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Good value item for a small fridge for your own personal use. Very useful and super handy for students or for travelling. Perfect as bedroom fridge to store cool drinks, can also keep things warm.

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      06.10.2013 13:56
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      I am very happy with my mini fridge and would buy the same one again

      WHAT IS IT?

      A mini fridge that is made and sold by Argos.

      WHAT IS IT FOR?

      I think most people would use it for in a room where you will be sitting for a long time and do not want to keep going to the large refrigerator in the kitchen. I use mine inside the conservatory because I work in there and sometimes I want a cold drink or snack and this is big enough for everything like that that I might need.

      THE DESIGN

      This fridge holds 6 litres of food and drinks, today mine is nearly full and I have in there 2 small bottles of water, a can of coke, some small mini cheeses, a tupperware container full of salad and a packet of salami. I will not keep the salami in there for very long because the fridge does not stay very cold and I do not trust it to keep meat safe and fresh, I will eat in when I prepare my salad in the next few minutes but the salami will keep fresh for an hour but not for long term keeping.

      I like the shape of the fridge because it looks like a very small American fridge because it has got a round top and a handle that you have to pull out to open and close the fridge. It is white but there is a little bit of a cream colour in it as well, the handle is silver and I think that looks very nice next to the white.

      Inside the fridge there is a small plastic shelf that you can move up and down or take it out complete if you need more room going upwards like if you want to put a tall jar or bottle into the fridge. The shelf is supported by small plastic ledges inside the fridge that are quite strong so they will hold the weight of the shelf with a few small things on.

      WHAT I THINK

      I think this fridge is very useful and I am very glad I bought it. It runs quite quiet but sometimes it gives a very big hum noise that makes me jump if the room is very quiet and I am concentrating on something else. The fridge plugs into the normal electric but with it there is a cable that will let you plug it into the cigarette lighter while you are in the car, this is very useful. I do not take this one out of the home but another mini fridge I have is put into my car very regular when I have got to make long trips or if I have a busy day with visiting clients.

      This fridge can be turned onto another setting and that will keep what is inside warm, I have not used that but when I started to write last night I turned it onto warm to test it and it does work. It takes quite a long time to warm up but when it gets to the right temperature it stays warm even if you open the doors a few times, it is very much louder when it is turned to warm and that is a disadvantage to me because I could not concentrate on work while it was making such a noise.

      It keeps my drinks cold but like I have said already it does not get so cold as the fridge in my kitchen, I would not keep things like milk in it because I think it would not be cold enough to keep it chilled and safe to drink but juice and water are kept cold so that they still taste nice to drink.

      ANYTHING ELSE

      I bought this fridge from Argos and paid £20 for it, I think that is value because I have had it for over a year and it has not broken and it still works the same as when it was new from the shop. I am very happy with it because it is so easy to clean that all I have to do is wipe it sometimes to remove the dust on the top and finger marks off the shiney handle.

      I think it has been a good purchase that has been very useful for me, it is not plugged in all of the time because it cools so quick that I can just plug it in an hour before I am going to work in the conservatory or if I know that my children will want to play in there so I can keep their drinks and snacks fresh and cool.

      4 Dooyoo Stars.

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      18.09.2012 00:45
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      A very useful little fridge for keeping milk and cold beverages or small items verrry cold!

      Over the last year I have quite dramatically changed the direction of my career and life. Given the current economic climate and lack of job prospects I could see ahead of me, and the fact I have no major responsibilities other than for myself, I decided to quit my day job and apply for a place at University. Keeping costs low, I opted to stay in the Halls of Residence and even managed to get the cheapest possible accommodation for a short time (shared room, good grief). Anyway, my room-mate was a spoilt madam who quickly got herself moved out, and with the extra space I decided to make things more comfortable for myself. Among other small comforts, I bought myself this mini fridge.

      Reason for buying

      I soon recalled how awful it was to share a flat with students, and just how much worse that could be when you are nearly a decade older than everyone else. Among the problems I had with this situation was finding food and more importantly my milk going missing. So the main reason I bought this fridge was so that I could keep my milk in my room, and it appeared there was no rule to stop me from doing so. One less worry for me, because I really hate missing my breakfast cereal!

      Cost

      At the time of buying, this fridge was priced just a little under £40 at Argos, although having run a search recently, I discovered that the price has gone up by at least £5 to £44.99. This seems like a lot to me, for what it is, but then I have to admit I've been more than happy with what I paid given the improvement to my level of comfort and peace of mind!

      I will admit now, I didn't pay with real money, as I rarely do for luxury purchases. I had some vouchers saved up on a consumer panel website, and so I chose to use these to buy my fridge.

      How does it come?

      I went into the store to pick up my fridge. Having imagined it would be bulky and rather heavy, I waited until my boyfriend was visiting so that he could help me get it back to my flat safely, as I take the bus. However, to my surprise, the box was not that big and in fact light enough to carry as an ordinary shopping bag, lighter than my groceries. Appearance wise it is sleek and has a nice wipe-clean surface for easy maintenance.

      Having got it back to the flat, we soon discovered it was faulty, with the power cord not connecting properly, falling out and being possibly dangerous. However, I got an exchange with no trouble within a couple of weeks and the replacement was fine.
      Inside the box was a small fridge, the power cord for plugging into the wall and also a car charger (so far I haven't needed this as I do not drive). The fridge comes with a removable shelf, stuck in with masking tape. I removed this shelf and if I'm honest, have not successfully been able to use it because it just buckles under weight. I also don't usually need it as I use the fridge primarily for a 2 pint bottle of milk.

      The fridge has a warming function which I don't use, and the on/off settings I have to be honest I don't fully understand. My pack had no instruction information to my recollection, although given the need for a swap it is possible this simply got overlooked on the replacement. To be fair it is not that hard to use and can be worked out without help.

      Size matters

      The walls of the fridge are quite thick, so the external measurements (34cm tall, and 21x25cm) are misleading for what can be stored in it and only tells you where you can store the whole fridge. The whole fridge is small but has a rounded roof I suppose to stop us using it to put things on! The fridge gets warm when on so store it somewhere that allows good ventilation around it.

      As I say, I use this fridge for a 2 pint bottle of milk and this fits fine, albeit with little space left. You can pile in 8 standard cans of cola although I don't think this leaves enough ventilation room.
      I have tried cramming too much in for short periods of time and the main thing is make sure that the door will click shut and the ventilation is not blocked. Otherwise it seems to be fine. You can't fit a lot in but it does nicely for cooling drinks and maybe a small lunch pack.

      What's that buzzing noise?

      I was warned that a mini fridge would probably be very noisy and not a good thing to keep in the bedroom as it could disturb your sleep. There is undoubtedly a low buzzing noise that is quite audible in the room and would probably disturb some people. However as it is relatively low-pitched I simply got used to it in the background. Sometimes I'm aware of it and others have noticed it, but I've never had trouble sleeping because of it. If you are sensitive to noise however, I would not recommend keeping this little fridge in your bedroom or any place you need absolute silence for concentration.

      The cold hard facts

      I had read from several reviews before buying that this fridge temperature is dependant on the room temperature and stores food at X degrees below that (like a cucumber I guess!). However I would confidently say this has not been the case for me at all. It does get very cold and if too full, ice might form at the back, which must be cleared, however it keeps everything at about the same temperature irrespective of how warm or cold the room was for me. In fact, I've noticed that this mini fridge is actually quite a bit colder than any main fridge I have used. I find that my milk keeps a few days longer than it would in a standard fridge and I now take for granted that lovely refreshingly cold can of cola that I simply cannot achieve with a normal fridge. Oh how it has spoilt me!

      Blowing hot and cold

      One day I had a little shock. Having brought this fridge back to my parent's place for the summer I set it up and switched it on. I'm certain I had the right setting but I will never know if not. I was reading in my room when the low buzzing I'm so used to suddenly stopped. This I noticed immediately. I went to the fridge and switched it off. I then opened it and realised the cans in it (fortunately no milk at this point) were very warm, in fact a little hot. I may have accidentally switched the button to the warm setting and I can only hope this was what happened and it won't happen again. From this the main thing is to make sure absolutely that you have switched on the fridge to the correct settings.

      Worth it?

      For me this was definitely a very good buy. I realise that if I only wanted it to stop my milk being stolen then financially this would be silly. However, it has also been useful for keeping things longer, having the perfect cold drink in the summer and I even took it with me on holiday (it fitted in a large suitcase nicely and was not too heavy) and this saved me paying £200 for my essential breakfast. Using only around the same amount of power as a laptop to run, it is pretty energy efficient and cheap to run. So in all it has been a very good purchase that I do not regret one bit.

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        09.11.2011 13:15
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        Easy and works

        One of the first devices I bought when I moved into my flat was a mini Fridge from Argos. Two years down the line it is still going strong and has become a permanent part of my fixtures and fittings. I decided to get a mini fridge for my bedroom as I spend a lot of time in there, am lazy and often wake up on a night choking for a cool drink....especially after a night out. Also my main fridge tends to get full so its handy having one of these for my cool drinks.

        This cost me around £25 if I remember rightly and comes in the white design shown here. It certainly feels much more solid and more compact than previous devices I have used and it feels expensive, worthy. Its well formed and I have dropped it once or twice and it has survived.

        The size of the fridge is as mentioned 6l which is slightly bigger than normal but being a "mini" fridge, don't expect too much. There is a removable shelf inside, it works better without it but its handy if you have some drinks you want to cool and maybe food or chocolate etc. Saves it looking messy. It plugs into the mains and based on my energy detection meter I got for my electricity supplier it uses very little electricity. .

        How does it chill? The answer is very well indeed. It hardly takes any time to get going and once it does start chilling its very fast working. The size helps a lot as the cold air starts to circulate straight away and your drinks start to get cooler by the second. In it you can fit around 6 cans of pop with maybe a seventh if you push it and obviously less on taller cans. I use it for small cartons of orange and small bottles of water. Whatever the use it cools really well and I am very impressed by it. Within an hour the cans are ice cold!

        There is also a little feature which I would use at work which is a warm setting. This is intended to keep thinks like hot drinks and soups warm which I have used twice but would use more often at work. I used it once to keep a cuppa soup warm, and it worked brilliantly, and once to keep a tea warm after being interrupted both times. It takes next to no time to warm up and keeps the liquid warm to a good level. I was very surprised although this will only work in the short term. No where near as effective as those thermal cups etc but nevertheless it works and can save you the trouble of remaking tea and soups. It doesn't really re-heat but rather maintains temperature so you cant exactly warm things up in it. Still, it's a nice feature.

        All in all I am extremely satisfied with the performance of this device and it has proved itself to more than meet my needs time after time. I would urge anyone after a mini fridge to go ahead and purchase this as its reliable, keeps drinks refreshed to a high level and as proved in my case, long lasting!

        Also on ciao

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        29.08.2011 20:22
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        Average all round, would recommend

        This mini-fridge was a gift from a friend, he knew I wanted to be lazy and get a fridge to store a few beers in for the living room. After a bit of cheeky after-gift research I found out it cost just over £30 from Argos, this was around 1 year ago.

        CAPACITY, It is a mini fridge, that's for sure. You can fit a couple of full size beer cans and up to 4 small drinks cans in it which for me isn't too much of a problem as I just re-fill from the main fridge...kind of removes the point of having it but I still like it. If i were buying it myself I would appreciate some info on how many cans you can fit into it on the website or in the catalogue.

        DESIGN, Upon research I have found you can get this fridge in either white or blue, nice to have the choice. Within this section comes my main complaint...the handle, it is very fragile and feels weak from the start, you cannot be heavy handed with this fridge. In fact my other main complaint is here too, the hum that comes from the fridge is a little loud although I only discovered it after having read reviews of it on here and investigating, the TV is always on when i'm near it, but it is louder than i'd want in a bedroom for example.

        FUNCTIONALITY, I find it a good feature that it has both a mains plug and an adaptor for the cigarette lighter in the car, I find this very useful when I want a cold drink whilst camping. It doesn't go quite as cold as a full size fridge so I wouldn't recommend it for meat or dairy but it's ideal for cans and bottles of drink. I have had no problems with reliability as far as the technical side of the fridge are concerned.

        IN SUMMARY, I think it is about right, if not a little high, price wise for the size. So far it has been reliable and is handy for at home and whilst travelling. I think this is a good mini fridge with a few problems that depends on the person weather it will effect a purchase decision.

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          03.08.2011 14:48
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          An effective reliable fridge, which is just a little too small

          I received the Argos 6 litre mini-fridge as a going away present for university and it's been an essential part of my life for the past year. I use it exclusively for cans of beer and occasionally the odd mixer for spirits. We share one fridge in my halls of residence between 10 of us, which is just about enough to keep all our food in if we share a shelf, but when people start stocking up with alcohol for nights out then the fridge becomes packed with all kinds of alcohol so that you can't access any of your food. I've never caused this problem however, since I was clever to purchase (by which I mean have purchased for me) a mini fridge so I'm always stocked up on alcohol without creating fridge arguments or having people steal it.

          6 litres does sound like a lot, at least it did to me, but it's not as big as it sounds. If I buy a 12 pack of Fosters I can just about cram them all in, but it is really only good for small items. I keep all my food and milk etc in the big fridge because there is simply not enough room in the mini fridge, it really is just suitable for snacks and drinks.

          It keeps my drinks perfectly cool, and I have not had any problems with drinks being warm but you do have to wait quite a while for your drink to be optimum temperature. You can adjust the temperature - it cools 20 - 25 degrees Celsius below room temperature. It also contains a warming function, so you can keep items of food or hot drinks warm - it goes up to 60 degrees Celsius. I have never used this function, as I've not really had any need but you may feel differently. To power the fridge you simply need to plug it into a mains socket and wait for it to get cold.

          The fridge is white plastic with a flat base and curved top with a white handle which you pull to open. The door works okay, but sometimes I find it does not close properly unless you give it a good push. However I'm not sure if this is a problem with the model in general or just my one in particular. It's quite a lightweight fridge - about 40 cm by 20 cm - so it does not take up too much room and is easy to carry around.

          It costs £39.99 on the Argos website which seems like a good price to me for a fridge which will definitely keep your items cold (or warm if you want) and is a really useful accessory to have around the house.

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            06.06.2011 14:08
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            Good for the price!

            I was looking for a mini fridge when I lived with my family because I wanted my own personal fridge. I thought, I might as wel go to Argos as its cheap and I wasnt fussy about getting a bargain or something uber amazing because i knew it wouldnt be long before I moved out.

            The box was an ok size to fit in the car when I first bought it. So I didnt have to have it delivered.

            Living in a house with a few people you will notice the fridge can get crowded and someone may eat your food and snacks or drink your drinks. So I bought this for my bedroom so I could seperate 'some' of my things from the main fridge in the house. This is perfect for that sort of thing because I tend to drink a lot of cans of Dr Pepper.

            This fridge is a very reasonable price, around £25 - £30. I can be slightly noisy which is annoying when your trying to get to sleep. If your like me a very light sleeper. But it soes the job perfectly and I dont have to go all the way down stairs for a drink or a lovely snack.

            The size is ok, obviously its a 'mini' fridge so you cant expect it to be huge but if does the job. If fits quite a lot in this, if your good at compacting things. I think the size is great for the price, if you want something bigger, obviously you must spend more.

            This fridge is very useful to me and I would recommend it to anyone who is maybe in the same situation as me, or just wants there own privacy.

            Its easy to clean not that you have to very often as it only gets dirty from the odd spilage. Also it keeps your stuff very cold which is amazing.

            This recetly has become very helpful because in this Summery hot heat, my boyfriend took it to work and uses it there to keep his drinks cold because he works outside in the heat all day.

            Very worth it!!

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              05.06.2011 19:43
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              A handly little fridge that will keep your cans and snacks nice and cool

              Priced at £30 over a year ago from Argos, this little fridge seemed like a good deal.
              I had some Argos vouchers to use up and nothing in mind that I needed to buy. This mini fridge seemed to have caught my eye and I thought I would try it out. A quick look on the Argos website tells me its now on offer at £26.66. Bit of an odd price but cheaper than £30.

              The fridge itself is quite small.. which is what you'd expect.. it's ideal to keep your drinks cool and can fit in a few cans easily.. but at 6litres don't expect to be able to cram in loads of stuff.

              The fridge can come in white or blue (I got white) and it can run on mains or the cigerette lighter in the car. It also has an adjustable shelf which you can remove to get more height in the fridge. The fridge would not be as cold as a main fridge but it still works well and keeps cans at a nice cool temperature.

              Strangely, the fridge also has the ability to heat the contents in the fridge. I'm not sure how good this feature is as it's something I never experimented with as I did not need to warm anything up in there.

              I'd give the fridge 4/5 stars as although it does the job it was intended for I did find the fridges door handle quite fragile. Also the fridge does make a humming noise and although it's not too bad.. and you can put up with it, it is noticable and a louder noise than the main fridges.

              Apart from that the fridge never broke or stopped working the entire time I used it, so it was fit for purpose. I ended up giving it to a friend who wanted it, but she's also never had any problems with it and is happy with it. The fridge would be ideal for those interested in camping or taking it on roadtrips, it can also be kept in your office/room. Being so small and handy it can pretty much fit anywhere. So overall i'd say it's a handly little fridge that will keep your cans and snacks nice and cool and the price isn't bad either.

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                04.06.2011 22:12
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                A great little fridge that I think is worth the money

                Before finding my vocation in life I spent a few years as a sales rep travelling the country. Not having a base and spending most days on the home I had to buy my lunch out or have a sweaty sandwich sat in the car all day with me. I would spend a fortune on buying cold drinks on the go and fresh lunches. I first bought a cool box which was fine and kept my food edible but drinks still didn't seem that cool after a long day in the car. In order to be able to save money on buying cold drinks, I decided to buy a small travel fridge.

                I shopped around and eventually settled on this 6 Litre one from Argos.

                *Price and availability*

                The fridge is available online or from the store. I paid around £30.00 for it a few years ago and on checking Argos online it is currently on sale for £26.99! I think this is a really good price. Although I have left my job now and the fridge is only used occasionally on road trips, it is still going strong!

                *Description*

                The fridge is white with the door opening outwards on the front with a little plastic handle. There is no carrying handle but there is a little inset in the back for you to wrap your fingers under which makes transportation easy. The fridge is fairly light and it is not a struggle to carry it; it weighs 3.4 kg. The dimensions of the product are: 34.1cm x 21 cm x 25 cm.

                I was quite surprised when I opened it as I thought that internally it was going to be bigger than what it is. It appears that the majority of the fridge is casing. However the description does state that it has a 6 litre capacity and this is what it has. (This works out at about 8 coke cans) There is a removable shelf inside so you can use it to store taller items such as a 4 pint carton of milk.

                The fridge has a switch on the back which turns the fridge from cool, warm and off. At the back, there is also the fan and the outlets for the power supply.

                *Specification*

                The fridge will reach maximum temperature within an hour. From past experience this is really accurate and it does get cold quickly. The maximum cold temperature is 20 -25 degrees below ambient temperature. Therefore if you were in a car that was about 20 c then the fridge would be chilling items to 0 c to - 5 c.

                The fridge also has a warm function which will keep things warm up to a temperature of 55 c. I've not used this function but I guess you could use it to keep warm meals warm when on the road.
                The fridge comes with two leads. An AC one and a DC one and you need to select on the back of the fridge which one you are using. The AC lead comes with a plug so you can plug it into a regular 220V/240V power socket in your home. The Dc is so that you can plug it into an AC230V/Car DC12V power supply (The cigarette lighter.)

                *Overall*

                I've never had a problem with the fridge. I've found it robust and sturdy and easy to use. It fitted on my back seat perfectly and I was able to have food and drink that felt and tasted like it was from any regular sized fridge.

                For my usage I found the size more than adequate. It is a shame that there is so much casing on it and less space inside but I guess that is how fridges need to be! The lead is long enough so I could have the fridge plugged into the cigarette lighter and sat comfortably on the back seat.

                The fridge is easy to clean as it is a quick case of wiping it out. The shelf comes out with assists being able to clean the inside and you can soak the shelf if needed.

                If you are looking for a mini fridge with this sort f capacity then I would fully recommend this one!
                Top marks from me. Well done Argos.

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                22.03.2011 18:36
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                great for students

                I've been at univeristy for 2 years now and I think that after my laptop this mini fridge is the prized possession in my room.

                It great for keeping can of beer or red bull in and also for small snacks. And it's great to be able to get what you need without having the leave your seat, great for those late night revision sessions.

                The capacity isn't massive, you will be able to get about 8 cans in with enough space for a small snack, but I don't think you really need a massive space, as you can will it up from the main fridge when needed. But it's got enough space that you won't be restocking all the time. Of course that depends how much you drink.

                This isn't good for your main fridge, as you just won't have enough room, and they are mini fridge out there that are a lot bigger and could work as a main fridge for 1 person, especially a student who buys most of there food in cans anyway.

                The sound it quite quite and you can keep it in your bedroom with it keeping you up at night, so in terms of that it is very good.

                The fridge has a shelf in the middle which can be removed, which is useful if you've got a larger item you need to fit in, and the shelf can easily be placed back in allowing for more storage.

                From my experience so far the temperature is just like any normal sized fridge and haven't had any problems with frosting or it getting to hot, and am able to leave it running constantly.

                The size of the fridge isn't too large, and doesn't end up taking over all the space in the room, and I fit it comfortably under my desk out of the way.

                Over this is a good product and perfect for a student

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                Argos Mini Fridge

                Just taking a look at this mini fridge, it reminds me of my first years as a student, where I had a fridge so small you could barely fit a milk carton and a pack of eggs into it... Now, I am lucky to own a much larger fridge at home, but I still ended up falling a little bit in love with this mini fridge from Argos, using it frequently for when going camping, or as a nice little gadget next to me at work, perfect for storing bottles of water, bowls of fruit and so on...

                This fridge has a capacity of six liters, in other words, it`s small as can be, but it works well and keeps all types of food very cold and well stored, actually I was pleasantly surprised to see just how cold the food gets, it`s great! Naturally, this isn`t a fridge to use for your everyday use, but for teenagers wanting a little fridge or for your camping trip, this is a great and budget friendly addition! I also found the exterior and interior of the fridge very easy and quick to clean, and all though the door is not a magnetic surface, something I noticed trying to put up some of my favourite magnets, I still think this is a very good purchase, a good quality fridge for a low cost! I paid 25 pounds for this fridge, a very fair price, and with the biggest disadvantage being that it does create quite a high level of noise, I would say this to be a great buy and a very good mini fridge!

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                For a little chiller, or warmer that is both portable and practical, then this is the item for you!

                I thought I'd try something a bit different for this review, and see how it goes down!


                I'm one of these sticklers who likes something to be just right... for example, coffee needs to be nice and hot, but a can of cola or something stronger (!) needs to be ice cold. I cannot bear a drink that is supposed to be cold being tepid, or even warm. It totally spoils it for me! Taking into account this fact, and also that my fridge is full to bursting with all sorts of assorted foodstuffs, investing in one of these little fridges seemed like a very intelligent option. For the most part, I am not disappointed with my purchase, but we'll have a look at the specs and weigh up the pros and cons.

                According to Argos, the well known retailer from which I purchased this mini fridge, the specification is as follows:

                *6 litre*
                Now this may sound like a lot, but do not be deceived. If you could physically fill the fridge with liquid alone, then I'm sure you'd manage to pack 6 litres in. But you are not going to get six 1 litre cartons of milk in this fridge! The same applies for canned items. At a push, I could squeeze in six 500ml cans, or eight 300ml cans. I personally would not want to go any smaller in size than this fridge, although I'm sure this size will still leave people wanting just that little bit extra room, especially considering the curvature of the fridge's design means it can often be awkward and time-consuming to squeeze items in - trust me, I've done it many a time!

                *White*
                Yes, it's white, there's no denying that! It's a fairly reflective white, but it still rather cheap and plastic-like in appearance. The silver handle is a nice touch, but is somewhat flimsy, and I often found I needed to give the door a good push to ensure it was fully closed.

                *Size (H)34.5, (W)21, (D)25cm*
                The overall size of the fridge is marvellous - nice and petite, but you may be shocked at just how comparatively little storage space there is inside. A lot of the fridge body itself is taken up with thick plastic and the cooling gizmos at the back. This does not mean this is an excessively heavy item though, and is ideal for taking away with you in a caravan etc.

                *Thermoelectric cooler and warmer*
                Cools to 20-25 degrees C below ambient temperature.
                Heats up to 60+/-5 degrees C.

                You will find that this fridge can get very nicely cold, and will keep cold items that way - nicely chilled! What you will find however is that it is not a fantastic 'chiller' per say. If you put something at room temperature into this fridge, you will have to wait a while until it cools down. For that reason I'd describe this fridge more as a temperature maintainer rather than a temperature reducer. Surprisingly, or perhaps not considering the British climate (!) ice will sometimes form on the inside of the fridge! This has never had an impact on any foodstuffs that I have occasionally stored in the fridge, nor has it ever caused any liquids to freeze. As for the warming function, I'll be honest - I've never used it. I've never been keen on the idea of keeping food at a middling temperature after years of having food safety drilled into me. I suppose it could be used to keep pastries, pies, pasties or the like at a nice temperature, but I just don't think I'd find any use for that sort of functionality. Maybe you do!

                *AC230V/Car DC12V power supply*
                With the option of using AC or DC current, there is even the potential to use this little fridge in the car using the cigarette lighter! If you were camping for example, this would be ideal to leave in the car to keep your milk cold etc. Whether it would ruin your car battery is another matter!


                All in all I still continue to be very impressed with this little fridge. It doesn't have as much storage space as you might like, and it is not so good at causing items to get cold as opposed to maintaining coldness, but for what it's worth (and that's around £30 at Argos) it is a reasonable buy for a very reasonable product!

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                  08.09.2010 21:00
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                  Going cheap at Argos, worth it

                  We needed a small fridge in our work area recently and ... well, we didn't really need it so much as we were far too lazy to go the kitchen and get milk for our tea, so one day I decided to go out and buy it as a sort of gift to my colleagues (and myself).

                  The Argos 6 Litre Mini Fridge is, as you would expect, very compact, very small and can be tucked away easily. It's pretty silent, although when it cools down it tends to make a fair bit of noise which does distract sometimes. This one is white, and looks pretty basic, not exactly a visual treat, but (and I may be wrong here) it might come in a variety of colours. I never checked it out, having picked out the white one quickly.

                  It doesn't have a huge capacity. In fact, it has a pretty small storage area. We can normally keep a few things in there, such a pint of milk, a can or two of drink and maybe some chocolate bars or something. It's a bit tight, admittedly, but we can cram things in there if we try. As for its refrigerating abilities, it does a stand-up job, keeping everything pretty chilly all day. It doesn't consume much power either, which is always a bonus.

                  All in all, it's a pretty handy little appliance if your kitchen is just too far away for convenience.

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                  Overall cheap and of a decent quality

                  When looking for a fridge to keep water cold in my bedroom I came across this one from Argos. With it having a capacity of 6 litre I knew that this would be suitable enough for what I needed it for. It s also very compact aswell so I didn't expect it to take up that much space in my room.

                  Price

                  The price for this is £25 which I think is pretty reasonable. If you are constantly going to use it then I don't think that spending £25 on a fridge is to bad at all.

                  Description

                  This fridge doesn't look to desirable but it is just very basic and focuses on being a fridge rather than a fashion statement. Inside it has a few shelves which you can remove if you want to which makes it easier to fit bigger bottles in. The fridge also works good and if you put something in it in about 45minutes that will be ice cold which is pretty good going for a fridge that only costs you £25. This fridge also doesn't really need any maintenance and when you do give it a clean it will take you a matter of a few minutes as it is just one big block.

                  Problems

                  Sometimes this fridge lets out a bit of an irritating noise which can become annoying after a while. Whilst you have stuff in the fridge I do not see a way to combat it but the reason for this could be down to the fridge being quite cheap therefore they can't do everything for the price.

                  Overall

                  If you don't mind a bit of noise and are wanting a cheap fridge to put things in then I would definatley recommend this one to people. It is very conveniant to just have it in your room and will save you travelling to the kitchen all of the time. Beware though this isn't the easiest on electricity bills so I would take that into consideration when thinking about purchasing it. As i said for what it does I don't think you can look past this because for the price it really does do everything that you need it to do.

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                    22.07.2010 20:33
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                    Highly recommended

                    I convinced my mum and dad to buy me this mini fridge a few weeks back, having had it for a few months, though I loved the idea of having a constant supply of food close to hand, I reluctantly donated the fridge to my nan. The idea was so that she could always have a source of chilled food and drinks close to hand, in having some difficulties walking about.

                    Initially, I was pleasantly surprised at the size in general, as I'd read reviews that criticised its smallness, but it is described as only 6 litres inside, and it is a mini-fridge - I think some people expect way too much.

                    The fridge was great at chilling foodstuffs and drinks and even came with an additional removable shelf, meaning it could be taken out to fit large items e.g. bottles etc. It was ideal for my Nan, as it was not only compact but lightweight, allowing her to move it should she want to without having to struggle.

                    You can be assured that the cold-air is sealed in, as proven when actually trying to open the thing! The fridge is really ideal for camping, when you're on the move or in a caravan, as the package includes power leads that allow you to connect to either mains or into a car lighter socket. However, my dad had complained many times about the fact that it practically 'drained' his car battery running at around 3.2 amps.

                    Also contrary to some critical reviews regarding unbearable noise, for someone practically lives to sleep, my Nan absolutely loves the latest addition to her bedroom, and says it only gives out a gentle hum, thus not disturbing her precious kips.

                    We could fit a number of cans, cheese, milk, yoghurt, sandwiches and a number of other smallish items into it. It offers the option to reverse the temperature setting, and heat your food/drinks - yes you heard correctly, I must say I was a little confused and maybe a little disgusted as to what kind of person would want to warm up their milk, but hey - whatever floats your boat, right?

                    So all in all, a great item at a bargain price that I myself missed so much that I've since bought another for my room, and would recommend to anyone, thanks for reading!

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                      The Perfect Mini Fridge For My Room!

                      I've got this mini fridge in a wicked bright blue colour, I could have had white or silver but it's for keeping in my bedroom and the blue deffo goes best with how the room looks. It's not weird keeping a fridge in my bedroom, I've got a massive room though and have turned it into a kind of bedsit..... only cleaner and without deffing the family out! It's good to have space of my own though and when I got a kettle for my room I thought I'd treat myself to this too because it was on special offer for £25.00 instead of about 40 quid.

                      It's quite bulky but there isn't all that much room inside because a lot of the space is taken up by the fan. Argos say in their description that it will hold 8 cans..... I'm sooooo not into cans so don't know about that but know it will deffo hold a 2 pinter of milk, a couple of cans of pop, choccie bars and any munchies I buy in Tesco that I want to hide from my sister!

                      It's made so that you can take it camping and I reckon it would be ok but you wouldn't be buying shedloads of food to keep in it, I suppose if you was buying food every day it would be ok but no way are you getting a weekends worth of food and milk in it. My mum borrowed the fridge to take on a girly weekend to a spa and said it was no good for wine because it's not quite tall enough so you have to put it in diagonal..... they was on a detox weekend and she showed me a photo on her phone of the wine bottle with pies and choccie bars wedged round it!!!

                      For the bits I put in it the fridge is wicked, it gets cold enough to keep everything fresh but I've never had any ice on it. Sometimes the fridge gets a bit loud but it's only a humming and you don't notice after a few minutes and when you remember to check it's gone back to normal.

                      This sounds weird but this fridge will also heat up and I bet you think I'm going to say I've never used that part of it...... but I have!!! Me and my mate did a car boot about a month ago and before we went I made some bacon and sausage sandwiches and kept them warm in the fridge! How MAD does that sound??? It worked good, the fridge took ages to warm up in the first place but it kept the food nice and didn't make the bread go hard or stale tasting or anything like that.

                      The handle feels a bit loose and I actually took the first one of these back because it was MADLY loose on this one. You've got to kind of get the knack right and be gentle with it because I reckon a hard tug would bust the handle, not off probably because the fridge is better quality than that but it would make the fridge look naff if nothing else!

                      I think this is a brill mini fridge, it's perfect for me and I like that it comes with a normal plug and also a lead to plug into the fag lighter in the car. That's how I managed to keep our butties warm so I was glad that come with it. It's easy to clean because the inside is made of pure plastic so you can just wipe it over. I don't keep the fridge stocked up and plugged in ALL the time, over an average week it's probably on for 3 full days and nights and there's no problems with it over heating or anything like that.

                      Recommended!!!!

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                      Thermoelectric cooler and warmer / Cools to 20-25 degrees C below ambient temperature / 6 litre capacity / White body /