Compact refrigerators have a surprising number of uses around the home and office, and are not just reserved for dorm use! Small refrigerators are very popular in small living and working situations. In full size homes, compact refrigerators can be kept in the garage for extra perishable items, or for special situations, including food allergies, dieters, alcoholic beverages and more. Also called dorm refrigerators, for good reason, these small refrigerators range from 1 cubic feet to 3.0 cubic feet, perfect at small offices and dorm rooms where just a few meals a day are needed. Compact units can do almost everything that their full size counterparts can do. Newer compact refrigerators have features that range from vegetable crispers to beverage dispensers and adjustable shelves (check each model for product specific features).