Compact Refrigerators: Back To School Savings

The summer is almost over and it is time to head back to school.  For those heading off to college having a refrigerator in your dorm or apartment is a necessity.  Here are a few pointers to help you make the right decision on a compact refrigerator.


EdgeStar CRF320SS 3.2-cubic-foot Compact Fridge/ Freezer


The first thing to think about is the size of the refrigerator you will need. There are a variety of sizes and styles. Some may be as small as 1.7 cubic feet while others might be as large as 5.6 cubic feet. Your best bet is to measure the space available. If you have your heart set on a larger refrigerator and have a small area, you may need to be creative to create space to accommodate the appliance.


Obviously, the cost of a compact refrigerator plays an important role in choosing the correct unit.  You don’t want to break the bank, but you want something that fits your lifestyle. Take your eating habits into consideration when making your decision. Do you like to have cold drinks, food, and TV dinners on hand all the time, or do you plan to eat out more often?


Another point to consider when purchasing a compact refrigerator is the energy it uses. You might need to pay for the electricity bill, and with a dorm fridge, expect this to increase. This is why it’s important to choose your dorm refrigerator according to your monthly budget. Keep in mind that the money you save from not eating out can also help you pay for your additional increase in power consumption.


The features on a dorm refrigerator might not be on the top of your list when making your purchase, but they should be taken into consideration. Some people prefer a two door system, while others might only like one door. Look at your options before your purchase and then adjust them accordingly to your budget.  However, do make sure it has an auto defrost because you don’t want to clean up puddles regularly, or have a frozen refrigerator to deal with. has a great selection of compact refrigerators that will suit your style and your budget.  We include FREE SHIPPING with every purchase within the continental United States.  So check out our refrigerators and start cracking those books.



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