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How to choose a cost-effective mini freezer?

April 29,2020


Food is the most important thing for the people. For single nobles, tenants, and student parties, eating is not just a takeaway, but also healthier and more refined food in your own small world. One is suitable for small apartments/renting houses/ The small refrigerator in the dormitory has become very necessary.


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  • However, the refrigerators on the market are getting bigger and bigger, with more and more functions, which is really dazzling. In fact, for most young people, the college student party lives more in the dormitory, and the office space for office workers is more in the office and rented houses. From this point of view, our activity space and life scenes are limited. In addition, young people often eat out and order takeaways, and there is not much demand for large-capacity refrigerators. Therefore, a large refrigerator is not practical, and a small refrigerator that does not occupy an area but can meet our daily food storage needs is actually a must. This article will introduce the small refrigerator in detail from the following four aspects.

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What are the main aspects of choosing a small refrigerator for small apartment/rental/dormitory type?

What product parameters do you mainly look at when buying a small refrigerator?

Small refrigerator brand

Recommended cost-effective small refrigerators? 

What are the main aspects of choosing a small refrigerator for small apartment/rental/dormitory type?

1.Small refrigerator depends on the volume

The use area of ​​small apartment/rental room/dormitory is not large, so it is necessary to measure and reserve the usable space (height, front width, entrance depth, etc.) of the small refrigerator in advance.

In addition, for 1-2 people, the volume of a small refrigerator between 100 liters-250 liters is enough. In addition, for some young people, the freezer space of a small refrigerator may be larger, and some quick-frozen foods may be prepared for emergencies. Therefore, it is necessary that the refrigerated space accounts for 25%-35%. Of course, for female dormitories, the volume of the refrigerator compartment of the small refrigerator may be larger. Girls like to eat snacks, milk tea, and more fresh fruits, so the refrigerated space required will be larger. Therefore, the volume of the small refrigerator needs to be selected according to specific needs. Don't listen to the salesperson fooling you into buying a large refrigerator.

2. The small refrigerator depends on the brand

I think even if it is a small refrigerator, you must choose a big brand and a trustworthy brand. Installation, after-sales, maintenance and handling are guaranteed.

Brands of small refrigerators are:

Haier, Midea, Siemens, Rongsheng, Meiling, Oaks, TCL, Konka, Xinfei, Hualing, Skyworth, etc. These brands are very good.

3. Small refrigerators depend on energy saving

Although the small refrigerator is small, it is also a large household appliance in the kitchen, and it is a special household appliance that cannot be powered off 24 hours a day, 360 days. So energy saving and consumption saving are the parameters that must be looked at.

The power consumption of small refrigerators will be clearly marked, generally between 0.5 and 0.6, which are very good energy-saving small refrigerators.

4. Small refrigerators depend on the freezing capacity

The freezing capacity of the refrigerator is the key. Whether the refrigerator is good or not depends on the freezing capacity. The freezing speed of the small refrigerator determines whether it can lock the nutritional value of the food. Generally, refrigerators with air-cooled refrigeration have stronger freezing capacity, while refrigerators with direct cooling have a lower freezing capacity.

5. Small refrigerator depends on the appearance

For small refrigerators, it is necessary to pay more attention to the appearance color. The small apartment/rental type generally has a small area. The appearance color of the small refrigerator should be in harmony with the surrounding decoration style, so that the overall environment does not look messy, beautiful, simple and generous. The cheap freezers are popular among people.

What product parameters do you mainly look at when buying a small refrigerator?

1. Cooling method (the refrigerator essentially has only two cooling methods at present, air cooling and direct cooling):

Air cooling (intelligent defrosting, indirect cooling): Use small fans to make cold air flow in the refrigerator's internal space to achieve uniform temperature and fast cooling speed, and use air for cooling. The evaporator of the air-cooled refrigerator is hidden in the air duct. There is a defrosting structure in the air duct. The frost will be defrosted regularly without manual defrosting, so it is also called a frost-free refrigerator. However, due to the intelligent defrosting system, there is a problem of high power consumption and high noise. At the same time, air-cooled refrigerators are more expensive than direct-cooled refrigerators.

Direct cooling (manual defrosting): Compared with air-cooled refrigerators, as the name suggests, direct cooling refrigerators are fanless, cooling food through natural convection of air-conditioning, and using the refrigerator's built-in evaporator to absorb heat. It is normal for direct cooling refrigerators to freeze and freeze. A direct cooling refrigerator is a refrigerator with frost. The evaporator is exposed in the freezer compartment. When hot air touches the evaporator, frost will form on the evaporator. Advantages: power saving, low noise, economical type. The disadvantage is that the cooling speed is slow, there is ice, and the air-conditioning inside the portable freezer is uneven, which will also cause problems such as easy odor and peculiar smell of food. It should be noted that the number of door openings can be reduced in normal times, and the sealing of the door seal can be checked, which can effectively control the frosting.

In the south or more humid areas, air-cooled refrigerators are more recommended. For the drier and colder northern and inland areas, it is better to use a direct cooling refrigerator.

2. Door opening method:

According to the way of opening: butterfly door (side door), top door, side door, sliding door.

According to the number of doors: single-door refrigerator, double-door refrigerator, three-door refrigerator, multi-door refrigerator.

However, for small refrigerators with small volumes, the very traditional and common side-opening method is adopted, including single door, double door, and three doors.

3. Compressor:

Like air conditioners, refrigerators are divided into fixed frequency and variable frequency modes. Fixed frequency means that the speed of the refrigerator compressor is fixed, and frequency conversion means that the speed of the refrigerator compressor will be intelligently adjusted according to the temperature. The speed of the compressor is the determining factor of the internal temperature of the refrigerator.

In this way, inverter refrigerators are more power-saving and have better fresh-keeping functions, and have lower noise.

For small refrigerators, in order to save costs, businesses generally use fixed frequency mode.

4. Energy efficiency rating:

Level 1 energy efficiency: excellent energy saving, lowest energy consumption

Level 2 efficiency: good energy saving, low energy consumption

Level 3 energy efficiency: energy saving reaches the market average value, and energy consumption is average

Level 4 energy efficiency: Energy saving is lower than the market average, and energy consumption is higher

Level 5 energy efficiency: energy saving reaches market access value, high energy consumption

It is worth mentioning that the energy efficiency rating does not mean that the first-level energy efficiency is good, but the third-level energy efficiency is not good. It should be evaluated based on the overall performance of the whole machine and the power consumption. Under normal circumstances, both the second-level energy efficiency and the third-level energy efficiency are good.

 Collection of small refrigerator brands

Best for Storage: Homelabs Mini Fridge

Best Budget: Cooluli Concord Compact Mini Fridge

Best Portable: Cooluli Electric Cooler/Warmer Mini Fridge

Best for Beer & Beverages: NewAir Freestanding Beverage Refrigerator

Best with Freezer: Costway Compact Refrigerator

Best for Dorm Rooms: Black+Decker BCRK25B Compact Refrigerator

Best for Offices & Small Spaces: Danby Designer Mini Fridge

Best with Auto Defrost: Midea Compact Refrigerator

Best for Skincare: Cooseon Mini Fridge

Best Color Options: RCA RFR320 Mini Refrigerator

Best cost-effective: MOOSOO portable mini fridge MR15

Recommended cost-effective small refrigerators? 

MOOSOO deep chest freezer white MD05

Features and benefits

Compact Size and Large Capacity

Low Noise and High Quality Life

Humanized design and superb Craft

Product information

Package Dimensions:29.92 x 22.04 x 32.67 inches

Item Weight:59.9 pounds.

Product Model:MD05

Freezer Capacity:5 Cubic Feet



Dust Bin Capacity:1.3 liter.

Special Features:❄Compact Size& Large Capacity, ❄Easy to Install, ❄Adjustable Feet, ❄5 Temperature Settings, ❄ Energy Saving, ❄Ultra Quiet Technology - 38 DB

Working Temperature:-20°C-40°C / -4°F-104°F

MOOSOO deep chest freezer 7 gears temperature control MD35

Features and benefits

Environmental Protection and Energy Saving

Low Noise

7 Gears Adjustable Thermostat

Heat Releasing Plate


This article gives many useful information about refrigerator from four aspects, how to choose a cost-effective mini freezer?I hope you can find the answer from the article.

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