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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    I haven't yet looked very systematically, but I've seen some on the Currys website (they tend to be around the £100 mark). My worry is that I'll get something and then realise it will only just about hold six cans of Coke (although as long as there's space for gin, a bottle of tonic and a lime I'm reasonably happy). There also seem to be issues with drinks-specific fridges not technically being appropriate for food refridgeration.
    True, but I've been reading the reviews on the Argos website (which I really recommend reading) and it sounds like there have been people using them as fridges for several weeks, while their main fridge was out of use or broken, or using them as students, and I think that since we won't be keeping stuff in there for long periods of time it won't be a problem. A milk gets used up so quickly, and what else would you keep in it? Chocolate, fruit and vegetables, juice or other drinks... none need to be refrigerated for a long time, I think, and none are extremely perishable. What do you think?

    Wow, the 50 litre fridge for £89.99 looks great! Now I'm stuck between that and the 20 litre one at Argos for £46.66 . Like you, I'd love a sense of scale.

    Edit: This website shows a 20 litre fridge full of cans for a sense of scale. Though the price is higher, 20 liters is 20 liters. http://www.minicoolers.co.uk/products/silent/sf20.htm And this one shows 30 and 40 liters http://www.minicoolers.co.uk/product...t/df30df40.htm. Personally, I think 50 liters is too much looking at all that space. I mean, I want it... but I don't £89.99 want it.
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    (Original post by barefootfiona)
    True, but I've been reading the reviews on the Argos website and it sounds like there have been people using them as fridges for several weeks, while their main fridge was out of use or broken, and I think that since we won't be keeping stuff in there for long periods of time it won't be a problem. A milk gets used up so quickly, and what else would you keep in it? Chocolate, fruit and vegetables, juice or other drinks... none need to be refrigerated for a long time, I think, and none are extremely perishable. What do you think?

    Wow, the 50 litre fridge for £89.99 looks great! Now I'm stuck between that and the 20 litre one at Argos for £46.66 . Like you, I'd love a sense of scale.

    [b]Edit:[]/b] This website shows a 20 litre fridge full of cans for a sense of scale. Though the price is higher, 20 liters is 20 liters. http://www.minicoolers.co.uk/products/silent/sf20.htm And this one shows 30 and 40 liters http://www.minicoolers.co.uk/product...t/df30df40.htm. Personally, I think 50 liters is too much looking at all that space. I mean, I want it... but I don't £89.99 want it.
    I can imagine keeping milk, maybe sandwich ingredients, and alcohol. Be careful with the photos for scale: sometimes they use mini bottles and stuff to give the impression of more space.
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    I can imagine keeping milk, maybe sandwich ingredients, and alcohol. Be careful with the photos for scale: sometimes they use mini bottles and stuff to give the impression of more space.
    Good point! However, I got a ruler and measured it out visually according to the dimensions given and I don't think they were miniature bottles. So it sounds to me as though 20 would do you fine, but of course it's up to you. I just mean that with the stuff you're planning on keeping, 50 liters should be NO problem at all. If in doubt, get your tape measure out
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    (Original post by barefootfiona)
    Good point! However, I got a ruler and measured it out visually according to the dimensions given and I don't think they were miniature bottles. So it sounds to me as though 20 would do you fine, but of course it's up to you. I just mean that with the stuff you're planning on keeping, 50 liters should be NO problem at all. If in doubt, get your tape measure out
    Mine's only 6 litres but it was expensive for a fridge that size because I just HAD to have the shiny blue one didn't I? It looks like it'll fit a few soft drinks and sandwich ingredients though and some milk which is really enough for me although it is much smaller than I'd expected.
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    (Original post by billieerin23)
    Mine's only 6 litres but it was expensive for a fridge that size because I just HAD to have the shiny blue one didn't I? It looks like it'll fit a few soft drinks and sandwich ingredients though and some milk which is really enough for me although it is much smaller than I'd expected.
    Yeah, I was going to get the pretty coloured ones but then I sort of measured it out with some rulers, and I thought it might be a bit small. However, that's because I'm a fruit and veg maniac and I want to stuff it full of berries, bananas, apples, melons, carrots, celery, peppers and juice... as well as milk, butter and cheese. So I think 20 litres is right for me though it may well have been too big for some people!
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    (Original post by barefootfiona)
    I've been researching like crazy but the best thing I've found is a 20-litre one on Argos for £46.66.

    Ebay sometimes has them cheaper but I'm not sure I want to buy a second-hand fridge, especially since the saving is usually only £5 to £10 and you have to drive to pick it up.

    Curry's doesn't have them as far as I can tell, and all the dedicated minifridge websites are nearing £100.
    I've already bought that Argos one. If you take the shelf out then height-wise it can easily fit in a bottle of milk, a 1L bottle of fizz or a bottle of wine. Plus there's plenty of room for other stuff too, including a pocket in the door.
    I can take some pictures and give full inside dimensions if you want??
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    I love that Trinity solves this fridge problem for me by providing one in every room....
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    (Original post by Babs12123)
    I've already bought that Argos one. If you take the shelf out then height-wise it can easily fit in a bottle of milk, a 1L bottle of fizz or a bottle of wine. Plus there's plenty of room for other stuff too, including a pocket in the door.
    I can take some pictures and give full inside dimensions if you want??
    That would be so brilliant! Are you happy with it so far?
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    (Original post by qwertyuiop1993)
    I love that Trinity solves this fridge problem for me by providing one in every room....
    same with me for Christ Church
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    (Original post by Frankie)
    same with me for Christ Church
    You guys have a cake rep, which is pretty much the only thing another college has that I'm properly jealous of. I heard the position was originally 'porn rep' until the college went coed. :p:
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    (Original post by qwertyuiop1993)
    I love that Trinity solves this fridge problem for me by providing one in every room....
    That's fantastic! I'm so jelous
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    You guys have a cake rep, which is pretty much the only thing another college has that I'm properly jealous of. I heard the position was originally 'porn rep' until the college went coed. :p:
    I found out about that after I'd applied, I was like this :eek: pretty much ecstatic as I LOVE cake!!
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    (Original post by Babs12123)
    I've already bought that Argos one. If you take the shelf out then height-wise it can easily fit in a bottle of milk, a 1L bottle of fizz or a bottle of wine. Plus there's plenty of room for other stuff too, including a pocket in the door.
    I can take some pictures and give full inside dimensions if you want??
    I'm considering that one too, it would be amazing if you could take pictures etc!
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    (Original post by barefootfiona)
    That would be so brilliant! Are you happy with it so far?
    (Original post by ChopinNocturne)
    I'm considering that one too, it would be amazing if you could take pictures etc!
    I haven't been using it properly yet. I just plugged it in for a few hours to check how cold it got, but it seems like it should be good
    The manual says it gets about 20 degrees below room temp, so I'm considering getting a fridge thermometer to keep an eye on it but I'm sure it will be fine.
    Also, the comments on Argos about the noise are a bit silly to me, it sounds like a desktop computer running (well, mine anyway, it is several years old :L) but I'm sure it won't take long to get used to.

    I'll try and take some pictures tomorrow and post them up, along with inside measurements
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    (Original post by Babs12123)
    I haven't been using it properly yet. I just plugged it in for a few hours to check how cold it got, but it seems like it should be good
    The manual says it gets about 20 degrees below room temp, so I'm considering getting a fridge thermometer to keep an eye on it but I'm sure it will be fine.
    Also, the comments on Argos about the noise are a bit silly to me, it sounds like a desktop computer running (well, mine anyway, it is several years old :L) but I'm sure it won't take long to get used to.

    I'll try and take some pictures tomorrow and post them up, along with inside measurements
    Awesome! I'll probably be ordering it tomorrow since I'm going on holiday on Friday.
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    hiya guys! just stumbled onto this forum/thread while searching for a good mini fridge to bring to Oxford! It's a relief to see so many people worrying about EXACTLY the same things as I do. (even if it's something as trivial as finding a cheap personal drinks cooler).

    Anyone here going to Oriel or reading BioMedSci?
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    Just to throw a spanner in the works, I get a fridge in my funky 60s style room. I went out today and bought a KETTLE!
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    (Original post by barefootfiona)
    Awesome! I'll probably be ordering it tomorrow since I'm going on holiday on Friday.
    There's an Argos (and a Currys) in Oxford; if I go with one of those I might try to order it for collection there, to save cramming the car with even more stuff to carry up. I'm in two minds as to whether to bring my cello that I haven't touched in about two years.

    I've also found out that in addition to buying everything for uni, unpacking, repacking and meeting up with some TSR people in the four days between Berlin and Oxford, I also have to move rooms in my house, which I'd forgotten about. It's gonna be busy. :p:
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    (Original post by WeeNinja)
    hiya guys! just stumbled onto this forum/thread while searching for a good mini fridge to bring to Oxford! It's a relief to see so many people worrying about EXACTLY the same things as I do. (even if it's something as trivial as finding a cheap personal drinks cooler).

    Anyone here going to Oriel or reading BioMedSci?
    I'm doing Biomed at Corpus, so just around the corner from you
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