3-star vs 5-star refrigerators: Which should you buy?

The choice between the middle path or going all the way

  • Sambit Satpathy
  • Last Updated on Oct 12, 2022
3-star vs 5-star refrigerators: Which should you buy?

A refrigerator is a necessity, and it is scary to imagine surviving without one. A refrigerator is an important investment, and one must buy it only after considering all the important points like size, budget, star rating, and features. The star rating, which tells you of the refrigerator’s efficiency is one of the most important factors, because it is an indication of how much money you will save in the long run.

Needless to say, the higher the star rating, the more energy efficient it is. A 5-star refrigerator maybe more expensive to buy, but it consumes the least amount of energy. But how different is it from a 3-star refrigerator? Let’s find out

3-star vs 5-star refrigerators: Differences

For starters, a 5-star refrigerator is more expensive than a 3-star refrigerator . You can expect a difference of around Rs 6,000 and above, and this is down to the advanced technology, and a greater number of features. A superior build quality also means that a 5-star refrigerator will last you much longer than other fridges

A 5-star refrigerator is almost 50-55% more energy efficient than a 3-star refrigerator. In monetary value, a 5-star refrigerator can save about Rs 2,000 in electricity bills every year. It proves to be more cost-efficient in the long run. Not to forget, it is also more eco-friendly than the 3-star refrigerator.

3-star vs 5-star refrigerators: Which should you buy?

As a long-term investment, it is wiser to buy a 5-star refrigerator than a 3-star refrigerator. Being of superior quality, it has a longer lifespan. It will also save money by consuming less electricity and of course, is better for the environment.

Ideally, a 5-star refrigerator will win the comparison hands down. However, it is really your budget that matters. If you’re restricted by your budget, then a 3-star refrigerator is not necessarily a bad buy.

We hope this blog made your refrigerator-buying decision easier. Remember, when buying a new refrigerator, it is also a good idea to consider buying an extended warranty plan like the Croma ZipCare Protect plans to protect your new appliance against manufacturing defects and for long-term peace-of-mind.

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Sambit Satpathy

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