Insignia NS-CF26BL7 2.6 Cu. Ft. Dry-Erase Compact Refrigerator comes with a smart layout including a can holder and door bin which can hold two liter bottles easily. It has 2 glass shelves and a freezer section. The height of Insignia NS-CF26BL7 is 27.6 inches so you can use it as under counter refrigerator as well. It fits easily under 30” desk or the countertop. However, you should measure everything to know whether the refrigerator fits under the counter or not. Best part of this mini fridge is that it has full a width freezer section. The unit is shipped with ice tray. The Insignia NS-CF26BL7 also comes with 2 glass shelves. Unlike most of the other mini refrigerators, it doesn’t come with crisper drawer. So you cannot store vegetables and fruits for more than 4-5 days. The dimension of the refrigerator is 27.6 inches height, 19.1 inches width and 17.7 inches deep. To know more about the compact refrigerator read the Insignia NS-CF26BL7 review further
Main competitor of the Insignia NS-CF26BL7 compact refrigerator is Haier HC27SW20RV 2.7 cu ft Refrigerator. It has 6 independent can holders on the door, plus one half width door bin which can hold 2 liter bottle. Beside this, there is one full width door bin as well. The benefit of having individual can holder is that the can doesn’t fly out of the door shelve when you open the door. Like Insignia NS-CF26BL7, Haier HC27SW20RV also comes with full width freezer and 2 shelves (wired). Both the units, however, lack egg tray. The Haier compact refrigerator doesn’t offer fancy features like Dry Erase board. The temperature control is also manual.
Coming back to Insignia NS-CF26BL7 2.6 Cu. Ft. Dry-Erase Compact Refrigerator, the unit comes with manual temperature control and you need to defrost the refrigerator manually. Most compact refrigerators lack auto defrost features and this unit is not an exception. You can’t remove freezer section either. However, if you are looking for a 2.6 cu. Ft refrigerator WITHOUT FREEZER, you can consider Danby DAR026A1BDD which comes with 3 adjustable wired shelves. The door has 8 individual can holster and 2 half width bins. One of bins can store 2 liter bottle. It also has manual thermostat. Like Insignia NS-CF26BL7, it comes with reversible door. However, it is little shorter than Insignia NS-CF26BL7, if you compare the height. The dimension of this Danby refrigerator is 20.1 Depth x 17.7 (width) x 27 inches (height).
Pros of Insignia NS-CF26BL7
Comes with full width freezer compartment
Two glass shelves
Cons of Insignia NS-CF26BL7
No auto defrost feature
Insignia NS-CF26BL7 2.6 Cu. Ft. Dry-Erase Compact Refrigerator is a good mini fridge you can get for less than $150. But you can get it for even less from competitors like Danby and Haier. Black Friday is just around the corner, so you can wait for some time to get a better deal for yourself.