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To not be able to open my new Aldi electric cool box?

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Lambzig Thu 21-Jul-16 07:35:48

Sorry, posting here for traffic as am going off camping in three hours. I bought an electric cool box from Aldi. Just unpacked it to start cooling it and it seems to be working, but I cannot figure out how to open the lid.

I am an idiot.

Does anyone have one and can tell me how to do it please? I expect the instructions are inside.

Elfontheedge Thu 21-Jul-16 07:38:36

If it's the same one my parents have the handle acts as a lock so it has to be in the right position to be able to open. At the back I think.

UterusUterusGhali Thu 21-Jul-16 07:45:20

Yeah try opening it with the handle all the way to one side.
If that doesn't work, try all the way to the other side.

Have fun!

Cornishmumoftwo Thu 21-Jul-16 07:49:03

The campinggaz one slides forward an inch before opening

Lambzig Thu 21-Jul-16 07:50:25

Elf, thank you, you are a lifesaver. Counter-intuitively the handle has to be at the front (in the way of the lid handle) for it to open, but I have now manage to work it out thanks to you.

Thanks again.

Lambzig Thu 21-Jul-16 07:51:25

Oh thanks for the other responses too. I absolutely love mumsnet sometimes.

SaucyJack Thu 21-Jul-16 07:55:02

Ooh, how much and are they still in store?

We're off camping tomorrow. Lovely weather for it.

NorbertDentressangle Thu 21-Jul-16 07:58:15

Haha sounds like the one we've got - it foxes me every year as I always forget in between uses.

Lambzig Thu 21-Jul-16 08:01:02

I think it was £39. DH bought it last week along with a whole load of pointless camping tat so they should still be in store. He now has an 'urgent' meeting at the office also known as giving the packing a swerve.

First time camping and we have a ridiculously huge tent. Hopefully it will go ok.

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