Updated February 11th, 2019 – Football season is finally back! Now that America’s favorite pastime is upon us once again, we need to start getting our man caves together. There are deals for some beautiful new big screen televisions, restaurants have their own college football Saturday and NFL Sunday specials going on, and heck, we even see charcoal companies taking advantage of the start of the new football season.
But the number one priority on your list (after having a beastly tv of course) should be to get a fridge for your garage/man cave. Is there anything worse than running out of your go-to beverage during the game and having to get up to bring back enough beers for everyone?
No! That’s why you need a refrigerator just for the garage. One that doesn’t have to fit in with the rest of your kitchen appliances. You need a fridge that has the sole purpose of keeping your drinks cold and in reach. Let’s look at a few refrigerators that would fit perfectly in your garage.
Igloo FR 329- Red Garage Fridge Tool Box
If your ideal place to watch a football game is in the comfort of your own garage, and you’re a mechanic, chances are you have some tool boxes in your garage already. The Igloo FR 329 allows you to add a fridge to the mix, without making it look like you have a fridge.
This toolbox fridge has a capacity of 3.2 cubic feet, a door can dispenser, drip tray, and even includes a crisper. It maintains its toolbox image by having four caster wheels so you can wheel it over to any side of the garage you want it to be on.
The Igloo FR 329 is the perfect way for a mechanic to keep his drinks cold and his food stash near him at all times, never having to go into the house and get his greasy hands all over the kitchen.
The dimensions of this product 32 inches high, 20 inches wide, and 18 inches deep, weighing 48 pounds, making this a fridge that can be moved with ease.
Should you buy this fridge?
This is an ingenious design. I love the thought of having a fridge that perfectly matches the decor of the toolboxes that a mechanic already has. It fits in amazingly and allows you to be able to refresh and rejuvenate without having to go back into the house. The fridge also runs quietly and smoothly.
One issue you may come across is how little high there is on the inside, making it a little harder to store multiple bottles in the fridge.
Midea WHS-121l LSS1 Compact Refrigerator
Standing at 18.6 x 17.7 x 33.9 inches, weighing 39.5 pounds, and with a holding capacity of 3.3 cubic feet, this mini fridge is a great option for your garage or man cave. It is made of stainless steel, so it will give a level of elegance that anyone would enjoy.
The Midea WHS is equipped with energy saving technology. It is energy star rated and runs very quietly only using 120 volts of power. As a plus, this fridge comes with a full 1-year warranty and a 2-year warranty on the compressor.
It has a large storing area that is great for keeping your beverages cool and storing snacks. The temperature can be adjusted from 32 – 35.6℉, so while it can’t freeze anything, it can certainly keep your drinks near-freezing temperatures.
It also features adjustable legs for any uneven surfaces and has the ability to reverse the hinges on the door so you can open the door from either direction.
Should you get this fridge?
This is also an excellent refrigerator. It not only looks beautiful, but it is highly functional as well. It keeps the contents inside of it as close to freezing temperature as it possibly can without actually freezing them, and it runs quietly and efficiently.
However, I do not like how the back of the fridge begins to taper, making it a little awkward when storing two-liter bottles next to each other.
Newair 84 Can Beverage Cooler
This is a sweet cooler if you only need to store cans. It has a holding capacity of only 2.2 cubic feet, but it is the perfect size for cans. I mostly love that the inside of the fridge remains consistent, rather than tapering off at the sides life most mini fridges do.
It will keep the contents inside chilled at 34℉ so you can reach in there knowing that your beer is chilled to the max.
It also has five chrome racks that you can remove if you want to store bottles or anything else inside of the fridge.
The best part is the look of it. It has a glass door with a stainless steel frame and a black cabinet. The design is stylish enough to fit in any room and holds plenty of beverages for the game day.
Should you buy this fridge?
There is only one issue I have with this fridge, and it is that is only has a holding capacity of 2.2 cubic feet. That said, if you are only using it to hold cans, then you will have more than enough space.
If you spend a lot of time in your garage, then you will find that a fridge for the garage is a worthwhile investment. It certainly isn’t necessary, but man is it convenient.
If you were to ask me, I would say my favorite is the New Air fridge. I love the design and the look of it. And while I don’t generally have a lot of cans, the ability to remove shelves means that I can still store quite a few bottles in there.