Best Mini Fridge Malaysia 2020: What Features To Look For In A Small Refrigerator (With Prices!)

The best mini fridge in Malaysia 2020 can be part of your daily life without the need for splashing out! You can keep drinks chilled. Or store your lunch and leftovers so that they stay fresh for longer!

Their portability makes these small fridges highly desirable in places where you can’t fit a full-sized fridge! Like an office, a shop, school dormitory or an apartment!

Kick-start your search with this post! Where we have reviewed 11 quality mini refrigerators from local and international brands!

Style Of Mini Fridges

There are cube, tall, 2-door and single door fridges.

Our list consists of single door fridges as these keep the cold in more efficiently!

And then, there are mini bar fridges! Which are mainly for storing drinks. Not for fresh food and certainly not meat! This kind of fridge may have racks just for drink bottles – even for wine!

Mini Fridge Types

1. Thermoelectric

Uses a thermoelectric element. If there’s no liquid refrigerant, these can be really quiet. However, they don’t get cold enough to keep bacteria from breeding!

They don’t have temperature regulation either. And take longer to chill anything!

Best for: Just keeping drinks cool.

2. Compressor Fridge

Smaller versions of the regular refrigerators with liquid refrigerant running through a system of tubes. Low hum from the motor that pumps the liquid around. There may be a fan too.

The more expensive models are very energy-efficient in the long run!

Best for: When you want a proper fridge but don’t have space one!

3. Absorption Fridge

These are the most expensive and run on either gas or electricity. Including the AC outlet in the car!

They are quieter than thermoelectric fridges. Some can be totally silent!

Energy consumption is also the lowest all of the mini fridge types.

Best for: Camping and road trips (Just don’t’ forget to unplug it after using it to avoid draining your car battery!)

How To Choose The Best Mini Refrigerator?

1. Budget

The price of reputable mini fridges in Malaysia varies around RM300.

2. Space

Your first constraint (maybe besides budget) is the space that you have for a mini refrigerator. Do take the necessary measurements of where you would like to keep the fridge!

Including space to open the door!

And a couple of inches for ventilation between the fridge and the walls!

3. Storage And Capacity (What You Plan To Store Inside Your Fridge)

Maybe you need a huge freezer capacity in your mini refrigerator for ice-cream and meat! Maybe you don’t!

And it might help if the shelves can be arranged individually to accommodate your food and drinks too!

4. Other Features:

  • A lock
  • Transparent door
  • Compressor warranty (for the most expensive part of the fridge, the motor!)
  • Low energy consumption
  • Adjustable temperature
  • Environmentally-friendly (uses refrigerant R600a instead of R134a)

11 Best Mini Fridge Malaysia 2020

1. Haier HR-60H 50L Mini Fridge

Haier has a mini fridge that has a typical mini fridge layout. With an isolated icebox, 2 shelves for drink bottles and 1 main wire shelf at the halfway point.

There’s a dial to let you control the temperature too.

Since it is a non-inverter compressor fridge (i.e. conventional), it does use more energy and can’t keep the temperature as constant as a fridge with inverter technology.

Haier HR-60H 50L Mini Fridge
  • Type: Single Door
  • Refrigerant:  R600a
  • Capacity: 50 L
  • Dimensions: 440 x 473 x 513 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: n/a
  • Compressor Warranty: 5 years
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM319

2. Pensonic PMF-65 50L Mini Fridge

Pensonic’s (local brand) PMF-65 50L Mini Fridge has a cube shape and bears a similar interior layout with the previous fridge (Haier HR-60H).

The chiller portion has a temperature range of 0°C-10°C. While the freezer can go down to -1°C.

Its adjustable legs help you to fit it into your space better!

  • Type: Single Door
  • Refrigerant: n/a
  • Capacity: 50 L
  • Dimensions: 478 x 450 x 492 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 21kg
  • Compressor Warranty:  n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM380

3. Midea MS-50 50L Mini Bar Fridge Refrigerator

Another mini fridge that costs ~RM300, Midea’s grey MS-50 is slightly narrower than Pensonic’s PMF-65. With adjustable legs too.

The interior doesn’t vary much from the layouts of the other mini fridges in this list either.  So it has a temperature control dial and a small contained freezer as well.

Midea MS-50 50L Mini Bar Fridge Refrigerator
  • Type: Single Door
  • Refrigerant:  R600a
  • Capacity: 50 L
  • Dimensions: 472 x 450 x 492 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 14.3kg
  • Compressor Warranty: n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM298

4. Panasonic NR-AE51SH 50L Mini Bar Fridge

If you don’t want a local or Chinese brand, then you can consider this one by Panasonic:

Store taller bottles at the door of this mini fridge with temperature control and direct cooling technology.  The latter helps with energy-saving!

The NR-AE51SH is the largest 50L-model in this list! And the most expensive!

Panasonic NR-AE51SH 50L Mini Bar Fridge
  • Type: Single Door
  • Refrigerant: non-CFC
  • Capacity: 50 L
  • Dimensions: 489 x 510 x 488 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: n/a
  • Compressor Warranty: n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM639

5. Morgan MMB-NB62LSL 50L Mini Fridge

Although it’s not frost-free (Frost free fridges can maintain constant temperatures better):

The Morgan MMB-NB62LSL 50L Mini Fridge can fit into narrow spaces. It’s light enough to be on a counter too.

Use the adjustable thermostat to set it to Max mode when you need to store ice and frozen foods.

Morgan MMB-NB62LSL 50L Mini Fridge
  • Type: Single Door
  • Refrigerant: CFC Free
  • Capacity: 50 L
  • Dimensions: 450 x 475 x 487 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 18kg
  • Compressor Warranty: 1 year
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM313

6. Sharp SJM60MK 60L Mini Bar Fridge Refrigerator

The freezer compartment of 3L capacity is at the very top in this black 60L mini fridge by Sharp. Which has a long warranty for the compressor!

Being lightweight and made mostly of plastic, it is susceptible to dents (not unlike the other models in this list)!

For ~RM90 more, you can get 10L more storage (i.e. instead of a 50L model)!

Sharp SJM60MK 60L Mini Bar Fridge Refrigerator
  • Type: Single Door
  • Refrigerant: R-600a
  • Capacity: 60 L
  • Dimensions: 449 x 470 x 501 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 16.5kg
  • Compressor Warranty: 5 years
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM388

7. Hisense RR60D4AGN 60L Mini Bar Fridge

Hisense has an even longer compressor warranty for their RR60D4AGN 60L Mini Bar Fridge!

Its quiet operation (less than 45dB) means you can keep it in your bedroom, studio or office and not have it affect your focus or sleep!

The construction maximizes storage capacity. And the interior incorporates the use of a tempered glass shelf rather than a wire rack.

Hisense RR60D4AGN 60L Mini Bar Fridge
  • Type: Single Door
  • Refrigerant: R600a
  • Capacity: 60 L
  • Dimensions: 439 x 470 x 510 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 13.5KG
  • Compressor Warranty: 6 years
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM369

8. Haier HR-135H 115L Mini Bar Fridge

Haier HR-135H uses the same direct cooling technology as the Haier HR-60H 50L Mini Fridge. That means a non-inverter motor too.

However, it holds almost twice as much:

With 3 shelves on the inside of the door, a larger freezer compartment, a dedicated vegetable storage drawer and a temperature knob!

Haier HR-135H 115L Mini Bar Fridge
  • Type: Single Door
  • Refrigerant: R600a
  • Capacity: 115 L
  • Dimensions: 500 x 560 x 840 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 23kg
  • Compressor Warranty: 5 years
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM419

9. Hitachi R-160EM7 142L Small Refrigerator

Hitachi keeps it classy with a dark exterior and glass tempered adjustable shelves for their R-160EM7 142L Small Refrigerator. And a cover to hide the feet of the fridge!

 When it comes to capacity, it’s got a 20L freezer and 122L chiller section. If you ever need to defrost the fridge, it’s automated too.

Hitachi R-160EM7 142L Small Refrigerator
  • Type: Single Door
  • Refrigerant: R600a
  • Capacity: 142 L
  • Dimensions: 561 x 628 x 981 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: n/a
  • Energy Consumption: 172 kWh/yr
  • Energy Level: 5 Star
  • Compressor Warranty: 10 years
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM588

10. FABER FRIGOR 168 RD 150L Small Refrigerator

Spice up your kitchen with this deep red fridge by Faber! It has a 5 Energy stars to back up its claim on being energy efficient!

You can see the quality that goes into the build of this fridge:

Tempered glass shelves that can stand up to 99kg! Including the tempered glass door which is made to stand heavy impact & corrosion!

FABER FRIGOR 168 RD 150L Small Refrigerator
  • Type: Single Door
  • Refrigerant: n/a
  • Capacity: 150 L
  • Dimensions: 535 x 532 x 1030 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: n/a
  • Energy Level: 5 Star
  • Compressor Warranty: 5 years
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM588

11. Hitachi R-200EM7 187L Single Door Fridge

This is the taller version of the R-160EM7 142L Small Refrigerator (237mm taller, to be exact!)

With the same eco thermo sensor feature, auto-defrost system, dark silver matte finish, built-in nano titanium filter and tempered glass shelves!

Keeps things organized with the multitude of shelving and storage compartments in this fridge!

Hitachi R-200EM7 187L Single Door Fridge
  • Type: Single Door
  • Refrigerant: R600a
  • Capacity: 187 L
  • Dimensions: 561 x 628 x 1218 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: n/a
  • Compressor Warranty: 5 years
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM745-799

Conclusion

Best mini fridges of Malaysia come in when you don’t have the space or budget for the larger regular fridges! But want the same convenience!

Compressor type mini fridges are the most common in the Malaysian market. With similar design and function. Look to get one that has long compressor warranty, ample storage and the right dimensions!