Best compact refrigerators according to redditors

We found 216 Reddit comments discussing the best compact refrigerators. We ranked the 78 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Compact Refrigerators:

u/iamgigglz · 84 pointsr/buildapc

Google it. They're kinda weak sauce but effective at keeping that second drink acceptably cool. Rather just buy a proper mains-powered mini fridge - something like this.

u/Rchameleon · 74 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

NTA - For less than $50 you can get one of these: and it has no problem storing three months worth of insulin pens. As someone with this disease, I would have never asked to store my meds in someone's personal property... but that's just me.

u/hauntingdreams · 63 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Not OP, but I found it on Amazon.

[Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer (4 Liter / 6 Can): AC/DC Portable Thermoelectric System w/ Exclusive On the Go USB Power Bank Option] (

u/Kami_Jenova · 21 pointsr/beyondthebump

My wife and I have a tiny fridge in our bedroom (little one still sleeps in her bassinet in our room) along with a second bottle warmer for this exact reason. We even specifically got this one with Cow-print since it's for milk lol

u/Kingtwo89 · 16 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Looks similar to this one.

Gourmia GMF600 Portable 6 Can Mini Fridge Cooler and Warmer for Home ,Office, Car or Boat AC & DC, White - 110V

u/kikikikerson · 13 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This one!

Gourmia GMF600 Portable 6 Can Mini Fridge Cooler and Warmer for Home ,Office, Car or Boat AC & DC, White - 110V

Looks like the price went back up :/

u/[deleted] · 11 pointsr/loseit

First: Go to the desk and see if it's possible to get moved to a room with a fridge or get a fridge put in your room. It may cost extra, but I know from years of working in a hotel that they often have extra fridges for emergencies (90% of the time it's for diabetics who need it for insulin).

If that isn't an option then perhaps you could look at buying a small microwave and small fridge for your stay. You can get really small ones like this for under $100. The same with small microwaves.

If that is also not an option then your choices become non-frozen foods. Do they have a microwave in the breakfast or lobby area that you could use for things like canned soup? If not you could get a single burner plug in for around $30. Just enough to cook things like canned soups.

There are even smaller fridges intended for just a few cans of soda that you could use to put deli meat and cheese and and get sandwich thins or other low calorie bread for making sandwiches. Maybe even a bit of lettuce.

Get snacks like trail mix and beef jerky, or fiber one bars and things like that. If you have access to a fridge at work you could buy some frozen meals like Healthy Choice Steamers (less than 300 calories) or others for lunches and just get the 5 you need for a week and keep them in there if possible.

Oh! Even cheaper then getting your own fridge you could get a cooler. They should have an ice machine, or you can buy ice, so you could keep refrigerated stuff in there like sandwich meat and cheese or lettuce and other salad stuff, and just dump out the melted water when you get home from work into the tub and refill with fresh ice. It doesn't have to be a big cooler.

u/nicclimbs · 10 pointsr/vandwellers

For fridge AND freezer at the same time you’d need a dual-zone unit like linked below. Alternatively you could actually just buy two fridge/freezer units and set the temperature differently.

The two dual zones I found are,
Whynter 62DZ

Dometic CFX65DZ 12v, Dual Zone Fridge Freezer

If space and money were not an issue I would like to have one of those. I just have a Dometic CC-40 fridge/freezer I will run as a fridge but for the price I paid I could’ve bought two, set one up for a freezer, and it would have still been cheaper than a dual zone unit.

I may get at ice maker for frozen smoothies which is one thing I no longer want to live with out. My diet is vegan, almost all fresh produce/fruit with tempeh, and close to zero processed food.

This is my newly installed setup after I just got an inverter and was testing my blender.

If I turn the cooler length wise in the van I could add an ice maker not sure how well it would work in practice. I think I would have to then refrigerate the ice to keep it around or use immediately.

u/Melaronius · 8 pointsr/mancave

That's pretty cool, but so expensive for such a tiny fridge. I've also always wanted one of the Marshall half-stack fridges but they also way too expensive.

u/nikgon · 8 pointsr/priusdwellers

I've heard, but haven't bought yet that Alpicool is quite popular among van dwellers. Might be wrong, but it looks like it can run only when plugged in/while the car is running and then is just a regular cooler while the engine is off. Seems like a good alternative.

Would love to hear other people's actual experience with it.

u/tatertom · 7 pointsr/vandwellers

With a budget of $400, I'd start with a small Alpicool for around $200. That's a good price on those, and they sip around 1/2 amp/[email protected], meaning you'll need at least 36Ah of battery (.5Ax24hx3d).

Bump to 50Ah of usable power, for some wiggle room, and you can pick up something like this for $170.

The only other thing you'll need is wiring. A kit like this has most of what you need, toss in a cheap manual isolator to keep it from draining your starter battery, and you're left with a few crimp connectors and maybe a socket (might as well get a kinda-nice one).

That puts you $10 over-budget, but it'll do everything you asked for and more, and be a nice little setup to expand someday with solar or inverter or whatever. If you can score a cheaper second-hand battery initially, that'll help budget-wise, but I wouldn't bother skimping on anything else except maybe the 12v socket. The one I linked is just a nice feature to have USB and volt meter built-in, so you can reduce cord/adapter clutter if you like, and have an idea where you're at on power reserves, monitoring it manually. Downgrading that to a simple, "dumb" socket would put you within the $400 budget.

u/cfestival · 7 pointsr/preppers

You should let them know about your medicine, and it's requirements.

It shouldn't be a big deal, but you will want to prep for it if you do not have ready access to the refrigerator.

You should have power wherever you are working--there will be generators, especially if you are working with the military. However, depending on the work cycle--generators may go off at night....however again, most likely, there will be 24-hour ops. Just ask the questions--somebody knows.

Worst case scenario--bring your cooler, and steal ice from the military to keep your stuff cold.

Best case--you can bring your own, or use their fridge and just keep your meds there and take them while at the "office."


  1. If you can--yes, bring your own little fridge. The military generators need to put a load on the generators to keep them healthy.

  2. if you have your own fridge, bring heavy cables so you can leach off the generator power.

  3. for backup, bring a cooler--like what the other guy recommended.

  4. bring TP...have a bunch of rolls stashed away and don't use them until you have to....and you will have to. Unless you get one of them smart guys who can count--you will run out until they figure out how much they actually need.


  5. bring your own power cables and surge protector--

  6. bring your own light/wired and bulbs.

    Edit edit:

    Just looked it up on amazon, and they have super small fridges that would probably work for you: Gourmia GMF600 Portable 6 Can Mini Fridge Cooler and Warmer for Home ,Office, Car or Boat AC & DC, White - 110V

    Then you could just plug this guy in and problem solved---seems reliable enough.

    Then you could have two of them, and plug one in at the "office," and then other one back at your tent.

    If power is not at your tent, that's where your extension cords will come in.

  7. And bring one of those goal zero batteries--they are safe to fly--then if power is shut off at night (probably unlikely for contractors), then you can power your fridge at night with your battery, and recharge your battery in the day with the generators.
u/SqueakyHusky · 7 pointsr/VEDC

You have a few options depending on the size of the items.

  1. This will be the most insulative but isn't very big so only travel sized version of sunscreen and such would fit.
  2. This or something similar is your next bet. For these types of coolers fill the extra space with water bottles, they can be cooled, frozen or room temperature, but the extra mass of water will help keep the inside of the cooler cool.
  3. A portable fridge, like [this](, same tip with water applies here.

    A few additional Notes: use a sun reflector for when your car is parked. Put the cooler box or bag in a shaded area, oftentimes it will be cooler under a seat or in the trunk. Lastly all the items I linked are just examples, I don't endorce any(except the hydroflask).
u/Second3mpire · 7 pointsr/Homebrewing

i got a pair of kegs during AIH's sale as well and i'm also new to kegging.

On your first question, here's what I'm doing:

u/TelegnosticOnion · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I haven't tried them myself but they do sell tiny desktop fridges in different sizes, like fits 1 can of soda, or fits 6 cans of soda etc might work for you?

u/beerbeerbeerMN · 6 pointsr/Homebrewing

This one should work. You'll probably have to remove the plastic and junk in the front door in order to close it, though.

u/babiesgettingrabies · 6 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I do! I have a Gourmia mini fridge that I got off Amazon Prime for about $35. It's the perfect size for my bathroom counter and fits a few sheet masks and serums and has a removable top shelf if products are a little bit tall. I'm not using any sheet masks or temperature-sensitive products at the moment, but when I do, I keep mine running continuously when I'm home and unplug it when I leave the house to give it a break. It does have a slightly noisy hum, so I may upgrade to a different brand down the road. amazon link

u/hurricanethor · 6 pointsr/breastfeeding

If you have access to an outlet, perhaps you could try plugging in your own mini fridge? I bought one from Gourmia on Amazon for $35 and use it to store milk. I have tested it with a fridge thermometer and it gets down to 40 degrees. This is the one I have:

u/missdewey · 5 pointsr/MUAontheCheap

I’m trying to decide on a skincare fridge because I wanna be even more extra. I ordered the Frigidaire one on sale from Walmart but my order got delayed indefinitely, so I cancelled. Now I can’t decide what kind to get! Any suggestions? I’ve been looking at the Cooluli ones on Amazon (the cow print one and this massive one with temperature controls), the Facetory one (which is also offered free with a lux subscription that I totally don’t need), and the Frigidaire one.

u/two_buds_in_transit · 5 pointsr/vandwellers
u/doubleplusunsigned · 5 pointsr/sousvide

For anybody wondering what the hell an "electric cooler" is, OP has linked to the one he's using

That one says it's a "personal fridge", but these things work much differently than a fridge you'd have in your kitchen.

Kitchen fridges use a compressor to compress a gas into a fluid through a condenser. Compressing the fluid makes it hot. The fins on the condenser are for dissipating that heat to cool it back off.

Then the fluid passes through an expansion valve into to evaporator coils. Expanding fluids are cooler than the compressed form, so that "coldness" is blown into the fridge cavity. Then the cycle repeats.

An easy way to remember this is to think about what happens when you heat something up (most things) - it expands, right? Therefore the opposite is true - when you force something to expand, it cools off.

So really, a fridge is actually a heat exchanger. The expanded fluid doesn't actually cool off the food in the fridge - the food warms up the expanded fluid. Then the expanded fluid goes through the compressor which heats it up to hotter than ambient, and that heat is dumped into your house. Your central AC and AC in your car work exactly the same way. Here's the wikipedia explanation of how this works if mine didn't make sense.

Anyway, these little electric coolers like OP is using actually use what are called Peltier devices. These things are pretty awesome little solid state semiconductor devices that get hot on one side and cold on the other when you apply power to the leads. I don't have a solid understanding of WHY this phenomenon occurs, but it's also a heat exchanger. For every amount of "cool" created, an equal and opposite amount of "hot" is created. Actually more hot, since it's not a 100% efficient conversion.

There are several advantages to peltier devices in this application:

  • Size

  • DC voltage (these coolers are often used as travel coolers on 12VDC)

  • Simplicity (compressor systems are very complex mechanical devices)

    The disadvantages are:

  • Peltiers do not performance scale well (all these coolers are pretty tiny)

  • Dollars per watt of cooling does not scale very well in larger systems

    One more thing of note for folks who are interested in this kind of thing - do some research into vortex tubes and tell me that isn't some kind of black magic.
u/Supes_man · 5 pointsr/UnethicalLifeProTips

Why on earth would that be required of the hotel? If you have a medical condition that requires compressed air or some specific drug or something to be chilled, then you need to be a responsible adult and plan ahead. Bring ice, your own 45 dollar micro fridge, ect. Randomly hoping the hotel you're staying at has a fridge seems like an incredibly foolish way to trust your life.

At least call ahead before booking or something, hotels that provide this sorta thing usually cost more, it's nuts to demand one for free.

Edit, yes. I get that this is unethical life pro tips. I have no problem with the dude lying to get a fridge. The part that's crazy is that it would work, a hotel shouldn't be able to be sued for not providing a fridge, that's madness.

u/FrigidEwe · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

I too bought a mini fridge. Specifically this one:
Gourmia GMF600 Thermoelectric...
It sits on my side table and fits my spectre bottles nicely. That way I don't have to get out of bed cause you know.. tired/lazy. I would say the fridge is a little loud but I don't mind at all because it kinda acts like white noise for LO. When done with BF I plan on using it to store my skincare bottles.

u/trevbillion · 5 pointsr/vandwellers

yeah I don't eat out much either, both when I lived in a boat and an RV I cooked in it. Rule of thumb is to cook more with ingredients that don't need refrigeration.

Most vegetables, even the ones we traditionally keep in the fridge, don't need to be there. Greens can go in a mason jar of water. For meat, buy it the day of it's not that big of a deal. Truly "traditional" foods did not require refrigeration at all, think dried salt meat, sauerkraut, sourdough, stocks of grains and rice. Get a pressure cooker for cooking beans, rice, and canning your own jams and tomatoes and stuff for use throughout the year.

If you must have refrigeration (I have a 1 year old who needs milk for instance) - this is the one I have my eye on. <--- thermoelectric cooler, also will warm food up above freezing in the winter. Hell of a unit but the technology wont cool enough if ambient temperature is much above 80 degrees

I searched researched the power draw of that unit online, and it needs ~55 watts, so this solar panel with a battery system should run it day and night. <-- 120watt flexible solar panel

I would devote 50 or more aH of battery capacity to just the fridge. Use sealed deep-cycle lead acid and a solar charge controller. That fridge is already 12v so you don't need inverters, this will save big on power wastage over using a standard AC fridge.

u/ZombieBiologist · 5 pointsr/SCAcirclejerk

I have this same cooler it costs $40. (Don’t worry, I got it as a present.) I just use it for drinks near my desk when I can’t be assed to get up and grab one from the kitchen. So not quite as bad as you might think.

u/idgelee · 5 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

We spent the cash to get an in car fridge. It was so so so worth the money and re-usable We were able to fill it with cheese and lunch meat. We also brought crackers and tons of fresh fruit and veggies. We also bought yogurt and then made "breakfast oatmeal cookies"

All together we spent about $100 on groceries for a week's worth of breakfast and lunches. We planned on dinners out just because it makes life easier to stretch legs on the road trip. Plus we were able to stop and eat with friends.

We also were able to plug the cooler in our hotel room and restock as needed.

u/noone512 · 4 pointsr/preppers

This has come up a few times: how to keep medications cold without power in an emergency situation. I have seen mini refrigerators on Amazon that fit a 6 pack of soda. They run on a 12v DC adapter so that means you could run them on a large marine battery or even solar without much difficulty. Or even USB batteries

u/ShinySpoon · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

All fridge mini fridge. Had to cut the shelves from the door. Control with an Inkbird.

Danby DAR044A5BSLDD Compact Refrigerator, Spotless Steel Door, 4.4 Cubic Feet

u/Budsygus · 3 pointsr/CrewsCrew

Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer (4 Liter / 6 Can): AC/DC Portable Thermoelectric System w/ Exclusive On the Go USB Power Bank Option (White)

u/kingstonlego · 3 pointsr/trees

Something like this? Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer (4 Liter / 6 Can): AC/DC Portable Thermoelectric System w/ Exclusive On the Go USB Power Bank Option (Blue)

u/cutestslothevr · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Most of the really small ones aren't designed for full time use, which is the reason for some of the bad reviews. Koolatron KWC-4 Coca-Cola Personal 6-Can Mini Fridge is what I plan on using. It's reviews are okay.

u/abagle0514 · 3 pointsr/Dabs

Gourmia GMF600 Portable 6 Can Mini Fridge Cooler and Warmer for Home ,Office, Car or Boat AC & DC, White - 110V

u/poisoning_the_well · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Amazon sent me the wrong color and I took too long to send it back so now I just have it lol. It's this one.

u/ReadingYourEmail · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

link bad, use instead:


Thermoelectric coolers are terribly inefficient; they may be able to eventually get you where you want, but there's a price to pay...

u/forevermill · 3 pointsr/preppers

So I have a child with type 1 diabetes. I have a tiny mini fridge that will run on either 120v AC and has a 12V plug to run off a car (or similar).

I also have a small power station with solar panel. The drain on the refrigerator is pretty tiny. I've used it for a few weeks without recharging my power station.

Sort of like this:

I keep about 8 extra vials of her insulin in here and switch out as her new prescription arrives. I've also used the walmart type R insulin via injection and found it works fine as well, just slower and requires a bit more.

Sure, she won't still have her 6-6.5 A1C, but it'll keep her alive.

We've found diet to have a huge effect as well. Did Keto a few years ago and found she was only using 25-30 units/day vs the 50-70 she normally uses. So have stored a lot of low-carb foods.

It's all pretty portable, adds about 20lbs to our load.

u/Cellar______Door · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I just bought my husband this mini mini fridge. It can plug into your cars cigarette lighter! It has a handle for carrying and can be hot or cold. Might be a simpler idea than getting ice for a cooler all the time. I think it can also be set to warm all day.

u/aliencircusboy · 3 pointsr/beer

No, it was the same $249.99 price it is now on Home Depot's site. Actually, I see that Amazon has now lowered the price from $279 to $229, with free Prime shipping. There's money down the drain. Oh, well, the kids can go to community college.

u/zombiescooby · 3 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Even better... it's big enough for insulin, far too small for anything she might actually want to be cold. Keep a dorm sized one for your bedroom.

u/costellofolds · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm going to assume you're living in a dorm. Dorm living can be a real beast, especially if you're on a floor where you share a bathroom. Things that can make it much more comfortable:

u/chilibee · 3 pointsr/vandwellers

You might be right about the CPAP usage, a second look is showing 35-40 amp hrs.

Then the fridge is a Alpicool CX30, which I'm clocking at 15 amp hrs/24 hrs per an Amazon answer.

So I guess if everything is great sun wise, I'm barely scraping by.

u/IAmBellerophon · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use this fridge. I actually have two of them, one converted to a fermentation chamber and the other into a kegerator (see my build here). I use 7.8 gallon bucket fermenters, which are shorter and wider than regular 6 gallon fermenters, so I had to cut the interior door paneling out to make room...but if you just unbolted the light pod instead you could probably use 6 gallon buckets with a blow-off tube just fine without the door mods.

u/germanbini · 2 pointsr/homeless

Hey I'm not the OP, for more info please go to the original post to congratulate them. :)

Personally I DO live in a van, it's a 1992 Chevy G20 Gladiator. I have a memory foam mattress on top of a wooden platform, totes and cardboard boxes for storage (food, clothing, etc.) underneath. having the mattress off the floor gives space for storage, and also insulates the mattress from the heat or cold of the ground.

For privacy I have tinted windows, non-adhesive window film, collapsible foil sunshade for the front window, and black bug screen mesh like this for the side windows.

For water I use sturdy Arizona tea jugs. I have a basic Coleman camping toilet for nighttime and emergency uses - some people simply use pee bottles or five gallon buckets.

If it's cold at night I have a [12V electric blanket](] and/or a 12V "car seat" warmer that I put under the mattress. I also have a propane Little Buddy heater which I have not yet used.

My main luxury item is an Alpicool C15 refrigerator powered by two 35AH "house batteries" (in parallel) which are charged using a Battery Doctor isolator. The Battery Doctor is run by my alternator when I drive-it only starts charging the house batteries after my van battery is full. The fridge uses 5.8AH per day. I used a cooler for a year, but the drawbacks are constantly buying or procuring ice (like from soda fountains), and food spoilage from it getting waterlogged, plus having to drain it frequently.

For hot meals, I use a 12 volt "lunchbox cooker" (works similar to a crock pot) which is powered in my cigarette lighter while I drive (or I can run it with the house batteries through a 12v splitter - the Alpicool is plugged into the other side. I also have a propane camping stove which I have never used.

I have a USB mini fan to run at night, or I can run my small regular fan through the 300W power inventor where I can also charge my laptop and/or phone (I usually charge the phone in the cigarette lighter).

I don't make any money if you buy from any of these links, but I only used them for illustrative purposes - I encourage you to shop around on Craigslist, eBay, Amazon, Walmart, check yard sales, etc. find the best priced similar item that works best for you. You don't have to get everything all at once - I didn't. But if you can get a basic minivan or van (seats removed), a mattress (or sleeping bag even) on a frame, and some jugs of water, it's a start.

u/The_Debbish · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I'd make sure and read what your formula brand says, and if they don't list it call the manufacturer. It might be worth getting something like this or looking on craigslist for one of the other small fridges from college.

u/PottiSkantz · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I know the quality is really reeeeeeaaally bad (sorry).
Yeah I love that gameboy :)

Ehm.. dont know what kind of fridge it is, just a normal mini-fridge
Like this : Link

u/visvavasu · 2 pointsr/keto
u/9876876329847613 · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Keep in mind, that's just one speaker. In that price range, you'll probably get a lot more bang for your buck with a Yamaha HS8.

I have a pair of HS5's ($400 for a pair) connected to my PC rig and they are louder than I'll ever actually need them to be. You probably don't need 8" monitors, especially if you're sitting them on a desk/shelf just a couple of feet away from you.

As far as the value of those Gibson monitors, I couldn't really say. Gibson isn't known for their monitors and I haven't personally tried them. If I had to guess, it's like buying a Marshall refrigerator. Nobody buys one because they're the best refrigerators. You buy one because it looks cool.

u/BitcoinOperatedGirl · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

There are some really tiny mini fridges out there made for soda cans, small enough to fit on a shelf:

You could further hide the semax inside some insidious container, say, a stackbucks coffee cup with the lid on. Nobody would steal your old coffee.

u/HannahBanana3000 · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

you bet!

dont make a change now but in the future look into the milkies tray.
saved me many wasted ounces

i got a mini fridge for my desk.
my office provided fridges in the medical rooms but i felt weird leaving the milk unattended.

Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer (4 Liter / 6 Can): AC/DC Portable Thermoelectric System w/ Exclusive On the Go USB Power Bank Option (White)

u/Archer_04 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Looks that is this one but they just took off the door and added a LED strip.

u/pausemenu · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Are you looking for an option that requires a bit of DIY? This is what I have, requires some cutting on the door but there's a few guides online. Temp wise works great as is, really have zero complaints and the price is right.

Danby DAR044A5BSLDD Compact All Refrigerator, Spotless Steel Door, 4.4 Cubic Feet

u/twelvebucksagram · 2 pointsr/trees

I tend to stay on the safe side of preservation and picked one of these up. Keeps my stuff nice and preserved and within reach. Plus you can fill the front with snacks and it hides pretty well-- sans smell when you open the thing.

u/Ksp-or-GTFO · 2 pointsr/DIY

So here we go,

First off a Danby 4.4 Cu Ft fridge, something like this. I got this off of some one on craigslist for a $100. I tried to talk them down but some one had informed them that the fridge was valuable to home brewers.

The tap tower was purchased on amazon.

The line connections were also purchased there, since the ones that came on the tower were incorrect for the five gallon kegs.

The temperature controller was also purchased on amazon. Really amazon was my go to.

Here is the CO2 tank I anticipate buying. I haven't really picked out a regulator yet.

u/ELO628 · 2 pointsr/CysticFibrosis

I own this one and it’s worked well. I haven’t travelled with it though. It has both AC and DC plugs. I know it’s a little larger than the one you linked to but i thought I’d throw this out there anyway.

I imagine you may need some kind of outlet adapter depending on where you’re going as the plugs are made for US outlets. But adapters are easy to find

Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer (4 Liter / 6 Can): AC/DC Portable Thermoelectric System w/ Exclusive On the Go USB Power Bank Option (White)

u/BecomingJess · 2 pointsr/MtF

Hmm, this sounds like an engineering problem.

I'm thinking taking one of those cheap mini fridges, putting an analog thermal sensor like an LM34 inside, then wiring that to a Digispark (basically a very tiny Arduino) that controls a pair of MOSFETs which replace the heat/cool/off mode switch. Switch to heat if the temp falls to 68 (turn off at 72), chill if it rises to 76 (again, off at 72)... never worry about the temperature of your estrogen again!

u/electrikdreamachine · 2 pointsr/fo4

what's the brand of this mini fridge? looking for one for my camper


looking like a Chefman

u/Earl-The-Badger · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

Buy a DC powered mini fridge. Running an AC mini fridge takes more power and there is power loss by going through the inverter. A DC powered fridge can run as low as 30-40W. One like this.

If you drive enough (every day, an hour plus) an isolator to charge your battery will most likely be enough.

Since you are only planning on doing this for a short while, you don't need the nicest batteries. Costco has 160Ah deep-cycle lead acid batteries for less than $100. I'd reccomend one of those, maybe two. Remember, you can only discharge your batteries about 50%, so a 160Ah battery actually only gives you 80Ah of capacity. Also, the battery takes longer to charge the more charge it currently has, so the last 5-10% to top it off takes longer than the previous 5-10% etc.

I wouldn't use an electric heater, they are very inefficient. Without a more robust power/battery/charging solution you won't get much use out of it. Consider a propane heater and adequete ventilation. Something like this will provide more than enough heat for a space as small as an F150 bed.

For charging your laptop/phone/devices, you'll only need a small inverter. Remember that with a DC fridge you won't be running it off the inverter. I reccomend getting one 400W or smaller. The higher the Wattage on your inverter, the more power it wastes just by being on, so you want the smallest possible inverter for your needs.

F150's have pretty large engine bays. You may even be able to get away with putting your deep-cycle storage battery under the hood instead of using up space in your bed/living area for it.

I'd highly reccomend getting a small power bank to charge your phone and other small devices. You can plug the power bank into any wall outlet to charge it while you're at work, at a coffee shop, whatever. I have one that is 22,000mAh and I charge it while at work. With a full charge it will re-charge my phone enough times for me to use the phone 2-3 days without worry. With a 5 hour charge (a shift at work) it will charge my phone 1.5-2ish times. This reduces your reliance on your onboard electrical system in your truck, leaving more battery capacity reserved for running your fridge.

Also get LED some lights that run off DC power. It's a waste of energy to run lights off AC through your inverter.

Lastly, do a little math. Let's say you end up with a fridge that runs at 40W. 40W % 12V = 3.33A x 24hrs = 80Ah. Assuming you're running the fridge 24 hours a day you'd be using the full discharge capacity of your 160Ah battery every day, and that's without taking loss into account. I'm pretty sure those fridges will cycle on/off so it doesn't actually draw a full 40W at all times, but keep these things in mind. Make a plan based on how often you will drive, how fast your alternator charges your battery, and how often you plan on keeping the fridge on. I think you'd be crazy to use a standard mini fridge that draws 156W and runs of AC power.

Good luck have fun!

u/BanjoKazsundheit · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

If you're just mid-rich, you can use this

u/kegtron-team · 2 pointsr/beer

Check out this Danby "all refrigerator" (no freezer compartment) mini-fridge.

BONUS: This will also fit 5 gallon kegs without modification

u/Alexm920 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Huh, I'm in the states, and it looks like the the Danby DAR044CA6BSLDB is the Canada-only model (guessing the CA hiding the model number), I can't find it from any US retailers. There is a similar model, DAR044A5BSLDD, but I might email the company asking if they're actually the same. Not sure what "6BSLDB" and "5BSLDD" signify. Knowing I'm not gonna clip any components when drilling through the top is my biggest concern; it would be ideal to follow the visual guide every step of the way!

u/TreborEnglish · 2 pointsr/vandwellers
22.4 x 12.6 x 10.2 inches 12 volt compressor fridge for $200.

u/Xeunieus · 2 pointsr/sousvide

this is the electric cooler that I'm using. I went with a cheap cooler as a cheap test to make sure it worked.

I'm using a polyscience circulator with no wifi that I set to the temperature I want it to be I hit start then i have it hooked into a wifi plug so I shut it off with that. So when I turn it on when I need it it's automatically started at the right temp I need it to be.

u/Kittenmurderer · 2 pointsr/overlanding

Don’t buy right now. All prices are pretty high. I was about to buy the 65dzus from Dometic couple weeks ago. I checked the chart I had made back in November comparing several fridges and it was about $200 more expensive on amazon now then it was then.Price history for Dometic CFX-65DZ

u/HammockHusky · 1 pointr/vandwellers

What is the best Deep Cycle leisure battery? My budget isn't huge but what is the minimum amp hr I should be looking at on average to start. Or maybe if you could tell me what you use and what you are powering daily to give me an idea... Also is it necessary to install a 1000 watt inverter to charge laptops and use other electronics? Just starting to plan my electrical and am just looking for some pointers.

Next question is about refrigeration, RV fridges here (Ontario) all seem to cost $1200 bucks no matter where you look. I was looking at a [Koolitron]( cooler) as another option, does anyone have experience with these and can tell me the pros an cons?

Lastly any tips on what to insulate with, I see so many arguments about what to do or what not to do that I no longer know where to even start lol My plan was to put a thin layer of foam, followed by reflectex and then capped off with 1/2 inch Rmax.

Any tips are appreciated, I know I can google this shit myself but sometimes it's easier to understand it and make up my mind after talking to someone about it. Cheers!

u/NYCMAC90 · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Sounds interesting, I’ll consider it thanks.

I checked and they only fit 6 cans of beer. I don’t think it’ll fit 4 large containers (16 to 20 oz ones) especially the long glass ones from Pyrex.

I checked the dimensions for this high rated one on amazon: Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer (4 Liter / 6 Can): AC/DC Portable Thermoelectric System w/ Exclusive On the Go USB Power Bank Option (White)

It definitely won’t fit the container sizes that I need, unfortunately... I’m disappointed. I got really excited haha

u/BobSagetTheFaget · 1 pointr/priusdwellers

So without a solar panel setup, or home battery tender, what would be the best method to ensuring the batteries don't die, and running a power efficient cooler/fridge (12V .74Ah type)? Note: Prius doesn't have an alternator - the 12V battery sends a current to the traction battery to signal it to turn on the engine - so if the 12V battery is dead, then you'd have to jump start it.

And would you need to get a dual purpose AGM battery (starter and deep) to be able to jump start the car battery? i.e. starting/deep cycle like the Optima Yellowtop . This one is rated 55 Ah.

The portable cooler/fridge (DC) - does for .74 Ah - thus 55/.74 = 74 hours -> about 3 days to safely discharge the Optima battery.

I am mainly concerned about very cold winter use. The heater in the Prius is too loud and turns on too frequently to be of use during the night so that would be off (would use a sleeping bag), and then I would leave the car on ready mode overnight to power a mini space heater, and to recharge the 2nd battery.

But over say 8 hours every night of recharging this via the battery isolator/DC-DC setup, would the 2nd battery top out?

u/Pot_Shots · 1 pointr/trees

It still helps to store them cool, especially if you plan on storing some for months or years. You probably spent more per gram than it would cost to buy a tiny mini fridge

u/akboundvan · 1 pointr/vandwellers

Awesome, appreciate the insight. A 65qt Rtic cooler is $199 vs a 65qt Whynter 12V Fridge for $556, so price wise it is a no-brainer!

u/ukehero1 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Just a suggestion on the fridge. I’ve been using this little one at work for my milk and it’s been perfect: Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer (4 Liter / 6 Can): AC/DC Portable Thermoelectric System w/ Exclusive On the Go USB Power Bank Option (Blue)

u/BestOnlineHomebrew · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Amazon has the Danby 4.4 cu/ft refrigerator for $162.39. This is the perfect size for a two keg/two tap kegerator. No bending of freezer lines required. I currently use the same model for my two tap kegerator and highly recommend it!

u/ava1983 · 1 pointr/keto

There are a few things from Costco that could be helpful and don't take up too much space; they could go under your bed or in a desk drawer:

Beef Jerky
Peanut/Almond butter

Any chance you could fit in a micro refrigerator, like this one?

Then you could keep some small things like deli meats, cheese, veggies etc.

Trader Joe's (if you have that store near you) sells bags of hard boiled eggs, already peeled, which would be great, if you are able to use that tiny fridge.

Good luck!

u/earthwormjim91 · 1 pointr/DIY

I'm talking about these little things

Dometic CFX28 12v Electric Powered Cooler, Fridge Freezer

They don't run directly on the solar. They run on the deep cycle batteries, and those get charged by the solar. If you were running solely from solar, yeah they'd be pushing it. But having a couple deep cycle batteries gives you that bigger reservoir of power.

u/Pokmonth · 1 pointr/vandwellers

Get a cheap Chinese 12v compressor fridge

Was sold on amazon up until a few weeks ago for $200-400, but they are unavailable right now.

I found the company's alibaba website, and alibaba says Minimum Order Quantity is 1, so it might be worth trying to ordering through there. 50L fridge is $200, but shipping might be another $200. Still, cheaper than a Dometic

u/poolieoolie · 1 pointr/vandwellers

I’m going to try this out with the 12v car charger and monitor the electric usage. If it works I’ll buy a couple of them and treat them like the crisper drawer and the meat/cheese drawer, it will allow for more flexibility when doing the build, and it’s fifty bucks. Not to say I wouldn’t love a four thousand dollar freezer, but we all have our priorities... and budgets vary.

u/SteveOtheStoner · 1 pointr/CannabisExtracts

It's a Chefman 6-pack mini-fridge, the model that both heats and cools.

u/Spaceman_Spif · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Sure thing! When I get home I'll take some pictures and dig up the plans. Since there is no messing with the cooling system on the freezer-less fridges, the only real modifications are drilling a hole through the top and trimming the door plastic. The Danby fridges don't have any lines running through the middle of the ceiling except for the interior temp controller wire which can be just moved aside.

The one thing you may want to do differently, is trim some of the plastic shelving runners on the interior sides of the fridge so the kegs fit a little easier. I did not do that and have to wedge in my kegs to close the door. Not a bad problem, but may be worth trying.

The one I bought is here. The white and stainless models would also work, but the stainless is more expensive and the white is, well, white.

u/preciousia · 1 pointr/Electricity

Nah I just wanted to make a point when someone on a thread said it uses a lot of electricity. I know a USB 1.0 doesn't use much more than a wireless mouse!

You know sometimes as a female who did not study science I may not know exactly how much electricity but i know for sure a USB 1.0 device does not use a "shitton" of electricity!

1c a day is less than a Starbucks a year. 😛

Just standing up for myself. Troll alert plus they exaggerate myths to prey on people's insecurities! I do not like that. I use science and despite not studying any science, I come pretty close to a solution. Proud of my self 😊

Any idea how much electricity a 6 can refrigerator will take? Example this one on Amazon?

I am really keen keen to get one. The 1 can solution failed. It only cools the bottom 😑

u/FutileFertility · 1 pointr/tretinoin

I have one of these! I just keep it on my bathroom counter (luckily I have room so not an option for everyone). I keep both my tret and my Vit C in it.

u/internoodle · 1 pointr/homeless

You're welcome. I'll take gentleman-in-progress.

If you have any questions about solar panels I'll do my best to advise and answer any questions that come up.

This looks exactly like the one I got:

It's tiny. I seriously doubt it actually could damage a car battery but I am paranoid so I still put a charge controller between the panel and the battery. Charge controller will interrupt the circuit if there is too little or too much voltage coming from the solar panel. It's just a simple way to maintain a battery. Charge controllers can be stupid expensive but I used one of these:

Now, if you want to try to cool beverages that needs a whole lot more power than you're going to get out of a 1.5 watt solar panel. There are small-ish coolers that are designed to run on the 12 volt electrical systems in a car but they do draw a bit of power and might kill your battery if you ran it all 24x7.

Searched on amazon for the term "12v drink cooler" and found a few small ones that probably wouldn't instantly murder your car battery.

That one eats 60 watts. Standard car battery is usually what we call a 50 Amp Hour battery (it will provide 1 amp of current for 50 hours). So the formula goes roughly like this. 10 (battery capacity in Amp Hours) over appliance need in watts. 10 50 / 60 = 8.3 hours. Now that assumes all best case scenario and assumes your car battery is perfect. So, as you can see, trying to power even a tiny fridge could drain a car battery in 8 hours.

I used to use dry ice in a cooler on long trips and I found ten pounds of dry ice would keep things cold for about 24 hours but dry ice can be expensive (like $1 per pound) so that might not be a good option for you. Is there an ice maker at work that you might be able to use to keep fresh ice in a small cooler?

u/VanDiegoSurfing · 1 pointr/vandwellers

Alpicool C15 Portable Refrigerator 16 Quart(15 Liter) Vehicle, Car, Truck, RV, Boat, Mini fridge freezer for Driving, Travel, Fishing, Outdoor and Home use -12/24V DC and 110-240 AC

Used it for a year and no problems. On 24/7. Can freeze or be fridge. Minimum power draw. Cycled on for about 15 minutes an hour max. Great price.

u/TheThirstyWitch · 1 pointr/ICleanedMyRoom

Right?! Got the idea from some /r/SkincareAddiction 's 'shelfie' posts. Now I just gotta get one of those super cute mini-fridges... (for skin stuff that lasts longer & feels better when it's cooled)

u/xenocomagain · 1 pointr/vandwellers

No van here, but this works fine in my office for a couple cans of something and a 6" sammich or other stuff. It has a 12v option.

u/CTRL_ALT_PWN · 1 pointr/fragrance

Found this in my research. Looks affordable. It can probably hold my small collection.

u/biddoodles · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. This Ryan Gosling life-sized cut-out, because if I woke up to him in my room, I'd be sweating buckets

  2. This mini coke fridge because it keeps them for you and you aone, it has a bottle opener and glass bottles are WAY better than plastic.

  3. a bichon frise blanket You'll get all the looks on your lovely picnic!

  4. Seattle, WA!

  5. Skip-it's always got me outside in the summer

  6. Saran wrap is my must for camping. You don't go camping with friends without planning on playing some pranks. We would saran wrap their tent while they were sleeping and toss a fake snake in the tent. We'd scream and freak out and they'd go to running out and get a face full of saran wrap.

  7. It's not quite Smokey the Bear, but it's Gloomy Bear in kigurumi form!

  8. I just made a playlist for my roommate to move across country a few weeks ago. I got dis! Chromeo-Night by Night

  9. Anthills are probably a big no no

  10. To make the pronto pups in home!

    Bonus PM sent

    Some of the best memories are made in flip flops
u/simenfiber · 1 pointr/TeslaModel3

I've used the kettle for the occasional cup of tea on road trips, but it's not something I would depend on for cooking.
I have a compressor fridge/freezer (-15º to 4º Celsius) running of 12v which is great for long trips. As long as you have sentry-mode on, the 12v outlet is active. It will shut off sentry when the battery is below 20% so you won't get stranded. You can get cheaper thermoelectric fridges that will cool you stuff to 20º below ambient. (They can also heat your food to armpit temperatures if you're into that kind of eating) They can be had for around $100.

Some examples:

u/trx55 · 1 pointr/Snus

It’s been a great little thing! For $40 it’s perfect 😂
here is a link for the same one just in case you want it!

u/CandyHeadass · 1 pointr/SolarDIY

I plan on getting another 12v 100ah when I get some more dough, but I plan on running 2 of these and maybe this 24/7. I might run a ps4 and low watt tv for 3-5 hours a day.

What does a bus bar do? Im all for adding whatever for safety and security.

u/cr0ft · 1 pointr/vandwellers

I'd exchange the Igloo for a Dometic chest-style fridge. They can run straight off 12 volts and use a max of 9 amps when running on max. Once they've cooled down, they have a variable-speed compressor that throttles way down and uses under 1 amp of current, which is almost nothing.

Doing the calculations for your numbers (322 watts, 115 volts) your Igloo will suck up 30 amps at 12 volts, and that's a lot. There's probably something off with your calculations.

The Dometic will cost more than an Igloo, though, depending on what size you want, and if you want a single compartment cooler or a dual compartment that can be both fridge and freezer.

u/Sasha_Fire · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I usually visit the deli section of grocery stores, they have pre made meals that are pretty healthy and range from 5-9 dollars depending on what's in them. I also grab some fruit, precut veggies and dip, granola bars, oatmeal, peanut butter and jam on rice crackers, sandwich stuff. I have to visit the grocery store every few days since the mini fridges are small in rooms but it's alright the premade meals only last a few days usually.

I also have a small portable fridge I take in my car down on my trip so I can stock it with my own food for the start of my trip. I bought my portable fridge second hand on kijiji for 50 bucks, it works great.

u/hockeygains · 1 pointr/steroids

Get something like this, much easier to be discrete.

I think they make USB powered micro fridges as well.

u/DC0403 · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

I have 2 pumps so my work pump is just an old backpack. I do recommend this fridge though if you have a spot to plug it in at work! I bought instead of using the fridge in the break room.

Also, not sure if you have a buy nothing or moms group in the area? I got my second pump for free through FB, or you can buy on eBay for cheap as well.

u/davidd00 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I'd recommend this one:

I got one about a year ago for when I travel so I can make smoothies at the hotel. It works great and they come in a lot of different sizes. Will work as both a freezer and a refrigerator

u/adamsgrow · 1 pointr/enail

i wont believe the 3.5 inch hard drive size till i see it. EDIT: I have a 3.5 inch enail. Vapetech by J4YT3X is the best. But i still dont understand why i would learn the arduino code and go thru so much trouble to have proximity sensors, multicolor indicicator LEDs, sound activated switches. when i can just plug my enail into something that already does this type of stuff for me? and looking back at your other posts u mention a cooling thing for hash, It makes sense sort of, but why not just buy a mini fridge for your hash? I dont like keeping my shatter in the fridge cuz i dont want excess moisture being introduced. But i know full melt is cured in the fridge, so here are some fridges that are really cheap: one of them is 16$ 1 can sized, and powered by a USB this could be taken apart and installed inside my cigar/hash box/enail. or i can get a mini fridge to keep in my room. best second Third
Why add chips and components to modify my enail, when i can easily do the same(get the same results) without any modification?

u/IvyMonster · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I bought this one off amazon prime. I really like it and it keeps the contents pretty cool. It is a little noisy but I don't mind!

The instructions say to turn it off after 48 hours but I keep mine running whenever I'm home and I've had no problems!

u/JDemar · 1 pointr/steak

If you are going to hang the cuts, you should be fine with a counter height fridge. Mine is 32" high and that would handle most sub-primals vertically. I do on mine on the shelves though, and so far I have been able to fit NYs fine, but I have had to slice off a good size steak to get RibEye to fit horizontal. This is the fridge I use..

u/thealmightyenigma · 1 pointr/snowboarding

A combination of -20F and 0F sleeping bags depending on how cold it was. Crack windows so the condensation doesn't freeze an inch of ice on the inside of the interior. Peppermint schnapps and hot chocolate are great when it's dumping snow out. We use a jet boil to heat our food and heat up water to french press some coffee. Recently bought this Fridge to keep food.

There's hostels and hotels around Mammoth that have showers for 10$. I just shower before I leave Friday and am usually home Sunday afternoon/evening.

u/DNedry · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

My 4.4 cu Danby fits 2 cornies, regular, 5lbs tank. Had to sawsall the shelving, about it. Sorry, don't have picture of inside ATM

Edit: The one I got:

u/seanthenry · 1 pointr/OffGrid

What you would want is something like this Whynter FM-85G 85-Quart DC Freezer There are other options and you might be able to get it local but this is an example.

By going to DC power you reduce the loss from changing from DC to AC. If you keep everything on DC you will not need to have an inverter but if you have the panels far away from the batteries you might want to go with a 24v system and step the voltage down after the batteries to 12v. If the batteries are close to the freezer the wires can be kept a reasonable size.

I would go with some GC-2 batteries check for them at sams club or similar. They are 6v so they will need to be paired for 12v. If you want to go for long term batteries look into Iron Edison. With any battery setup you will want to be able to control the temp some since it is outside, protect from sun and heat by covering it and adding a small DC fan, in the winter running a incandescent light or a reptile heater. Doing that will help keep things easy on the batteries.

u/foreversuperawesome · 1 pointr/vandwellers

Yeah, it's not the ideal conversion car BUT it works for what we need it for. Can't wait to buy a van and convert it.

We got THIS fridge. It doesn't hold much, but it works. We typically only bring breakfast stuff that needs to be refrigerated. For everything other meals, I plan for something that doesn't need to stay cool.

That fridge was left on, by accident, for 24hrs and it drained the car's battery. We had to get jump started because of it. We learned to unplug it/turn it off when not in use :P

u/funnymaroon · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I wouldn't get that package. Those kegs suck. That strappy handle on top hurts your hand when you lift a full keg. I'd much rather have Torpedo Kegs or just a used corny with rubber chimes. It's also fragile, the few of those kegs I have now have bent straps.

I don't know what's up with that regulator. Maybe it just looks goofy.

That kegerator is also really expensive. It can do two taps, but you can't fit two half-barrel kegs in it. You'd be better off with two $400 kegerators that can each fit a half barrel keg. Give you twice the storage. (Also, you could very cheaply just replace the draft tower on one with a tower that has two shanks, and save $500, or to save a few hundred more just build your own.

Here are the parts you need.

CO2 tank. (Find your local dry ice/CO2 supplier. Ask anywhere that has draft beer or soda where they get their CO2 from. They'll probably give you a full used 10 lb. tank for around $50, then swap it for around $20.)
Regulator. (I like the taprites with the big plastic knob, and I've used many brands. They're $60 for a single or $93 for a double on Amazon. A double will let you do two different serving pressures at the same time, for instance if you brew two styles of beers that have differing levels of CO2. You wouldn't want to serve a stout and a wheat at the same level.)
Kegs: I like the Morebeer Torpedo kegs best, but if you want to go the cheap route find a local homebrew store and grab some used cornies for ~$50 each.
2 ball lock gas disconnects
Gas tubing
Some worm drive clamps. Don't buy at a beer store, they're like 75% less at Lowes.

Mini-fridge. This Danby is $184 and very popular for kegerator usage. What you want though is something without a separate freezer compartment, and without coolant lines running through the top.
2" Hole Saw. (I like the Milwaukee Hole Dozer).
Tap tower.
2 ball lock liquid disconnects.

u/UnfunnyWoman · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals
u/dsafire · -1 pointsr/KitchenConfidential

Just a bystander here, but has anyone tried a tabletop six-pack fridge? They're really popular among hardcore gamergeeks.

u/gurrlbye · -4 pointsr/breastfeeding

If you’re taking it home every day, can you put a tiny fridge somewhere just for yourself? Like this fridge