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Insignia™ - 3.0 Cu. Ft. Mini Fridge - Stainless steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 375 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More interior space than others this size

    Posted
    gxtr

    So far I am very impressed with this mini fridge. First off, I don't understand why there are any 1 star reviews because someones fridge was delivered damaged (it's seems common on all mini fridges). Return it and get a new one, yes it's a hassle, but shipping damage means nothings as far as the quality and design which is what these reviews should be about. Having said that, this was packaged well with foam all around and there was no damage. This is my second mini fridge in less than 2 weeks. Originally bought the Willz from Costco, it is made by Galanz and it seems a lot of these 3.0 cu ft fridges are made by the same company, they all have the same exact design. This one is unique though, the interior space is larger, the fixed shelf is a couple inches lower than the Galanz which gives you a little more space inside the fridge. It's not much, but every little bit helps. This has an excellent design for the interior space. The reason I bought this fridge, even though I had the Galanz, well the Galanz would not shut off. I ran it for two days, the temperature stabilized, but it never shut off. Also, it was noisy. I didn't know that until I got this one, this is much quieter and it actually shuts off once the proper temp is reached! When I first plugged it in, after letting it sit for 24 hours to make sure all the fluid had settled (you should let it sit for a minimum of 4 hours before plugging in), it took less than 4 hours to go from 82 degrees to under 40. Overall, I'm very impressed in the couple days I've tested this. It's a new model, so there is no long term info yet, the old model had excellent reviews, hopefully this one performs as well in the long run.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    At coldest setting my ice cream & ice melted.

    Posted
    GiGi
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    What good is a fantastic design if your frozen foods melt and the fridge doesn’t stay cool? Per directions, I set the setting at 7 the first few hours.. it created a little frost overnight, so I assumed it was good to go. NOT! I kept it at 7 (coldest setting) As I made a small grocery run, and I got a couple frozen dinners and 4 pints of Halo Top.. I put them in and kept it at 7 (coldest setting, to allow for the temp adjust for food being put into the freezer and fridge. My ice cream melted overnight And the ice cubes I put in there slowly melted a little too. What the heck?!?! It feels “cool”, but sure isn’t a “freezer.” It’s Easter and my food is no good. I shouldn’t have believed the good reviews. So even kept at the coldest setting, and with storebought ice put in for good measure, it doesn’t work.. it just looks nice. (Am physically unable to return it, and I’m out my Easter food. Ugh!)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Hi GiGi, I am sorry to read that you are having issues with your mini fridge. In this case, I would like to suggest that you contact us at 877-467-4289, so we can assist you with this matter. Viri E. Insignia Support. BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    mmm... Who wants some Ice Cream?

    Posted
    cool
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've had this for 1/2 a year now, no issues as of yet. Holds more than I expected. Was looking for something for work to keep liquids and Ice Cream in. It's done a great job so far. Currently have Temperature knob set at "2" and it is more than enough to keep everything at a perfect temperature, whether liquid or frozen. I like the fact that you're able to have the doors swing open to the "right" or "left". However be careful when removing the cheap plastic screw Caps on the hinges. I snapped a couple off in the process. The Fridge is also Very, very, very quiet; have it in my office and I cannot hear anything during the day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice small fridge

    Posted
    Chris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I had to buy a refrigerator to use while waiting for parts (had to wait a month!) for my regular fridge to be fixed. This little one did a very good job. It has a freezer on top which is separate and I found this very nice. It is not too small, came with a small ice tray, and easily hold a whole bag of ice, plus other frozen food in there. The refrigerator has a bottom plastic drawer and also two shelves. It did a good job keeping the food cold, but the food in the rear of the fridge sometimes got a bit frozen. Might be on too cold of a setting, not sure. If I were going to use it long term, I would put it up on a counter or table, as it is a bit hard to bend down and get in there while it is on the floor. For the price I paid, I could not be happier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mighty little fridge

    Posted
    VeggieLover
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I love this little fridge & freezer. It was a tiny bit more expensive than the other models, but it is a pretty black and stainless steel color and don't let the size fool you. I can pack a weeks worth of veggies 1/2 gallon of milk, eggs and more in the fridge compartment and the freezer holds a bunch of frozen veggies and berries and little frozen pizzas. Perfect for an efficiency apartment, dorm room, or game room. This little fridge and freezer holds enough that it makes the regular sized versions seem extra useless space. Everything is always perfectly cold no matter how much i've jammed in there. Money well spent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Truckin fridge!

    Posted
    Docaston
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The last fridge I had (from another maker) lasted me about 6 years. Which as a long haul truck driver was pretty good in a truck. So far after about 7 months this fridge stays cold for a long time even when there is no power. Setting the temp dial around 5-6 keeps the freezer from freezing up. For my fellow drivers, this fridge is very energy efficient. I had it last 6 days and my batteries were just enough to start my truck with no low voltage alarms. Bought some door hooks to keep doors shut.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, functions poorly

    Posted
    JennieA

    I am returning this item. It looks great in my office and the idea of a separate freezer is great; but unfortunately the temperature fluctuates wildly for no apparent reason. I have a thermometer that tells you the current temperature and also the highest/lowest points it has reached recently. After turning the fridge to its coldest setting and letting it sit for a week before putting anything into it, it got down to 33. But after I put a sandwich, a small container of potato salad, and a 20 oz soda in it the temperature at lunch time reads 42, with the highest point being 44.5. I had to go out and get another lunch because I didn't feel safe eating what I had.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Failed Out of Box - Freezer Cool; Fridge Warm

    Posted
    LUCLAC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought for college student; Best Buy return or exchange is 15 days. Transported over 300 miles before unboxing (24 days after purchasing). Day 1 after unboxing - Freezer works but fridge does not. Best Buy not supporting any resolution. Have to work with Geek Squad (called Insignia and told to take back to Best Buy to have it shipped / possibly repaired) and move multiple time to resolve issue. What a huge hassle for a brand new unit. I do NOT recommend this refrigerator. Failed out of box.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Needed for Daughter's Dorm Room

    Posted
    JWilliams
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    So far so good. We purchased because of the separate freezer. My daughter is very happy with this fridge. She said it is quiet and keeps all her food cold/frozen even after we stuffed the fridge to capacity. We got the stainless steel one which has black trim and goes very well with her black appliances (Keurig, Nutribullet) which she keeps on top.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent addition to my apartment.

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

    This mini fridge has been great to me. I requested a new fridge from my apartment complex but it seems like all they do is make excuses. I decided to invest in something that will last me for years and I can take it with me when the lease is up. Thank you for the birthday gift mom and thank you to the best buy salesman for teaching me how to take care and maintain it. This thing gets really cold and keeps my food fresh and that makes me happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The mini fridge is silent & keeps food cold.

    Posted
    SVHART
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is a nice and sturdy looking mini fridge. Largely because of other good reviews, I purchased it even knowing that the shelves do not have the capacity to contain larger items without sacrificing space. If I want to store extra bottles of coffee creamer, I have to lay them flat and this takes up space. I think the can holders should be optional so that people can use the door space for taller / unconventionally sized items.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    dented corners

    Posted
    purplelady1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    bought this for my daughter for college. brought it home and left it in the box until moving day. unboxed it a few weeks later and the top corners of the unit were crushed in. Absolutely no sign of damage on the box. I hope that it works. Waiting 24 hrs like before plugging it in. If it doesn't work I'll really be upset. Will never buy a mini frig. from best buy again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    9 mos. and going strong.

    Posted
    ckcanoes
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have been using it in my office for over 9 months and it is going strong. It is roomy in the main compartment. Having an actual freezer in a small fridge is a great plus. I am able to keep frozen dinners and even ice cream. I t has saved me a lot of money by not having to eat out. It is also very quite. I have never heard any sound when it is running.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Frig except

    Posted
    Mrsmooth
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This fit perfetly where I needed it except it was damaged right out of the box. I expect the company knew this because the box showed little damage. So again you get what you pay for. Whether Best Buy knew of this? I'll give them the benefit of the doubt . Overall pleased.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with this refrigerator

    Posted
    Anne2019
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    We have been using for 6 months & no complaints. Like the separate freezer. Starting to freeze up. Will need to defrost soon. The crisper drawer works. Previously had a mini fridge & had a difficult time with fruits & veg. If you don't want to use cans of soda, can put condiments and other smaller containers instead. Overall, again, very happy with this mini fridge/freezer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    OK so far, weird sound

    Posted
    argylegargoyle
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I think it would be more appropriate to write a review after owning this for a few months, but it is fine so far. We bought this fridge for our AirBnb unit, so it'll be interesting to see if how our guests feel about it. We have had no issues so far, though the condenser does make an odd sort of squeaking noise, but it is only noticeable if the room is totally quiet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent for what it is...

    Posted
    basketballforlife
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this mini-fridge because my last one gave out after 10 years and wouldn’t stay cold consistently. This product came with a dent on the left side and I was too lazy to return it and get mad about it. The fridge section is way too small compared to how much space is in the freezer. Overall it is an okay mini-fridge. I probably would shop around a little more for my next one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect mini-fridge

    Posted
    accumen8
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    After 24 years in the same office I finally have a mini-refrigerator. It is truly perfect. It has a small freezer that has never become iced over and keeps everything well frozen. The refrigerator part is beautifully lit and truly spacious for overall size. It is joy to open this up and know that it will be clean and functional. It's also quiet! AND, it was a deal!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super quiet and roomy for small computer room

    Posted
    Widowmaker
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this for my 10 by 10 office that I made my pc gaming room. It is super quiet and holds over 2 12 packs of cans. also freezes ice. I bought a few minifridge ice trays, an ice bin and a carafe for my whiskey. Now I don't have to leave my chair to make a drink. Only recommended when the wife is away, haha. Super happy with the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for a dorm!

    Posted
    Mary
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    We purchased this for a dorm room and has worked great. It is quiet and the fridge and freezer keep temperature very well. This is a nice size, and really like that the freezer compartment has plenty of room to freeze water bottles with room to spare for ice trays. The shelf configuration in the fridge works great for different sizes of drinks and leftover pizza!

    I would recommend this to a friend