Top 10 Mini Fridges for College Students
for December 2022

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Want to keep a mini fridge in your office? Whether your office is home or away, a mini fridge can help you keep snacks, beverages, and even lunch fresh. In this update, we scored the top mini fridges, and highlighted the best features of each. We scoured the market for the best mini fridges, and after testing 16 of the best options, we came up with winners in 4 categories: Best Built, Best Performance, Best Value, and Best Design.

Whether you're looking for space saving options for a small space, or a larger model for an office, dorm, or apartment, we can help you find the right mini fridge for your budget and needs.

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Cooluli 10L Mini Fridge for Bedroom - Car, Office Desk & College Dorm Room - 12v Portable Cooler & Warmer for Food, Drinks, Skincare, Beauty & Makeup - AC/DC Small Refrigerator with Glass Front, Black

Cooluli 10L Mini Fridge for Bedroom

by Cooluli

Stylish Design: Sleek, glass-front mini refrigerator is ideal to use anywhere in your home, the nursery, office, dorm room, and on road trips, vacation, and tailgate parties.

When my husband and I got home from work, we usually grabbed a bottle of beer and something to eat from the kitchen. But the problem is, the kitchen was small and the space was full, so we used the Cooluli Infinity 10L fridge as a secondary fridge in the kitchen. The Cooluli Infinity 10L fridge works like a charm, and it's very quiet. It cools down faster than our fridge, which cools down slower, so our food stays nice and cool. The Cooluli Infinity 10L fridge also has a digital temperature display, so it's easy to adjust the temperature. The Cooluli Infinity 10L fridge also has double doors, so it's easy to store bottles and food. And the Cooluli Infinity 10L fridge has a glass front, so it's easy to see all of our food. It definitely gets our vote as a high-quality, reliable, and useful product.

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Cooluli 10L Mini Fridge for Bedroom - Car, Office Desk & College Dorm Room - 12V Portable Cooler & Warmer for Food, Drinks, Skincare, Beauty, Makeup & Cosmetics - AC/DC Small Refrigerator (White)

Cooluli 10L Mini Fridge for Bedroom

by Cooluli

Convenient & Lightweight: The Cooluli Classic 10-liter thermoelectric cooler/warmer mini fridge sports a clean, matte finish and a modern profile thats perfectly portable. This unit measures: 9" W x 11.25" D x 13" H and weighs 7.3 lbs.

The Cooluli Classic 10L is a solid choice for anyone looking for a budget-friendly, versatile, and reliable mini fridge. It's compact, quiet, and works well as either a fridge or a warmer. It's also cool to the touch, so it's safe to use as a cooler, a warmer, or both at the same time. The Classic 10L comes with two doors, which gives it a more spacious interior than many other mini fridges in this price range. The fridge is Energy Star rated, and comes with a 2-year warranty. The Classic 10L is best suited for a bedroom, office, or college dorm room. It works well for both food and drink, and is powerful enough to store chilled breast milk, insulin, and medication. Its venting system is solid (it doesn't leak), and its exterior is constructed from durable BPA-free plastic. The Classic 10L is compact, so it takes up little space. The fridge is also quiet, so it won't disturb you or your neighbors. The Classic 10L is a great choice for anyone looking for a versatile, reliable, and affordable mini fridge.

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COSTWAY Compact Refrigerator, 3.2 cu ft. Unit 2-Door Mini Freezer Cooler Fridge with Reversible Door, Removable Glass Shelves, Mechanical Control, Recessed Handle for Dorm, Office, Apartment (Black)

COSTWAY Compact Refrigerator

by COSTWAY

Crisper DrawerThis premium refrigerator comes with a crisper drawer, which is designed for your fruit and vegetables to keep them fresh. It can also better plan food in the refrigerator.

This compact refrigerator packs a lot of features into a small footprint, but its $150 price tag is well above most of our other picks, especially when compared with the $100 models we've included in this roundup. The fridge is compact, but it's a bit shallow, so it's best for shelves that sit flush with the top. The fridge is relatively noisy, and the compressor is a bit louder than the competing models we tested. The freezer is quiet and works well, but it's a bit small, so don't expect to store a lot of frozen food here. The fridge also lacks door bins, which is a little disappointing, but the door shelves are removable, and the reversible door means it can easily fit in your kitchen. The fridge keeps things cool, but its temperature control is manual, so it's slower than the competing models we tested. The fridge is also a bit energy inefficient, and it's a bit more expensive than the competing models we tested. But if you're strapped for space, this fridge might be a good fit for you.

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Mini Fridge, 20L Mini Refrigerator Large Capacity Compact Cooler and Warmer with Temperature Control, Single Door Mini Fridge Freezer for Cars, Road Trips, Homes, Offices & Dorms

Nictemaw Mini Fridge

by cacat

Convenient & Lightweight: This Mini Fridge is stylish, lightweight, compact and fully portable , can fits easily into car trunks or seats for bulk free travel, make your travel more convenient.

The 20L Mini Fridge from ReleGear is an ideal choice for anyone looking for a small refrigerator for their home, dorm room, or car. It has a large enough interior that can store substantial amounts of food, drinks, and medications. It also has a cool feature that can lower the temperature to about 20C, which is perfect for keeping food and drinks chilled without overcooking them. The appliance is environmentally friendly and uses only 1000-watts of power, which is relatively low for a refrigerator of this size. It has an ergonomic handle that makes it comfortable to hold, and it's small enough that it won't take up much space in your fridge. The fridge is also inexpensive, which is a nice bonus. The only potential drawback is that the cooler features only one door, so you can't reach all the way into the back of the fridge.

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Hyness Bedside Caddy,Bedside Storage Organizer,Table Cabinet Hanging Storage Organizer,Sofa Felt Bedside Pocket,Under Mattress Holder Bag for Magazine,Ipad,Tablet,Remotes-Gray

Hyness Bedside Caddy

by Hyness

NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED,EASY TO USE-We can place The bedside pocket organizer in Bed & sofa & desk and other place which have mattress,mats ,books or heavy object to fix, it perfect for bunk beds, college dorm room, small apartments, hospital beds, traveling, hostels and others.

This bedside caddy is well made, versatile, and good-looking. It's made of heavy-duty felt, and both its front and back pockets are large enough to hold our devices with cases on. The pockets are lined with soft, bright red felt, which makes them easier to find. The caddy is lightweight, so it's easy to transport, and it folds up neatly to fit into a drawer when not in use. The caddy's three large pockets are large enough to hold books, magazines, tablets, and phones, and the opening of the main pocket is large enough to hold a tablet or an e-reader. The caddy's smaller front pockets are the perfect size for charging cables, and the opening of the middle pocket is large enough to hold an e-reader or a small tablet. Overall, the Hyness bedside caddy is well-made, versatile, and good-looking, and it's big enough to hold all the things you might want to keep close at hand while you're sleeping.

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BLACK+DECKER BCRK25V Compact Refrigerator Energy Star Single Door Mini Fridge with Freezer, 2.5 Cubic Feet, VCM, Brushed Metal Finish

BLACK+DECKER BCRK25V Compact Refrigerator Energy Star Door Single Mini Fridge with Freezer

by Black + Decker

COMPACT & STYLISH - This space saving small refrigerator (17.5" x 18.5" x 26.6") stores food, soda, beer, and other beverages with minimal energy and without taking up too much space. The sleek, modern design - available in black, stainless steel, and white - is perfect for college dorm rooms, offices, garages, home bars, small apartments, and RV campers

For the price, the Black and Decker BCRK25V Compact Refrigerator is one of the least expensive compact refrigerators on the market (and one of the best). It has plenty of room for drinks and food, and the compact size makes it easy to store in a cramped kitchen or dorm room. Its reversible door, leveling legs, and adjustable temperature control (32 degrees Fahrenheit at the lowest setting) make this mini fridge even more practical. The small freezer (12.8 inches wide x 4.3 inches tall) fits ice packs, most frozen dinners, and the included ice tray. The fridge has 2 removable glass shelves, which expand the storage space and make the fridge easy to clean. Additional door storage fits five 12 oz. cans (like soda and beer), small containers on the top shelf, and 2 liter door storage for taller bottles. The fridge is exceptionally quiet, which makes it easy to store in a crowded kitchen or dorm room. Its low sound operation (45dB) is perfect for places where you dont want a noisy appliance (like a waiting room or a dorm room). The fridge is Energy Star certified, which means it consumes less energy than standard fridges, saving you money.

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RCA RFR835 2 Reversible Doors-Adjustable Thermostat, 3.2 Cu. Ft, Black

RCA RFR835 2 Doors-Adjustable Reversible Thermostat

by Curtis International LTD

COMPACT AND EFFICIENT: With a 3.2 Cubic Foot space and weighing 57 Lbs, it saves quite some space for you to have more appliances, and with a reversible door that accommodates both right and left-handed use, it makes it even easier to use for everyone.

The RCA RFR835 is a good choice for anyone who wants a no-frills, budget-friendly, and compact refrigerator. It kept drinks and food cold in our tests, and the freezer compartment held ice for much longer than we typically expect for a mini-fridge. The adjustable thermostat is a nice touch, and the top-mounted controls are easy to adjust. This fridge also quickly defrosts itself after a power outage. It's inexpensive, reliable, and compact enough to fit in nearly anywhere. The RCA RFR835 is also ENERGY STAR certified, which helps to reduce your electricity bills.

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Frigidaire Retro Bar Fridge Refrigerator with Side Bottle Opener, 3.2 cu. ft, Red

Frigidaire Retro Bar Fridge with Refrigerator Side Bottle Opener

by Curtis

Compressor Cooled for Ultimate Cooling Performance

This retro bar fridge from Frigidaire combines old-school style with modern function. Its retro look includes faux wood paneling on the door and front, an ice dispenser, a bottle opener, a cork pull, and a shelf that pivots towards the front of the fridge, making it easy to access tall bottles and jugs. It has adjustable shelves, a compartment for deli items, and a bar-style handle on the back. The Frigidaire Retro Bar Fridge has plenty of room inside, with 3.2 cu. ft. of interior space, and is Energy Star certified, so it consumes less energy than comparable models. It also has reversible doors, so if you're short on space, you can flip the doors around to open them from the left or the right. This fridge is well-made, but it has some flaws. The fridge doesn't keep drinks cold quite as long or as cold as we'd like, and it has a few small temperature inconsistencies. The fridge is also louder than some models, and its light isn't as bright or as adjustable as our top pick. However, despite its flaws, the Frigidaire Retro Bar Fridge is an attractive, well-designed fridge that works well for small spaces.

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Supernon Galanz 1.7 cu ft Compact Refrigerator, Black

Supernon Galanz 1.7 ft cu Compact Refrigerator

by GalanzGL17BK

Space-saving flat back design Manual defrost Perfect for dorm room, apartment, office or game room

The Galanz 1.7 cu ft compact refrigerator is designed and built in Italy and is popular among chefs and amateur chefs alike. The Galanz has a reversible door hinge, so it can accommodate either left- or right-hand opening. The Galanz has a half-width freezer compartment, which means less shelf space and more usable space, but it also means fewer items fit in the freezer. The Galanz has an adjustable thermostat control, so you can set it to your desired temperature. The Galanz has adjustable leveling feet, which helps you mount it securely. The Galanz 1.7 cu ft compact refrigerator has a removable ice tray, so you can store it in the freezer. The Galanz 1.7 cu ft compact refrigerator has a digital display, which shows temperature, freezer compartment, and refrigerator compartment. The Galanz 1.7 cu ft compact refrigerator has 2 wire shelves, which makes it easier to access items stored on those shelves. The Galanz 1.7 cu ft compact refrigerator has 2 drawers, which makes it easier to access items stored in those drawers. The Galanz 1.7 cu ft compact refrigerator has 2 wire baskets, which makes it easier to access items stored in those baskets. The Galanz 1.7 cu ft compact refrigerator has 2 wire baskets, which makes it easier to access items stored in those baskets. The Galanz 1.7 cu ft compact refrigerator has 2 wire bins, which makes it easier to access items stored in those bins. The Galanz 1.7 cu ft compact refrigerator has 2 wire baskets, which makes it easier to access items stored in those baskets. The Galanz 1.7 cu ft compact refrigerator has 2 wire baskets, which makes it easier to access items stored in those baskets. The Galanz 1.7 cu ft compact refrigerator has 2 wire baskets, which makes it easier to access items stored in those baskets. The Galanz 1.7 cu ft compact refrigerator has 2 wire baskets, which makes it easier to access items stored in those baskets. The Galanz 1.7 cu ft compact refrigerator has 2 wire baskets, which makes it easier to access items stored in those baskets.

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