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What Are the Dimensions of a Mini Fridge? (Explained!)

Mini-fridges are becoming a highly sought-after commodity since it’s compact yet get the job done in multiple spaces and scenarios. If you’re in the market looking for one, knowing their dimensions beforehand will help to make an educated decision that you won’t regret.

What are the dimensions of a mini-fridge?

Mini fridges or compact refrigerators come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be from 1.7 cubic feet to 4.5 cubic feet. The tiniest cube-shaped mini fridge has the dimensions of 7 inches x 18 inches x 20 ½ inches. A mini-fridge that’s on the bigger side is around 19 x 20 x 43 inches.

Since there’s a wide range of choices and sizes, there will be one that will cater to your specific needs. 

Average dimensions of a mini-fridge:

If nothing else, knowing the dimensions of an average mini-fridge will be helpful if you need to have a general idea of what size they are and what their capacities can be. 

How tall is a mini-fridge? 

A portable mini-fridge is usually 9.6 inches tall, whereas a cube minifridge can be almost twice as much, with 19 inches. If you’re looking for a mid-sized mini-fridge, its height can be about 33 inches, while an under-the-counter version can be around 34 inches.

How wide is a mini-fridge?

Width-wise, a portable mini fridge can be almost 9 inches wide, while a cube one will again, twice as wide, almost 19 inches. The other two categories are on the bigger side, with a midsized mini-fridge being 21 inches and an under-the-counter compact fridge being 24 inches wide.

How deep is a mini-fridge?

The depth of a mini-fridge is an important matter since it ultimately dictates how much you can store inside. The average portable minifridge can be 10 inches deep while the cube version can be 19 inches deep.

Mid-sized mini-fridges can be 22 inches in length, with under-the-counter ones averaging 25 inches.

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Mini fridge interior dimensions:

The interior of the mini-fridge is understandably shorter than its overall dictated dimensions. Usually, the difference is about 10 to 12 inches. The lower bottom might be even less since the back motor is stored there.

On average, the interior dimensions of a compact fridge are 28 x 18 x 17 inches (-4/5 inches in the lower area).

Mini fridge with freezer dimensions:

A mini-fridge with a freezer may or may not be bigger than its freezer-less counterparts. A 3.2 cubic feet mini fridge with a freezer can have the dimension of 19.5 x 20 x 34 inches with .96 cubic feet capacity.

A larger 4.5 cubic foot model can be 19 inches wide, 20 inches deep, and 43 inches in height.

Motel mini bar fridge dimensions:

Popular in both hotels and motels, a common motel mini bar fridge can be about 18 inches wide, 19 inches deep, and 24 inches tall externally. Internally, it can be 14 x 10 x 20 inches.

Undercounter mini fridge dimensions:

Undercounter mini-fridges are in demand for office workers, so they need to be compact yet powerful. On average, fridges like these can be around 17.5 inches wide, 18 inches deep and 25 inches tall.

What is the standard size of a mini-fridge?

Since mini-fridges are meant for single-person homes, as in a home or dorm with only one person using that fridge, they are usually half in size of a typical full-sized fridge.

Generally, the standard size of a mini-fridge is under 5 cubic feet with a width smaller than 2 feet. Their standardized size is a small square model or a cubic model which can be either 2 cubic feet or 4.5 cubic feet.

On average, the height is 19 to 20 inches, the depth is 17 to 21 inches and the width ranges about 17 to 18 inches.

How to measure the dimensions of a mini-fridge?

Measuring the size of the mini-fridge will save you a lot of trouble since it’s better to know what will fit instead of buying one that’s way too big and won’t fit in. To measure the dimensions of a mini-fridge, what you have to do is-

The tools you will need are a tape measure, pencil, and a piece of paper to note down the numbers in.

  • Start with measuring the depth of the fridge. Do this by measuring the front of the edge of the opening to the back wall.
  • Now move on to the height and width of the opening.
  • Multiply these three numbers and you get the cubic feet measurement.
  • Do the same thing for the interior of the freezer if you have it, multiply those three numbers and you get the cubic foot size of your mini-fridges freezer.
  • Add these two measurements to find the total cubic foot size of your complete mini-fridge.
  • Keep in mind that fridges, no matter what kind they are, need proper ventilation around them, so keep at least half an inch of space around the sides and top so there’s space to breathe.

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How big can a mini fridge be in a dorm?

Since dorm rooms can be compressed in size and every inch counts, you want your mini-fridge to hit that sweet spot of ultimate utility with minimum space. People believe a small square mini-fridge measuring 2 cubic feet should get the job done.

You can also go for a slightly larger 4.5 cubic feet fridge, which will probably be around desk height.

What size mini fridge should I get?

The mini-fridge you should get will ultimately depend on your wants and needs. If you want something small, the smallest mini fridge is around 17 inches wide, 18 inches deep and 20 inches tall.

If you want a mini-fridge with considerable stature, you can go for a model that’s 20 inches wide, 21 inches deep and a whopping 43 inches tall.

What size mini fridge for the college dorm room?

If you’re looking for a mini-fridge that will be perfect for a dorm room, go for those that are around 1.7 cubic feet for single rooms and 4.5 cubic ft if it’s a shared room. 3.3 cubic feet is believed to be the ideal sweet spot.

What size mini fridge fits under a desk?

Looking for a mini that would fit snugly under your desk? Go for something that’s under 2 cubic feet. This compact size will let you cool your drinks and snacks while you work while taking up as little space as possible.

What size mini fridge fits in a cabinet?

 This primarily depends on the cabinet size. Keep in mind whenever you’re thinking about fitting a mini-fridge in a cabinet, there needs to be ample space around so it stays properly ventilated. Keep enough space so you can open the door without obstacles as well.

Ideally, they should be around 3.2 or 3.3 cubic feet since they work with most kitchen spaces.

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Mini fridge capacity and dimension chart:

Brands/capacity2.6 cu ft3.2 cu ft3.3 cu ft4.3 cu ft
SmegUnavailableUnavailable32 x 21 x23 inches33 x 21 x 24 inches
FrigidaireUnavailable33 1/8″ x 18 7/8″ x 20 1/2″33 3/8″ x 18 3/4″x 17 1/2″44 1/2″ x 18″ x 19 1/4″
Magic chef17.5 x 25.0 x 19.3 inchesUnavailableUnavailable19.0 x 33.0 x 21.0 inches
Haier17.88 x 26.13 x 18.88 inches33 1/2 x 19 1/8 x 20 1/8 inches33 7/16 x 18 7/10 x 17 1/232 1/8 x 20 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches
Whirlpool24.69 x 19.13 x 19.69 Inches32.8 x 19.13 x 21.1 Inches17.8125″ x 20 6/16″ x 33 3/16″32.91 x 19.92 x 22.01 Inches
Danby‎20.08 x 17.72 x 26.93 inches17.6 x 18.68 x 32.68 inches17.68″ x 20.43″ x 33.07″19.6875″x 20.6875″ x 33 7/16″
GalanzUnavailableUnavailable17.48″ x 19.09″ x 33.19″22.00″ x 19.92″ x 32.91″

what can you put in a mini-fridge?

A mini-fridge can store a lot of products in it, despite the title of “mini”. If we go by size, here is a list of things they can store-

2.6 Cubic Feet (Small):

While they may be categorized as small mini-fridges, they can easily store water bottles and even some bottles of wine. Common items you may find in these fridges are water, fruits, beverages, and some vegetables as well.

3.2 To 3.3 Cubic Feet (Midsized):

one of the most popular choices, these coolers can store multiple water flasks and wine bottles. You can even store a gallon of milk in them if the racks allow it. If a full gallon can’t fit, a ½ gallon will fit, guaranteed.

4.3 Cubic Feet (Large):

These magnificent compact coolers can store pretty much anything in them, starting from eggs to dairy products to even lunch meat. Expect neat places to keep your water jar, wine bottles, and a full gallon of milk, if not more.

Galanz - 1.7 cubic foot compact dorm refrigerator, Black

How many cans fit in a mini-fridge?

Expect even the smallest of the mini-fridge to be able to hold more than 50 cans, with the bigger ones to hold even 120+ of them in.

Will a corny keg fit in a mini-fridge?

A corny keg might fit in a mini-fridge, but it has to at least be able to hold 5 US gallons (19 liters) in. Usual mini-fridges are expected to hold 2 corny kegs and a 5# CO2 tank.

Will a Brita filter fit in a mini-fridge?

A Brita filter specifically built for mini-fridges can fit in it. Some compact coolers can also hold in a Brita 10 cup Filtration Pitcher inside with room to spare. A 6-7 cup pitcher is perfect for the average mini-fridges.

Can you put a mini-fridge on a table?

While tempting since they are so light and compact compared to a full-sized fridge, it is highly inadvisable to put a mini-fridge on a table.

The fridge should never be set on the edge of the table since it can tip over and cause damage and unfortunate accidents. Wherever you store the mini-fridge, make sure it is sturdy and safe to do so.

Mini fridges are becoming a popular choice amongst homeowners, dorm students, and office workers alike- since they can fit in and make themselves useless in pretty much all scenarios.

If you’re looking for one, get the measurements ready and find one that would be the perfect fit for you!

Contact Brand Support for Repair & Service

In case if you have any other issues with your mini fridge and cannot fix them, you can contact your mini fridge brand repair and service center for further assistance.

Mini Fridge BrandSupport Page For Repair & ServiceContact Number
FrigidaireSupport Page1-800-374-4432
Haier Support Page1-877-337-3639
Danby Support Page1-602-777-7061
Black and Decker Support PageN/A
Magic Chef Support Page1-888-775-0202
Kenmore Support Page1-844-553-6667
Whirlpool Support Page1-866-698-2538
IglooSupport Page1-800-273-7024
RCASupport Page1-800-968-9853
Avanti Support Page1-800-220-5570
Galanz Support Page1-800-562-0738

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