Whether you love taking camping trips or live the permanent van life, a portable fridge freezer can provide a whole new frontier of convenience.
Able to keep food and drink cool and fresher for longer, they allow you to enjoy so much more than just dry foods 24/7. And as our range features a variety of different sizes, there’s a model to suit virtually any style of trip.
So, to learn all you need to know about portable fridge freezers, here’s 8 key points to be aware of.
Important Facts About a Portable Fridge Freezer
1. They really are portable
A portable fridge freezer offers greater function, durability, and strength than a standard ice cooler. As a result, many assume they’re not as convenient and portable. But this couldn’t be further from the truth!
All our compressor fridge freezers have been specifically designed to be travel-ready and easy to carry. Complete with sturdy handles and robust wheels, you can easily transport your fridge freezer with ease. Ideal for camping, road trips, and garden parties, even our largest size is convenient to use and travel with.
2. Cools AND freezes
Despite the name ‘portable fridge freezer’, many are apprehensive of using them for frozen food. But they’re just as effective at keeping frozen food icy cold, and fresh food cool.
Our compressor models feature a dual design. This means you can store both fresh and frozen food simultaneously, with separate temperature control for each area between -18°C and 10°C. Hugely versatile and able to store a wide variety of different options, the days of camping with limited food choices are over!
3. Offers maximum convenience
While portable fridge freezers are often more expensive than standard coolers, they’re definitely worth the extra expense. Gone are the days of melted ice ruining food and warming-up drinks.
Efficiently keeping your supplies cool, fresh, and delicious for as long as needed, the convenience a portable fridge freezer provides is simply second-to-none. And if living the permanent van life, you might even save money in the long-run. No more spending money on a constant supply of ice for a regular cooler.
4. Easy to control
The vast majority of compressor fridge freezer models are super simple to control. Featuring a convenient digital display, you can easily tailor its temperature in seconds.
Better still, all our Active models feature their very own smartphone app. Available for download on both iOS and Android devices, you can control the temperature and multiple other settings just using your smartphone. Perfect during parties and other events when you can’t be within easy reach of your fridge 24/7.
5. Fast to charge
Due to the impressive power and efficiency a portable fridge freezer can provide, it makes sense to assume they’d require considerable effort to charge. But all our models are designed to be charged easily. Even when on-the-go.
Designed to support 12, 24, 100 and 240V power, all our compressor fridges come complete with a UK, EU and multi-socket car adaptor. Able to be charged using just a cigarette lighter lead, you can power-up your cooler with ease in many different locations.
6. Reaches temperature fast
One of the main benefits of a standard ice cooler is its instant cooling ability. After all, your food and drink is instantly being immersed in ice!
However, the advanced technology of many portable fridge freezers means they can reach your desired temperature super quickly. You won’t be left waiting hours for your food and beer to remain cool.
7. Works better when full
While the vast majority function perfectly well regardless of capacity, there are certain top tips you can use to increase efficiency. Keeping your fridge as full as possible is one of them.
When your cooler is full to the brim with food and drink, there’s very little space between each item. This traps cold air and makes for more efficient temperature control. If there’s lots of free space, coldness can’t be captured quite as effectively.
If you don’t always have enough food on-the-go to fill our larger models, simply use water bottles and other drinks to fill empty gaps.
8. They’re not noisy
Due to the power supply of a compressor fridge freezer, many think they’re going to be loud and disruptive. Who wants to listen to a loud fridge all night when trying to sleep in a camper van?!
But our entire range has been designed with super quiet fans, guaranteed to maintain your desired temperature without making noise. Whether our smallest 24L model or the huge 80L, you won’t even hear it’s there.
So, if you were looking to learn more about what a portable fridge freezer really offers, you’ve now got some insight. We firmly believe they’re a brilliant asset to virtually any outdoor trip or occasion.
Whether you’re living the van life, going camping with friends, or hosting a garden party, a portable fridge freezer is sure to make your experience more convenient. And keep your favorite foods and drinks cold and fresher for longer!
For more information on each of our compressor fridge freezer models, check out our ‘which cooler’ guide.