Inexpensive incubators or refrigerator conversions?

Hi everyone,

I’m trying to find an inexpensive incubator that is approximately 20 cubic feet that is < $3000. Purchasing is painful at my institution if the item costs more than $3000. I’ve been able to find a number of incubators in the ~$4000 range, but have struck out below that. I’ve considered just purchasing a refrigerator and trying to convert it myself into an incubator.

Anyone have any suggestions for either conversion equipment for refrigerators or other inexpensive incubator options?


If your institution allows it, you might be able to buy something less expensive on eBay or one of the used equipment sites. I have had good luck with this.