Appliances come in all shapes and sizes, but for the money there are few that are as useful as the mini fridge. Neglected for so long, they are regaining their popularity. No wonder either, as they can be more energy efficient than a full scale refrigerator. Why not consider these suggestions for their use?
Without a doubt, along your price pfister faucet, tiny refrigerators are still greatly beloved in dorm rooms. They make the most sense for the tight space in many dorms, providing enough storage to be beneficial for college students.
The tv room or den makes an ideal place for a mini fridge. Avoid running to and from the kitchen during sporting events, movies or parties by storing a stock of snacks and beverages in the same room as you are.
Check with the boss first, but if it is feasible put a mini fridge by your desk. It helps if getting out to lunch is problematic. And it will prevent the dreaded occurrence of a coworker eating your lunch in the communal refrigerator.
Theatres have been known to keep them backstage for emergencies. They store water bottles not only for the actors, but stagehands in tight spots behind the scenes.
Use one as a mini bar. Keeping the alcohol out of way of youngsters, but still nice and chilled for after they’ve gone to bed.
Replicating an industrial use on the small scale, if there are large amounts of medication that need to be kept at lower temperatures, the small icebox can serve the purpose without the loss of space in the main refrigerator.
Take a tip from a trucker, keep one in the car. Several models are equipped with 12V plug ins. Without the continual stops for food, gas mileage will improve and your arrival will come all the sooner. This new found portability also is useful when comping.
A couple enterprising college students turned a mini fridge into a beer cannon. Attaching the cannon to the fridge, it fires through the use of a web cam and is controlled through an iPhone app. The video they took is a YouTube favorite and has even been featured on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show. While not the most orthodox use, it certainly works.
The mini fridge is frequently used in place of full sized models in Europe and in Great Britain. When there are only a few things to refrigerate like milk and eggs, they are much cheaper to operate and more efficient by far.