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Rusty pipes and leaking gas
The pipes inside this fridge are mild steel. You’d be lucky to get longer than 4 years from this rubbish. Rusty pipes and leaking gas. I’d advise for all to stay away.
Purchased in January 2021 for $499.00.
used it 3 times, now it wont keep temp and goes into error mode. have tried many times to reset but it just does the same thing, Very disappointing as we are going away and need it.
Purchased in March 2021.
5 star fridge with the same compressor as the big guys
I have owned this fridge for 4 years and the only thing to happen is it started to blow the cigarette fuse in my Amarok, installed a new 25 amp circuit now the fridge works fine.
This fridge has bounced around in the back of my 4wd on some bad outback roads, overheating in the back of my black 4wd with a black canopy while keeping our food in great condition.
Some fridges cost $1,800 this fridge cost me $440 do the math! Both fridges come with the same warranty!
Owning a portable fridge and keeping it working can be tricky so here are my tips
Small car batteries like used in SUV's don't work very well as the battery is designed for fast energy output to start your car not quick fast startup of the compressor then a slow energy draw for 30 mins. - BIG BATTERY! 90 - 100 amp hour is a must, this battery will weight about 30kg so be careful when lifting. - BIG CABLE! If you are going to run the fridge at a distance from the battery you will need big thick cables otherwise the fridge will be in error mode. - Don't stand the fridge in the sun. I don't know why fridges are grey they should be made white to reflect the sun's heat like a Evercool fridge. -Freeze your food beforehand and put at the bottom of the fridge. In the morning move the food you want to cook to the grey plastic area above the compressor to defrost this may take all day or two so do it early.
Terrible value for momey
Purchased April 2017 and stored it in my shed powered off. First and second camping trips it worked fine although the current draw was a little high. Third trip plugged it into the power and the display started flashing, the motor did not come on or the light. Very disappointed/.
Was great for 4 years! Now Er1 showing and not working
We purchased this camping fridge from Aldi about 4 years ago- we'd seen too many Engels get stolen in camping grounds and felt it was safer to have a less expensive model!
It was a great fridge for about 4 years but has suddenly started reading Er1 and not working. Would I buy one again- probably not. It cost about $450 but really to be used for less than 6 weeks a year it should have lasted longer.
Purchased in October 2021 for $450.00.
Was wandering through Aldi to pick up some milk and bread...low and behold there’s a 12v fridge on sale for $250, shut up and take my money!
Great for the shed and occasionally out bush, but let’s be realistic, it’s not an Engel, Waeco or Evakool and a weekend warrior fridge.
Very happy with the purchase and sold my old Waeco with this replacement.
Good Fridge, Short Life, Poor Warranty Period, Not Good Value for $500.
Purchased 09/2015, not used until 12/15, worked great permanently in my 4x4 with extra battery and solar, warranty period expired, then the dreaded E1 code appeared, changed plug to Anderson socket, better for a while, then it wouldnt get below +2 when set at -3, progressively got worse, put it on mains power and it actually went to +9 while still set at -3, contacted after sales service in booklet, no response and no reply, contacted Aldi and was directed to a local authorised repairer who was very helpful, Fridge has internal gas leak = not repairable. Contacted Aldi again, Sorry out of warranty we cant help. $500 for 3 Years, Not Good Value in my Opinion.
What an awesome fridge wish I'd bought 2 now, temp stayed steady and didn't drain the car battery when accidentally left on over night. Heaps of room for everything we needed plus some. So quite even when brought into the motel room, slept right next to it all night (did have to cover the very bright led though).
Can't wait for ALDI to get more so I can get another to use as a dedicated freezer
I bought this fridge couple of years ago. Used it on several trips, and so far quite happy with it. Works well, drops the temperature fairly quickly. In retrospect it is a little too small for my purposes (hunting), but there is nothing wrong with it so far.
Excellent fridge freezer for the price
Bought this unit from Aldi and ran it as a freezer inside my camper trailer for 2 weeks nonstop .
Maintained -18 to -15 even during mid 30 degree daytime temperatures.
Unit operated on batteries and a 160 watt solar panel without any issue..
The supplied cover offers no additional insulation capacity, but can’t complain for the price.
Great fridge, excellent price
At $549, it is no wonder that Aldi sold out of these units in less than a minute. This is an excellent fridge with plenty of storage and low power consumption.
I have used this on two camping trips now, the first running on 240V and the second on 12V. On the second trip, a 105ah battery powered the fridge non-stop for 23+ hours and only dropped to 12.4V. This was in 30° ambient daytime temperature and 11° night temperature, with frequent opening. Add a solar panel to the combo and I can see this fridge working without issue for 5+ days.
As wi...th any fridge. it works best when filled to the brim as it is easier to keep cool contents rather than air. The internal storage space works well but it does occupy 50% of the storage space in the rear of our 4x4. This is something to consider if you don't have roof racks or a trailer. However, once packed in the car, the Adventuridge app is a great way of checking the fridge's performance and current temperature (or just checking that the power plug hasn't been bumped out of place). My advice, next time these come up for sale, line up early and buy one.
Going Great So Far...
I purchased the 40L fridge in September of 2016 pre-Fraser island trip. It was great for the 5 days on Fraser and many camping trips after as well. It lives in the 4WD most of the time (but not powered) when needed I put it on 240v to chill it and it gets down to 2c in about 30 minutes.
Just came back from a weekend up at Teewah and the temps were in the 30's, the fridge was fine at 2c and keep the essentials good and cold.
At $400-500 the fridge represents good value and I may buy another when this one craps out. Wait and see I guess, as $500 for 5 years is near the cost of the "reliable" brands that you may not get 10 years out of anyway IMHO.
Adventureridge 41l Fridge Freezer
I purchased the latest Nov 2018 offering from Aldi for my 6.5m Trailer Yacht. After a week of frustration getting constant E1 and E2 errors I decided to do as the install manual said...connect directly to the battery. After doing this the unit is working perfectly. The mistake i made was to connect via the 12v smart control panel in the boat. I surmise that the fridge control chip and the boat panel were incompatable hence the problems i saw.
Use as a camping fridge with our 4 WD. Works on DC but on battery, the Stirling fridge doesn't hold the temp for very long at all with a full battery, better off with an Eski. Sorry, but true. Doesn't seem to work at all well on camping trips away from electricity, within hours doing its own thing, even when set on Lo and 3 degrees C. I have really tried to get the thing working/ talked to people and now gone on the net. We are in the process of taking it back, have 2 year warranty. We don't want it fixed, as will not last.
Have used it on an off for the last year and it works really well, both via power AC and car DC connection. Mostly used it as a refrigerator and not freezer. Decent space. On empty it takes about 1.5 hours to get below 0 degrees, recommended that you pack the unit with your cold goods and cool over-night before you travel the next day with your foods/drinks.
Returned mine yesterday very disappointed
Wasn’t keeping food cold had to put it on -3 to get a little bit of coldness and even then temperature was fluctuating very disappointed I love the door How it open both ends and take it completely off. I think I bought the lemon one.
I asked Aldi if they had any other returns and they did but others haven’t come back so I picked the wrong box
Bailed up after 6 trips & 3 years use. Agent fixed it up with non genuine parts as no makers parts available, though he told me the fridge wouldn't be able to be repaired again. Waster of my time & money. Should have known better than to buy from Aldi.
Have used twice on camping trips
The works well. We have it set up on a deep cycle battery when camping and has worked wonderfully. No issues. The range of the thermostat appears to go from 1C to 6C but put a digital thermometer inside and stays pretty consistent around 4C which is what I am aiming at.
Would recommend as a it is at the lower end of pricing and works as well as the upper priced end of town.
Very dissapointed in my stirling, used 3 times fof 3 day campimg trips and it wont hold the temp got up to25 degrees had it fixed got the new house battery tested and now used it again for Easter, n doing the same thing am sick of throwing food away !! Am getting my money back
Great for camping
This 40litre portable fridge freezer is amazing. I can store meats other foods and drinks at the same time and keep it’s cool for a very long time. Food does not go off as it’s quite durable sturdy as well as easy to transport anywhere. We always take this with us to camp and picnic and can definitely relay on this product. Well worth it.
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My 65ltr fridge is 8mths old and only used 3 times, wouldn’t pull down on 12 volt, plugged into 240 and worked, turned it of 2 weeks later won’t work on 240 or 12 now, power on compressed running not getting cold
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