Portable Refrigerator - Product ReviewPosted in Product Reviews on December 1, 2002 Comment (0)
Fridge Freeze's Portable RefrigeratorKeeping your grub cool out on the trail is usually more of a chore than it should be, especially on extended excursions. But Fridge Freeze can take the pain out of your cooling needs. Imagine not having to wonder where your next ice fix is coming from; imagine not having to carry more ice than food; and imagine not having to wade through nasty cooler soup while your hand goes numb! Designed to be used under extreme conditions, the Fridge Freeze is built for durability and performance, both on and off road. The fridge and casing are both made of anodized, marine-grade aluminum, and the solid aluminum handles have been tested to more than 1,000 pounds of pressure.
This high-quality freezer is unique in that it uses the outside casing as a condenser, which increases operating efficiency at higher temperatures and lowers power consumption. Each of the three models uses 2-3/8 to 3 inches of high-grade polyurethane insulation. The super-efficient fridge has an extremely low amp draw of 2.3 to 3.8 amps, even in the hottest weather. With the outside temperature between 70- to 115-degrees Fahrenheit and the thermostat set to the number one position, the fridge will maintain an inside temperature of 38-41 degrees. With the theromostat set at seven, the fridge will maintain an inside temperature of 20-24-degrees. This high-performance fridge will freeze two one-gallon bottles of water in 110-degree heat in 24-36 hours.
The Freeze Fridge is available in three sizes to fit your 'wheeling needs: 35-, 45-, and 60-liter sizes. The 35-liter will hold 46 12-ounce cans, the 45-liter will hold 75 12-ounce cans, and the 60-liter will hold an amazing 108 12-ounce cans.
We recently took the 45-liter Fridge Freeze on a two week four-wheeling journey to Montana, and it worked like a charm. It finally put an end to our usual need for ice every other day and kept our food and drinks chilled with no noticeable fluctuating temperature change, even while driving through the hot deserts of Nevada. With the low amperage draw we didn't have to worry about losing power for our winch or lighting system either. In fact, we found that the fridge will operate normally on one 120-amp deep-cycle battery for two to four days. What a nice piece of work.