If you or you child has just moved into a college dormitory, or are getting ready to, chances are you've thought about getting a mini fridge to keep snacks and drinks handy. First, check your school's housing policy to make sure you're allowed to keep a mini fridge in your room, and if so, whether the school imposes any restrictions on what kind or size you can have.
Got the all clear? Don't hit the store without a little background information--not all mini fridges are the same and some aren't meant for food at all. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help narrow down your choices. Once you've zoned in on what type of mini fridge you're looking for, read our report for the best models.