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Want to buy the best fridge in Malaysia? There’s no one-size–fits-all when it comes to fridges!

Still, we have made a list of the best refrigerators in Malaysia to get you started! As well as a nifty guide on how to know what kind of fridge suits your lifestyle!

It’s not enough to look at just the best fridge brand and refrigerator prices in Malaysia! But most of the time, a basic model is enough to keep your food fresh!

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9 Best Fridge In Malaysia 2023

We’ll keep it simple with 9 reasonably-priced fridges that work well! And efficiently with Energy Star ratings of 4 and above!

  • Best Budget 2-Door Fridge – Toshiba GR-B22MP 203L
  • Best Mid-Range 2-Door Fridge – SHARP SJ286MSS 280L
  • Best Premium 2-Door Fridge – Panasonic NR-BX421 422L
  • Best Large Capacity Side-by-Side Door Fridge – LG GC-B257JQYL 694L
  • Best French Door Fridge – Samsung RF48A4000B4/ME 511L
  • Best Smart Fridge – Samsung RS62T5F01B4/ME 660L
  • Best Overall Refrigerator – Hitachi R-W720P7M 540L
  • Best Side-by-Side Refrigerator – Toshiba GR-RS682WE-PMY 591L

1. LG GC-B257JQYL Side By Side Fridge

The LG GC-B257JQYL is our pick as the best side-by-side door fridge in this list. Side-by-Side door fridges are excellent options for a modern aesthetic.

The biggest standout on the LG GC-B257JQYL is a large capacity, maxing out at 655L. The LG GC-B257JQYL is also the largest-capacity fridge on our list.

LG GC-B257JQYL Side By Side Fridge

So, if size and storage space is important to you, you should check out the LG GC-B257JQYL.

Another great feature of the LG GC-B257JQYL is its Smart Inverter compressor. This helps regulate the fridge’s energy usage for lower electricity bills.

There are several built-in air vents to cool the fridge (Multi Air Flow) as well. And this increased and even distribution of airflow helps with energy efficiency.

The LG GC-B257JQYL uses R600A refrigerant and supports LG’s Smart Diagnosis to easily check any problems with the fridge. The latter is a convenient tool for fuss-free maintenance.

Compared to a similarly priced model, the Samsung RS62R5031SL/ME, the LG GC-B257KQYL has a larger 655L net capacity, Smart Diagnosis support, and is significantly deeper. You can fit more into it.

Overall, the LG GC-B257JQYL’s biggest selling point is the size. Its outstanding capacity is great for large families. The biggest downside is the price as it goes up to RM~4000. But if you can afford it, you can’t go wrong with this fridge.

  • Type: Side by Side
  • Gross Capacity: 694L
  • Dimensions: 913 x 735 x 1790 mm (W x D x H)
  • Energy Consumption: –
  • Energy Level: –
  • Compressor Type: Inverter
  • Compressor Warranty: 10 years
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~ RM3,300


  • Large Capacity
  • Energy efficient (Smart Inverter and Multi air flow for uniform cooling)
  • With Smart Diagnosis Support


  • Expensive
  • Can be hard to clean

2. Samsung RF48A4000B4/ME French Door Fridge

The Samsung RF48A4000B4/ME is the best French door fridge in Malaysia for 2023. It’s an innovative design with 4 separate doors. Each with its own compartments and shelves.

And since this is a French door fridge, the Samsung RF48A4000B4/ME has freezers at the bottom, with the fridge on top. The freezer is separated into two doors which is great for organizing and separating meat and other frozen goods.

Samsung RF48A4000B4/ME French Door Fridge

The Fresh Zone has two compartments for fruits and vegetables and has a special seal. It automatically adjusts moisture levels to ensure the right humidity. This helps vegetables and fruits last longer.

Samsung uses Twin Cooling Plus technology which allows you to control the temperature of the freezer and fridge separately.

Since they use independent cooling and vents, raw food and smells won’t mix. Besides this, there is a deodorizer to keep the fridge smelling fresh.

Moreover, Samsung RF48A4000B4/ME has a decently sized 511L capacity which is a sweet spot. It’s big enough for large households.

A Digital Inverter motor means the Samsung RF48A4000B4/ME is energy efficient while reducing noise and vibrations. It uses R-600A refrigerant.

Compared to another French door fridge, the Haier HRF-IG525AM(GB), the Samsung RF48A4000B4/ME has additional features like Twin Cooling Plus, Power Cool / Power Freeze for quick cooling, and a moveable ice maker.

These features are a step ahead for freshness and convenience. The moveable ice maker means you can make more space when you need it.

All things considered, the Samsung RF48A4000B4/ME is a better choice than the similarly priced Haier HRF-IG525AM(GB) for all that it offers.

  • Type: French Door
  • Gross Capacity: 511 L
  • Dimensions: 833 x 740 x 1793 mm (W x D x H)
  • Energy Consumption: –
  • Energy Level: –
  • Compressor Type: Inverter
  • Compressor Warranty: 10 years
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~ RM3,500


  • Attractive & sleek design
  • Separate freezer/fridge cooling
  • Many compartments to keep food separate and organized
  • Energy efficient and quiet (uses a digital inverter)
  • Movable ice maker is handy for freeing up storage space
  • With a built-in deodorizer


  • Capacity could be larger
  • Pricey

3. Panasonic NR-BX421 2-door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

We’ll go with the Panasonic NR-BX421 for the best premium 2-door fridge. It has excellent features in an attractive, minimalist, and premium design.

This is a well-sized fridge (422L) which is bigger than typical 2-door fridges. The Panasonic NR-BX421 features a large bottom-freezer measuring 136L.

Panasonic NR-BX421 2-door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

You can store a lot inside the bottom freezer. And it’s easy to organize food with built-in shelving and compartments. But bending over to get things out of the freezer can be troublesome for heavier items.

But if that’s not a problem for you, the added storage space of a bottom freezer is a great value.

Compared to the Panasonic NR-TX461CPKM, the NR-BX421 has a higher overall capacity, a large bottom freezer, and Prime Fresh+ freezing.

Prime Fresh+ freezes produce at -3° Celsius without requiring defrosting or causing freezer burn.

Not to mention the NR-BX421 is visually more appealing with a modern aesthetic compared to the NR-TX461CPKM’s traditional design. The bottom freezer and additional space are a bonus.

The NR-BX421 is slightly more expensive than the NR-TX461CPKM but the added features and design makes it a clear winner.

Apart from this, the Panasonic NR-BX421 has an Inverter Compressor and features ECONAVI AI for additional energy savings. ECONAVI uses 4 built-in sensors to determine temperature, light, and if the door is open to save energy consumption. It has a 4-Star Energy rating and uses R600a refrigerant.

But the Panasonic NR-BX421 with its minimalist glass design and upgraded features is noticeably expensive than other fridges. Fridges in this price range typically feature a side-by-side or French door setup.

That said if you need a premium fridge that doesn’t take up as much space, the Panasonic NR-BX421 is an excellent option.

  • Type: 2-Door Bottom Freezer
  • Gross Capacity: 422 L
  • Dimensions: 686 x 695 x 1680 mm (W x D x H)
  • Energy Consumption: 399 kWh/yr
  • Energy Level: 4 Star
  • Compressor Type: Inverter
  • Compressor Warranty: 12 years
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~ RM3,000


  • Premium & modern-looking appearance
  • Energy efficient (ECONAVI AI & inverter)
  • Large 422L capacity
  • Smart freezing technology (Prime Fresh+ Freezing)
  • Bottom freezer format (large storing capacity)


  • Slightly expensive
  • A bottom freezer can be a problem for people with back or knee issues

4. Samsung RS62T5F01B4/ME Side by Side Fridge with Family Hub

The Samsung RS62T5FO1B4/ME is the best Smart fridgein Malaysia for a unique smart feature called the Family Hub. The Family Hub is a 21.5-inch FHD Screen on the fridge door.

With internet connectivity, you can use it just like a large tablet. Access your calendar, YouTube, music, notepad, recipe & meal planners, etc. You can integrate shopping lists, memos and tag expiration dates. It even supports voice control.

Samsung RS62T5F01B4/ME Side by Side Fridge with Family Hub

A camera allows you to see (View Inside) what is in your fridge from the display or your Smartphone. Keep in mind this only shows the 2nd & 3rd shelves, but it’s still incredibly useful.

The RS62T5FO1B4/ME has a sizeable 636L gross capacity and SpaceMax technology. This allows bigger internal storage without adding bulk on the outside.

There are 5 door bins on each door, 4 drawer compartments, 7 glass shelves, and an ice cube maker. 

RS62T5FO1B4/ME runs a Digital Inverter for low energy consumption and uses R600a refrigerant.

Compared to a similarly priced and similar sized (636L vs 674L gross capacity) fridge, the LG GC-X257CSES, the Samsung RS62T5FO1B4/ME features the Family Hub.

The Samsung RS62T5FO1B4/ME has multiple air vents on both sides of the fridge for uniform cooling. While the LG GX-X257CSES only has vents on the top of the fridge.

The LG GC-X257CSES does have an InstaView Door, but this is far less useful than the RS62T5FO1B4/ME’s Family Hub. The InstaView Door is a window (where you can turn the transparency on and off), while the Family Hub is Smart device.

Because of the Family Hub, the Samsung RS62T5FO1B4/ME is more value for money in our books.

However, it doesn’t have the water dispenser like the LG GC-X257CSES.

Everything the Samsung RS62T5FO1B4/ME has to offer is excellent. The modern design, Family Hub, and spacious interior are enticing for big families. The downside is you need to pay a high premium for it.

For more information, check out the video linked below:

  • Type: Side by Side
  • Gross Capacity: 660 L
  • Dimensions: 912 x 716 x 1780 mm (W x D x H)
  • Energy Consumption: –
  • Energy Level: –
  • Compressor Type: Inverter
  • Compressor Warranty: 10 years
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~ RM7,000


  • Modern design
  • Fridge with a built-in tablet (Family Hub Smart Display)
  • Capacity is sufficient for most households
  • Energy efficient (All-Around Cooling and Digital Inverter Compressor)


  • Very expensive
  • Capacity could be larger at this price tag
  • No water dispenser

5. Toshiba GR-B22MP 2-Door Top Freezer Fridge

Because the Toshiba GR-B22MP gets the job done for under RM1,000, it is our pick as the best budget 2-door fridge.

The Toshiba GR-B22MP features a humble 180L net capacity which will work for small households or as a secondary fridge. It has 3 tempered glass shelves and a 12L crisper box for vegetables and fruits.

Toshiba GR-B22MP 2-Door Top Freezer Fridge

The capacity on the Toshiba GR-B22MP is lacking. But considering the low-price tag, it’s still one of the more spacious options available.

Compared to another similarly priced and similarly sized fridge (180 vs 197L net capacity), the Elba ULTIMO ER-G2521, the Toshiba GR-B22MP has the AG+ Bio Deodorizer. Aside from removing strong food odours, this helps food stay fresh longer and contaminant-free.

And Toshiba GR-B22MP better build quality than the Elba ULTIMO ER-G2521. Plus, it has multiple colour options (Silver, Urban Black, and Urban Blue).

The Toshiba GR-B22MP doesn’t have the latest and greatest features. It does not have an inverter motor, advanced cooling tech, or additional sensors. But it’s a simple, well-designed, and attractive fridge that does the essentials at a very affordable price.

Thus, if you need a small fridge (with a 4-Star Energy Efficiency rating) to serve as a primary or secondary fridge, the Toshiba GR-B22MP is a great option.

Model Compressor Energy Consumption (kWh) Net Capacity (L) Shelf Material Ice Maker Price (RM)
Toshiba GR-B22MP Non-inverter 352 180 Tempered Glass Tray ~RM900
Elba ULTIMO ER-G2521 Non-inverter 345.2 197 Tempered Glass Twister ~RM900
  • Type: 2-Door Top Freezer
  • Gross Capacity: 203 L
  • Dimensions: 545 x 623 x 1285 mm (W x D x H)
  • Energy Consumption: 352 kWh/yr
  • Energy Level: 4 Star
  • Compressor Type: Non-inverter
  • Compressor Warranty: 12 years
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~ RM900


  • Very affordable price
  • 4-Star Energy rating
  • Keeps fridge and food fresh (AG+ Bio Deodorizer)
  • Multiple color options


  • Not very spacious
  • Does not use an inverter motor

6. SHARP SJ286MSS 2-Door Top Freezer Refrigerator

Sharp SJ286MSS is our top choice for the best mid-range 2-door fridge for its simple features with a bigger-than-usual capacity.

The Sharp SJ286MSS has a 280L gross capacity. This storage space is sufficient for families and plentiful if you live alone.

Sharp SJ286MSS 2-Door Top Freezer Refrigerator

This fridge always has a 2-Way Fresh Room, 2 shelves, an egg tray, crisper, and 3 door pockets.

At the top of the fridge is the 2-Way Fresh Room. Thisacts as a place to store cooked food. Keeping the food here keeps out smells from other produce in the fridge.

The Sharp SJ286MSS doesn’t wow in the design department which is not surprising at this price point. It comes in silver and sports a conventional design.

However, the Sharp SJ289MSS is a 5-Star Energy Efficiency fridge.  It uses R-600a refrigerant and J-Tech Inverter Technology. This reduces energy consumption and results in quieter operation. There is an Eco Mode too.

Another standout feature is AG CU Nano Deodoriser. It helps remove odours from strong smelling food, keeping other foods fresh. It also helps reduce bacteria growth by oxidising and breaking down molecules.

Compared to a similarly priced fridge, the Toshiba GR-A28MS, the Sharp SJ286MSS has about the same storage capacity. The two fridges are very alike but the Sharp SJ286MSS has an Eco Mode feature.

Note: The Sharp SJ285MSS is RM100 to RM200 cheaper than the Sharp SJ286MSS but doesn’t come with an inverter and has a lower Energy Star rating. The Sharp SJ285MSS uses the R-134a refrigerant instead of the new R-600a too.

Since the energy consumption for Sharp SJ286MSS is lower than the Toshiba GR-A28MS (312 vs 333 kWh), we would recommend getting the Sharp SJ286MSS over the Toshiba GR-A28MS.

Model Compressor Energy Consumption (kWh) Net Capacity (L) Shelf Material Ice Maker Price (RM)
Sharp SJ285MSS Non-inverter 452 224 Plastic Twister RM1,079
Sharp SJ286MSS Inverter 312 224 Plastic Twister RM1,279
Toshiba GR-A28MS Inverter 333 233 Plastic Tray RM1,150
Toshiba GR-A28MU Inverter 333 233 Tempered Glass Twister RM1,250
Toshiba GR-B31MU Inverter 319 253 Tempered Glass Twister RM1,350

Overall, the Sharp SJ286MSS is a simple, no-frills fridge (with an inverter motor) that is great at energy saving that we recommend for budgets under RM1,500.

  • Type: 2-Door Top Freezer
  • Gross Capacity: 280 L
  • Dimensions: 545 x 588 x 1560 mm (W x D x H)
  • Energy Consumption: 312 kWh/yr
  • Energy Level: 5 Star
  • Compressor Type: Inverter
  • Compressor Warranty: 10 years
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~ RM1,279


  • Reasonable price tag
  • With 5-Star Energy rating (and an inverter motor)
  • Many compartments for easy organization
  • Compact dimensions


  • No special features (e.g., All-Corner Cooling System)
  • Shelf material is plastic

7. Toshiba GR-A28MS 280L Inverter 2 Door Refrigerator

Toshiba’s GR-A28MS has designated a 12L capacity bin just for vegetables! Perfect for health conscious households!

Toshiba GR-A28MS 280L Inverter 2 Door Refrigerator

There is the Ag+ Bio deodorizer system to take care of any unwanted odors too!

Also, it’s not often that you can customize the storage shelves on the inside of the chiller door. But you can with this fridge!

Aside from those, the freezer (61L) has 2 adjustable levels with a single tempered glass shelf. The ice tray is movable as well.

And for the chiller, there are 5 adjustable levels with 2 tempered glass shelves!

Lastly, Toshiba has a longer warranty for the compressor too! Longer by 2 years than the similarly priced Electrolux ETB2302H-A 210L Inverter Top Mount Refrigerator.

  • Suitable for: 2-3 people
  • Type: Top Freezer
  • Capacity: 280 L
  • Dimensions: 545 x 623 x 1545 mm (W x D x H)
  • Energy Consumption: 333kWh/year
  • Energy Level: 5 Star
  • Compressor Warranty: 12 years
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1,000-1,400


  • 5 star energy saving (inverter technology)
  • 12 years warranty for the compressor
  • Customizable levels
  • Big capacity for the price
  • Larger storage compartment for vegetables


  • No light in the freezer. And the light for the chiller is not that bright

8. Hitachi R-W720P7M 540L Inverter 4 Door Refrigerator

Another fridge by Hitachi, the R-W720P7M 540L can keep a lot! Where the freezer takes ¼ of the total capacity (144L).

Hitachi R-W720P7M 540L Inverter 4 Door Refrigerator

It has 4 doors – 2 each for the freezer and chiller. Which could take some getting used to. And like the smaller R-V420P8M 375L , the R-W720P7M features dual-fan and inverter technology.

This fridge looks pretty high-tech and fancy with its water dispenserLED light panel and touch screen display at the front! The latter has an option for Quick Freezing!

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Moving on to the Fresh Select compartment in the chiller, there is the Select Lever which lets you adjust the inside temperature to switch between vegetables or dairy/ meat mode!

So with the vegetable mode, you essentially get 2 compartments for vegetables (including the main produce drawer at the bottom)!

Basically, you’ll not want for storage with this massive fridge! Just make sure you have the space (and budget) for it!

Note: The water dispenser will just chill water and does not take the place of a water purifier! You still have to pour drinking water in.

  • Suitable for: 5-6 people
  • Type: French Door
  • Capacity: 540 L
  • Dimensions: 855 x 737 x 1835 mm (W x D x H)
  • Energy Consumption:  n/a
  • Energy Level: 5 Star
  • Compressor Warranty: 10 years
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM3,000-4,600


  • 5 star energy saving (Dual fan cooling and inverter technology)
  • You can move the whole ice tray unit to modify the freezer capacity
  • Has a door alarm
  • Attractive premium-looking design
  • Very spacious interior
  • Has a water dispenser
  • Door shelves are made to accommodate bulky beverages and bottles
  • Quiet in operation


  • Need a wider area for door clearance (both left and right)

9. Toshiba GR-RS682WE-PMY 591L Side by side Inverter Refrigerator

Of course, we have to mention this beautiful fridge by Toshiba for those interested in a side by side fridge with dual inverter technology (to save energy)!

It’s not surprising that it doesn’t make much noise – the low noise compressor helps!

Toshiba GR-RS682WE-PMY 591L Side by side Inverter Refrigerator

Comparing between the Toshiba GR-RS682WE-PMY 591L and the Hisense RS686N4AWU, these doors have more compartments. 5 on each side of the doors!

Although the 2 lower compartments are not as spacious.

On the outside of the doors, you’ll find a Smart control panel (with Quick Cool) and a cool water dispenser.

And like the Hisense RS686N4AWU, the Toshiba GR-RS682WE-PMY 591L also has a chrome beverage rack to store drinks! And a Vacation mode. Similar to the Holiday mode of the Hisense RS686N4AWU.

You can put this fridge on Child Lock mode too.

This fridge suits large households looking for a 600L fridge that prioritizes on organization!

Toshiba GR-RS682WE-PMY 591L Side by side Inverter Refrigerator Interior
  • Suitable for: 6-7 people
  • Type: Side by Side
  • Capacity: 591 L
  • Dimensions: 745 x 895 x 1788 mm (W x D x H)
  • Energy Consumption: n/a
  • Energy Level: 4 Star
  • Compressor Warranty: 12 years
  • Warranty: 1 year (General)
  • Price: ~RM3,299


  • Dual inverter saves energy and is quiet (≤43dB)
  • Pleasing appearance
  • With a water dispenser
  • Long compressor warranty
  • Large food capacity
  • Ice tray is big (3 columns instead of 2)
  • Shelves have a lip to prevent spills from spreading (makes for easier cleaning)


  • 4 star energy rating
  • Ice tray unit position is fixed

Types Or Styles Of Fridge

Firstly, think about the real reason you need a fridge:

  • Do you cook often?
  • Consider your daily use – what do you usually keep in your fridge? Tall beverages? Mostly fruits and vegetables?
  • And would you have more use for the freezer or chiller compartment?

These factors will help you determine a suitable type of fridge for your home!

There are many other types of fridges but we will just talk about the ones that you can get easily in Malaysia:

1. Top Freezer Refrigerator

Most fridges that you will come across in Malaysia are of this type. The smaller freezer compartment is on top. And the more spacious chiller is at the lower half.

Top Freezer Type Refrigerator
Top Freezer Type Refrigerator

They’re usually basic with no additional gadgets like a water or ice dispenser.


  • Tend to be more affordable
  • Can be compact in size


  • Can’t keep much frozen food

2. Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

This is the reverse design of the previous type of fridge. With the freezer compartment at the bottom. Hence, the name.


  • Freezer compartment of this type of fridge may be bigger than the classic top freezer fridges.
  • Easier for short people to store heavy frozen goods
  • Easier for taller people to access fresh food when they’re at eye-level with the raised chiller


  • Need to bend down to access frozen goods
  • Typically more expensive than top freezer styles

3. Side By Side Fridge

From the name, you can tell that this style has the freezer on one side (vertical half) and the chiller on the other. So that both compartments have their own narrow door.


  • Vertical storage possibilities for both freezer and chiller
  • Doors are smaller so you need less space to open them
  • Freezer side usually has an ice dispenser


  • Narrow storage – might not be able to fit large dishes in!
  • Can be twice the price of a top freezer fridge
  • Not very energy efficient

4. French Door Fridge

This is a hybrid of a top or bottom freezer fridge. With two doors instead of one. They normally have additional modern features too.

French Door Type Refrigerator
French Door Type Refrigerator


  • Sense of luxury
  • You can just open one of the doors (i.e. half of the fridge) to get something instead of the whole fridge being exposed


  • Pricey
  • Feels a bit cumbersome when you have to fit something large in the chiller (i.e. with both doors open)

How To Choose The Best Refrigerator In Malaysia

Don’t skip this part!

After all, a fridge is probably going to be with you for years to come! Maybe even as your family grows too!

Consider the lift size too if you stay in an apartment.

1. Does The Fridge Fit Your Kitchen?

Measure out the allocated space for a fridge in your kitchen before you buy one! Don’t forget to include door clearance and depth of the fridge!

As well as the door (and any archways) the fridge needs to go through to enter your house to your kitchen.

2. Storage And Capacity

How much food do you need to keep? Do you really need a large fridge? Size usually affects the price too.

A family of 4 to 5 will probably be comfortable with a 350-500L fridge.

Take a look at this list of mini fridges in Malaysia if you need something under 200L instead! 

3. Energy Saving Capability

Nobody wants a fridge that racks up their electricity bills significantly!

To tell if a fridge has energy saving optimization, look for the Energy Star rating! This is usually a large yellow sticker on the front of the fridge with red stars.

4. Warranty

It’s important that your fridge have a warranty to cover the compressor motor.

5. Additional Features That You Might Like

  • Temperature control
  • Ice and water dispenser
  • Door-in-door – A cool feature you won’t see in many fridges! This is where the door contains another smaller door that opens up to a cold storage that is separate from the rest of the fridge!
  • Customize-able shelves
  • Humidity control
  • Air purifier – Yes, sometimes fridges come with air purifiers to reduce contamination and keep the air fresh
  • Alert – the fridge will beep to let you know if it’s been open for too long


If you can’t decide on the best fridge in Malaysia for your household and lifestyle, this guide will be of use!

Get to know more about how to select a fridge and available fridge types on the market! To start you off, we have also listed fridges that will be suitable for families! Check our recommendations on top!

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