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

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 892 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: 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprised at performance with such low price

    Posted
    tgiv
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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

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  • 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

    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: 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: 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: 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: 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

    Great Product (came damaged)

    Posted
    TylerS
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    Overall it's a great mini fridge and works very well, unfortunately my unit came heavily damaged. I live about three hours away from my nearest bestbuy and it's too much of a hassle to return or exchange so I'm stuck with it. It works and nothing wrong with the mechanics, everything is nice and cold and it's whisper quiet. I just wish this did not come so damaged, (check photos.) There is way more damage to this unit than I can provide. Overall happy with how it functions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does the job but the look is bad

    Posted
    Kari
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    It gets the job done but when I opened it I initially saw a whole bunch of deep scratches on it so I went to exchange it. This was during a snow storm but I wanted to get that out of the way. I brought it back to work once again and opened the one I exchanged it with. It had even deeper scratches. I decided to just keep it because I could hide it under my desk and hide all the scratches it had on the top and the sides. Not sure what happens with these fridges before they get stored in the boxes but whoever is handling them does a very poor job. I would recommend it if you don' care what it looks like but I have never been this disappointed in best buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for office

    Posted
    cj247
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    This is my second insignia 2.6 fridge that I purchased which I've been enjoying since the day they arrived. I have one in my bedroom and one in the office and they both serve they're purpose. It's the perfect size for what ever beverages you want to keep cool and it does a decent job of keeping your beverages cool (water, pop, energy drinks, etc.) I have a white one and a black one and they both look better in person but I admit, the white does look slightly better than the black one. I would consider taking a look at this mini fridge first when deciding if you want to spend more money on a name brand model when this brand gives the same performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine

    Posted
    NewfieMom
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Bought this fridge because our big fridge in the kitchen died and for various reasons our kitchen fridge didn't get fixed in a timely manner (side note, never buy an LG brand refrigerator). Anyway this mini-fridge worked fine for the few weeks we needed to keep essentials cold (milk, eggs, meat, etc.). I will say, though, that it was difficult to figure out the best setting to keep things from freezing. Seemed like I was constantly raising or lowering the temp as some days food was getting frozen and other days it wasn't. Regardless, it generally worked fine for what we needed it for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Impressed

    Posted
    EJames
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    It may be a little premature since I just got it yesterday, so far I’m pleased. Before buying I did a google search on best mini fridges and one similar (size and brand) came up. I could have ordered that one from Best Buy online, but I didn’t want to wait, so I went to the store and got this one instead. Got it home, set the setting to 7 and even put in a 12 pack soda and within a few hours everything was cold...ice cold. Dialed it back to 5 today, but so far it does what I wanted it to do. And it’s really quite.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Refrigerator

    Posted
    Dastardw
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    Pros: -It's light. Lighter than the much smaller fridge I was replacing. -Lots of room. -Does its job. Keeps my food and drinks cool. Cons: -The condenser is kind of loud when it pops on. Not the worst I've ever heard, but if you're a light sleeper it might disturb you. -I have the black one, not sure if there are other colors but fingerprints show up pretty easily. Not the end of the world, but OCD people (like me) might be constantly wiping it off. Overall it's a good refrigerator. It does what it's supposed to at a pretty good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great refrigerator for beers

    Posted
    PatE
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    After more than a year of keeping beer samples in the main kitchen fridge, my girlfriend had had enough. She demanded I make room for regular food. Not wanting to have overindulge in one night, which simply wouldn't have been possible, I grabbed my brother and took to Best Buy. Nearly overwhelmed in Best Buy's selection of kitchen appliances, we nevertheless quickly found the perfect refrigerator. It holds plenty of beers that I routinely get, but with an ever-increasing flow in, it might be time for a second one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Well - keeps things cold

    Posted
    Dale
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    I got this to set on a kitchen counter top at home while I was recovering from back surgery and couldn't bend over and down to reach into my regular refrigerator. Before purchase, I was concerned that it wouldn't be able to keep things cold, but Best Buy reviewers said it did for them. They were right. I have now recovered and have given this to a relative who is using it as a small 2nd refrigerator for water and snacks in the upstairs of his house and is happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend