5 Refrigerator Brands In India (Most Reliable Ones)

Refrigerators have become an inevitable part of our kitchen nowadays. Having access to a bottle of chilled water in the middle of a summer day is great!

But finding the best refrigerator for your home is not an easy task as it seems. It requires a lot of research and analysis. One such analysis is finding a reliable refrigerator brand which you can trust for years to come.

In this article, I’ll cover the top 5 best refrigerator brands in India which make high-quality refrigerators for different classes of people.

At a glance, the best refrigerator brands in India that you can trust are,

  1. Samsung
  2. LG
  3. Whirlpool
  4. Haier
  5. Godrej

Let’s have a deeper look into each of these brands with the help of their technologies and different models.

1. Samsung

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Samsung is undoubtedly one of the leading home appliances and electronics giants in India with a vast majority of happy customers.

It is a South Korean conglomerate which started in 1938 as a trading company and then diversified their business into all the possible areas over the next few decades.

They are currently the global market leader in smartphone technologies and home appliances with a wide range of products aimed specifically at different countries and masses.

Samsung has been there in India for quite a long time and they’re people’s favourite in multiple categories of products.

Types of Samsung refrigerators available in the Indian market: 

  • Single Door/Direct Cool Refrigerators
  • Double Door/Frost Free Refrigerators
  • Convertible Refrigerators
  • Side By Side Refrigerators
  • French Door Refrigerators
  • Smart Refrigerators with WiFi (Family Hub)

2. LG

LG is one of the leading home appliances and electronics giants in India with a vast majority of happy customers along with Samsung.

It has been the first choice for home appliances in India for many households over the last few decades. “Life’s Good” is their marketing slogan from the day of launch and it has been true for many homes.

It is also a South Korean conglomerate corporation which started in 1947 as a chemical company and then grew their business into different fields like electronics, power and energy, health care, etc over the next few decades.

They are currently the global market leader in OLED display technologies and home appliances with a wide range of products specifically made for developing countries with middle-class people in mind.

Their refrigerator range starts from Rs 8000 and can go up to Rs 2 lakhs for their premium models made exclusively for the ultra-rich in India.

Types of LG refrigerators available in the Indian market as of now: 

  • Single Door/Direct Cool Refrigerators
  • Double Door/Frost Free Refrigerators
  • Convertible Refrigerators
  • Side By Side Refrigerators
  • French Door Refrigerators
  • Smart Refrigerators (Signature Series Door In Door)

3. Whirlpool

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Whirlpool is an American business conglomerate focussing on major home appliances and technologies. 

They have a huge market base in North America, Europe and South Asia.

Whirlpool entered the Indian market in the late 1980s and founded a joint venture with the TVS Group and established their first manufacturing unit in Pondicherry and started manufacturing washing machines.

After a few years, In 1995, they acquired Kelvinator India Limited and gave an entry into the refrigerator market. 

The same year, the company acquired major shares in TVS joint venture and later in 1996, Kelvinator and TVS acquisitions were merged to create Whirlpool of India Limited. 

As of now, Whirlpool of India Limited headquartered in Gurgaon and owns three manufacturing facilities at Faridabad, Pondicherry and Pune.

Their refrigerator range starts from Rs 8000 and can go up to Rs 2 lakhs for their premium side by side and french door models made with WiFi.

Types of Whirlpool refrigerators available in the Indian market as of now: 

  • Mini Refrigerators
  • Single Door/Direct Cool Refrigerators
  • Double Door/Frost Free Refrigerators
  • Triple Door Refrigerator
  • Bottom Mount Refrigerators
  • Convertible Refrigerators
  • Side By Side Refrigerators
  • French Door Refrigerators

4. Haier

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When it comes to budget appliances, Haier is a respected competitor in India. They make some of the best budget appliances in the refrigerators space.

Haier Corporation is a Chinese multinational consumer and home appliances company with its headquarters in Qingdao, China.

According to data released by Euromonitor, Haier is the number one brand globally in major appliances for 10 consecutive years from 2009–2018. 

In 2019, Haier Smart Home ranked 448 on Fortune’s Global 500 list with a revenue of $27.7 billion.

Haier entered the US market in 1999. In the US it focused mainly on two markets: compact refrigerators and electric wine cellars. 

Later Haier expanded their business and began to manufacture full-sized refrigerators for the North American market. 

Unlike all other manufacturers, Haier came to India very late. Haier Appliances India started its commercial operations in January 2004 with headquarters in New Delhi.

It was listed among the top 20 most trusted brands in India by The Brand Trust Report, a study conducted by Trust Research Advisory.

Haier surpassed Whirlpool to become the fourth largest refrigerator producer in terms of sales with a global market share of 6.3% in the year 2009.

Types of Haier refrigerators available in the Indian market as of now: 

  • Mini Refrigerators
  • Single Door/Direct Cool Refrigerators
  • Double Door/Frost Free Refrigerators
  • Bottom Mount Refrigerators
  • Convertible Refrigerators
  • Side By Side Refrigerators
  • French Door Refrigerators

5. Godrej

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If you are a kind of nationalist, who purchases only products from Indian origin brands, then Godrej is the best option for you in the home and kitchen appliances space.

Godrej Group is an Indian multinational conglomerate with business in several industries like Aerospace, agriculture, chemicals, consumer appliances, properties, etc.

Even though they are a multinational company, their primary focus is to satisfy Indian customers with exceptionally high-quality products at a reasonable price.

As a company, Godrej was founded in 1897 making it the oldest brand in this list. 

But the consumer products and appliances were started in 2001 by rebranding their already existing legendary Godrej Soaps Ltd.

In the past, the majority of the Godrej products were focussed on the middle class and low-income people who cannot afford products from other brands. 

But now the difference is narrowed down to a level that there is not much of a price difference between Godrej and other brands.

Types of Godrej refrigerators available in the Indian market as of now: 

  • Single Door/Direct Cool Refrigerators
  • Double Door/Frost Free Refrigerators
  • Convertible Refrigerators
  • Smart Refrigerators (Godrej NXW)

Apart from these brands, there are other major players like Bosch, Panasonic, Hisense, Amazonbasics, etc in the refrigerator market. But the majority of the market share is kept by the above listed 5 brands.

If you are looking for the best refrigerator to buy for your home, have a look at our dedicated articles on different categories.

  • Best Single Door Refrigerators in India (Direct Cool)
  • Best Double Door Refrigerators in India (Frost Free)
  • Best Convertible Refrigerators in India

I’m pretty sure that these articles will definitely help you with choosing the perfect one which suits all your needs.

So what do you think about these brands? What is your experience with them? Let us know in the comments section.

Also, if you have any doubts feel free to ask it in the comments section below. Someone from our team of experts will get back to you as fast as possible. 

Thanks for reading.

Have a great day and happy shopping.

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