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.
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
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 >
Refreezable ice cubes are small plastic cubes or bags filled with nontoxic distilled water that can be frozen over and over again. They are typically called reusable ice cubes.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 >
The refrigerator defrost cycle is the process that allows the thermometer of the refrigerator to cycle on and off in order to control temperature settings. This process occurs as a wire detector reacts to the changing temperatures as the freezer goes from room temperature down to below freezing.Full Answer >