Top 10 best refrigerator brands in India (2024)

We’ve curated a list of 10 best brands that you can choose from

Top 10 best refrigerator brands in India (2024)

When it comes to choosing a refrigerator for your home, you’d do well to remember that the best refrigerator brand is the one that works for you. A refrigerator brand with the best technology and the highest energy-saving ratings would be useless if it doesn’t fit in its designated place in your home. 

Refrigerators in India have come a long way since the ‘70s and the ‘80s when they held a place of pride in people’s living rooms. Refrigerators were so rare that if you had one, you’d have to resist the temptation to show it off to anyone visiting. 

Over time, refrigerators became more common and moved into the kitchen. And then began the race for size, number of doors, and energy efficiency. You were no longer satisfied with a 125L fridge that likely saw you through the turn of the century, you wanted a 500L monster. Or a 735L. 

Even though India’s economy opened up in ’91, the full effects of the Liberalisation weren’t felt until the early noughts. Suddenly, a nation that was used to the idea of seeing just one refrigerator brand – Godrej – now had a wide range of refrigerator brands in India to choose from. 

Today, nearly a quarter century into the new millennium, refrigerator brands from Korea, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and China compete with homegrown refrigerator brands. 

Croma isn’t far behind either. Launched in 2008, Croma’s refrigerators have also evolved over time, offering great quality at affordable prices. 

So, whether you’re looking for a single-door or double-door refrigerator, a French door refrigerator or a side-by-side refrigerator, you will be spoilt for choice. 

Best refrigerator brands in India

From Samsung to Croma and Haier, here are the ten best refrigerator brands in India.

1. Samsung

2. LG

3. Croma

4. Whirlpool

5. Haier

6. Bosch  

7. Electrolux 

8. Liebherr 

9. Panasonic 

10. Godrej 

1. Samsung

You may know Samsung for its phones and TVs, but the South Korean tech giant has been a name to reckon with for home appliances too.

Best known for its French Door refrigerators, Samsung’s latest offering took refrigerator design to a whole new level. The Bespoke series of refrigerators comes with customisable panels in different colours that can go with your home and kitchen décor. This series also leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) to recognise up to 33 common grocery items and proceeds to suggest recipes for what’s in the fridge.

Samsung also boasts of refrigerators with smart screens that can play YouTube videos or connect to the Internet and let you make a video call or even send out a tweet!

But the feature that endears Samsung to Indians’ hearts is its Curd Maestro feature. For a large population that struggles with setting curd every other day, the refrigerator brand’s curd-making feature makes it easier to make and store curd. It also made Samsung the first refrigerator brand to not just preserve but also prepare food.

Samsung refrigerator recommendations

i. Samsung 653 litres 3-star side by side refrigerator

ii. Samsung 183 litres 4-star single door refrigerator

iii. Samsung 236 litres 3-star double door convertible refrigerator

2. LG

Lucky Goldstar is yet another South Korean electronics giant that often goes neck-to-neck with Samsung. If the name stumps you, chances are you know it by its acronym, LG.

Like Samsung, LG is one of the top refrigerator brands in India. And for good reason. LG refrigerators leverage smart sensors for better cooling and customised settings for different foods.

LG’s standout product remains the insta-view Side by Side refrigerator that lets you sneak a peek into what’s inside with two knocks on the door.

The Mood Up feature in select LG refrigerators makes it possible to customise the panels of the doors to, well, match your mood (and your décor).

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What makes LG one of the best refrigerator brands in India is that it remains one of the very few that offers refrigerators with energy efficiency ratings from 1-star to 5-star.

Many of LG refrigerators also get four-way cooling, with evaporators at the back as well as on the doors, to offer all-round cooling.

LG refrigerator recommendations

i. LG 260 litres 2-star double door refrigerator

ii. LG 288 litres 2-star double door convertible refrigerator

iii. LG 380 litres 2-star double door refrigerator

3. Croma

Every once in a while, you need a refrigerator that doesn’t cut back on quality but is affordable. For all those times, you can rely on a Croma refrigerator.

Croma’s private label refrigerators come in all sizes. From single-door to double-door, and now side-by-side, Croma has a refrigerator for all budgets.

With an inverter compressor at their heart, Croma refrigerators are also energy efficient, so you don’t burn your pocket even in the hottest months of the year.

Its anti-bacterial gaskets ensure that all your food stays fresh for longer. The humidity controller lets you regulate and maintain optimal levels of moisture for your fruits and vegetables. And, the competitive pricing makes it easy for you to decide which refrigerator to buy, no matter your budget.

Croma refrigerator recommendations

i. Croma 183 litres 2-star single door refrigerator

ii. Croma 563 litres side by side refrigerator

iii. Croma 48 litres 1-star single door refrigerator

4. Whirlpool

Whirlpool has been in India for so long now that it’s easy to forget that it is an American company. The refrigerator brand’s Protton Roy series features three-door refrigerators that make it easier for you to store different types of food items – from frozen foods and fruits and vegetables to other perishables – in designated sections. Whirlpool also boasts of its proprietary Vita Magic technology that ensures you never have to defrost your single-door refrigerator.

Whirlpool refrigerator recommendations

i. Whirlpool IMPRO 192 litres 3-star single door refrigerator

ii. Whirlpool FP 343D Protton Roy 300 litres triple door refrigerator

iii. Whirlpool VMPRO 192 litres 3-star single door refrigerator

5. Haier

Chinese multinational Haier is perhaps best known for its bottom-mount refrigerators.

These provide a spacious and large freezer space to store all your cold sweet treats, as well as meat and poultry safely for extended periods.

Remembered you forgot to set ice just before that big party you’re hosting? Haier’s one-hour icing will have you sorted.

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And if you, like Batman, have a preference for black, you’ll likely love Haier, which is one of the few refrigerator brands in India that offer jet black refrigerator options.

Haier refrigerator recommendations

i. Haier 190 litres 3-star single door refrigerator

ii. Haier 531 litres side by side refrigerator

iii. Haier 237 litres 2-star double door convertible refrigerator  

6. Bosch

When you speak of a premium electronics brand, Bosch is one of the first names that comes to mind. Bosch is one of the best refrigerator brands in India because of the top-notch engineering it brings to the appliance.  

Bosch has some of the largest bottom-mount refrigerators in the country and innovations such as reversible doors, whose value you’d only appreciate if you’ve found yourself trying to stick a massive refrigerator in an awkward spot. 

Known as much for its smart features and a multi-airflow system that ensures efficient cooling, Bosch is a much sought-after brand in the high-end segment. 

Yet another feature of Bosch refrigerators is Vario, its inverter compressor technology, which can intelligently sense temperatures both outside and inside the fridge to vary its temperature settings, and perfectly preserve the items stored inside for extended periods. 

Bosch refrigerator recommendations

i. Bosch Series 4 334 litres double door refrigerator

ii. Bosch Series 4 559 litres double door bottom mount refrigerator

iii. Bosch Series 4 332 litres triple door convertible refrigerator

7. Electrolux

Also in the high-end segment, the Swedish brand Electrolux is best known for its Side by Side refrigerators, with capacities of over 700 litres. 

As with Bosch, Electrolux refrigerators also boast of even temperature cooling so the food you store on the top shelf remains as fresh as the one in the lowermost shelf. What’s more, its proprietary Nutrifresh technology keeps your food is fresh without killing any of the nutrients.

Electrolux refrigerator recommendations

i. Electrolux UltimateTaste 500 461 litres double door refrigerator 

ii. Electrolux UltimateTaste 900 680 litres French door refrigerator

iii. Electrolux UltimateTaste 300 360 litres double door refrigerator

8. Liebherr 

Swiss brand Liebherr first entered the Indian market in 2006. Known for manufacturing high-quality refrigerators, the company has consistently offered us with the one quality consumers in a market such as ours have always looked for – longevity.  

Powered by Nexgen inverter compressors, Liebherr refrigerators can smartly adjust the speeds at which the compressor runs so as to ensure they don’t consume any more power than required and have less wear and tear over the years too.  

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Their refrigerators have several other small, but extremely useful features too. These include a pedal opener which allows you to open the fridge door with your foot, if your hands are full, and cooling pads which allow you to safely store hot food and beverages in the fridge without ever really spoiling them or harming the refrigerator itself.  

Liebherr refrigerator recommendations

i. Liebherr Cluster 5 428 litres double door refrigerator 

ii. Liebherr 265 litres double door refrigerator

iii. Liebherr Pure 245 litres double door refrigerator

9. Panasonic 

The Japanese brand has been a familiar name in India, manufacturing everything from TVs and washing machines to microwave ovens and refrigerators. 

Its six-stage Smart inverter compressor and surround cooling ensure its power efficiency and uniform cooling.  

The Ag Clean technology on Panasonic refrigerators uses a filter in refrigerators to produce silver ions that fight bacteria and mould, and remove odours from meat, fish, and vegetables. 

The filter is installed in the cold air outlet and has a semi-permanent antibacterial effect, so it doesn’t need to be replaced. The Ag Clean filter can inactivate 99.9 per cent of mould and bacteria, and also contains an enzyme that suppresses odours. 

Panasonic refrigerator recommendations

i. Panasonic Prime 309 litres double door convertible refrigerator

ii. Panasonic 400 litres double door bottom mount convertible refrigerator

iii. Panasonic 237 litres double door refrigerator

10. Godrej 

Godrej is perhaps the most recognisable refrigerator brand in India. Before most of us even knew of other refrigerator brands, we owned a Godrej refrigerator.  Over time, Godrej has attempted to evolve to stay in the game. 

More recently, the company also recently introduced its Eon Vogue range of refrigerators available in 280 and 310 lire capacities, which come with Oak and Walnut Wood finishes, if you like to feel one with nature in your home. What’s more, the rust-resistant bodies on the refrigerators also mean that they look like new for years to come.  

The brand’s refrigerators are not all show and no-go. Like many other refrigerator brands on this list, they also get several smart features such as Nano Shield technology, which provides for up to 95 per cent surface disinfection on the fresh produce you store inside them. 

That’s not all. On offer is also customised cooling options with a three-zone cooling setup, which allows you to individually vary the temperatures of your fridge, the freezer and the vegetable drawer sections. 

Godrej refrigerator recommendations 

i. Godrej Qube 30 litres single door refrigerator 

ii. Godrej Eon 260 litres double door refrigerator

iii. Godrej Eon Vibe 311 litres double door refrigerator

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