Having iced coffee, your lunch, and snacks at your fingertips? Yes, please! A mini fridge for classrooms can be a game changer for its convenience and functionality. Plus, it can help keep you on track with health goals to store more fresh, healthy snacks in your classroom. We’ve found all the best mini fridge options. However, we know not all schools allow mini fridges, so we also have some amazing lunch box options for your snacks.

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AstroAI Mini Fridge Thermoelectric Cooler and Warmer

AstroAL mini fridge cooler and warmer in pinkTeacher holding up pink mini fridge in classroom

Make all of your pink mini fridge dreams come true! As a bonus, this fridge doubles as a cooler and warmer. The 6-can capacity is perfect for a few of your favorite snacks and drinks.

Price: under $40

Buy it: AstroAI Mini Fridge Thermoelectric Cooler and Warmer/Amazon

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Frigidaire Stainless Steel Mini Fridge Platinum Series

Frigidarie platinum series stainless mini fridge

This style mini fridge is available in varying sizes from 1.8 cu ft as shown to 4.6 cu ft. This option has door and shelf storage with a small freezer compartment. It’s the best option if you want something mid-sized!

Price: under $140

Buy it: Frigidaire Stainless Steel Mini Fridge Platinum Series/Amazon

Frigidaire 6-Can Mini Retro Beverage Fridge

Red mini fridge in classroom on top of drawers

How adorable is this mini retro fridge? Finding the right size mini fridge for classrooms can be a challenge since they take up valuable space. This one is small enough to fit on top of a classroom shelf or cart as shown and adds so much convenience to your teacher life.

Price: under $40

Buy it: Frigidaire 6-Can Mini Retro Beverage Fridge/Target

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Sunbeam Double Door Black Mini Fridge

Sunbeam double door black mini fridge

Make all of your snack combinations possible! There’s plenty of room for your favorite dips and dressings in this two-door cooler. With separate fridge and freezer space, you can plan out lunches and leave emergency snacks and drinks in your classroom.

Price: under $200

Buy it: Sunbeam Double Door Black Mini Fridge/Target

Smeg Retro Style Series Compact Cooler

Smeg white retro mini fridgeWhite smeg fridge in classroom reading corner

Smeg appliances can get pricey, but if you love their look and appreciate the quality, it’s worth the splurge. They boast some cool features typically not included in mini fridges, such as adjustable glass shelving, an LED internal light, automatic defrost, and electronic temperature control. How cool would this look in your classroom?

Price: $1000

Buy it: Smeg Retro Style Series Compact Cooler/Amazon

Image Source: @primarydrama

RCA Single Door Platinum Mini Fridge

RCA single door stainless steel mini fridge

If you’re looking for a larger mini fridge without breaking the bank, this one is for you. Features include fridge and freezer space, energy-saving power, and large capacity. It also comes in purple, blue, orange, green, and red (how fun)! A reviewer noted, “I ordered this fridge for my classroom. I was amazed, it is perfect…everyone that comes into my room asks how I got it that color.”

Price: under $200

Buy it: RCA Single Door Platinum Mini Fridge/Amazon

GE Double-Door Mini Fridge and Freezer

Classroom fridge with learning magnets

Make your fridge a part of the learning environment! Add fun letter magnets, display signs, or highlight a recent lesson poster. Plus, you can fit tall bottles and bigger items in this more spacious fridge. It also has a freezer section for ice cubes or your favorite frozen treat.

Price: $300

Buy it: GE Double-Door Mini Fridge and Freezer/Amazon

Image Source: @Newton3rdAES

Sunbeam 1.7 Cu. Ft. Mini Refrigerator

Sunbeam 1.7 cu ft white mini fridge

Imagine covering this with cute stickers or magnets. It’ll fit right into your classroom! It has enough space to toss your lunch bag on a shelf in the morning, but isn’t too bulky. One reviewer said, “Perfect size for under my desk-superb temperature ability-made my bottled pop nice and icy! Not too loud, at all. For the price, I highly recommend this mini fridge!”

Price: $110

Buy it: Sunbeam 1.7 Cu. Ft. Mini Refrigerator/Target

Whirlpool 4.3 cu ft Mini Refrigerator Stainless Steel

Whirlpool stainless 4.3 cu ft mini fridge for classroom

Another great full-sized mini fridge, this option includes an 8-can dispenser, 2-liter bottle storage, and a slide-out glass shelf. A happy purchaser said, “This size is perfect, it’s slightly higher than counter height and doesn’t take much room. It looked gorgeous in stainless steel. It started right up, cooled quickly and has plenty of the kind of space that makes it perfect when you just need a little refrigerator with a freezer.”

Price: under $200

Buy it: Whirlpool 4.3 cu ft Mini Refrigerator Stainless Steel/Target

Purchase a used mini fridge

Pink classroom fridge covered in contact paper

If you don’t have the budget to purchase a new mini fridge, consider checking out eBay or Facebook marketplace, where you can find a great mini fridge for classrooms at a more affordable cost. This teacher spruced up an old fridge with some fun, pink contact paper!

Image Source: @techteachandme

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