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You’ll be pleased to see that the modern mini-fridge is well beyond the dark days of drab brown boxes crouching in a corner of the office break room. We picked a few standouts to keep up your energy as you study, vacation, or entertain.

Efficient: EdgeStar CRF321SS 3.1 Cu. Ft. Dorm Sized Energy Star Compact Fridge/Freezer

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If you’re not home for meals very often but like to cook when you are, you’ll appreciate the space and freezer this fridge offers. At just under 3 feet tall, it can hang out comfortably in your apartment or dorm room. It defrosts automatically, so you won’t be chipping ice from the sides of your frozen options. The Energy Star rating means it is at least 15 percent more energy-efficient than federal minimums.

Old-school design: Cooluli Classic Black 4 Liter Compact Cooler Warmer Mini Fridge

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This smaller option (which also comes in mint, white, beige, and city blue) is energy-efficient but does not have a freezer. At 4-liter capacity, it’s a good choice for a room or studio you rent as a B&B, or to tuck into the workshop in your garage. It’s also perfect for storing your face masks and jade rollers, if you’re someone who likes to keep a tiny fridge reserved for skincare. When you know exactly where you want a fridge to go, be sure to check which way the door opens (and if it’s adjustable). This one opens to the right.

Chill your vino: Nutrichef 15 Bottle Refrigerator

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A wine cellar doesn’t have to be in your actual cellar. Store your red and white wine at the proper temperature and humidity and enjoy a bottle whenever you like. This quiet fridge holds 15 bottles and can be placed on a floor, table, or countertop.

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