6 best refrigerators for summer cottages according to customer reviews

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Spring fully comes into its own, and rows of summer residents reached for their cozy houses in order to breathe new life into their backyard plots. However, in order for living in the country house not to cause discomfort, it is necessary to take care of the appropriate household appliances, and, first of all, of the refrigerator, without which it is unlikely to keep food fresh. This problem can be solved in different ways. Some use an old 'humming' refrigerator for these purposes, others, on the contrary, prefer to acquire a new, small and compact refrigeration device, choosing an inexpensive model from a variety of catalogs.

Which company to choose a refrigerator for a summer residence

You can find a compact 'country' refrigerator in the catalogs of almost every manufacturer. However, very often the products of well-known European brands cost no less than their full-size counterparts, being inferior to them in functionality, and therefore the question of choosing in favor of the 'younger' brother disappears by itself. It is for this reason that you should pay attention to the products of the following manufacturers:

  1. Liebherr

  2. Shivaki

  3. Atlant

  4. Biryusa

  5. Saratov

The 'summer' products of these firms are almost complete analogs of the 'older' models and use all the same technical elements, components and assemblies. The only difference is in size – as a rule, the volume of these refrigerators does not exceed 150 liters. This is more than enough to store not only various products, but also canned food, seaming and all kinds of jams.

Rating of the best refrigerators

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best single-chamber refrigerators for summer cottages 1 Turquoise R108CA RUB 7 198
2 Turquoise 8 RUB 8,590
3 ATLANT MKhTE 30-01
4 Saratov 452 (KSh-120) RUB 8,700
5 Liebherr Tsl 1414 RUB 16 170
The best two-compartment refrigerator for a summer residence 1 Shivaki SHRF-90DP RUB 10,451

The best single-chamber refrigerators for summer cottages

For many buyers, the phrase 'country refrigerator' almost always means a compact single-chamber model. Such refrigerators were popular in the recent past, but they are still in demand today. The layout of their space is almost identical – one roomy chamber and a small freezer.

Turquoise R108CA

Rating: 4.7

Turquoise R108CA

The cheapest model of all refrigerators for summer cottages presented in our rating. Nevertheless, it has decent dimensions (87x61x48 centimeters) and functionality. The model is quite economical (belongs to class A) and practically silent, it has a spacious tray for fruits and vegetables, as well as a large number of glass shelves for food. The main compartment has a capacity of 115 liters, while the volume of the freezer compartment is 27 liters.

Advantages

  • Economical;
  • Virtually silent;
  • Narrow (only 48 centimeters wide);
  • Roomy (115 liters);

disadvantages

  • Low build quality;
  • Small freezer;

Turquoise 8

Rating: 4.6

Turquoise 8

Refrigerator, which is the most spacious of all the models under consideration. With a rather modest overall dimensions (85x60x58 cm), it has a large chamber, the total volume of which is 150 liters, 34 of which is a freezer. The backlighting of the device is carried out using LEDs, which additionally saves energy and useful volume. The set includes shelves made of lattice plastic, as well as two trays for fruits and vegetables. Another advantage is the low noise level – the refrigerator plugged in is almost inaudible.

Advantages

  • Energy efficient (belongs to class A);

  • Bright LED backlight;

  • Spacious;

  • Inexpensive;

  • Virtually silent;

disadvantages

  • Inconvenient shelves made of lattice plastic;

  • Plastic cover;

ATLANT MKhTE 30-01

Rating: 4.5

ATLANT MKhTE 30-01

The most compact of all models presented. The overall dimensions are 40x46x53.5, which makes this refrigerator a real 'baby'. The total volume is 31 liters, which falls entirely on the refrigerator – this model does not have a freezer. Due to its tiny size and light weight, this model can be installed anywhere – on a table, in a closet, on a separate shelf. Another plus is the low noise level – the device connected to the network is almost inaudible.

Advantages

  • Miniature dimensions;

  • Low noise level;

  • Can be installed almost anywhere;

  • Low weight;

disadvantages

  • Lack of a freezer;

  • Shelves that are not adjustable in height.

  • Plastic cover of the device;

  • Small internal volume;

Saratov 452 (KSh-120)

Rating: 4.4

Saratov 452 (KSh-120)

Not a bad model with an excellent price-performance ratio. With its modest dimensions, it has a decent capacity of the main chamber (122 liters) and freezer (15 liters). The shelves are made of impact-resistant glass and are not afraid of mechanical stress and temperature changes. Advantages include a low noise level – the device is practically inaudible in the silence of the night.

Advantages

  • Compact dimensions;

  • Glass shelves;

  • Low noise;

  • Roomy chamber;

  • Low weight;

disadvantages

  • The model can hardly be called economical (class B in terms of energy consumption);

  • Fast freezing of ice in the freezer;

  • Fragile plastic shelves;

  • Hard plastic cover;

Liebherr Tsl 1414

Rating: 4.4

Liebherr Tsl 1414

The most expensive model in our rating. Differs in high build quality and perfectly performs its functions. According to the manufacturer, this refrigerator is designed for use in places that are characterized by high air temperatures. Its external dimensions are 50x62x85 centimeters, and the volume of the inner chamber is 122 liters (of which 14 liters are in the freezer). The advantages of this model are also distinguished by the high speed of freezing products.

Advantages

  • Compact;

  • Shockproof glass shelves;

  • Autonomous maintenance of temperature when the power is turned off for up to 10 hours;

  • Designed to work in rooms with high humidity and temperature;

  • Energy efficiency class A;

  • High speed of food freezing;

  • Spacious;

disadvantages

  • Small volume of the freezer;

  • Noisy work;

The best two-compartment refrigerator for a summer residence

Despite the high popularity of single-chamber refrigerators for summer cottages, many buyers fundamentally choose two-chamber models. Such refrigerators are distinguished by better thermal insulation, and thanks to separate access to the refrigerator and freezer, ice freezing is almost completely excluded. The other side of the coin is the price: two-chamber refrigerators are more expensive than their single-chamber counterparts.

Shivaki SHRF-90DP

Rating: 4.7

Shivaki SHRF-90DP

A compact and stylish two-compartment refrigerator for summer cottages, which is, in fact, the smallest two-compartment model on the market. Differs in high quality workmanship and stylish appearance. The overall dimensions of the device are 48x50x85 centimeters, the total volume is 87 liters, of which 25 went to the freezer. The refrigerator is practically silent – it does not hum even at maximum load. In addition, it is also unpretentious in maintenance – plastic upholstery and glass shelves are easy to clean and are not subject to ice formation.

Advantages

  • Economical (energy consumption class A);

  • Separate refrigerating and freezing compartments;

  • High-quality assembly;

  • Compact;

  • Very quiet;

disadvantages

  • Small capacity;

  • Short power cord.

Which refrigerator to choose for a summer residence?

  1. If you are looking for the most compact and versatile model that can be installed anywhere – on a table, under it or on a shelf, and the presence of a freezer plays a secondary role for you, your choice is ATLANT МХТЭ 30-01;

  2. If you are 'balancing' between compact size and the need for two separate compartments for fridge and freezer, Shivaki SHRF-90DP should be preferred. This is the only two-chamber model in our ranking;

  3. In the case when the temperature and humidity in the room are 'off scale', the only correct solution would be to choose a refrigerator designed for operation in subtropical climatic conditions. Such as Liebherr Tsl 1414!

  4. For those who, when choosing a refrigerator, focus only on the maximum capacity of the main compartment, the best option is Biryusa 8.

  5. Not everyone wants to spend a large amount of money, and therefore many buyers consciously prefer to choose refrigerators of a budget price range. For them, the best option is Biryusa 8, the cheapest model in our rating.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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