The 7 Best Portable Mini Fridges in 2020 (Reviews)

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Last time we wrote about portable blenders, air fryers, and many other kitchen items. We got many queries about many other different portable products. We have our own set of guidelines to review the products, but on public demand, we decided to review yet another portable product ‘Mini Fridge’.

When we thought of reviewing the product, the first thing that came to our mind was its utility. We found that;

  • if you are a kind of a guy who has to spend most of the time in the office working at the desk, or
  • a mother taking care of her child’s diet, or
  • a patient who wants to store temperature-sensitive medicines, or
  • a party guy who wants to chill out with beer, or
  • a lady who is bothered about her looks and uses different beauty products that require refrigeration, or
  • women who do not want party men to drop into her kitchen to get a pint of beer.

a portable mini fridge will be a boon for you.

It will help you to store things differently in addition to the main fridge that you have.

So we decided to review portable mini-fridges. We hope they will help you in choosing the best portable fridge.

  1. AstroAI Mini Fridge– Best for versatility
  2. Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer-Best in style.
  3. Coca-Cola KWC-4 4 Liter/6 Can Portable Fridge– Best for beverages
  4. DADDY COOL Mini Fridge Cooler & Warmer-Best overall and most sturdy product.
  5. Cooseon Mini Fridge 6 Liter – Best for skincare products.
  6. Efast Mini Fridge with Cooler and Warmer-Best simplistic design.
  7. Gourmia GMF668 Thermoelectric Mini Fridge– The only fridge with a bluetooth speaker.

Chill out and read on we are about to explore the best options!

1. AstroAI Mini Fridge

Astro

Pros:

  • It can be conveniently charged through a power plug or in cars.
  • Large enough to store beauty products, 6 cans of drinks, and temperature-sensitive medicines.
  • It can be used to keep things warm or cool depending on your need.
  • Available in different color variants.
  • It uses quiet technology and keeps sound at a minimum level of 25dB
  • It uses a semiconductor refrigeration chip that is freon-free and environmentally friendly.

Cons:

  • Some customers feel that a rubber grip would have been better at the bottom to keep it in one place and prevent it from sliding.
  • It drips water according to some verified customer reviews on Amazon.

Technical specification:

Capacity 4 Litre
Voltage 12 Volts
Power outlet AC 110V/DC 12V ADAPTERS
Warranty 3 years
Temperature Keep warm/cool
Shelves Removable
Noise 25dB
Weight 4.54 pounds
Dimensions 9.45 x 6.89 x 10 inches
Temperature settings 32°F (18°C) below ambient temperature, or keep warm up to 150°F (66°C)

Astro

As you can see from the above picture, the fridge can store 6 cans of 330ML and the shelves can be removed in case you want to remove them.

It can be used to store breast milk, cans, medicines, skincare products, or leftover party food.

Astro

It uses 12 Volts and can be conveniently charged in a car or at home using a power plug.

Two plugs are included for both standard wall outlets and 12V cigarette lighters in vehicles; AC 110V/DC 12V adapters.

Astro

After we researched portable fridges, we came to know that if proper technology is not used the unit can catch fire.

Astro mini fridge uses a semiconductor refrigeration chip that is freon-free, environment friendly, and safe to use.

Astro

Astro mini portable fridge is available in different colors and what we liked about it is the ability to remove the shelves.

Many users have commented that it cools uniformly and they did not face any problems with the cooling features or keep warm features.

Astro

It is a quiet companion and you can take it to your bedroom too. It makes very little noise of 25dB that won’t probably interfere with your daily routine.

Astro

If you wish to carry the fridge with you while going on an outing, you can conveniently do so. Because it can be charged using a car battery and it has a handle that can be used to hold it. The fridge weighs just 4.54 pounds.

Astro

It can be used for different purposes. You can keep it in your office, use it at home or even take it on an outing with you. The best part is that it can be charged in a car.

The only problem we notice is that if you are using it in a car, the unit will stop charging if the car’s engine is turned off (in case you are switching off the engine at traffic signals).

2. Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer

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Pros:

  • Very compact occupies less foot space.
  • It has the dual function of keeping things warm and cool.
  • It uses an advanced thermoelectric system.
  • It can be charged via a power plug, in cars, or by using a USB.
  • Special door attachment to store mini things.

Cons:

  • Some users about dripping water due to condensation.
  • The door cannot be locked which makes it difficult to carry things without spilling while traveling.

Technical specification:

Capacity 4 Litre
Voltage 12 Volts
Power outlet AC 110V/DC 12V ADAPTERS
Warranty 1 year
Temperature Keep warm/cool
Shelves Removable
Noise 28dB
Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 11″ x 7-1/4″ x 10
Temperature settings Cools down to 40°F below ambient temperature and warms up to 149°F

Cooluli Mini Fridge has a capacity of 4 liters. It is available in different color variants and can be used for keeping the food and beverages warm and cool.

The thermoelectric system assures that the cooling is uniformly spread all across the fridge.

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Despite being small in size, it can store 6 cans of 12oz approximately. The shelves are removable. The door has a separate accessory as depicted in the picture which can be used for storing small things like chocolates, skincare products, medicines, etc.

cooluli

As said earlier, it uses a thermoelectric system for uniform cooling. Users vouch for its silent operations.

This makes it a perfect companion for offices and hospitals or any places where you don’t want to get disturbed by the sound.

It can be run by using AC as well as DC by using suitable power adaptors. It is easy to shift from indoor 110V (AC) to car use by plugging the appliance into the car cigarette 12V (DC) adapter.

The USB cord can be used to connect it to your power bank in case of an emergency. But it is good if you don’t try to connect it to laptops, it won’t function as intended.

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The compact size has exterior dimensions of 11″ x 7-1/4″ x 10” which is approximately 10 inches high. This makes it a perfect companion for picnics and can easily fit in your car seat.

3. Coca-Cola KWC-4 4 Liter/6 Can Portable Fridge

Pros:

  • Available in different color variants.
  • It has removable shelves.
  • It has a self-locking recessed door handle.
  • It weighs less, is portable, and can store 6 cans.
  • It uses thermoelectric technology that is reliable and efficient cooling with no CFCs
  • 12 Volt DC and 110 Volt AC plugs are included, which makes it apt for use in offices/homes and to carry in a car.

Cons:

  • We did not find any.

Technical specification:

Capacity 4 Litre
Voltage 12 Volts
Power outlet AC 110V/DC 12V ADAPTERS
Warranty covered
Temperature Keeps cool
Shelves Removable
Noise low
Weight 4 pounds
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25 x 10.5 inches
Temperature settings Cools items up to 32°F (18°C) below ambient temperature

Don’t blame us if you put on weight after using this fridge. Jokes apart, fridges from Koolatron have trendy colors, very bright and quite suitable for outings. Although it depicts pictures of cooldrinks, it can be used to store a variety of items.

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Small things do big jobs! Although it is very compact, it can easily store 6 cans. You can use it to store different items apart from the soft drinks.

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The main hitch while carrying mini-fridges, is the worry of accidental opening of the door. With the Koolatron fridge, you need not worry about it. This is because it has a self-locking door handle.

The handle makes it very easy to open and shut the door and keep the fridge looking great even after long years of use.

coca

It uses thermoelectric technology that provides efficient cooling with no CFCs. It cools the items up to 32°F (18°C) below ambient temperature.

coca

It uses 12 Volt DC and can be charged by using a power plug or using adapters when you are traveling.

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The self-locking door makes it very easy to carry it on picnics or to the office without spilling the contents.

Also, it can comfortably fit on your desk as it occupies very less foot space.

4. DADDY COOL Mini Fridge Cooler and Warmer

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Pros:

  • Made in America, complies with ETL and CE certificate.
  • Ergonomic design with a safe magnetic door closing mechanism.
  • Eco-friendly 100% freon-free, performs the dual function of keeping cool and warm.
  • It can hold six cans of 12oz.
  • Occupies less space and can be charged using a power plug or through adapters.
  • A chain that firmly holds the door increases the working life of door hinges.

Cons:

  • We did not find any.

Technical specification:

Capacity 4 Litre
Voltage 12 Volts
Power outlet AC 110V/DC 12V ADAPTERS
Warranty covered
Temperature Keeps cool/warm
Shelves Removable
Noise 25dB
Weight 4 pounds
Dimensions 11 x 7.8 x 11.5 inches
Temperature settings Cooling 32 degrees, warm 65 degrees above ambient temperature.

If you are an American, you will feel proud after being the owner of this fridge. This is because it bears America’s flag design and complies with American safety regulations.

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The magnetic door closing mechanism makes it safe to carry it to outings without the worry of spilling the contents.

The walls of the fridge are well insulated so that the food stays warm or cool for some time even after you have unplugged it from a power source.

The ergonomic doorknob ensures you have a proper grip over the door and it is sturdy that will last for a longer duration.

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You can very easily store 6 cans measuring 12oz in it or any other eatable, medicine, or skincare product that you wish to store.

You can choose to keep it warm or cool depending on your need. It has got dual functions.

A close look reveals a small chain that binds the body of the fridge and the door. A seamlessly un-important thing goes a long way to increase the life of door hinges.

This is the thing peculiar only to this brand of fridge, we haven’t noticed it in other fridges.

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As you can see from the above picture, it can be charged by a power plug or through an adapter. The top handle which is embedded in the design itself makes it sturdy and easy to carry.

It has got a small stand at the bottom, which makes it stand upright and won’t cause vibrations on the desk during operations. It is also helpful in preventing the accidental sliding of the unit.

Daddy

The fridge is very compact just as the picture depicts. This makes it a perfect companion for the office. The sober and sophisticated design of the product makes it look great in offices.

5. Cooseon Mini Fridge 6 Liter

cooseon

Pros:

  • It has a huge capacity of 6 liters.
  • Best for storing skincare products.
  • You can switch between -2℃ and 60℃, keep warm and cool.
  • The only fridge with a mirror and LED for makeup.
  • Can be charged by power plug and in cars through adapters.
  • A red lamp feature that indicates that the fridge is in warm mode.

Cons:

  • Great features, but not so eye-catching design.
  • Bulkier compared to the other mini-fridges.
  • Limited choice of colors.

Technical specification:

Capacity 6 Litre
Voltage 12 Volts
Power outlet AC 110V/DC 12V ADAPTERS
Warranty
Temperature Keeps cool/warm
Shelves Removable
Noise low
Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 14.1 x 12.8 x 9.8 inches
Temperature settings -2℃ and 60℃

cooseon

If you are a beautician or want a mini-fridge just to store your skincare products, then go for the Cooseon mini-fridge.

Apart from the other things that a mini-fridge can store, it can store beauty products at the desired temperature ranging from -2℃ and 60℃.

It can chill eight 11 oz. (330ml) cans up to 35°F (2°C) or warm up to 140°F (60°C).

It can be used to keep things cool or warm depending on one’s needs. The special notable feature which makes it great for skin care products is the mirror on the front door with an adjustable LED, for makeup.

What’s more? The brightness of the LED can be increased or decreased depending on your need.

cooseon

It is perfect for use in places like home, offices, boutiques, etc. You can also carry it on an outing to store things.

It can be charged by connecting to a power plug or in a car through an adapter. This makes it a perfect companion for indoor and outdoor use.

cooseon

Verified users on Amazon have mentioned that it is quiet in operations and does not make much noise. It makes a noise of 28dB which is not disturbing at all.

cooseon

It can be put to a variety of uses depending on your needs and does not occupy much foot space.

The close look at the backside of the product reveals various features like the switch for adjusting the temperature. There is a red signal which indicates that the fridge is kept in warm mode.

6. Efast Mini Fridge with Cooler and Warmer

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Pros:

  • It has a dual function of keeping things warm or cool.
  • It has got a grip at the bottom that helps the unit from sliding due to vibrations.
  • The small refrigerator is equipped with an AC/DC power dual mode.
  • It has a tempered glass design and a stylish high-quality mirror door which makes it look smooth and beautiful.
  • It is dirt-resistant and easy to scrub.

Cons:

  • Holds 4 cans of 330ml, which is less in comparison to the other fridges in a similar category.
  • No color choice available.

Technical specification:

Capacity 4 Litre
Voltage 12 Volts
Power outlet AC 110V/DC 12V ADAPTERS
Warranty
Temperature Keeps cool/warm
Shelves Removable
Noise low
Weight 4.89 pounds
Dimensions 13.62 x 11.73 x 7.72 inches
Temperature settings

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The fridge has a dual function of keeping things hot and cold. Its cooling function can be used for refrigerating beverages and fruits or even your skincare products or medicines. The heating function can be used for warm milk, breast milk, bento, hot drinks.

It can store four 330ml cans. The door is insulated which means that it will be able to keep things warm or cool for sometime even when it is not connected to the power source.

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It has the standard power requirement and can be charged by connecting to a power plug or through an adapter. The ability to charge it through the adapter makes it a great companion for picnics too. Can be charged in the cars.

Often dust accumulates on the devices and it is hard to clean it. Efast uses a tempered glass design that reflects a stylish high-quality mirror door.

This also makes it look smooth and beautiful, dirt-resistant, and easy to scrub.

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With the help of a removable shelf, you can adjust it according to your needs and store fruits, veggies, milk, cans, etc depending on your needs.

One thing that we noticed is that it does not have a doorknob to open the door. This can have two implications. One is that due to the constant touch that area might get dirty due to your fingerprints.

Secondly, on a positive note, there are fewer chances of breakage. There are chances of breakage of a doorknob depending on how you handle it, but in this case, you are safe.

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A close look inside the fridge reveals the tray attached to the door. This can be used to keep small things.

7. Gourmia GMF668 Thermoelectric Mini Fridge

gourima

Pros:

  • It can be used to keep things warm and cool.
  • The only fridge that has a speaker facility which makes it suitable for outings.
  • Insulated doors.
  • Removable shelves.
  • Can be charged by a power plug or adapter, is portable.

Cons:

  • No color choice is available.
  • Some users feel that the speaker’s quality should be improved.

Technical specification:

Capacity 4 Litre
Voltage 12 Volts
Power outlet AC 110V/DC 12V ADAPTERS
Warranty
Temperature Keeps cool/warm
Shelves Removable
Noise low
Weight 5.44 pounds
Dimensions 12.1 x 10.4 x 8.7 inches

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Gourima goes a step ahead in designing its product. It is not just a fridge, but knowing that you can take it on outings with you, it is equipped with bluetooth speakers.

They can be connected via iPhone, android phone, or any other smart device. It allows you to stream music or listen to a podcast while you enjoy your drinks.

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Well, like other fridges in a similar category, it can be used to keep things warm or cold.

The well-insulated door helps to keep things warm or cold even if it stays without a power supply for a few hours.

The locking door mechanism prevents spillage of contents if you are carrying the fridge on an outing.

gourima

As you can see from the above picture, it can be easily kept on your office desk and does not occupy much space.

Also, the ergonomic design gives it a stylish look. It can store 6 cans of 330 ml and apart from that can be used to store a variety of things depending on your needs. The shelves are removable.

gourima

The DC power cord makes it very easy to charge it in the cars. It can be very conveniently carried on outings or to the office.

gourima

As said earlier, it has insulated walls which helps to keep things warm or cool even if they are not connected to the power source.

It has a grip at the top of the unit that can be used to handle if you are going to carry it somewhere.

The self-locking door prevents the spilling of contents while carrying it.

This product is ETL certified so you can be sure that you’re receiving a safe, efficient, high-quality appliance.

Conclusion:

By now you must be very clear about the things that you should look into while purchasing a mini-fridge.

The features like;

  • keeping warm and cool,
  • the temperature settings,
  • locking of door facility to prevent spillage while carrying the unit,
  • the handle to hold the fridge while carrying it,
  • the space that it occupies,
  • the power connectivity requirements,
  • its adaptability to add or remove the trays are all functions that you need to carefully consider.

You should also keep in mind the intended use. Depending on what things you want to store in the fridge, you can opt for a particular model.

Making a choice is difficult when all the best options are listed but still, if you ask us to choose the best out of the options then it would be DADDY COOL Mini Fridge Cooler and Warmer.

Daddy

It is because of its features, safety certification, the storage facility, and the fact that it is made in the USA.

We hope our review helps you in choosing the best product. Do let us know in the comments section, how you found our recommended product. Share your concerns with us. We’ll be glad to hear from you.

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I’m Lisa Summerlin, Head of Content @ Review Roller. I regularly write here and I'm the girl responsible for ensuring that every article we publish is epic and useful.

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