Outdoor Compact Fridges – Wonderful for Entertaining!
Buying an outdoor refrigerator can be a very sizable investment, and there are quite a lot of them to choose from, so a little research before you make your purchase can save you a lot of time, headaches and money later on.
Outdoor Compact Refrigerator Features
One of the first things to look for in a good quality fridge that’s going to last you well is that the back must be sealed, especially if the location of your fridge is going to be a bit exposed to the elements. A sealed back means that the working components are well protected even during the harshest of weather.
The exterior finish of the fridge is the next most significant factor in the durability of an outdoor fridge and, as we all know, stainless steel is the best finish to resist wear and tear. Stainless steel does come with a higher price tag, but it’s worth it to spend the extra dollars in the beginning to get an appliance that will last you for many years.
When it comes to price, expect to pay upwards of $1000 for a good stainless steel outdoor refrigerator with a sealed back. One thousand dollars will get you a nice traightforward 4.5 cu ft to 4.8 cu ft fridge with automatic defrost that will fit neatly under the counter in your outdoor living space, or stand alone.
If you really want to splurge in your outdoor living space, $3000 will get you a fabulous two drawer stainless steel fridge with all the bells and whistles like audible and visual alarms that let you know if a drawer has been left open or if the power has gone off. These fridges with drawers hold the same amount as a regular under counter fridge, but you only have to open one drawer to get something out rather than exposing all the contents of the fridge to warm air when opening a door. The drawers are deep – deep enough to accommodate most wine bottles in a vertical position, and the drawers fully extend, so there’s no struggling and re-arranging in order to get at something that’s stored at the back.
Remember to bear in mind that if you wish to have a fully built-in fridge in your outdoor living space, that you must get one that has been designed specifically for that purpose – a stand alone fridge will not work properly in a built-in location as the compressor must have an inch or so of “breathing” space on either side of the unit for efficient function. So before you settle on the fridge you’re going to buy, it might be a good idea to get the design of your outdoor living space settled first.
Now you are better equipped to purchase the best fridge for your outdoor area, one that will provide you with many years of efficient service.
Top 10 Outdoor Compact Refrigerators
Blaze Blz-Ssrf-50D Outdoor Rated Stainless 24 In. RefrigeratorBull Outdoor Products 11001 Stainless Steel Front Panel RefrigeratorDanby DAR044A6BSLDBO 4.4 cu.ft. Outdoor Rated Compact All RefrigeratorCoyote 21-inch Right Hinge Outdoor Stainless Steel Compact RefrigeratorBull 24-inch 5.6 Cu. Ft. Premium Outdoor Rated Compact Refrigerator4.5 Cu. Ft. Mini Refrigerator in Stainless Steel Great for an Outdoor Island4.6 Cu. Ft. Capacity Frost-Free Outdoor Compact Refrigerator with LockVinotemp 5.12 Cu. Ft. Outdoor RefrigeratorBlaze 4.1 Cu. Ft. Outdoor Stainless Steel Compact Refrigerator