Best Buy offers over thirty different models of mini fridges, not counting the Portable Party Fridge, which sports the colors of whatever NFL team you love. If youre not a huge football fan it may be tricky to choose. (If you are a football devotee, just pick your favorite team and be done with it!)
Best-Selling Mini Fridges Best Buy
Best Buys best-selling mini fridge is the Frigidaire 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator in silver. With 4.8 star customer rating, it features a can rack, tall bottle storage, glass shelving, and the option of reversing the door swing to either left or right. There are seven dial settings and a manual defrost prevents freezer burn. The exterior measures 18-2/3 wide by 19-1/2 deep by 33-1/2 in height, and the unit weights 57 lbs. The estimated yearly operating cost is about $36 and is Energy Star Qualified. The finish appears to be stainless steel, but buyer beware, it is actually a painted sheet metal veneer.
Top Rated Small Refrigerators Best Buy
The Danby 3.2 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator in white is the top rated mini fridge on the Best Buy Website. With five stars it also has a can rack, tall bottle storage and left or right door swing options. The shelves however, are wire. The exterior measurements are similar to the best selling unit, at 17-3/4 wide, 18-3/5 deep and 32-9/10 in height, and weighs a tad more at 59 lbs. The estimated yearly operating cost is about $27 dollars, but keep in mind that the unit is not Energy Star Qualified. The finish is white, classic, but not sleek in any way. If you are shopping for looks you may want to consider purchasing some decals or embarking some other diy endeavor to spruce this unit up.
The newest addition to the Best Buy team of mini fridges is the Black & Decker Factory Refurbished 1.7 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator in black, and at $52.99 it is also the cheapest. Even though its a good bit smaller than the other two models discussed here, it does have 2 liter bottle storage capabilities for storing large bottles in a compact space. The shelves are wire. Analog controls allow for easy temperature adjustment and NuCool technology enhances coolant for compressor-free cooling to the ideal temperature. Overall the exterior of the unit measures 18-78 deep by 16-9/10 wide by 9-1/2 in height. The yearly operating cost is not advertized, and the unit is not Energy Star qualified. The finish is black.
Availability of all units in stores may be limited, so it would be a good idea to call your local store ahead of time if you are set on a certain model. If they dont have it in stock you may be able to order it through the store or purchase it online. Shipping through Best Buy directly will run you around $20 depending where you are. Often times Best Buy mini fridges can be purchased at alternative websites like Amazon.com with free shipping, so just do your research and youll be sure to find the right unit for you and at the right price too!
Originally posted. May 15, 2011