7 Best Mini Fridges In 2022

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best mini fridges currently available. Check out our guides to the best kitchen essentials.

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A small fridge is a useful addition to the house for storing drinks or extra food and it can be used in offices, bedrooms or university halls.

There are so many different configurations and sizes, it can be tricky to decide which is best for you.

How We Selected

We’ve scoured the internet to find the best mini fridges available, from best budget buys to quirky retro designs, we’ve got it covered.

All of our suggested items have excellent buyers feedback and 4-5/5 star ratings.

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See the Electrical Safety First guide to mini fridges.

Let’s get going!

Husky Coca-Cola Mini Fridge

  • Eye catching retro design if that’s what you’re after.
  • Solid functionality with plenty of storage space.
  • Capacity 42.9 Litres.
  • Pros: Thermostat-regulated temperature means it’s suitable for food too, stores up to 40 cans or a good amount of food or bar snacks.
  • Cons: Black interior colour might put off some as it won’t any mess as easily as lighter ones.
  • Consumer Score: Great reviews with 77% of buyers giving this mini fridge 5 stars out of 5.
  • Retailers: Amazon and eBay.

Inventor Appliances A+ Silent Mini Fridge

  • Huge Capacity of 66 litres
  • For some this will be a suitable replacement for their main fridge.
  • Available in other capacities from 42L to 99L.
  • Very energy efficient and economical with an A++ rating.
  • Very quiet operator with noise levels at 42dB(A).
  • Pros: Handy little freezer compartment, reversible door allows it to fit into most spaces.
  • Cons: Well reviewed all round, not many complaints.
  • Consumer Score: Very good reviews with 72% of buyers giving this mini fridge 5 stars out of 5.
  • Retailers: Amazon and eBay.

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  • Cute design available in three colours – white, white/pink and white/blue.
  • Good option for student off to college or teenage bedroom.
  • Very mini size with a capacity of 4L. This equates to 6 x 330ml cans.
  • Good option for bedrooms, offices, fishing, cosmetics, camping etc.
  • Can be used outside due to its multiple power options – AC mains 230V power lead, a DC 12V power lead and a USB power lead for a 2AMP power bank.
  • Pros: Gets cold quickly and can keep drinks at a respectable -18°C, you can also heat things up and keep drinks warm up to 60°.
  • Cons: Some buyers mention it’s not that quiet.
  • Consumer Score: Very good reviews with 72% of buyers giving this mini fridge 5 stars out of 5.

ChillQuiet Silent Mini Fridge

  • Capacity of 24L and holds up to 15 standard beer bottles.
  • Movable single shelf allows for a multitude of different configurations to suit your preference.
  • Pros: Lockable and includes a soft interior LED light, very silent performer so it’s ideal for a bedroom.
  • Cons: A little more pricey than others.
  • Consumer Score: Excellent reviews with 78% of buyers giving this mini fridge 5 stars out of 5.

Igenix IG6711 Counter Top Fridge

  • Capacity of 47 litres with a freezer compartment storing up to 4 litres.
  • Lockable door, one wire shelf and two balcony shelves.
  • Pros: Reversible door so it won’t take up too much room, a quiet operator, freezer compartment.
  • Cons: Some buyers mention the freezer compartment drips ice.
  • Consumer Score: Good reviews with 66% of buyers giving this mini fridge 5 stars out of 5.

iceQ 15 Litre Deluxe portable mini fridge with window in red

  • Capacity of 15 litres and ideal for storing small items like snacks and cans of drink.
  • Bold red colour, also available in black and blue.
  • Perfect for college goer’s lounge or bedroom.
  • Pros: Very portable due to its light weight and handle, eco setting provides very little noise, it looks good with the matte finish and perspex window design.
  • Cons: The bold red colour may not appeal to all tastes.
  • Consumer Score: Great reviews with 70% of buyers giving this mini fridge 5 stars out of 5.
  • Going camping? Why not check out our guide to the best camping fridges.

ASOS Beauty Fridge

  • Good for beauty lover to keep their expensive serums and face creams at the right temperature to extend their shelf life.
  • Beauty fridges are growing in popularity.
  • Capacity of 4 litres.
  • They can also reduce harmful bacteria.
  • Cools products up to 20 degrees below room temperature.
  • Pros: Will extend beauty product life, cute retro design.
  • Cons: Some buyers mention it is quite noisy.
  • Consumer Score: Good reviews with 85% of buyers giving this mini fridge 5 stars out of 5.
ASOS Beauty Fridge

What To Consider When Buying a Mini Fridge?

Noise

If the fridge will be in a bedroom you’ll want to make sure you get a quiet one. Make sure to check the decibel level and read the reviews.

Ambient Temperatures

Check what temperatures it operates at. Some mini fridges are not suitable for perishables but if you’re simply looking to keep some drinks cool then that’s fine.

Door

If space is an issue check for mini fridges with a reversible door.

Adjustable Feet

Uneven surfaces will affect the efficiency of the fridge so check for adjustable feet.

Freezer Compartment

If important you can find many mini fridges with a small freezer compartment.

Lockable

And if the fridge will be in a communal space look for a fridge door that can be safely locked.

FAQ’s Mini Fridges

Can you leave mini fridges on all day?

Yes, you need to leave mini fridges on 24 hours a day, so it’s important to maintain them.

How long do mini fridges last for?

Keep your fridge clean and care for it to get longevity. Mini fridges should usually be replaced after 10 years.

What foods can go in a mini fridge?

You can store meat and other perishables for a short period of time, say 2 days. They are also ideal for storing cold drinks.

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Final Thoughts

If you are looking for the best overall, I recommend the Inventor 66L model because it holds a lot, is available in many sizes and is very energy efficient.

It has a reversible door to save space, is very quiet and also features a handy freezer compartment.

Of course the best one for you will depend on how and where you plan to use it.

I hope this list of the best mini fridges was helpful.

If you think I left out one that is important or have a suggestion for a future article, please let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

Last Updated: April 2022

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Kitchen Essentials Buying Guide

Swan Freestanding Retro Under Counter Fridge Freezer (currently unavailable)

  • One of the larger mini fridge options out there.
  • Available in black, blue, cream and green colours.
  • Large 90L capacity.
  • Even comes with a salad crisper drawer.
  • Internal storage includes 2 adjustable glass shelves and 3 door compartments. Layout can be adjusted to suit your needs.
  • Very energy efficient with an A+ energy rating.

iceQ tabletop lockable fridge (currently unavailable)

  • Good lockable feature makes this one perfect for those communal spaces in student halls.
  • Capacity of 43 litres.
  • Features two door racks and a removable shelf inside.
  • One of the quietiest options out there with a decibel rating of only 40.
  • Well built sturdy construction.

Kuhla mini fridge (currently unavailable)

  • Eye-catching design comes in loads of different designs – campervan, gaming etc. Would make a good option for student digs.
  • 17 litre capacity
  • Features a removable wire shelf and a bottle rack in the door for added storage.
  • Has a decibel of 40 and most buyers find this a very quiet mini fridge.

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