Mini Fridge

There are many situations where a mini refrigerator can come in handy. Whether you are living in a college dorm, want to store beverages at the office, or maybe even want to throw a fridge in the entertainment room, a mini refrigerator can be convenient. With the compact factor you do not have to worry about having extra space and when only a small amount of food or drinks need to be kept cold it can be very effective.

A mini refrigerator is not always ideal, especially if you do not have a full sized refrigerator already, but they can still get the job done. For someone living alone it should not be too difficult to find a mini refrigerator that is large enough to store all their food and beverages. Most commonly it is someone living in a college dorm that will benefit most from a mini fridge. The main suggestion to college students that need a mini fridge would be to avoid renting one, and just pay a bit extra to purchase one new instead.

What Makes Mini Refrigerators Good Investments?
While there are the noticeable disadvantages to using a mini fridge, there are still a lot of reasons why you can benefit from owning one. Obviously most mini fridges will not be capable of storing too much, but they are still reliable overall. You can find mini fridges in various sizes and likely you will be able to find one that is suitable for your needs. The designs of these refrigators vary dramatically and most likely there is one that meets your requirements.

Large Mini Fridges
So lets look at what exactly you get when buying a mini fridge. They usually are anywhere from 1.7cu ft to 3.5cu ft in size, so there is definitely a major difference there. A smaller mini fridge may be good for storing drinks and some snacks, but with a larger mini fridge you can easily store enough food and drinks to last you for quite a while. So, if you can find a 3.5cu ft mini fridge it should be convenient enough to be your only refrigerator if necessary.

You still have to look at the disadvantages of buying a larger mini fridge though. While they are capable of storing more and are generally larger in size, that can be a disadvantage as well. One of these mini fridges will be almost immobile so you will have to keep them in one place at all times. In most cases this will not be an issue as mini refrigerators are most commonly bought either for a small living environment or a specific room in your house.

Small Mini Fridges
Now, lets look at the smaller mini fridges. While these refrigerators are not able to store nearly as much stuff, there are still benefits to buying a smaller mini fridge. The main advantage to one of these would be that they are extremely compact and portable.

However, the massive downfall would be that there is usually only a single removable shelf inside the refrigerator. This limits the type of stuff you can store and can cause some complications. On the inside of the refrigerator door there should be enough space for storing larger bottles though. However, it is still very inconvenient if you cannot store all shapes and sizes of food or drinks in the main storage area of the mini fridge.

Conclusion
Without going into too much detail on the various mini refrigerators on the market, you got a general idea of what is being offered to you. Generally you will not have any difficulties finding a mini fridge that will be large enough, or compact enough, for your situation. Just make sure you choose one that will be useful for your needs so you do not end up wasting money.

Brands like Danby, LG, Haier, and Avanti are all great choices. Some brands may not have a lot of designs to choose from but if you look at a variety of well known brands there should be something that interests you.

The key to buying a mini fridge is taking your time to pick out one that is designed the best for you and making sure that it will be effective at storing whatever you have to store. Do not just rush into buying any mini fridge, but rather choose a particular model that meets your preferred size, shape, is within your budget, and hopefully has many positive reviews from other owners as well. In closing, just do some research ahead of time and investigate what specific models are the best investments based on performance, size, and whatever other factors are important to you.

This Mini Fridge Review is Written/Updated on Jul 9th, 2010 and filed under Kitchen Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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