|Item Weight||19.8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||21.3 x 14.1 x 9.2 inches|
|Item model number||CDF-11|
|Manufacturer Part Number||CDF-11|
Dometic CDF-11 Smallest Portable Freezer/Refrigerator
|Price:||$324.99 + $29.60 shipping|
|You Save:||$75.00 (19%)|
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Dometic CDF-11 Portable freezer/refrigerator light/dark gray Color. .37 cubic feet. Holds 6-12 ounce cans. Weighs 19 pounds. Great for use in Heavy Duty Trucks. Comes with the 12/24 Volt DC Cable Cord ONLY.
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Dometic CF Series
Better yet, take your freeze along. Our families of high performance, compressor models are energy efficient and lightweight. You'll find a size that perfectly fits your lifestyle.
- 12/24V DV or 110V AC
- Electronic thermostat LED controls with soft tough buttons.
- Dometic's 2-Year Protection Plus Warranty.
Dometic Portable Freezer/Refrigerators
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- The freedom to take your 'Cold' with you is made possible through Dometic's quiet portable freezer/refrigerators.
- These units have superb energy management systems that provide flexibility for your every need.
- Suitable for operation with a solar panel.
- Reliable performance Compressors.
- Attractive, high-impact polyethylene exterior is durable and weather resistant.
|Great for:||The smallest freezer/Refrigerator available.||Personal size for snacks and drinks on the go.||Slim and tall, this model fits into narrow spaces.||More capacity yet still quiet and efficient.|
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You may be wondering why this unit is relatively costly. After all, you can buy a thermoelectric cooler (such as a Koolatron) for about a quarter of the price. But as mentioned, thermoelectric coolers have a very limited range and can’t cope with high temperatures—exactly the kind of temperatures likely to be encountered in a closed vehicle. You can’t count on keeping anything frozen on a moderately warm day (70° F. or above). Also, they’re not exactly speedy when cooling down.
What you pay for with this Dometic unit is superb cooling performance, thanks to a high-efficiency Danfoss compressor system. Similar to a home refrigerator, this unit can quickly reach and hold subfreezing temperatures, even in a warm environment. Using an infrared thermometer and a FLIR One thermal camera, I measured temperatures as low as -8° F. at the coldest part of the interior (the part opposite the control panel)… and that was within minutes after turning it on. The central area was below freezing, while the “crisper” bin nearest the controls was around 45° F. (This was with the unit's digital thermostat set to 20° F.; of course one can choose less cold settings.) Incidentally, the unit remembers its temperature setting even when power is removed, so if you have it plugged into an ignition-controlled outlet or you move it from vehicle to vehicle, it will resume operation as if nothing had happened.
The unit draws an average of 3.75 amps (45 watts) when running on 12 VDC, but it can also use 120 VAC, thanks to a built-in AC adapter—no need for a bulky power brick. Moreover, you can connect it to 120 VAC and 12VDC simultaneously using the two supplied cords, and it will automatically switch over to AC when power is present. This can be useful for boaters and RVers who occasionally have access to 120 V shore power. When running on DC power, the unit has sensing circuitry that will automatically take it offline if the battery voltage drops below a certain level (settable to 10.1 V, 11.4 V or 11.8 V.), thus minimizing the chance that you’ll run down your battery and be unable to start your vehicle.
The lift-out wire basket (with removable partition) is a convenience, letting you move food in or out “in bulk” rather than piece by piece. It’s one of the many thoughtful touches in this unit. About the only thing I can find to complain about is that you can’t change the side on which the lid is hinged—the control panel side—but you can easily disengage it from its hinges and remove it entirely for easy access to the interior.
One last thought: if you’ve been using an ice chest cooler of comparable size, you’ll find that this Dometic fridge/freezer has much more usable space, because you don’t have to fill it up with ice.
All in all, this is a first-class product that performs extremely well. Not cheap, but well worth what you pay for it!
This freezer has an adjustable temperature ranging from 50 degrees (not sure why you'd want 50 degree food) all the way down to 0 degrees F. It keeps everything from frozen diners to Ben & Jerry's ice cream nice and solid. It comes with handles that you need to attach yourself, but I opted to leave them off. I've got the biggest factory sleeper available on a Peterbilt, but in a truck every inch of space gained is valuable. Since the handles don't collapse when installed, they stick out and cause the freezer to take up an additional four to six inches of space.
My one gripe with the design of this freezer is that the lid is convex instead of flat. This probably won't be an issue for most people, but I have the freezer sitting on the floor of my sleeper berth and my microwave sitting in top of the freezer. This would be an easy arrangement if it weren't in a truck that averages 120,000 miles a year on the decaying roads of America. The convex design makes it very difficult to place anything on top of the freezer and hope it will stay for long once the vehicle is in motion. I've resolved the issue by strapping the microwave down, but still, having a flat surface to work with would make it easier.
Other than that one small gripe, I have nothing but kudos for this unit. It saves me money on the road and when I'm home, we take it out and use it as a spare fridge or freezer, especially around the holiday season... we found it will fit a 14 pound turkey and handle any ham.
Amazon prices can change hourly or daily. I don't know if I would pay the current price... these are available for $550 elsewhere at the time of this review. Obviously that's a decision that you, the shopper has to make, but if you have the need, definitely get one from somewhere 'cause you won't be disappointed.
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I would recommend it to anyone that travels.