While Goldstar refrigerators are no longer available as of 2015, refrigerators sold by Goldstar's parent company, LG, are available at major retailers. These include big-box retail stores such as Best Buy, Lowe's and Sears, as well as Internet retailers such as Amazon.com.
Korean electronics manufacturer Goldstar was established in 1956 and produced a variety of low-cost electronics and appliances until 1995, when the company merged with chemical manufacturer Lucky Chemical. The new company was rebranded as LG, and almost all subsequent Goldstar products have been sold under the LG branding.
As of 2015, LG refrigerators are considered some of the highest-quality refrigerators on the market, with the LG LSC22991ST named one of the best refrigerators in its class by consumer advocacy website Consumer Reports. However, concerns about their reliability persist, with LG side-by-side refrigerators having repair rates as high as 22 percent, according to appliance repair statistics site ApplianceAssistant.com.
LG's bottom-freezer refrigerator designs are more reliable, provided they do not have an integrated ice maker, with their repair rates of 9 percent comparable to the repair rates of similar refrigerators from competing manufacturers. LG bottom-freezer refrigerators with ice makers fare substantially worse than the competition in terms of reliability, with their repair rate of 16 percent highest among all similar designs.