Compact fridge for a dorm

gmp3July 9, 2012

Son is headed to college and wants a fridge (better than a tv IMHO). The problem with most mini fridges is that the freezer stinks. I found these 2 models which appear to have real freezers and was wondering if anyone had experience with them.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Haier-2-Door-Refrigerator-Freezer/19715196

http://www.sears.com/kenmore-3.1-cu-ft-2-door-compact-refrigerator/p-04695683000P

I saw the Kenmore one and am not impressed with the door storage. He drinks lots of milk.

i don't want to spend more than $160.

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weissman

Does a freezer really matter in a dorm fridge? You don't put beer in a freezer although you can with vodka :-)

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 12:55PM
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gmp3

Good point Weissman, however, obviously MY kid won't be drinking in college, perhaps his roommate will have bad habits though. ;-).

Hot pockets and frozen pizza are both good with beer though, if you are a college kid.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 1:26PM
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weedmeister

Teach him about defrosting.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 2:23PM
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clinresga

Hey all: I'm resurrecting this post since we're also in the market. For me, issues are mainly price under $200. Don't think a full freezer is a must. Looking at AJ Madison I see these brands:
Avanti, Danby, GE Spacemaker, Frigidaire, Supentown. Summit. Add Magic Chef and Haier from Home Depot. Kenmore from Sears.

Is there any demonstrable advantage to any of these? I suspect they probably all come out of the same factory in China anyway. Or, any reason to spend more for either greater reliability or performance? Or just grab one and hope for the best?

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 11:49AM
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corgimum

We bought one at Lowes last summer that was $99 on sale and it did the job. I wouldn't pay a lot for one. It was a 3.3 cu foot model. They should be going on sale shortly if they haven't already.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 11:11AM
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jgopp

Just buy one off craigslist. There are tons of those little things floating around. Can't be hard to find one for $50 bucks barely used.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 2:29PM
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