Best Mini Fridges // Mini Fridge Review
Below my picks for the best mini fridges.
#1.) Black+Decker Mini Fridge
#2.) Danby Classic Refrigerator
#3.) Whynter Upright Mini Freezer
#4.) Magic Chef Mini Refrigerator
#5.) Midea Compact Refrigerator + Freezer
#6.) Black+Decker Compact Fridge
#7.) Magic Chef Large Mini Fridge
#9.) Midea 1-Door Mini Fridge
#10.) Haier Mini Fridge + Freezer
** FYI — Mini Fridge links go to Amazon (had lowest prices online)
✅ Top #1 Pick: Black + Decker Mini Fridge
Black + Decker Mini Fridge includes a full width freezer + adjustable thermostat.
It’s designed specifically for smaller spaces (such as dorm rooms) — Flat sides let it fit snug in a corner or between desks.
Also a good option for home offices, bedrooms, or garage mini fridge.
For people who need to make the most of their personal space, this is the perfect one!
- Capacity: 2.5 cubic ft.
- 2 glass shelves + 2 door shelves
- Adjustable thermostat control
- Comes w/ leveling legs = fridge will stay flat
- Includes freezer + ice cube tray
- Energy Star certified
- Might arrive dented, but this does not affect its capability
Retro look + modern, metallic finish — the Danby Classic Refrigerator has a beautiful design w/ lots of room inside.
Inside it has a 4.4 cubic ft. of storage.
Includes 2.5 tempered glass, removable shelves — door shelving is tall enough for liter bottles + wide enough for most plastic containers.
⭐⭐ Best Mini Fridge for Retro Decor ⭐⭐
Buyer reviews note cools food quickly + keeps consistent temp without having to flip the system on/off.
Fair price but might be too much as a dorm-room fridge.
- Capacity: 4.4 cubic ft.
- Scratch resistant interior
- Quick cooling + consistent temp
- Removable glass shelves
- Energy Star approved
- Does not have a freezer component
Whynter Upright Freezer is great if you’re short on space.
Added bonus — it comes w/ lock + key. (in case you’re using as mini bar fridge!)
⭐⭐ Best Mini Fridge for College Dorm Rooms ⭐⭐
** Ideal mini fridge for shared living spaces – dorm rooms, shared apartments, or small offices.
Also great for use in an office or garage.
- Capacity: 2.1 cubic ft.
- Temp range: -10°C to -2°C
- Comes with cylinder lock + 2 keys
- Cooled by a compressor
- Includes 2 removable shelves
- May ice up quickly and will have to defrost often
Magic Chef Refrigerator is a sleek, stylish mini fridge — It’s thin frame is what really caught my eye.
Inside it has plenty of space 1-2 people.
Personally I think it is one of the best mini fridges for dorm rooms – it can fit snug in the corner or can be used as a TV stand which is what I did. (not an interior decorating student lol)
⭐⭐ Best Mini Fridge for Dorm Rooms ⭐⭐
Perfect to store extra snacks or drinks next to the bed or as a non-student, it makes for a great garage mini fridge.
You will also notice that the door is reversible and the flat back fits well against a wall. For anyone with limited space, this might be the mini fridge for you!
- Interior: 3.2 cu ft
- Inside shelves are glass
- Thermostat control is adjustable
- Door is reversible so can fit any space
- Back is flush to the wall
- Doesn’t come w/ freezer
Midea Refrigerator is larger than other fridges on my list — if you have the space and need more storage (for 2-3 people), this is a nice option.
Includes a small freezer area, but is best used as a fridge. The inside angles a bit, so you might have to rearrange some food to make it all fit.
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- Interior capacity: 4.4 cu ft
- Temperature range: -2°C – 2°C
- Inside are large storage areas
- Comes w/ adjustable legs + reversible door
- Comes in 3 colors
- Energy Star Rated
- Little expensive
If you don’t have a lot of space, and don’t need to keep too many things cold, then the Black + Decker Compact Mini Fridge is perfect.
Comes in 3 colors and is able to store different sized bottles and containers.
Small size, even for a mini fridge so make sure you don’t need anything bigger.
- Capacity: 1.7 cubic feet
- 2 door shelves: 1 full width & 1/2 width
- Door shelves accommodate 2-liter bottles
- Includes adjustable thermostat controls
- Energy Star Certified
- Smaller interior – not the largest on our list
Magic Chef Large Refrigerator is still mini – but a lot bigger storage than others!
If you have the room for it, and expect the need to keep a lot of food or beverages cold, then this will work. It does have a freezer, but is best to when used with already frozen food.
- Capacity: 4.4 cubic feet
- Comes w/ button for defrost
- Freezer compartment = full-width
- Includes 3 glass shelves
- Comes w/ interior light
Danby Compact Refrigerator is rather large, which is perfect to keep everything you need fresh.
Whether you’re planning to host a party or just for family use, this mini refrigerator can handle it. You can adjust the temperature inside, which is good, because it can run a bit warmer than you may like.
- Capacity: 4.4 cubic feet
- Freezer section = full width
- Inside door can store up to 8 soda cans
- Includes area for tall bottle storage
- Comes w/ 2 ½ glass shelves
- Refrigerator may not get as cold as you would prefer
If you have a small space, like a work kitchen or RV, and need a place to keep food and drinks cold, then the Midea Small Refrigerator is perfect.
Quite cute looking, and really fits the bill of a mini refrigerator. Despite its size, it is able to hold a lot, and is storage space can hold tall and wide items.
- Capacity: of 1.6 cubic ft
- 3 color choices: black, white + stainless steel
- Temp range: -2°C – 2°C
- Adjustable door
- Smaller which may be okay depending on the space
For a smaller fridge, the Haier has some nice functions.
Even though it’s a bit on the smaller size (at 1.7 cubic ft.), it can fit mostly anywhere.
Also includes an adjustable thermostat + manual defrost option for frozen foods!
- Capacity: 1.7 cubic ft.
- Single color option – black
- Freezer compartment + ice cube tray
- Inside is a slide-out wire shelf
- Comes w/ adjustable thermostat
- Manual defrost option
- Freezer temperature can be a bit extreme
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