A compact kitchen refrigerator is a very convenient appliance perfect for small spaces. They are also easy to transport and consume less energy than full-sized options. With so many models available, choosing the right one can seem a little overwhelming. One important consideration when buying a compact kitchen refrigerator is energy consumption. Most appliance stores provide this information for all of the compact kitchen refrigerator models they offer. An energy usage guide usually compares the amount of electricity required to run the appliance and the efficiency of the appliance. Some compact kitchen refrigerators use a significant amount of electricity, but provide little cooling due to poor insulation. Others may use relatively little electricity, but provide cooler air inside the box. It’s all a trade-off, so look for compact kitchen refrigerators with a higher energy rating compared to price. Another consideration is available storage space. Some compact kitchen refrigerator models do not provide very much space for common items.
Look for a compact kitchen refrigerator that can hold a large container of milk or several canned beverages. If an entire office plans on using the refrigerator, it should be able to accommodate full-size restaurant containers or several frozen dinners. Check to see if shelves can be removed for additional space. Don’t automatically select the smallest compact kitchen refrigerator available, since a much larger model may cost only a few dollars more.