Best refrigerators in the Philippines

If there’s one appliance that’s the center of the kitchen, it has to be the refrigerator. It keeps everything from groceries to vegetables to meat fresh, lowering the production of bacteria in our food through cooling to keep them from getting spoiled.

But as there can be many types of refrigerators now in the market – from a smart refrigerator to a door-in-door refrigerator – it can be hard to nail down what might really fit our kitchen. So here are the 9 best refrigerators in the Philippines so you can choose one that’s best for your space, taste, consumption habits, and budget.

1. Panasonic NR-DZ600GKPH – energy-saving spacious refrigerator

Refrigerator - Panasonic NR-DZ600GKPH
Image credit: @panasonic_india  

For small families with narrow kitchens, a French-door refrigerator such as the Panasonic NR-DZ600GKPH will meet your needs without compromising on style. Housed in a seamless glass design, its refrigerator component has two outward-opening doors that won’t occupy too much space when opened. This also ensures that you also won’t let too much cold air escape the fridge when you’re only getting a condiment or a drink.

In addition, there are two doors covering the freezer compartment, so you can have extra shelves for smaller items such as ripe bananas and nuts that should be stored in a freezer. The freezer also keeps your meat and fish frozen at -3°C, the temperature also known as soft freezing that allows nutrients and flavors to stay within the meat. 

The fridge uses a compressor with an inverter that helps you save on your electricity bill. Unlike conventional compressors that run at a single speed throughout, its compressor runs according to the amount of coldness the refrigerator needs at a particular time of the day or night. 

Capacity: 19.4 cu. ft.
Weight: 98kg
Price: P67,999 (~USD1,414.86)

Get the Panasonic NR-DZ600GKPH here. 

2. LG GR-Y201SLZB – keeps veggies fresh

Refrigerator - LG GR-Y201SLZB
Image credit: Shane Pitacio 

Perfect for folks living alone, the LG GR-Y201SLZB is a single-door refrigerator with a capacity of 6 cu. ft. It’s your standard refrigerator that’s affordable at P12,995, but does the job of keeping your food as fresh as possible with a large freezer and a feature like Moist Balance Crisper that helps vegetables maintain enough moisture level to keep them from drying. 

The compressor also uses an inverter, to help control energy usage and save you some pesos on your electricity bill.  

Capacity: 6 cu. ft.
Weight: 35kg
Price: P12,995 (~USD270.26)

Get the LG GR-Y201SLZB here.

3. Fujidenzo RDD-60S – affordable two-section refrigerator

Refrigerator - Fujidenzo RDD-60S
Image adapted from: Lazada 

Fujidenzo RDD-60S is another affordable fridge for a single adult, but this time consisting of two doors that divide the freezer and the refrigerator compartment. 

It has adjustable wire shelves that ensure you can store many items here – whether it’s a wide box of pizza or a tall bottle of wine – of varying sizes and dimensions. This is also an energy-saving fridge, running on only 125 watts – on the lower end of normal refrigerator power consumption that’s usually from 100 to 250 watts. 

Capacity: 6 cu. ft.
Weight: 44g
Price: P12,995 (~USD270.26)

Get the Fujidenzo RDD-60S here.

4. GE GMV130BAGRSG – mid-priced, two-door refrigerator with automatic defrosting

Refrigerator - GE GMV130BAGRSG
Image credit: Lazada 

Defrosting can be quite a hassle, as you have to remove extra chunks of ice that’s accumulated in your fridge. But fortunately, the GE GMV130BAGRSG with a 1-touch defrost system makes defrosting easy with only a touch of a button. As well as saving you time, it also comes with an energy-saving inverter. 

With a capacity of 11.5 cu. ft., it can hold enough food for a small family’s needs. Sold at P24,995, it’s a mid-priced, standard two-door refrigerator that’s worth the bucks considering all its features.  

Capacity: 11.5 cu. ft.
Price: P24,995 (~USD520.18)

Get the GE GMV130BAGRSG here.

5. LG GR-A702HLHU – door-in-door refrigerator

Refrigerator - LG GR-A702HLHU
Image adapted from: LG

The LG GR-A702HLHU is the modern refrigerator for small families. For starters, it is built with a door, within a main door, that opens to a fridge compartment where you can place and easily pick up the items you often reach for. 

With a touch of a button on your smartphone, you can also set the fridge’s temperature or turn on the fridge’s express freezing through the Smart ThinQ application. There’s an energy-saving LED lighting that’ll last over 4.5 years and a LED panel display where different functional buttons are within easy reach.

Refrigerator - LG GR-A702HLHUImage adapted from: LG

But aside from these contemporary features, this fridge will also see to it that your food will last long with an energy-saving inverter compressor. It uses a linear cooling system that ensures your food will be cooled evenly with more gradual temperature changes within ±0.5℃, as opposed to conventional refrigerators’ ±1℃ temperature changes. 

Capacity: 19.4 cu. ft.
Weight: 84kg
Price: P40,995 (~USD853.51)

Get the LG GR-A702HLHU here.

6. Electrolux EBB3400H-H – bottom-freezer refrigerator

Refrigerator - Electrolux EBB3400H-H
Image credit: Lazada 

Getting huge chunks of frozen meat from a freezer sometimes requires shorter folks to stand on a chair when rummaging through the freezer. The Electrolux EBB3400H-H should come in handy, as it’s a bottom-freezer refrigerator where the freezer is closest to the ground, under the refrigerator compartment that’s at eye level.

Housed in a glossy black finish, the fridge packs other additional features that you wouldn’t see in a typical fridge. Aside from its unique configuration, the fridge features a 360-degree cooling system that circulates air throughout the fridge, so you don’t need to worry about the best part of the fridge to place an item as every compartment is cooled evenly. There’s also an automatic ice maker built inside that would make preparing drinks during extreme summer months easier. 

It’s also an inverter fridge, so you’ll have an energy-saving appliance too. 

Capacity: 12 cu. ft.
Weight: 50kg
Price: P31,740 (~USD660.25)

Get the Electrolux EBB3400H-H here.

7. GORENJE ONRK192R – retro-style fridge coated in bordeaux red

Refrigerator - Gorenje Retro Red
Image credit: Shopee 

Gorenje’s Two-Door ONRK192R is a bottom-freezer, bordeaux red refrigerator that will add a pop of vintage style to the kitchen. You wouldn’t want to underestimate this beauty that’s also powerful with various special functions as it features, for one, a smart system called the AdaptTech that decreases the temperature of the fridge by 1 or 2°C when opened to keep your food fresh with a constant temperature.

Together with the AdaptTech is the 360-degree cooling system that works to cool every item in the fridge evenly.

Inside, the different compartments of the fridge are designed with set temperatures as some items such as marinated meat or fish require particular freezing temperatures. The Zero zone drawer, for example, freezes food around 0°C to extend its freshness and maintain its nutrients. The XtremeFreeze drawer, meanwhile, freezes food at a fast rate to extremely low temperatures so that huge ice crystals that damage cell walls will not form around the meat. 

Capacity: 11.8 cu. ft.
Weight: 85kg
Price: P74, 699 (~USD1,554.15)

Get the Gorenje ONRK192R here.

8. Electrolux ESE6201BG – side-by-side refrigerator in premium glass design

Refrigerator - Electrolux ESE6201BG
Image adapted from: Lazada 

Like the Panasonic NR-DZ600GKPH, the Electrolux ESE6201BG is good for narrow kitchens as it’s a side-by-side refrigerator that won’t occupy so much space when opened, given its doors’ modest width. This allows minimal coldness to escape, keeping the items left inside unaffected by the slight temperature change. 

Coated in black glass, the attractive fridge also circulates air throughout the fridge, so every item on each shelf receives an equal amount of cooling. So you can store as many grocery items as you like here – given that it has a carrying capacity of 22.5 cu. ft as well – without worrying about which compartment will stay fresh for longer. 

Capacity: 22.5 cu. ft.
Weight: 116kg
Price: P59,640 (~USD1,239.14)

Get the Electrolux ESE6201BG here.

9. Samsung Family Hub – side-by-side refrigerator with a touch display

Refrigerator - Samsung Family Hub
Image adapted from: Samsung India 

Refrigerators have truly evolved through the years – the Samsung Family Hub, a side-by-side refrigerator built with a touch display you can use as a tablet connected to Wi-Fi – would be the stuff of imagination just 10 years ago.

Refrigerator - Samsung Family HubImage adapted from: Samsung India 

It’s enabled by the SmartThings App that can help you manage your kitchen by showing you recipes you search for and providing you a meal planner, among other functions. You can connect the app with your Samsung phone as well, so any time you’re not at home, you can still view what’s inside the fridge on your phone. 

And while it’s fancy on the smart features, it’s not an electricity guzzler either, thanks to its compressor with an inverter that will help you save energy. 

Capacity: 23.2 cu. ft.
Weight: 116kg
Price: P135,995 (~USD2,826.93)

Get the Samsung Family Hub here

Refrigerators in the Philippines to keep your food fresh

Refrigerators nowadays do not just come with a simple, single icebox. From devices with unique configurations to special features, the variety of options can now make shopping for a new refrigerator confusing. 

But with the help of this guide, you’re a few steps away from getting your new mighty refrigerator that will ensure your kitchen runs 24/7, with a fresh stash of food any time of day. 

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Cover image adapted from: @panasonic_india, Shopee


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