- Rating of the best Russian refrigerators
- The best Russian single-chamber refrigerators
- Biryusa 110
- ozis Sviyaga 410-1 W
- Saratov 550 (201b)
- Advantages of
- Biryusa 50
- Saratov 451 (KSH 160)
- The best Russian two-chamber refrigerators
- Biryusa G649
- ozis RK-102 Bg
- Advantages of
- Saratov 263 (KSHD-200/30)
- ozis RK-101 W
- Stinol STS 185
- Saratov 209 (KShD 275/65)
- Advantages of
- ozis Mir 244-1 W
There is a controversial opinion about the quality of foreign assembly. Some people praise it and are very proud to buy a refrigerator with a loud name. The other says that half of the goods of the famous brands are assembled in China, that is why there is no sense to overpay. As an alternative, we offer the review of the best Russian refrigerators which are made directly in the Russian Federation. Although brands like Indesit, Hotpoint-Ariston, LG, Bosch and Siemens also manufacture some of their products in the RF, we will focus here on the products of originally Russian brands. Such units cost less, the service center is usually located closer, and the quality and functionality have increased noticeably in recent years.
Rating of the best Russian refrigerators
|The best Russian single-chamber refrigerators||1||Biryusa 110||12 885€|
ozis Sviyaga 410-1 W
|3||Saratov 550 (201b)||14 990€|
|4||Biryusa 50||6 500€|
|5||Saratov 451 (KSH 160)||14 890€|
|The best Russian two-chamber refrigerators||1||Biryusa G649||26 100€|
ozis RK-102 Bg
|3||Saratov 263 (KShD-200/30)||15 990€|
ozis RK-101 W
|5||Stinol STS 185||20 970€|
|6||Saratov 209 (KSD 275/65)||17 690€|
ozis Mir 244-1 W
The best Russian single-chamber refrigerators
When selecting nominees we focused on the popularity of sales and customer feedback. This explains what kind of failures the owners face in the future, what is the compressor life, the quality of the plastic, the resistance of metal to corrosion, etc. d. The features and functionality were also considered by the experts to determine the best Russian models. In this category collected single-chamber fridges that are practical for compact kitchens and small families. Even more products are relevant for rented houses, hostels, offices.
The Russian unit has the dimensions of 122x48x60 cm and contains inside 180 l of useful volume. The 27 L refrigerator is located at the top and has its own plastic door. Under the cooling compartment the rest 153 l. The space is divided by three glass shelves and the vegetable drawer is provided at the bottom. Electromechanical control is reliable, as there is almost nothing to break there. But you have to defrost both compartments manually. The model weighs 38 kg and it is not difficult to move it to another corner even for one person. The volume of the Russian unit is claimed to be 40 dB, but some may occasionally rattle or growl. In order to eliminate this, it is necessary to level it and check whether the tubes of compressor touch each other. Thanks to this, it is possible to reduce all annoying sounds to a minimum. But the warranty for the product for 3 years exceeds what is offered by foreign manufacturers.
According to reviews, owners like the Russian model with pleasant LED lighting, tight closing of the main door (good gasket rubber) and high-quality paint finish. Another thing that users note is the convenient shelves and the absence of unpleasant odor from the plastic. We recommend this model for a family of two as one of the most economical models, but with decent quality.
- affordable price;
- good backlighting;
- Modern appearance;
- The smooth outer surface without scratches;
- quality plastic.
- manual defrosting is necessary;
- No scale of cooling modes – the regulator rotation is “by eye”;
- Some have had trouble fixing the freezer door.
ozis Sviyaga 410-1 W
Another Russian manufacturer offers the compact Sviyaga 410-1 refrigerator, which has dimensions of 91x60x61 cm and holds 160 l. With such a size, the developers managed to provide space for freezing up to 32 liters of food. The remaining 128 liters are allocated for the refrigerator compartment. Energy class of the “baby” A, so the single compressor unit “winds up” only 171 kW per year. Freezer temperature goes down to -12 degrees, which means fish and meat won’t go to waste. According to the reviews, it easily holds several packs of dumplings and butter. The warranty on the model is 3 years, and the estimated service life is stated up to 10 years.
Russian compact refrigerator is distinguished by reliable drip system of defrosting of the main chamber. Thanks to this, it can be left unattended on for long periods of time without fear that it will build up ice and the temperature will rise. We recommend this option for dachas, which are visited from spring to fall. Judging by the reviews, Russian household appliances work without faults and need to be defrosted once a year.
- diode indication of operation on the upper board;
- The doors can be re-hung;
- There is a freezer of 32 liters;
- 3 years warranty.
- It is necessary to ensure that the door of the freezer is tightly closed.
Saratov 550 (201b)
This Russian model without a freezer, which gives 122 l large volume of the refrigerating chamber, with external dimensions of 87x50x59 cm. Also, the ice does not freeze on the top, so it is not necessary to defrost frequently. The product is optimal for storing lunchboxes in the office. The refrigerator has a neat look and is easy to find space for. Doors can be hinged to either side, for easy opening of the door. In one year such a unit consumes 347 kW. This is class D for energy efficiency. The manufacturer issues a 3-year warranty on the goods, so you can not worry about the key nodes. Inside, there are sturdy glass shelves and a container for oil. Hidden type handles do not stick out, which means that it is impossible to catch clothes with them accidentally.
Reviews show that the Russian unit cools well, sometimes even hands freeze when you grab the products near the wall. Creamy butter is always solid. At the same time it works on 4 modes (6 in total). Also it is equipped with a compressor from the Belarusian manufacturer Atlant, not from the Chinese firms no name.
- The doors can be opened to either side;
- Cools well;
- There is a reserve of cold-productivity;
- neat appearance.
- energy efficiency class D;
- When the compressor is ringing sound – it is better not to put in a living room;
- no freezer.
The Russian refrigerator Biryusa 50 is the smallest of all existing single-compartment units. It is almost square in size – 47x45x49 cm. Weight of 15 kg allows one person to lift and rearrange it. The neat cube fits easily on a table or drawer, so you don’t have to squat or bend over to pick up food. The total volume is 46 liters, but the Russian manufacturer managed to create here also a freezer for 1 liter, where you can put the oil. Manual defrosting of the chambers and the volume is 42 dB. Temperature adjustment is done with the rotary toggle switch of the mechanical relay in the upper right corner. Fridge compartment is divided by one shelf (metal grid), which can be removed to place large products. The doors have a large bottle tray and a small tray for eggs or medicine.
According to the reviews, the refrigerator operates reliably without interruptions. The owners also note the minimum noise level from it. Since you can’t fit a pot inside (only the containers fit), we recommend the product for storing the brakes in the office or on a floating vessel.
- a very reasonable price;
- compact dimensions;
- There is a mini-freezer;
- 2-year warranty;
- minimal noise.
- the outer walls are a little warm;
- the pot does not fit in;
- No interior light.
Saratov 451 (KSH 160)
The Saratov 451 refrigerator completes the category of the Russian single-chamber models which is available in white or gray color of the case. The dimensions of the goods are 116x48x60 cm. Useful volume here is 165 liters, divided into 150 and 15 liters. On the right side of the freezer there is a temperature regulator, convenient for access when adjusting settings. The drip defrost system of the main compartment does not require frequent switching off the compressor. It is enough to wipe the surfaces and clean the drain duct once in three months, and it is possible to defrost the fridge once a year. There are three glass shelves inside, which are easy to rearrange thanks to additional supports on the walls. You model the height of the compartments yourself, depending on the size of dishes and food.
Reviews characterize the model as a reliable and durable at ambient temperatures of +30 … +33 degrees. Users have repeatedly filled the compartments to the top, but the shelves carry the load perfectly, and the compressor manages to cool everything so that nothing is lost. The main disadvantage is considered ice buildup around the perimeter of the freezer door, which causes the hinges to pop out, but this can be prevented by adjusting the temperature.
- three shelves are adjustable in height;
- capacious trays on the door;
- it is possible to change the opening side;
- drip defrosting system;
- 3 year warranty.
- weak freezer door hinges – pop out from ice build-up.
The best Russian two-chamber refrigerators
Products in this category are most often bought for use by 2-4 users. They serve well in the apartment and in the country house. Presence of two chambers with two doors makes it easier to access the freezer compartment and helps to keep the cold better and, therefore, to save the energy consumption.
This full-size refrigerator of Russian production has the dimensions of 207x62x60 cm and has a capacity of 380 l. There is a huge 135-liter freezer with four shelves that most housewives like for its capacity (many competitors have three shelves). Ideal for storing peppers, raspberries, strawberries and herbs for the winter. The second compartment with a temperature of +1 … +8 degrees has a volume of 245 liters, so you can store cooked meals for 3-4 family members there. Drip-type defrosting system requires no user intervention. Light alarm goes off if you leave the door open. Autonomously cold will last up to 17 hours if the 220V power supply is lost. In one year, a Class A refrigerator consumes 374 kW.
The Russian model is notable for its freezing capacity of 7 kg per day. This is an average value, to which not all the devices of the famous Korean and Italian brands reach. This characteristic is relevant if you like to go shopping at once for a week, bringing home a few bags of groceries. The refrigerator cools everything quickly and preserves the color, flavor, and aroma of the food.
- hidden handles;
- smooth external corners;
- light alarm;
- possibility of re-hanging the sash;
- Reliable electromechanical control.
- Children can’t reach the top shelves at 180 cm level; 8 Pozis RK-102 Bg excellent LED lighting; 8 Pozis RK-102 Bg.
ozis RK-102 Bg
Among the inexpensive, but roomy refrigerators made in Russia, the model Pozis RK-102 Bg is popular. It is available in beige or black color that gives a small choice for the kitchen interior. The size of the technique 162x63x60 cm, and the useful volume of 285 liters. Of these, 80 liters are in the freezer and 205 liters in the refrigerator compartment. The single-compressor unit freezes meat at -18 degrees Celsius at a rate of 4 kg/day. Will keep refrigerated for up to 13 hours. The control here is electromechanical and breaks down very rarely, that is why the Russian company is not afraid to give a guarantee of 3 years for the goods. In terms of power consumption, the refrigerator belongs to class A++, consuming 226 kW per year. Drip-through defrosting system simplifies maintenance and only requires periodic cleaning of the drain system.
Judging by the reviews, the customers like the refrigerator because of the quiet operation of the compressor (some customers have the appliances standing 5 meters away from the bed), perfect LED lighting and the presence of two wheels instead of the supporting legs. It makes it easy to roll the large unit to the desired place.
- excellent LED lighting;
- 3 years warranty;
- Capacious door trays;
- drip defrosting system.
- front plastic legs are tight – to adjust the height, some had to turn them with a wrench.
Saratov 263 (KSHD-200/30)
The refrigerating compartment of the Russian unit has 165 l., and the freezer has 30 l. The compartment for the frozen foods is located on top. Concealed handles increase the safety of using the technique in a confined space. Electromechanical relay to control the microclimate. Excess moisture in the compartments runs down the rear wall when the compressor is not in use and is removed outside. When the motor resumes activity, water evaporates from its heating into the room, promoting humidification. Reviews show that at ambient temperature of +33 degrees, the freezer keeps the stated -18º C. Owners also praise the product for its neat appearance and high-quality assembly.
Among the refrigerators made in Russia with the useful volume of about 200 liters, this one is one of the narrowest. Thanks to the width of the case of 48 cm, it is easier to place it in a small kitchen. Competitor models often have a width of 60-63 cm, taking up countertop space. With the fridge “Saratov 263” you will have a slightly larger work surface (in the subsequent customization of the kitchen).
- 3 years warranty;
- robust electromechanical control;
- automatic defrosting system;
- narrow body 48 cm.
- Some people do not always light up the light bulb when opening the door;
- Operates with the outdated R12 type of refrigerant.
ozis RK-101 W
Russian two-compartment refrigerator for 250 liters has a freezer of 80 liters with two drawers, and a refrigerator compartment of 170 liters, equipped with three shelves and two vegetable trays. The dimensions of the kitchen appliances are 146x60x63 cm. Single-compressor model operates with R600a refrigerant and consumes 215 kW per year. The automatic defrosting in the refrigerating compartment does not require regular switching off the device. If the voltage is lost, the device is guaranteed to keep perishable food for another 13 hours (frozen fish, meat, semi-finished products). The refrigerator can freeze up to 4 kg per day.
Many reviews praise the Russian product for its quiet operation. For some people it is so silent that the functioning is determined only by tactile sensations (slight vibration on the body). Of course, if you open the door, the diode indication on the top panel will immediately indicate the state of the unit. We recommend this product for studio apartments, where there is no wall partition between the kitchen and the living room.
- concealed location of the handles;
- sturdy drawers;
- indication of operation;
- good lighting;
- High sides of side shelves.
- The drawers in the freezer are not transparent – it is not obvious where there is something.
Stinol STS 185
This is another one of the largest Russian refrigerators with a size of 185x62x60 cm, with an internal volume of 339 l. It is divided into 235 and 104 liters, providing enough space for a family of 3-4 people. But the freezing capacity here is only 2 kg/day, so the product is located below the analogues in size. Four shelves in the refrigerating compartment can be rearranged on different levels, which allows to put a big cake, watermelon of 10 kg or a whole roasted duck in it. Glass shelves are easy to remove and are sized to fit most dishwashers. One reciprocating compressor is responsible for the cooling capacity, consuming 467 kW per year. Superfluous moisture is removed by drip defrosting system, that is why the compartments do not freeze. Without electricity, the Russian model will keep cold for another 15 hours.
Russian roomy refrigerator stands out for its extra anti-corrosion treatment of the metal before painting. It protects the cabinet better from moisture. We recommend the product if you plan to install it next to the sink.
- roomy freezer with a capacity of 104 l;
- hinged doors;
- Many levels to rearrange the shelves;
- Body metal is protected against corrosion by an additional zinc treatment.
- B power consumption class;
- 1 year warranty only;
- Freezing capacity 2 kg/day.
Saratov 209 (KShD 275/65)
The refrigerator of the Russian production has the sizes 163h60h60 cm and is endowed with useful volume of 275 l. And the developers decided to place the freezer at the bottom. On the one hand, it is convenient for more frequent use of the refrigerating chamber, but on the other hand, it has led to the placement of the handles at the level of the knees. The designers used an interesting combination of tinted and white plastic inside, which improved the interior. The two freezer drawers are not the same, but divided into large and small, so they are convenient for storing both frozen fruit and chicken carcasses. As with its other models, the Russian manufacturer gives a warranty of 3 years. Masters in reviews of the product praised for the work on non-flammable refrigerant R134. More professionals note the reliable Belarusian compressors, which are equipped with Russian appliances.
We singled out the refrigerator as the best in terms of accuracy of temperature maintenance. On the “two” in the summer in the refrigerated compartment maintained a stable figure +3 degrees. The compressor turns on for about 10 minutes and then rests for 25 minutes. Due to the short cycles, there is no excessive gap between the upper and lower temperature limits (other models can be turned on once every few hours, but the figures jump from +2 to +10 degrees).
- an interesting combination of white and tinted plastic;
- hinged doors;
- location of the freezer from the bottom;
- the body is easy to clean;
- 3 years warranty.
- Some have cracked door seals after a year;
- handles are located at knee level;
- The bulb shines more on the door than in the chamber.
ozis Mir 244-1 W
One more demanded Russian model with the dimensions of 168x62x60 cm and capacity of 290 l. Volume is divided into 230 and 60 liters accordingly, and the freezer is placed on the top. Both drip and static defrosting system is implemented. Freezing capacity is 3 kg/day and energy consumption in a year reaches 317 kW (class A). Despite the rather small size of the appliances, the Russian company comes with it 4 shelves for the refrigerator compartment (analogues usually have 3). You can organize the interior space to your liking thanks to additional supports on the side walls. Without light the appliance can operate autonomously for up to 9 hours.
Of the significant factors, because of which buyers like the product in reviews, – high-quality electromechanical control, well tolerating work in conditions of surging voltage. The electronic “brains” would have long ago gone into protection by stopping the work of the compressor or would have burnt out. And it pulls, even though the outlet may be 175 V, then 255 V. Among the little pleasures for users is the egg tray for 10 eggs instead of 6 or 8 like the imported models.
- The shelves can be rearranged by height;
- safe freon R600a;
- Energy class A;
- Superfreezing mode.
- Freezing capacity 3 kg/day.