Expert Review: All you need to know about Bosch WAB16161IN Front Load Washing Machine

Bosch Front Load Washing Machine

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After a gamut of reviews on Samsung, LG and Panasonic washing machines, today we decided to pick a washing machine from a different brand, namely Bosch. Now, we all know that Bosch is a famous brand when it comes to providing us with some crackling electronic goods which makes our lives a step simpler. Therefore, today we will review a washing machine from the house of Bosch, namely Bosch WAB16161IN Front Load Washing Machine. By the name you have already understood that it is a front load washing machine with a holding capacity of 6kg. The machine has quite a few features and is priced Rs.29990/- (MRP). One things for sure, the machine costs much lesser than the ones we have reviewed earlier. However, is this machine worth the price? We shall check it out in the review below.

 

Product Description

  • Washing capacity text: 6 Kg Washing Capacity
  • Washing method text: Tumble Wash for Superior Wash Quality,
  • Number of wash programs text: 7 wash programs for different Washing requirement
  • Maximum spin speed text: 800 RPM for partial drying

 

Design

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After a brief product description, we will start our review session by talking about the design of Bosch WAB16161IN washing machine. Now, the machine does not look anything different from the washing machines that we have reviewed earlier from other brands. We, especially feel the machine looks quite similar to one of the Samsung’s washing machine owing to that fact that it has a completely white body. Yes, to start with Bosch WAB16161IN is a snow white machine with a white front door as well. Altogether, it gives an elegant look to the machine. There is a dial and a digital display above the machine door from where you choose the desired wash programme along with further setting from the digital display. It will also show the status of the chosen wash programme.

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Now, the wash drum of the machine has a holding capacity of 6kg and is made of stainless steel, to avid the growth of harmful bacteria along with rusting and corrosion. The digital display can be operated with simple touch and the dial is also quite easy to rotate. With that, we complete our description about the design of the machine. However, a little bit difference in the look of the machine from other brands would have added a lot more elegance to the interior of your home.

 

Features

Active Water

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Just like the name, the Active Water feature is super clever that adjusts the level of water by understanding the load of fabrics that have been thrown into the machine. In fact, it is so genius that works at reducing the usage of water which in turn saves a lot of electricity. Furthermore, this technologically updated washing machine uses hot water to completely eliminate the detergent deposit and bacteria which generally forms inside the wash drum. Hence, this system increases the life of the machine and gives you an amazing washing experience.

Allergy Plus + ECARF

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Did you know, Bosch WAB16161IN is the first ever washing machine with ECARF (European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation) certified programme? Well, yes that is the truth. The programme will reassure to deliver a hygienic programme which washes away the excess detergent the clothes with just one push of a button. Hence, say goodbye to allergies.

Pre-Activated Speed Perfect

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Now, you this feature is common in almost all washing machines, just that they are recognized by different names from different brands. With this features, you can speed up the wash cycle and reduce the time by 65%. However, if you fear about the wash results, then FYI the feature does not compromise on the performance. Therefore, experience more time for things that you love to do.

Time Delay 24hrs

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The Time Delay 24hrs feature lets you delay your wash cycle between 1 to 24 hours. this way you don’t have to wait for it to finish. Simply set the time and delay the wash cycle to give you fresh laundry as per your requirement.

Super 15’/30′ Programme

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There are times when we happen to be in a hurry for work, however, we are also left with some amount of laundry work. Worry not, with Bosch’s Super 15’/30′ Programme, you will get the benefit to wash, rinse and spin up to 2kgs of your lightly soiled laundry within 15-30 minutes. It is that quick and simple!

 

Warranty & Support

Warranty: 1 year warranty on the product and 10 year warranty on the mortar.

However, in case any defects in the manufacturing or functioning of the product are found during its Lifecycle, you can get in touch with Bosch Customer support. You can also register a service request with HomeYantra online and an authorized technician from brand will visit and resolve the issue.

 

Price & Availability

Bosch Fully Automatic Washing Machine is priced Rs.29990/- (MRP) and you can buy it from homyantra.com. In case you require further information related to offers and EMI, go ahead and click here.

 

Our Thoughts

The Good: First of all, we love the features of this machine. It has all the important features which we have reviewed in previous washing machine from other brands; however it is quite light on your pocket. Though the features were quite same, however the features performed effectively that is sure to give you a superior wash performance. Lastly, Front Load Washing Machine is also quite pocket friendly (as mentioned earlier) if we compare it to the features it has to offer us.

The Bad: This is exactly not bad; however we are not quite happy about the design of the machine. The design of the machine is quite common, almost a dupe for the Samsung washing machine. Therefore, something new would have been more appreciated and would have taken up the game of elegance a notch up.

The Bottom-Line: Well, Bosch Front Load Washing Machine WAB16161IN is one such electronic household product which deserves a place in your house. It performs quite well to give you the best laundry experience at the given price of Rs.29990/-, thereby taking care of your fabrics. In addition, it has 7 different wash programme options to suit your needs as per the requirement. Therefore, we feel you can give this product a try. Of course, the design part can a turn off for you; however if you are not particular about it then you can give it a shot.

Expert Review: LG 6 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine FH0H3NDNL02

 LG 6 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine

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LG Fully Automatic Washing Machine FH0H3NDNL02 is what we have picked today for our review session. Apart from being a fully automatic washing machine, it has a holding capacity of 6kg and is a front load type. It has quite a few features along with an elegant design to rejuvenate any space wherever you’ll place the machine. The machine is priced Rs.30490/- in the Indian market. However, before you ahead and spend that much amount on the machine, we shall put down our review for a better evaluation.

 

Product Description

  • Washing capacity text: 6 Kg Washing Capacity
  • Washing method text: Tumble Wash for Superior Wash Quality,
  • Number of wash programs text: 6 wash programs for different Washing requirement
  • Maximum spin speed text: 1000 RPM for partial drying

 

Design

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LG Fully Automatic Washing Machine FH0H3NDNL02 is white washing machine with blue undertones to it. The machine is a front loading type with a holding capacity of 6kg. With a sturdy body, the machine has a white front door which quite big enough to load and unload a large amount of fabric in one go. The drum of the machine is made stainless steel to avoid any rusting or corrosion.

LG Front Loading Washing Machine 6 kg capacity has a jog dial and digital display panel above the front door. The dial will help you to choose the wash programme as per your need and the digital display will show you the status of your wash cycle. You can also go for further settings with the digital display for a better wash cycle.

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In addition, there is small drawer at the top left corner of the machine with three columns where you can store the detergent.

 

Feature

LG Fully Automatic Washing Machine does not possess a whole lot of features like other washing machines; however, the few features make the machine an efficient product. Hence, let us check out what are these features which complete the machine.

Inverter Direct Drive Technology

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LG FH0H3NDNL02 comes with a unique Inverter Direct Drive Technology. Now, what does that means? Well, in this feature the motor is directly attached to the drum without the interference of any pulley or belt. As a result, it ensures that you get the advantage to save a lot of energy as the small mechanical parts are encouraged to dissipate less energy. Furthermore, it gives a superior washing performance with minimum noise and vibration.

Digital Control Panel

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LG Fully Automatic Washing Machine FH0H3NDNL02 comes with a digital control panel which is attached right above the front door. With this digital panel, one can easily control the functions that this machine has to offer you with just a touch. Also, get out of any function that has been set by you wrongly by quickly cancelling the function. It is that easy!

Fuzzy Logic Control

The Fuzzy Logic Control is a built-in load sensor. It is responsible to instantly detect the laundry load and set the particular washing conditions such as ideal water level and washing time. Simply set the wash programme type at Fuzzy and leave the rest in the hands of this genius washing machine to figure out.

Smart Diagnosis

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LG’s Smart Diagnosis is a fast and easy way to troubleshoot issues. Here, you will not have to call any technician. All you are entitled to do is pick call the LG Customer Service Helpline and set the phone on the appliance. The appliance then interacts with a computer that analyses the issue within seconds and provides an immediate solution.

Some Add-ons…

Apart from the ones mentioned above, the washing machine has some additional features as well. Such features include:

-the six intelligent motions for excellent washing performance. This feature includes scrubbing, rolling, stepping, swing, tumbling and filtration in the following order. It also sees to it that the clothes get less tangled with each which further prevents the clothes from damaging.

-Baby care Feature where the temperature rises up to 95-degree Celsius, enough to kill all the bacteria. Also, the gentle motor takes care of the quality of your infant’s clothes.

-the Quick 30 minutes feature that let you to complete a wash cycle of dirty clothes in just 30 minutes.

 

Warranty & Support

Warranty: 2-year warranty on the product and 10 years warranty on the motor.

However, in case any defects in the manufacturing or functioning of the product are found during its Lifecycle, you can get in touch with LG Customer support. You can also register a service request with HomeYantra online and an authorized technician from the brand will visit and resolve the issue.

 

Price & Availability

LG FH0H3NDNL02 Washing Machine is priced Rs.30490/- (MRP) and you can buy it from homeyantra.com. Also, if you need further information about offers and EMI, do make sure to click here.

 

Our Final Call

The Good: We are precisely impressed by the features of the machine compared to the amount we have to pay. The machine has all the important features that will meet almost all needs and will deliver a decent user experience.

The Bad: We did not find anything bad about this machine. However, we feel the design of the machine could have been tad better. We were actually expecting something different in terms of the design of this machine.

The Bottom-Line: Design wise, we may be not that impressed by the machine, however we quite like the features of the machine. Not just that, the machine performs quite efficiently and takes care of your fabrics without further damage. Therefore, you can buy this machine in case you are thinking of purchasing one. However, you can also check out other options that are available on the market.

 

Expert Review: Samsung 674 Litre Side by Side Refrigerator RS62K6007FG

Samsung 674 Litre Side by Side Refrigerator

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Samsung side by side refrigerator RS62K6007FG review always holds a positive outlook from team Homeyantra’s end because of the way the refrigerators look along with some first-class features. So, today our team is back with yet another review session and today we have picked Samsung RS62K6007FG which is a side by side refrigerator as well. Samsung side by side refrigerator price in India is Rs.96300 and has a holding capacity of 674ltr. Not to mention, it is a frost free refrigerator which is accompanied by other features as well. Hence, get down into the job of reviewing about this fridge without furthermore blabbering.

 

Product Description

  • Capacity: 674ltr
  • Type: American Style
  • Door Type: Side-by-Side
  • Freezer Type: Top freezer

 

Design

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We will start Samsung side by side refrigerator review by focusing on the design of this product and the justice it will do to your kitchen. To start with, Samsung RS62K6007FG refrigerator is an American style refrigerator with a holding capacity of 674ltr. Hence, it is a huge side-by-side door fridge where you can evenly spread out all your eatables rather than cluttering them in one place. It has a smooth starry gold body which oozes elegance and is sure to add a lot of depth to your kitchen. We also love the handle of the fridge which is a perfect example of minimalism. The recessed handles and hidden hinges provide a touch of charm that complements any modern decor.That’s not where the art of the handle ends. The handle of the fridge holds an ice blue external LED display which shows the temperature of the fridge. You can also select the Vacation Mode and set yourself free for a vacation without bothering about your refrigerator. Thus, now you can control the working of your fridge with just one touch.

Now moving into the fridge, the first thing that you will notice is the humungous space that the refrigerator holds. There is the number of shelves, compartments and boxes which have been designed to serve different purposes.

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The shelves are made of sturdy material to hold heavy loads efficiently. Apart from that, the shelves can be pulled out easily and re-arranged as per your requirement which will easily enable you to reach the particular item you want. Another interesting fact about this fridge is the Twist Ice Maker, whereby you just need to twist the ice tray to dispense them. In addition, the Big Guard feature of the refrigerator allows you to store bigger containers of milk and juice in the door, along with two rows of beverage cans and bottles. Here, the shelves are deeper than the ones found in the conventional refrigerator. Apart from that, the interior of the fridge is flooded with LED lights so that you can get a better of all the stuff in the fridge.

 

Features

Samsung RS62K6007FG refrigerator has the standard features, found in almost all the Samsung American style refrigerators. Let us head straight to the features.

Win-Win Situation

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Experience a double winning situation with the Twin Cooling System in Samsung RS62K6007FG refrigerator. A very clever technology, it uses two separate air flows and accurate temperature control to maintain the right humidity levels in both the fridge and freezer. As a result, your food remains fresh and there are no rooms for mixing of odours.

Precisely Fresh

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Precise Chef Cooling technology is quite finicky about keeping your food fresher for longer. This super accurate technology minimises any temperature vacillation to within just ± 0.5 °C. As a result, it constantly keeps a check towards any change and then precisely controls the operation of the compressor.

Smart Seven

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To maintain cool freshness automatically, Samsung came up with the Smart Sensor System which uses 7 internal and external sensors to observe conditions and modifies settings based on a variety of determinants. For example, hot summer days call for opening the fridge more often. Hence, when the door is opened frequently the system tells the compressor to speed up which in turn keeps the interior cool and food fresh.

Maintain cool freshness automatically, in any condition.

The Word is ‘Multi’

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Now coming to the Multi Flow technology and we are pretty sure you have come across this feature earlier as well. However, for the newbies out there, this tech is responsible to maintain a uniform temperature in the refrigerator. There are small vents over each shelf from where cold air flows in each compartment at the same time. As a result, the art of cooling improves and food stays fresher for longer.

Power of Cooling and Freezing

We are clubbing two features in this section. First of all, the Power Cool technology of this refrigerator is responsible to chill your food instantly (well, almost), thereby locking up the freshness and the nutritional value of the food. On the other hand, the Power Freeze technology will always keep you ready for ice-cubes and good quality frozen food with just a push of the button.

Digitally Upgraded

Lastly, we come to the Digital Inverter Technology which is available in all every Samsung refrigerator. However, FYI this technology automatically regulates the compressor pace in response to cooling demand across 7 levels and also uses less energy. Also, as a bonus, it comes with 10 years of warranty.

 

Warranty & Support

Warranty: 1-year comprehensive manufacturer warranty on Refrigerator and 10 years warranty on compressor from Samsung.

However, in case any defects in the manufacturing or functioning of the product are found during its Lifecycle, you can get in touch with Samsung Customer support. You can also register a service request with HomeYantra online and an authorized technician from brand will visit and resolve the issue

 

Price & Availability

Samsung side by side refrigerator price has been set Rs.96300 (MRP) and is available @ homeyantra.com. For further information about offers and EMI, feel free to click here.

 

Our Verdict

The Good: Everything about this refrigerator is good, starting from the design to the features that it holds. We genuinely could not find anything not to term as ‘good’.

The Bad: There are ‘zero’ bad features or properties in this refrigerator.

The Bottom-line: We finally reached the bottom of the review session with a bottom-line to it. As you can see, the fridge is elegantly designed with a classy handle that adds a whole lot of depth to the look. In addition, the features and the performance of the fridge is a ‘killer’ to be precise. Plus, the price is pocket-friendly as well. What else can you ask for? Hence, this refrigerator is a must-have in your kitchen space if you are finding something catering this price range.

 

Expert Review: Samsung 591 Litres Side By Side Refrigerator RS554NRUA1J

 

Samsung 591 Litres Side By Side Refrigerator

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Today we are back with yet another review session from the house of Samsung. Samsung side by side refrigerator review will include the price, design and features of Samsung RS554NRUA1J. It is an elegant looking refrigerator which has a holding capacity of 591ltr and follows the American style of side-by-side door. Samsung side by side refrigerator price is Rs.100300/-. So is this refrigerator worth this amount? We shall find it out on our blog below.

 

Product Description

  • Capacity: 591ltr
  • Type: American Style
  • Door Type: Side-by-Side
  • Freezer Type: Top freezer

 

Design

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Samsung side by side refrigerator RS554NRUA1J price which has been set in India Rs.100300 is a piece of art in itself and looks super classy. It is designed to light up your modern kitchen set-up effortlessly. Samsung RS554NRUA1J is an American style side-by-side door refrigerator with a small twist in the centre of the right door. There is small door kind of an opening on the surface of the right door where you can store water or drinks of your choice. Hence, without opening the fridge altogether one can easily take out the bottle as per their requirement. Furthermore, the door serves as a shelf as where you can pour your drink. Thus, experience a mini bar in your home itself.

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Before we forget, the fridge has a beautiful white shiny silver glass body with a holding capacity of 591ltr. The noteworthy space that the fridge offers, you can easily organize and keep the eatables inside the refrigerator. There is a gamut of shelves, compartments, and boxes inside the refrigerator to serve the same purpose.

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Now let us pay some attention to the unique handle design of the refrigerator which looks sleek and classy. In addition, there is a beautiful LED display on the handle with bright blue light that keeps you updated about the interior status of your refrigerator.

Apart from that, the interior of the refrigerator is illuminated with the help of LED light. As a result, you can easily find out each and every stuff, even the one kept at the far end. In addition, you will also get the advantage of a low electricity bill.

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Features

Less Electricity Bill with 10 Year Warranty

Samsung’s Digital Inverter Compressor is quite opposite to the conventional compressors which are only responsible to start and stop. However, this one is infused with 7 adjustable speeds. As a result, these adjustable speeds suit different cooling demands, hence reducing wear and tear for exceptional durability and less noise. As a bonus, you’ll face less electricity bill with the benefit of the 10-year warranty.

Fresh Food for Longer Period

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The Nine Sensor in Samsung RS554NRUA1J is worth the praise. Why? The Nine Sensor exceptionally keeps track of variables like the temperature and the humidity level inside and outside the refrigerator. Furthermore, it also keeps track of your using pattern. As a result, the Digital Inverter Compressor optimises the settings for a balanced cooling, which eliminates the need to stop and restart the refrigerator. Thus it all time provides fresh food and also uses 24% less energy.

It’s a Twin

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Experience the benefit of even cooling all around the refrigerator with the help of Twin Cooling System. In this system, the cold air spreads evenly through various outlets at every shelf level. As a result, so it preserves a uniform temperature and food stays fresher.

Chill Food in the Wink of an Eye

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The Power Cool feature of Samsung refrigerator works at quickly chilling the food and locking the freshness. With just a touch button, cold air starts blowing into the refrigerator. As a result, the inside temperature is reduced to 1 °C. Hence, your food will remain fresh and beverages will be quickly cooled for drinking.

Alarm to the Rescue

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Do you have a habit of forgetting to shut down the fridge door? With Samsung RS554NRUA1J, you will practically get rid of this habit. Their smart Fridge Door Alarm will alert you will you forget to shut down the more. As a result, see less electricity bill and eat fresh food.

Fingertips- is all We have to Say

Get rid of opening your fridge more often with the cool LED display which will keep informing you the interior status of your refrigerator.

 

Warranty & Support

Warranty: 1-year comprehensive manufacturer warranty on Refrigerator and 10 years warranty on compressor from Samsung

However, in case any defects in the manufacturing or functioning of the product are found during its Lifecycle, you can get in touch with Samsung Customer support. You can also register a service request with HomeYantra online and an authorized technician from the brand will visit and resolve the issue.

 

Price & Availability

Samsung side by side refrigerator price in India has been set Rs.100300 and is available @homeyantra.com. You can gather further information about offers and Emi from here.

 

Our Verdict

The Good: Well, almost everything about this refrigerator is great. It has a first-class design, superb features and as a bonus, you also get to experience a mini bar in your home, which is the most attractive part of the fridge. Compared to these entire things, Samsung side by side refrigerator price is quite pocket-friendly rather than burning down your pocket.

The Bad: Nothing about this refrigerator can be termed as bad. We did not find anything bad enough to mention in this section.

The Bottom-line: If you are finding a refrigerator within this price range, you should definitely get this one right away. It will serve all your needs along with adding a dash of elegance to your kitchen. Of course, you don’t have to five a second thought about this refrigerator.

 

 

ExpertReview – All you need to know about Panasonic TH-49CX400DX 4K UHD TV

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Panasonic TH-49CX400DX

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If you are completely new to 4K UHD TV and looking for some of the best options to buy one, then we have found one 4K UHD TV from the house of Panasonic, namely Panasonic TH-49CX400DX. The TV is priced Rs.134900 in the Indian market and has a 49-inch display screen. It is quite a chic looking TV thin body to add an edge to your living room. However, what are the features that will make this TV worth purchasing? Also, is it worth purchasing at all? We shall reveal on the blog below.

Product Description

  • Screen Size: 49-inches
  • Display resolution: 4K Ultra HD with 3840 x 2160 Resolution
  • Total speaker power output rms: 16 W Audio Output
  • Connectivity input: 3 HDMI and 2 USB Slot

Design

We will start the review with the design of Panasonic TH-49CX400DX 4K UHD TV. The design of this TV is nothing special and has a standard 4K UHD LED TV design. Well, of course, the TV set looks quite elegant and will add the much-needed dose of sophistication to the modern interior of your of your living room. Panasonic TH-49CX400DX is a 49 inch full HD display comes with a high definition look with the stands which are placed on the sides of the TV. The stands are quite out of the TV and this is something that we found quite unique in terms of design. The bezels on all sides are quite thin and the one that is placed at the bottom is silver in color. The TV is the usual rectangular in shape and black, made of good quality plastic and has a cabinet which is suave. The rear portion of the TV is also made of plastic which a smooth finish as well.

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Next, we focussed on the placing of buttons and other stuff. The power button of the TV is placed on the bottom panel. As per connectivity points are concerned, there are 3 x HDMI and 2 x USB points are available. The TV can also be mounted on the wall if you choose to skip the stands. The TV is not as sleek as other 4K UHD TVs from other brands like Sony, but the entire look will definitely make your viewing experience good.

Picture Quality

Before we start on with the picture quality of this TV, let us say it is quite good compared to the price that you have to pay for it.

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Panasonic TH-49CX400DX 4K UHD TV has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and the vivid visuals come with a 49-inch screen. The picture quality of this TV is quite stunning and will give u the exact feeling of looking out of the window rather than a TV (it is that lifelike). Thanks to IPS LED panel and Dot Noise Reduction feature which makes viewing a thrilling experience on this TV. The IPS panel is responsible to provide high light transmittance along with a wide viewing angle. Also, the LED backlight works by increasing the picture brightness. The Dot Noise Reduction feature further gives a clear picture quality by reducing the dots or the grains in the picture.

Apart from that, we also tested the video quality which we are putting in this section. While we were watching the fast motion videos, we did not see the picture quality breaking or blurry. Rather it displayed a clear video quality which was quite unbelievable from this TV if we compare the price that we have to pay. Also, we did not have to do much adjustment for a clear picture quality like playing with the brightness and the redness of this TV.

Sound Quality

Next, we tested the audio quality of this TV. On the whole, the audio quality is good; however, when compared with other 4K UHD TV catering the same price range, the sound quality can become one of the main turn off. The TV comes with two speakers and a Surround Mode sound quality. The speakers have an output of2*8W which was ‘okeish’ for us but nothing great. It will not have a great surrounding impact if you enjoy listening to loud music; however, the sound quality is fine for the small room. Overall, we have are not quite impressed by the sound quality.

Features

Panasonic TH-49CX400DX 4K UHD TVhas quite a few features catering the picture quality. It does not include too many features that will make it stand out in the crowd.

Tease Out Every Detail

Panasonic 4K Ultra HD TV comes with Quad Core Pro Engine which doubles up the game of watching this TV on a huge 49-inch screen with a stunning picture quality. The Quad-Core Pro Engine simply carves out every detail of the picture for a lifelike experience which is way better than a conventional 4K UHD TV.

Choose any Viewing Angle

Thanks to IPS LED panel which has made viewing this TV from any angle a whole new experience. The IPS LED technology has added an edge to the picture quality with the help of LED backlight that helps in increasing the brightness.

Fast Motion the Smoother Way

The 100 Hz Backlight Motion Rate is the reason behind smooth fast motion videos on this TV. Most LCD TVs lack in this context whereby the fast motioned picture breaks or appears blurry. The BMR technology has been infused in this TV to address this particular problem whereby it sequentially turns off the backlight while delivering such images.

Clear and Crisp Image

Lastly, with Dot Noise Reduction feature works furthermore to give you a clear image. This technology reduces the appearance of grains in the picture by detecting the noise and correcting the same for a crisp image quality.

Connectivity

Last but not the least, we are here to talk about the connectivity status of this TV. Well, Panasonic TH-49CX400DX 4K UHD TV has the basic connectivity options as it is not a smart TV which we must keep in mind. It has 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports along with built-in Wi-Fi connection. We especially tested the Wi-Fi connectivity and found that it connected quite easily without any complication.

Warranty & Support

Warranty: 1-year comprehensive manufacturer warranty from PANASONIC

However, in case any defects in the manufacturing or functioning of the product are found during its Lifecycle, you can get in touch with Panasonic Customer support. You can also register a service request with HomeYantra online and an authorized technician from the brand will visit and resolve the issue.

Price & Availability

Panasonic TH-49CX400DX 4K UHD TV with the 49-inch display is priced Rs.134900 ad is available @homeyantra.com. You can gather further information about offers and EMI here.

Our Verdict

The Good: Panasonic TH-49CX400DX 4K UHD TV has an amazing picture quality which will take your experience of watching TV to a different level. The exceptional rich color and cracking details with the right hint of brightness is something worth praising about this TV. Also, In terms of connectivity, it has all the standard connectivity options and nothing more can be expected here.

The Bad: In terms of sound quality, we will not say it is bad but it is nothing exceptional like the picture quality. We will rather say the sound quality is decent but we were expecting something better out of this TV if compared with the price. In terms of connectivity, it has all the standard connectivity options and nothing more can be expected here.

The Bottom Line: So, the only turn off as we can see is the sound quality of the TV and it can be a serious issue if you are particular about that. However, if you are planning to buy a 4K UHD TV for the first time, then this is your go-to option. Plus, it will not even dig a hole in your pocket.

 

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Samsung UA55KU6470 TV

 

Samsung UA55KU6470

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We are back with yet another review about a TV and this one belongs to a well-known brand called Samsung. Now, we all know that Samsung is one of the top shot brands when it comes to electronic goods which are spread globally. Whenever a consumer thinks of buying a new electronic good, he or she does give a thought about the brand.

So, today we are all set to review Samsung UA55KU6470 4K UHD Flat Smart TV. However, we will take a look at the features and finally put our thoughts at the end of this write-up.

 

Product Description

  • Display resolution: 4K Ultra HD with 3840 x 2160 Resolution
  • Total speaker power output rms: 20 W Audio Output
  • Connectivity input: 3 HDMI and 2 USB Slot

 

Design

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Let us start with the design of this TV. Well, if you see it, you won’t find a huge difference in the design or anything as such striking. Well, like any other 4K UHD TV, this model is also super sleek and chic which has a metal line design with front black and VNB bezel. It has a plate T-shaped stand which you can use if you choose to keep the TV on a TV stand. Apart from that, we did not notice anything outstanding about the design of the product. You can either choose to hang it on the wall or use the stand; however setting this TV in your bedroom or drawing room will add an edge to the interiors along with a splash of elegance.

 

Picture quality

Do we really need to mention anything about the picture quality? Let us just say, we cannot get enough of it. The picture quality without any second thought is stunning. When we tested the picture quality, our first reaction to the picture quality was ‘WOW’! Thanks to the PurColour technology, this has a wider range of colour to present you with true colours, nothing less than real life image. It has 8 million pixels, which is four times more than a normal HD display. PurColour is dedicated to increasing the colour adjustment point by 7 times which otherwise is 27 in conventional UHD TVs. This, in turn, allows the viewer with much richer and more refined shades.

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Viewing pictures or videos on flat screen TV will obviously make it appear all pretty much flat. However, with Samsung’s Contrast Enhancer which is infused in the TV, we actually noticed the flat images to come alive, almost creating 3D- like dramatic effect. Our team was quite impressed by the vivid viewing experience which is quite rare on a flat-screen TV.

Next, we focused on the resolution part of the TV. The TV has a resolution 3840 x 2160 with 4K UHD display. Now, Ultra HD viewing means you can see every elaborate feature on the screen clearer than ever. Think this to be 4-times more when it comes to Samsung UHD 4K TV which makes the experience all the more lifelike as if you are the part of that picture.

Other things that we noticed were that when we transferred a video from a different source which was not a 4K UHD source to the TV, we were surprised that the picture quality on the TV was almost like that of 4K UHD picture quality. Thanks to Samsung UHD Picture Engine for such a unique experience which we did not come across any other 4K UHD TV.

Lastly, we tested the video quality on this TV. We did not notice any blurring or any unwanted glitch in fast moving or slow moving videos. The fast motion videos were clearer than the slow moving videos; however, on the whole, we gave thumbs up to the video quality as well. Overall, we are awestruck by the picture and the video quality and this can one of the strongest points which should push you to buy the TV.

 

Sound Quality

Like the previous Samsung TV, this TV has surprisingly a better sound quality. To start with, allow us to mention Samsung UA55KU6470 has a Dolby Digital Plus sound quality which receives thumbs up from our end. The Sound Output is 20W (L: 10W, R: 10W) with the speaker type of 2CH (Down Firing + Bass Reflex). Other things include DTS Studio Sound for virtual surrounding along with Wallmount Sound Mode and HD audio quality. Yes, the sound quality was pretty good as well when we tested it in a big room. When we played music, the sound was pretty clear without any breaking otherwise. Thus, here we are giving you another reason to invest in this TV set.

 

Features

UHD Picture Engine: UHD upscaling enhances the quality of all of your viewing when you transfer contents from a non UHD source to this TV to view the content which almost same picture quality like that of 4K UHD TV.

Change Instantly: You can now change smoothly and instantly from one app to another or you can switch to live TV while watching a video with Samsung Smart TV. Also, you can start watching the video right from the place where you had left.

Quick Browsing: Well, browsing in Samsung Smart TV has become easier now as it has covered all the amazing apps and websites to your heart’s content. It is packed with tons of best apps and all you have to do is swipe left or right to get hold of your favourite app. It will also suggest your websites which are popular in your region which means browsing is all the more simple now. Everything is possible in the wink of an eye!

Powerful Quad Core: Enjoy faster performance with this amazing Quad Core processor with your Samsung Smart TV. Enjoy seamlessly and faster changing of channels, switching between content and web browsing, as well as smoother interaction.

Experience Multimedia in your living room: With High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) inputs, Samsung will transfer your living room with some kind of an invisible magic wand into a multimedia entertainment centre, with high-speed transmission of high definition digital data from various devices.

 

Connectivity

Those were some of the prominent features in Samsung UA55KU6470. Lastly, we have to speak about the connectivity part of this TV. Well, the TV is quite a master in this context. Samsung Smart TV is super easy to connect to your TV. It can wake you up in the morning with all the important information you need to start the day with. It perfectly syncs with your mobile phone. You can easily watch any video, picture or TV show on that big screen so that you can keep your hands-free. It perfectly picks the signal from your phone when it is close to the TV so that you can enjoy the same content on a bigger screen. Not just that, it can also work another way round, whereby you can watch a content from TV to mobile at any corner of the house.

Apart from that, with ConnectShare Movie, you can easily plug your USB memory drive or HDD into your TV and immediately movies, photos or music. Also, with Wireless LAN Built-in you can easily streamline your TV’s connectivity without adding any external devices to maintain the look of the TV. Thus, we also love the connectivity capability of the TV and yet another reason we have for you to invest on this TV.

 

Warranty & Support

Warranty: 1-year warranty

Support: You can directly call Samsung support @ 1800-3000-8282 or 1800-266-8282. Apart from that you can mail them or go for a Live Chat as well.

 

Price and Availability

SamsungUA55KU6470 priced at Rs. 176900/- (MRP) and is available at  HomeYantra.

For further information about offers and EMI, feel free to check here.

 

Our Views

Well, you must have understood how much we are impressed by the features of this TV. At this price, Samsung UA55KU6470 is offering a lot more than expected. With their improved sound quality and connectivity, we are superbly flattered by this TV. Not just that, the picture quality is one of a kind and this time even if you watch it from an angle, the picture will not appear greyish. Thus, we will highly recommend this TV to our readers and can assure you that you will not regret the investment.

Bosch KAN92LB35 Serie 8 American Fridge Freezer

Bosch KAN92LB35 Serie 8 American Fridge Freezer

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Whenever we sit and look out for some of the top electronic brands, Bosch is one such brand which cannot be avoided.

Let us put it in this way, Bosch is one of the leading brands when it comes to technology and services covering a plethora of categories like Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, Energy and Building Technology.

Among all these, we picked up a household electronic good and that Bosch KAN92LB35 Serie 8 American Fridge Freezer which is, well, a gigantic appliance!!

Well, just like the name suggests, it is an American style refrigerator which has been split from the centre into fridge and freezer, a style quite rare in India. However, if you are planning to invest in this particular model from the house of Bosch, then here is a quick review from our end that might just give you a clear idea about the product before you make any investment.

 

Product Description

  • Door Type: Side By Side Door
  • Freezer Type: Top Freezer
  • Type: Frost Free
  • Actual Capacity: 592 litres
  • Freezer Lamp: Yes
  • Capacity: 501ltr-600ltr
  • Dimensions: 912 X 1756X 732 mm
  • Egg Tray: Yes
  • Ice-Tray: Yes

 

Design

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We just have three words to say in this case, ‘Classy, Sleek, and Suave’. Yes, we are that much in love with the design of this product. The black glass door along with Chrome Inox Metallic panel gives a very elegant finish to the fridge which just adds up to the modern aesthetic to your home. Overall, it gives a westernise look to the interiors of your home.  Plus, the minimalistic digital display enables the user for quick access without opening the device every single time.

Next, we shifted our attention to the interior design of this refrigerator. Well, firstly the electronic appliance is divided from the middle into freezer and fridge which is not quite available in India (as mentioned above). There are several shelves and drawers in the fridge, which actually helps in arranging the food uniformly without creating a mess.

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The BigBox which is present in Bosch KAN92LB35 is an extra deep frozen food drawer which helps in stacking up a frozen food container or larger frozen items like gateaux or pizzas. Thus, if you are planning to throw a big party with loads of guests on your list, you can bet on this appliance to store all your food items. Apart from that, features like VitaFresh Plus and ChillerBox will make sure to keep the veggies and fruits fresh, crunchy and juicy including taking care of other food items like meat and fish.

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Overall, the refrigerator has a capacity of 592 litres and the freezer alone has a capacity of 217 litres. Thus, one can easily store large or bulky items in the freezer for which you ought to thank the capacious shelves and the compartments.

Lastly, the interior of the fridge gets lit up by the LED light which is practically a new lighting concept for refrigerators. LED light will help in illuminating the interior with a soothing effect without eating up a lot of electricity and increasing your bill.

 

Features

With all that being said about the design, why not let us talk about the features with which the appliance is infused with? Well, Bosch KAN92LB35 has some really impressive features which actually grabbed our attention. Check out the list below.

SuperFreezing:

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Let us start by thanking this feature called SuperFreezing which works at protecting frozen food from defrosting while adding new food to the freezer. Not just that, the new food freezes faster as well. The automatic freezing function returns to normal operation once the required temperature is reached and this quality helps in saving energy.

SuperCooling:

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This can be termed as a smart feature of this refrigerator. Well, when you activate the SuperCooling function, food that’s just been kept in the fridge is cooled more quickly. At the same time, it stops food already in the fridge from warming up. How can you do this? Simply push the button pushing to 2°C (which is the lowest) to reduce the temperature. However, approximately after 6 hours, the function will automatically switch back to prevent excessive power consumption.

NoFrost:

The NoFrost feature is all responsible to collect the humidity in the air in the central fin evaporator rather than building up in the appliance or on the foods. The chiller is responsible for drawing out the warmth of the freezer area and automatically defrosts from time to time. The resultant condensation is taken to the surface and volatilizes using the compressor warmth in a unique collecting pan. Thus, humidity in the appliance is lowered which means that almost no ice forms.

Multi-Airflow System:

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If you are looking for an even flow of cold air in your refrigerator, then Bosch is here with a superb solution. The fan-assisted MultiAirflow System causes mild, even flow of cold air which emerges at all levels of the chilling and freezing area. Temperature inconstancies are minimised and cooling time reduces which will help your foods to grasp their flavour for longer.

VitaFresh:

The innovative VitaFresh cooling tech keeps fresh food fresh for up to 3 times longer. Within the VitaFresh sections, there are two air humidity zones namely the dry VitaFresh Zone and Moist VitaFresh Zone. The dry one is apt for storing sausage, cheese, meat, and fish. On the other hand, the moist area provides an excellent environment for fruit and veggies, thereby ensuring that the freshness, flavour and nutritional value are locked for longer.

Eco-Mode:

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Take a bow to the Eco-Mode function of this appliance which helps at adjusting the fridge to an economical chilling temperature. Go ahead and push the button without thinking twice.

Holiday Mode:

Turn on your vacation mood by turning on the Holiday mode. When the function is activated, the temperature in the fridge section is set to approx. +14°C and in the freezer approx. −18°C, which royally protects all your frozen foods and prevents energy wastage while you can enjoy with full energy in the holiday destination.

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Warranty & Support

Warranty: 1-year warranty

 

Price & Availability

The Bosch KAN92LB35 has priced Rs. 154900 (MRP).

It is available @ HomeYantra. For further offers and EMI, you can check here.

 

Our Verdict

Team HomeYantra is absolutely impressed by Bosch KAN92LB35, not just by its look (though we cannot get enough of it) but also by its features. This huge refrigerator which is slit from the middle with a westernise look to it is quite an eye-catcher. Not just that, its features like SuperFrezeeing, SuperCooling, VitaFresh, to name a few are perfect to keep your food all fresh, juicy, crunchy and full of flavours. Also, not to forget the space it has to offer to store a huge amount of food items in the fridge as well the freezer to keep you ready for any big occasion. Thus, we feel this product is great if you have to store a lot of eatables and also if your house is spacious enough. However, if you are low on budget or have a medium sized home or even if you do not store a huge amount of eatables in the fridge, then you can easily give a pass to this appliance.

The Ultimate Guide To Buying A TV

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Last 5-7 years have been the most dynamic and eventful phase in the history of Television as a product category in India. After the transition from CRT TV to flat panel screens, TV has been on constant evolution from Plasma to LCD to LED to its more sophisticated versions coming up every year. Brands are fighting each other on technology, viewing experience and pricing in this fiercely competitive category.

Whereas a customer is confronted with a plethora of choices. From TV types like regular HD TV to ultra modern 4K HD TVs to an insane amount of smart features. It’s enough to send any ones’ head for a spin to decide on which one to buy. This Ultimate Guide to buying the right Television by Homeyantra makes the process of buying right product simpler.

Know what Television best suits your home and family. To begin with, some key features that should be considered while buying a TV.

Screen Size

In the case of TVs, big is almost always better. You need to consider the below parameters to zero in on the ideal screen size for you.

  • Budget – Refer to the below table to get an idea of TV costing
Screen Size (in Inches) Standard HD LED TV (in INR)
30 & Below 10,000 to 20,000
31 to 40 20,000 to 40,000
41 to 49 30,000 to 55,000
50 & Above 40,000 to 12 Lacs
  • Viewing Distance – There is an optimum viewing distance for every TV. If you are too close the images appear pixelated, and if you are too far you won’t get optimum details. You have to be at a distance of 1.6 times the diagonal length of the TV.

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Type of Resolution

  • 4K Ultra HD
    • Also known as UHD TVs, this is at present the newest and best resolution available in the marketplace. They provide about 4 times the resolution of HD TVs and produce stunningly clear, crisp and detailed images. Another advantage of UHD TVs is HDR (High Dynamic Range). This enhances the contrast and colour of the existing pixels of the TV to create more lifelike images.
  • HD Resolution
    • 1080p – This supports a resolution of up to 1080 (typical resolution 1920 x 1080). This is by far the highest selling HDTV at the moment. This would allow you to watch full HD content and all TV programs at the highest resolution.
    • 720p – This is for budget buyers. You would get quality resolution for your DVDs and TV shows. This is the most economical of the 3.

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Image showing clarity of picture at various resolutions

Type of Screen

  • Plasma – Plasma TV by far has the best contrast and gives the best picture quality in a dark room. However, now LED technology is catching up and gives the same picture at a lesser price. We don’t see much of Plasma TVs in the market now.
  • LCD – These TV set use Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) to produce images. These TVs were successful in replacing the CRT televisions, however, they are neither power efficient nor the picture quality is as rich as LED TVs.
  • LED – The most widely used TV at the moment are LED TVs. They are energy efficient, thin and light weight. These TVs make for very bright images. They come in 2 types, namely
    • Backlit LED
    • Edge LED
  • OLED – OLED or Organic LEDs is the latest and the best display technology at the moment. Unlike other technologies, OLEDs produces the true blacks with bright highlights. OLED displays are extremely thin and super light weight. The only draw back they are still new in the market and very expensive.

Features

  • Smart TV – A TV that could connect to various devices (laptop/phone) through technologies like Miracast are know termed as Smart TVs. Smart TVs can connect to the internet as well and supports Apps like YouTube, Netflix, Hotstar etc.
  • 3D TV – TVs which can play 3D content, which is quite prevalent nowadays, are known as 3D TV.
    • Passive 3D – Shows 2 different images simultaneously. The design of the glass is such that each eye can see only 1 image. Passive 3D glasses do not require a battery.
    • Active 3D – Active 3D alternates images between both eyes. These glasses are expensive and require a battery change.

Difference between 3D glasses

Connectivity

  • HDMI – HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is by far the best and the most efficient connection available for HD TVs. It can stream media players, Blu-Ray players, A/V receivers, gaming consoles and much more. HDMI carries both picture and sound in one cable which makes setting up a simple task and it is much cleaner.
  • USB – There are countless devices that can be connected to the TV like pen drives, digital camera, internet dongles etc. However, not all file formats are supported by the TV. Please check the catalogue to get an idea about the supported files.
  • Optical – This is a little old school option for connecting CD/DVD players. The TV is connected with an optical cable. This type of connection is used for audio equipment only. Although this technology exists, HDMI is a better option.
  • VGA – This option is used for connecting computers/laptops to the TV. This is an old technology and hardly seen in modern TVs.
  • Ethernet – Ethernet cable helps the TV to connect to the home internet so that the smart features could be used.
  • WiFi – This helps the TV to connect to the home network without any wirelessly. Once WiFi is connected you could use streaming technology like Miracast to view content from other devices which are connected to the same network.

With this ultimate guide, one can take an informed buying decision, with the right choice of the television that suits ones need the best. For quicker product discovery, Homeyantra‘s Smart Decision Tool helps you choose the right TV from a wide range of products.

The Ultimate Guide To Buying A Washing Machine

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Washing Machines play a pivotal role in our ever-evolving, day to day needs. The current range of washing machines ranges from time-tested workhorses to energy efficient products with latest in technology and innovation. Customer’s being spoiled for choices with too many different types and different sizes of washing machines flooded in the Indian market. This Homeyantra’s Ultimate Guide to buying the right washing machine makes the first step of your buying journey much simpler, that is knowing what suits your needs the best. Here we go.

Types of Washing Machine – There are 3 types of washing machines that are available in India at the moment.

  • Semi-Automatic – These washing machines are entry level washing machines with 2 tubs. These machines are cheaper and don’t need a constant supply of water. They are not feature rich, however, gets the basic job of washing clothes, done.
      • 2 separate tubs for washing and drying
      • Needs manual intervention
  • Fully Automatic Top Loading – These machines are the most widely used washing machines at the moment. These have only 1 tub hence doesn’t require any manual intervention. They have preset washing programs which can make washing done by touching a button.
      • Single Tub
      • Integrated washer and dryer
      • Better wash than Semi-Automatic
      • Some have built-in heaters
      • Energy efficient
  • Fully Automatic Front Loading – These have the best washing quality among all the washing machines. Most of the machines have built-in heaters which are required for a hot wash. These are also the most water efficient machines.
    • Best wash quality
    • Most have built-in heaters
    • Wash programs for a better wash
    • Variable spin speeds for quicker drying

Below table would give a few differences in the type of washing machines-Types of washing machines

Capacity

It is advisable to fill the tub of the machine up to 75% of the total load capacity. This ensures optimum level of washing with efficient use of water. Refer to the below chart to get an idea about which capacity you should purchase.Washing Machine Capacity Guide

Key features to look out for

Below are some key features, which we think would reduce the pain points in your laundry routine.

  • Wash Cycles – Most top loader and front loader have wash cycles. Some advanced machines provide a plethora of wash cycles but come at a premium. These settings adjust water temperature and spin speeds to suit a wide range of fabric types
  • Water Heater – Most front loader and some top loader fully automatic machines have a hot water wash functionality. They have an inbuilt heater which controls the temperature of the water.
  • Quick Wash – This feature helps in quickly was a small load of clothes. This is very important when you have that last minute meeting and your clothes are in the laundry basket.
  • Pause Washing Cycle – More often than not you forget to put the last sock or handkerchief in the machine, this feature is exactly for that kind of a situation. Most washing machines lock the doors once the washing cycle starts, a pause option would definitely let you put that in the machine.
  • Steam – This feature is available in most mid-range to high-end washing machines these days. Steam passes through fibre better and hence, is used for removing tough stains which lead to odour free wash.

Homeyantra has simplified the process of choosing the right washing machine for Indian homes. With its smart decision tool, one can precisely know the right product that suits his needs.

The Ultimate Guide To Buying a Fridge

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These days refrigerators are as smart as any device in your household. Today, fridges come with a plethora of features and different level of energy efficiencies. With every product claiming superiority over others, choosing the right fridge for your home could be a difficult task. This Homeyantra’s Ultimate Guide to buying the right Refrigerator makes buying process simpler. Know which fridge best suits your home and family.

Below are the 5 absolutely important things to consider while buying the perfect fridge for your home.

  • Size of the fridge
  • Design of the fridge
  • Energy Rating
  • Cool Features

Size of the Fridge

The size of the fridge is the most important consideration that needs to be made before buying it. Bigger is better, no that is not always true especially when it comes to a fridge. Things to look for while checking the size

  • Size of the family
  • Food habits – Non-Vegetarian or Vegetarian
  • Available space in Room or Kitchen

Apart from the above parameters, please ensure that the fridge can pass through the passages, elevators and all points of entry to avoid physical damage to the product. Please ensure to have enough space to allow the fridge door to open properly.

Types of Fridge

Once you have zeroed in on the size of the fridge, you need to look into the design tat will suit you best.

  • Mini Fridge
    • Good for one Room
      • Capacity 40 to 100 lit
      • Direct Cool
      • Small or no Freezer Space
      • Economical
  • Single Door
    • Good for Couples and small family
      • Capacity 150 to 300
      • Direct Cool
      • Economical
      • Sufficient Freezer Space
  • Double Door
    • Good for families of 3 to 4
      • Capacity 230 to 500 Ltr.
      • Frost Free
      • Large freezer space
      • Energy Savings Chart
      • Energy efficient
      • Shelves are made of toughened glass
  • Multi-Door
    • Good for families of 4 to 5
      • Capacity 240 to 400 Ltr.
      • Frost free
      • Large separate vegetable drawers
      • Freezer on top
      • Toughened glass shelves
  • Side by Side
    • Good for a family size of more than 6
      • Capacity 500 to 700 Ltr.
      • Frost Free
      • Large sections
      • Ample space for vegetables
      • Toughened glass shelves
      • Some models have water/ice dispenser
  • French Door
    • Good for a large family
      • Capacity 650 to 800 Ltr.
      • Stylish and elegant
      • Bottom mounted freezer
      • Ice/Water dispensers are offered in many models

Energy Rating

The fridge is hardest working home appliance at home since it is always on. So, evidently, you need to purchase a fridge with a better energy rating. The higher the energy stars the more money you would save in the long run.

  • Energy Star – This is the standard for electronics coined by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. The below star ratings would give you an idea on the savings you would make per year.
  • Inverter Compressor – In an inverter compressor, the compressor doesn’t stop but runs at a slow speed to maintain the required temperature in the fridge. This leads to 30% – 40% more energy efficiency.Inverter Compressor

Type of Defrosting

  • Direct Cool – Direct Cool uses natural convection to keep and are considered to keep food fresh for lesser. They also have to be manually defrosted periodically.
  • Frost Free – Frost Free refrigerators use fans to keep the stored food fresh. They don’t need to be manually defrosted.Types Of Frosting

Features we love

    • Cool Pack – Cool packs keeps cold food cold for up to 12 hours. This is helpful during power outages.
    • Adjustable Racks – Adjustable racks are a nice way to make more room for more important item in the fridge.
    • Deodorizer – Deodorizer keeps the fridge from smelling foul. This removes the odour particles to keep the air fresh.
    • Convertible Refrigerator/Fridge – Based on your needs, you can change the cooling zone. For instance, if more space is required for refrigerator due to extra bottles or food then using the adjustable divider you can reduce the space taken by freezer effectively increasing the refrigerator space.
    • Water & Ice Dispenser Choose a fridge with Ice/Water dispenser. They dispense fresh, filtered cold water in an instant.
  • Built-In Stabiliser – Fridges are generally equipped with in-built voltage stabilisers which protect it from voltage fluctuations.  

With this guide, you can take an informed buying decision, with the right choice of the product that suits your need the best. For a quicker product discovery, Smart Decision Tool by Homeyantra helps you choose the right fridge from a wide range of products.

The Ultimate Guide To Buying An Air Conditioner

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No matter where you are, you have to be prepared for the hottest days of the year with a good air conditioner. Whether you are replacing your old AC or simply installing a new one, the process of buying and installing an air conditioner can be a very tiresome, and most of it goes in deciding which is the right AC for your room. This Homeyantra’s Ultimate guide to buying the right Air Conditioner makes that process simpler. Know what Air conditioner best suits your room size for the hot city you live in.

  • Things to Consider – When deciding which type of AC you need, consider the following pointers
    • Room Size
    • Frequency of Use
    • Exposure to Sun or Heat

Also, consider the below significant features which would help for your convenience-

  • Remote control
  • Noise Dampening Technology
  • Other Smart Features

Types of AC:

  • Split AC
  • Window AC

Split AC

Split AC
Split AC – Indoor and Outdoor Units

Split ACs are more energy efficient than window ACs. They come in 2 parts, one is an indoor unit and the other one is an outdoor unit which is the compressor. Tubing is required which connects the outdoor system with the indoor system.

Types of Split ACs

  • Inverter – The motor of the inverter AC runs at variable speed. The motor runs as per the temperature of the room thus by increasing the energy efficiency and reduce cost.
  • Non-Inverter – The motor of the non-inverter AC runs at a fixed speed. No matter what the temperature of the room is the speed of the motor remains fixed, hence it does not help is save much of energy and reduce cost.

Advantage of Split AC

  • Energy efficient
  • Quiet Operation
  • Slim Profile
  • Aesthetically designed

Disadvantages

  • More expensive than window AC
  • Requires high skill professional installation
  • Tubing is required through either copper tube or aluminium tube

Window AC

Window AC
Window AC

Window ACs are a more classic form of ACs that we have seen. These are one complete unit which fits on the window.

Advantages of Window AC

  • Fits properly on the window/wall
  • Takes up less space on the floor
  • Easy to install and uninstall

Disadvantages

  • Noisier than a split AC
  • Takes up window space
  • Not very aesthetically designed

Considering BTU (British Thermal Unit)

BTU measures the amount of heat an AC can remove from the air over a given period of time. The higher the number the better the cooling, however bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better. For a proper cooling of the room, we need to match the area of the room with the BTU capacity of the air conditioner. An underpowered AC won’t cool a large room properly, on the other hand, a very high BTU rating would cool the room so fast that it won’t have the time to dehumidify the air which may lead to the space feeling clammy and cold.

Area to be Cooled (Square Feet) AC Ton BTU (British Thermal Unit)
100 to 150 0.5 5000
150 to 250 0.5 6000
250 to 300 0.5 7000
300 to 350 0.75 8000
350 to 400 0.75 9000
400 to 450 0.75 10000
450 to 550 1 12000
550 to 700 1.2 14000
700 to 1000 1.5 18000
1000 to 1200 2 21000
1200 to 1400 2 23000
1400 to 1500 2 24000

Energy Rating

Energy rating is the number that shows the amount of energy that is required to do the required amount of cooling. The higher the energy rating number the lower the relative energy used.

ACs with a higher star rating are usually more expensive but in the long run, they help save a lot of money by reducing monthly energy cost.

Refer to the below table to get an idea on how much energy you could save based on a 1.5-ton window or split AC at different star rating.

Star Rating Energy Efficiency Chart

Important Features

  • Anti-Bacterial Filter
    • Removes harmful substances from the air like dust, pollens, hair and other microscopic substances that are present in the air
  • Cooling and Heating
    • These units act both as a heater for winters and cooler during summers
  • Dehumidification
    • Reduces the humidity in the air
  • Dust Filter
    • Removes dust from the air
  • Auto Clean
    • AC automatically cleans itself from bacteria and other elements thus increasing the lifespan
  • Sleep Mode
    • You can set a pre-requisite temperature and the AC automatically turns off to give you a peaceful sleep.

With this guide, you can take an informed buying decision, with the right choice of the product that suits your need the best. For a quicker product discovery, Smart Decision Tool at Homeyantra helps you choose the right AC from a wide range of products.