EvaKool Buyer's Guide

Australian made and owned, EvaKool entered the portable fridge market in the mid 90’s, with the release of their incredibly popular ice boxes and fibreglass portable fridges. Here, we’ll take an in-depth look at the different lines EvaKool offers, so you can better choose a solution that’s right for you.

 


 

EvaKool TravelMate Series

EvaKool offers a number of entry level options to those looking to buy their first portable fridge on a budget, starting with their TravelMate series. These fridges are small, light, have a sturdy plastic casing, and offer many of the same cooling functions as their bigger brothers. They’re also well sized, offering great value for the much lower price.

As an entry level fridge, they also have some limitations, such as only being 12v powered (though a 240v adapter is included), having a shorter warranty period than EvaKool’s other products, and being powered by a budget Domus compressor.

The TravelMate Series are all compressor powered Fridge/Freezers, using 12v battery power. Sizes come in 30L, 45L & 60L options, and are backed by a 2 year manufacturer warranty.

 


 

EvaKool KoolMate Series

Next step up from the TravelMate’s, the KoolMate series features all the same functions, but offer a better Danfoss compressor, 240v mains power functionality, and a longer 5 year warranty. They offer a few good extra features for the money, and are guaranteed a longer lifespan.

The KoolMate Series are all compressor powered Fridge/Freezers, using 12v battery power or 240v mains power. Sizes come in 31L, 40L & 50L options, and are backed by a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

 


 

EvaKool FridgeMate Series

EvaKool’s FridgeMate line of portable fridges takes their well-known ice box build and turns it into a portable fridge. With the addition of a compressor unit and cooling plate, you have a portable fridge combined with the same sturdy ice box build quality EvaKool are known for.

The FridgeMate models are remarkably durable, built of the same tough polyethylene as EvaKool’s ice boxes, and all come with the ability to be both Fridge & Freezer dual zone units with the addition of a removable divider, and a cover lid for the freezer side. Take the divider away, and you can use the entire space as either a fridge or freezer. Given the simple design, these fridges are also a breeze to keep clean, and come with a drainage plug to make cleaning even easier.

Simple, low-tech control mechanisms also mean less chance of electronic failure in the long run.

There are two potential issues with the FridgeMate series. The first is the design; the compressor unit is attached to the outside of the case, giving the fridge an awkward shape that could be difficult to store. The second is the cooling plate, which is only fixed to one side of the fridge, meaning internal temperatures won’t be consistent from one end to the other; though it does give you the Comib/Dual Zone option as standard.

The FridgeMate Series are all compressor powered Fridge & Freezer Dual Zone units, using 12v battery power or 240v mains power. Sizes come in 55L, 60L, 70L & 95L options, and are backed by a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

 


 

EvaKool RF Series

EvaKool’s RF, or Fibreglass series, take the components of the FridgeMate and put them into a sturdy, well insulated fibreglass case. As well as giving the fridge a clean, well presented look, the added insulation of the fibreglass also helps with power efficiency and internal temperatures, giving you the best insulation currently available on the market.

Given that it still uses the same components as the FridgeMate series, however, the RF Series also carries the same potential faults, in its side-mounted compressor and single side cooling plate.

The RF Series are all compressor powered Fridge & Freezer Dual Zone units, using 12v battery power or 240v mains power. Sizes come in 40L, 47L, 60L, 85L, 110L & 150L options, and all are backed by a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

 


 

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EvaKool Product Range (Including Ice Boxes & Portable Fridges)


 

Service and Warranty Queries

For all EvaKool servicing and warranty enquiries, call EvaKool on (07) 5492 7777 or visit http://www.evakool.com.au/customerservice