The refrigerator has long settled in our homes – today it is difficult to imagine a family that could do without this extremely useful device. The first models, released back in the middle of the last century, were distinguished by noisy operation, bulky dimensions and low efficiency, coupled with a small usable volume. However, technology does not stand still, and today you can purchase a fairly original model that does not need to be defrosted, operates almost silently and has a number of useful functions.
In our today’s review, we plan to consider the best refrigerators with the no frost system. This is a relatively new product, so not all users know how to properly approach the issue of choosing such equipment. In this regard, before proceeding to a direct analysis of the characteristics of specific models, let’s first understand what a refrigerator that does not need to be defrosted is, and what points you need to pay attention to when buying it.
How to choose the right refrigerator with the No Frost system?
It is quite natural that first of all you should pay attention to the overall dimensions of the product. Unfortunately, not all people live in spacious houses and apartments, so every square centimeter of space often counts. On sale you can find compact units with a width of 50 cm and a depth of 70 cm, whose capacity does not exceed 60 liters. Such designs will be optimal for country houses, offices, a family of one or two people. If more people live in the house, then it is best to give preference to European standard models – they are usually from 170 to 205 cm in height, and have a capacity of about 160 liters.
During operation, such a device does not form snow deposits, therefore, it does not need periodic defrosting. Thanks to the use of this technology, the cooled air is evenly distributed throughout the chamber, moisture does not condense. It also allows you to protect products from freezing, reliably protect the walls from the accumulation of contaminants. In general, the refrigerator is unpretentious in terms of operation.
The evaporator is located on the back wall of the product, however, it can be located directly above the freezer. In the immediate vicinity of it, a fan is installed that blows on the evaporator, the cooled air then diverges through special channels. The streams are constantly in motion, which eliminates the formation of condensate. Excess moisture accumulates in the evaporator, which is the coldest element. If condensate still forms, then it is discharged through the grooves into a special reservoir, from which it subsequently evaporates.
The main distinguishing feature of such a refrigerator is that the same temperature will be maintained throughout the entire volume of the chamber – this factor has a positive effect on the safety of food. Often, these products are equipped with various additional features: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other useful and modern elements.
When choosing models for inclusion in our today’s rating, we were guided, first of all, by the points considered here, and also took into account the ratio of price and product quality. In a review of the best No Frost refrigerators of the year, we decided to analyze the characteristics of devices belonging to the low and medium price categories so that the majority of readers can choose the best products for themselves.
4. ATLANT XM 4424-089 ND
An inexpensive, but quite roomy unit, the useful volume of its chambers is almost 334 liters, of which 104 are in the freezer, and the remaining 230 are directly in the refrigerator itself. Both chambers are absolutely hermetic, so the set temperature in them will be maintained for 15 hours when the electricity is turned off. The control here is electronic, but you still have to manually set the desired temperature parameters. Products are characterized by high quality workmanship, advanced functionality, as well as reasonable cost. The dimensions of the device are not too large, despite the excellent capacity, so the refrigerator can easily fit even in a small kitchen. The electronic control unit is located on the upper door. The handles are plastic, have a matte finish, so they will not be noticeable various traces such as dust or fingerprints. They are strong enough and will not fail during the entire service life of this equipment.
Even in a new refrigerator, there is no smell of plastic in the cells. The engine is made in Germany. Despite decent power, it consumes a minimum of electricity, so the equipment belongs to the economical consumption class.
- It is very convenient to control the temperature in the refrigerator chambers;
- No freezing of frost and ice was found during testing;
- The engine is powerful, but operates quite quietly;
- High quality components;
- Electronic control system for cooling modes;
- Acceptable cost.
- The most common incandescent lamp is used as a lighting element in the chamber.
ATLANT XM 4424-089 ND
3. Shivaki BMR-2019DNFW
A very interesting product, which is made at one of the Kaliningrad factories. Despite the rather modest cost, this refrigerator does not look like a budget unit. The external design of the structure is made in a modern spirit, the technical equipment is also quite decent. The control here is completely electronic, all the necessary data is entered through a special touch-type liquid crystal display. The model turned out to be quite high for the developers – its height is 201 cm, the width of the products is standard – 59.5 cm. The freezer is equipped with three drawers made of transparent high-strength plastic. The material perfectly resists low temperatures. The total volume of the freezer is 76 liters – a good enough indicator for a family of 3-4 people.
Refrigerator capacity 250 liters. The shelves are made of high-strength glass, which can withstand significant physical exertion. There is a spacious box for vegetables. The backlight here is LED type, and there are four pockets in the door. The body is made of either plastic or stainless steel. Energy efficiency is very high – corresponds to the European class A ++. The motor runs quite quietly: even in close proximity to the refrigerator, it will hardly be heard.
- There is an original function of accelerated cooling of food;
- If necessary, the doors can be re-hung to the other side;
- The handles are hidden, the owner will not touch them when passing by the refrigerator;
- Low cost;
- Works silently.
- The compressor is standard, not inverter;
- Some users think that the volume of the freezer is insignificant.
2. Atlant XM 4425-009ND
Despite the fairly reasonable cost, the manufacturing company classifies its products as a premium class. In terms of its overall dimensions, this refrigerator does not stand out from a number of models that were discussed above in this review. The first thing that deserves attention in this model is the electronic control unit, indication and liquid crystal display. All of these elements make the operation of the refrigerator easier. All the necessary settings are displayed on a small screen, a timer function is provided. The internal fullness of the refrigerator does not differ at all from analogues – there are three shelves, the height of which can be changed, one is stationary. All are made from tempered glass. Door balconies are removable, made of high quality plastic. The interior lighting is LED based which provides excellent brightness in the chamber.
The freezer is distinguished by some originality – there are not three, but four drawers, so that the use of space becomes more rational. In addition, this solution allows you to divide products into several types, respectively, to get rid of the occurrence of foreign odors or their mixing.
- Significant capacity of both the refrigerator itself and the freezer while maintaining a relatively compact size;
- The compressor is fairly quiet;
- All offices have good functionality and carefully thought-out ergonomics;
- Efficiency is close to 100%;
- Long period of warranty service.
- Manufacturers recommend connecting the model through a voltage stabilizer, as the equipment is sensitive to voltage drops.
Atlant XM 4425-009ND
1. Samsung RB-30 J3000 WW
The device is equipped with an inverter type compressor, which ensures quiet, economical and fairly efficient operation. The design of the refrigerator is simple, but quite stylish, so it can organically fit into the interior of the room, decorated in both the standard and the most modern spirit. The total noise of operation does not exceed 40 dB, and the total volume is 311 liters. Dimensions are not too large – 59.5 cm wide, 178 cm high and 66.8 cm deep. This allows you to install this refrigerator even in a not very large kitchen. Even in conditions of disconnected electricity, it will maintain the created temperature for 18 hours. The developers managed to achieve this effect largely due to the use of polymer gaskets that fit snugly both to the door itself and to the body of the device. The refrigerator can be easily installed on an uneven floor so that it will stagger – for this it is equipped with adjustable feet with rubber gaskets.
Directly on the compressor, the manufacturer gives a guarantee of 10 years. Electricity consumption is minimal – the refrigerator complies with the European A ++ standard. The model is equipped with an informative LCD control display with a not too bright backlight. It is located almost at the very top of the device, which may not be very convenient for short people.
- Excellent capacity;
- Acceptable cost;
- Sufficiently strong shelves;
- Convenient access to products located near the rear wall;
- The design is not too original, but stylish;
- Ideal for bulky and heavy products
- Does not require maintenance;
- The door can, if necessary, be moved to the opposite side.
- The sides and top of the case heats up.
Samsung RB-30 J3000 WW
The best models in standard sizes
4. Daewoo Electronics RNH-3210SCH
The total useful volume of the refrigerator is 231 liters – enough for a family of 4 people. At the bottom of the refrigerator section there are two plastic drawers for vegetables and fruits. They are made from durable plastic. There are four plastic balconies on the door for storing eggs, mayonnaise, sauces and other oversized food items. The lighting system is made on the basis of LEDs, which last much longer than standard incandescent lamps. The freezer also has a no-frost system, so even when putting wet or damp foods there, frost will not occur. The volume of the freezer is 129 liters. The cold is stored offline, so the freshness of the products is preserved regardless of the availability of electricity in the network. It also has a super freeze mode.
The products are not only developed by the engineers of the world-famous South Korean company, but are also assembled there, and today you can meet this not as often as you would like. The freezer is equipped with three standard drawers, the refrigerator has glass shelves. One of the containers has an LED backlight, with the help of which it is possible to keep the freshness of vegetables and fruits much longer. The device is equipped with an antibacterial air purification and deodorization system, which is manufactured on the basis of Neutra fresh technology.
- Not too high a price, especially given the good build quality and attractive appearance;
- The design is equipped with intelligent control;
- Insignificant power consumption;
- Interior LED lighting.
- The refrigerator has an ordinary compressor.
Daewoo Electronics RNH-3210SCH
3. Bosch KGN39VI21R
This model is made using the latest VitaFresh technology, which can keep food fresh up to three times longer. With its help, both in the refrigerator and in the freezer, the optimum temperature and humidity indicator are maintained. There are special additional boxes designed for storing meat and fish, and the temperature in them is regulated separately. The refrigerator here is one of the largest among all the models presented in this review – this figure is 279 liters. In addition, there are original EasyAccess pull-out shelves, due to which it becomes even more convenient to load and take out products. The freshness of the atmosphere in the chambers is ensured by the AirFresh carbon filter, which collects extraneous and unpleasant odors and accumulates them in itself. The same applies to bacteria, and the filter is designed for the entire period of operation of this device.
The device is equipped with a door that opens without protruding beyond the side walls of the case, so the refrigerator can be installed close to walls and furniture without creating gaps at the back and sides. All shelves and drawers slide out fully. The device also has a SuperCool function that prevents air from the external environment from entering the chambers. It activates as soon as the door is opened. The device is equipped with bright LED lights located around the outer perimeter.
- Lots of original and useful features;
- Decent useful volume;
- For its capabilities, a fairly reasonable cost;
- Attractive appearance;
- Easy to customize to your needs.
- Some owners say it’s a bit noisy.
2.Mitsubishi Electric MR-CR46G-ST-R
The case of this device is made of high-quality sheet metal, available in several colors. Overall dimensions are not very large – 60×65.6×180 cm. Despite such modest performance, the model has a good capacity. The total useful volume of the chambers is 306 liters – the refrigerator accounts for 209 liters, the rest goes to the freezer. According to users, the device turned out to be not only compact, but also quite practical, as it is equipped with all the necessary elements for convenient use. In particular, there is a drawer in the refrigerator compartment, which is subjected to systematic cooling. There is also a folding shelf that can be placed in one of three positions. There is also a tray in the refrigerator compartment designed specifically for storing bottles. The illumination in this chamber is LED, which also has a positive effect on the preservation of nutrients, especially positively affecting the fact that the concentration of vitamin C remains at its original level.
The freezer has a separate ice box as well as two levels used to store various types of frozen foods. The compressor uses R134a coolant in its work, which is absolutely harmless to both the human body and the environment. In addition, Neuro Fuzzy technology is involved here, thanks to which the device independently analyzes the mode and rhythm of the life of households and develops the optimal principle of operation.
- Works quite quietly;
- Increased capacity;
- The presence of an automatic ice generator;
- Ergonomics of shelves and drawers are carefully thought out;
- Attractive appearance.
- A bit pricey.
Mitsubishi Electric MR-CR46G-ST-R
1. Samsung RB-41 J7861S4
The refrigerator is perfect for long-term storage of a significant amount of a variety of products. The case is metal, painted in the color of stainless steel, more than 2 meters high. It looks quite elegant, it will optimally fit into the interior of the kitchen. It is produced on the basis of Metal Cooling technology, due to which the temperature inside the refrigerator after opening the door is restored within a few seconds. It is not surprising that the engineers of the South Korean company used their own development in this model – Space Max Technology, with the help of which it was possible to increase the usable volume of the refrigerating chamber to 410 liters.
An inverter compressor is used as the main element, which automatically adjusts the intensity of the motor, depending on which cooling power was selected. The set temperature is maintained evenly, which ensures quiet operation and extends the life of the compressor itself. The control system in the device is electronic. All data is displayed on a digital display. The handles are equipped with a soft blue LED light, so the refrigerator can be easily opened even in total darkness.
- Original and attractive appearance;
- Excellent capacity of both chambers;
- Works quite quietly;
- Many of the latest developments are involved in the manufacture.
- Folding shelves in the refrigerator is not provided;
- It will be quite expensive.
Samsung RB-41 J7861S4
2. Siemens KI39FP60
This two-chamber refrigerator also uses the original HyperFresh technology, with the help of which several freshness zones are formed directly in the chamber, where the temperature is maintained at about 0 degrees. These zones are designed specifically for storing vegetables, fruits, meat or fish. The warranty for the compressor is as much as 10 years, and it can work much longer, and during use it practically does not make extraneous sounds. There are LED lamps in the side walls and on top, so the refrigerator compartment is illuminated quite brightly and evenly. There is a very interesting supercooling function, with the help of which the temperature in the refrigerator compartment is maintained at +2 degrees, regardless of whether the door is open or not. The shelves here are made of special unbreakable glass, which is very easy to wash and clean from all sorts of dirt.
In the freezer, you can find a box of truly gigantic dimensions – it is designed to store bulky products, for example, large pieces of meat. Door containers are not regulated stepwise, but smoothly, which cannot be found in other similar models. Thanks to this solution, the space in the door can be organized at the request of the owner. To combat odors, an antimicrobial carbon-type filter is installed here. It has a long working life. The humidity level is regulated here, so all the vitamins in fruits and vegetables last about twice as long.
- The German assembly automatically indicates the high quality of the device;
- Power consumption corresponds to the level A ++;
- The freshness zone is taken out separately, so the products are stored better and longer;
- The temperature is maintained up to 16 hours in the absence of electricity;
- Electronic control, temperature indication is provided.
- The total capacity is only 251 liters.
1. Samsung BRB260030WW
The first day of operation, this refrigerator creates the temperature regime required by the user, which is why it makes a little noise, but then it starts to work completely silently. If the door is open for a long time, the device starts to emit a not too loud and unobtrusive sound signal. Despite the fact that this is a built-in model, it is characterized by a decent capacity. There is a fairly voluminous zone of freshness, a bottle rack is included. All packages of sauces fit easily in the door. There is a shelf for eggs – it will fit 6 pieces. The backlight is LED, bright, does not hurt the eyes, and quite well illuminates the entire interior space. The freezer here is not too big – it consists of only two drawers and one pull-out shelf.
In standard mode, the noise level is only 27 dB, up to 9 kg of food can be frozen in the freezer per day. There is also a handy Easy Slide shelf. It slides very easily and effortlessly returns to its original place, so you can easily find all the products you need. The device is equipped with a digital inverter, which will automatically select its operating mode depending on the set temperature.
- Very handy drawers in the freezer;
- LED lights;
- Easily integrated into any kitchen set;
- After reaching the desired temperature, it works absolutely silently.
- High cost.
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Well, our review of the best refrigerators with the know frost system has come to an end. We tried to collect the maximum amount of information for each model so that you can understand whether the specified product is optimal for your needs and financial capabilities or not. If you still have any questions, then ask us in the comments to this article. We will try to respond promptly to your message and provide all the information you need.