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Best mini fridge

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A mini fridge makes it easy to store fresh food and chilled drinks in your dorm, office, or even RV. They have a fraction of the capacity of regular kitchen fridges, but it is still enough to store salads and several cans of your favorite drink. Some mini fridges also include freezer space for chilling ice or quick-heat meals. We’ve found some of the top-rated mini fridges and have included them in our round-up. 

Best overall

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Magic Chef mini refrigerator

Includes a crisper drawer

The Magic Chef has a 4.4-cubic-foot interior, with enough room to hold a gallon of milk, a 2-liter of soda, and so much more. This mini fridge has three adjustable glass shelves. It has a freezer section on top with a slide-out tray big enough to hold tv dinners or ice trays. 

Best value

compact fridge

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Black & Decker BCRK25B compact refrigerator

Features a full-length freezer

This Black & Decker mini fridge is only 2.5 cubic feet, but thanks to its design, it still fits a good amount of food and drinks. The door can hold a two-liter bottle, several soda cans as well as food. There are two shelves inside the fridge to hold small items. You can also store food in the fridge’s full-width freezer. 

Best for cans

NewAir Beverage Refrigerator

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NewAir beverage refrigerator

Generous 3.4 cubic feet of interior space

The NewAir Beverage Refrigerator is a stylish black mini fridge with stainless steel trim and a glass door. It holds 126 canned drinks and keeps them nicely chilled, with temperatures that can go as low as 34 degrees Fahrenheit. You can re-arrange the five chrome racks to suit whatever it is you’re cooling, including bottles and snacks. 

Best portable fridge

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Cooluli mini fridge

The best thing since mini fridges

This cute and tiny mini fridge holds only six soft drink cans, but it’s designed to be used with a typical AC electrical outlet, or in your car with the included USB cable. It chills your beverages as low as 32 degrees Fahrenheit. It uses a thermoelectric fan cooling system that runs really quiet. It comes in seven fun colors. 

 Choosing a mini fridge

A mini fridge is a good investment for smaller spaces such as dorm rooms, offices, or RVs. You can even set one up next to the couch for a never-ending supply of chilled drinks. They typically don’t have enough room to hold a lot of food, usually a few snacks. Mini fridges don’t reach the temperatures needed for chilling wines properly but do work well for canned beverages. Before purchasing a mini fridge, know where you want to put it. This helps you determine the max size you can buy. It’s also helpful to know if you will be using your fridge exclusively for drinks, or if you’ll be storing food in one, too. 

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