7 best LG refrigerators — Rating 2022


Selection criteria

LG has a strong engi­neer­ing and exper­i­men­tal base to devel­op all kinds of inno­va­tions that improve the already seem­ing­ly per­fect mod­ern house­hold appli­ances. Of course, not all devel­op­ments are some­thing unique. And some aspects of the func­tion­al­i­ty of refrig­er­a­tors may even seem too loud, since often sonorous mar­ket­ing names get things that are not very sig­nif­i­cant at first glance.

Nev­er­the­less, it is often in some lit­tle thing that a huge plus for ease of use is hid­den. So, for exam­ple, some mod­els of refrig­er­a­tors are equipped with door closers, which guar­an­tees tight clos­ing of the door, because we often do it lit­er­al­ly “with­out look­ing”, and then we are faced with the extreme­ly unpleas­ant fact that the freez­er door was not tight­ly closed for half a day.

Or anoth­er seem­ing­ly small thing — a design with zero clear­ance. This means that the refrig­er­a­tor door opens com­plete­ly 90 degrees in the same plane as the side wall, which means that the refrig­er­a­tor can be placed close to the wall. These and oth­er lit­tle things, which in fact turn out to be extreme­ly con­ve­nient solu­tions, we will def­i­nite­ly point out and empha­size in the review.

Now about the choice itself. This review presents exam­ples of the best mod­els from dif­fer­ent price cat­e­gories, plus we also brought Side by Side form fac­tor refrig­er­a­tors into a sep­a­rate cat­e­go­ry.

From the rich­est assort­ment of LG refrig­er­a­tors, our experts chose these mod­els based on a com­bi­na­tion of objec­tive fac­tors and the results of user feed­back. We took into account the results of inde­pen­dent test­ing of both domes­tic and for­eign research lab­o­ra­to­ries and con­sumer com­mu­ni­ties.

So, for exam­ple, we con­sid­ered fair
prac­ti­cal rec­om­men­da­tions for choos­ing a refrig­er­a­tor from CNetas well as the con­sol­i­dat­ed opin­ion of edi­to­r­i­al experts, as a whole, turned out to be con­so­nant with the rec­om­men­da­tions from Design­er Appli­ances, which, like us, devot­ed a sep­a­rate edi­to­r­i­al mate­r­i­al to LG refrig­er­a­tors.

Rating of the best LG refrigerators

Best LG Standard Form Factor Refrigerators

In the first selec­tion, we will con­sid­er refrig­er­a­tors of the most com­mon form fac­tor — with a main refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment and a sep­a­rate freez­er com­part­ment from below (very rarely — from above). This for­mat is the most famil­iar to users and con­ve­nient for ordi­nary city apart­ments, where it is impor­tant to save every square cen­time­ter of kitchen space.

LG GA-B379 SLUL

Rat­ing: 4.7


LG GA-B379 SLUL

LG’s most afford­able stan­dard form fac­tor refrig­er­a­tor in our review. In the range of lines of the South Kore­an man­u­fac­tur­er there are also more bud­get options, but we are still talk­ing about the best of the best. As for this mod­el, it has received one of the best esti­mates of experts in total, and the best feed­back from users on the largest Russ­ian trad­ing floors.

The main rea­son why this refrig­er­a­tor received such a mas­sive pos­i­tive and even in some places enthu­si­as­tic reac­tion from cus­tomers is a tru­ly impres­sive func­tion­al­i­ty with all mod­ern high-tech inno­va­tions at a very afford­able price. This is a rather rare com­bi­na­tion, since refrig­er­a­tors with such a “full stuff­ing” of high and almost pre­mi­um char­ac­ter­is­tics are, as a rule, sig­nif­i­cant­ly more expen­sive. Of course, there were some com­pro­mis­es, oth­er­wise such a price would have been impos­si­ble.

What buy­ers are inter­est­ed in in refrig­er­a­tors, per­haps most often, is the type of defrost­ing. Here it is Total No Frost. The man­u­fac­tur­er, even in such a bud­get mod­el, did not com­pro­mise and pro­vid­ed No Frost in both cam­eras.

As for the com­pres­sor engine, every­thing here is also top-notch — the invert­er engine. Above in the selec­tion cri­te­ria, we described the advan­tages of such a solu­tion. How­ev­er, it is worth clar­i­fy­ing here that this tech­nol­o­gy is still quite expen­sive, and sig­nif­i­cant costs are required to achieve a very min­i­mal noise lev­el. This mod­el uses an effec­tive, but rather sim­ple sys­tem, and some users note that the refrig­er­a­tor makes a wide vari­ety of sounds, up to a rather uncom­fort­able whis­tle. For­tu­nate­ly, it is the whis­tle that does not last long, and most of the sounds are quite accept­able to the ear.

In terms of func­tion­al­i­ty, there is also com­plete order here: a super-freeze func­tion, all the nec­es­sary shelves and door pock­ets, Mul­ti Air Flow mul­ti-flow cool­ing to keep food fresh on all, even the top­most shelves, a tem­per­a­ture dis­play on the door from the out­side, and so on.

A very pleas­ant moment that users appre­ci­ate and respect­ful­ly not­ed by experts is the pres­ence of closers on the doors. You don’t have to wor­ry about the fact that a care­less­ly slammed door will not close tight­ly. It seems like a tri­fle, but it is pre­cise­ly such tri­fles that cre­ate a gen­er­al back­ground pos­i­tive impres­sion from using any tech­nique.

From the review of a Yandex.Market user with the sta­tus “Ver­i­fied user”: “Decent appear­ance. Con­ve­nient inte­ri­or fit­tings. Cool­ing effi­cien­cy. Noise dur­ing oper­a­tion is almost inaudi­ble. Afford­able price. For a fam­i­ly of 2–3 peo­ple.

Advantages

  • invert­er motor;
  • mul­ti-thread­ed cool­ing Mul­ti Air Flow;
  • defrost­ing No Frost in both cham­bers;
  • door closers;
  • spec­tac­u­lar and “expen­sive” appear­ance;
  • a rare com­bi­na­tion of a rel­a­tive­ly afford­able price and high-tech func­tion­al­i­ty.

Flaws

  • occa­sion­al­ly emits a whis­tle, which is uncom­fort­able for hear­ing for some users.

LG DoorCooling+ GA-B509 SEKL

Rat­ing: 4.8


LG DoorCooling+ GA-B509 SEKL

Now let’s look at a more tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced LG refrig­er­a­tor mod­el, where some more attrac­tive points are added to all the advan­tages of the pre­vi­ous ver­sion.

One of the main advan­tages of the refrig­er­a­tor is the Door­Cool­ing+ sys­tem. The prin­ci­ple is to have an addi­tion­al blow­er in the upper part of the refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment. Top-blown air blows over the top shelves and door pock­ets to main­tain an even tem­per­a­ture.

In addi­tion to the uni­for­mi­ty of cool­ing, thanks to the Door­Cool­ing + tech­nol­o­gy, the cool­ing rate also increas­es, and sig­nif­i­cant­ly. Test­ing by Under­writ­ers Lab­o­ra­to­ries (specif­i­cal­ly test #4788696859‑c dat­ed 12/26/2018) showed a 32% faster cool­ing rate than con­ven­tion­al sys­tems.

The pres­ence of such an effi­cient cool­ing sys­tem even affects the noise lev­el of the refrig­er­a­tor. At least com­pared to LG refrig­er­a­tors of pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions, the noise, accord­ing to mea­sure­ments, is low­er by up to 25%. Of course, sub­ject to prop­er instal­la­tion and fine adjust­ment of the hor­i­zon­tal posi­tion.

An addi­tion­al blow­er is locat­ed in the upper part of the refrig­er­a­tor, for uni­form blow­ing of the shelves, as well as bas­kets on the refrig­er­a­tor door. LG’s Door­Cool­ing+ tech­nol­o­gy main­tains the tem­per­a­ture inside the refrig­er­a­tor more even­ly and cools 32% faster than a con­ven­tion­al system.12

Users in the mass appre­ci­ate the effec­tive­ness of the refrig­er­a­tor’s key func­tions — uni­form cool­ing and freez­ing. The mod­el is notice­ably qui­eter in oper­a­tion than the cheap­er pre­vi­ous ver­sion. There is a small minus in terms of the pos­si­bil­i­ty of using the inter­nal space of the refrig­er­a­tor. So, the height of the fruit and veg­etable draw­er for some users looks insuf­fi­cient, there are few oppor­tu­ni­ties for rear­rang­ing the shelves, there is no “zero zone”. But such com­ments are left only by the most demand­ing buy­ers, in gen­er­al, leav­ing only pos­i­tive feed­back.

Anoth­er pos­i­tive moment from the cat­e­go­ry of seem­ing “lit­tle things” is the prin­ci­ple of “zero clear­ance”. Its essence is that the refrig­er­a­tor can be installed close to the wall, and the door can be opened 90 °. This allows you to freely and with­out unnec­es­sary manip­u­la­tion to push the box­es.

From the com­ment of a Yandex.Market user with the sta­tus “Mas­ter of Life Lev­el 3”: “It is con­ve­nient that the dis­play and adjust­ment are moved for­ward. This mod­el has a Smart Invert­er com­pres­sor, which is very qui­et and eco­nom­i­cal. And the design of the refrig­er­a­tor is such that it can be placed close to the wall — very con­ve­nient.

Advantages

  • Door­Cool­ing+ tech­nol­o­gy;
  • fast and uni­form cool­ing;
  • invert­er com­pres­sor;
  • zero clear­ance;
  • Total No Frost;
  • low noise lev­el.

Flaws

  • some dis­ad­van­tages in terms of flex­i­bil­i­ty in the use of inter­nal space.

Also Read: 7 Best Sam­sung Refrig­er­a­tors

LG GA-B509 CETL

Rat­ing: 4.9


LG GA-B509 CETL

The third stan­dard form fac­tor mod­el in Exper­tol­ogy mag­a­zine’s review of the best LG refrig­er­a­tors is even more tech­ni­cal­ly advanced and boasts even more advanced func­tion­al­i­ty.

First­ly, there are all those impor­tant advan­tages that are in the two options described above. This is Door­Cool­ing + tech­nol­o­gy with uni­form and fast cool­ing, Total No Frost defrost­ing in both cham­bers, qui­et invert­er com­pres­sor, zero gap prin­ci­ple. The air­flow in the refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment is also mul­ti-thread­ed using LG’s Mul­ti Air Flow pro­pri­etary tech­nol­o­gy.

In addi­tion to the list­ed key char­ac­ter­is­tics, this mod­el has also “increased” the func­tions of super-cool­ing and super-freez­ing, self-diag­no­sis of mal­func­tions and the Bio Shield antibac­te­r­i­al door seal. On the out­side of the door, there is also a com­pact LCD dis­play with push-but­ton con­trol.

The most notable “trick” of this mod­el is the pres­ence of a met­al plate on the rear wall of the cam­era. This inno­va­tion, LG called, of course, the whole tech­nol­o­gy and gave it the name Met­al Fresh. In fact, its essence is that met­al accu­mu­lates cold well, and such an addi­tion­al source of cool­ing and keep­ing cold when turned off turns out to be very effec­tive.

Sep­a­rate­ly, it should be said that users espe­cial­ly praise this refrig­er­a­tor for one lit­tle thing, which, as often hap­pens, turns out to be by no means a tri­fle in every­day life. The fact is that many buy­ers of mod­ern refrig­er­a­tors com­plain about the incom­pre­hen­si­ble log­ic of the man­u­fac­tur­er in terms of the capac­i­ty of the egg tray — for exam­ple, 6 or 8 pieces. In this case, the “nor­mal” tray is for 10 eggs, and such an ele­men­tary fol­low­ing of user requests almost delights buy­ers.

From the review of a Yandex.Market user with the sta­tus “Mas­ter of Life Lev­el 3”: “Large, mod­ern. With a small foot­print, 60x70 cm has a record vol­ume of 277 + 107 liters. For a small kitchen, this mod­el is No. 1.

Advantages

  • Door­Cool­ing+ tech­nol­o­gy;
  • fast and uni­form cool­ing;
  • invert­er com­pres­sor;
  • zero clear­ance;
  • Total No Frost;
  • met­al back wall Met­al Fresh;
  • super­cool­ing and super­freez­ing;
  • “nor­mal” egg tray for 10 pieces;
  • fault self-diag­no­sis.

Flaws

  • flim­sy plas­tic box­es for veg­eta­bles and fruits.

LG DoorCooling+ GA-B509 PBAZ

Rat­ing: 4.8


LG DoorCooling+ GA-B509 PBAZ

The refrig­er­a­tor we are now look­ing at already rep­re­sents LG’s pre­mi­um high-tech ranges with strik­ing fea­tures, but which can be bought far from the max­i­mum price.

It’s worth start­ing with the fact that this mod­el is already equipped with such advanced func­tion­al­i­ty as con­nect­ing the refrig­er­a­tor to the home Inter­net via Wi-Fi. This makes it pos­si­ble to remote­ly con­trol the unit from vir­tu­al­ly any­where in the world through the LG ThinQ pro­pri­etary mobile appli­ca­tion.

In addi­tion to this, of course, pre­mi­um fea­ture, the refrig­er­a­tor still has sev­er­al fea­tures that clear­ly hint at its high class. This, for exam­ple, is an increased ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A ++, that is, almost the max­i­mum pos­si­ble. Also, a cer­tain pro­nounced sta­tus is hint­ed at by the pres­ence of a sep­a­rate wine shelf, and an extend­ed one is also a “tri­fle”, but it mat­ters for a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of demand­ing cus­tomers.

As for the key char­ac­ter­is­tics, here they are at least not low­er than those of any of the pre­vi­ous mod­els. There is all the same mul­ti-thread­ed cool­ing, Door­Cool­ing + tech­nol­o­gy, No Frost defrost in both cham­bers, a con­ve­nient fold­ing shelf, the prin­ci­ple of zero clear­ance, etc.

With all the uncon­di­tion­al advan­tages of this refrig­er­a­tor, one side of it is still insuf­fi­cient­ly devel­oped — this is the noise of oper­a­tion. All oth­er things being equal, the unit is dis­tinct­ly more notice­able “sounds” than the less high-tech alter­na­tives pro­duced by LG. The noise is not too crit­i­cal, oth­er­wise the mod­el would not have been includ­ed in our review, but it still makes sense for users who are sen­si­tive to this mat­ter to look for anoth­er option.

Advantages

  • Wi-Fi and remote con­trol via a mobile appli­ca­tion;
  • Door­Cool­ing+ tech­nol­o­gy;
  • invert­er com­pres­sor;
  • zero clear­ance prin­ci­ple;
  • defrost­ing No Frost in both cham­bers;
  • fresh­ness zones and wine shelf;
  • increased ener­gy effi­cien­cy — class A ++;
  • auto­mat­ic trou­bleshoot­ing Smart Diag­no­sis.

Flaws

  • com­par­a­tive­ly noisy.

LG GR-H802 HEHZ

Rat­ing: 4.9


LG GR-H802 HEHZ

The final mod­el in the selec­tion of the best LG stan­dard form fac­tor refrig­er­a­tors is tra­di­tion­al­ly the most expen­sive and advanced in a tech­ni­cal sense. It will also be an alter­na­tive option for those who pre­fer the freez­er to be on top, and not on the bot­tom, like most of these refrig­er­a­tors.

Although this mod­el has very bright pre­mi­um char­ac­ter­is­tics, first of all it is worth men­tion­ing its spa­cious­ness. As part of our review, it is a record, except for Side by Side refrig­er­a­tors: the total vol­ume is 592 liters, of which 418 liters fall on the refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment, and 174 liters on the freez­er.

Now for the more pro­nounced and obvi­ous ben­e­fits. It is quite expect­ed that in this mod­el, which as of the begin­ning of April 2021 costs almost 100 thou­sand rubles, all the top engi­neer­ing achieve­ments of LG are con­cen­trat­ed. This is a high-qual­i­ty invert­er com­pres­sor, mul­ti-thread air­flow, No Frost defrost in both cham­bers, Door Cool­ing, Wi-Fi con­nec­tion with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of remote con­trol via a mobile appli­ca­tion and every­thing else that, by def­i­n­i­tion, is avail­able in LG refrig­er­a­tors of a low­er class.

As for the pre­mi­um class, in this refrig­er­a­tor it is impos­si­ble not to note the pres­ence of some non-obvi­ous moments that bud­get mod­els can­not boast of. So, for exam­ple, the pow­er sup­ply is very well devel­oped here. More­over, in all respects — from class A ++ ener­gy effi­cien­cy to increased resis­tance to pow­er surges. Indeed, many users note trou­ble-free oper­a­tion after a year or more of oper­a­tion with an extreme­ly unsta­ble pow­er sup­ply in the pri­vate sec­tor.

From the review of a Yandex.Market user with the sta­tus “Mas­ter of Life Lev­el 3”: “Well, it’s very roomy. That’s the main rea­son they bought it. It cools per­fect­ly, many dif­fer­ent stor­age areas, zero, for veg­eta­bles and fruits. Main­tains tem­per­a­ture very well. Very easy con­trol.”

Advantages

  • pre­mi­um class;
  • “native” Kore­an assem­bly;
  • WiFi con­nec­tion;
  • remote con­trol via mobile appli­ca­tion;
  • hygien­ic fil­ter;
  • capac­i­ty;
  • defrost­ing No Frost in both cham­bers;
  • increased ener­gy effi­cien­cy — class A ++;
  • resis­tance to pow­er out­ages.

Flaws

  • some users think the price is too high.

Best LG Side by Side Refrigerators

The sec­ond and final mini-selec­tion in the review of the best LG refrig­er­a­tors accord­ing to Exper­tol­ogy mag­a­zine is ded­i­cat­ed to the most “pres­ti­gious” Side by Side form fac­tor. Such refrig­er­a­tors involve the side place­ment of the freez­er and refrig­er­a­tor, and among oth­er things, they look incred­i­bly impres­sive and often have addi­tion­al func­tion­al­i­ty that, by def­i­n­i­tion, is not in the stan­dard for­mat.

Also Read: 20 Best No Frost Refrig­er­a­tors

LG GC-B247 JLDV

Rat­ing: 4.8


LG GC-B247 JLDV

First, let’s look at one of the most inex­pen­sive mod­els of this form fac­tor, which is com­pa­ra­ble in price to pre­mi­um refrig­er­a­tors with con­ven­tion­al ver­ti­cal place­ment of cam­eras. This is a good option for those who seek to cre­ate an atmos­phere of pre­mi­um chic in the house, but are not ready to spend the amounts that most often such equip­ment is quite objec­tive­ly worth. But, again, the refrig­er­a­tor is not at all cheap, as of the begin­ning of April 2021, its price with­out shares is more than 80 thou­sand rubles.

Like most Side by Side refrig­er­a­tors, this mod­el is, by def­i­n­i­tion, more spa­cious than almost any con­ven­tion­al refrig­er­a­tor: total vol­ume — 613 liters, refrig­er­a­tor com­part­ment — 394 liters, freez­er — 219 liters.

But the main thing is that the inter­nal space here is dis­trib­uted very com­pe­tent­ly among func­tion­al areas, and even lends itself to quite flex­i­ble “cus­tomiza­tion” to the user’s own require­ments. This is a big plus, since not every refrig­er­a­tor allows you to trans­form and zone the spaces of the cells in this way.

In terms of func­tion­al­i­ty, this mod­el is rather ascetic, but this is not sur­pris­ing, giv­en the rel­a­tive­ly afford­able price. There is no Wi-Fi con­nec­tion and all kinds of automa­tion, but all the basic engi­neer­ing achieve­ments of LG in this area have been imple­ment­ed. So, defrost­ing in both cham­bers is No Frost, mul­ti-flow cool­ing is used with uni­form air dis­tri­b­u­tion over the cham­ber, the invert­er motor works effi­cient­ly, pro­vid­ing the ener­gy class of the A + mod­el.

In gen­er­al, users gen­er­al­ly only have a pos­i­tive opin­ion about this mod­el, but some note increased noise. This fea­ture is both fun­da­men­tal and con­struc­tive. Although the com­pres­sor here is an invert­er one, by def­i­n­i­tion, even more pure­ly mechan­i­cal oper­a­tion of the engine is need­ed to ser­vice such large inter­nal vol­umes. Plus there are some design fea­tures. But, again, this does not mean that the mod­el is noisy, like indus­tri­al refrig­er­a­tors. It is only nec­es­sary to keep this point in mind for espe­cial­ly sen­si­tive buy­ers.

From the review of a Yandex.Market user with the sta­tus “Mas­ter of Life Lev­el 2”: “The vol­umes of both depart­ments are super, now they can fit a lot of things. It is very con­ve­nient that there are a lot of shelves and all sorts of box­es, every­thing is placed very quick­ly. It looks great from the out­side, with­out any han­dles. Strict mono­lith­ic design. By the way, the paint is cool, every­thing is eas­i­ly wiped off.

Advantages

  • invert­er lin­ear com­pres­sor;
  • defrost­ing Total No Frost in both cham­bers;
  • mul­ti-thread­ed cool­ing Mul­ti Air Flow;
  • flex­i­bly “cus­tomiz­able” inter­nal space of cham­bers;
  • pro­tec­tion from chil­dren;
  • rea­son­able price for such a for­mat.

LG DoorCooling+ GC-Q22 FTBKL

Rat­ing: 4.9


LG DoorCooling+ GC-Q22 FTBKL

The sec­ond and final mod­el of the Side by Side form fac­tor is already pre­mi­um, with all the high-tech body kit and is almost twice as expen­sive as the pre­vi­ous one. And this is a tru­ly high-end refrig­er­a­tor, wor­thy of the most “expen­sive” house­hold.

It is worth point­ing out right away that this is not a 2‑door, but a 4‑door ver­sion, which addi­tion­al­ly gives the refrig­er­a­tor advan­tages in terms of ease of use and iso­la­tion of cer­tain cat­e­gories of prod­ucts. There are three cam­eras, but the inte­ri­or space and access to it is orga­nized in such a very com­pe­tent way.

What is impor­tant and remark­able, there is a sep­a­rate mini­bar com­part­ment with a trans­par­ent out­er wall. This also plays a prac­ti­cal role — you can see the drinks them­selves and “how much is left” through the back­light, and it also serves as a huge plus in visu­al terms — due to this com­po­nent, the refrig­er­a­tor looks great. In addi­tion, the Door-in-Door idea is used here, which also adds both con­ve­nience and aes­thet­ics.

Inte­ri­or space has anoth­er advan­tage in terms of con­ve­nience. The “brand­ed” fold­ing shelf is improved here. It pro­vides two stages of addi­tion, which allows you to store dish­es in con­tain­ers and dish­es of var­i­ous shapes and sizes. This super-con­ve­nient moment is indi­cat­ed by many users in the reviews.

The mod­el has in its arse­nal also a num­ber of such addi­tions that are pecu­liar only to the most expen­sive refrig­er­a­tors. This is a hygien­ic fil­ter and deodor­iz­er, which are often “abol­ished” in bud­get options in order to min­i­mize cost. In addi­tion, even such a moment as the struc­ture of the lid of the com­part­ment for veg­eta­bles and fruits has been thought out. Name­ly, the cel­lu­lar struc­ture of Moist Bal­ance Crisper, thanks to which con­den­sate is retained in the cells and does not drip back, there­by cre­at­ing pock­ets of rapid spoilage.

Of course, a refrig­er­a­tor of this class could no longer be equipped with a Wi-Fi con­nec­tion to the home Inter­net. Remote con­trol is car­ried out through the same brand­ed LG ThinQ appli­ca­tion as oth­er pre­mi­um mod­els.

Advantages

  • lin­ear invert­er com­pres­sor;
  • mul­ti-flow air exchange and Door­Cool­ing⁺;
  • 3 cham­bers and 4 doors;
  • mini­bar with a trans­par­ent wall InstaView;
  • advanced fold­ing shelf;
  • door-in-door;
  • con­nec­tion to Wi-Fi;
  • remote con­trol via the LG ThinQ app;
  • impres­sive visu­al impact.

Flaws

  • there is no egg tray or ded­i­cat­ed space — a minor point that so many buy­ers point out.


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