Deep dive into the Best refrigerators under 12000 rupees.

I m in the business of consumer durables from past 20 years, i have seen so many changes in to the technologies for the cooling solutions.The demand of direct cool refrigerators is never ending, in our country. Gone are the days when you must have to buy a stabilizer for the safety of your refrigerator,

In late 70s and 80s there was only few brands in India although i was a kid that time but those models and there build quality was timeless.GEM(ORIGINAL FROM PHILADELPHIA),LEONARD AND VOLTAS WAS THE MARKET LEADERS THAT TIME.


There are only few refrigerator manufacturing companies in our country and rest of the companies are just outsourcing from others. Large home appliances cover the major part in the total turnover of any consumer durable dealer Or distributor which is close to 60% of annual turnover.

Here we are talking about direct cool refrigerators,Direct cool is one of the two major types of techniques used in domestic refrigerators, the other being the “frost-free” type. Direct-cool refrigerators produce the cooling effect by a natural convection process from cooled surfaces in the insulated compartment that is being cooled. Water vapor that contacts the cooled surface freezes. Therefore, unlike frost-free units, direct-cool units require manual defrosting of the interior. Direct cool is less expensive in production and in operation, as it consumes less energy.

Usually there is a tray on the bottom back side of the unit,which collects the water melted from the ice when you do manual defrosting and then it got vaporized because of the heat of the compressor, water collection tray is placed right above the compressor.

This article covers only the basic or entry level products of brands,so for more feature packed products you may have to spend or rise your budget a little more than 12000 rs ,features like more star rating,toughened glass,imported floral front sheet,chrome handle etc.Most of the companies are providing 10 years warranty on the compressor and 1 year warranty on product which is subject to certain terms and conditions. And there is no doubt about the durability of this product category, minimum expected average life of fridge is 10 years however my Electrolux refrigerator of 165 litre capacity is still in good shape from last 27 years.

Now in the following list i will cover all major brands to help you find the best refrigerators under 12000 Following is the list of those manufacturing companies/brands

  1. lg

  2. Samsung
  3. Godrej
  4. Whirlpool
  5. Videocon
  6. Haier
  7. Gem
  8. Voltas

1.  Samsung 192 L 2 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator (RR19T241BSE/NL, Elective Silver)




  • Direct-cool refrigerator; 192 litres capacity
  • Energy Rating: 2 Star
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor
  • Direct cool refrigerator: Economical and requires manual defrosting
  • 192L capacity: Suitable for family of 2 to 3 members
  • Energy Rating: 2 Star
  • Manufacturer warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor
  • Stabilizer free operation: 130v – 290v
  • Stylish crown door design, bar Chrome Handle and clean Back also in the box: 1 Refrigerator unit, user manual/ Warranty card


2.  Whirlpool 190 L 3 Star Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator (WDE 205 CLS 3S, Wine)



 .   Direct Cool Refrigerator, 190 L

  • Upto 9 Hour Cooling Retention during Power Cuts
  • Spacious storage – Store upto 3 2L bottles in bottle rack
  • Insulated Capillary Technology & Laminar Airflow
  • Auto-Connect to Home Inverter
  • Stabilizer Free Operation (Range: 130 V – 300 V)
  • Warranty: 1 Year on Product, 10 Years on Compressor



3. Haier 190 L 2 Star Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator (HRD-1902CMS-E, Marine Serenity)


  • Direct Cool Refrigerator: Economical and requires manual defrosting
  • 190 Ltr – Suitable for families with 2 to 3 members
  • 2 Star:  energy efficiency
  • 1 Year on Product & 10 year warranty on compressor
  • Compressor Type :Non Inverter
  • This new Direct Cool Refrigerator by Haier comes with a 10 years of warranty on compressor, 1 HIT (Hour Icing Technology), Base Drawer which gives you more Space , Toughened Glass Shelves & stabilizer free operation with operating range of 135-290V that protects the compressor from power fluctuations.


4. Godrej 200 L 3 Star ( 2019 ) Direct-Cool Single-Door Refrigerator (RD 2003 EW 3.2, Wine Red


  • Direct-cool refrigerator; 200 litres capacity
  • Energy Rating: 3 Star ; Starting voltage for safe operation: 140-260V ; Annual Electricity Consumption (In KWH): 210
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 10 years on compressor
  • Direct Cool, Single Door: Economical requires manual defrosting
  • Capacity 200 L: Suitable for families with 2-3 members
  • Shelf Type: Wired shelves


5. Koryo 190 L 3 Star Direct Cool Single Door Refrigerator (KDR210S3, Silver)




  • Direct Cool, Single Door Refrigerator, Capacity: 190L – Suitable for family of 2-3 members
  • Toughened Glass Shelves, Big size chiller tray, Large Vegetable Basket with Humidity Control Crisper, 2L bottle storage in door
  • R600a Eco friendly refrigerant, Stabilizer free operation
  • 1 hour fast ice making, Bright LED light inside, Clean back design
  • Warranty: 5 Years on Compressor and 1 year on Product

This article is only based on my deep detail study for the best refrigerator under 12000 in india,ALTHOUGH THERE IS TIGHT COMPETITION FOR BEST REFRIGERATOR IN INDIA,

how ever samsung 192 litre fridge is the best buy product at this time because of the prompt after sale service.

I hope this article helps you to buy the best refrigerator under 12000 rupees

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