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Bar Fridges

Whether you enjoy entertaining guests or not, bar fridges can be a great enhancement to your home. They serve many purposes, and are wonderful additions to any room where you like to have cold beverages on hand.
Many people, when they think of bar fridges, erroneously think they require a mini bar. This is not true, a bar fridge is for everyone.
While it is true there are truly spectacular specialist ‘display bar fridges’ designed for the home with the full built-in bar; you do not need such a bar to get the benefits a bar refrigerator provides.
Many homeowners utilize a mini fridge and a shelf as a substitute for the bar they do not have. The mini bar fridge holds your mixes – orange juice, coke, sprite and the like. On the shelf you line up your favorite liquors.
If you purchase a nice model, your bar fridge may actually be a bar fridge freeze. Now your do it yourself bar has ice cubes too. Just train your significant other to prepare your drinks and life will be looking pretty darn good!
A bar fridge does not have to be actually labeled as such by a manufacturer. There are many compact fridge freezers available that will serve you just as well. Really any mini fridge can be repurposed to serve the role of the – usually more expensive – special purpose bar fridges.
Another great feature small bar refrigerators provide is portability. If your bar fridge is in the game room but you decide to host a pool party over a holiday weekend, you can still make use of it. Simply unplug the unit and it is now a portable fridge. Take it outside, plug it in – first make sure it is not going to rain – and you an outdoor bar fridge for the duration of your event!
Like all refrigerators, bar fridges have an ongoing cost in electrical use. Make sure you only purchase a model with the Energy Star label. Even if it costs a little more you will save on your utilities.
Speaking of electricity, most bar fridges are powered from regular mains power. But there is a truly flexible option some people might want to consider; namely purchasing a 3-way fridge to serve as their bar fridge. While serving its normal role it remains plugged into a wall outlet. However, when you are ready to make your fridge portable, you have the ability to power it from both 12v DC and Propane. Now you truly have a useful appliance!
Many great manufacturers produce mini fridges suitable for bar use. Danby, LG, Kenmore, Maytag and Samsung are just a small sampling of the brands available. A GE bar fridge can be a great purchase also. If the thought of a 3-way bar fridge appeals to you then consider the Waeco and Norcold lines. If none of these appeal there is also the option of buying a Kegerator.
The inclusion of any of these great bar fridges into your home will make the cold beverage of your choice much more accessible. Of course, to truly make the most of your new bridge you need some great beers – if you have ever considered home brewing then click here to learn the tips of the trade!

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RV Refrigerator

An RV refrigerator is a must have item for anyone who plans to spend any period of time in a recreational vehicle. While we expect to rough it a little when we choose to travel – or even live on the road full time – we do expect the basic luxuries. Reliable RV refrigeration is near the top of that list of luxuries.
A motorhome needs to have an RV fridge so that we are able enjoy the benefits of chilled food; even more useful is an RV freezer to allow for frozen food. With one of these appliances installed our dining options expand enormously – a great comfort for many – and we gain the ability to store leftovers from meals we do not finish.
This is truly a wonderful perk. When we know we can eat something for two or three days, it is worth out time to take the effort to cook something special two or three times a week rather than it being a daily chore.
Apart from expanding our eating choices, we also gain the capacity to have an ice cold drink of our choice available for consumption as we while away the evening hours. Relaxing is one of the chief benefits of the RV life, so appropriate beverages are very welcome.
When purchasing RV refrigerators there are many types of fridge you may consider. I would advise avoiding regular portable fridges designed for stick built house dwellers due to their requirement for mains power. Also to be avoided are dedicated 12v fridges – while some of these, such as the Engel, are magnificent units they are more appropriate for use as car fridges.
With an RV you have the potential to tote propane around as you travel. This gives you the ability to operate a 3 way motorhome refrigerator, and I strongly advise you avail yourself of this. When you install a 3 way RV fridge freezer in your motorhome you have an incredibly versatile cooling solution. Let me briefly explain.
A 3 way refrigerator can be powered by any of the following – mains electricity, propane LPG, or a 12V direct current source. Between these three options you will have refrigeration at a modern camp ground (mains power), boon-docking on Bureau of Land Management acreage (propane) or driving between the two (12V DC).
No other RV refrigeration solution offers the same level of flexibility. That is why a 3 way fridge freezer is the ideal solution for your RV refrigerator needs. When looking for particular units match the dimensions carefully against where you plan to place it in your motor home, and be sure to purchase a trusted brand such as Norcold or Dometic. If money is tight you can often find a bargain by shopping for used RV refrigerators.

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Caravan Fridge

For the owner of an RV or Caravan, one of the absolute essentials for comfortable living is to have a Caravan fridge inside your touring vehicle. Without one of these handy small caravan fridges you will be left with no ability to store cold food and drinks, a very undesirable situation!
A caravan fridge is usually a 3 way fridge. This type of refrigerator is popular in all sorts of off-grid settings; including frequently being used as camping fridges. The chief defining factor that makes a 3 way fridge is its ability to run from any of three different sources of power. While a home fridge generally runs off mains power only, and a car fridge might run off 12v DC power only, the caravan fridge is more versatile. These units can not only run off mains electricity, but also can be operated from 12v DC and LPG.
When you are in a location that has mains power available, the best option for powering your appliance is to hook your caravan fridge up to a power outlet. This gets you an unlimited supply of almost free power, and saves you money on Propane.
For those of us who have caravanning adventures take us off the beaten track, odds are there will no shore power readily available. This is the situation where the LPG power option really comes in handy. LPG – Liquefied Petroleum Gas – is a form of bottled gas that can be used to power 3 way fridges. For a caravan fridge this gas will quite frequently be propane. This gas can be readily stored in a small tank on the caravans hitch, and will potentially power a small caravan fridge for a couple of weeks before needing a refill.
Please note, when you are towing your Caravan or RV, you should not leave your caravan refrigerator running off of Propane. This would potentially be very dangerous!  When you are actually on the road with your caravan, you want to utilize the 12v DC power supply. This option draws power from your car battery.
As long as your vehicle is operating the battery is constantly charged, and you can keep your refrigerator cool while driving with no hassle at all. There is one item worth nothing however. If you run your fridge from your cars battery while the vehicles engine is not on, you will quickly drain your starter and potentially find yourself unable to start your vehicle up. For this reason be very careful about when exactly you run the fridge from 12v DC!
You can clearly see the type of cooling flexibility you gain by the addition of a 3 way caravan fridge to your caravanning or RV trips.   When it comes to selecting a quality brand, Dometic caravan fridges and Electrolux caravan fridges are both well regarded. Norcold and Engel fridges are other popular brands. There is no shortage of quality products to pick from your RV or motorhome fridge freezer.
Once you have a caravan fridge installed you will save a significant amount of money. Instead of buying fresh food each day you can buy once, cook a batch, and store leftovers in the refrigerator to be eaten on subsequent days.

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3 Way Camping Fridge

For families that love to camp, one of the most useful items of equipment they can own is a 3 way camping fridge. The beauty of a mini portable fridge for camping purposes is that you can cool food and drinks away from home. When that fridge is a three way model, you can power it almost anywhere!
These camp refrigerators are referred to as ‘3 way’ because they run on any of three different power sources. You choose the power according to what is available to your 3 way camping refrigerator at any given time.
The best choice, of course, is to run your fridge off 110V – or whatever your local voltage is -mains power. When shore power is available to power your electronics, it is usually available in unlimited quantities. When running from mains your camping fridge can run non-stop and you will have no concerns about running out of fuel.
For those camping locations where shore power is not available, the next best choice is to run the 3 way fridge on propane. Most 3 way camping fridges are designed to be very efficient when powered by LPG, so a small tank can last you quite some time. Because of this propane camp refrigerators are ideal for extended camping trips in remote locations. Propane fridges are also great if you want a permanent fridge for an off-grid cabin.
The final power source three way camping fridges can utilize is 12V DC. The usual source of this is your vehicles battery. The chief drawback to this means of power is that you can quickly drain your starter battery if you leave the fridge plugged in too long without the engine running. This makes 12V DC refrigeration best suited for use while your vehicle is actually on the road. There are solutions to improve the viability of 12V for your refrigerators – dual battery setups, solar panels – but they do not come cheap.
There can be no doubt that the addition of a 3 way camping fridge freezer can really add a lot of pleasure and enjoyment to your next camping trip or adventure.
These fridges will allow you to maintain chilled food and drinks on just about any camping trip you can imagine, and are a great addition to your camping sites facility list. A lesser camping refrigeration solution does not have 3 way capability will give you fewer options, and may leave you without cooling capabilities in some circumstances.
As discussed, the great flexibly in powering these fridges is what makes them so popular. If you are in the market for a 3 way camping fridge, one of these units is definitely worthy of consideration.

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Norcold Refrigerator For The RV

When considering the purchase of a gas refrigerator for any kind of vehicle a major concern is going to be safety. For this reason is it in your best interest to only consider a trusted Norcold refrigerator when buying your gas fridge.
Thetford Norcold is a well-known manufacturer of electric and gas refrigerators for RVs, the trucking industry and boats.
Below I highlight some of the technology used in Norcold motorhome refrigerators intended for Recreational Vehicle and caravan use.
Many Norcold RV refrigerators utilize a technology called ‘Gas Absorption refrigeration’. The basis of this technology is using heating to cool. This sounds counter intuitive, so here is a brief description of how it works. The cooling cycle is based on the refrigerant Ammonia. Heat from burning gas is used to boil ammonia into a gaseous state. This ammonia then gets absorbed into water, and the chemical process it undergoes during this absorption causes the cooling effect.
If your intended application for recreation vehicle use, the Norcold Gas Marine refrigerators are worth consideration. They are available ranging in sizes from 1.7 to 17 cubic feet. I will touch upon a couple of the more popular models below.
The smallest is the Norcold 323T 1.7 cubic foot gas absorption refrigerator is very popular with owners of smallish RVs or travel trailers. They are known for their ease of installation, reversible doors and a special travel latch that can be engaged while traveling.
At the very top end is the Norcold PolarMaxRF 2117. This unit is really only practical for the very largest of RV’s, the very lengthy ones with several slides. That said this build in fridge is a great unit. It has 17 cubic feet combined of fridge and freezer space. Built in ice-maker, automatic defrost, recessed door handles with travel safe built-in latches and food fences to keep the contents securely in place. Essentially this unit has all the features you might find in a midsized fridge-freeze in a stick house. These are a good choice for RV freezers or RV fridges.
Norcolds N510 and N512 product lines are somewhere between these two extremes. I it has all the essential features needed for RV refrigeration. With 5.5 cubic feet of storage it is a happy compromise between having sufficient space inside, without taking up too much precious space outside.
All of these fridges/freezers have the flexibility of multiple power sources. With the ability to operate them as 3-way fridges, you have the ability to operate them an electric refrigerator from 12v DC or mains power when you lack – or are not comfortable utilizing – propane.
If you are considering the purchase of an RV refrigerator, seriously consider buying a Thetford Norcold refrigerator freezer.

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3 Way Fridge — Versatile Cooling

The 3 way fridge is one of the most popular choices for use as a camping refrigerator.
So exactly what is a 3 way refrigerator? The ‘3 Way’ in the title relates to the 3 different power sources these small portable fridge freezers can operate on. Usually they can be powered by any of the following: 12V direct current, mains power alternating current and LPG gas.
3 Way Fridges can be powered using 12V DC, such as that found within a car battery. As when powering a car fridge, limited battery life is a drawback. If you operate the 3 way refrigerator too long without the car running, you can run down your starter battery leaving you stranded.
A regular power outlet, or mains power option, for powering a 3 way camping fridge is very useful. This is the same power source a standard in house refrigerator uses. By liberating the operator from the restrictions of their car battery, they can run the fridge full time. Of course, the related drawback is that mains power is not always available everywhere you might want to run your 3 way refrigerator.
The third power option is the use of LPG gas. Generally propane – but sometimes butane – is used. Having this final power source available lets a three way fridge owner fill in the gaps when electricity to power the refrigerator is not available. Running the camping fridge off gas does, of course, require that the owner keep a supply of gas on hand.
The key to the popularity of the 3 way camp fridges is their versatility. With the three means of powering them that are available, the owner will always have an option to keep the fridge freezer running anywhere. This flexibility is what distinguishes them from their chief competition, the 12v fridge freezer.
For a cookout in the backyard the fridge can be plugged into the mains power. On a road trip, the owner can have a supply of cold drinks available by running the fridge from the car battery. Finally, when camping in a remote destination – like one might find on a 4WD off road trip – the propane option can be used to power your 3 way fridge freezer.
Probably the best known manufacturer of 3 way camping fridges is Dometic; so if these devices sound like something you might want to buy, you might start with their model line. Another well known manufacturer is Waeco refrigeration – a subsidiary of Dometic. Also worth considering are Norcold and Engel.
If you are looking to buy a portable mini fridge, and want to ensure your fridge can be used in as many location as possible, you should definitely consider the purchase of a 3 way fridge.