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LG GSL545NSYV review

 Review: December 2015  

Rating: 4 stars

In a nutshell: The LG GSL545NSYV American-style fridge-freezer is a premium appliance, with beautiful looks and superb build quality. We love its easy-open doors and high-tech looks. It offers enormous amounts of fridge and freezer space, and a convenient non-plumbed water and ice dispenser. Its linear compressor is super silent and comes with a 10-year warranty.


Design & features

The LG GSL545NSYV is a beautiful kitchen appliance. Finished in a silver stainless steel coating, with a water and ice dispenser in the freezer door, and an ice-blue LED display panel, it's contemporary, premium and sexy. It has rock-solid build quality too, but do be aware that the silver finish easily shows up fingerprints, as well as any scratches or dents.

This is a 90cm wide American-style fridge-freezer, with the freezer on the left and fridge on the right. The horizontal door handles are placed at worktop level, and have a super easy-open mechanism that makes the doors incredibly easy to open.

The dispenser in the freezer door can dispense chilled water, crushed ice and ice cubes at the push of a steel button. The button lights up when in use, showing your selection, which is very cool, if not that useful.

Inside, there's a huge amount of space available. The freezer space in particular is enormous - more than double the amount on offer in LG's smaller fridge-freezers. The freezer section contains the ice maker, two drawers, and four glass shelves, and has its own LED lighting.

The fridge section is large too, despite the fact that the fridge door houses a 3.5 litre water tank for the dispenser. Unlike many rival fridge-freezers, there's still loads of space in the door, as well as huge storage capacity in the main fridge section. There are plenty of shelves and drawers, and a bottle rack too, making the storage space very versatile. If we have one criticism of the design, it's that the water reservoir isn't very easy to refill.

The appliance is completely frost-free.

Efficiency, noise & reliability

The GSL545NSYV has an A+ rating for efficiency, but its sheer size means that it has relatively high energy consumption compared with smaller fridge-freezers.

It's incredibly quiet in operation, thanks to its use of a linear compressor. In fact, it's one of the quietest American-style fridge-freezers we've reviewed.

LG has a very good reputation for reliability, and the bullet-proof build of this appliance gives us confidence that it will last. Just be careful with the exterior surface, as the shiny finish is unforgiving when it comes to showing dents and scratches. LG's linear compressor is particularly reliable, and comes with a 10-year warranty.

If anything does go wrong, LG's Smart Diagnosis can use your smartphone to send a signal back to a diagnosis computer which can suggest a solution to your problem.

Conclusion - a premium American fridge-freezer

The LGGSL545NSYV doesn't come cheap, but it totally delivers on its promise to be a premium product. Everything, from the high-end looks, to the solid build, to the huge storage capacity, to the 10-year warranty backs up its claim to be one of the best fridge-freezers on the market. It offers the convenience of a water and ice dispenser without the hassle of plumbing too. We particularly like its cavernous storage capacity, its super-silent compressor, and its easy-open doors. It's expensive, but worth the price.

The LG GSL545PVYV American-style fridge-freezer is identical, except that it has a Platinum Silver finish instead of Stainless Steel.

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