A Portable Mini Fridge has become an essential appliance for many people. If you are looking for a convenient portable solution for keeping your food and beverages cold ( or warm ), a portable mini fridge is just what you need. The reason they are portable is that they will work in the car as well as indoors. If your indoor space is at a premium such as in your office or RV a mini fridge is a smart choice.


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Thankfully we no longer have to rely solely on coolers that require ice in them to keep food or drinks cold. The days are long gone when you had to remember stop and buy ice to put into your picnic cooler, before you left home. One can now use a portable mini fridge. They are more convenient than a conventional picnic cooler, you don’t have to worry about melting ice and best of all you can buy one that will work in the car.


A Portable Mini Fridge can be a Cooler or a Warmer!

The other handy thing about these is that  most 12 Volt car fridges can also double as warmers because they use thermoelectric technology. One thing to bear in mind with a portable mini fridge is that they generally cool from 30 to 40 degrees less than the ambient temperature, that is the temperature around the appliance. It is always best to check this before purchasing, especially if the fridge is to be used in extremely hot weather.

Thousands of people are discovering the benefits of using these great little appliances. They are convenient, efficient and extremely versatile. Because they can be used in a car, RV or boat (as well as in a home or office) one needs to remember that a portable mini fridge will  run your car battery down if left plugged in while the car is switched off. Depending on the unit in question and the strength of the battery this can occur over a period of just a few hours, so it is important to take the precaution of keeping your car battery charged. It is a good idea to buy a 12 volt battery saver or even a battery charger maintainer. A battery saver is designed to monitor your car or truck battery so that it can shut off any appliances, such as a car fridge before the battery runs too low.


Portable Fridge Freezers – another great option!

If you are looking for a portable fridge freezer that works in a similar way to your fridge at home, these are available as well. They are generally more expensive than 12 volt cooler warmers, but they are ideal if you are looking for a portable appliance that gives you the option of keeping food frozen, especially if you do not need a warmer.

Portable fridges come in a variety of different sizes, so it is easy to find the size that will best suit your needs. Some are particularly small and light, with enough space for only 6 12 oz.cans or pop, others are larger and can hold more, but do of course weigh more as well.


If you are a diabetic, portable fridge technology has enabled manufacturers to make portable Insulin Coolers which are an ideal solution for keeping your insulin at the proper temperature either in the car, boat, RV or office.


When purchasing one of these refrigerators you might find it useful to consider the following four questions, they will help you to narrow your search:

  • How often will you use it?
  • What capacity do you need
  • Where will you use it the most?
  • What is your budget?

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It doesn’t take much imagination to realise how useful having a portable cooler can be. If you are on the go a lot you can put one in your car plugged into the 12 volt DC plug in or cigarette lighter. This is the perfect solution not only for long distance truckers, but also for people who spend a lot of time driving and don’t want to have to stop at restaurants and fast food places all the time to eat or to get a drink.

If you enjoy days out in the car having a picnic, barbecue or family get together, what could be more useful? Many fridges are designed more for use in a vehicle than indoors although they can be used in either place. The ones that are designed primarily for use in vehicles are ones which can fit easily on a back seat or they can double as a console style compartment. Other larger ones can easily be kept in the trunk.

Consider a portable mini fridge if you need a fridge at work. If you are tired of going out to restaurants for lunch or having to buy drinks from a dispensing machine then this is the perfect solution for you. You can keep your sandwiches and salads cold or your lunch warm. Over time you will probably find that you have saved more from eating out than the original cost of the unit. There is also no need to leave it at work if you don’t want to. As they are portable they can be easily unplugged, to take home to be used elsewhere.