The reversible door gives it versatility wherever you place it, while the external bottle-opener is a neat and much-appreciated touch that really takes you back to simpler times. Based on the style alone, it’s probably the best bar fridge you’ll find, even if it’s just as a novelty item, but why bother living if you don’t indulge in such novelty ever now and again? Love this product? Check out our review of the best camping coolers for our top picks.
The DELLA Compact Electric Ice Maker Machine is another compact and portable option that won't disappoint. Due to its small size (14.5 x 9.75 x 12.75 inches) it's perfect for use in a small apartment, dorm room, vacation home, RV, or boat. It makes the first batch of ice in about six minutes and can make up to 26 pounds of ice in 24 hours if you keep up with emptying the ice and adding more water. The storage bin holds up to 1.5 pounds of ice, and the machine will alert you when the bin is full or when you need to add more water. This countertop ice maker also lets you choose one of two different ice sizes. It's available in a variety of different colors, so you can find a model that perfectly matches your kitchen or bar décor.
That’s not all, though. The scratch-resistant surface makes it ideal for surviving 4 years of college, while the automatic defrost saves you hours of chipping away ice when you should be doing anything else. This does come in useful, as it sometimes struggles to maintain a steady temperature. If you’re a little too old for college, it’s also an excellent choice for a small office refrigerator to keep you cool and hydrated – along with the occasional Mad Men midday swig, but don’t tell anyone – all day long. Make sure you also check our guide to the best wine coolers for more great products like this.
The Gourmia Pepsi GMF660 is a cheap mini fridge that’s sure to offer years of use. Also both providing both cooling and warming functionality, it’s this kind of versatility that stops you in your tracks from dismissing it due to its size and price. The fridge is lightweight, which means you don’t have to leave it behind when you move house, and the eco-friendly thermoelectric reliability keeps it running where lesser fridges would fail.