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Old 07-05-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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$29.88 tiny thermo-electric fridge at Home Depot

Found this today wandering through the local Home Depot.

Coca-Cola 0.14 cu. ft. Retro Fridge in Red-KWC-4-2 at The Home Depot

I got to put my hands on one. It's tiny, it will hold a six pack of cans or 4 500ml bottles. Or 4 cans and decent sandwich. It's cute to look at, made to look like a retro Coke machine.

Being it's a thermo-electric, it runs on 12 vdc or 120 AC, and either keeps the inside cool to 32F (in pleasant conditions) or warm to 149F. It doesn't weigh much and the sides are quite thin. I'm told the external fan is a bit noisy.

There was one that was open for display. I wasn't too impressed with the latch mechanism. Either it has been man handled or is not quite the quality I would hope for.

But what does one expect for $30? If you have wanted a tiny, inexpensive thermo-electric fridge this might be just the thing.

I'm thinking about getting one. They have a slightly larger, possibly better quality one for $49.

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I have a similar unit for my work van. It'll keep cold stuff cold, but WILL not cool warm drinks.

BTW, it only cools to 30 degrees below ambient so in a warm vehicle, well it'll barely keep drinks cold. I usually keep the AC running to keep my electronic sets cool when on the job, so for me, thats not normally an issue.
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My kid keeps one in his bedroom filled with bottled water. It does a decent job


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Old 07-06-2014, 01:28 PM   #4
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On another forum it was suggested these would be ideal to keep insulin or other medications cool and close at hand. In an emergency it can run on a car battery.
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