Engel fridge basket

Submitted: Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 09:15
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Have you noticed with the 40 litre engel fridges that they are very deep and when you want a coldie from the bottom, the kids have put a heap of cheese and stuff on top, which you have to dig through to find that can. Well I've had enough of bits of cheese and stuff all over the top of my tinnies. I'm looking to get a second smaller basket that sits inside the existing. That way I can pull the food out quickly to get to the important stuff. I asked the engel rep at the field days and he gave me a vacant stare, before telling me he couldn't help. A search on google didn't produce any basket manufacturers out there (plenty in China & India but that doesn't help much). Has anybody seen a half depth basket for the engel or know where I can buy such a thing, or are there any alternatives?
Cheers Ferris.
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Reply By: Leroy - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 09:21

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 09:21
Day off today? I haven't seen a half depth basket. I use 2 smaller ones that hang on the rim of the main basket. I think they are genuine engel items.

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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 10:29

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 10:29
Yup - genuine Engel, and very handy for the marg, cheese and the mutard.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (WA) - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 10:58

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 10:58
yes got a basket which hangs on the rim. its a engel product. if ones not
enough you may be able to fit 2 in
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Reply By: Gerry - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 09:32

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 09:32
Hi Ferris,

I have a divider in mine which keeps a single row of cans stacked along the back of the fridge - get at least a dozen or so in there. That keeps the front half free for food and stuff. I also have a hanging basket for those smaller things. I got both from the camping shop when I got the fridge, pretty sure they were Engel accesories.
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Reply By: knight44 - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 09:47

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 09:47
Hi Ferris,

I used a plastic-coated wire peg basket which I bought from Bunnings for a couple of dollars. The one I bought fits neatly across the Engel. I had to make four small wire hooks so I could hang it from the Engel basket but this was easy enough to do. Measure the Engel basket to make sure you get one that just fits.


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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 23:19

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 23:19
Shock, horror !!! You mean it's not a "genuine" Engel basket???

Good on you Richard for thinking outside the $$$'s square :)))))
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Reply By: Jodi - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 13:26

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 13:26
We have a smaller basket that sits on top of the main one. It's great for keeping three or four cans on the top - or the cheese etc away from the beer. I am sure it's genuine Engel. If you can't find it at your local dealer, phone Jason at Aussie's in Cranbourne 03 5996 6548 and if he can't help he will point you in the right direction. He brought ours home with the Engel so I figure it's genuine.
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Reply By: howie - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 20:28

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 20:28
there is a "genuine" small basket for the 40L.
might help if we knew what state you are in, but anyway, if you are in w.a. i've seen them in Cargills in Burswood.
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Follow Up By: ferris - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 21:27

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 21:27
Geez, that's a bit personal, wanting to know what state I'm in. And I've only had 1/2 a slab, a bottle of bourbon and a wee drop of whiskey.. hic

Anyway, we've got all these commonwealth people running around so I must be in vic. Thanks for that I'll give Engel a call.
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Follow Up By: stevesub - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 22:26

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 22:26
We have a genuine Engel basket that has room underneath for 10 tinnies. Just take the basket out, food and all to get access to them. Only problem is when the wife has a full 4l caskof wine in the basket (not in the box) which makes the basket very heavy to lift in the confined space of our pop-top Troopy.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 00:06

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 00:06

I bought a small plastic coated wire basket at Big W a couple of years ago.
It was an LTW Handy basket SMALL Item No 1003 from the kitchen ware section a cost a little under $3.50. I think it fits better than the original Engel one and is much cheaper.

This basket fits neatly across one end or the other to hold small items such as cheese, marg, etc. and if you cheat like me, you can simply lift out the basket to get at the stash of Jack Daniels or Coopers Pale Ale cans (actually Dr. Tims which is the same thing) strategically placed there. The cans fit neatly underneath the bottom of the basket.

To secure the basket to the original Engel basket, I made up a couple of S shaped hooks out of 3.2mm stainless steel welding rod. Simply tap the flux with a light hammer to remove it and if you are fussy, lightly run the steel rod against a wire brush to clean up.

You end up with rust proof hooks for your basket and if you close the end that hooks onto the bigger basket, the smaller one will hang suspended from the hooks on one side of the fridge and can be lifted out to get at those "life support items."

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Reply By: froomey - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 00:17

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 00:17
hi ferris

the cheapest and i think the best way , we made a divider out of an old road sign held in with cable ties, divide exactly in half , by memmory fits 14 cans one side and plenty of room for food, try it , works well, we lived out of ours for 6 weeks on the canning and we had three people eating and grinking out of it.

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