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Compact Refrigerator Buying Guide

Looking for a Compact Refrigerator is one of the smartest decisions you can ever make for your media room, guest houses, offices, dorm rooms, cabins, and many other settings that can also save trips to the kitchen. They preserve food and keeps beverages cold while taking up only a fraction of the space that a traditional refrigerator would.

Factors to consider before buying a compact refrigerator

Energy Consumption

Whether you’re committed to eco-friendly living or hoping to save some money on your electricity bill, an energy-efficient refrigerator is a way to go. The yellow energy guide label is required on all refrigerators and freezers by the manufacturer. You can think of this guide as a cheat sheet that provides the estimated annual cost of operating the appliance. In general, the compact refrigerator consumes less energy than their full-sized cousins. Look for a unit that is Energy Star-certified, which means it consumes the least amount of electricity possible.

Attached Freezers

It’s best to look for a fridge with a small freezer box located within the main compartment that can keep frozen food colder and safer to eat.

Size and Capacity 

Most units weigh anywhere from 35 to 55 pounds, making portability easy around the house for your immediate needs or when it comes time to change offices. These models are 30 to 40 inches in height, and they typically have 4-5 cubic feet of interior space, enough to hold about one case of soda, plus a few snacks or leftovers. 

Adjustable racks and shelves

To maximize your fridge space and customize it to your family’s needs. Look for fridges with foldable, re-arrangeable shelves, and even adjustable racks for the door. 


Most refrigerators offer a manufacturer’s warranty for 1 to 2 years. It is worth your time to investigate purchasing an extended warranty appliance.


Different levels of features come at various price points. Basic models will get the job done, but may not be as intuitive or spacious, In contrast, expensive models packed with full of high-tech features that can do everything from optimizing temperature control to manage your shopping.


Depending on intended use, homeowners have many different factors to consider during the hunt for the best mini-fridge. Generally speaking, larger models not only hold more but are more energy-efficient. We have made this buying guide to help to break down all your options and providing some basic guidelines for what to keep in mind when looking for a new refrigerator.

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