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Koolatron - Kool Kaddy 36-Quart 12V Cooler/Warmer - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent in the long run.

    Posted
    Raptor8964

    I've had this unit for around 14 years now, and it's still going strong. I initially bought it when I was working as a long-haul trucker, to serve as my refrigerator when I switched to a rig that didn't have one, and at this time was using it in the vertical orientation, with the shelf installed. It worked very well. It kept my food and beverages cold, and didn't cause any noticeable stress to the electrical system when I was shut down (need to keep my food cold, even with the engine off). In recent years, I've used it more as a traditional chest-style cooler, for keeping extra beverages cold at home, when traveling, or even when camping at a site with electrical service. Even in this orientation, I often use the shelf to separate heavy items like beverages, from softer items like eggs, as it slides very firmly into one of several available slots. When first starting it up, I try to load it already chilled items, as, due in part to its large volume, it takes a while to really cool down if started with a load of warm bottles or cans, but it will still do the job if given time. When already running, adding a few warm items to the chilled load already inside will not be as much of an issue. During long-term cooling use (several weeks), frost will occasionally begin to build up on the internal fins, which along with the fan are protected by a plastic cover, and it will need to be occasionally defrosted, but that also attests to how well it cools. I've had to clean dust from the exterior fins a few times over the years, which are also behind a cover, but this is easily done. I was initially concerned about the durability of the "hinge" on the lid, as it's only a strip of flexible plastic material, but after almost a decade and a half of use, it's still holding up. My one and only complaint is that the lid will not stay open by itself when used in chest orientation, but this also helps to keep the cold in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fulfilled Expectations

    Posted
    Boomer
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've used this product in both 12v & 110v modes and the cooler has preformed perfectly over the last two months of continuos service/100% availability & reliability. A couple of times, I've had to defrost the internal cooling mechanism (Maintainability issue) but is is a marginal inconvience. Capacity is adequate for me (camping by myself). In 12v mode, the cooler ran my battery down while driving ~~650 miles on trip but this also was a minor nuisance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice thermoelectric cooler

    Posted
    Scott
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Used the cooler to transport items to the beach. Once at the beach we used the cooler as an extra refrigerator in the house. Worked as expected. As other reviews have mentioned, it's best to put items in the cooler that are already cool and that the lid doesn't want to stay open. Especially once the cooler is cold.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    give as a gift

    Posted
    bhbg
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I gave it as a Christmas Gift. It was well received, and they had used one prior, and hope that this one works as well. It was used when they make trips to the grocery store, they did not have to rush home in fear of all the frozen food thawing out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Cooler

    Posted
    Sara
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Nice Cooler, use for camping and fishing. It's a little to cold to try outside just yet. So, have it plugged in the house... its a little noisy, but I really like it. especially in the upright position.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT!

    Posted
    retazz3096
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Excellent cooler! I used it all summer long for travel with my family (almost every other weekend), and I believe it is an excellent product! So great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Beejay
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Looked all over for this item, never expected to find it in Best Buy.! Nice surprise, never hurts to ask about something you lest expect!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Yaker
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    This cooler works pretty great to keep thing cool when camping. Also works great to hold about 800 Jell-O shots

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Mlawson
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I ordered this to take on a family vacation to keep drinks and sandwiches cold. It works great so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    roomy

    Posted
    campdually
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    It was all that we expected. Very roomy .It should more than cover the use that we purchased it for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Powered Cooler

    Posted
    ChuckR
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Works well and performs as expected. Getting a lot of use in my car with this unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend