Electric Coolbox cooler camping 30L 3 year warranty £39.99 @ aldi
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Electric Coolbox cooler camping 30L 3 year warranty £39.99 @ aldi

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Found 23rd Jul 2016
Just bought one in Swansea, they had lots there, in store only, works really well and not bad for the price with A+++ rating and 3 year's warranty.

Has both separate mains lead AND 12v car socket cable attached.

Available in Blue/Orange as well.

Quiet and efficient, this grey and yellow Thermoelectric Coolbox is perfect for keeping food and drink cool on hot days. Why not bring it along to your next camping trip?

Features
Holds up to 12 x 1 litre bottles
Cord storage for both plugs
Rounded carry handle
Capacity: 30 litre gross capacity
Colour: Grey/Yellow
Dimensions: 40 x 30 x 44.5 cm
Energy Rating: A+++
Power: Powered by mains or 12v DC car socket
Product Type: Camping Accessories
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This basically looks identical to my Mobicool and almost half the price. Hot from me.
I got one last year, it's basically has an internal fan so it never really gets cold, but cool yes.
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BeerGoggles

I got one last year, it's basically has an internal fan so it never … I got one last year, it's basically has an internal fan so it never really gets cold, but cool yes.


Ah, so that's why it's called a cool box!
How much power does it draw?
54 kwh/annum rated as A+++ energy efficient on the box.
redheap

54 kwh/annum rated as A+++ energy efficient on the box.



​Don't know how they come up with these energy star ratings. Thermoelectric coolers are 15% efficient at best compared to 65% for the best compressor based fridges.
Great value for a cool box with both types of power though - car and mains. Usually much more expensive
BeerGoggles

I got one last year, it's basically has an internal fan so it never … I got one last year, it's basically has an internal fan so it never really gets cold, but cool yes.



Don't these have a Peltier thermo-electric cooler chip inside ? I have never seen one with just a fan inside.
BeerGoggles

I got one last year, it's basically has an internal fan so it never … I got one last year, it's basically has an internal fan so it never really gets cold, but cool yes.



Sorry but that is wrong. This does actually cool properly depending on settings, as per sarl's comment. I also have one of these models i bought around a month ago which i have taken on a week long camping trip and it does work as a mini fridge.
gazdoubleu

​Don't know how they come up with these energy star ratings. T … ​Don't know how they come up with these energy star ratings. Thermoelectric coolers are 15% efficient at best compared to 65% for the best compressor based fridges.



... And my torch uses less than my microwave?

There ratings within there field obviously.
rvcshart

... And my torch uses less than my microwave?There ratings within there … ... And my torch uses less than my microwave?There ratings within there field obviously.



​Obviously?? Does your torch heat food??
gazdoubleu

​Obviously?? Does your torch heat food??




...and do you often take your kitchen fridge with you on camping trips or picnics?
theyiddo

...and do you often take your kitchen fridge with you on camping trips or … ...and do you often take your kitchen fridge with you on camping trips or picnics?



​No but you can buy portable compressor based and absorption car fridges which are way more efficient to take with you. 55kwh per annum equates to a 6 watt appliance if used 24/7 365 days a year. These will be about 60 watt at least! They run constantly i.e. no thermostat as opposed to the absorption and compressor which do have. As far as I can see an A+++ energy rating is very misleading. As per my original comment they are very inefficient, in fact they are so poor you usually have to pre-cool your food/drinks in a fridge as these won't bring room temperature food down to a safe temperature quick enough. For picnics I would use a regular cool box anyway, far more efficient to freeze blocks at home.
squicksilver1

Sorry but that is wrong. This does actually cool properly depending on … Sorry but that is wrong. This does actually cool properly depending on settings, as per sarl's comment. I also have one of these models i bought around a month ago which i have taken on a week long camping trip and it does work as a mini fridge.


I have to agree with BeerGoggles. I bought one to take on holiday last year and it isn't very good at all. After reading all the comments, I'm wondering if mine is faulty, so if I can find the receipt, I will return it.
We've used these Lidl boxes for years for caravanning (VERY small fridges in caravans, so have used these for main family food). Chilled food stays chilled for days, frozen stays frozen for a few days if packed in properly and lid not constantly raised. FAR better than conventional "cool box" using frozen blocks that are lucky to last the day out.
PinkSherbert

I have to agree with BeerGoggles. I bought one to take on holiday last … I have to agree with BeerGoggles. I bought one to take on holiday last year and it isn't very good at all. After reading all the comments, I'm wondering if mine is faulty, so if I can find the receipt, I will return it.



You need to keep it turned up high for it to actually cool properly. The Eco setting isn't enough to maintain the temperature. Otherwise i would say there is some issue with yours.
Just got one for £29.99 in Ipswich. Was 2 left on the shelf.
nigos

Just got one for £29.99 in Ipswich. Was 2 left on the shelf.



Now that's a defo bargain!!
squicksilver1

You need to keep it turned up high for it to actually cool properly. The … You need to keep it turned up high for it to actually cool properly. The Eco setting isn't enough to maintain the temperature. Otherwise i would say there is some issue with yours.



Yes, we do have it turned up to full, and it still isn't cold enough. It sounds as though it might have been faulty from the start then, thanks.
moneybag

Ah, so that's why it's called a cool box!



I was actually trying to be helpful about how cold it gets, thereby contributing something as I was initially unimpressed when I used it personally , whereas you were just being sarcastic, but I guess someone had to be.
scarl

Don't these have a Peltier thermo-electric cooler chip inside ? I have … Don't these have a Peltier thermo-electric cooler chip inside ? I have never seen one with just a fan inside.



Well for all I know this could be an updated model but when I took mine (bought in Aldi 12 months ago) around Europe and had is plugged into the cigarette lighter over 4 hour journeys I, and my girlfriend were a little disappointed with the temperature. Someone did suggest the power draw from the Lighter port might not be adequate to power it sufficiently. All I know is Milk and wine etc. was mildly cool and certainly not chilled. All I can see is the fan on the top lid I have no idea about the chip inside.
PinkSherbert

I have to agree with BeerGoggles. I bought one to take on holiday last … I have to agree with BeerGoggles. I bought one to take on holiday last year and it isn't very good at all. After reading all the comments, I'm wondering if mine is faulty, so if I can find the receipt, I will return it.



Interesting, I must admit I thought their could be a fault but I had nothing to compare it to. Let me know how you get on and if you see a difference in the new one. I think mine is slightly over 12 months so no way of taking it back, but I would be interested to know.
BeerGoggles

Interesting, I must admit I thought their could be a fault but I had … Interesting, I must admit I thought their could be a fault but I had nothing to compare it to. Let me know how you get on and if you see a difference in the new one. I think mine is slightly over 12 months so no way of taking it back, but I would be interested to know.



Just looked at the aldi website and it says warranty for this product is 36 months. X
Is this clearance? if so Goose and chase come to mind
These are the normal "specials" that Aldi and Lidl do in every store. They are very good quality. Don't assume till you've actually found an answer...... might put someone off who this could help ...
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