If you are in need of refrigeration, but have limited space to place appliances, you are probably in need of a small fridge or small freezer. There are many different kinds of compact fridges, with models suitable for nearly every conceivable application. This article briefly discusses some of the available small fridge freezer options that may be suitable for a particular need.
Many kitchens have very limited space available for appliances; and need small refrigerators that are sized accordingly. For a kitchen that has a narrow space available against one of the walls – that runs from floor to ceiling without obstacles such as cabinets – then a Slimline fridge freezer is a great match.
Other small kitchens may not even have this much space; if space can be found beneath a cabinet it is possible to purchase an under cabinet fridge freezer. These appliances are installed in a similar manner to integrated dishwashers, and tuck nicely away into a small space without adversely impacting your kitchens floor plan.
Some kitchens simply do not have for an ‘installed’ refrigerator at all. For these situations the best solution can be a compact countertop fridge. These models are generally very cheap and have a minimum set of features. Simply plug them in, and sit them on a countertop or table – or even on the floor in an out of the way spot.
Not all fridge freezers are intended for kitchen use. One popular use for a small refrigerator with freezer is to use them as a mini bar fridge. These mini fridges are available in two types. Firstly there are general purpose portable fridges that have been ‘assigned’ the task of holding the drinks – a no frills but budget friendly option. Secondly a wide variety of ‘specialized’ bar fridges are also available – these mini fridges with freezers come loaded with features, and can cost a significant amount.
Many dormitory rooms or office spaces have a need for a small fridge to allow refrigeration and/or freezing of food and drinks in a location that is convenient to the user of the space. Popular choices for this application are any of the portable or compact fridge freezers available on the marketplace.
Many people install a small refrigerator or small freezer for use in their RV, travel trailer or caravan. For this application one of the better choices is a 3 way fridge. These versatile refrigerators can be powered off of mains power, 12v DC or Propane; allowing great flexibility as to when and how these appliances can be ran.
A fridge or fridge freezer intended primarily for use in a vehicle will need to have 12v DC power capability. Ideally a specialized 12v DC fridge with quality compressor based technology will be utilized. While a 3 way fridge will do in a pinch, they have serious drawbacks that seriously limit their effectiveness as a car refrigerator.
The ideal fridge freezer for camping purposes is a 3 way fridge. The already mentioned ability to operate these devices off either gas or electricity offers great flexibility. The stationary nature of a campground allows easy setup of a propane tank to power the fridge when electricity is not available.
As has been demonstrated, there are a lot of potential uses for small fridges. This brief run-down of some of the more popular usages should get you started in identifying the correct small fridge freezer or small refrigerator for you. Keep in mind also that if money is tight there are many cheap small refrigerators available in stores.