If you’re struggling to find space for your groceries in your refrigerator each week, it may be time to invest in a mini fridge to create extra space.
A mini fridge can also come in handy you’re tired of cheeky flatmates “borrowing” your food, or if you’re simply looking for more of a mini-bar style fridge for chilling drinks when entertaining (these can also be quite fun for the spare room, to recreate the indulgence of a hotel at home).
Others are simply fun accessories for kitting out the ultimate teenage den or bedroom (we like the Husky Rubiks cube design table top chiller, £161.98, Appliances Direct – which also makes for a fun birthday present, if you’re stuck for ideas).
While thermoelectric fridges are suitable only for chilling drinks and non-perishable goods, compressor fridges are designed for perishable foods including vegetables, meat and dairy. Size is important – always check the capacity before you buy.
You might also want to consider whether you’re looking for an easy-to-access table top fridge, or whether a larger under-the-counter mini-fridge would suit better.
It’s also worth noting that there are specialist wine fridges, wine coolers and wine conditioners designed to keep bottles of fizz and white wine in the right conditions to preserve the taste.
Finally, it’s worth checking out mini fridge reviews to ascertain how much noise the appliance will make (especially if you’re planning on keeping it in a bedroom or living room).
Ranging from budget buys to luxury appliances, here are nine of the best mini fridges on the market. If storage is the issue, we also recommend checking out our guide to the best fridge freezers.
Due to increased demand and Covid-19, some products may be temporarily out of stock.
1. Smeg freestanding mini fridge