Keep food and drinks cool for your next outing with this thermoelectric cooler/warmer. This spacious cooler/warmer operates with a 12-volt module powered by your cars cigarette lighter to keep your food cold without the need for ice....more
First let me say I'm overall pretty happy with my minifridge.
I bought this to use on a weekend long camping trip to keep my beer cold and a few steaks as well.
It really does fit 48 cans if you stack them the right way. It also fits a case and a half (36) of cans, 2 hoagies, and 2 steaks at the same time plus ice, with minimal squishing.
It did not get cold very quickly at all. I had it plugged in to my cigarette adapter in my car for 30 minutes without opening it, and it still was barely cooler than the outside temperature. I couldn't wait for it to get cold, so I put a few ice packs in the bottom, and threw some ice in it as well.
I'm not sure if it is designed to be water safe, but the ice melted and pooled in the bottom, but was not covering the fan. I think even though the internal fan may have gotten wet, it still worked perfectly.
The ice packs in the bottom are the way to go with this cooler. It gets it very cold very quick, and once it is cold it seems to stay cold for hours. I stocked mine with ice pcaks and cold cans, and left it plugged in basically all day, every 3 hours or so coming back to start my car and let it run so it did not wear out the alternator or battery. Overnight I unplugged it, and kept the door closed. When I woke up in the morning everything was still cool, not cold, but cool. Turning it back on everything was cold again within an hour. Good for beer, not so great for food unless it is ICE cold.
The other thing I didn't like was that the "latch" is really a plastic slide piece that accidentally snapped off pretty easily, but I was able to snap it back on easily as well. I would have liked a little bit better of a latch because it doesn't look very durable.
The fridge works prettty good, it served its function (kept my beer and food cold) with minimal issues.
Next time I'll bring more ice packs.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
How is the quality of the product? 85%
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Sort of
This product did not work. I placed pre-cooled items inside for a road trip. We ended up purchasing cups of ice at every gas station fill up to cool our drinks. Don't waste your money. You are better off purchasing a traditional cooler and refilling it with ice every 6 hours.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was as described
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality was poor because it did not work.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not very accurate because the cooler does not work.
Great cooler. I keep it in back seat of my truck at all times. Cools fast. Haven't tried heat function. This is my third cooler, all different brands and I like this one the best. I like the cooling unit in the side instead of the top as the other two had. Being square seems to make it roomier My only complaint is that the side handles make it awkward to carry. If it weren't for that, I would give it a five star.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very well.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality seems to be good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
I purchase a dc converter with it and it didn't work. The product read that I had to purchase a charger to run it. An additional $70.00. I would suggest you also state that on your site. Otherwise it works just fine.
We bought this cooler to take on a road trip. It did its job very well. It did not take long to cool water bottles from room temperature to chilled. I recommend purchasing the battery saver chord (and perhaps the AC/DC chord as well). We left it plugged into the car power outlet overnight one night, and it did kill our battery, so just be aware. I defintely would recommend this product.
I was surprised to find that the cooler was a perfect fit for my Forester, as the retractable luggage compartment cover slid right over it, with barely half an inch of clearance. As others have described, items stored in the cooler/fridge should be precooled. Don't expect the "fridge" to actually cool anything down in a reasonable amount of time. Best solution I found was to use reusable ice packs during trips if you are putting anything room temp into it. During our trip to a national park, we went hiking for almost 2 hours. When we came back, the cooler was able to keep our drinks and food cool, despite the lack of power.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was somewhat accurate, although that's the least of my concerns. Top of lid is grey.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was in line with the price of the product.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description was accurate for the most part.
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