Do you have limited space in your freezer? Or are you a college student looking for a compact way to store groceries? Whatever the case may be, a mini freezer is without a doubt a useful and convenient appliance. Its small size can be an effective way to store food or ice when you don’t have much space available. Here we’ve rounded up four great options if you’re in need of a mini freezer.
What to Look for in a Mini Freezer
Here are some aspects to consider before buying a mini freezer:
- Capacity: If you’re looking to store a lot in your mini freezer, you may have to sacrifice some of your home’s square footage and spring for a larger mini freezer to fit everything you’ll want.
- Other Features: Mini freezers can come with various features, be it design aspects, noise level, or additional functionality.
Most Compact: hOmelabs Upright Freezer
For those looking to save as much space as possible, this mini freezer from hOmelabs will suit you best. It’s 17.5 by 18.3 by 19.8 inches and has a capacity of 1.1 cubic feet. This freezer features a manual temperature-control knob, with seven settings ranging from -4 degrees Fahrenheit to 6.8 degrees Fahrenheit. It also features a reversible door, so you can customize the direction of the door when opening. It operates at a quiet 42 decibels and uses an energy-efficient 240 kWh per year. The freezer is separated into sections with removable wire mesh and features a locking door.
hOmelabs Upright Freezer - 1.1 Cubic Feet Compact Reversible Single Door Vertical Freezer with Child Door Lock - Table Top Mini Freezing Machine with Removable Shelves for Office Dorm or Apartment
This 1.1-cubic-foot mini freezer is a great space-saver.
Most Storage Space: Midea MRC04M3AWW Chest Freezer
If room space—or a lack of it—isn’t an issue, you can get a generous amount of storage with this freezer from Midea. This 3.5-cubic-foot freezer opens from the top. It features an adjustable thermostat and a built-in hinge that holds the door open when in use. The freezer is designed with an easy-to-clean inner surface, defrost drain, and a removable wire basket.
Midea MRC04M3AWW Single Door Chest Freezer, 3.5 Cubic Feet, White
You'll get ample storage space with this freezer.
Quietest Option: Midea MRU03M2ABB Upright Freezer
The buzz of refrigerators and freezers can get pretty annoying, especially if you’re going to keep your mini freezer in the same room you’re usually in. This freezer from Midea runs both quietly and efficiently. It has a 33.4-decibel sound level, which is as quiet as you can get. Its silent operation also boasts low energy consumption, adjustable temperature, and a locking door for children. It comes with a good amount of space at 3 cubic feet and has a removable wire structure to allow for all sizes of items to be stored.
Midea MRU03M2ABB Upright Freezer Large, 3.0 Cubic Feet, Black/with Lock
This mini freezer makes as little noise as possible at 33.4 decibels.
Most Energy-Efficient: Whynter CUF-210SS Upright Freezer
Along with being a great freezer, this one from Whynter can also save money on your electricity bill. It’s Energy Star rated and uses less energy than a lightbulb. It’s 17.5 by 20 by 27.5 inches and has a 2.1-foot capacity. It also features a reversible front door, a recessed handle, and a locking mechanism.
Whynter CUF-210SS Energy Star 2.1 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Upright Lock Compact Freezer/Refrigerators
This mini freezer uses less energy than a lightbulb would.