The Best Mini Fridge Buyers Guide

Danby DBC120BLS, Danby DAR017A2BDD,  Koolatron KWC-4, Two-door, Cube Type, and Tall Mini fridges. Are all of these models familiar to you? Probably not.

There are so many different types of mini fridges, models, specialization and brands online and retail that it can be very difficult to find the one that best suits your needs. Because some of the best mini fridges can potentially cost a lot of money, it is important to do your research before making the purchase.

Fortunately, since you landed on this page you’re already ahead of most people. Here at Just Fridge, we aim to help you find the best and affordable mini fridge that suits you.

The Different Types of Mini Fridges

Mini Fridges comes in different types from Tall models, Two door fridges and Cube types.

Cube Mini Fridges – Named after their cube shape, these mini fridge models are basically bare-bones boxes with few conveniences and less than 2 cubic feet of space, offering the least value. Consider buying one only if nothing larger fits your dorm room or office space.

Price Range: $110 to $200.

RANK


Top Cube Type Mini Fridge



PRICE

  • Cubic Feet
  • Weight
  • Color

#1

EdgeStar CRF150SS Compact Refrigerator


$179

  • 1.1 Cubic Feet
  • 42 Pounds
  • Stainless Steel

#2

RCA RFR160 Compact Refrigerator


$99

  • 1.6 Cubic Feet
  • 35.8 Pounds
  • Red

#3

Haier HC17SF15RW Compact Refrigerator


$179

  • 1.7 Cubic Feet
  • 30 Pounds
  • White

#4

SPT RF-244SS Compact Refrigerator


$152

  • 2.4 Cubic Feet
  • 37.9 Pounds
  • Stainless Steel

Tall Mini Fridges – These models are among the largest mini fridges and the most practical overall. Most of the ones we you see on retails and online shops have about 4 cubic feet of claimed storage capacity. Because their thermostat is located in the refrigerator, temperature performance tends to be better in that section than in the freezer.

Price Range: $95 to $350

RANK


Top Tall Type Mini Fridge



PRICE

  • Cubic Feet
  • Weight
  • Color

#1

Haier HC32SA42SB Tall Fridge


$180

  • 3.2 Cubic Feet
  • 48 Pounds
  • Black

#2

Danby DCR032C1BSLDD Tall Mini Fridge


$159

  • 3.2 Cubic Feet
  • 48.5 Pounds
  • Silver

#3

Danby Deluxe Mini Fridge with Freezer


$338

  • 4.3 Cubic Feet
  • 71.5 Pounds
  • White

#4

Danby DCR122BLDD Compact Refrigerator


$349

  • 4.3 Cubic Feet
  • 70 Pounds
  • Black

Two Door Models – These mini fridge models have a separate freezer with its own door, similar to a full-sized top-freezer. Their thermostats are located in the freezer, so temperature performance is much better in that section than in the refrigerator. Consider buying these type of mini fridge if you plan on storing fresh meats and leftovers.

Price Range: $100 to $300

RANK


Top Two-Door Mini Fridge



PRICE

  • Cubic Feet
  • Weight
  • Color

#1

Igloo FR834a 2 Door Compact Refrigerator


$216

  • 3.2 Cubic Feet
  • 62 Pounds
  • Stainless Steel

#2

Danby DCR031B1BSLDD 2 Door Mini Fridge


$199

  • 3.1 Cubic Feet
  • 52.6Pounds
  • Spotless Steel

#3

Sunpentown RF-320S 2 Door Mini Fridge


$254

  • 3 1/2 Cubic Feet
  • 78 Pounds
  • Stainless

#4

Emerson 2 Door Compact Refrigerator


$255

  • 3.1 Cubic Feet
  • 82 Pounds
  • Stainless

The Mini Fridge That’s Best for You

In order to pick the best mini fridge for you, you need to keep in mind what type of beverages and the location you will be placing it. There are variety of factors to consider before choosing a type of mini fridge and an exact model. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • What beverages are you storing?
  • Does your fridge’s appearance matter to you?
  • Where will your fridge be installed?
  • Are you concerned with energy efficiency?
  • Are you concerned with noise?
  • What size of mini fridge do you need?
  • Do you need a regular fridge or a thermoelectric fridge?
  • Do you need a specialist fridge?

You can use our answers on our guide on “What to ask before purchasing the mini fridge” for your reference before making a purchase.

If you’re looking for somewhere to store your favorite wine, soda or bottle of beer a cube type of mini fridge can cater them but if you also want to store foods, leftovers and dairy products we recommend that you buy the two door type.

Ultimately, it’s your choice, you can choose whatever the type of mini fridge you’ll purchase but here at Just Fridge we recommend that you purchase the biggest mini fridge that fits your space. Larger models not only hold more but may also be more energy efficient and deliver the most convenience that fit your needs.