10 Mini Fridges Perfect for Dorm Rooms, Tight Spaces, and Garages

Who says you have to compromise on style for function?

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Whether you're building a home-theater room or you just want to stash some cold beverages and snacks in the garage, compact refrigerator-freezer combos are the ideal solution. Avoid wasting space with a full-sized fridge, and add a little character with one of these cool pint-sized mini fridges.

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Midea Stainless Steel Compact Refrigerator
$349.97

Best for Basics

Sometimes the simplest option can be the best one. This plain-Jane mini fridge doesn't have a flashy exterior, but its interior has everything you could possibly need (and it also comes in black and white). It has fruit and vegetable drawers in the fridge, a sizable and separate freezer, and shelving that can be moved around. This unit is great for studio apartments, offices, and basements, and it even has reversible doors in case you need to move it around.

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Disney Star Wars Mini Fridge
$149.95

Best for True Star Wars Fans

May the force — and the food — be with you. Both budget-friendly and practical, this fun R2-D2-shaped fridge is the perfect place to store your food and show off your allegiance to Star Wars. Two shelves can store up to 18 12-ounce cans, and a secondary heating mode can even keep contents toasty.

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Koolatron Miller Lite Mini Refrigerator
$175.99

Best for Beer

If a beer fridge is what you're after, a beer fridge is what you'll get with this not-so-subtle Miller Lite mini from Koolatron. At 3.2 cubic feet, it has enough room for all of your favorite beers, and it even features a special bottle opener on the door. If you plan to use it for more than beer, it has plenty of shelf storage for snacks and food as well. 

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BLACK+DECKER Compact Refrigerator
$134.97

Best for Sleek Spaces

You can never go wrong with a BLACK+DECKER appliance, and we swear by its sleek mini fridge. It's aesthetically pleasing enough not to distract from the room it's in, and the price point is pretty unbeatable for the size and quality. It has two full-width glass shelves inside, plus a full-width freezer compartment with an ice cube tray. It's also Energy Star-certified, so it won't suck up too much power and cause your bill to spike.

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NFL Team Portable Party Refrigerator
$199.00

Best for the Sports Junkie

This one may be a little pricey, but the combination of a 24-beer-can capacity and the official licensing of the NFL logos clearly don't come cheap! It's just the right size for game day, and it plugs into a car lighter for convenience during road trips and tailgate parties.

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RCA Miniature Refrigerator
$1,215.21

Best for Colorful Personalities

Sometimes a simple punch of color is all it takes to liven up a space. Offering a capacity of just over 3 cubic feet, this compact unit from RCA is perfect for dorm rooms or basement hangout spots. It comes in bold solid shades of purple, orange, red, green, and bright blue, plus a few neutrals. 

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Daewoo Retro Compact Refrigerator
$311.06

Best for Fans of '50s Kitsch

Anyone wanting a little retro charm for their dorm room — or something a little out of the ordinary for the in-law suite — will love this little unit from Daewoo. It has a fresh-keeper drawer on the interior for fruits and veggies, as well as in-door storage for smaller items like drinks and condiments. 

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Pepsi Gourmia Thermoelectric Mini Fridge Cooler and Warmer
$39.99

Best for the Caffeine-Crazed

Perfect for bringing a little kitsch into your garage or TV room, this Pepsi refrigerator/warmer has just the right amount of space for looking after those essential snacks and beverages. 

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SMEG Mini Refrigerator
$999.00

Best for Vintage Flare

SMEG is truly the ultimate in all things vintage-mod when it comes to appliances. This insanely cute mini fridge is no exception! Though it'll cost you a pretty penny, this durable refrigerator will stay with you for a long time to come. It has a freezer tray for ice, along with plenty of adjustable shelving, and its low-noise output makes it perfect for studios where you might be sleeping in close proximity to it.

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Igloo Mini Refrigerator
$129.20

Best for Makeshift Kitchens

If you have to stack the fridge on top of your Ikea shelves to make do with a small space, this countertop option will definitely do the trick. It's small enough to stack with ease, and it can even bear the weight of a coffee maker or another appliance on top of it. Inside you'll find two levels for food and a small freezer alcove for ice cubes or frozen meals.







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