrigerators are available with both Smart Inverter Compressor and Inverter Linear Compressor (ILC).

Compared to smart inverter compressors, inverter linear compressors are superior as they have better cooling efficiency, lower noise and energy consumption. This is because the piston with a permanent magnet is suspended between electromagnets. So there is less frictional resistance compared to conventional inverter compressors.

Options available with smart inverter compressors are also good enough. But when you look at the refined performance, ILC has an edge as temperature variation inside the refrigerator doesn’t exceed 0.5 degrees Celsius.

Though LG claims ILC consumes 32% less energy, when you compare the 260-litre models, they have the same 198 unit consumption irrespective of the compressor used.

 As expected, refrigerators with smart inverter compressors are cheaper.

The top selling models with Smart Inverter Compressor are-

LG 260L 3 Star Double Door Refrigerator GL-S292RDSX

LG 284L 3 Star Double Door Refrigerator GL-T302RDSX

LG 260L 3 Star Double Door Refrigerator GL-T292RPZX- Comes with Door Cooling Technology.

The Top selling models with Inverter Linear Compressor are-

LG 308 L 3 Star Inverter Linear Double Door Refrigerator GL-T322RES3

LG 335 L 3 Star Inverter Frost-Free Double Door Refrigerator (GL-T372JPZ3

LG 360 L 3 Star Inverter Linear Double Door Refrigerator GL-T402JDS3

LG 471L 3 Star Wi-Fi Inverter Frost-Free Double Door Refrigerator GL-T502XPZ3

You may also like our article on Best Refrigerators in India

Features

LG convertible refrigerators are available at capacity starting from 260 litres. The fridge to freezer ratio is around 70:30. Being a convertible refrigerator, you can convert the freezer to fridge. But unlike Samsung, the fridge doesn’t have any convertibility. The best part of LG is that it can convert the freezer to fridge and revert back in just an hour. 

The refrigerator has numerous air vents alongside the back and certain models also have Door Cooling Technology, where the vent is located at the front.

As mentioned earlier, the variants of LG convertible refrigerators come with both smart inverter and linear inverter compressors.

All the variants have vegetable crisper with a humidity control vent and lattice-shaped lids. The vegetables stay crisp and fresh for as long as 7-10 days. 

It works stabilizer-free within the range of 100-300 V.  Also, it can connect to home inverters. Thus, it is an apt option for those who live in areas with constant power fluctuations.

Performance

The cooling performance of the LG convertible refrigerator is quite optimal. Food kept at all shelves and door balcony are all uniformly cooled well. 

As the vegetable crisper has moisture control features, it can preserve vegetables for 7-10 days retaining their crispness.

The energy efficiency is also fairly good as all the models have a 3-star rating.

Lg convertible refrigerator review

Unlike Samsung, you don’t really observe any noise or heat from the side panel.

Design

The design of the refrigerator is simple and elegant. It has a door lock and the back panel is covered hiding the coils. 

Inside, the shelves are made of toughened glass.  The models with 260-litre capacity however do not have height-adjustable shelves.

Lg convertible refrigerator review

Certain models are designed for a modular kitchen with no door shelf at the bottom. This way, you can pull out the vegetable crisper without having to open the door more than 90 degrees.

The temperature control knob is however at the back panel. So, reaching it might be difficult when food is completely loaded. 

Comparison With Other Brands

Most of the refrigerator brands nowadays have convertible options. Among the options, Samsung is the most versatile as it has modes where the fridge can be put on idle. But, none of the other brands has such an option. 

Whirlpool’s convertibility feature is more similar to LG, where you can just adjust the freezer temperature for deep freezing, quick chilling or just converting it to a fridge. But an advantage of Whirlpool refrigerators is that it has more shelves for a given capacity compared to other brands.

Out of all options, LG converts the quickest. Also, its inverter linear compressor is much superior to the ones used by Samsung and Whirlpool.

Flaws, But Not Deal Breakers

The flaws we could notice are that the models with 260-litre capacity don’t have height-adjustable shelves. Also, as the temperature control panels are at the back panel, it is a bit difficult to reach them when you have food on the shelves. Samsung and Whirlpool on the other hand have their control panels on the door.

Some of the users report physical defects like scratches and dents in the product delivered. So, take care to inspect thoroughly at the time of installation.

Verdict

Overall, with excellent cooling and fairly durable performance, LG convertible refrigerators are an ideal choice for families who need a flexible refrigeration space.

Models

The top selling models with Smart Inverter Compressor are-

LG 260L 3 Star Double Door Refrigerator GL-S292RDSX

LG 284L 3 Star Double Door Refrigerator GL-T302RDSX

LG 260L 3 Star Double Door Refrigerator GL-T292RPZX- Comes with Door Cooling Technology.

The Top selling models with Inverter Linear Compressor are-

LG 308 L 3 Star Inverter Linear Double Door Refrigerator GL-T322RES3

LG 335 L 3 Star Inverter Frost-Free Double Door Refrigerator (GL-T372JPZ3

LG 360 L 3 Star Inverter Linear Double Door Refrigerator GL-T402JDS3

LG 471L 3 Star Wi-Fi Inverter Frost-Free Double Door Refrigerator GL-T502XPZ3

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