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Compact Refrigerators Buying Guide


Compact refrigerators are a popular solution to storing food and drinks in small spaces, dorms or even outdoor kitchens. There are several designs and styles of compact refrigerators to cater to any type of storage needs. Compact refrigerator freezers can be used for bulk food storage which will save you time and money in the long run.


Compact Refrigerator Overview

Compact Refrigerator A compact refrigerator functions just like a large refrigerator. Most compact refrigerators include many of the same features as well, including a freezer area, door storage and even an ice maker in some occasions. A compact refrigerator is a great alternative for anyone who needs a extra storage space but does not want to invest in a second large refrigerator.

Which Refrigerator Should I Buy?

Finding the best compact refrigerator relies heavily on what you want out of your refrigerator. While some features of a compact refrigerator may be attractive, you may not need all the bells and whistles. So what kind of features are out there? We've constructed a basic guide to help you narrow down your selection.

Cube Refrigerator

This Avanti 1.7 cu. ft. refrigerator is small, easy to use and easy on the pockets. Most basic models, like this one, use an internal dial to control the temperature, have wire shelving and most have door storage. Since it does not have a freezer, it is ideal for keeping drinks and refrigerated items cold.

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Refrigerator Freezer

This Danby 4.4 cu. ft. refrigerator is similar to the Avanti, but with more space and a separate, full-width upper freezer area. Again, there is the internal dial to control the temperature, but some may have glass shelving and storage for canned drinks on the door.

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Refrigerator Freezer & Ice Maker

Who knew they made compact refrigerators with all the features of a full-size fridge? This particular U-Line refrigerator has all the features you normally see in a high-end full-sized refrigerator, but half the size. With a built-in ice maker and separate freezer, this refrigerator also comes with a digital control system.

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Outdoor Refrigerator

There are also other options to consider when it comes to refrigerators. Many compact refrigerators are wrapped in 304 stainless steel and can be built into your outdoor kitchen. This Blaze 5.5 cu. ft. fridge is one of the top-of-the-line outdoor refrigerators, but at a conservative price. With Blue LEDs and a digital control, this refrigerator is great for indoors or out.

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