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Uses for a Small Refrigerator

If you are in the market for a new refrigerator, know that you do not necessarily have to go with the typical standard size. If you live alone, have little extra space, or just need an extra fridge to add to your regular one, you can benefit from a small refrigerator. Find out the many uses for such an appliance.

Many people assume that just because they have the space available, they need to purchase a full size fridge. However, most people who live alone do not use the same amount of space for their food that a family does, which means that much of the refrigerated area is wasted. This can cause electricity bills that are higher than they need to be. Rather than pay the upfront cost for a regular sized fridge, and then pay for the electricity usage every month thereafter, consider purchasing a small refrigerator. You can choose from several sizes, all of which are less than 20 cubic feet, which is the minimum that most families have. You can always upgrade later if you need to, and use the small refrigerator as an extra appliance.

Some people only have limited space in their house. Perhaps you live in a dorm or small apartment with a cramped kitchen. Filling a small residence with a large fridge does not usually make sense, especially if you live alone or with one roommate. If this is the case for you, consider small refrigerators. Most dorm rooms look great with a fridge that is anywhere from two to five cubic feet. Of course, you can purchase a larger one if it is needed, but most people in small residences find this to be the perfect size. An apartment with a small kitchen may be better off with a fridge that is under the traditional 20 cubic feet, as this can hold a lot of food without taking over the entire room.

If you already have a good sized kitchen fridge and just want an extra, a small refrigerator can be great for storing drinks and snacks that need to be kept refrigerated. You can keep it in your home office, den, or bedroom. Note that many small refrigerators fit perfectly under desks and counters, so figure out whether you want to do this before buying a fridge so that you can measure the space you have. Keeping a small refrigerator somewhere other than your kitchen can help you and guests be as comfortable as possible, with constant access to cold beverages.

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