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10 Refrigerators You Can Buy for P20,000 Or Less

These budget-friendly picks do more than just keep your food fresh for longer

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When buying a refrigerator, keep in mind that measurements are important. Whether it's the size of the refrigerator, the allocated space in the kitchen, or the radius of its "swing," measurements play a big role and must be considered before you make a final decision.

To finalize this list and to help you shop wisely, we looked for budget-friendly, seven to eight cubic feet refrigerators. Don't fret as we have conventional and inverter options, too. Refs that run on inverter technology are equipped with features that can help you save on your monthly electric bill.


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The general rule regarding size is that refs that measure between seven to eight cubic feet can best accommodate the cooling needs of three to four people. Aside from the size, the price, or whether it's conventional or uses inverter technology, do consider its energy-efficiency factor. You can check this on the yellow sticker usually seen on the front door. The rule is that the higher the number, the lower the operating cost—n other words, mas matipid!

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Conventional Refrigerator Options

A conventional ref runs on a conventional motor with just one speed—at maximum cooling. It’s designed to cool the insides of the refrigerator at the highest speed for both when the door is opened or when there’s hardly any activity. The motor goes on and off within the 24-hour cycle.

Panasonic NR-A7413ES | 7.4 Cubic Feet


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One of the most affordable refrigerators in the market today, this ref is dependable and easy on the eyes. If you're furnishing your first home, this is a good choice you can depend on.

P12, 199, Anson’s and SM Appliance Center

EZY EZ-210 | 7.5 Cubic Feet


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This refrigerator is one of the most affordable ones we could find and it’s a two-door one at that! With its spacious top freezer having its own external door, you wouldn’t have to open the rest of the ref just to get what you need.

P12, 990, SM Appliance Center

Sharp SJ-DTH70BS-SL | 7.0 Cubic Feet


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With its silver metallic door design, this refrigerator is timeless and can easily fit in any kitchen at this amazing price.

P12, 998, Anson’s

Haier HR-C78B | 7.8 Cubic Feet


Look, Ma! No handles! If you’re going for a sleek look on a budget, this one is your best bet.

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P12, 999, SM Appliance Center

Hanabishi HADDREF-75 | 7.5 Cubic Feet


Hanabishi has expanded from offering small appliances to having bigger ones and bringing its famed reliability to them. Case in point is this two-door refrigerator with a big freezer.

P15, 999, Puregold

Inverter Refrigerator Options

An inverter refrigerator is powered by an inverter compressor which has various speeds. It adapts to how it’s being used. If the refrigerator is opened more often during the day, it would run on higher speeds to compensate for the warm air sneaking in. On the other hand, it would run on lower speed when there’s little to no activity, which is usually the case at night.   

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Condura CSD700SAi | 7.3 Cubic Feet


Dubbed as Negosyo Inverter, this particular Condura refrigerator is best for a small business such as a sari-sari store. It is designed to have a bigger freezer and spacious racks that can accommodate all sorts of items. With an Energy Efficiency Factor of 489, it would afford you decent savings, or, if you look at it differently, significant profits.

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P15, 995, Anson’s

LG GR-B202SQBB | 7.2 Cubic Feet


Featuring LG’s Smart Inverter Technology, the inverter compressor in this one has less compression parts than the regular compressors. With less parts, expect less friction points, less noise, and less energy consumption.

P17, 695, SM Appliance Center

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Sharp SJ-FTS07AVS-SL | 7 Cubic Feet


This offering from Sharp is a no-frost refrigerator with its own nano deodorizer. It has a twist ice maker and adjustable tempered glass shelves. Remarkably, its high-speed compressor runs rather quietly. How cool is that?

P17, 998, Anson’s

HISENSE RD-27WR2S | 7.3 Cubic Feet

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This two-door refrigerator from Hisense boasts of a multi-airflow system—multiple air vents in the fridge and freezer—that allows cool air to reach each corner. And to lefties, this might be the refrigerator for you as this has a reversible door, meaning it can open to the left or to the right, whichever way is convenient for you.

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P18, 995, Anson’s

Samsung RT20FARVDSA | 7.4 Cubic Feet


Apart from its five-cycle compressor, this ref has a special compartment considered as the moist fresh zone. It's designed to be cooled at the perfect temperature which keeps fruits and vegetables fresh and crisp longer. Plus, the shelves are built on rolling hinges so they slide easily for quick access so no more wondering what’s stuck at the back.

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P19, 995, Abenson

Ed's note: Prices are subject to change. Visit the nearest appliance store to see the product and inquire about its price and features.

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