It’s hard enough choosing the right college, but when selecting dorm refrigerators, the process is much easier. It begins with determining exactly how much storage space you need. Your choices will come down to either a compact refrigerator or a compact cube which vary greatly in their storage capacity.
Compact cube dorm refrigerators typically ranges from 1.5 – 2.7 cubic feet of storage space with a very small compartment for ice trays (that are usually not frost free and will periodically need to be defrosted as ice can build up over time.
The storage space available in a compact dorm refrigerator typically runs from 2.5 to 10 cubic feet of storage space.
Some of these refrigerators come with separate door freezers making them look like a top freezer refrigerator and others even come with automatic factory installed ice makers.
These types of refrigerators are often called midsize or counter height refrigerators. A hotel mini bar fridge is right in this range for example.
Make sure to check the specific sizes that your university allows so that you don't end up with the wrong size and have to return it.
Dorm refrigerators are now available in a broader choice of colors than in years past. Most of these refrigerators come in black, white, or stainless steel. But, manufacturers are starting to realize the benefit in breaking away from the boring palate of typical colors.
Haier in particular is getting really creative having come up with a pink one (the Haier America C-RNU1708PK to be exact) as well as one that has a dry erase finish that allows you to write notes on it for yourself or your roommate (the Haier Write Fridge).
We found more than a handful of companies worth taking a look at to find the perfect dorm refrigerators.
Apartment Size Refrigerator: Think you might actually be able to have a larger fridge in your dorm room and you would like it to be one you can use in an apartment, then these small refrigerators might be perfect for your needs.
Cheap Refrigerators: Are you on a tight budget and looking for the best way to save money on your refrigerator? Take a look at our ten tips to save when buying your fridge.
Compact Refrigerator: Want to know more about compact refrigerators before making your decision, then take a look at our article on compact refrigerators.
Dorm Fridge: Not sure how to pick out the perfect one for you, this article should help you figure out just which one to buy.
Mini Refrigerators: These are perfect if you have minimal storage space but not enough for a regular dorm fridge.
Small Refrigerators: Just because it's called a 'small refrigerator' doesn't mean it will fit your space or your needs. Take a look at what actually makes a small refrigerator small.
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