The days of storing your drinks in a cooler and tossing ice to keep it cold may be a thing of the past.
Or it is the past already?
Thanks to revolutionary improvement, coolers have transitioned through multiple phases from wooden, plastic, rotomolded and now Electric coolers. You are welcome to the future.
Thermoelectric coolers work like conventional refrigerators. However, they utilize the peltier effect which produces a temperature difference that transfers heat between electric junctions.
Voltage is transmitted through a series of conductors that allows heat to be moved from one conductor to another. It works by plugging the cord to a power source and you can get your drinks cold even after it’s been unplugged for hours.
Electric coolers have a unique advantage as they are portable, require less power, and have more accurate motor cooling. These features combine to give electric chests are unfair advantage.
Despite the utility of these models, there’s no such thing as perfect and even the stars to the electric coolers are constellated to a fault as they are significantly expensive than traditional options. Albeit, that’s a small price you have to pay for a refrigerator. Did I say refrigerator? Yes, I just did.
Another drawback with Electric coolers is that most plugs are susceptible to get burnt. Considering 12v coolers are still new to the market, there are only about a few brands that create have perfected the new technology. Below we recommend two brands that have stood out among the many mediocre brands flooding the market.
Coleman 40QT Cooler
The Coleman comes in different shapes and sizes. The 40QT is portable to fit into the back of your car without hassles. It works like a mini-fridge that you can tote with ease. Holding up to 44 cans of soda, it will suffice for a day trip.
Yes, you can use regular ice, dry ice or ice packs. Inside the cooler there’s a tray shelf to keep food and drinks organized. The downside is that the AC adapter is sold separately which may cost you more than what y0u budgeted for.
Engel Marine Fridge Freezer
They are known for their tough and rugged rotomolded coolers and their excellence has just extended to the future of coolers. Impressively, Engel marine are pushing more than just an electric coolers but integrate solar functionalities as well.
The Engel marine grade features the Engle swing motor and has a 100% cfc-free compressor allowing for an efficient and quiet performance. There’s no denying that this is a perfect cooler for the beach especially in the hot summer sun where there’s an urge to consume a lot cold drinks to stay hydrated and healthy.
For all it’s worth electric coolers are the future of coolers. It’s only a matter of time before they replace rotomolded chests. Now it’s not the matter of how but when?