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Offline DrChile

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Compact Refrigerator temp
« on: August 22, 2013, 03:01:59 PM »
Anyone have experience using a compact fridge and NOT using a Ranco controller - I.e. one can hit 50-54 degrees in the fridge using the fridge's own controls?

Needing to expand my cheese cave options (currently have a small Haier wine fridge - perfect temp control, poor humidity control, and a tad too small).

I like the idea of getting a small freezer from best buy and hooking up a Ranco controller but a new Menards just opened in our area and the sales on compact fridges are ridiculous.
Thanks!
Trent


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Re: Compact Refrigerator temp
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 02:46:27 PM »
I have a compact GE refrigerator without a freezer compartment.  It easily stays in between 50-55 degrees with no external controller necessary.  I have a thermometer with a remote sensor that goes in the fridge and the display sits on top, so I can check the temp without opening the door.  I paid approximately $110 for the fridge and probably about $10-15 for the thermometer.

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Re: Compact Refrigerator temp
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 10:53:48 AM »
Thanks for the reply!
I did go out and buy a Danby fridge (all fridge no freezer) from Costco.
Turned all the way down it registers 58-59 F which is a tad warmer, but definitely workable without an external temp controller, IMO.  I think the key here (n = 2) is to have a fridge only unit...

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Re: Compact Refrigerator temp
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 04:12:12 PM »
so if the lowest setting is too warm, you'll need to fiddle with it until it maintains the temp that you are targeting.