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Insignia™ - 4.3 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator - Stainless steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 229 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice 4.3 cu ft Compact Refrigerator

    Posted
    NaplesPhil
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My Unit arrived 2 weeks ago delivered by UPS. Shipping Carton showed no significant damage but unfortunately once unpacked, several major dents to edge on lower left side. Stainless Steel Refrigerator and Freezer Doors, Top, Right Side and both Glass Shelves and Plastic Vegetable Drawer all in perfect condition, Purchased Unit on Best Buy`s Ebay Store at a huge sale with $100 off! Got the last one of 10 on what I assumed was a discontinued Item. Despite the fact that basically (all) Compact Refrigerators are made by 2 or 3 Manufacturers in China, this Insignia 4.3 cu ft Unit is best in class especially compared to the Igloo/Magic Chef Twins. My Unit is in my Kitchen as a back-up Refrigerator and despite a few reviews that claim the compressor was noisy, mine is whisper quiet and can't be heard when running. Contacted both Ebay and Best Buy and they immediately offered either a refund or a replacement. I want the Refrigerator and didn't want the hassle of packing it up and attaching the Return Shipping Label or finding a way to haul it over to my closest Best Buy Store. Since the dents appeared to be cosmetic and it was going to be hidden with a Stainless Steel Recycling Can, rather then risk getting a replacement that was in the same or worse condition, I called Best Buy Appliance Customer Service and they offered me a $25 refund to close the Case. I accepted and considering I only paid $169 for it with Free Shipping, I felt it was a fair settlement. Only wish it had an Auto Defrost feature but in this class of Compact Refrigerators, Manual Defrost is the norm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Sweats and freezes

    Posted
    Doughboy

    I have an old dorm refrigerator that my sister used and it's showing it's years of use, so I decided to get another one, before it died on me. I've had this one less than a week and a half and have been fighting the frost in the back of the refrigerator part. I've cleaned the seal & door, everything is level, and I've done all of their trouble shooting and it's still sweating and freezing in the back. I don't even have it set on high (only 4). It didn't arrive all dented up, like some said theirs did, but the drawer was cracked, like most of theirs was & if it's already sweating and freezing after a week of being plugged up, I'm going to have to defrost it a lot, and that's just silly! I'm returning it for something else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality control

    Posted
    Bigbyrd

    Ordered fridge online and received in an undamaged box. Upon unboxing found dent in side of fridge, compressor had 2 of 4 screws installed partially, other 2 screws located at bottom of carton, and lower drawer was broken. Called and attempted to just get drawer and was transferred to 3 different departments and then back to best buy. Might end up being good fridge but now I have to load it to return it to store and then wait on new unit and hope it comes by move in date for daughters college.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mini Fridge

    Posted
    Blessed
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I am so pleased with my purchase. This is a great mini fridge!! It has been a lifesaver. I have been using this for almost a month until my regular fridge is fixed. It freezes great and actually has a lot of room for a little fridge. After plugging it in it took no time at all, within a couple of hours until I was able to start using it. I wasn’t sure about the 1 temp setting for both the fridge and the freezer. But follow the directions and you can’t go wrong. Make sure you do adjust temp back down per instructions cause the contents in the fridge will freeze towards the back if left too high. Just FYI. It’s a quiet fridge, I have it sitting in my dinning room temporarily. Don’t hesitate if you aren’t sure. It’s been great for me!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mini fridge

    Posted
    CptOblivious
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I am impressed by this fridge, more so that I had expected to get out of it. I was hesitant of of the freezer from previous experience with older models which didn't hold up as well. With this freezer, I tested it by placed a quart of ice cream in it. It stayed quite frozen like my big fridge downstairs! I have put frozen hamburger meat, pizza rolls, and other things in there and it's perfect. Very handy that it's a separate door from the bottom. The settings are little concerning at first as you don't have a freezer setting specifically. I've set mine to 5 and it works. Only downside I have noticed, is the back side of the fridge will freeze a small bottle of water if I leave it there long enough. Maybe adjusting the cold settings a tiny bit further will help.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Roomy, yet small.

    Posted
    Pablo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I wanted a small refrigerator for a room I'm renting but didn't want a standard dorm size one. This 4.3 cu ft was the perfect size. I can keep most of my food in my room and not have to worry about using the community fridge in the kitchen, or my things coming up missing. It keeps everything nice and cold. Sometimes too cold. Although it has a separate freezer section it doesn't have a separate temperature control for the freezer and will freeze some of the food near the back sometimes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mini fridge at a super price!

    Posted
    HappyTex
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The fridge was shipped from California to my door step in North Texas in a well packaged box and arrived without a scratch, dent, or ding. It cooled very quick, and runs very quietly. It's even Energy Certified. By sliding out the freezer shelf, I stacked two half gallon cartons of ice cream, a large bag of tater tots on the side, with a box of popcycles in the door and still had room for more. The roomy refrigerator compartment holds everything from watermelon and fresh fruits and vegetables to can drinks, and bottles of water, juice, and cartons of milk with no problems. Tons of space for all your grocery needs. Great fridge at a great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Mini Fridge for basement use

    Posted
    Manny
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    When I purchased this item I was hesitant because some reviews stated that the mini fridge arrived with dents or broken vegetable crisper. My mini fridge arrived without dents or anything broken. The unit is very quiet, although some stated it was loud. No issues for me so far. The unit arrived late. However, I cannot blame Best Buy, since in my area we had a bad snow storm so I was okay waiting two extra days. Perfect for those a single person, enough room to put everything from milk, sodas and even has a separate freezer compartment. The unit looks sexy, its black and aluminum.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ok for the most part

    Posted
    Dyesebel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Just got the fridge... they didn't have it in the store so the NN location had to order it online. So far so good, the delivery from site to store was quick, the only problem is soon as I got it home and opened it the plastic bottom bin is cracked... no other dings/damage on the outside. Either this was a return and noone inspected it from the warehouse where NN got it from, or did Insignia put it together with a cracked part... hmmm????

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Fridge

    Posted
    hamsandwich20X6
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This fridge is great and I got it at a great price. I took off two stars because despite the package arriving seemingly undamaged, the plastic drawer inside the fridge was cracked and Best Buy wanted me to return the entire fridge instead of just sending me a new drawer. I had them give me a 20% refund of the total cost back to my credit card instead after they initially tried to appease me with a $10 gift card in exchange for not leaving a negative review...so here's an average review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fridge for a beginner.

    Posted
    JonQ

    Purchased this fridge about a year ago. It still works great. I only have 2 issues with it, and 1 is a non-issue. First issue (non-issue), although it is a very nice size fridge, I outgrew it. It eventually became too small, and I needed more freezer space as well. It does keep everything cold, but because I keep it set on high the freezer tends to over frost up, which I was told should not be happening. I chipped away almost 1/4 inch of frost around all edges a few days ago, but that was probably at least a month's worth of build up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect second fridge!!!

    Posted
    Ryan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I wanted a refrigerator for the basement, not too big and not too small, one that I can put my insulin in and for drinks downstairs. This is perfect, it has a lot of room for a smaller fridge. I currently have a years supply of insulin and 2 twelve packs in the fridge and an ice tray and ice packs in the freezer. It has great temperature also. I waited for it to be the deal of the day and ordered it. It was at my door 3 days later. The packing was awesome, not a dent or scratch on it. Hopefully I will be using this for many years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great looking fridge

    Posted
    JONC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    At the moment my wife has only had this set up in her work office for a couple weeks, but so far there has been nothing but praise for it. The office could only accommodate a certain size fridge and many people were hoping to use both it’s freezer and refrigerator areas. So far this has been the perfect solution, especially for the price paid. This is the second insignia fridge I’ve purchased (the other was a full size model) but both are holding up well and look great. This fridge came packed very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Save yourself the hassle

    Posted
    lynne
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased this item online as it was not available in local stores. It took 3 tries to get one that wasn’t damaged. The first refrigerator was dented and the compressor was not attached; the second refrigerator had two very large dents. The throes refrigerator was in good condition and works well. But I was on the phone with Best Buy numerous times trying to get this resolved, and returns of an item this big is a hassle. Find one in a store! Sane yourself the headaches!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mini Fridge

    Posted
    Mason
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I received courteous assistance when picking up my order, and assistance to load it into my truck. The mini fridge was packaged well. Installation was easy, I was surprised at how fast the refrigerator and freezer cooled down, especially because I am using it on my back patio, and it was August when I set it up. Great little fridge!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good little beverage fridge

    Posted
    Tinman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought to keep in garage as beverage fridge to keep close while working in garage. Doesn't run loud and so far keeps drinks cold in the door and from bottom to top on shelving. Cons: The onside back panel does had alot of consendation but doesnt worry me and also the bottom drawer self is a little cheap and the glass part that sits on top moves alot, had to rig it up so it didnt move so easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy with purchase so far

    Posted
    LauraPenn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I bought this "mini" fridge as a Christmas gift for my husband's man cave. I wanted something with plenty of room for drinks & snacks. I also wanted one with a freezer, so he can store small pints of ice cream. So far he loves it, but it's only been a few days since it's been in use, so we will see how it holds up down the road. The stainless steel looks nice in the man cave. I may never see him again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fridge!

    Posted
    Josh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Initial impression of the fridge is great. I like the freezer being separate and it cooled down quickly. It’s the right amount of space for its purpose. Had an issue with it being damaged by UPS on delivery, but Best Buy was very good about replacing it! If there is no sound on in the room, you can softly hear the compressor kicking on when it cools, but it’s not loud enough to be bothersome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Fridge - Exactly What I Needed

    Posted
    patricerykah
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I am a first year college student and I received a hand-me-down mini fridge as a gift from my cousin. But I do not have a meal-plan and when I arrived to college, I realized that this fridge was not big enough. I was in a frantic search to find a bigger fridge for an affordable price and of course, Best Buy had the best price for the product I was looking for. I also bought my microwave from Best Buy :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Fridge w/Freezer!

    Posted
    magik01
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Needed a second smaller Refrigerator w/as much Freezer space as I could find. After searching, The Insignia was best given freezer sq.ft. and other considerations. Nice looking, compact, easy access, well lighted, quiet, nicely designed, and at a fair price. Delivered on time, good condition, easy set-up. Very satisfied after 3 months. Highly recommended! SEL

    I would recommend this to a friend