Compact refrigerators offer an ideal, space-saving solution for cooling food and drinks. They’re a popular pick for dorm rooms, kitchenettes and some offices. Whether you’re looking for a compact way to keep food and drinks chilled, or you're adding an additional fridge to your home or office, you’ll find a mini refrigerator to fit your needs. Sam’s Club® carries a wide variety of appliances, including many refrigerators and freezers, ranging from counter-top options to taller designs.
What type of mini refrigerator is best for your space?
If you’re looking for a compact fridge that is easily portable but small enough to rest on a counter, then consider getting a cube mini-fridge. Named after their shape, these mini fridges are relatively light and fit easily in most spaces.
Mid-size compact fridges are another option. Slightly taller than a cube fridge, they’re a suitable pick for under-counter installations. Counter-high mini fridges (or tall mini fridges) are the largest options. They come with about 4 cubic feet of space, offer better energy efficiency and may include features such as a freezer, lighting or lock. These mini refrigerators are a good fit for office kitchens and garages.
What are some of the features to look for in a compact fridge?
A major consideration when picking a compact fridge is deciding on whether or not you want a freezer. If you only intend to use your mini fridge to cool beverages, then a compact refrigerator without a freezer is a good fit. But if you plan to store frozen food or other perishables, consider getting a compact mini fridge with a built-in freezer. Some refrigerator brands have the freezer built into the fridge while others offer a separate freezing compartment.
Another feature to consider when choosing a mini refrigerator is its interior layout. You’ll find compact refrigerators designed with adjustable shelves, which give you more flexibility when storing items. Other models offer door-mounted shelves that are ideal for storing cans. You’ll also find fridges that come with glass or wire shelves. Wire shelves allow for more efficient air flow while glass shelves are great at containing spills.
Sam’s Club is home to a wide collection of options, including popular brands like Igloo fridges, Haier fridges and Whynter mini fridges. Compact refrigerators also come in different builds and finishes. You'll find mini fridges with glass doors, double doors and even stainless steel mini fridges.