Mini fridges are dorm room and office cubicle staples, and whether the turning of the New Year returns your loved ones to their campus or corporate, the gift of one can completely change how a person lives or plays. Models are available with a variety of features, including crispers, movable shelves, freezers, and automatic lights. Whether dad's favorite room in the house just needs a device to keep drinks cool, or your college-bound child needs a compact fridge that can do everything a regular sized refrigerator does, browse the selection of options on eBay and bring home a Christmas surprise.

If you're not familiar with nugget ice, it's a soft and chewable type of ice that's best used for blended drinks like smoothies and frozen margaritas (if you're looking for an easy margarita recipe, try one of these margarita mixes). Nugget ice is also great for blended cocktails as it will keep your mixture cooler for a longer period of time and won't dilute the flavors.


For a top-rated nugget ice maker that has plenty of convenient features, we recommend the FirstBuild Opal Nugget Ice Maker. It produces 1 pound of ice nuggets per hour, and the bin can hold up to 3 pounds. The clear bin lets you see how much ice you have available and it’s easy to pull forward when scooping ice (ice scoop included). The bin is also insulated to keep the ice cold, but as it inevitably melts the ice maker will sense the lower level of ice and automatically make more.
Surprisingly, the Cooluli Infinity 10-liter Compact Cooler/Warmer Mini Fridge is packed with many additional features. Suitable for an office or bedroom setting, this unit measures about 9.4 inches wide by 11.4 inches deep by 13.4 inches high. It also weighs about 7.9 pounds making it one of the lightest mini-refrigerators out there. A standout feature it possesses is the ability to switch internal temperature quite easily. With just the flip of a switch, this cooler becomes a warmer instantly. It also serves as a space to store quite a number of things.
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