To date, the most technologically advanced compressors in domestic refrigerators are inverter-type compressors. They are capable of smoothly regulating their own capacity in contrast to the usual ones that cyclically switch on at full power and completely switch off. Inverter compressors are significantly quieter than conventional compressors and much more economical.
Rating of the best refrigerators with inverter compressor
|Best fridge with inverter compressor||5||Samsung RT-25 HAR4DWW||23 810€|
|4||LG GA-B489 TGRF||66 995€|
|3||Samsung RB-37 J5200SA||37 900€|
|2||LG GA-B489 ZVSP||47 025€|
|1||Samsung RB-33 J3420BC||34 770€|
Expertology experts have reviewed the characteristics of popular models of refrigerators with inverter compressors and have made a rating of the most successful variants for you. All models described below have the following general characteristics:
- Refrigerator and freezer defrosting system – No Frost;
- one cooling circuit for both chambers (one compressor);
- Refrigerant – isobutane (R600a);
- Energy efficiency class – not lower than “A+”;
- electronic control panel with LCD display (except Samsung RT-25 HAR4DWW);
- Possibility to re-hang the doors (except Samsung RT-25 HAR4DWW);
- glass shelves.
Samsung RT-25 HAR4DWW
Samsung refrigerators brand RT-25 HAR4DWWW synverter compressor produce at the Samsung plant in Vietnam. This is a compact model with the size of 55.5×67.4×169.8 cm. It is manufactured in the snow-white color in the metal and plastic enclosure.
Compact dimensions of this model are implemented due to the freezing chamber – its volume is only 53 l. The volume of the refrigerating chamber – 202 l. Includes ice generator – the other models in the review do not have this option.
Annual energy consumption of the refrigerator is 253 kWh, the declared by the manufacturer noise level is not higher than 40 dB. Freezing capacity 3.5 kg per day. Climate class – from normal to tropical.
Functionality of the Samsung RT-25 HAR4DWW is noticeably limited compared to other models in the rating. No possibility to re-hang the doors, no acoustic signal for an open door, no fresh zone and no display. Mode control is mechanical. All these limitations make the significant advantage of affordable price stand out.
- there is an ice generator;
- affordable price.
- no possibility to re-hang the doors;
- Small volume of the freezing chamber.
LG GA-B489 TGRF
LG GA-B489 TGRF refrigerators are manufactured at LG assembly plant in Moscow region. This is a multifunctional and quite expensive premium model. The high class is revealed by the very design: expressive red color of the case with unobtrusive drawing, glass trim of the doors, futuristic screen of the control panel.
The dimensions of the refrigerator are 59.5×68.8×200 cm, weight – 97 kg. Refrigerator compartment volume is 196 l, freezer compartment volume is 105 l. Freezer is placed on the bottom. Provides a “zero” chamber without a separate door for the fresh zone of 17 liters.
LG GA-B489 TGRF features high energy efficiency – class “A++” with consumption up to 256 kWh per year, within which a very decent cooling capacity is realized. So, the freezing capacity of this model makes up to 14 kg per day, autonomous cold keeping in the freezer – 14 hours. Energy-saving “Vacation” mode and super-freezing in the freezer.
The strongest point of LG GA-B489 TGRF is the application of high technology and various innovations: Bio Shield anti-bacterial door seal, fresh zone with Opti temp technology, FRESHBalancer humidity level regulator, Wi-Fi with Smart ThinQ connection and other useful options.
- stylish design;
- child protection;
- high price.
Samsung RB-37 J5200SA
Samsung RB-37 J5200SA refrigerators with inverter compressor are manufactured in Poland. The model is executed in the silver body made of metal and plastic. Linear dimensions of the refrigerator – 59.5×67.5×201 cm. At the same time, its capacity is noticeably greater than that of many other models of the same size.
The volume of the freezing chamber is 98 l, that of the refrigerating chamber is as much as 269 l. Freezer compartment is located on the bottom. Such space efficiency is achieved by Space Max Technology™ – thinner walls with thermal insulation that does not reduce energy efficiency.
Annual power consumption of this model is up to 314 kWh. Freezing capacity – up to 12 kg of food per day. Autonomous cold keeping in the freezer up to 18 hours. There is a mode “Vacation” and superfreezing. Provides for a fresh zone – the manufacturer positions it as the best place to store meat and fish.
The claimed noise level of 38 dB, while not a record, is fair – there are virtually no complaints from real users about this parameter not conforming in proper operation.
- stylish design;
- quiet operation;
- Narrow temperature control range.
LG GA-B489 ZVSP
LG GA-B489 ZVSP refrigerators are assembled of ready-made spare parts in Russia at LG own assembly plant. Made in a silver metal housing with aluminum door handles.
The refrigerator enclosure dimensions are 59.5×68.8×200 cm, weight without packing – 89 kg. The refrigerating chamber volume is 230 l together with the zero chamber that is allocated for the fresh zone (17 l). Freezer compartment volume with bottom placement – 105 l. The freshness zone is humid, consists of two compartments with the possibility of separate temperature control.
This model belongs to the same high energy efficiency class A++ as the LG GA-B489 TGRF being even less demanding in terms of power consumption – up to 246 kWh per year. Freezing capacity up to 14 kg per day. Standalone cold storage is not provided. There is a super-freezing and a “Vacation” mode. Uniform temperature on all levels is maintained by M
- ti Air Flow.
- No autonomous cold storage.
- stylish design;
- quiet operation;
- high autonomy;
- no freshness zone;
- No freezer backlight.
The claimed noise level of this model does not exceed 40 dB. Climatic classes – from subnormal to subtropical.
Samsung RB-33 J3420BC
Samsung RB-33 J3420BC refrigerators with a twin-verter compressor are manufactured in Poland. The efforts of the designers were aimed at minimizing the final cost with maximum functionality preserved. Designed in a stylish black body that attracts even by its appearance.
The size of the unit is 59.5×66.8×185 cm, refrigerator compartment volume: 230 l, freezer compartment volume: 98 l. The freezer compartment is located from below. No backlight in the freezer. This is not uncommon for two-compartment refrigerators, but here the users are often dissatisfied with it because of its not too high price, but also not the lowest one. Also, this model does not have a fresh zone.
The model belongs to the energy efficiency class “A +” with annual consumption up to 280 kWh. Within this capacity, the refrigerator is capable of freezing up to 12 kg of food per day. Time of autonomous cold keeping – up to 20 hours Climatic classes – from subnormal to subtropical. Autonomous cold keeping – up to 20 hours.
This is one of the quietest refrigerators even among the inverter ones – up to 37 dB.