What can’t you use a mini fridge for?

September is a milestone month, more than 1.5 billion kids across the world returned to school, including 5.5 million Canadians from kindergarten to grade 12. Over 2.1 million students enrolled in Canadian public universities and colleges returned to campus this fall. Furthermore, millions of Canadians work arrangements have shifted with advances in videoconferencing, remote technologies, and hybrid work models. Whether you’re staying in residence, living off campus, work from home full-time or part-time a Danby mini fridge is a versatile appliance that will make life more convenient.

Stay energized in your workspace

With the work-from-anywhere development, the workspace is no longer just on campus or at the office. Whether you’re learning in your dorm, or working remotely the Danby 1.0 cu.ft mini fridge can be a solid addition to your space. Store snacks, lunches, ice coffee, or cold drinks and save a trip to the kitchen (and its many potential distractions).

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Have a designated beverage fridge

If there is one thing we all can appreciate, it is a great entertainer who welcomes you into their home. When having your guests over, it’s always a brilliant idea to have ice-cold beverages or snacks ready to serve.  If your place is the frequent hangout spot for you and your friends, you may find your kitchen fridge overflowing, a mini fridge can solve that problem. Have a designated fridge for your favorite beverages in your wet bar or rec room for your next party.

Homegrown food storage

Growing your own food is a worthwhile venture for people who are interested in health, nature, or food security. The benefits of homegrown vegetables and fruits spans far beyond the fresh salad or the delicious bacon, lettuce, and fresh tomato sandwich. Homegrown food is beneficial to the earth, ecosystem, and reduces food waste. If you don’t have a garden, one option is a community space where you can grow your own produce and donate it to your local food bank.

Store all your fresh produce in a mini fridge and ensure that it lasts. If you have the space to store it, homegrown vegetables are much less expensive than store-bought.

Danby Contemporary Classic Compact Refrigerator

Keep allergens separate

Dealing with food allergens can be challenging for households, especially when it comes to children. For people who have a food allergy, even a small exposure to an allergen can cause an allergic reaction. Allergens can have their own designated shelf, but you run the risk that these foods will contaminate your home and grocery supply.

To ensure everyone is safe, have a separate mini fridge to keep allergens. Designate this refrigerator to house common allergens like milk, eggs, and peanut butter.

Extra storage for emergencies

With more frequent storms and power outages, this can disrupt our communication, food sources and transportation. Stock your mini fridge and freezer with extra eggs, vegetables, fruits and frozen meals before heavy snowfall or blizzard conditions hit. Ensure you have enough nonperishable food and water in case of a power outage. Keep freezers and fridges closed, a fridge will keep items cold for about 4 hours if it is unopened. A full freezer will keep its temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) if the door remains closed, according to U.S. Food & Drug Administration. If unsure, use an appliance thermometer to check the temperature and ensure the freezer is at -18 °C or below and the fridge is at or below 4 °C.

Make your makeup last longer

Makeup products can be expensive. According to a Byrdie blog the average woman spends an estimated $313 per month on their appearance. That adds up to $3,756 per year or a staggering $225,360 over the course of a lifetime. Many natural makeup products include labels that suggest refrigeration for best results. Perfumes also last longer if kept in the fridge since artificial fragrances contain hundreds of ingredients, some of which go bad over time.

Learn more about enjoying your cooler, longer-lasting beauty products in our blog How Keeping your Makeup Products Cold Could Make Them Last Longer.

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