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DUAL POWER (12v / 240v) electric coolbox just £34.99 at Aldi from 6th June.

£34.99 @ ALDI
There are lots of 12v coolboxes out there but if you want to power them off the mains you pay a very big price for an additional high power mains adaptor. This one has dual 12v / 240v BUILT IN. I th… Read More
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There are lots of 12v coolboxes out there but if you want to power them off the mains you pay a very big price for an additional high power mains adaptor. This one has dual 12v / 240v BUILT IN. I think that makes it a great product in its own right and an excellent deal at £34.99. 3 year warranty too!
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1 Like #1
How big is it? I was trying to estimate the scale from the depicted fruit, but as we all know, some bananas are bigger than others. :oops:
#2
heat added , going camping this year but think I'll stick to my fridge tho this does indeed look good .
#3
Thermoelectric is nothing like a proper fridge.
#4
alasrati
How big is it? I was trying to estimate the scale from the depicted fruit, but as we all know, some bananas are bigger than others. :oops:


Very good
#5
States 2 litre bottles can stand up in it. Suggests it's a decent size.
#6
termite
Thermoelectric is nothing like a proper fridge.

Your point is?

Can you suggest a 'proper' fridge (presumably you mean the compressor/evaporator type) which runs on 12v and 240v, is easily portable and costs under £35?
#7
Been meaning to start looking for one of these, thanks
#8
Got one of these last year. Excellent value for money and great for camping.:thumbsup:
#9
I'm surprised they claim 17deg below room temperature!

Thse things use the same technonolgy as the cheap beer fridges that you can pick up and these perform no where near as good.
#10
[SIZE="7"]These were £29.95 last time, and the time before, and the time before that.[/SIZE] I got one and although I'd seen others around the same price. They all had mains and in car charger,, they did NOT have the best feature of the ALDI one...3 years warranty.:)
#11
So, not the same deal then. Why the big font spoiler post from a newbie?

PS even if you are correct, £5 for a 3 year warranty is a great deal!
#12
Most of Aldis offers have gone up in price over the last year.
#13
joneeboy
[SIZE="7"]These[/SIZE]


leave it out
#14
I bought one of these (the 12v version) after the summer for £6.00 in Asda.

Its a great purchase. Yes, its not a full blown fridge. Would not expect it to be.

But I put some cool packs inside with my cans of pop/beer and it kept it cold for hours

However, at £34.99 it's a bit pricey for a 12v version but for a 240V as well i dont think you'll find better (apart from in October!!!!)

Heat (or should that be cold) added
#15
joneeboy
[SIZE="7"]These were £29.95 last time, and the time before, and the time before that.[/SIZE] I got one and although I'd seen others around the same price. They all had mains and in car charger,, they did NOT have the best feature of the ALDI one...3 years warranty.:)


What is with the big text? Was it the point it had gone up in price, or that you got it cheaper? Either way whats the point of your post?
#16
Tightmartin
What is with the big text?


Easier to read on iPhone :thumbsup:
#17
The coolbox looks very much like my just purchased MobilCool box. This is a German company but made in China. I paid £40 with delivery and I am happy with the quality and performance. It takes about 4 hours to bring the box down 20 degrees C. See: http://www.mobicool.com/pages/products/outdoor/t26_t32_full.htm
#18
How noisy are these things? Could you keep one in a bedroom?
#19
I'm guessing from the price and look on the pic that this will be about a 20ltr sized one. They do make some noise as they have a fan that whirrs to keep the temp down (bit like running your xbox 360 constantly). We recently got one about twice the capacity from Halfords for £70 (it was on sale), and must say am very happy with it. Recently lent it to our gym club when they broke the fridge and it was on constantly for 4 days and kept everything nice and cool. Its never going to be as good as a proper fridge, but will be great for camping, etc.
Looks like a good price if you can find one after they disappear within first hour of opening (like the Lidl one did earlier this year!)
#20
So how do they do the cooling then?
#21
Says approx 30L if you click the "go to deal" for those still wondering about the capacity.
#22
we bought one today ready for camping and picnics/ days out etc. Just testing it out now, not too noisy and can hold 6 x 2lt bottles.
#23
Doubting Thomas
The coolbox looks very much like my just purchased MobilCool box. This is a German company but made in China. I paid £40 with delivery and I am happy with the quality and performance. It takes about 4 hours to bring the box down 20 degrees C. See: http://www.mobicool.com/pages/products/outdoor/t26_t32_full.htm


I bought one of these last year for £15
The trick is to put ice blocks in them first to initially get the temperature down, as the cooling unit works very slowly but fine for maintaining a cool temperature.
#24
joneeboy
[SIZE="7"]These were £29.95 last time, and the time before, and the time before that.[/SIZE] I got one and although I'd seen others around the same price. They all had mains and in car charger,, they did NOT have the best feature of the ALDI one...3 years warranty.:)


[SIZE="2"][SIZE="3"]No they were not - I bought one of these last summer from Aldi and they were £34.95. I work away every other week so gets well used - you need to put already cold items in as it struggles to bring items from room temp down - Cant find another for same price with dual power and 3 year warranty.[/SIZE][/SIZE]
#25
londislagerhound;8774126
So how do they do the cooling then?
As already said - thermoelectric (Peltier effect heat pump). If you want to know how it works, look it up.
#26
These are great, just used one I bought last year on a 2000 mile trip around France.

They keep contents really cool, use it sensibly, freeze a small drinks bottle filled with water and leave it inside. The fan is similar to that inside a PC and about as loud, silent in the boot of a car, slightly noticeable in a hotel room.

As an indication of the cooling 'power' we left home with frozen bacon and sausage (plus milk and eggs, salad etc), when we arrived 36hrs later the bacon and sausage were only partly thawed.

12v lead is long and will reach from the boot to the front socket in something like a Focus. Mains plug is great if you book into an overnight hotel for room only with your own cold milk and cereal in the morning.

A great money saving device.
#27
Tightmartin;8773664
What is with the big text?
What is with quoting it all so we are put through the pain twice? :?
1 Like #28
alasrati
How big is it? I was trying to estimate the scale from the depicted fruit, but as we all know, some bananas are bigger than others. :oops:


well, judging by the size of MY banana, this is effing massive.
#29
For those still wondering about size I reckon its about 28 New Times Roman................................oh you mean't the fridge. :whistling:
#30
Been looking for one for a year. Never managed to get one of the bargains at the end of the season. There are never many around. Though this year there maybe, the stock in my local Aldi was large. Probably ready for the Fitba. It is a decent size and surprisingly quiet. Last year they sold out before I could get one. 3 year warranty is a bargain. my meat all thawed out last year on my 18 hour trek to France with an unpowered coolbox. This year hopefully it will be different and the saving in meat costs with the high Euro will probably pay for the box. Let alone buying icecreams from tescos to take to the Beach for the kids.
#31
pibpob
As already said - thermoelectric (Peltier effect heat pump). If you want to know how it works, look it up.


All I can see is that someone said that thermoelectric is not like a proper fridge which is like saying that chalk ain't like cheese.
#32
I borrowed one of these for a road trip down to Spain. It keep things cool (not cold) in tempratures up to 20 degrees C and then anything warmer than that it didn't work very well if at all.
If you're thinking about buying a thermo electric camping fridge I'd say its fine for using indoors in a spare room for keeping the beers cold duringthe world cup and fine for camping if the outside temprature is not hot but if you're looking for something to use in the height of summer in 20 dgrees C and above I wouldn't bother with one of these. There is no replacement for a cool box full of ice or a cool box with the liquid blocks that you freeze and stick in there to keep your picnic cool.

Still a good price though
#33
If you block the fan vents, or if it's in, say, a car boot with poor ventilation, it's not going to work very well.
#34
Got it last time for 29.95. Great buy, but I must say that mine is rather loud. It's ok in the car but in the room - I think it wouldn't let me sleep. Other than that - go for it!
#35
I got one last year too. It was £35. We used it on a week-long holiday in a tent. If you make sure that you only ever put chilled things IN then it will keep them that way. Size-wise, as suggested earlier, imagine 6*2 litre bottles and you're getting there (but tall bottles will actually only fit in one end). Noise: it was about 2 feet from my head with one layer of tent fabric to absorb the noise (NOT!) and I didn't have any trouble sleeping. It's slightly noisier than a laptop I'd say. Just been to my local Aldi (Southend) not 2 hours hence and there were stacks of them.
#36
alecb
All I can see is that someone said that thermoelectric is not like a proper fridge which is like saying that chalk ain't like cheese.
It's nothing like that, unless of course you were intending to use cheese to write on a blackboard or put chalk on a cracker.

I think it's fair to warn people that this won't work as well as a "normal" fridge. There have been some good comments describing exactly how this works as well as real world experiences and I for one appreciate those. :-D

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