The Dorm Size Refrigerator Makes Life Easier


It is just a fact that no matter how good your refrigerator is, it needs to fit in the space you have. For a small size, the dorm size refrigerator can be a good choice, or an RV refrigerator, especially the frost free model. Many refrigerators on the market will end up with frost becoming a problem, and once the ice box is filled with ice you will get a much lower level of refrigeration. One of the best ways to get around this problem is to take a look at one of the many frost-free compact refrigerators on the market. These are small enough to fit into a standard kitchen, usually being no more than 36 inches wide.



If you are looking for a reliable brand then one manufacturer is Sanyo. The ice-free models are popular, also include can dispensers, water dispensers, and also a very good freezer compartment that has an excellent ice tray. Many have glass shelves, along with digital thermometers, automatic temperature control and interior halogen lights. However, the Magic Chef compact refrigerator can be a great choice, simply because they have such a wide range of compact freezers. The sizes range from the standard 36 inch undercounter fridge, with an automatic temperature gauge, easy clean shelves, an ice box, and a water dispenser.

Countertop fridges

Magic Chef also has a range of countertop refrigerators. It can also be possible to find free shipping. Another company worthwhile looking at is the GE compact refrigerator range. These refrigerators are small, but many GE models have door shelves. An ice tray is usually standard, and drinks dispensers are also now becoming far more common.

Any compact refrigerator review should also make a mention of the company known as Haier, compact refrigerators being one of the specialities. Many models include a fridge lock, sliding shelves, automatic temperature control, water dispensers and a crisper. There are several undercounter models, which can come with French doors, and also side-by-side glass doors.

Fast freeze compartments

Similar to this company is Avanti, which has a good range of domestic and commercial compact refrigerators, many of which have fast ice making equipment, chilled water dispensers, fast freeze compartments, and vegetable crisper. Excellent ratings are standard.

For a small frost-free refrigerator, take a look at the KitchenAid Architect compact refrigerator. Offering 6.0 cu ft storage, this retails at $1,100. It has analog temperature control, and along with being able to be installed freestanding or built-in, has a ClearVue Slide N Lock door bin for canned beverages and automatic defrost.

Two cabinet shelves give excellent storage room, including one 1 SpillClean glass shelf and a wire shelf and a wire basket crisper. It is a stainless steel compact refrigerator with a left-hand door model for installation flexibility. Also check out the Avanti frost free refrigerator freezer in white. Costing about $300, this is a lower cost refrigerator, though with a reversible door, adjustable shelves, interior light, door stopper and has a 7.5 cu ft capacity. Also included is a transparent storage crisper, beverage can rack and door bottle storage for 2 lt. bottles.

Large storage freezer

For a larger storage capacity there is the Energy Star frost-free refrigerator by Summit. Retailing at $1,600, this has a 9.85 cu ft capacity, ice maker, timer defrost heater, freezer fan for even temperature distribution and adjustable glass shelves. Also included is steel wine shelf, two clear crispers, along with quiet performance and removable freezer drawers.

Overall, take time to look at some of the better-known names and make sure that the size is compact enough to fit into the space provided in your kitchen, which usually means a 36-inch high refrigerator, the standard size for most undercounter models. Once you have done this you simply need to look at some of the extras such as the length of guarantee and soul before making your final choice.