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The best mini fridge in Malaysia 2021 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 (below 4°C) to keep bacteria from breeding!

They don’t have temperature regulation either. And thus, can 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. There’s a low hum from the motor that pumps the liquid around.

There may be a fan too. For distributing cool air around the interior of the fridge.

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!)

11 Best Mini Fridge Malaysia 2021

  • Best Mini Fridge For University Students (With Lock) – Hisense RR60D4AGN 60L Mini Bar Fridge
  • Best Counter Mini Fridge – Morgan MMB-NB62LSL 50L Mini Fridge
  • Best Aesthetic Mini Fridge – Hisense RR158D4AWB 140L Mini Fridge
  • Best Budget Mini Fridge (50L) – Midea MS-50 50L Mini Bar Fridge
  • Best Budget Mini Fridge (60L) – Hisense RR60D4AGN 60L Mini Bar Fridge
  • Best Budget Mini Fridge (~100L) – Haier HR-135H 115L Mini Bar Fridge
  • Best Designer Mini Fridge – Winia Daewoo Retro Fridge FN120RD
  • Best Mini Fridge For Bedroom (Quiet) – Panasonic NR-AE51SH 50L Mini Bar Fridge
  • Best Mini Fridge (Large Chiller Capacity) – Hisense RR158D4AWB 140L Mini Fridge 

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.

Of the 50L, 4L is dedicated to the “freezer” compartment.

There’s a dial to let you control the temperature too. When you first set it up, it can take 1.5 days for the ice compartment to freeze.

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. Defrosting is manual too.

Users have had it for 3-6 months with no problems (e.g. leaking). However, most users have the opinion that it is only adequate for chilling drinks. As the highest level does not feel very cold!

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

Pros:

  • Cheap
  • Long warranty
  • Reliable
  • Compact

Cons:

  • Not very cold

2. Hisense RR158D4AWB 140L Mini Fridge

Sleek with a black glass front, the Hisense RR158D4AWB 140L Mini Fridge definitely adds elegance to any room you put it in!

In fact, that is the main point that wins over users that want to use it to keep chilled beverages in their studio, living room, or bedroom! Even if there are no other color options.

However, the build quality is just acceptable. One user advises care with the glass shelves and plastic housings which do feel a bit flimsy.

The thermostat has 8 different levels. You can even set it to 0 to turn off the fridge without unplugging it!

Users have found that the chiller already feels very cold even at level 3 or 4! Although the “freezer” compartment is not cold enough to keep ice cream!

Fit tall bottles (2L) easily at the bottom shelf of the door! And move the glass shelves up and down as you please! There is enough space, according to reviews.

But if you have to move this fridge, you may need 2 people as it is bulky. Also, one user received a unit that had unleveled feet.

Don’t want the door to open from the right? You can change it to the left (i.e. reversible door)! However for all its good points, there are no lights with this fridge. And it only has a 3/5 Energy star rating.

Hisense RR158D4AWB 140L Mini Fridge
  • Type: Single Door
  • Capacity: 140 L
  • Dimensions: 519 x 542 x 820 mm (W x D x H)
  • Compressor Warranty: 6 years
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM539

Pros:

  • Beautiful modern exterior
  • Adjustable shelving
  • Cold for a mini fridge

Cons:

  • Short warranty
  • No interior lighting
  • Average energy star rating (3/5)

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. With an ice tray.

Reviewers say that the build is of acceptable quality. One user observed that the door of their unit was not aligned well though.

And the fridge gets cool fast (setting at 4). It’s quiet enough to put in a room. If you keep the fridge in a shady area away from the sun, the chiller section can be as cold as a regular fridge!

If you have need of a tiny mini bar fridge in your room, the Midea MS-50 50L Mini Bar Fridge Refrigerator is an alternative to the equally budget-friendly Haier HR-60H 50L Mini Fridge.

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

Pros:

  • Cheap
  • Cold and quick-to-cool
  • Quiet operation

Cons:

  • Short warranty

4. Panasonic NR-AE51SH 50L Mini Bar Fridge

If you don’t want a local or Chinese brand, then you can consider this mini fridge 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!

However, the NR-AE51SH is the bulkiest 50L-model in this list! And the most expensive! Unlike other mini fridges though, you can reverse the door direction.

And it is relatively quiet (noise level at 36dB)!

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

Pros:

  • Reversible doors
  • From a reputable brand
  • Quiet

Cons:

  • Expensive with a short warranty
  • Bulky

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.

It can get pretty cold in this fridge but it takes longer to cool (~5 days).The small freezer is cold enough to keep meat, according to one review. But other users don’t share the same view!

A few users remark that this mini fridge is quite noisy though. And one user experienced leaking.

As a mini bar fridge, the Morgan MMB-NB62LSL 50L Mini Fridge will do for an office pantry. Just don’t put it where you need a quiet environment!

If you want a quiet mini bar fridge, then go for the similar priced Midea MS-50 50L Mini Bar Fridge Refrigerator!

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: ~RM350

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Cold chiller
  • Lightweight and compact

Cons:

  • Takes time to cool
  • Not frost-free
  • Quite loud

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 (5 years)!

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

One user got a unit where the feet were not installed correctly. Which resulted in instability.

But for ~RM90 more, you can get 10L more storage with the fast-cooling Sharp SJM60MK 60L Mini Bar Fridge Refrigerator. Instead of a 50L model, like the Morgan MMB-NB62LSL 50L Mini Fridge!

For its higher storage capacity, this mini fridge is still compact. And like most of the mini fridges in this list however, it’s not cool enough for keeping meat for many days. The freezer is only adequate for making ice.

So this mini fridge is more ideal for storing drinks or snacks. And since it does not make a lot of noise, you can use this mini fridge in your room!

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: ~RM469

Pros:

  • Elegant exterior
  • Quiet
  • Fast to cool down
  • Uses a more efficient refrigerant (R-600a instead of R134a)
  • Reasonably priced
  • Long compressor warranty

Cons:

  • Not advisable for storing meat long term, or ice cream
  • Average build quality

7. Hisense RR60D4AGN 60L Mini Bar Fridge

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

But despite a larger freezer compartment, some users mention that the fridge is not cool enough for keeping ice cream.

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! Users appreciate that this mini fridge can be locked!

So a single student wanting their own personal fridge can look into getting the Hisense RR60D4AGN 60L Mini Bar Fridge! One user used their unit for 2 semesters (i.e. almost a year)!

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

Many users agree that the build quality of this mini fridge is good. You can also change the direction of the door.

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

Pros:

  • Good build quality
  • Quiet (except for a slight sound of running water)
  • Big freezer compartment
  • Door direction can be reversed
  • Can be locked (double-check with seller)
  • Long compressor warranty
  • Not expensive

Cons:

  • Not cold enough for keeping ice cream
  • Without an interior light

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!

The storage capacity should be able to accommodate a small household –either a single person or a couple. Users do remark that the door is a little stiff.

Otherwise, the fridge works well for keeping produce fresh. Because it’s not as cold as a regular fridge, anyone who gets this mini fridge should aim to cook regularly!

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: ~RM450

Pros:

  • Cheap and compact for its capacity
  • Acceptable build quality
  • With interior light
  • Not too loud (i.e. some slight motor noise)

Cons:

  • Not energy saving (2/5 energy stars)
  • Door is not easy to open
  • Freezing ability is not good enough to keep raw meet for long, or store ice cream

9. Pensonic 45L Mini Bar PMF-661

Pensonic 45L Mini Bar PMF-661 may be a non-inverter mini fridge. But still wins users over with its build quality, and fast cooling!

It takes 5 hours to freeze water into ice with this fridge! That may be because the freezer box is very small.

Still, users don’t have anything to complain about this affordable mini fridge!

If you want easier access to chilled drinks or just somewhere to keep beauty products cool (e.g., upstairs in your home), then the Pensonic 45L Mini Bar PMF-661 will suffice!

Pensonic 45L Mini Bar PMF-661
  • Type: Single Door
  • Capacity: 45 L
  • Dimensions: 470 x 449 x 501 mm (W x D x H)
  • Compressor Warranty: –
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM359

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Sufficiently cool (i.e. can make ice)
  • Adjustable shelf

Cons:

  • Not the most compact despite small storage capacity
  • Very small freezer compartment

10. Winia Daewoo Retro Fridge FN120RD

Spice up your kitchen with this deep red fridge! The Korean-designed fridge has both a retro look and practicality to it!

As well as has an A++ energy rating by Daewoo Electornics. Thanks to its high-efficiency compressor and the Cyrstal LED lighting system.

It’s space-saving as you are meant to use the top to store other appliances like your microwave too!

We like that it comes with a 1-year general warranty and 10-year warranty for the compressor.

Users compare its appearance to a SMEG fridge but at a fraction of the price! However, one user observed that the newer models don’t have the words “The Classics” on the front.

Winia Daewoo Retro Mini Fridge FN120RD
  • Type: Single Door
  • Capacity: 124 L
  • Dimensions: 489 x 580 x 918 mm (W x D x H)
  • Compressor Warranty: 10 years
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1,650

Pros:

  • High aesthetic appeal
  • Energy saving
  • Door shelf accommodates tall bottles
  • Adjustable shelving

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Short general warranty

11. Hisense 110L Single Door Refrigerator RR120D4AGN

This non-inverter mini fridge has a smaller capacity than it appears to have. Hence, many users recommend the Hisense 110L Single Door Refrigerator RR120D4AGN for singles staying alone.

Or for newlyweds who do not cook often! Because the freezer compartment and vegetable bin are both small.

Hisense 110L Single Door Refrigerator RR120D4AGN - Interior

It comes up to waist-level so its size makes it suitable for a bedroom or office too. Or for those that are frequently moving residence!

Frost starts building up in the chiller after 9 hours (i.e. not frost-free). And while that means the fridge can get very cold, it’s not cold enough to make ice or to store ice cream! As a few users found out!

Other than this, users are disappointed that the mini fridge does not have an interior light!

Hisense 110L Single Door Refrigerator RR120D4AGN
  • Type: Single Door
  • Capacity: 110 L
  • Dimensions: 475 x 446 x 842 mm (W x D x H)
  • Compressor Warranty: 6 years
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM479

Pros:

  • Quiet
  • 3/5 stars energy star rating
  • Good quality
  • Portable

Cons:

  • Without ice container or egg tray
  • No light inside the fridge
  • Temperature does not reach freezing point

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!

Add a couple of inches all around 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!

If you typically store a lot of drinks, are there shelves that can hold your drinks in place? Is there enough height for taller bottles?

4. Other Features You May Like To Have With Your Mini Fridge:

  • 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)

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 to regular sized fridges.

Get one that has long compressor warranty, ample storage and the right dimensions!

Janice

Janice is the editor for BestBuyGet.com. Wanted to be an author as a kid, got a D in English (First Language), but somehow now a content writer with an engineering background. Bakes, does yoga, plays the piano, reads, and most other introverted indoor hobbies. Also an active volunteer at Zero Waste Malaysia.