Who doesn’t love a cold drink in the middle of the night? Having a mini fridge in your bedroom can be beneficial for many reasons. The first reason is that you will always have access to food and drinks without having to go downstairs or into another room. You also don’t have to worry about waking anyone else up when you get hungry or thirsty at night. Finally, it’s just nice knowing that there is something to eat and drink nearby if you ever wake up with an appetite!
Studies have shown that drinking a cold drink before sleeping can help people fall asleep quicker, sleep more deeply, and stay asleep longer. This is especially true during summer months, where many people struggle to sleep in the heat.
We’ve compiled a list to bring you the best mini fridge for the bedroom, based on factors such as size, noise and design. Take a look at our thoughts for each product, or use the quick summary below to jump straight to our top pick. Before we get to that, we’ll quickly answer some important questions you might have:
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Are mini fridges loud?
Not all mini fridges are loud. Generally, the more powerful a fridge is (more amps), the louder it will be. A compact refrigerator may not produce as much noise as other types of mini fridges because they don’t have to work so hard to cool down the space inside.
Can I fit a mini fridge under my bed?
The best thing about most of these is that they are small enough to be concealed from view and can easily be tucked away out of sight when you’re not using it. This is one of the many benefits of mini fridges, they can often be kept out of sight, yet easily reachable to grab a cold drink. If you need one with more room for just 1 or 2 cans then you’ll probably have to find space under a desk.
Do they have an internal light?
Many do, some don’t – if this is something important for you we recommend looking at the specifications before buying one. If your fridge will part of a gaming setup, you might want to add custom lighting to the fridge anyway. If you’ll be storing the fridge next to your bed, you might want to look for a fridge with no light, or the option to remove it, so you don’t wake yourself up whilst grabbing a midnight refresher.
The Top 5:
Now we’ve covered those questions, lets move on to our Ultimate Fridges top 5 list for the best mini fridge for bedrooms. At the bottom of each product is a link to where you can buy them on Amazon or browse the product pages for more info. For a quick comparison, check the graph below
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|VOKUA 10 Liter Mini Fridge||10 Liters||L: 9.45" W: 7.28" H: 13.78"||No||Yes|
|Frigidaire Retro Bar Fridge||3.2 cu ft||L: 18.5" W: 21.5" H: 32.5"||Yes||Yes|
|Antarctic Star Mini Fridge Cooler||1.6 cu ft||L: 17.5" W: 19.6" H: 18.6"||No||Yes|
|AstroAI Mini Fridge 4 Liter||4 Liters||L: 9.45" W: 6.89" H: 10"||No||No|
|BLACK+DECKER BCRK17B||1.7 cu ft||L: 18.5" W: 17.52" H: 19.72"||Yes||Yes|
Vokua 10 Liter Mini Fridge
Available in glossy white with a digital display that allows you to adjust the temperature. The Vokua 10 Liter should comfortably fit x11 330ml cans or x4 750ml bottles. The shelves are removable to accommodate for large cans or bottles.
It is the dual core design that puts this fridge on the top 5 list, where cheap mini fridges only have the one core cooling system, the Vokua cools faster than its competition whilst saving money and keeping noise to a minimum.
This mini fridge can easily be stored on a bedside cabinet for a late night, ice cold drink before bed. With a sleep mode, the mini fridge won’t keep you awake during the night. The size and portability of this mini fridge makes it perfect for a bedroom, no dedicated floor space is needed and it can be hidden out of sight when not in use.
- Clear digital temperature display with options to change up or down.
- Portable and lightweight, no dedicated floor space needed
- Dual-Core cooling
- Sleep mode. Quiet and discreet, perfect for bedside/bedroom use.
- Not the biggest fridge, depending on your needs it might be too small
- only available in white
- More expensive than single core designs
AstroAI Mini Fridge 4L
Its easy to understand why this mini fridge has over 25,000 reviews on Amazon, its been tried and tested with a very low price tag – What’s not to love?
Available in 5 colours and a dedicated sleep mode, there is not much to dislike here. The AstroAI logo on the front might not be the most eye catching, but when it comes to doing the job, the AstroAI Mini Fridge steps up. Another quiet minifridge with a dedicated sleep mode, this model does not come with an interior light which is perfect for bedside use without blinding you with bright LED lights.
Slightly smaller than the Vokua mini fridge, this model only stores a maximum of 6 cans with just enough room for larger cans too. There is plenty of room for beauty and skincare items too, with a lot of the 25k reviews stating how good it is for this exact reason.
The fridge has a cool and warm switch on the back, the warm option is designed to keep hot drinks or food warmer for longer, keeping the hot air inside, not to warm food up from cold.
- No Interior light, perfect for bedside use without lighting up the room at night time.
- Available in x5 colours
- Cheapest of all the top 5 fridges
- Sleep mode for extra quiet operation during night time
- Smallest of the top 5, with just enough room for 6 cans.
- No option to adjust temperature
Antarctic Star Mini Fridge 60 Can Capacity With Glass Door
This has to be our TOP choice for the best mini fridge for bedrooms. The style, the size and the performance tick all the boxes when it comes to bedroom fridges.
Firstly, the design of this fridge is stunning. Sleek and modern with a soft LED light illuminating your ice cold drinks inside, its enough to make you thirsty just looking at it. The glass door lets you keep an eye on your drinks or food, so you always know what’s available and when you need to restock on supplies. Place this bad boy next to your gaming PC or console, and you’ve got yourself one cool setup!
Fully adjustable temperature controls keep your food and drink at the perfect temperature for your climate and environment. The Antarctic Star Mini Fridge holds up to 60 12-oz cans and keeps them nice and frosty with a powerful, but quiet compressor.
- Glass door lets you inside, also reversible – Can be opened from the left or right
- Holds up to 60 cans
- Stylish design
- Powerful but quiet refrigerator compressor
- LED light not suitable for bedside use in the night
- Takes up more room than the smaller mini fridges
Frigidaire Retro Bar Fridge
If retro is more your style, this Frigidaire mini fridge is the one for you! This is a statement piece for your bedroom, adding more than just functional use. Speaking of functional use, this mini fridge has a bottle opener fixed on the side, how cool is that?
Available in multiple color choices, although we think the red is the go-to when it comes to retro style.
A bedroom mini fridge with a built in freezer/ice chamber? Yes thats right, this compact machine has everything you need when it comes to making an ice cold drink. Had a bad day, how about a cold drink with a tub of Ben & Jerrys? Hot summer day outside, add a few ice cubes in your drink, all without leaving your bedroom.
Plenty of space in this one with 3.2 cubic foot capacity ( 90 Liters ) and a reliable cooling compressor. Ideal for storing drinks & food with can storage and 2L bottle storage in the door so you can use the shelves for snacks.
- 90 Litres of space
- Ice cube tray and mini freezer at the top
- dedicated can storage
- Cool Retro design
- Bottle opener on the side
- red is more expensive than other colors
- manual defrost
BLACK+DECKER BCRK17B Compact Refrigerator
Ultra quiet, compact and stylish. The Black+Decker mini fridge is perfect for under a desk or discretely hiding in a corner of the room, the sleek black design with low noise allows it to blend in effortlessly.
Another unexpected bonus is the freezer compartment for ice cubes or frozen snacks. Even with the freezer compartment, there is plenty of room to store your food and drink, although you’ll have to remove the shelf to store larger cans or bottles which does reduce the storage capacity.
Runs quiet at just 45dB, you can work and play without any noise distractions in the background. Available in black, stainless steel and white. Comes with 1 year warranty for parts and labour, with 2 years for the compressor part. It also has the Energy Star certification, as it only uses 201kWh per year and costs roughly $24 to keep it running for 12 months.
- Very cheap to run
- Sleek design
- reversible door and levelling legs.
- Extensive warranty
- mini freezer compartment for ice cubes
- Manual defrost
- Door storage can be restrictive with larger bottles/cans