When most people think of a small fridge, they first think that they are not good for anything except a few cans or very small items. So, why do you need one? The fact is that there are many great uses. There are students that are living in dorms or small one room studio apartments. There are even people who bring a lunch to work everyday and have the need to keep food or beverages cold. Some fridges are just small, others are completely portable.
Portable fridges are very important to people going on trips or doing a lot of traveling or camping. This can be very true when young children are involved. When traveling with kids, you always hear two things. One is “are we there yet”, the other is “I am thirsty, I am hungry”. A mini portable fridge is the perfect solution. Right there in your vehicle will be food that is fresh and drinks that are cold. Not only that, the food will not be wet or messy from being in a cooler with melting ice. Another important consideration while traveling is if you have a baby and need to keep bottles cold and handy.
Mini fridges are also very nice. When in college a student generally starts out in a dorm and has the need to keep a few things in a small refrigerator. As they go through college, they may move into a house with other students and want the mini fridge to keep in their room. Towards the end, the student may decide to move into a small efficiency apartment. There is not much space and a mini fridge is perfect.
Compact fridges come in many sizes. Just because they are small does not mean they will just hold a few items. Some of them are large enough to serve as a fridge in the garage to store various drinks and snacks for guests or yourself while working on a project. Others can be added into a rec room, so when the boys are over playing cards, you don’t have to be going to and from the kitchen all night.
Types of mini fridges vary. There are some that are so small they can actually be plugged into your computer via the USB port. Others fit nicely in a vehicle and can be plugged into the 12 volt power supply. They can even be run on as little as 5 volts. Other larger “mini” fridges plug into a normal wall receptacle and can be moved easily from one location to another.
Sizes of a mini fridge vary from 1.7 cu ft to 7.5 cu ft.With all of these options, it is clear that a portable fridge or mini fridge will hold as little as one can to many cans and food. Some even include a small freezer built in. The other advantage is some mini fridges can also act as warmers.
The last thing to consider is portable fridges that can be run at variable voltages. This is important when traveling and using your portable fridge in your vehicle, you can unplug it from the 12 volt power supply there and plug it into a 120 volt receptacle in your hotel room.