The best mini fridge we’ve ever tested is perfect for a college dorm

Varying storage options and a cool design make the Magic Chef mini fridge a winner.

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Whether you’re off to college dorm this fall or know someone who is, a mini fridge is one of the top essentials to bring to campus (aside from books, of course).

Here at Reviewed, we’ve tested plenty of the best mini fridges through the years. Currently, the Magic Chef Retro Mini Fridge is our No. 1 pick—and it’s a fantastic choice for dorm rooms thanks to its space-saving size, stylish throwback design and impressive performance that ices out the competition. 

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The Magic Chef mini fridge‘s best feature is excellent temperature control from top to bottom. During our tests, the fridge temperature consistently hovered right around 37°F.

The freezer temperature wasn’t quite as impressive, but it kept things perfectly cool at about -2°F during our testing. Most notably, this model has a properly calibrated freezer—something you won’t often find on mini fridges.

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The fridge’s retro design is stylish and perfect for the student who appreciates a fun throwback over the standard mini-fridge design. The door sometimes needs an extra push to make sure it’s sealed shut, but that’s small potatoes when it comes to the sheer performance, style and spunk this mini fridge has. 

For the best mini fridge for dorm rooms, we’ve only got eyes for the Magic Chef Retro Mini Fridge.

$278 at Home Depot

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