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Message posted by GeneralSherman04/9/2017 at 9:54am
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Hi folks
Aldi have this tabletop fridge for sale https://www.aldi.co.uk/ambiano-black-table-top-fridge/p/078233154594900
Can anyone advise me please if this fridge is suitable for the use with an EHU on 'most' campsites ? We would plan to use it on campsites with a 10A or 12A electricity supply.
Thanks very much !

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Yes, but how good the fridge is I wouldn't know most of these fridges seem to cool to between 15 and 20 below ambient outside temps so not so good when weather is really hot but better than nothing

Message posted by Ewen c04/9/2017 at 2:57pm
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We have a white ambiano from aldi. It is a compressor fridge with an ice box, not an ambient one.
However that one you posted is an ambient one. Glorified cool box.

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Message posted by GeneralSherman04/9/2017 at 3:57pm
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I already have an electric coolbox which is fine for our Irish weather but not sufficient for the French Summer weather. I was looking for something better at a reasonable price but looks like I will give this a miss. Thanks for your wisdom folks.

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If you wait until Spring, they usually have the compressor fridges in. Curry's and Argos also do them.

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Message posted by Bob6104/9/2017 at 7:55pm
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That is a good mini fridge and a reasonable price. It is 50 watts so will only use 0.21 of an amp (hardly anything). It is a good size at 17 litres. I would say ideal for a tent.

Although they do only cool down to about 15 degrees below ambient temperature you should find that is ample. If the temperature in the tent is 20 degrees then the fridge will cool to 5 degrees which is as good as a home fridge. Even if the temperature in the tent is 25 degrees you will still get 10 degrees in the fridge which is good enough to keep things fresh.

In fact you may find it cools a lot better than that and at night time in cooler weather it can turn into a freezer.

I have not had that particular fridge (I have had similar types and have a very small version at the moment) so I don't know how noisy the fan will be but on cooler nights you could probably turn it off and switch it back on again in the morning. The fridges I have had are not too noisy at all.

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If it helps, our local asda had similiar fridges today for 60 so might be worh a look?

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This is the same fridge in Argos but re-badged as Russel Hobbs:

Argos Link

The reviews and Q&A section might be useful as only the label is different.

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Message posted by GeneralSherman05/9/2017 at 8:15am
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Unfortunately no Asda here in Ireland.. plenty of Aldi stores though. I might pop down and have a look. Thanks again everyone.

Message posted by Ewen c05/9/2017 at 8:26am
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There is one in Argos going for 109 euros. The one we got in Aldi cost 80 Euros. They are excellent, lightweight, does ice cubes and work in hot weather. We keep ours in the tent and no noise.
Maybe wait until about March. That was when we got ours. Lidl sometimes have them too. DID and powercity have them but around 120 quid....

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Message posted by GeneralSherman05/9/2017 at 2:07pm
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If it is a compressor fridge, and it does look like it is in the Aldi leaflet, well worth the 50 price, although it's 17lt capacity is quite small.

On the upside external dimensions of 39 x 34 x 42cm make for a very portable camping fridge.

Crazy that Aldi don't say what type of fridge it is.

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According to the Q&A on the Argos Russel Hobbs version it isn't a compressor fridge.

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Message posted by Ewen c06/9/2017 at 7:38pm
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It isn't the compressor version as it has a fan at the back and no ice compartment. The compressor version is 80 euros and looks almost the same except for the absence of a fan and having the wee ice compartment.



We have the white version.

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