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Insignia™ - 115-Can Beverage Cooler - Black stainless steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1253 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    This model lies about temp

    Posted
    dupsta

    I researched multiple units. I tested two others. Frigidaire and Wyntor. Pros: This fridge is not as noisy as these two other brands. Cons: This fridge will not drop below 39 degrees empty after 5 days testing, Tested in a 60-degree room, free-standing, never opened the door, no direct sun on the unit, legit temp gauge, legit test! Never dropped under 39 degrees. It should be illegal to make up a number (33 degrees) and sell this. The manufacturer is unable to show any results at 33 degrees. Their marketing team picks these numbers based on popular specs. However, their engineering dept cannot replicate anything under 39 degrees. What does this mean for the average Joe... A typical full-size fridge will cool to at least 35 degrees. You may even be used to 33-34 temps. 39-40 degrees is more inline with a wine chiller, however, their brand, the insignia was unable to attract wine enthusiast, so they configured this for a beverage cooler. After reading review after review, this cooler does not go below 39degrees, I thought it was because the reviewers had the fridge filled with a100 cans. No not the case. 39 degrees base. The more beverages you add the overall warmer it gets. The design of the fridge is crude and rough. Hinge hole on top, Not as pretty as the 400$ Fridgadaire but it is 2x quieter than that guzzling fishbowl of a fridge. No child lock, an inset handle on both the left and right side of the door, so no cool stainless steel handle. This is a dorm room fridge with a glass door, this does not keep your drinks cool but will chill drinks and your items will not spoil. The buttons on the top turn the light on or off, temp up or down. You manually turn the light on and it does not auto on or off with the door. The buttons are mounted on a button pad that is spongey and not firm, the buttom key pad is loose and feels super cheap, should have just left analog dials as this is a bit disappointing. Here is the deal...I can't find a fridge that has mild noise, most are noisy as heck. So although this does not keep items cold, it is not fancy, does not have a child lock, does not have a nice door handle, does not have clean lines, does not have glass shelves, does not have a cool light that auto turns on for you...This fridge does not sound like a fish tank in your room. If you don't care about sound, do not buy this, get something that can get cold. Hope that helps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Everything great, except temperature.

    Posted
    TimA

    THE GOOD: The layout is great for my intended use. It holds a good amount and works great for the 16oz tall cans. One slight annoyance is that molding for the shelf supports prevents a 6th row by about a 1/8th of an inch. Top shelf will go 4 deep on the outter rows, but the temp control gets in the way of the middle. Should be fine for 12 oz cans though. The middle shelves hold 5 rows of 4 deep (20 16 cans per shelf) Bottom rack holds 5 rows of 2 deep (10 cans) So I currently fit about 65 tall cans and maybe 6 12oz cans. It's pretty quiet. When the compressor is running there is a little hum/buzz not loud. I'm not sure I'd want it next to my bed, but it is quiet. THE NOT SO GOOD: The lowest I've been able to get the temperature is 43 degrees. I bought this one because it claimed to go to 33. Even if I could get upper 30's I'd be happy. On the 33 degree lowest setting, it maintains a temp of 43-45 degrees. Cold beer, but I'd rather colder. Our big fridge keeps them much colder. If anyone has any tricks on how to get the temperature down a few more degrees, I'm interested. Note: I did let it settle in the upright position for a day before plugging in. Door stays shut for days. Room temp is in the 60's. Nothing is blocking the cooling fan on the top shelf. Overall good for the price, but the product specs really should be changed. It doesn't seem like a single person has been able to get the advertised temperature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't live up to specs

    Posted
    80sFan
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The first arrived with some damage so I ended up getting a replacement. But after letting both sit for 24 hours or more before plugging in, then letting them run for 24 hours....at 33 degree setting the coldest both got was 40 at the bottom, 41 at the top. If you see the picture I included, my basement is 64 degrees so it really does not cool as well as they claim. The 2 half gallon containers were filled with frozen water to assist in the initial cooling process...it's didn't help. 2ndly, there is no way these will hold 115 standard beer/pop cans. Bottom row I could cram 4 on their sides...but the next shelves are about 1/4 inch to close to lay a row of cans on top of upright cans. If you remove the 2 middle shelves you might be able to stack 3 cases with cardboard wrap in there to get you close to 100 cans. But if you want the cans easily accessible, the practical total will be 78 cans. (in the pictures I raised the 2nd self). It looks nice, but if you like your drinks ice cold, I don't think you'll want this cooler since 2 failed to go below 40 degrees F.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Arrived broken , not once not twice...

    Posted
    CJS007
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    but THREE times.. two of which WE had to return to the store ,, WHY? Yeah same question I had well seems online does NOT understand a UPS pickup .. the damage was apparently from the factory.. so NO PICK UP ?? .. the first one huge dent on the side second one arrived with damage as well only on the top .. the third we picked up from the store.. got it home (after looking at it in the store) WELL not looking hard enough apparently .. get home and gee the BOTTOM is completely trashed on one side underneath !! Voiding the warranty or else I would have kept it. The kicker ? It looks awesome, is the PERFECT size for what we need... the thing that TEARS it for me is the complete LACK of customer service.. WHAT should have happened after the THIRD return that we did today … A Best Buy manager or ?? should have SHOULD have grabbed a phone taken a look at ANY that may be available at a store in Ohio, had people on that end look at see that it is ok then ship it to the customer at no(extra ) charge. The first two ( which we returned together ) we were told we can get another one have it sent here ( Beavercreek Store) but we would have to CHAGRGE you to deliver it... note we are LESS than THREE miles from the store. In closing if BIG if you can get it undamaged go for it .. but beware the return hassle.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looks Cooler than it Keeps the Beverages

    Posted
    boardgirl148
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The mini fridge in our wet bar stopped working after many years of faithful cooling. We found this glass-front fridge at a great price, and it was the right size, and we liked the way it looked, so we brought it home. We let it sit upright in the room it was going to be used in for a day before we installed it. The room we are using it in is a finished basement with no windows and the temperature of the room is regularly in the low 60s right now. The fridge has been turned on for about two months now, and the door will stay closed for sometimes days on end. But for some reason the temperature in the fridge just doesn't get quite as cold as the setting reads. I have it set at 37 and parts of it (top half mostly) just never get below 40. I have checked it with a small thermometer to verify. The drinks get cool, but not as cold as our old (non-glass front) fridge used to get. I have even re-arranged the contents of the fridge to make sure the fan at the top shelf was not obscured by any of the drinks. I like that you can arrange the shelves at different heights to accommodate different sizes. We have a variety of drinks from water, soda, and Gatorade, to beer and wine. For water and soda and maybe some wines, the temperature difference is not that big of a deal, but for things like beer, I wish it would get colder. It looks cool though!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

    Posted
    Redram
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    We have had our cooler about a month now. The directions say to let it set upright for 30 minutes before plugging in. I waited 3 hours. It was in an upright storage location at Best Buy. It's in the lower level garage of our 3 story townhouse. It is enclosed with one ac/heat vent which helps somewhat temp wise. I removed one of the shelves leaving me with 3 levels of storage. I set the temp to 34 one degree above it's lowest setting and gave it about 3 days to cool down. Very pleased with the drink temps. After about a week I noticed ice in my beer. I carefully removed them and put them in a covered 5 gallon bucket to thaw and hopefully not explode,they didn't. At this point I purchased a thermometer to hang in my cooler and moved the temp setting to 37. I kept a close eye on the temp for about a week and it would fluctuate from about 35 to 40 degrees. I bumped it down to 36 for a week and the inside temp will now fluctuate from 33 to 37 degrees. Leaving my setting at 36 degrees for now. I may or may not have to set it lower as the outside temps rise. This is the second Insigna brand product I have purchased from Best Buy the first being a TV for the bedroom and it is about 5 years old now and still working good. I do research right much before I buy and this cooler was definitely on the lower price range with the best reviews. Sure blue lights that stayed on would have been cool but I think I will live. I as usual did purchase the extended warranty mostly for piece of mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good mini fridge for the gameroom

    Posted
    Islandwrath
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    I had to replace my old mini fridge; one with the little freezer on top and door storage. The one I went with doesn't have either, but I only need this for beers, soda, water, and a Crown Royal bottle. So I don't really need the freezer or the door storage, plus the see thru door looks cool and let's u know what u got in there before you open the door and waste all the coldness while you decide what you want. This thing holds a lot of stuff. Very impressed with it's capacity. I've had it plugged in and going for a couple days now, but it's only able to reach the upper 40's. It is hot as heck right now though. Today was probably in upper 90's, so on regular days, I'm sure it'll be much better. The one thing I wish they did differently in design: put the light switch on the outside so u don't need to open the door and turn it on when it's kind of dark in the room. I included pics: there's a wire coming from inside, it's a temperature probe I'm using to monitor the temp. Also have a thermometer inside... overkill, I know. And there's a ice pack, used to help get the temp down. These are just there for the initial setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bev fridge - we love it!

    Posted
    MomOfFour

    Purchased 4 months ago. We have had several mini fridges over time - wine fridges, regular mini fridges and now this glass door beverage fridge. This is by far our favorite fridge of them all! It's super fun - everyone loves 'playing store' and loading it up and arranging the drinks in an attractive way. We buy a lot of drinks of various sizes and are constantly loading it and using - and it actually keeps the drinks very cold (not just tepid cold) and gets them cold fairly quickly after loading it up. It holds a lot so that we're not fighting for space for our favorite drinks - it works well for 4 young adults and myself plus our guests. It was larger than expected so be sure to measure the space you have for it. The blue lighting is so cool, but also soft on the eyes - subtle enough where it doesn't blind us during midnight drink runs in the dark, and we don't have to turn on the lights because we can see the drinks clearly. They got this one right! It has made our hot summer way more fun, it took the pressure off of our other fridges by providing dedicated space to individual drinks, and it just makes us happier in general. Worth every penny to my family! I'm sure this one will last. But as a side note, I always recommend purchasing the warranty for mini fridges - like I said, we've been through a lot of them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love It! So Far...

    Posted
    dirtydeedsreviewsu
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is to replace our magic chef beer fridge that is only 2 years old! Cannot believe it konked out so quickly, even though it was defrosted regularly. If it's the compressor, it's cheaper to replace it...with this! Didn't need the tiny freezer compartment anyway. Really like that: 1- You do not have to defrost this...ever! 2- There is an interior LED light that is nice and you can turn it off it you want to. 3- It really get COLD! Down to 33 degrees is cold. Our other one couldn't come close to that, especially at full capacity. 4- Fit right where the other one was. 5- Shelves are adjustable to accomodate any type of item. 6- Love the glass door! No more holding the door open and looking down into a open fridge. 7- Easy out of the box installation. (repurposed some of the packaging) 8- IT IS Q-U-I-E-T... wow, I didn't realize how loud our other one was! Of course, I did purchase the 4 year extended plan since the other one went bad so quick. I have had nothing but great luck with The Best Buy Geek Squad so a BIG thank you to them. Hope this lasts for years to come as I am somewhat sceptical at this point. Time will tell. Last note: it was delivered upsidedown. So always make sure as with any refridgerator that you leave it upright preferably in the final resting position for 24 hours. This should insure that all the "oil" or whatever they use nowdays is settled.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mixed feelings

    Posted
    GM56
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I really want to give this a good review but unfortunately can not. I ordered this beverage cooler a couple of weeks ago, it came in, we brought it home and unboxed it and immediately discovered it had a dent in the top, a very noticeable dent right in the front on the door edge and 2 small ones on the other side of the door edge. We packed it back up, returned it to the store and a second one was ordered. We picked it up today, brought it home, unboxed it, and immediately noticed the back had a huge dent in it, with it being on the back figured it would not be seen. Sadly the door also has 2 dents on it on the side that opens, one at the top and one at the bottom. The cooler is sharp looking but sadly I don't know what it would take to get one that doesn't have dents in it. I don't think it was damaged in shipping as it came packaged in a full box that had plastic straps to keep it closed, on the inside of the box it had styrofoam corner pieces on each corner as well as other pieces also placed in the box, this being said it makes me wonder if it had already been damaged and was boxed for sale and shipping anyway.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for family visits!Workhorse little fridge!

    Posted
    AnnM
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    We initially purchased this beverage fridge for a large extended family holiday visits several years ago. We never had enough cold drinks in the regular fridge with all of our holiday food and using an ice chest was messy. Anyone taking a drink out of the ice chest dripped ice water, then the 3 dogs walked in it so I had dog foot prints throughout my house. I saw this beverage fridge at Best Buy and thought perfect for soda and beer because of the temperature range. I had a wine fridge for my wine and this beverage cooler for everything else. I found the beverage fridge temperature control feature more dependable than the wine fridge, has much better storage, is a better overall design has a better door seal, and is a workhorse. When my expensive wine fridge died, the manufacturer wanted $800 to repair it. Meanwhile, my original trusty beverage cooler just kept rolling on so I bought a second beverage to replace the wine fridge. We live in Phoenix and the way the wine fridge was designed dust got into the electronics. Not with this beverage fridge! My original beverage fridge just keeps cranking out the cold beverages despite an climate challenges. Love the item for dependability, durability, design and the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product, WORSE Customer Service

    Posted
    nick

    Purchased this a year and a half ago. From the beginning, it would not turn on when plugged into a wall outlet. For some strange reason, it would turn on when plugged into a surge protector. I ended up keeping it instead of dealing with the hassle of returning it, which was a BIG mistake. I moved to a new office a few weeks ago. Now, it won't even turn on when plugged into the surge protector, much less the wall outlet. I spent $300 on this thing that has never worked properly from the beginning. I understand that I probably should've just dealt with the return hassle when I bought it. When I called Best Buy, they said they couldn't help me and told me to talk to Insignia. I called Insignia, and the guy told me that since it had been out of warranty for a few months, there was nothing they could do. He told me to get online and look for a local appliance repair person, but to pay for it myself. Insignia's customer service is a joke. This is not the first product I've purchased from them. I should've learned my lesson when my previous product failed after less than 2 years. NEVER AGAIN!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great looking and functional

    Posted
    Eric
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    I’ve read many reviews about this fridge and decided that regardless of the lower reviews about temperature that I would give it a try. I’m glad I did. I don’t know nor do I care whether or not it will actually hold as many beverage containers as advertised. I use it for 16.9 fl oz bottles of water with a handful of soda cans. It holds at least 60 bottles and another 25-30 cans of soda. As for the temp...I keep it set at 38 degrees and it seems to be spot on. I did fail to follow directions on startup, which did not seem to hinder the cooling process. It did take a while to cool to the optimal temp and has been working tirelessly to keep my beverages ice cold!! So all in all, as of now, only having it for a month I think it was a GREAT BUY and I recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best choice ever!

    Posted
    Satisfied

    I normally don't write reviews, but I feel I must in this case. I spent three weeks reviewing beverage centers. I read hundreds of reviews on many different sites. I was concerned about the temperature staying cold as I have read negative comments on many of these beverage coolers not just this one. My refrigerator arrived completely undamaged, I plugged it in and filled it up, and haven't had any problems. I've kept it on 33° and the beverages are ICE cold!!! I agree with the others in that it definitely will not hold 115 cans but I have a large assortment now of water, soda and beer ice cold for guests, and now have more room in my main fridge which is a plus! Buy this fridge, you won't be sorry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Came damaged twice

    Posted
    Chris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This product needed to be shipped to me as the local store was out of inventory. When it arrived, it looked like someone had taken a sledgehammer to the back corner of the refrigerator. I called Best Buy and they agreed to send a new one. A few days later, a new one arrived and the refrigerator door had two huge dents on the side and bottom. I ended up just keeping this one since we were having an outdoor party the next day, but it looks terrible and the door doesn't even shut all the way. I often find it partially open with everything warm inside. I have no idea if an undamaged model of this refrigerator is good, but since there are obviously no quality checks (the box was not damaged at all either time) at the manufacturer or Best Buy, I would not recommend ordering this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's ok. Not awesome

    Posted
    Matt
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    I bought this for use as a beer fridge on my screened porch. I am not concerned with its energy use or even its longevity in the "sort of outdoor" environment. I am only concerned with having cold beer on hand for myself and my guests. I drink bottled beers, so right off the max capacity is about 45-50 bottles when you Remove a shelf and and adjust the 2 that are left. It says it'll go to 33 degrees, which is perfect for a nice cold beer.... but, it won't. And depending on where the beer is, the temp will vary maybe 10 degrees. All in all, it kinda does what it needs to do.... but not well. I also do realize that it is not designed to be used exactly the way I am using it either.... so I'm not unhappy with it..... I'm just not thrilled. I'll keep it until it dies or I find a better one. i imagine that it would be a fine unit in a completely indoor environment, I knew when I bought it that I was probably not going to get what I wanted from it. And that's ok due to its fairly cheap price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    Warped
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    I saw this on sale and after a couple of days of having my fridge full mostly of beverages I decided I should get a mini fridge. As I went looking for mini fridges I saw this in the corner and immediately said that one!! They have different sizes and went with the 115 can. Mostly because I tried squeezing it under a shelf I had, didn't fit by less than an inch! So far it runs great, it has a digit temp. control that is touch sensitive, and also a light. the light how ever is either on or off. it would be nice to have on when opened, or a timer, or other modes. it's not to loud at all, it has removable shelves that really helped to fit any type of bottle. I was also able to fit it in my car! I have a 2 door coupe, no way it fit in the trunk, but I pushed the front seat back laid it all the way down and after the loading guy said it wouldn't fit and it will damage my car I put it in and it fit perfectly. so no need to ship for me and no need to make another trip with a different car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my grilling area

    Posted
    LenP
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this mini fridge the other day at my Best Buy on Gateway in El Paso, TX. Plugged it up and put a few pops in it the same night. Waiting until the hottest part of the next day to go out and check the temp of the drinks. They were nice and cold. I have the temp set at the lowest of 34 degrees. I love the fact that you can select which side you want the door to open towards and easily adjust the hinge. My only wish is that it had the cool blue inside light as some of the wine coolers have, which is why I only gave it 4 stars. But, still the fridge works very well so far. I have it where it gets plenty of air, but shielded from direct sunlight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fridge for the price

    Posted
    Pira
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I looked around everywhere including online for a beverage cooler for my craft beers that wouldn't put a dent in my wallet. Read many reviews about other fridges and how the temp would not go below 50°. I don't know about others, but I like my beer cold. I decided to come best buy and saw this for under $300. I read the reviews and decided to give it a shot since it was the right price. It fits right under my counter space and with the design, it matches all my kitchen appliances. The LED light is also a nice touch to it. The first one I bought, the LED light didn't work so I had to go exchange for a new one. The temperature setting ranges from 33°F To 50°F. I have a fridge thermometer to read the actually temp and the lowest I've seen it goes was 36°F on the lowest setting. This is no problem for me since I like my beers around 40° to 41°F. The fridge is very quiet. Very easy and straight forward to use. Overall great purchase and I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A truly great value

    Posted
    Rondo
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    I was so tired of soda bottles and beer bottles tipping over and clogging up the center space of my main fridge area. When I saw this beer fridge on sale for $200 on the BB DOTD my interest was peaked. I did some shopping around and came to find out they don't get any cheaper than $200, other than a 'dorm fridge' and those guys come with extra baggage like freezers and door compartments that take up space. This fridge is straight up a groovy display of your favorite libations. Spoiler alert... yes, it doesn't chill down to 33 degF as advertised, but who cares. Ideal beer storage temps are 45-50 degF. No problem getting down to 40 degF. Quiet?... yes, yes, yes. No clue the unit is running, its that quiet. Shelves adjust easily giving you options for standing bottles/cans up or laying them down. The inside light is underwhelming, just a single LED. It would have been nice to have a strip of LEDs. Other than that, a great addition to the living room.

    I would recommend this to a friend