Not "Which Fridge" - but How Do I Use It!!!

Submitted: Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 20:09
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Hi guys,

Progressing from the esky with dry ice as a freezer, and second esky with ice blocks as the fridge, to a 12 V job..

Out of interest, it will be an Engel 40l. Our general use will be for three days at a time, but are off to Fraser at Christmas for two weeks. We are a family of five, and will need cold cans of the evening - obviously the Engel won't cut it by itself - I'll still need to take one, if not two other traditional eskies as well..

Questions:

How best do I use the Engel??

1. As a fridge, and take an esky with dry ice for frozen goods?

2. As a freezer, and freezing ice blocks to keep a fridge going?

3. As a combo fridge/freezer - I heard of a dude who put a piece of five ply between frozen goods on the bottom, and fridge stuff on top... Will this work? In an Engel? (ie does it only have the cooling element at the bottom?)

Lastly, I have heard that a mixture of 5% metho to 95% water is good stuff as an iceblock (just don't want the kids to drink it!!)

Finally (like after Lastly ;-), any other tricks for a new 'fridger'

Thanks guys

Ivan
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Reply By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 20:23

Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 20:23
we keep the cray, ice cream, bread and meat frozen, together with two 2 litre plastic milk containers which we cycle between the esky to keep drinks cold.

Fresh vegies (tinned for the last few days if required) is what we take.

2nd battery should be considered a must here if your running at -20CWow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 21:15

Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 21:15
Richard, your cray is starting to stick in my craw, if we ever get another yabbie season, don't come asking me where to get a good feed.lolNil Taurus Excretus
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 22:00

Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 22:00
des,
a long long time ago I remember getting some +12 doz yabbies from the murray and my then fiance and I decided to eat them all....took us all weekend....didnt know there was so much you could with them !!!

still want to see another season like that! let me know when its on will ya.
ps If you didnt know my mate is CRAY fisherman! tease tease tease!Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 22:11

Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 22:11
Any bloke who has a mate who is a cray fisherman and brags about it is a mongrel. You'd sell ice to Quinn the Eskimo wouldn't you.ne cede malis
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 22:14

Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 22:14
i can give you his ph no if you like hehehe

and done that bought it all myself Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 22:15

Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 22:15
hey Des
you been doing research on me?Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 22:32

Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 22:32
No I just keep my ears to the ground.ne cede malis
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Reply By: bob_h (Brisbane) - Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 21:35

Monday, Oct 20, 2003 at 21:35
Islanders
Engel have just brought out a fridge/freezer combination. I don't know much about it, as I have an EvaKool RF40 combo fridge freezer.
I reckon the combo is the way to go. On a recent 4 week trip to Cobourg Peninsula it performed very well- we even brought home some of our frozen meals that we prepared before we left! (No, we weren't eating fish all the time, we just overcatered!)
Good luck at Fraser
Bob
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Follow Up By: tim - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 08:01

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 08:01
Hi all
Just been through the exersize and the 60ltr fridge freezer would be good but at $1680 it was to dear for me so i went the 40ltr engel
and i will run my 70ltr evacool esky in combination with this
Tim
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Reply By: flappan - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 09:07

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 09:07
If you need a Freezer then I would be using the Engel as such and using your esky as the "fridge" .

You can always freeze a milk bottle or two and transfer over . . .

Dry Ice is good stuff and will certainly keep things frozen . . . . but its far from foolproof , so a "proper" freezer would be the go.
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Follow Up By: isanders - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 19:23

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 19:23
Here's part two to the question then - is it worth the dough to buy a fridge slide ($275), or do I settle just for a mount ($100), or.. if I wedge her in and a tie down she'll be right??

Thanks guys
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