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With the British summer in its peak (apparently), having a few cans of beer in the garden is essential for the barbeque. The kitchen fridge never has enough room for drinks once the meat and salad is left chilling in there, and I thought I could just have a portable fridge and have it in the back garden for when I need it. One of the main reasons I bought the Husky Drinks Fridge were because it is a real fridge rather than a thermo-electric chiller which take forever to cool drinks. I had one of the really tiny ones that you can literally fit about 3 small cans into and they take an age to cool anything, their capacity is pathetic and they are very very noisy.
The Husky Drinks Fridge chills things in exactly the same way as a normal kitchen fridge, only this is a smaller portable version than your household electrical appliance. What I have found is that I can fit a few cases of beer into it and this can last me and my friends a full day without having to restock it. The only problems I found were the expense and the shelf arrangement. It can be hard to store a mixture of bottles and cans, more notches to put the shelf on more of a variety of heights would help. One feature worth mentioning is that the fridge door closes of its own accord, ensuring your drinks stay chilled regardless of whether you forget to push the door closed yourself, or not. You might not think that is anything to write about, but it makes sure you dont accidently leave the door open on a hot summers day, not that we get many of those in England!
You can easily buy a full-sized kitchen fridge for less money than the Husky Drinks Fridge, but this one is easy to move about, and when im not using it I can just put it out of the way. All I need now are some hot summers weekends to put it to more regular use! Priced at around the £100 mark, the Husky Drinks Fridge has a number of cheaper rivals. Fortunately for the Husky there are a lot of things going for it. Capacity is the main attraction for me, with more reasonably priced portable drinks fridges having a smaller capacity.
The shelves could have been designed better, though once you find the arrangement for you, you won't be in a hurry to change it around. That said, the shelves themselves are robust, and the fridge can hold a vast number of cans, so you won't be forever restocking it at the barbeque, and spoiling your relaxing afternoon in the sun!
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