Setting up a home bar? This is the best mini fridge and nugget ice maker to setup the perfect home bar and best of all, it has a gorgeous black stainless steel color that matches most home bars!
Sponsored by: NewAir. All opinions are honest and my own.
Last year I shared some of the best dry bar ideas after we finished our modern basement and put in a dry bar and modern kids play area.
Since then I’ve had a lot of questions from people about what I thought was the best mini fridge for a home bar. I still absolutely love the stainless steel fridge we put into our dry bar but today I wanted to share a different option for people who may want something with a bolder look – black stainless steel!
I saw this NewAir black stainless steel mini fridge and knew I had to have it because it matches the black hardware we used throughout our house.
You don’t see a ton of black stainless steel out there, so I so excited to find something to match. Not only does NewAir have a great mini fridge, but they also had this black stainless steel nugget ice maker that matched!
I switched our original stainless steel mini fridge upstairs to our kitchen to hold our favorite beverages for the kids and put the black one downstairs with the matching ice maker!
Let me tell you – they’re both amazing. I’m going to mainly focus on the beverage cooler for the purposes of this post, but I have included a section at the bottom about the nugget ice maker for people who interested. But the combination of the black stainless steel and blue LED light in both is just a gorgeous addition to our home bar.
And let me tell you – nugget ice makes cold drinks ever better.
Best Features of the NewAir Beverage Fridge
There are a ton of things to love about the NewAir 24″ Built-In 177 Can Beverage Fridge in Black Stainless Steel. I’m going to highlight some of our favorites here but feel free to check out the full listing for the fridge on the NewAir website for all the details, specs, and more important features.
Unless you’re planning on just having sodas or water bottles in your fridge, you’re likely going to want adjustable shelves in your mini fridge.
The NewAir 24″ includes shelves that you can easily move around to fit different drinks, snacks, and more. You can see below how I’ve adjusted the shelves to fit things like actual boxes of sodas (it fits the mini ones perfectly) as well as refrigerated snacks in the bottom row.
Worried about putting drinks in those tight spaces? Don’t worry, the six removable shelves pull out easily so you can access all of your favorite drinks in a second! The pull out wire racks really give you easy access, making it perfect to create your own beverage center as home!
The adjustable shelving really does turn this into one of the best beer fridges, a great place for holding bottles of wine, or just holding sodas and juices like we do. There is also enough space for taller items likes snacks and food boxes if you want to take out shelves!
Great Temperature Range
The fridge can go from 66 degrees all the way down to 37 degrees fahrenheit to keep all of your drinks and food nice and cold, just like you’d want ice cold drinks. Want to store something like wine bottles – you can also turn the temperature up to chill instead of make things ice cold.
As someone who had a mini fridge put into our house that didn’t really work to get drinks cold, I love that you can choose the optimal temperature for whatever you’re storing and it’ll keep them right at that temp.
The only time I’ve ever seen it not keep consistent temperatures is when we leave it open too long, and even then it only takes a few minutes to cool back down! And the triple-paned doors (yes, triple – not just a double-paned glass door) keep it nice and cold!
The adjustable temperature control is easily changed using the digital controls and the mini refrigerator temperature adjusts quickly. Pick your perfect temperature and let the fridge do it’s thing!
We don’t actually have alcohol in our home at all, but I still love the lock feature on the NewAir beverage fridge because my kids would drink soda for every meal if I let them. And with the kids playing downstairs on their own, I love being able to lock the fridge and keep the key hidden until I want to open the fridge.
That may not matter to you but for me, I love being able to lock the drinks up. Or even just lock it on special occasions if you want to use it for everyday beverages in your kitchen.
The fridge does have a see-through glass door (compared to the one we have in our outdoor entertaining area) that my kids can see, so the lock really does help them remember the drinks in there aren’t just fair game like the ones in our main refrigerator.
You can see the lock at the very bottom of the picture below. It comes with two keys that are easy to insert, turn, and access all of your favorite drinks!
Whether you want to use this as a built-in unit or a freestanding unit, the 24″ size is perfect for a home bar, kitchen, dorm room, man cave, or even a bedroom or home office. While it is a large capacity fridge holding up to 177 cans, it makes really good use of the storage space with its sleek design.
There’s no wasted space – it’s just enough room to hold all of the things you want it to hold! It really does a fantastic job of using all the available space!
If you’re looking for different sizes, NewAir also has compact fridges in various sizes like this 15″ black stainless steel beverage fridge! I think the 24″ is a compact fridge small enough for us, but I can totally understand if you need something a bit smaller, especially if you’re looking for a freestanding beverage fridge!
You can get this black stainless steel beverage fridge (Model NBC177BS00) on the NewAir website here! Use the code PARTY10 for 10% off your entire purchase!
NewAir Nugget Ice Maker
Okay I promised that I would talk about the NewAir 44lb Nugget Countertop Ice Maker a bit more since we added it along with the beverage fridge in our home bar!
Let me first say that if you do decide to buy either the ice maker or the beverage fridge, you can use the code PARTY10 to get 10% off your entire purchase! When it comes to buying small appliances and large purchases, 10% definitely adds up!
Okay now back to the nugget maker!
Don’t you just love that black stainless steel frame?? It’s as easy to use as pressing the buttons (that light up with a blue LED light). So simple and the ice is so good!
Some of the best features (and why we chose it include):
- Self-cleaning function – this is HUGE because cleaning them can be a pain
- Refillable water tank – just keep it filled and you’ll have nugget ice all day long
- Makes 44 lbs of ice – this makes it perfect for parties, especially when you’re entertaining for something like a holiday where you’ll need ice all day long!
- Compact design – this one is a little smaller than the 45lb ice maker we have in our kitchen upstairs, but this one is definitely a little sleeker and more compact. It’d be the perfect addition to an office, home bar, or even a dorm room if someone is really obsessed with nugget ice!
You can buy this nugget ice maker (Model NIM044BS00) on the NewAir website here! And don’t forget to use PARTY10 to get 10% off your purchase!
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