RCA RFR321-Black FBA RFR321 Mini Refrigerator, 3.2 Cu Ft Fridge – full review and customer opinion
RCA may not have a market presence like “Whirlpool”, but that just means they have less to do on the marketing side, and all the more time to design durable products, and handle your concerns directly. With a strong foundation of customer service, RCA introduced this “mini fridge” to the market towards the end of 2018. Since then, their Single Reversible Door Refrigerator and Freezer (4.4 Cubic ft.) has become a popular image throughout college dorms, offices, apartments, and even bedrooms.
One of the biggest concerns addressed by RCA is the need for space. In many places, space is a rare commodity, and so having a full-size refrigerator is often completely out of the question. The next best alternative is this compact, yet powerful duo. With a surprising 4.4 cubic feet of storage space, you can easily hold two gallons of milk in the door, and multiple upright gallons in the main chest area. Easily, this is a must have for any dorm or office.
This model is a refrigerator and freezer combo. Contained within a single unit, the “freezer” area is in the top right-hand compartment. It has a small door that easily slides open. It can store 2 ice trays side by side, or small pints of ice cream for those late night cravings. Total capacity is 4.4 cubic feet, which sounds small but is well laid out and therefore, quite spacious.
Easily move the shelving units around to make the perfect height for your beverages or plates. Simply remove a rack and store it for later, or move them up and down as you need. Store your soda or beer in the convenient beverage dispenser rack that holds a total of 7 12oz cans. The top shelf which is the perfect height can hold the remaining. In the chest area, store your water, milk, full-size 2-liters with ease. There are no “drawers” in this model.
As this is a compact option, sadly, we do lose out on some of the bells and whistles that come with a large refrigerator. You can manually control the temperature, however, since there are no true separate compartments, you cannot set a temperature for the top side or lower side of this small unit. The “freezer” is considered a “chiller” as this is where the coldness originates from, so with the correct setting for the rest of the unit, the compartment is a “freezer” area.
Voltage and Certification:
In many places, having access to an outlet is a problem. This unit uses the start 120-volt outlets, just make sure you have access to a ground. Another issue facing would-be-users is that to have a “mini fridge” in your office or dorm, it needs to have specific energy saving settings. Thankfully, Midea has gotten an Energy Star certification for this unit, meaning you can use it without raising your bill exponentially.
Design and Finish:
The Single Reversible Door Refrigerator and Freezer (4.4 Cubic ft.) model comes in three different finishes and is made out of iron for durability, and high-grade plastic on the interior. Your finish options include Stainless steel, black, and white. With the diverse options, you can put this unit just about anywhere and it will look like a part of the regular décor.
Pick what suits your existing designs. Speaking of accommodating designs, this model is very unique in the face you can reverse the way the door opens. It can open from the left or right, by simply changing the hinge at the top. Now you can really put it in any place you need without fears of walls, or furniture being in the way.
The total dimensions are as follows:
- 19.7 x 21.3 x 33.9 inches
- 57.5 pounds (Ships at 64.5 pounds)
- 4.4 Cubic feet Interior Space
Special Features: Adjustable legs and reversible door hinges, very quiet.
Warranty: Covered by a Full 1-year warranty, the compressor is covered for two years.
What Other’s Are Saying
“Very spacious little fridge! I have it in my office and everyone just gets such a kick out of how small it is.”
“Was surprised with how quiet this model is. My last mini fridge took a turn for the worst and we bought this Midea as the dorm replacement. It’s cool.”
“Never thought I would be able to complete my man cave. I have a 24 pack and several bottles in the fridge and the drinks are always nice and cold.”
When trying to find a small refrigerator for your home, office, or dorm, there are a lot of factors to consider. Thankfully, RCA was thinking of those factors too when they designed this model and have brought you the best of both worlds.
You get a small, compact, low noise mini fridge, with just enough space for your leftover take out, drinks, and even some ice cream in the mini fridge. Overall, if you are in the United States, this is one of the best options on the market.
- Variety of finishes
- Covered by a full warranty for 1 year, the compressor 2 years.
- Must be freestanding- you cannot put it under a desk.
- The freezer compartment misses the mark, according to some reviews. Keeping things “frosty” not frozen.
- No freshness settings- one temperature for the whole unit.