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Best Compact Refrigerators

Whether you need a unit to store medications on the road, a portable option for car camping, or you’re simply looking for something compact yet convenient for use in a dorm or office setting, these mini refrigerators are reliable companions for your cold—and hot, in one case—food and drink storage needs.

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Best for Travel

Mini Fridge with Cooler and Warmer

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Pocket Power

Cooling and heating technology in a compact design that’s AC/DC compatible.

What We Liked

The smallest of the compact refrigerators reviewed here, this four-liter mini fridge is made for on-the-go portability for everything from road trips to picnics to camping. And unlike the other products, its dual-system semiconductor can both cool and heat fridge contents. Order Online.

Best for Students

Black+Decker Compact Refrigerator 

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Room Mate

Compact design that maximizes storage utility while offering additional flexibility with a reversible door.

What We Liked

Black & Decker’s cube-shaped mini fridge offers 1.7 cubic feet of food and drink storage in black, silver, or white styles. Great for a student dorm, office, or rec room, this fridge is perfect for storing drinks, snacks, plus an ice tray or frozen meal in the small freezer compartment. Buy It Today.

Most Storage

Daewoo Retro Compact Refrigerator

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Energy Star

Modern cooling technology with a throwback vibe.

What We Liked

With a retro design that evokes the feel of a 1950s-era roadside diner, Daewoo’s compact refrigerator (available in 2.8 cubic feet or 4.4 cubic feet) adds in 21st-century touches like LED lighting, temperature controls, and Energy Star-rated technology. Purchase Yours Now.

Simplest Design

Midea Compact Single Reversible Door Refrigerator

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Ice Cube

Simple, compact design that will suit any style of room or storage space.

What We Liked

Another cube-shaped refrigerator that will slide neatly under a desk or within some counter space, Midea’s 1.6-cubic-foot fridge also comes with a reversible door for added flexibility. Buy It Here.