The cost of using a mini refrigerator will vary by model, but according to tests run by Consumer Reports, some common compact refrigerators cost between $27 and $80 per year to run in 2013. Some mini refrigerators, especially older models, actually cost more to run than newer full-sized refrigerators.Know More
In addition to the model, the cost will vary based on the refrigerator temperature setting, the temperature surrounding the refrigerator, usage habits, such as how often the door is opened and closed, age and condition of the appliance the cost of electricity.
In March of 2013, Consumer Reports rated the Frigidaire FFPH44M4L[M], which costs about $27 per year to operate, as the top-rated compact refrigerator.Learn More
There are numerous mini refrigerators on the market with built-in locks. Some models feature locking freezers as well as specialized locking wine refrigerators. Locking mini refrigerators are designed for home or office use.Full Answer >
The amount of electricity a refrigerator uses depends on the age and model of the appliance. Standard refrigerators between 10 and 20 years old that are 18 cubic feet in size use approximately 70 to 98 kilowatt hours in a 730-hour period. Kilowatt hours are measured units of energy.Full Answer >
To paint a refrigerator, unplug it, clean it, remove the handle and door hardware, and then lightly spray the refrigerator with three to four coats of appliance paint. Cover nearby surfaces with newspaper or tarp, or paint the refrigerator outdoors.Full Answer >
Depending on the size and method, defrosting a refrigerator or freezer can take anywhere from 10 minutes to a day. The most common method is to unplug the refrigerator or freezer, prop the door open and allow the ice to melt on its own. However, this method may take up to a day to defrost the appliance completely.Full Answer >