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Insignia™ - 2.6 Cu. Ft. Mini Fridge - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 3331 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Unit, nice Size but Dented

    Posted
    Jeff
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    I chose this refrigerator solely for its size. I keep a fridge under my desk at work. The compact refrigerators are too small. I had one with a freezer, which froze up constantly and took up valuable space. The 3+ CF refrigerators are too tall for the space, so this is a happy medium and I’m actually glad there is no freezer. I switched the door direction and that took about 20 minutes to swap out the hardware. After plugging it, it started to get cool pretty quickly. Shelves are okay for the price. A little cheap, but about what I expected for the price. The lower shelf is a small piece of glass because the cabinet makes up the back half of the shelf. Ever time the door is opened, it rattles and sounds like it will fall out. I’m going to use some sort of putty to wedge into the gap below the shelf to hopefully get rid of the rattle. Other than that, I was disappointed at how many dings are on this. I expected maybe a small dent on the box of the unit, but the door has a noticeable dent. There are dents on both the back two corners as well. It’s nothing that affects operation, just tough to accept when you’re buying a brand new unit (and non-open-box special). I’m not really sure how to let Best Buy know about the damage, so I can’t say if they’ll compensate for the damage or offer a replacement. Though I really don’t want to exchange it after tinkering with the door already. Overall, decent unit for a small price tag.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Way Better than expected!

    Posted
    leolee

    I purchased this in store at my local Best Buy. I recently moved into a bonus studio behind our house that we renovated. I wanted a mini fridge to keep some drinks and snacks stored and cold at a convenient area in my new space. I saw this fridge and was in awe at the price and instantly had to have it. After I purchased it though...I definitely got scared as I scrolled through the reviews and most were lackluster. However, the moment I set it up, it began to cool. At the default setting of 3 the fridge actually gets super cold I do not see the purpose in using it all the way up to 7! I lowered it to 2, and it works great. It got cold quickly as well. It's also very quiet and you can barely hear it hum when the compressor kicks on, and it only kicks on for short intervals of time. Some people have said it gets really hot on the sides. Yes it does, however, only when the compressor is running. Once off, the fridge returns to regular temp at its sides. As for the space, you're really getting a lot of room for 89$! 2.6 sq. ft. is really ideal. Love that switching the door is an option. It isn't too heavy and its easy to maneuver around. The cord is a decent length as well. I wish it was a tad longer but it works. Overall I highly recommend. Bought it in black, very sleek and matches my room decor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprised at performance with such low price

    Posted
    tgiv
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    Needed more space in our Best Buy kitchen refrigerator for our new diets + ideal temperature for beer/Ales. This was a GREAT SOLUTION: After -$20 + sale price, got this jewel home ... test results: 1. never get a customer angry by making him peel off super thin saranwrap on 3 sides + 1/2 the door ... it does NOT protect from scratches, DUH! 2. digital thermometer inside says you DON'T have to wait 24hrs on thermostat #4 to get things stabilized prior to loading it up food/drink ... it got down to 32d F PRONTO 3. setting 5.25 seems to give ideal & stable Ale temperatures of 43-44d F, no variation beyond 0.4d F rest of day, even if door opens to fetch an item 4. long necks and most 12oz glass bottles do NOT reside in door "cup holders" ... for cans only 5. LOVE NOT having a freezer hog inside Debunking other reviews, even thought their units may need to be replaced with one like mine: NOT noisy, whisper quiet HUGE size As for dents/scratches Pick up from store, as outside delivery (esp. FedEx) throws these things around, even breaks through excellent padding/protection ... same with window ACs If the black version, use a black Sharpie on imperfections or decals

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed. I wish they shipped different

    Posted
    haewalk
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    I ordered this fridge for my office at work because the communal fridge was always full and was on the other side of the building to where my office is located. I love that its super quiet and doesn't have a freezer. I don't need all of the fridge space, but it will be nice to store some snacks or drinks I can grab and go with later. I would have given the product 5 stars, but Best Buy shipped it in its original box. It was a little beat up when I got it. This caused it to have dents and scratches all over the fridge itself. I know it would have been wasteful, but shipping it in another box with some more package protection would have been nice. Besides the choice of packaging, its very, very quiet. The previous reviews helped me choose this item because of how quiet people were saying it was. It also started to cool very quickly. Overall its great little fridge. Only down side is how Best Buy decided to handle the packaging and shipping.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Price Was Right and No Freezer!

    Posted
    Wendora

    I was so sad when my second hand mini-fridge died the other day. Paid $40 and got a little over four years out of it. I embarked on find a replacement and it was frustrating when different sellers did not show interior photos of the units. I wanted a mini fridge with NO FREEZER and that is very difficult to find, After browsing many sites, I was very interested in the Insignia lines as there was no wasted space of a freezer compartment. The 2.6 cubic feet unit was on sale and even though it is a little smaller than I would like, I was not paying a lot more for just a little more room, I will survive with this size. When UPS delivered my fridge, I was very nervous about damage. I must be really lucky because my unit is pristine, no scratches or dents. The foam protecting the unit inside the box is very thin and does not afford that much protection, this should definitely be improved. Plugged the unit in and it got cold which is the job I purchased it for. My only gripe is there is no light inside the fridge like my old Haier had but for the money, I am not going to be upset. It was nice to have this shipped to my home for free, saved my husband aggravation and that is priceless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    its quiet, stable temp,

    Posted
    roadkingrick
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    Bought one of these a year ago, its quiet, stable temp, almost a year and still humming along. They have these on sale from time to time. I saw bad reviews about home delivery (damage) so I went to the store and looked at it. They have another model that has a freezer in it, they kinda bait and switch these two, they're identical until you open them. I tried to get a second one today for insulin, and that freezer thing is a deal breaker. Tried to explain to the salesperson that they're advertising is misleading, and although they agreed that it was would not swap me for the other model? You know they pay the same or less for the non-freezer model so its no sweat for them. Most stores would have apologized for the confusing (misleading) ad and made good but not today at best buy. Had a 43-inch tv in my cart too. Now I'm just going to look elsewhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice! Refrig. without the cheap ice box!

    Posted
    SpaceTheFinalFrontier

    Not sure why mini frig makers keep adding that cheap ice maker that you have to manually defrost every other week which was always a pain.... Glad BB had a model without one. With our family of 5 and constantly running out of space in the French Door main frig, needed a second one just for smaller items like milk juice, etc and keep fruits/veg/left over in the main one. What's interesting about this is that it can also act as a freezer..See attachment. Set it on level 6 and inside temp was 29 F. But not sure it was intended to work like that. Pro: Plenty of space Great Value! No ice box! Quiet. I was surprised at how little noise it makes. Can sit flush against the wall (but we leave a 1/2 inch space) Cons: Slides easily on hard wood floor. Had to place some stick on "gripper pads" to prevent it from moving when you open/close the frig, etc. Packed the AC cable so tight into the back and was around the condenser coil that you have to be very careful when removing it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Posted
    Dozer
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    Bought this for under the credenza portion of my wrap-around desk in my office. It fits perfectly and has functioned perfectly as well. For my purposes, it was necessary to remove and store the upper glass shelf, as it will interfere with taller containers. Also, the freezer portion may end up being useless for my application, but who knows, I may decide to keep some ice cream at the office. Yum! (Glad I just thought of that!) One functional consideration: the sides of the unit get fairly hot when it is running -- hot enough that I decided it was not a good idea to have a cardboard box placed against it. The buyer should consider this before purchasing to be sure it will not be an issue, or even a safety hazard where he/she wants to place the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable dent

    Posted
    Suspicious
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    I was anxious to order the mini-fridge because other reviews mentioned scratches and dents upon arrival. When I received mine, the first thing I did was check the box. It was in fine condition, as was the packing material inside. I cut the fridge open and was happy that I had my new fridge. Until I looked at it and the door had a huge dent that ran down the entire face. It looked like a gorge on the front of the fridge. It almost made me think it was packaged that way and sold regardless of the existing dent. Unfortunately, I live in a rural place and picking up a mini-fridge at a store isn't easy. I am hoping the next one I receive is dent-free. Good luck to others out there in the same position.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done

    Posted
    Wiljan2000
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    I bought this for my back patio by the pool. We didn't need anything fancy since it would be out doors. The product runs great; however, the first one we got in was pretty dented up. We exchanged for another one and although it was better, it was still dented up. We decided to just keep since it was better than the first one, but it was a little over $100 so would have liked to see it in better condition. I would expect that if I bought from a scratch and dent section or a garage sale not a brand new item. In addition, when I called to exchange my first question was if I could get it discounted to. It mess with return (as stated just going out in patio anyway). I was only offered a 10% discount! If you would have saw all the dents, $20 would not have been worth it! (Pictures of the first one below)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mini fridge is just that.

    Posted
    RonR
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    Received this fridge about a month ago, but finally un-boxed it and plugged it in. A little concern it takes a long time to cool off. But that may be a blessing in disguise. It has taken six hours to go from 63 degrees to 47 degrees. I will wait a full 24 hours before I make a bad review. The blessing is, it may take a long time to cool, but that means it is mild on energy use. Once cooled and loaded up, I think it will maintain a steady temp. I have the fridge only, 2.6 cu ft model, and it held over 56 - 12 ounce cans. Not using the bottom shelf, (floor), or the door storage. The door storage is maybe okay. Top row only short bottles. The rest is unsure, a 16.9 oz water bottle may not fit. But all in all, it may be a great fridge, if it continues to cool off. It happened to fit my space perfectly. so that is a thumbs up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cheapest and it shows.

    Posted
    Iria
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    I guess I should expect it for the cheapest option, but this really isn't a great fridge unless all you want to do is keep some drinks cold. It can't maintain a steady temperature. Nothing in the freezer will stay frozen--it might freeze sometimes, but it will thaw/freeze/thaw/freeze, ruining anything you put in there. If you turn it up to max to try to make the freezer work, not only will the freezer still not work, but everything else will get frost damage and start freeze/thaw cycling. I had some frozen veggies in the freezer, that remarkably froze/thawed so much that all the moisture in them became extruded, leaving me with a block of ice and some weird withered dehydrated vegetables. It does get cold enough to freeze...it just doesn't maintain it consistently. Because all your food goes bad so fast, it can also develop a smell quite quickly. Don't store anything in here more than a day or two. It doesn't keep things fresh like a normal refrigerator. Two stars instead of one because...it does technically turn on and create cold air, I guess? Just not reliably enough to store food. If you just want some cold beers or to make an ice pack cold, it's probably fine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Received dented/ (-) 2 months now broken

    Posted
    For1IamNothappy

    Received this refrigerator either last week in June or first week in July and it arrived dented and now it’s not cold at all. I am so disappointed because I am not able to get around to look at these in the store, since I’ve been less mobile with my illness and I depended on ordering online. Now I have to find someone to return this useless appliance, pack it all up and mail back. I have it on 7- which has been making it somewhat cold for the past few days that I discovered it being warmer. Today Aug 16 i can hear it on but now it’s not even a tad bit cold. The size was perfect for me, and so was the price, however the quality is horrible and should have never came to me dented either.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Noisy as all get-out, but a decent fridge overall

    Posted
    Raye
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    Pros: No freezer compartment (they're usually too small to be of any value in this size range anyway, plus they're prone to getting caked with ice and are a hassle to defrost); adjustable/removable glass shelves (for easy cleaning and customization!); removable can/mini-bottle storage in the door; gets plenty cold, even at a moderate setting. Con: IT'S SO NOISY. I mean, if you're deaf or hard-of-hearing, this is actually a great little refrigerator and I recommend it for all the reasons I've mentioned above -- but if not, and if you're going to put it in a dorm room or a guest bedroom or what have you, then I strongly suggest looking at a different model. I actually got headaches from all the racket this thing made when the generator turned on. :/

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

    Posted
    iPhone5c
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    Before I considered buying this fridge I read the reviews and I usually just read the most critical. Some of them said that it doesn't freeze the water in ice tray, and many complained about the noise. But I decided to buy it anyway because it was on sale, and was just the perfect height I was looking for. When I turned it on it was actually really quiet, comparing to the fridge in my kitchen. The only thing that I can hear is when it turnes on and off and that only if I'm awake. Now about the ice tray; yes the water did not freeze even at the highest setting, but it was my mistake. In the manual it says that at first use you must set it to the highest setting and run it empty for 5 - 7 hours. After I did that, I put the ice cube maker back in ant it froze within 30 min on the 6th setting out of 7. So as long as you do what the manual says this is a perfect fridge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good mini fridge for office

    Posted
    DawnAustin
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    The inner compartment has space for a week's worth of salad ingredients and condiments and a liter-size bottle of water. I use the space on the door to hold three liter-size bottles of water, with sandwich-size bags of salad ingredients in the space for soda cans. The freezer, which was an important feature to me, holds two liter-size bottles of water and two quart-size storage bags of frozen fruit. I place the bottles in the freezer at about one-fourth full. Eventually, the small amount of water will freeze solid. Once, on a Friday, I placed a full, unopened bottle in the freezer to chill and forgot to remove it. On Monday, after being in the freezer through the weekend, the full bottle had not frozen solid (and so the bottle did not burst). The refrigerator fit exactly under the standard-sized modular credenza in my office. I run the refrigerator at the coldest setting. This keeps the refrigerator very cold without cold-wilting the vegetables. This refrigerator is perfect for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An okay fridge for a fair price

    Posted
    Jeremy
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    When it arrived, one of the corners was smashed flat, however the damage is only on the outside. It works about as good as you can expect for the price. It can keep food cold/frozen, but if it is already room temperature, it will take a while for it to get cold. Ice takes several days to freeze, and even then it usually has a watery center. The space for frozen food is just the top shelf with a cover and only has about 5 inches of vertical space. However, if you put something frozen on the top shelf, you can expect it to stay frozen. The inside of the door is weirdly designed. The bottom half is designed to hold half gallon jugs and bottles and the top has a small shelf that you would probably put butter on. Overall, it's an acceptable fridge for the price. If you only put cold things into the fridge you shouldn't have any problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working / cooling in less than 30 days

    Posted
    BCool
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    I bought this mini fridge for my daughter's dorm room, but in just 28 days it stopped working. It now starts with whirring sound and shuts down in about 20 seconds. Very disappointed with product quality and the frustrating run around between Best Buy and the manufacturer Insignia to get it replaced under warranty. However the good part is Both Insignia and Best Buy have agreed to honor the warranty and re-ship it to her dorm a new replacement and sent a return label to ship the non operational one back. Thanks to both Daniel at Insignia and Austin at Best Buy for being very professional in support. So hoping to return to the review site write a positive review once the new one is received and works past 1 yr at the very minimum. to be able to recommend to friends.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      I am glad to hear that we were able to get your issue corrected under the 1 year manufacturer warranty. In the event there are any issues in the future you can contact us at www.InsigniaProducts.com/contact-us.html. Jon, Insignia Support BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    very good little bar fridge

    Posted
    biff
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    Purchased to hold us over after our regular fridge died and we researched a new one. Quite quiet. The beverage holders in the door will hold cans and small bottles (think single serve tonic water) The main shelving is not adjustable but the depth let's you lie tall items on their side. The height of the shelves suggest it's well suited to storing cans, not bottles. Temperature seemed relatively uniform throughout the fridge. We placed a temperature gauge inside to help us find the correct temp (about mid-way around the dial) and there did not seem to be any obvious cold/warm spots. Obviously, the door area tended to be a little warmer due to frequent opening and closing but the items stored there were not overly impacted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not great

    Posted
    Jenno
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    The first part of my review is on the purchase process itself. My first order didn’t make it to my house by the guaranteed delivery date and upon calling, the Best Buy rep couldn’t tell me what happened to it. They sent a new one which arrived a few days later badly damaged. I didn’t realize this until I lugged it all the way into my office and opened the box. The entire rear left side of the fridge was dented in. After all I went through trying to get this delivered, I just decided to suck it up and accept the aesthetic damage. Onto product function itself. It keeps food cold. Humidity is pretty high, but expected for a mini fridge. The freezer came with an ice tray which is laughable because it doesn’t freeze at all! That said, I don’t think I’d buy this product again, and I most DEFINITELY wouldn’t make another purchase from Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend