Emerson Compact Refrigerator
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- Emerson Compact Refrigerator/Freezer
- Perfect for Rec Rooms, Dorm Rooms, Offices
- 3.1 cu. ft; Made of Plastic
- Features Adjustable Thermostat; 1 Drawer
- Holds Up to 5 Cans, Holds Up to 2 Bottles
- Double Panel Door, Built-In Light, Integrated Handle, Free Standing Unit Can Be Set Up in Any Room
- Top Freezer; Air Tight Seal
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Top Customer Reviews
First the positive aspects of the fridge. Emerson has accomplished what many could not successfully do with other brand models, in that you have a fully functional TRUE freezer space inside a compact fridge. It's amazingly large and can actually fit regular tubs of half gallon ice cream. (The horizontal cartons anyway. Vertical cartons can be laid down on their sides) It can keep things in a solid block of ice if needed, and due to the low volume space of the freezer, it acts as a better ice cube maker.
The fridge has a TRUE FLAT back. No wires are exposed, you can literally sit it against the wall. The trick is that Emerson ran the cooling coil around the fridge, so that the heat sink is actually on its sides and bottom. They then covered it with thin plastic on all sides. The fridge is warm to the touch, but never hot because of this.
With positives come negatives of course. The fridge itself would be comparable to 3.9cu Ft models, but because of the enclosed freezer door, it is cut down to total 3.1cu Ft. (2.2cu Ft for space, 0.9 for freezer)
The fridge is HEAVY. It's 57.5lbs is not entirely accurate. Although I don't have an exact measurement, it definitely is a lot heavier than similar compact fridge models. Typically other models would be around 45lbs.
The refrigerator space is surprisingly weak compared to the very powerful freezer space. I'm assuming the motor that it uses is the same one on other fridges, so they implemented more research onto keeping the freezer cold, but not the fridge as cold.Read more ›
I had a terribly long review planned but changed my mind. Heres the deal, I've owned a few dorm sized fridges since I was a teenager and this is the best I've had so far. Like many of the positive reviews, I agree that the freezer is the best aspect of this product. It functions just as well as any regular sized freezer.
As far as any issues with the fridge portion not getting your beverages ice cold, you have to remember what conventional wisdom about how the "cold zones" in a refigerator works (The farther away from the cold air source, the warmer the air is- thats why the fruits and veggies go in the bottom storage compartments while beverages and dairy items should be closer to the top, and so on). Its no different for mini fridges, and no different for this one.
If you want your 20oz bottles or 12oz cans of drink really cold, put them on the top rack right next to the cooling element instead of the storage rack on the door (which is not the best place to put milk in a regular fridge either). Cheeses, yogurts and other dairy items might go bad before the expiration date if you put them in the bottom drawer (like I did when I first bought this fridge), try putting them at the middle level (under the wire rack). I have had no issues with lunch meats going bad too soon when putting them in the bottom drawer, so don't worry about that.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This refrigerator looks nice and works fine at first. I had the same experience as many others, though, where it worked for 9 months and then stopped cooling. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Claire Burns
I purchased 6 Emerson compact refrigerators for students, they were 2 door from Target and had a plastic top. ALL OF THEM DIED. Read morePublished 9 months ago by jd
In retrospect, I wish I had not bought it. I was moving into a small guest house and was worried I would not have room for a regular-sized fridge. Read morePublished 12 months ago by ricardo_guerrero
I need a replacement door seal, but cant find one listed by the model number any suggestions?Published 13 months ago by janet bon
Words of advice: 1) You will get a better deal on any compact refrigerator at your local-everything store. (I paid $40.00 less than this price. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Elizabeth R.
Nice little fridge for storing drinks and some food. Makes a light humming noise and eventually get used it the same way you would get used to the train coming by if you lived near... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Chase
Worked for 9 months. Unplugged for the summer in a temp controlled house. When plugged back in...... no go. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Ross the (now) enlightened