Whether you need some additional refrigerator space or you need an all-refrigerator for your office, den, dorm room, family room, or rec room, a Danby compact refrigerator is the perfect solution for you.  Danby is the leading refrigeration and specialty appliance company in North America, offering unique and inspired appliances loved by people everywhere. When you buy a Danby compact refrigerator, you know you’re buying from a trusted brand that cares about quality and customer service.

A Danby compact refrigerator can be purchased in a variety of sizes.  Some will fit on a countertop, some will go neatly under a counter, and others need to be placed as a standalone.  Their largest compact all-refrigerators are very popular and feature a large 4.4 cu. ft. capacity for lots of additional food and beverage storage.

Danby Compact Refrigerator Danby Designer Steel All Fridge Living Room ViewWhat should you look for in a compact refrigerator including a Danby compact refrigerator?

Can or Bottle Management

Some models come with built-in can or bottle management system to provide easier access to your favorite beverages.  Some Danby models come with their patented CANSTOR Dispensing System that provides plenty of storage and easy access to your favorite beverage cans.

If you save money by buying 2L bottles instead of the cans like I do, then it’s important that your Danby compact refrigerator has some way to store them.  Some models come with built-in tall bottle storage in the refrigerator door.

The Danby 4.4 cu. ft. model comes with adjustable door bins that make it easier to store tall bottles and other beverage containers exactly as you need to.


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Some Danby models feature energy-efficient R600a refrigerant that helps customers save money on their electricity bills and is also better for the environment. R600a is popular because it causes 162x less damage to the atmosphere than other refrigerants such as R134a.

Danby Compact Refrigerator Danby Designer Steel All Fridge Undercounter ViewVegetable Crisper

Some models come with a covered vegetable crisper tray at the bottom that will help keep vegetables and fruits fresher for longer periods of time by preventing moisture from escaping.


Stainless steel refrigerators with stainless steel doors are popular for their good looks.  Although they are touted for their corrosion-resistance, resistance to stains, and how easy they are to clean, the fact that they show fingerprints and smudges is not often mentioned.  If you like the look of stainless steel, but not the smudges, consider a Danby compact refrigerator with a spotless steel door.  It mimics the look of real stainless steel, is easy to clean, but won’t show smudges and fingerprints as easily.

Automatic Defrost

Automatic defrost is a handy feature that defrosts ice deposits on the inner back wall of the refrigerator automatically.  Defrost water is collected automatically in an interior drain pan above the compressor where it evaporates.  You don’t have to turn off the refrigerator and remove your food periodically as you may have to do with a manual defrost model.



Reversible Door Hinge

This is a common feature on compact refrigerators that gives you more flexibility in their placement.  Your Danby compact refrigerator comes pre-drilled on both sides so that you can simply move the hinges to the other side reversing the door opening.  This is handy whether you need to switch the door immediately after you buy the refrigerator or you need to move the refrigerator to a new location where the door needs to open from the other side.

Danby Compact Refrigerator Danby Designer Steel All Fridge Dorm ViewIntegrated Door Handle

You’re looking for a compact refrigerator because you don’t have a lot of space.  Even the door handle can cause problems in tight spaces if it sticks out.  The integrated door handle on the 4.4 cu. ft. Danby compact refrigerator allows you to open the door wider in tight spaces.

Work Top

Some models are designed so that their tops can be used as an alternate work area or storage for lightweight items.  They feature a scratch-resistant top for your accessories.

Interior Light

You’re used to your full-size home refrigerator having a light and you can’t imagine having a refrigerator without one, but not all compact refrigerators have an interior light.  If it’s important to you, make sure the models you’re considering have an interior light.

Leveling Legs

It’s inevitable that where you place your Danby compact refrigerator will not be level.  I guess no floor is perfectly level.  It’s important that a refrigerator you choose has some way to compensate.  Usually manufacturers choose to put one or two adjustable legs on the refrigerator to allow you to compensate for uneven floors.




Power Cord

Is it just me or does it seem like there is never a power outlet conveniently located anywhere near where you want to place an appliance?  If the compact refrigerator you’re planning to purchase isn’t designed for countertop placement, you’re going to want a long power cord that gives you some options for placement.  The Danby 4.4 cu. ft. model comes with a long 63-inch power cord.

Danby Compact Refrigerator Danby Designer Steel All Fridge Open Full ViewEnergy Star Rating

ENERGY STAR is a government-backed symbol for energy efficiency that indicates energy-efficient products and practices that save money and protect the environment.  Look for the ENERGY STAR symbol to indicate the appliance you’re considering is ENERGY STAR-rated.  The 4.4 cu. ft. Danby compact refrigerator is ENERGY STAR-rated.


For whatever reason, anecdotal evidence suggests that compact refrigerators aren’t as reliable as their full-size cousins.  With that in mind, a good warranty becomes important.  A long warranty tells you that the manufacturer has faith in their materials and workmanship.  Look for models with longer warranties to prevent heartache down the road.  Danby provides a long 18-month on their 4.4 cu. ft. Danby small refrigerator.

Danby’s largest compact refrigerator model is their 4.4 cu. ft. all-refrigerator.  It comes in a variety of door finishes including its popular spotless steel model.  If a refrigerator can be small fridge and still pack a lot of storage into a small footprint, this is it.


Take a look at this popular and good looking Danby 4.4 cu. ft. model and see if it’s the best refrigerator for your needs!


Danby DAR044A5BSLDD 4.4 Cu. Ft. Spotless Steel Compact All Refrigerator

Danby Compact Refrigerator Danby Designer Steel All Fridge Main ViewThe Danby DAR044A5BLDD 4.4 Cu. Ft. Spotless Steel Compact All Refrigerator is a great addition to your office, rec room, family room, as a dorm refrigerator in your dorm room, or anywhere you need plenty of food and beverage storage in a compact footprint.  It features a beautiful spotless steel finished door that looks just like real stainless steel, will look good in any room, cleans easily like stainless steel, but doesn’t smudge or show fingerprints like stainless steel.  It comes with plenty of great storage touches like the popular CANSTOR beverage dispenser system, one full width and two ¾-width adjustable door shelves with tall bottle storage, a covered, glass-top vegetable crisper drawer, and two full length shelves and one half-length interior refrigerator shelves.  If you like the idea of saving money and the environment, this model uses the energy-saving R660A refrigerant that is more efficient and better for the environment and is ENERGY STAR-rated.  It will be easier to place where you need it thanks to a reversible door and a leveling leg to handle uneven floors.  You will appreciate its automatic defrost function that keeps this model maintenance-free.  Here’s what you need to know about this Danby refrigerator.

Danby Compact Refrigerator Features

  • 4.4 cu. ft. (126L) compact refrigerator with beautiful contemporary look black cabinet and spotless steel-finished door
  • Spotless steel door looks and performs just like stainless steel, but doesn’t show smudges and fingerprints like stainless steel
  • Plenty of storage on two full-width and one ½-width adjustable glass shelves
  • Danby Compact Refrigerator Danby Designer Steel All Fridge Open ViewBuilt-in CANSTOR Gen 3 beverage can management system plus one full width and two ¾-width adjustable door shelves along with 2L tall bottle storage make it easier to store your beverages
  • See-through glass-covered vegetable crisper retains moisture to keep fruits and vegetables longer
  • Advanced mechanical thermostat adjusts temperature from approximately 32 to 50 degrees F and contributes to energy savings
  • ENERGY STAR-rated with 600A refrigerant that saves energy and is friendlier to the environment
  • Automatic defrost function keeps this Danby compact refrigerator maintenance-free
  • Bright white incandescent interior lighting
    Handy scratch-resistant work top stores accessories
  • Integrated door handle and flush back design saves space
  • Leveling leg accommodates uneven floor surfaces
  • Long 63-inch power cord and reversible door give you more flexibility in placement of the fridge
  • Dimensions are 20.6875W x 21-1/16D x 33-1/16H inches and it weighs in at 77.6 lbs.
  • Long 18-Month limited warranty on parts and labor with convenient in-home service






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