7 best drip fridges

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Now refrigerators are conventionally divided into two groups. The first includes traditional devices that need to be defrosted from time to time – for this, a drip system is used. There are also more expensive devices that support NoFrost technology – they do not need to be defrosted at all. In this article, we are going to talk about the best drip fridges. At the same time, it will focus exclusively on those models that are sold in Russian stores. We will also tell you about how NoFrost refrigerators differ from drip ones.

Which is better: NoFrost or drip refrigerator?

Why is the drip refrigerator called that way? Everything is very simple. There is a special evaporator behind its back wall. Condensation regularly forms on it, which drips with water droplets into a container intended for this. Some people call these refrigerators 'crying' – indeed, the dripping drops are like tears. The sides of the refrigerator and freezer compartments usually remain dry. However, if the compressor is running too hard, small pieces of ice may appear on them.

NoFrost technology is much more complex. The fridge equipped with it also has an evaporator located in the rear compartment. However, in addition, such a device receives several fans – they not only cool the air, but also ensure its constant circulation through the chambers. As a result, if condensate is released here, then in minimal volumes – you will have to empty a special container once every six months or even a year.

Many people understand that it is better to buy a refrigerator that supports NoFrost. But there is an obvious deterrent: price. Such devices are sold at a much higher price. The difference in price with practically the same parameters is sometimes twofold! However, let's take a look at what other advantages and disadvantages the two technologies have.

Drip system

Advantages

disadvantages

Low cost

Ice still appears in the freezer

Wide range of refrigerators

The lost temperature is restored for a long time

Low power consumption

The back wall is constantly wet

Noise emitted depends only on the compressor

Regular defrosting required

Cameras are usually large

The temperature at the bottom is very different from that at the top.

NoFrost

Advantages

disadvantages

Never need to defrost

Cameras are rarely roomy

Fast recovery of low temperature

More components that can break

The system works stably even in the freezer

High price

The temperature is approximately the same over the entire area of ​​the refrigerator

Fans in some models can be heard well

Fast freezing of food

Increased power consumption

The back wall is free of condensation

Please note that these disadvantages do not apply to all refrigerators with the NoFrost system. The development of such devices does not stand still, in connection with which some models are still free from certain disadvantages. Nevertheless, in this article we will take a closer look at drip refrigerators. Below you will find out which models are considered the best among similar equipment present on the Russian market.

Best drip refrigerators

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best drip refrigerators 1 Liebherr CNef 4815 RUB 56,860
2 Bosch KGE39XW2AR RUB 33,790
3 Liebherr CUwb 3311 RUB 32,250
4 Gorenje NRC 6192 TX
5 Bosch KGV39XW22R RUB 26,990
6 ATLANT XM 4625-101 RUB 22,775
7 BEKO RCSK 335M20 W RUB 18,990

Liebherr CNef 4815

Rating: 4.9

Liebherr CNef 4815

One of the most expensive refrigerators among those equipped with a drip defrost system. It is a two-chambered monster with a silver body. To open the door, a special pusher is used here, but minimal effort is required from a person. In a word, even a small child can open the refrigerator door. This representative of our rating is also able to boast of a fairly low power consumption – experts have endowed it with the appropriate A +++ class.

To be honest, the device was undeservedly included in our list. The fact is that it cannot be said that the NoFrost system is not used here at all. It is simply applied only in the freezer. This means that ice will definitely not appear in it. Well, the refrigerating chamber here really has a drip defrosting system – at least the wet back wall speaks for this.

If your electricity is suddenly cut off, the cold inside the device will persist for 24 hours – this is a very good result, almost ideal. The refrigerator is also capable of boasting a high freezing capacity – up to 16 kg per day. It is also nice that it is impossible to forget to close the door of such a drip refrigerator – the electronics will immediately give a sound and even light signal. By the way, LED backlighting is used here, which practically has no effect on power consumption.

What else is the reason for the high cost of the Liebherr CNef 4815? Perhaps the presence of a display right inside the device. Also, the noise level does not exceed 38 dB. I could not help getting such a refrigerator and a freshness zone – vegetables and fruits are stored here for a very long time. The fan also helps in this, trying to prevent temperature changes even when the door is opened.

In short, the refrigerator turned out to be wonderful. The volume of its refrigerating chamber is 260 liters, and the freezer can hold another 101 liters. It remains to be regretted that many Russians will not be able to afford such a monster – reaching 62 thousand rubles. the cost implies a loan. But if you can still afford such a purchase, then do not hesitate for a long time!

Advantages

  • Belongs to energy efficiency class A +++;
  • A pusher handle is used;
  • Very low noise level;
  • Large volume of both chambers;
  • Decent freezing power;
  • Long-term autonomous preservation of cold;
  • Super cool and super freeze available;
  • There is a touch display;
  • Light and sound indication of an open door and temperature rise;
  • The freezer uses the NoFrost system;
  • Sturdy glass shelves.

disadvantages

  • High price;
  • To some, the refrigerator will seem too high.

Bosch KGE39XW2AR

Rating: 4.8

Bosch KGE39XW2AR

This representative of our rating has a more familiar white color. However, there are options with silver and even golden colors – they just cost a little more. The corners of the case are much less rounded here, and therefore the design seems a little rough. But otherwise it is quite difficult to find fault with the device. Its height reaches 200 cm. With this parameter, one cannot but expect a spacious refrigerating chamber. Here its volume reaches 257 liters. Only 94 liters are allocated for the freezer, but this parameter is enough for the vast majority of buyers.

This drip refrigerator is sold for 40 thousand rubles. The price tag cannot be called low, but it is by no means particularly high. It is clear that the manufacturer definitely had to save on something. Here, this is the freezing capacity – it does not exceed 9 kg per day. Also, the German company did not try to reduce energy consumption as much as possible, which is why the device received the appropriate class A +. However, this is where the serious shortcomings end. The buyer will certainly appreciate the touch control of the refrigerator – it is not difficult to choose the desired operating mode. By the way, there is a 'Vacation' mode, in which the system understands that the doors will not open for at least a week – this leads to a strong decrease in energy consumption. Also, bright LED backlighting should please.

The device constantly monitors the temperature inside its chambers. If it rises, a sound signal will sound – after that you need to check if the door is open. It should also be noted that there are glass shelves here – there are no complaints about their strength. The Bosch KGE39XW2AR drip refrigerator makes almost no noise – in rare moments it gives out 38 dB, which is a perfectly acceptable parameter. Perhaps the weight of the device is 70 kg. Two men must cope with his ascent to the desired floor. Believe me, there are also heavier refrigerators!

Advantages

  • Low noise level;
  • Large volume of the refrigerating chamber;
  • LED lighting is used;
  • Sufficiently long-term autonomous preservation of cold;
  • Easy selection of the operating mode using the display;
  • Sound indication of temperature rise;
  • Three body colors to choose from.

disadvantages

  • Not the highest freezing power;
  • Manual defrosting of the freezer;
  • Not the highest class of energy consumption.

Liebherr CUwb 3311

Rating: 4.8

Liebherr CUwb 3311

Another Liebherr creation in our ranking. This refrigerator is already significantly less expensive – no more than 34 thousand rubles are asked for it. It is clear that such a device has received a number of simplifications. However, the low cost did not affect the appearance – the refrigerator received a nice body in dark silver or white. There are other color options, but they are quite rare on sale. The height of this product is only 181 cm. This, of course, affected the volume of the freezer, which is 84 liters here. But on the other hand, even a short girl can reach the top shelf, which is good news. The volume of the refrigerating chamber was, by the way, 210 liters, which cannot be considered a low value.

Modern refrigerators increasingly began to receive a handle with a pusher. Here, too, it allows you to open the door with just one finger. One cannot fail to note the long autonomous preservation of the cold, reaching 27 hours here. Also, the buyer should be pleased with the display, which allows one to get acquainted with the temperature in both chambers.

Of course, for that kind of money, a manufacturer cannot please a potential buyer with an ideal device. There are glass shelves here – this is already happiness. The engineers saved on the freezing capacity – here it does not exceed 4 kg per day.

In fact, Liebherr CUwb 3311 leaves behind more positive impressions than negative ones. In particular, it is practically silent, unlike many of its competitors with a similar price tag. It also uses SmartFrost defrosting technology, which makes this process as easy as possible. In a word, only those people who need a model with as large chambers as possible can not arrange a drip refrigerator.

Advantages

  • Belongs to class A ++;
  • Applied LED lighting;
  • Weight does not exceed 68 kg;
  • Lots of colors;
  • Long time of autonomous preservation of cold;
  • There is antibacterial protection;
  • The cost is not high;
  • Quite low noise level;
  • There are handles with pushers.

disadvantages

  • Minimum freezing capacity;
  • Not a very large freezer volume;
  • Manual defrosting of the freezer;
  • There is no sound indication of an open door;
  • The pushers have no rubber bands.

Gorenje NRC 6192 TX

Rating: 4.7

Gorenje NRC 6192 TX

Another fairly low refrigerator in our rating. Its dimensions are 185x60x64 cm. As is the case with almost all modern models, the freezer is located below. Its volume is 85 liters, which is enough for most buyers. The volume of the refrigerator compartment has been increased to an impressive 222 liters. The product complies with the A ++ energy class, which is a satisfactory result. Interestingly, there is an LCD display on the body that displays the current operating mode and temperature in both cameras. This refrigerator is capable of providing super freezing. It also has a high freezing capacity – at the level of 12 kg per day. But even more pleasing is the fact that the No Frost system is used inside the freezer. This means that defrosting by the owner of the device will be extremely rare. In fact, it will only consist in wiping the insides of the refrigerating chamber.

Glass is used as shelves, which is unlikely to break from a giant pot of soup. Like almost all drip refrigerators, Gorenje NRC 6192 TX provides the ability to re-hang the door, because not every kitchen is convenient to open it from left to right. As for the noise level, it does not exceed 42 dB. Not a record, but quite an acceptable parameter. In a word, their own 37-40 thousand rubles. the refrigerator is definitely worth it! Buyers also understand this – this model does not stay in stores.

Advantages

  • There is a deodorizer with ionization;
  • Available modes 'Vacation' and 'Super freeze';
  • The freezer has a No Frost system;
  • Large volume of the refrigerating chamber;
  • There is an antibacterial coating;
  • High freezing power;
  • Weight is 68 kg;
  • Relatively low noise level;
  • High energy consumption class;
  • The LCD is used to select the operating mode.

disadvantages

  • The volume of the freezer will not suit everyone;
  • Not the longest preservation of cold.

Bosch KGV39XW22R

Rating: 4.6

Bosch KGV39XW22R

This drip refrigerator is available in two colors. Most often in stores you can find a device with a traditional white case, but there is also a version painted in beige – it looks a little more interesting. Against the background of some competitors, the refrigerator stands out for its height, reaching 200 cm. The device can also boast of the presence of an antibacterial coating inside the refrigerator compartment. By the way, its volume is 257 liters – it is difficult to imagine a family that will not be satisfied with this parameter. As for the freezer, its volume reaches 94 liters.

This model belongs to the A + energy class. It should be noted that the refrigerator turned out to be practically noiseless. And it also has LED lighting, which is economical and bright. The long time of keeping the cold – up to 22 hours – should please the buyer. There is also the possibility of hanging the doors. However, this can boast of all the models included in our rating.

In Russian retail chains, Bosch KGV39XW22R is sold for 35 thousand rubles. Given a sufficiently high dollar exchange rate, it can be called cheap. What did the manufacturer save on? Yes, it could not do without simplifications when creating a budget kitchen handsome man – first of all, the buyer will pay attention to the absence of an LCD display here. Button control is implemented here. The corresponding keys are located inside the refrigerator, they are hidden from the eyes of visitors to your kitchen. Also, not everyone will be satisfied with the freezing capacity not exceeding 5 kg per day. For the rest, it is difficult to find fault with this drip refrigerator. There are glass shelves here, which are unlikely to disappoint. And even the weight cannot be called critical – it is 72 kg (according to other sources – 74 kg).

Advantages

  • Large volume of refrigerating and freezing chambers;
  • Very low noise level (up to 38 dB);
  • There is a temperature indication;
  • Glass shelves are used;
  • Long enough cold storage;
  • Not very high cost;
  • Two color options available;
  • Bright LED backlight.

disadvantages

  • Low freezing power;
  • Manual defrosting of the freezer;
  • The energy class could be higher.

ATLANT XM 4625-101

Rating: 4.5

ATLANT XM 4625-101

One of the most inexpensive drip refrigerators in our ranking. In Russian retail, they ask about 25-27 thousand rubles for it. This is quite a bit, especially when you consider that the height of this model reaches an impressive 207 cm. The secret of the low price tag lies in the fact that the refrigerator is produced in Russia – there is no need to deliver it to a store from anywhere from Europe. Also, Russian engineers have greatly simplified the control – it consists of only a few buttons, and there is no LCD display in sight. But the manufacturer took care of the antibacterial coating. It is noted that it allows you to keep food fresh a little longer.

Taking a look at this refrigerator, you will immediately notice the almost equal dimensions of both doors. This suggests that the volume of the refrigerating and freezing chambers here, if not identical, is very similar. Indeed, it is 205 and 159 liters, respectively. Do you like to keep a large stock of semi-finished products and meat products at home? Then ATLANT XM 4625-101 was created just for you! It is difficult to imagine a person who does not have enough of such a large freezer. And the refrigerator compartment cannot be called small – the products of an average Russian family will definitely fit here.

Please note that the minimum freezer temperature is -18 ° C. Many drip refrigerators are capable of delivering up to -24 ° C. Another thing is whether such a low temperature is needed? As for the freezing capacity, it here reaches 7.2 kg per day – a completely acceptable result.

Despite the LED lighting used here, the refrigerator consumes 323 kWh per year. As a result, the experts awarded the device with energy efficiency class A +. In a word, not the best result. But on the other hand, the unit is able to boast of quiet operation – it is barely audible in the kitchen. The product also received glass shelves. This is important, because the metal shelves can bend under the weight of some heavy saucepan of soup. The weight of the refrigerator is 76 kg.

Advantages

  • Quiet work;
  • The set includes glass shelves;
  • Low cost;
  • Decent freezing power;
  • Huge freezer;
  • Built-in bright LED backlight;
  • There is antibacterial protection.

disadvantages

  • Manual defrosting of the freezer;
  • It is not convenient for everyone to reach the top shelf;
  • Sufficiently high power consumption.

BEKO RCSK 335M20 W

Rating: 4.4

BEKO RCSK 335M20 W

It must be the simplest refrigerator you can imagine right now. At least when it comes to devices with a drip defrost system. At the same time, for 23 thousand rubles. the buyer receives a spacious appliance with a height of 201 cm. The total volume of the interior space is 331 liters. The freezer has 118 liters – I think that this number will suit most buyers. It should be noted that there is an antibacterial coating inside the 213-liter refrigerator compartment – this seems unexpected for such an inexpensive device. Glass shelves are also pleasantly surprising – usually cheap refrigerators get shelves made of metal or even plastic. But most of all, some people will appreciate a weight that does not exceed 58 kg. Two adult men should carry such a refrigerator to the kitchen without any problems.

Despite the budget status, this model can boast of sound indication of an open door. And also pleasantly surprised by the freezing capacity, reaching 7 kg per day. And if you also remember about the temperature display, then you do not understand at all why the device received such a low cost. The price tag appears to have been influenced by the aging rotary switches that control the temperature in the refrigerator and freezer compartments. It is also impossible not to notice that this refrigerator makes a little more noise than the competitors discussed above. But it consumes relatively little electricity, even for its A + class. If you love precision, the appliance uses approximately 294 kWh of electricity each year.

It remains to be regretted that the minimum number of retail chains sells such a drip refrigerator in Russia. Otherwise, it could be a real hit! However, perhaps, there is no refrigerator for that in retail chains, because it sells out very quickly?

Advantages

  • Not very high power consumption;
  • There is a sound indication of an open door;
  • Decent freezing power;
  • Large volume of freezing and refrigerating chambers;
  • Glass shelves are used;
  • There is an antibacterial coating;
  • Low weight;
  • Very low cost.

disadvantages

  • Manual defrosting of the freezer;
  • The simplest rotary switches are used.

Conclusion

This is where our story ends. Now you know how a drip refrigerator differs from a device that supports NoFrost technology. You also know which models are worth paying attention to. And do not forget that even the best refrigerator has a number of disadvantages that you have to put up with. We mention this honestly.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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