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Danby - 2.6 Cu. Ft. Mini Fridge - White-Front_Standard

Danby - 2.6 Cu. Ft. Mini Fridge - White

Model: DAR026A1WDDSKU: 9142047

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Frost Free and Quiet!

    Posted
    anonymousgirl
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I ordered my 2.6 cu ft Black Danby Compact Fridge with free shipping from bestbuy.com and received it within a week a little over 2 weeks ago. So far I love it! I had wanted a frost free fridge and this was the only one available in this price range. I had read reviews on another site that said it was quiet and since that was important to me also, I decided that this was the one for me. I've used several small refrigerators in the last few years and this is the best one I've used. It's frost free which is amazing! I hate those useless little freezers that get filled with ice within a few weeks. This fridge doesn't have a freezer at all, so there's no defrosting necessary and it is really frost free. Look on the yellow Energy Guide Label to see that it's truly frost free. Defrosting refrigerators is not something I have time for, particularly not something I want to have to do on a hard wood floor, like I have now. The fridge is very quiet, it's not silent, but it's definitely the quietest fridge I've had lately. The sound it makes is pretty subtle. It's July, but has only been in the 70s and 80s where I've been near the coast, I have the fridge temperature setting at about 70% and it's staying cold at between 30-35 degrees. The black fridge looks good, I like the design. The top is nice, but not really the right height to use as a work space unless you put the fridge on a low table of some kind. I use it to store light unrefrigerated things. Now for my complaints and warnings... Be careful about not putting delicate things like lettuce in the back of the fridge, because that's where it gets coldest, it will freeze and ruin lettuce and other delicate fruits and vegetables. I also wish it didn't have all those soda pop can dispensers in the door, they take up valuable space. Soda and beer cans will fit anywhere in the fridge (like in the back to keep things from freezing back there), I don't know why all the little fridges need to waste space with those big can dispensers. I would rather have more room for tall beverage bottles and boxes in the door. I had to take out the small bottom shelf of inside the fridge to make room for tall things.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality Fridge in a Small Package

    Posted
    Meridian
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This lightweight portable fridge is the perfect addition to my Mom's assisted living apartment. While there is no freezer in this unit, there is plenty of room to keep soft drinks, water, and snacks that require refrigeration. The controls are adequate and responsive. This would be the perfect addition to a small office whether at home or in a professional setting. It is quiet and highly energy efficient. It has a simple door adjustment allowing either left or right-hand opening, this extends its utility so it can be placed in spaces requiring this option. I'm very pleased with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      DanbyAuthorizedRep

      Hello,

      Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear you are happy with your mini fridge. Welcome to the Danby family of products!

      Sincerely
      Ann H
      Consumer Service danby-products

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it.

    Posted
    Frankie1429
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I originally wanted it to keep my insulin and a few other meds and to put under my desk. I checked the height and width and decided it would be perfect there. Once it arrived, it stuck out too far. I never thought to check the depth. So, I found a place for it. I moved all of my meds to it and had ample room for cans and bottles of soda. It works wonderfully. One thing a lot of reviews said was that it came with some cosmetic damage (dents, dings and scratches). I unpacked mine and thoroughly checked it and it was perfect inside and out. Great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't get very cold

    Posted
    Omar
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Purchased this fridge as an upgrade, because my other unit was too small. After plugging the new unit in and waiting a couple of hours, I immediately could tell that this fridge didn't cool my drinks as well as my previous one. My drinks where only cooled (not cold), I checked the temperature nob to make sure it was set to the coldest (which it was). So I decided to purchase a thermometer, to see how cold it got. (Coldest was only 43 degrees). Not cold enough for cold drinks.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent little fridge

    Posted
    JulesB
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    We were looking for a mini fridge to fit into an existing space in our bar area, unfortunately, this space was quite tight. This fridge fits perfectly and is working great. We did not want the freezer part, so this particular model was exactly what we wanted. It holds quite a bit of cans and bottles and keeps them nice and cool. Best Buy shipped it quickly and easily to our front door. Highly recommend this little fridge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Quiet

    Posted
    jenni

    I bought this for my office. I am a psychotherapist and the noise level was one of the most important things for me. It is very quiet. You can hear it cooling for about 2 minutes every 15 minutes or so. Definitely not going to interrupt therapy. It's big enough for several drinks, yogurts, food containers, etc. Very happy with purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for a college student

    Posted
    jrk91
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Our son wanted a mini frig for his college apartment. They have a standard refrigerator in the main living space, but they store beverages and extras in their rooms. He chose this unit since it does not have a freezer to thaw or take up space. We love the plastic worktop on this frig. Perfect size, perfect storage, and happy college student!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Working well while relatives stay during Irma

    Posted
    Costandinos
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This refrigerator is a solid functioning appliance, quiet and also handy with the small built-in tray on the top. That tray is handy for keeping snacks or other items in place while putting multiple things away or getting them out of the fridge. So far (1 month) no issues while sitting on a carpet surface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great work fridge

    Posted
    time
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this for work after I punctured the freezer compartment (releasing the coolant) when chipping away the ice build-up of my old fridge. This fridge does not have a freezer, so no need to worry about ice build-up. It holds everything I want in my office, with room to spare, and keeps it all very cold.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Research Paid Off - Great Deal

    Posted
    EmeraldBear
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    As part of a project to create a mini kitchen in a private conference room, the first item needed was a small fridge just the right dimensions to fit in the built-in cupboard. Best Buy had the best fridge, and at the best price too! The dimensions on the website were exactly what we received, and we are very pleased with the result.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect mini fridge

    Posted
    Bhbb
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have been very happy w this fridge so far. It's quiet, compact, but still fits quite a bit of food/drinks. Also having it plugged into a monitored outlet, I can see that it's very energy efficient for the size and this category of fridge. About 40w while compressor is on then 0w between cycles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little Fridge

    Posted
    JulesB
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Love this mini fridge. We didn't want one that had a freezer, as we just wanted to put drinks in it in our bar area. This one just fits the width of the space we had. It cools great and is quiet. Delivery was quick and right to our front door. Highly recommend this little fridge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice size for bedroom plus freezer free

    Posted
    Bigdaddy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Got this for a Christmas gift for my son, he has autism and drinks mostly water and wanted one for his room to keep his water in. Perfect size and works just fine for him. Plus I wanted one without a freezer in it since going into a bedroom and this was the only one I could find and works perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for our use

    Posted
    MJRDCR
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this for an elderly family member to use in her room in an assisted living facility. She uses it to store extra snacks, drinks and her insulin so she doesn't have to leave room. Just the right size and holds exactly what she needs. Stays cool with no issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great fridge for the cost

    Posted
    Rainy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This fridge is perfect for office like ours. Enough space for our staff. Love the slots for the drinks. it saves a lot of space. Best of all, makes no noise and the mini freezer area doesnt over-freeze. Best money spent

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent dorm size refrigerator

    Posted
    bennhof
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Well made and keeps things at a good temperature. Very true about prior reviews regarding being careful what you place in the back of the frig since it is a lot colder there so best for drinks and non perishables.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good product for my storage of chemicals

    Posted
    ricky
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    good product for my purpose of storing chemicals. I like the automatic defrosting. I have the fridge. fully packed, it maintains a temp of 55 degrees F

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      DanbyAuthorizedRep

      Hello,

      Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you are pleased with your Mini Fridge. Welcome to the Danby family of products!

      Sincerely
      Ann H
      Consumer Service danby-products

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    Shanetti
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    It's the perfect size. It isn't too loud. It's energy efficient. I love that there isn't a freezer attached so I don't have to deal with some strange thing over freezing when really all I wanted was a beverage fridge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the office

    Posted
    DRock
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Perfect fit. Wanted something for my office that fit under my desk. It is only a fridge without the tiny little freezer part. I prefer that as I don't have to de-ice every now and then.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great refrigerator for keeping beverage

    Posted
    DENNISL
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Great refrigerator for keeping beverages at cottage without the issues raised by defrosting a freezer. We never needed the freezer part of a small refrigerator so this refrigerator is perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend