Finding the best mini refrigerator is easy once you know which brands are good. There are really about 4 different manufacturers which consistently make good mini refrigerators: Frigidaire, Kenmore, Danby, and Haier. Danby and Haier have especially mastered the art of making quality mini fridges. Below are two of my top picks for best mini refrigerators.
The Haier HSA04WNCBB model is a little larger, at 3.9 cubic ft. What I really like about this mini refrigerator is the full-width freezer compartment. It isn’t huge, by any means – however, it is big enough for ice trays and a few frozen meals, ect. The shelves in the refrigerator are adjustable, and the door has some nice compartments. The price on this model is around $170.
The Danby DAR259 mini refrigerator has 2.5 cubic ft of space inside. It has adjustable shelves, is roomier than competitor models, has a can dispenser and is even Energy Star certified. This particular model does not come with any freezer compartment, which is the biggest downside. The pricing is also a little steep: around $175.
Some of the best compact refrigerator brands are Danby, GE and Haier. Compact refrigerators are great – they can be used for dorm rooms, offices, kitchenettes or just about anywhere you need a smaller sized fridge. Below I’ve listed three different models which I consider some of the best compact refrigerators around. Each of them have their benefits and weaknesses – check into which one best fits your needs.
The Haier HSA04WNCBB is a nice little 3.9 cubic ft refrigerator. The exterior is completely black and really looks great. There is a main refrigerator compartment, and also a small freezer section. You can really tell this fridge is made well, which is always a plus. It costs around $130.
The Danby DAR440W is a little larger than the Haier, at 4.4 cubic ft. This particular model is all white in color, but Danby does make an all black version of the same exact model. Also, this compact refrigerator doesn’t have a freezer. If you are looking for an all refrigerator unit, this would be perfect for you. It’s a little pricier – around $200.
The GE GMR06AAPBB compact refrigerator is the biggest of the bunch, at 6.0 cubic ft. It is an all-black model, and looks just as sleek as the other models. Having more interior space is definitely a benefit to this model. It also includes a small freezer compartment where you can store ice, frozen meals, etc. The beverage dispenser is nice, but takes up a bit of precious space. While it’s the roomiest of the three models, it also costs the most – around $280.
Like I said, they each have their benefits and weaknesses. However, they are still three of the best compact refrigerators you can buy.
A no freezer refrigerator is basically what it sounds like – a refrigerator without freezer compartment. More often than not, these units are used by commercial retailers such as gas stations or restaurants. However, there are a good amount of residential (can’t forget college dorm rooms!) users who buy them as well. This is especially true for the smaller refrigerator only models – they make great beverage chillers. If you’ve run out of refrigerator space but have plenty of freezer space to spare, these models may be a good option for you.
A few good no freezer refrigerator models for residential use are: the Danby DAR1102WE and the Frigidaire FRU17B2JW. I like the Danby model partly because it’s cheap – around $400. But, it would also work great for those who need a little more space, but not a whole new big fridge (it’s 11 cubic ft). I like the Frigidaire model because it’s solidly built, and is a little roomier at 16.7 cubic ft. It’s really not bad price-wise either – just $550.
If you’re looking for commercial no freezer refrigerators, I would recommend the True brand. They make some very heavy duty models, which are great for every day use.