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Magic Chef MCBR440S2 mini fridge review

The Magic Chef MCBR440S2 mini fridge has 4.4 cubic feet of interior space, making it the largest model we reviewed.

Magic Chef MCBR440S2
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Our Verdict

The Magic Chef MCBR440S2 mini fridge has a roomy, well-configured interior but is still compact enough to fit in small spaces.

For

  • 4.4 cubic-foot interior
  • Crisper drawer

Against

  • Heavy
  • Quite expensive

The Magic Chef MCBR440S2 mini fridge is one of the largest capacity mini fridges we reviewed. Thanks to its well-designed shelving system, it can hold a gallon of milk and a 2-liter bottle at the same time.

If you need a mini fridge for drinks or beer, check out or NewAir AB-1200 mini fridge review, or read our full round up of all the models we've reviewed in our guide to the best mini fridges.

Magic Chef MCBR440S2 mini fridge: Features

The Magic Chef MCBR440S2 mini fridge has a lot of space inside, however, this refrigerator is still quite small, measuring just 9.5 x 33.1 x 22 inches. As such, it fits neatly in a corner or under a counter in a home office or rec room. However, you will need to leave enough space around it for air to circulate freely.

Inside the fridge, there are two easy-to-clean glass shelves that you can slide into five positions to accommodate foods and containers of different heights. On the bottom, the Magic Chef MCBR440S2 has a see-through crisper drawer to keep produce fresh. At the top of the fridge sits a full-width freezer compartment that comes with an ice cube tray.

In one section of the door, there’s a can dispenser that holds six standard-size drink cans. On the upper right, the door has a small half shelf, and below that there is a half shelf that fits medium-size bottles and jars. You can store a gallon of milk, a 2-liter bottle, and another bottle in the door’s full-width bottom shelf.

This mini fridge has a reversible door – you can attach the door to either the left side or the right side, depending on which way you need it to swing open. As such, you can put the MCBR440S2 almost anywhere.

Thanks to its interior light – a feature many mini fridges don’t include – it’s easy to see inside this Magic Chef model. It also has an automatic defrost feature, which makes it easy to clean compared to models that need to be defrosted manually.

Unlike some mini fridges, you can’t use the Magic Chef MCBR440S2 in a garage, as the manufacturer recommends against doing so. Also, this fridge is a bit pricey, but you are getting more features than some of the other models. 

Unlike the Black & Decker BCRK25W mini fridge, the Magic Chef mini fridge isn't Energy Star certified. 

Magic Chef MCBR440S2 mini fridge: User reviews

The Magic Chef MCBR440S2 mini fridge has an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars on Amazon. The five star reviews include comments such as 'it's very, very quiet and very, very cold' and 'if you're in college or live by yourself, this fridge is perfect, it fits quite a bit in it.' 

The one star reviews claim 'you must always use two hands to open the door or it (the fridge) will lift up'. One other review says that 'the compressor is very loud'.

Should you buy the Magic Chef MCBR440S2 mini fridge?

The Magic Chef MCBR440S2 mini fridge offers a few features that many mini fridges don't have such as auto defrost and an interior light. The Magic Chef mini fridge isn't the largest one we reviewed though, so if you're looking for something with a bigger capacity, consider the Haier HC33SW20RB mini fridge review.