Whether you’re off to college or need some cool drinks in your office, a mini fridge will be a helpful addition; especially if you’re in a dorm. There will be many times when you do not want to go to a dining hall for a cold drink . . . or ice cream if you can score a freezer compartment.
|Insignia 2.6 Cubic Foot Mini Fridge||Frigidaire 3.1 Cubic Foot Mini Fridge||Danby 4.4 Cubic Foot Mini Fridge||Insignia™ - 115-Can Beverage Cooler ||EdgeStar 1.1 Cubic Foot Mini Fridge
|Storage Capacity||2.6 cubic feet||3.1 cubic feet||4.4 cubic feet||3.2 cubic feet||1.1 cubic feet|
|Product Height (inches)||27.6||33.5||32.6||33.1||19.2|
|Product Width (inches)||19.1||18.5||20.6||18.9||18.5|
|Product Weight||44.3 pounds||58 pounds||64.9 pounds||70.6 pounds||42 pounds|
|Shelves||3||4 (2 fridge & 2 freezer)||1||3||1|
|Lighting||N/A||N/A||N/A||LED internal lighting||NO|
|Number of Freezer Shelves||N/A||2||8||N/A||1|
|Gallon Door Storage||NO||YES||No||NO||NO|
|Freezer Capacity||N/A||0.9 cubic feet||0.6 cubic feet||N/A||1.1 cubic feet|
|Ratings||4.5/5 (3,043 customers) - Best Buy||4.6/5 (708 customers) - Best Buy||4.4/5 (70 customers) - Best Buy||4.6/5 (1,218 customers) - Best Buy||4.4/5 (191 customers) - Amazon|
|Where to Buy||Amazon||Amazon||Amazon||Amazon||Amazon|
So which is the best mini fridge for you?
Insignia: Best Mini Fridge For Minimalists
If you think you’ll only have a few items that need to be refrigerated, then the insignia mini fridge may be your best bet. It’s the smallest and lightest fridge which means it should be much easier to transfer to the dorm (which will be a blessing to whomever carries it up).
There is no freezer, but if you don’t plan on freezing anything, then having no freezer compartment should not be a problem. Plus, you’ll have the dining halls, so you won’t necessarily need a freezer much.
Frigidaire: Best Mini Fridge For Freezing + Refrigerating
If you plan want the traditional fridge (separate doors for fridge and freezer), then this is your perfect match. Not only does it have separate spaces, but the freezer is also quite large (for a mini fridge) which means a few things: ice cream, frozen dinners or even a bag of ice. Go nuts.
Plus, there is a gallon door storage area which is awesome for anyone who likes having their gallon of milk or water or whatever large jug of liquid they prefer while away at college.
Danby: Best Mini Fridge for Lots of Space
If you plan on stocking up the fridge and want the maximum amount of space, then you should probably go with the Danby since it has a whopping 4.4 cubic units. This may be especially handy for anyone who’s sharing the fridge with a roommate. You’ll both want enough space to store all your refrigerated items plus any drinks.
Insignia 115 Can: Best Mini Fridge For Anyone Who Plans On Having Lots of Cans & Appreciates a Modern/Sleek Look
This fridge is perfect if you plan on having many cans/drinks stored in your fridge with less emphasis on food. The maximum number of cans this fridge can fit is 115 which is perfect for people who always want to have a lot of chilled drinks on hand. Overall, this fridge in particular has the largest can capacity.
There is also LED internal lighting which is a nifty feature that will surely spark many reactions and compliments. It might even cast a nice glow throughout the room at night.
EdgeStar: Best Mini Fridge With Reversible Fridge & Freezer
If you don’t necessarily need a fridge and only want a freezer, then you’ll want to check out EdgeStar. It is 1.1 cubic units of a frosty and chilling freezer. This is great if you plan on having a lot of frozen meals throughout your semesters…especially during the winter.
However, you can also switch it to the fridge setting if you have no frozen items. It’s the best of both worlds.