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Buy Small Refrigerator [UPD]

The ultimate dorm addition, this Costway option is just like your regular fridge, only smaller (reviewers even say it's just as quiet). It has a separate freezer, an ice tray, a crisper drawer, a can rack and shelving on the door and an internal thermometer so you can easily adjust the temperature. The glass shelves are adjustable to make room for tall items and removable for easy cleaning.

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This one takes the idea of mini to a whole new level: It weighs only four pounds! What makes it ideal for road trips is that it can be powered through your car's DC adapter or a USB port; there's also an AC cord for indoor use. It also has a handle built into the top for easy toting. Though we have not tested this pick, we noted that it also includes a warming function. One caveat is that the coldest temperature this model can achieve is 40F, so it's best for cooling, not chilling or keeping perishables at a safe temp (35 to 38F is an ideal range for your refrigerator).

The Galanz Retro Compact Refrigerator is one of our largest picks, with a roomy interior and three levels of storage plus plenty of door storage (even a can rack). While this mini fridge does not offer a freezer, it does offer a small chiller compartment to freeze a compact ice cube tray. It also comes in red, black and green. Take note: We found the handle difficult to attach.

Our first major research project was a survey of Wirecutter readers, with more than 5,000 completed responses, led by Wirecutter user research lead Raquel Hamias, who conducted the survey for us and crunched the results into usable numbers. This survey gave us solid data on overall satisfaction by brand and door style, an idea of the refrigerator features that make the most people the happiest, and some info about refrigerator reliability.

We also read a slew of other refrigerator reviews, info about reliability, and guides on how to pick and install fridges. For previous versions of this guide, we also spoke to several industry experts, including brand representatives, dealers, and repair technicians.

Among refrigerators from the five major brands, LG fridges seem to make their owners the happiest. In a Wirecutter reader survey, far more real-life LG owners said they were satisfied with their fridges than owners of other brands did, and fewer said they hated their fridges.

The big caveat with LG refrigerators is that some of its larger fridges are more likely than those of other brands to stop cooling, especially older models. It has been a big problem over the past decade, and although the company seems to have corrected the issue with most of its current models, there are still some side-by-side models with a really poor track record.

We did find that LG fridges were slightly less likely to break in minor ways that are annoying (though often tolerable). So with an LG refrigerator, you might be less likely to deal with nuisances like broken shelves, handles, doors, lights, ice makers, or water dispensers. Owners also cited temperature inconsistencies less often and were notably less likely to say that organizing the fridge and keeping track of items was difficult. Consumer Reports puts LG near the front of the pack for reliability, too.

GE is also one of the handful of brands whose customer service seemed to generate fewer negative sentiments among our survey respondents, especially compared with LG and Samsung. GE has its own repair fleet in some metro areas, which might have something to do with it. To be clear, our data suggests that GE French-door fridges need repairs at a rate similar to that of LG French-door models, and we did see some complaints about customer service among the analyzed reviews. Minor problems like noise may be slightly more common, and a small percentage of customer reviews still cite major cooling failures. But you might have a better chance of getting a repair done promptly under warranty.

Small models (10 cubic feet) from smaller brands, such as the Magic Chef MCDR1000WE, start around $400. The customer ratings for these lowest-end fridges tend to be decent, though some models (like this retro-styled Galanz) seem more prone to cooling failures than a typical fridge. You can find even cheaper fridges, but they tend to be very small, almost like mini fridges.

Price range: At this writing, top-freezer fridges start at about $850 for a small, wire-shelf model (sometimes a little less on sale), about $1,000 for larger sizes in stainless finish with glass shelves, and up to $3,500 for retro styles with an American flag or Mickey Mouse finish.

Size range: You get roughly 8 to 22 cubic feet of storage (anything smaller is really a mini fridge). These come in widths of 22 inches to 33 inches, and similar depths (most are roughly square-shaped).

Price range: At this writing, bottom-freezer fridges run about $600 for the smallest, most basic models, $1,400 and up for larger capacities and better creature comforts, $1,500 and up for narrow but tall European-style models, and $2,000 to $15,000 (and beyond) for built-in models.

Mainstream brands often sell standard-depth and counter-depth variants of similar fridges, and the models tend to have a lot in common, apart from the shallower dimensions and smaller storage of the counter-depth versions. Counter-depth models are very common overall: In a Wirecutter reader survey, more than 30% of the 5,000-plus respondents said that they owned a counter-depth fridge.

R600a is a huge improvement over R134a, which is 1,430 times as strong a greenhouse gas as carbon dioxide and was the most common refrigerant for household refrigerators through 2019 (some popular models still use it). R134a is a hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant, or HFC. (HFCs contain the chemical elements hydrogen, fluorine, and carbon.) The EPA told us that while they have not restricted the use of R134a yet, they are currently considering measures to limit all HFC refrigerants in refrigerators, as well as in air conditioners, aerosols, and foams.

Judging by this list, the most efficient style of fridge (in terms of energy use per cubic foot of storage) tends to be a large top-freezer model, which should have plenty of storage for a couple but might feel cramped for a household of four. But the list has plenty of other efficient models in other styles, as well. According to the EPA, a general rule of thumb is that the larger the refrigerator, the more energy it uses; the most energy-efficient models have a capacity of 16 to 20 cubic feet.

Compact fridges work well in small areas where every square foot counts and are ideal for apartments or small kitchens. They tend to be slimmer with a width of 24 inches, yet maintain standard heights of 60 to 75 inches. The common capacity for these models range from 11 to 13 cubic feet.

Small refrigerators with a separate freezer compartment are a great option for saving space and keeping frozen foods on hand. You can find models with 3 - 3.5 cubic feet of freezer storage in addition to around 9 - 9.5 cubic feet of refrigerator space.

Mini fridges are a great solution when you either have very limited space or need somewhere to store excess items. The specific size of mini refrigerator that you need will depend on what you plan to use it for, but most often range from 30 to 35 inches in height, 18 to 24 inches in width, and 19 to 26 inches in depth.

Under-counter refrigerators provide a sleek look for your home while offering the same practicality as a compact unit. They are ideal for keeping your favorite beverages stocked for your next big get together and vary from 20 to 24 inches in width and 18 to 26 inches in depth.

Wine fridges have different dimensions to best fit your home and come in small, medium and large sizes. Small wine fridges typically range from 10 to 20 inches wide and have the capacity to handle anywhere from 2 to 40 bottles. Medium wine fridges are usually 24 inches in width and can hold around 40 to 100 bottles of wine depending on the model, while large fridges can span up to 70 inches in height and hold 100 to 200 bottles.

Bosch 24" stainless steel and glass door refrigerators have been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2016 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award. The Emerging Technology Award is given annually to innovative technologies that meet rigorous performance criteria to reduce energy use and lower greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features or functionality.

A 24" counter depth refrigerator is an excellent option for those looking for a space-saving solution in the kitchen. Because the refrigerator is designed to fit flush with the counters, it creates a seamless look in the kitchen and preserves valuable counter space. Additionally, Bosch 24" counter-depth refrigerators feature a sleek and modern design that will complement any kitchen decor.

Bosch 24" refrigerators are available in a variety of colors to meet your design preferences: black, white, and stainless steel. These colors are perfect for those who want to create a sleek and timeless look in their kitchen. Shop our selection to find a 24" refrigerator that suits your personal style.

I am loving my new refrigerator! It is such an upgrade from the brand I had before. It is spacious, smartly designed and looks beautiful in my kitchen. The shelves are well made and sturdy, and can accommodate a lot of groceries!

I love the size of this refrigerator. I put 3 to 4 pots, along with everything else. My favorite feature is the auto-fill water pitcher. It really comes in handy. The ice-maker is also a good feature. We use a lot of ice in our family and it never runs out.

This is the best thing added to my kitchen. It has added class to my kitchen and it looks so much nicer. Both refrigerator and freezer are so spacious. I would definitely recommend this refrigerator. Infact I m already recommending my family and friends to switch to this smart Samsung Refrigerator . loveeee it!! 041b061a72


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