The best refrigerators of 2022

You can live with­out a microwave, TV or cam­era, but a refrig­er­a­tor sim­ply must be in any apart­ment. Where else to store veg­eta­bles, dairy prod­ucts and favorite desserts. We tell you what to look for when choos­ing the best refrig­er­a­tor in 2022
The best refrigerators of 2022
The best refrig­er­a­tors. Pho­to: pixabay.com

It is very dif­fi­cult to imag­ine mod­ern life with­out a refrig­er­a­tor. This is per­haps the only house­hold appli­ance that has been work­ing for years with­out inter­rup­tion. Only in recent years, routers have been added to refrig­er­a­tors, but they are not yet so com­mon. The func­tions of the refrig­er­a­tor are extreme­ly impor­tant, it stores food, drinks, and often med­i­cines nec­es­sary for the nor­mal func­tion­ing of the whole fam­i­ly. And not only for the cur­rent day, but also long-term stocks in the freez­er.

Not sur­pris­ing­ly, these house­hold appli­ances occu­py a large place in the assort­ment of hun­dreds of man­u­fac­tur­ers around the world. Their tech­ni­cal capa­bil­i­ties are very diverse, we will help you under­stand the fea­tures of the best mod­els of 2022.

There are many things to con­sid­er when choos­ing a refrig­er­a­tor. The stores offer the widest range of these house­hold appli­ances and there are no obsta­cles in choos­ing a mod­el based on your own needs.

Ranking of the top 19 best refrigerators in 2022 according to KP

1. Bosch VarioStyle KGN39IJ22R

Bosch VarioStyle KGN39IJ22R.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Bosch Var­ioStyle KGN39IJ22R. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The Var­ioStyle KGN39IJ22R mod­el always quick­ly and even­ly cools food due to the mul­ti-flow dis­tri­b­u­tion of cold air. The built-in NoFrost tech­nol­o­gy elim­i­nates the for­ma­tion of frost, so you can for­get about many hours of defrost­ing the refrig­er­a­tor. For stor­ing veg­eta­bles and fruits, there are two Vita Fresh com­part­ments with the abil­i­ty to adjust the humid­i­ty lev­el in them. The ener­gy class cor­re­sponds to A +, the refrig­er­a­tor con­sumes only 369 kWh per year.

The use­ful vol­ume of the refrig­er­at­ing cham­ber is 280 liters, but the freez­er is half as much (108 liters). The noise lev­el of this mod­el is quite low (38 dB), because an invert­er com­pres­sor is installed. The man­u­fac­tur­er claims that this is one of the most reli­able motors and pro­vides a 10-year war­ran­ty on it.

The refrig­er­a­tor gives an alarm when the door is not closed and is equipped with a “Vaca­tion” option: to keep the cold dur­ing the depar­ture of the own­ers (less elec­tric­i­ty is used). So, in the refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment there will be a con­stant tem­per­a­ture of + 14 °, and in the freez­er ‑18 °.

Also, the Ger­man com­pa­ny Bosch was one of the first to mar­ket mod­els with inter­change­able front pan­els, so cus­tomers have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to choose one of 20 col­ors. Your refrig­er­a­tor will be the most suit­able for the design of the kitchen, but you will have to pur­chase the base and col­or pan­el sep­a­rate­ly. Accord­ing to cus­tomer reviews, the side shelves on the device door are made of flim­sy plas­tic, as well as weak light­ing inside the device.

Main characteristics

motor type invert­er
Ener­gy con­sump­tion 369 kWh/year
Ener­gy class A+
Noise lev­el 38 dB
Vol­ume 388 l
Num­ber of shelves in the refrig­er­a­tor 5
Num­ber of shelves in the freez­er 3
Back­light LED
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 60x203x66 cm

Pros and cons

Low noise Vario Invert­er motor, long war­ran­ty peri­od, high humid­i­ty com­part­ments for fruits and veg­eta­bles, 20 inter­change­able pan­els to choose from
Side shelves are made of flim­sy plas­tic, sin­gle light­ing (only from the top of the rear wall)

2.Mitsubishi Electric MR-CXR46EN-PS

Mitsubishi Electric MR-CXR46EN-PS.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Mit­subishi Elec­tric MR-CXR46EN-PS. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The Japan­ese brand Mit­subishi pre­sent­ed to cus­tomers a mul­ti-cham­ber refrig­er­a­tor MR-CXR46EN-PS, which con­sumes 264 kWh / year. Giv­en that the aver­age fig­ures are in the range from 210 to 470 kWh, then this mod­el is eco­nom­i­cal (ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A +).

The device has a built-in adap­tive intel­li­gent Neu­ro Fuzzy tech­nol­o­gy, which selects the opti­mal set­tings in accor­dance with the user’s life algo­rithm. Thanks to this, the device sig­nif­i­cant­ly saves elec­tric­i­ty. The refrig­er­a­tor works quite qui­et­ly, the noise lev­el does not exceed 37 dB.

Man­u­fac­tur­ers took care of the safe­ty of fruits and veg­eta­bles and added a Vit­a­min Fac­to­ry com­part­ment. It is equipped with an orange phy­to-back­light that emits the light famil­iar to fruit plants. The man­u­fac­tur­er claims that such illu­mi­na­tion stim­u­lates the process of pho­to­syn­the­sis and the pro­duc­tion of vit­a­min C. And due to the use of Minus lon tech­nol­o­gy, which does not allow microor­gan­isms to mul­ti­ply, the shelf life of prod­ucts increas­es.

The freez­er has a capac­i­ty of 55 liters and is equipped with an auto­mat­ic ice mak­er. There is a sound indi­ca­tor of the open door and the No Frost sys­tem, which allows you not to man­u­al­ly defrost the refrig­er­a­tor. LED light­ing of the unit, accord­ing to the man­u­fac­tur­erone, is con­sid­ered one of the most durable, and the device is also resis­tant to tem­per­a­ture changes. Buy­ers note two sig­nif­i­cant dis­ad­van­tages: unre­li­able freez­er guides and the impos­si­bil­i­ty of hang­ing the door (one left-sided mod­i­fi­ca­tion).

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 264 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A+
Num­ber of cam­eras 3
Noise lev­el 37 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 60x182x65.60 cm

Pros and cons

Phy­to-illu­mi­na­tion of the veg­etable com­part­ment, fast cool­ing, low noise lev­el (37 dB), Neu­ro Fuzzy tech­nol­o­gy for ener­gy sav­ing and auto-tun­ing of the refrig­er­a­tor for the user
Unre­li­able freez­er guides, you can not out­weigh the door

House­hold appli­ances that save water, light and time

3. LG GA-B419 SWJL

LG GA-B419 SWJL.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
LG GA-B419 SWJL. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

LG GA-B419 SWJL has a non-lin­ear com­pres­sor (with­out an elec­tric motor), but relat­ed to “smart invert­er”. This type of com­pres­sor is silent, durable and eco­nom­i­cal.2. Accord­ing to the ener­gy effi­cien­cy class, the refrig­er­a­tor cor­re­sponds to A +, and the noise lev­el of the device does not exceed 39 dB.

The refrig­er­at­ing cham­ber with a vol­ume of 230 liters has a mod­ern sys­tem of uni­form cool­ing Mul­ti Air-Flow. Mul­ti­di­rec­tion­al air flows cool the prod­ucts bet­ter, there­by pre­serv­ing their fresh­ness. The back­light of the mod­el is LED, the bulbs are locat­ed on the back wall. Unlike incan­des­cent bulbs, LED bulbs do not get hot and con­sume less ener­gy.

You can place prod­ucts on 4 glass shelves in the refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment and 6 addi­tion­al ones on the door. In addi­tion, there is a com­part­ment for veg­eta­bles and fruits and 4 draw­ers in the freez­er, the total vol­ume of which is 79 liters. Thanks to the Express Freeze func­tion, the food in the freez­er freezes even­ly. The doors of the refrig­er­a­tor LG GA-B419 SWJL have two fea­tures: a lock against acci­den­tal open­ing and the abil­i­ty to out­weigh the front door. Users note that the usable vol­ume in the freez­er is less than stat­ed by the man­u­fac­tur­er.

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 277 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A+
Over­all vol­ume 302 l
Num­ber of cam­eras 2
Noise lev­el 39 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 59.50x190.70x65.50 cm

Pros and cons

Express freez­ing func­tion, guar­an­tee up to 10 years, block­ing against acci­den­tal open­ing, front door can be hung
Insuf­fi­cient capac­i­ty freez­er, stand for 8 eggs

4. Beko RCNK 270K20W

Beko RCNK 270K20 W. Photo: market.yandex.ru
Beko RCNK 270K20 W. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The two-cham­ber unit has a No Frost sys­tem that inde­pen­dent­ly and imper­cep­ti­bly elim­i­nates frost. The design also includes the Dual Cool­ing sys­tem, which elim­i­nates the mix­ing of aro­mas in the refrig­er­a­tor and freez­er com­part­ments and ensures opti­mal oper­a­tion of each com­part­ment.

An inter­est­ing fea­ture is the “Vaca­tion” mode. The refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment is turned off, and the freez­er con­tin­ues to work, pre­serv­ing food. Oper­at­ing modes are switched from the dig­i­tal dis­play. When the doors are opened, the light and sound alarm are switched on.

The refrig­er­a­tor con­sumes 267 kW per year and accord­ing to this para­me­ter belongs to the ener­gy class A +. The refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment has 3 height-adjustable glass shelves plus one deep draw­er for veg­eta­bles. The freez­er is locat­ed at the bot­tom, it has 3 draw­ers.

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 267 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A+
Over­all vol­ume 239 l
Noise lev­el 40 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 54x171x60 cm

Pros and cons

Noise dur­ing oper­a­tion below 40 dB, there is a “Vaca­tion” mode
Freez­er tem­per­a­ture not adjustable

5. Gorenje NRK 6191 ES4

Gorenje NRK 6191 ES4.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Goren­je NRK 6191 ES4. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

This refrig­er­a­tor won the love of cus­tomers with its lacon­ic design and dimen­sions of 185x60 cm, uni­ver­sal for most kitchens. The unit is equipped with a smart sys­tem that auto­mat­i­cal­ly main­tains and adjusts the tem­per­a­ture even when the refrig­er­a­tor door is opened fre­quent­ly. There is a quick freeze func­tion and an ener­gy-sav­ing mode for the hol­i­days. This mod­el con­sumes 306 kWh per year (ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A+).

Man­u­al defrost­ing is no longer required, because the refrig­er­a­tor has an auto­mat­ic one: NoFrost Plus tech­nol­o­gy is used in the freez­er com­part­ment, which does not allow frost to form. In addi­tion, there is the option of express freez­ing prod­ucts. The 3D mul­ti­flow ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem Mul­ti­Flow 360° + Ion­Air ion­iza­tion has been added to the refrig­er­a­tion com­part­ment. It is 14 vents that allow you to main­tain the same tem­per­a­ture in dif­fer­ent parts of the refrig­er­a­tor, and the ion­iz­er dis­in­fects the down­ward air flow. The device will keep cold up to 17 hours if, for exam­ple, a pow­er fail­ure occurs. The com­pres­sor works qui­et­ly, the noise lev­el does not exceed 38 dB.

The device has an elec­tron­ic con­trol pan­el on the ceil­ing sur­face of the refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment, which is very easy to set up. For prod­ucts, 4 shelves and a Crisp­Zone draw­er for fruits and veg­eta­bles are pro­vid­ed. Due to the design and smooth inner coat­ing, the refrig­er­a­tor shelves are easy to clean. There are two body col­ors to choose from: tra­di­tion­al white and metal­lic sil­ver. Accord­ing to cus­tomer reviews, the walls of the unit heat up from the out­side, and the device itself is incon­ve­nient to move around the kitchen dur­ing instal­la­tion due to the lack of wheels.

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 306 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A+
Over­all vol­ume 302 l
Num­ber of cam­eras 2
Noise lev­el 38 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 60x185x59.20 cm

Pros and cons

Keeps cold up to 17 hours, the com­pres­sor works almost silent­ly, you can out­weigh the front door, there is a No Frost Plus func­tion
The side walls heat up from the out­side (due to the con­denser grates), a tray for 8 eggs, it is dif­fi­cult to move around the room due to the lack of wheels

6. Bosch KGN39AI32R

Bosch KGN39AI32R.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Bosch KGN39AI32R. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The main advan­tage is the built-in Home Con­nect sys­tem, which allows the own­er to set and con­trol the tem­per­a­ture regime from a smart­phone, being, for exam­ple, out­side the home. The econ­o­my of this mod­el min­i­mizes ener­gy costs: the refrig­er­a­tor con­sumes 263 kWh per year, the ener­gy effi­cien­cy class is A ++.

Users will appre­ci­ate the qui­et oper­a­tion of the BOSCH KGN39AI32R house­hold appli­ance, because it emits a sound equal to 35–38 dB. This two-cham­ber unit is often cho­sen by large fam­i­lies, because the mod­el has a capa­cious vol­ume of the refrig­er­a­tor (280 l) and freez­er (108 l).

In addi­tion to this house­hold appli­ance, there is a func­tion of main­tain­ing cold dur­ing a pow­er out­age up to 17 hours. The touch dis­play allows you to quick­ly set one of 4 tem­per­a­ture modes for each cham­ber. The mod­el has a fold­ing shelf and a bot­tle hold­er. Users note that the shelves are not adjustable in height, and there is also no sep­a­rate draw­er for fresh veg­eta­bles and fruits.

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 263 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A++
Over­all vol­ume 388 l
Num­ber of cam­eras 2
Noise lev­el 38 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 60x203x66 cm

Pros and cons

Roomy, qui­et, has a fold­ing shelf, remote con­trol via the Home Con­nect app
No tray for fresh veg­eta­bles and fruits, shelves are not height adjustable


HIBERG RFQ-490DX NFB.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
HIBERG RFQ-490DX NFB. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

A spa­cious refrig­er­a­tor with two refrig­er­a­tors and two freez­ers allows you to store food in accor­dance with the rules of the com­mod­i­ty neigh­bor­hood rec­om­mend­ed to ensure san­i­tary safe­ty.

The invert­er com­pres­sor con­sumes 384 kW per year. The mod­el belongs to the A + ener­gy class. All cham­bers are defrost­ed by the Total No Frost sys­tem. The four doors are child-proof and equipped with an audi­ble open­ing alarm.

Among the oper­at­ing modes there are super-cool­ing and super-freez­ing modes, which allow you to quick­ly cool food and deep freeze fruits and berries, while main­tain­ing their integri­ty and all vit­a­mins. Oper­at­ing modes are con­trolled from the touch screen.

The total vol­ume of all cham­bers is 490 liters. The vol­ume of refrig­er­at­ing cham­bers is 292 liters, the tem­per­a­ture is reg­u­lat­ed from 0 to +6 °C. The vol­ume of freez­ers is 148 liters, the tem­per­a­ture is from ‑23 to ‑15 °C.

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 384 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A+
Over­all vol­ume 440 l
Noise lev­el 45 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 85x182.10x63.60 cm

Pros and cons

Fresh Light zone, qui­et oper­a­tion, mod­ern design, high-qual­i­ty assem­bly
Large dimen­sions, it is impos­si­ble to out­weigh the doors

8. Stinol STN 167

Stinol STN 167. Photo: market.yandex.ru
Sti­nol STN 167. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

If you are look­ing for a bud­get refrig­er­a­tor with the No Frost func­tion, which will also be roomy, take a look at Sti­nol STN 167. The total vol­ume of the device is 256 liters, of which 75 liters are reserved for the freez­er. The body of this house­hold item is made of steel with an anti-cor­ro­sion coat­ing, and the height-adjustable shelves are made of tem­pered glass, so they can be eas­i­ly washed in the dish­wash­er.

The refrig­er­a­tor con­sumes 342 kWh/year. This indi­ca­tor is high­er than most, there­fore, the ener­gy effi­cien­cy class of this mod­el is A. The unit freezes a max­i­mum of 2.5 kg of food per day, and in case of dis­con­nec­tion from the net­work, the cold remains for 13 hours. The noise lev­el is 43 dB, which is quite nor­mal for bud­get mod­els. Users note that one box for stor­ing veg­eta­bles and fruits is not enough.

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 342 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class BUT
Over­all vol­ume 256 l
Num­ber of cam­eras 2
Noise lev­el 42 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 60x167x64 cm

Pros and cons

Height-adjustable shelves, 5‑year war­ran­ty, one of the most inex­pen­sive mod­els of low-noise refrig­er­a­tors
Only one box for fresh veg­eta­bles and fruits, does not freeze more than 2.5 kg per day, low

9. Sharp SJ-XE59PMSL

Sharp SJ-XE59PMSL.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Sharp SJ-XE59PMSL. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The refrig­er­a­tor mod­el of one of the well-known Japan­ese brands has the low­est declared noise lev­el among ana­logues — only 27 dB. The freez­er is installed on top, and its usable vol­ume is 148 liters. The “express freeze” and “super freeze” options quick­ly freeze food, which allows them to be stored for a long time. This mod­el has a dou­ble ice tray in the freez­er. The refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment is no less capa­cious and is designed for 430 liters.

Among the advan­tages of this mod­el is a spe­cial Plas­maClus­ter clean­ing sys­tem, which, due to the pro­duc­tion of neg­a­tive and pos­i­tive charged ions, inhibits the growth of path­o­gen­ic microflo­ra. In addi­tion, the refrig­er­a­tor keeps cold for 19 hours from the moment the pow­er is turned off. The device con­sumes 360 kWh per year, which cor­re­sponds to the A ++ ener­gy effi­cien­cy class. Accord­ing to cus­tomer reviews, the refrig­er­a­tor door is not out­weighed and has one right-sided mod­i­fi­ca­tion, and the draw­ers in the freez­er are made of flim­sy plas­tic.

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 360 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A++
Over­all vol­ume 578 l
Num­ber of cam­eras 2
Noise lev­el 27 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 80x185x73.50 cm

Pros and cons

LED lights in both com­part­ments, Express Freeze and Super Freeze options avail­able, dou­ble ice tray in freez­er
You can’t move the door from right to left, flim­sy box­es

10. Hitachi R‑G690GUXT

Hitachi R-G690GUXT.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Hitachi R‑G690GUXT. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The five-cham­ber refrig­er­a­tor with a touch con­trol pan­el from the Japan­ese man­u­fac­tur­er Hitachi R‑G690GU XT belongs to the pre­mi­um seg­ment. The facade is made of impact-resis­tant glass in white, black and brown col­ors. The total vol­ume of the refrig­er­a­tor reach­es 525 liters, and the capac­i­ty of the freez­er is designed for 106 liters. For the con­ve­nience of users, there is an auto­mat­ic open­ing of the freez­er com­part­ment and the veg­etable draw­er. In the vac­u­um sec­tion, you can store fresh fish and meat thanks to a sealed box and a vac­u­um pump.

The Vege Aero-Care cham­ber with a plat­inum cat­a­lyst is respon­si­ble for the safe­ty of the prod­ucts. It decom­pos­es odor­ous ingre­di­ents and elim­i­nates food odors. In the event of a pow­er fail­ure, the device keeps cold for 18 hours. The device con­sumes 398 kWh per year, while the ener­gy con­sump­tion class is high and equal to A ++. Con­sumers iden­ti­fy sev­er­al dis­ad­van­tages: the eas­i­ly soiled facade of the appa­ra­tus and pro­longed freez­ing of prod­ucts (8 kg per day).

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 398 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A++
Over­all vol­ume 525 l
Num­ber of cam­eras 5
Noise lev­el 42 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 82.50x183.30x72.80 cm

Pros and cons

There is an ECO mode, three-phase air fil­tra­tion, auto­mat­ic draw­er open­ing, vac­u­um sep­a­ra­tion, touch con­trol pan­el
Marked facade, freez­ing capac­i­ty is only 8 kg / day

11. Whirlpool WQ9 E1L

Whirlpool WQ9 E1L.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Whirlpool WQ9 E1L. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The Amer­i­can brand Whirlpool has released a refrig­er­a­tor with a 4‑door design at a low price and a use­ful vol­ume of 384 liters. Of the fea­tures — the pres­ence of the upper cham­ber of the French Door for­mat (swing doors). At the bot­tom of the refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment are two sep­a­rate trays for stor­ing fresh veg­eta­bles and fruits. Whirlpool 6TH SENSE tech­nol­o­gy auto­mat­i­cal­ly con­trols tem­per­a­ture fluc­tu­a­tions and restores opti­mal stor­age con­di­tions. Thus, the refrig­er­a­tor ensures long-term preser­va­tion of the fresh­ness of prod­ucts at low ener­gy costs. In addi­tion, an antibac­te­r­i­al air fil­ter is built in.

The freez­er with a capac­i­ty of 207 liters con­sists of one com­part­ment divid­ed into two parts. Man­u­al defrost­ing is a thing of the past, as No Frost tech­nol­o­gy has been intro­duced into the mod­el. In addi­tion, the 6TH SENSE Freeze­Lock func­tion min­i­mizes tem­per­a­ture fluc­tu­a­tions in the freez­er. If you unplug the refrig­er­a­tor, the food will be kept cold for 14 hours.

The dis­ad­van­tages of this mod­el include high ener­gy con­sump­tion (annu­al ener­gy con­sump­tion reach­es almost 500 kWh) and insuf­fi­cient light­ing in the refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment (one bulb in the cen­ter).

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 485 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class BUT
Over­all vol­ume 384 l
Num­ber of cam­eras 2
Noise lev­el 37 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 90.90x187.40x69.80 cm

Pros and cons

Top tech­nol­o­gy Whirlpool 6TH SENSE (long preser­va­tion of fresh­ness of prod­ucts at low ener­gy costs), there is an antibac­te­r­i­al air fil­ter, a large freez­er cham­ber
No egg tray and light bulb on the back of the refrig­er­a­tor, high pow­er con­sump­tion

12. Schaub Lorenz SLUE235W4

Schaub Lorenz SLUE235W4.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Schaub Lorenz SLUE235W4. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The nar­row built-in appli­ance goes well with var­i­ous kitchen fur­ni­ture sets, includ­ing the IKEA sys­tem. Accord­ing to the lev­el of ener­gy con­sump­tion of 271 kW, the refrig­er­a­tor belongs to class A +. Dur­ing a pow­er out­age, the tem­per­a­ture inside the closed cham­bers is main­tained for 10 hours. It is pos­si­ble to rehang the doors on the left and right sides, there is an audi­ble alarm for open­ing.

The 158 l refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment is equipped with glass shelves and a draw­er for fruits and veg­eta­bles. The door has com­part­ments for bot­tles and small bags of food. Defrost­ing occurs by drip method.

The 58-litre freez­er below has two draw­ers and a quick-cool­ing com­part­ment. Defrost uses No Frost tech­nol­o­gy.

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 274 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A+
Over­all vol­ume 243 l
Noise lev­el 41 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 54x177x54.50 cm

Pros and cons

High-qual­i­ty assem­bly, reli­able cool­ing sys­tem
No Frost only in the freez­er

13. Smeg FAB32RRD5

Smeg FAB32RRD5.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Smeg FAB32RRD5. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The refrig­er­a­tor in the style of the 50s of the last cen­tu­ry from the Ital­ian man­u­fac­tur­er Smeg belongs to the pre­mi­um seg­ment. The vol­ume of the device is not very large — 234 liters. But the freez­er holds 97 liters and con­sists of three draw­ers with an antibac­te­r­i­al coat­ing. Despite the fact that an invert­er com­pres­sor is installed, the noise lev­el does not exceed 35 dB. The refrig­er­a­tor con­sumes elec­tric­i­ty very eco­nom­i­cal­ly, con­sum­ing 130 kWh/year and has the high­est ener­gy effi­cien­cy class — A +++.

The FAB32RRD5 refrig­er­a­tor is pre­sent­ed in 9 shades at once: from the clas­sic black ver­sion to hot pink. It should be borne in mind that the device is low — only 153 cm, but the door hinges can be installed both on the right and on the left. There is a No frost func­tion that pre­vents the for­ma­tion of frost in the freez­er, but it does not have auto­mat­ic defrost­ing. A sig­nif­i­cant dis­ad­van­tage is that the door is not out­weighed, but both mod­i­fi­ca­tions are avail­able for sale sep­a­rate­ly (left-hand or right-hand).

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 130 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A+++
Over­all vol­ume 270 l
Num­ber of cam­eras 2
Noise lev­el 35 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 60.10x153x72.80 cm

Pros and cons

High­est ener­gy effi­cien­cy class, No Frost func­tion, antibac­te­r­i­al coat­ing, two hinge posi­tions
You can not rearrange the door, only choose ini­tial­ly left-hand or right-hand, inde­pen­dent defrost­ing of the freez­er

14. LG Door Cooling + GA-B509CL WL

LG DoorCooling+ GA-B509CLWL.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
LG Door­Cool­ing+ GA-B509CL WL. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The sin­gle-unit two-cham­ber refrig­er­a­tor is equipped with an invert­er type com­pres­sor. Ener­gy class A, the refrig­er­a­tor con­sumes 325 kW of elec­tric­i­ty per year. Con­trol of oper­at­ing modes is elec­tron­ic, tem­per­a­ture in both cham­bers is dis­played on the dig­i­tal dis­play. The noise lev­el dur­ing oper­a­tion does not exceed 36 dB.

The 268 l refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment is equipped with four glass shelves and a plas­tic draw­er for fruits and veg­eta­bles. When the door is opened, the light turns on and an audi­ble sig­nal sounds.

The 133L bot­tom freez­er has 3 shelves. The refrig­er­a­tor and freez­er com­part­ments are defrost­ed by the No Frost sys­tem. When the mains volt­age is turned off, the tem­per­a­ture inside is main­tained for 16 hours.

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 325 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A+
Over­all vol­ume 384 l
Noise lev­el 39 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 59.50x203x68.20 cm

Pros and cons

Hid­den han­dles, qui­et oper­a­tion, large capac­i­ty
Hard door open­ing

15. ATLANT XM 4208–00

ATLANT XM 4208-00.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
ATLANT XM 4208–00. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Nar­row two-cham­ber refrig­er­a­tor, suit­able for small kitchens. In terms of ener­gy con­sump­tion, the device belongs to class A, con­sum­ing 261 kW per year. In offline mode, the tem­per­a­ture inside the closed refrig­er­a­tor is main­tained for 14 hours.

The 131L refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment has 3 tem­pered glass shelves and one fruit and veg­etable draw­er. The back­light is switched on by open­ing the reversible door. The defrost­ing sys­tem is drip.

The freez­er is locat­ed at the bot­tom and has two deep draw­ers. Tem­per­a­ture set­ting down to ‑18 °C is pos­si­ble. Defrost­ing is done man­u­al­ly.

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 261 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class BUT
Over­all vol­ume 173 l
Noise lev­el 42 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 54.50x142.50x57.20 cm

Pros and cons

Com­pact, the com­pres­sor makes lit­tle noise, spare parts are avail­able in most work­shops
Nar­row shelves, light­ing often fails

16. Indesit ES 18

Indesit ES 18. Photo: market.yandex.ru
Inde­sit ES 18. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Bud­get two-cham­ber refrig­er­a­tor with a vol­ume of 318 liters. It is enough for a fam­i­ly of 3–4 house­holds. The main vol­ume con­tains 2 draw­ers for veg­eta­bles and fruits and 4 tem­pered glass shelves. The side walls are pro­vid­ed with guides for rear­rang­ing the shelves. The door has secure com­part­ments for bot­tles and bags.

The freez­er with two draw­ers is locat­ed at the bot­tom. It has a small com­part­ment for quick freez­ing. Man­u­al defrost­ing, drip method.

The refrig­er­a­tor con­sumes 271 kW per year and belongs to class A accord­ing to this para­me­ter. Dur­ing a pow­er out­age, it keeps the tem­per­a­ture in closed com­part­ments for up to 15 hours. The doors can be hung from the right side to the left, there is an alarm for loose clos­ing.

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 467 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class B
Over­all vol­ume 318 l
Noise lev­el 39 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 60x185x62 cm

Pros and cons

Large freez­er, low pow­er con­sump­tion
The first days of work is noisy, then the noise sub­sides
Freez­ers for the home

Indis­pens­able equip­ment for the prepa­ra­tion of prod­ucts for a long peri­od

17. Pozis RK-102W

Pozis RK-102 W. Photo: market.yandex.ru
Pozis RK-102 W. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

A clas­sic appa­ra­tus with two cham­bers and one refrig­er­a­tion unit. Thanks to the eco­nom­i­cal ener­gy class A++ and the vol­ume of 285 liters, this mod­el is opti­mal for a small fam­i­ly.

The refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment has 3 mov­able shelves and two draw­ers for fruits and veg­eta­bles. The door has slots for bot­tles and small prod­ucts. On the back wall there is a drip defrost­ing chan­nel. The light­ing is con­trolled by a con­tact switch when the door is opened.

The 80 l freez­er is locat­ed at the bot­tom. It is equipped with two con­tain­ers and is defrost­ed man­u­al­ly. When the pow­er is turned off, the tem­per­a­ture is main­tained in the refrig­er­a­tor for 13 hours if the doors are not opened.

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 394.2 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class AT
Over­all vol­ume 285 l
Noise lev­el 40 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 60x162x63 cm

Pros and cons

Suf­fi­cient­ly large vol­ume, low ener­gy con­sump­tion, clas­sic design
Peri­od­ic com­pres­sor noise is pos­si­ble, plas­tic shelves and draw­ers are not strong enough

18.Samsung RS64R5331B4

Samsung RS64R5331B4.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Sam­sung RS64R5331B4. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Big fridge for a big fam­i­ly. The invert­er com­pres­sor moves the air even­ly through­out the inte­ri­or for opti­mal cool­ing. The car­bon fil­ter cleans the air of odors. The unit is con­trolled from the elec­tron­ic pan­el. 465 kW is con­sumed per year, which cor­re­sponds to the ener­gy con­sump­tion class A +.

The refrig­er­a­tor has an incred­i­bly styl­ish design with a steel-col­ored front. Its cham­ber is locat­ed ver­ti­cal­ly, on the right is a refrig­er­a­tor with a vol­ume of 415 liters, on the left is a nar­row­er freez­er with a vol­ume of 202 liters.

In the refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment there are many shelves and draw­ers for prod­ucts, in the door there are cells for bot­tles and bot­tles.

On the door of the freez­er there is a small niche with a tap for sup­ply­ing chilled water from the inter­nal tank. There is also an ice mak­er that does not inter­fere with shelves and con­tain­ers. Both cham­bers are cleared of ice by the No Frost sys­tem.

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 465 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A+
Over­all vol­ume 617 l
Noise lev­el 41 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 91.20x178x71.60 cm

Pros and cons

Ice Mak­er, Cold Water Tank, No Frost Sys­tem
No fresh­ness zone 0 °C for meat

19. Hotpoint-Ariston HF 9201 XRO

Hotpoint-Ariston HF 9201 X RO.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Hot­point-Aris­ton HF 9201 X RO. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The mod­ern and spa­cious refrig­er­a­tor (247 l) Hot­point-Aris­ton HF 9201 X RO has a pow­er­ful ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem with a built-in air ozona­tor. Thanks to this, air flows are dis­trib­uted even­ly through­out the refrig­er­a­tor, and the growth and devel­op­ment of bac­te­ria is exclud­ed. The device has a “fresh­ness zone” with min­i­mum humid­i­ty and tem­per­a­ture (close to 0°) for the stor­age of per­ish­able prod­ucts. The freez­er is equipped with an anti-icing sys­tem. The noise lev­el is slight­ly high­er than that of ana­logues, but does not exceed the per­mis­si­ble 40 dB. The touch screen makes con­trol­ling the cool­ing modes extreme­ly easy.

In the event of a pow­er fail­ure, the refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment keeps cold for 13 hours. The device con­sumes 323 kWh, ener­gy effi­cien­cy class — A +. The Hol­i­day func­tion will help save ener­gy when the refrig­er­a­tor is par­tial­ly loaded and the door is rarely opened. The pack­age includes a brack­et for bot­tles (above the door) and a stand for eggs. Accord­ing to cus­tomer reviews, extra­ne­ous noise is often heard dur­ing the oper­a­tion of the device (crack­ling), and also a freez­er with­out light­ing freezes food for a long time (9 kg per day).

Main characteristics

Ener­gy con­sump­tion 323 kWh
Ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A+
Over­all vol­ume 322 l
Num­ber of cam­eras 2
Noise lev­el 40 dB
Dimen­sions (WxHxD) 60x200x69 cm

Pros and cons

High-qual­i­ty anti-icing sys­tem, built-in air ozona­tor, not eas­i­ly soiled front facade
Freez­er with­out back­light, extra­ne­ous noise dur­ing oper­a­tion (clicks, crack­ling), aver­age freez­ing speed (9 kg / day)

Leaders of the Past

1. Weissgauff WFD 486 NFX

Weissgauff WFD 486 NFX.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Weiss­gauff WFD 486 NFX. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Pre­mi­um unit with two refrig­er­a­tors and one freez­er. At the same time, the dimen­sions of the refrig­er­a­tor are small and fit per­fect­ly into any kitchen. The invert­er com­pres­sor con­sumes 323 kW per year, which cor­re­sponds to the A+ ener­gy class. The noise lev­el, how­ev­er, does not exceed 43 dB. The oper­a­tion of the refrig­er­a­tor is con­trolled by means of a touch dig­i­tal dis­play.

Two refrig­er­at­ing cham­bers with a total vol­ume of 268 liters are equipped with glass shelves with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of rearrange­ment. Plus there are sev­er­al con­tain­ers for fruits and veg­eta­bles. There is a fresh­ness zone for stor­ing defrost­ed prod­ucts.

The freez­er with a capac­i­ty of 133 liters is locat­ed at the bot­tom and has a super-freeze mode. 6 con­tain­ers with indi­vid­ual tem­per­a­ture set­ting pro­vide the best food stor­age con­di­tions. The min­i­mum pos­si­ble tem­per­a­ture in the freez­er is ‑22 °C.

Defrost­ing type Full No Frost works in all cham­bers of the refrig­er­a­tor, so that frost does not form any­where. The facade is made in the mod­ern Cross­Door style with imi­ta­tion of stain­less steel.

Pros and cons

The refrig­er­a­tor is deep, holds a lot of prod­ucts, makes lit­tle noise, does not need to be defrost­ed
Egg stand not includ­ed

2.Hisense RC-67WS4SAW

Hisense RC-67WS4SAW.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Hisense RC-67WS4SAW. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The orig­i­nal design with a pre­dom­i­nance of black is good for a mod­ern kitchen with orig­i­nal fur­nish­ings. The elec­tron­i­cal­ly con­trolled invert­er com­pres­sor pro­vides high-qual­i­ty ven­ti­la­tion while main­tain­ing the opti­mum tem­per­a­ture. And it con­sumes no more than 405 kW per year, refer­ring to the ener­gy con­sump­tion class A +.

The 339 l refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment is equipped with four glass shelves and two plas­tic draw­ers. There is light­ing and an audi­ble alarm for the open door. Defrost­ing takes place using No Frost tech­nol­o­gy.

The 177L freez­er also has mul­ti­ple shelves and draw­ers.

Pros and cons

Large vol­ume, No Frost sys­tem, styl­ish design
Exte­ri­or sur­faces get dirty eas­i­ly

How to choose a refrigerator

It would seem: a refrig­er­a­tor is a refrig­er­a­tor, and what to choose? How­ev­er, they have a num­ber of vari­eties and func­tions that are very impor­tant for some users and use­less for oth­ers. Answers ques­tions from read­ers Pavel KomarovHead of the House­hold Appli­ances and Elec­tron­ics cat­e­go­ry at Avi­to.

First of all, you should pay atten­tion to the fol­low­ing aspects:


Before going to the store, you need to mea­sure the avail­able space with a tape mea­sure, make sure there is enough space to open the doors of the refrig­er­a­tor and check for sock­ets next to it.

Refrigerator type

Mod­ern refrig­er­a­tors are sin­gle, dou­ble and mul­ti-cham­ber. For a small space, sin­gle-cham­ber devices con­sist­ing only of a refrig­er­at­ing cham­ber are suit­able. How­ev­er, the best option is two-cham­ber refrig­er­a­tors.

Such mod­els include refrig­er­at­ing and freez­ing com­part­ments inde­pen­dent of each oth­er. It is impor­tant to note that the pow­er of the freez­er is indi­cat­ed by snowflakes — the more there are, the longer the shelf life of food.

Refrigerator volume

To cal­cu­late the min­i­mum vol­ume of a refrig­er­a­tor for a fam­i­ly, you can use the fol­low­ing for­mu­la: 120 liters for 1 per­son + 60 liters for each fam­i­ly mem­ber. It is also impor­tant to con­sid­er eat­ing habits — if you plan to cook a lot, it is bet­ter to take a larg­er refrig­er­a­tor.