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 about Refrigerators & Freezers
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