42 ltr fridge freezer $349 !!!

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just saw kogan Web site has stainless steel fridge freezers 42 ltr 12-24-240v for sale $349 free delivery, any one used them and was it ok? I was thinking about getting one for the back seat for drinks and lunch at that price. The brand is komono I think. It doesn't state what compressor is used.
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Reply By: Member. Rob M (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 11:36

Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 11:36
Hi Jaycent,

Just had a look at the Kogan website.
It is certainly cheap, but can't find any mention of stainless steel, just a " durable metal cabinet"
Still looks like a good buy.
Their service is pretty good and with a pretty cheap extended warranty might be worth a shot.

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Reply By: Member - There Yet - Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 14:06

Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 14:06
Hi Jacent,

price wise you can't beat it. However, it uses a fair amount of power compared to an Engel or a Waeco. We looked at it as well but decided against it as it almost uses 4 amps as compared to Engels 2 amps. Wouldn't like to rely on battery alone.
Hope this was of some help.

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 15:55

Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 15:55
You are not confusing current drawn whilst running and the "average" current that is used by salesmen are you? You have to compare apples with apples.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 16:10

Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 16:10
Doesn't use a lot more power - a similiar Engel when cycled on is 2.7amps (not 2 amps) which equates to 33 watts. The Kogan is 45w when cycled on so is 3.7amps - yes a bit more but actual power usage will depend on the duty cycle - determined by temp, temp setting and insulation. Engel insulation is certainly no better than the cheap fridges.
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Reply By: Zippo - Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 14:07

Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 14:07
If it is anything like my 42" Kogan TV I wouldn't touch it for a tenth of that price. And their warranty support is laughable.
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Reply By: get outmore - Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 15:05

Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 15:05
You snooze you lose (or not?)
its sold out
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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 17:10

Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 17:10
Jacent

Save a bit more money and buy a 40 litre Engel .

They are expensive for a reason

Heaps more efficient then a 3 way fridge.

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Follow Up By: garrycol - Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 20:51

Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 20:51
Grossly over priced - a basic service on an engel costs more than my ebay fridge. My brothers 3 yo engel died on Xmas eve where my ebay jobby is till running well after 6 years. The ebay fridge has thicker insulation than the engel as well.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 21:18

Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 21:18
Hi

How much does it cost to do a "basic service" on an Engel and what does it entail ?

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 01:03

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 01:03
We have purchased the old "bomb proof" Engels second hand and have 30 litre and a 40 litres. The base is the same so they are interchangeable for use as a car fridge for drinks, lunches and shopping, and under the bed in the caravan where one can be used as a freezer or additional fridge if and as needed. I'd rather spend the same money on quality second hand that a cheapie new.

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Follow Up By: Member - mark D18 - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 11:38

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 11:38
That right
I think Garry is one of the few punter that don't like Engel Fridge's.
Same old theory , you get what you pay for. My 40 litre gets no love at all and still never misses a beat after 8 years
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 12:52

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 12:52
Only eight years old Mark - it is just a nipper :)

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Follow Up By: Zippo - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 13:25

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 13:25
Mark's Engel is indeed a nipper. Our MRFT514 is early 70's vintage and still going like new.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 13:43

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 13:43
On another site I frequent there is a member who is a fridgey that was a service agent for various models in WA
He made similar comments about how expensive the Engels were to repair over other brands often making them uneconomical to repair and is not a big fan of them himself. He said saw just as many Engels as any other brand. He is no longer in that area of the industry so has no reason to give an unbiased view
The independent repairer I have used on the east coast had a similar view although did say the old original gold ones were the best ones they ever made
Maybe you could say there are more Engels getting fixed because there are more out there? I don't know.
I don't have one myself and not going to knock them because there are plenty of satisfied customers out there with them but I am not sure they are as reliable as many would have you believe
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 13:46

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 13:46
I think the modern Engels, while probably more power efficient, are different to the older ones I refer to as the "bomb proof" models and may not be a durable.

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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 13:56

Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 13:56
Motherhen I think they are like the old beer fridges you have in the garage, old school technology that just goes forever but not nearly as efficient as the modern more complicated ones
Same could be said for motor vehicles I suppose

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