Lidl Coolbox - yay or nay?

(16 Posts)
LondonSuperTrooper Tue 22-Apr-14 10:03:45

Hi,

Does anyone have a Lidl coolbox? I've just bought one on a whim but not sure whether it's a good buy or not. I paid �34.99 and I'm worried that it is too noisy - 42dB!

Thanks.

LondonSuperTrooper Wed 23-Apr-14 09:21:41

Anyone? Am I the first one to buy the electric coolbox from Lidl then?

HexBramble Wed 23-Apr-14 21:37:12

London - I passed by one today and thought "shall I.....???"
No help unfortunately, but I shall be lurking for feedback!

bumpybecky Thu 24-Apr-14 17:58:38

We bought one about 4 years ago and it worked brilliantly until it stopped last summer. I've been waiting to see if they came on sale again to buy another one. DH said it was probably me unplugging it then plugging it back in (was packing up and had to move cables) that blew a fuse.

bumpybecky Thu 24-Apr-14 18:00:00

I only came into this section to see if anyone had posted to say they were on sale at lidl again. They're an annual deal I think, so was expecting it to come up about now smile

Blu Thu 24-Apr-14 22:06:57

I saw them in a local Llidl, but we are not EHU campers. I looked at the tents - Lidl don't seem to do SIMs do they?

LondonSuperTrooper Fri 25-Apr-14 09:36:50

bumpy that's good know, thank you.

Blu I haven't seen any tents for sale at my local Lidl.

profpoopsnagle Fri 25-Apr-14 10:35:20

We have one which I think is from Aldi. Lidl have done 2 versions in the past, one which is just 12V and one which can also be run on mains so check out if it's the version you want (as you can get mains cable separately but this bumps the price up and makes it less of a bargain).

Inside it's a good size and keeps things cold enough. But it is taller than a standard non EHU box. We tend to turn it off at night, and if possible use a couple of cool blocks to tide us over, but that is as much as needing the EHU for light/charging phones than anything else. On mine, it can be made a bit quieter by turning the cooler switch down.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 25-Apr-14 10:37:07

I think you can change the fuse in the plug, becky.

Cereal0ffender Fri 25-Apr-14 14:33:48

I have one from either Lidl or aldi, was great in France last year. We also turn off over night

bumpybecky Fri 25-Apr-14 23:45:19

no, it's not the fuse in the plug, tried that smile

it still works on the 12V cigarette adapter thing, but not on mains plug. We looked at getting a converter thing to turn the 12v into normal electric, but they were almost as expensive as a new lidl coolbox!

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 26-Apr-14 16:40:49

ha ha,Becky I thought I was really clever theregrin

bumpybecky Sat 26-Apr-14 21:47:55

good suggestion though! smile

we picked up a new one today. It's almost the same, didn't come in a box this time, but wrapped in plastic. Will test drive it next weekend smile

LondonSuperTrooper Wed 30-Apr-14 16:20:58

Becky please let me know how you get on with the coolbox. I've still got mine and won't be using it till my August holiday!

bumpybecky Wed 07-May-14 23:23:16

Took shiny new coolbox away for the BH weekend and it worked very well. Was quiet enough, I only heard it at night when all kids were asleep and even then it was only a slight hum. Food stayed cool as expected. I'm going to be more careful about unplugging this one though!

LondonSuperTrooper Thu 08-May-14 09:40:09

Becky thanks for your feedback. I still haven't used mine - its still all wrapped up!

Its first outing will probably be on my DS's birthday BBQ smile

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